Certainly disappointing for those of us trying to save a buck or two.
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Please elaborate more on your concern so that we can understand how WiFi calling may save money for Pay As You Go plans.
The main feature of the WiFi calling is to alleviate a poor signal issue in the places like basements, condos and tall buildings.
The incoming/outgoing calls over the WiFi calling will be deducted from the airtime included in the wireless plan. Are you referring to the savings when you are travelling outside of Canada?
Please see Rogers Wi-Fi Calling FAQs for more details.
@davec2012 I believe what @RogersMoin is saying is that even if you could use wifi for calls and texts, you would still be charged as if you're using the cell network. So there's no savings. However, when someone sends me a text with a picture, I can't see it unless I turn my data on and then I get charged extra. I remember before I had a smart phone, texts with pictures gave me the URL for the pictures and I could view and save them for free using my Internet.
I can certainly appreciate your input and inquiries. Regrettably, Wi-Fi Calling is a feature that is currently only available to customers with post paid service.
Apologies, I understand that's not the answer you're looking for, but we'll be sure to update the Community with any information that may become available to us in the future.
However, when someone sends me a text with a picture, I can't see it unless I turn my data on and then I get charged extra.
Why .... have they changed this ? I think on ours incoming pics are free ...it is only if you want to send a pic that it costs. One does have to have your phone set properly though I believe .
Sorry ...I guess i shouldn't say incoming pics are " free " ...but they are the same price as a regular text ,whatever that may be depending on your account .
I've read a bit about WhatsApp. It seems a lot of people worldwide use it, but I'm not sure many use it in Canada? My understanding is you can phone or text others with the App on WiFi? Any comments? Do lots of people use this? I assume it costs nothing - free download and free on any WiFi (outside of applicable bandwidth)
I rarely made calls or texted with my old flip phone, however, I just acquired an iPhone 5S (for free from a friend), so I may use it a bit more, although I still don't expect to use it a lot and will very likely stay on my grandfathered "Anytime" $10/mo plan, that has only cost me about $70/year over the last 9 years.
I've read a bit about WhatsApp. It seems a lot of people worldwide use it, but I'm not sure many use it in Canada? My understanding is you can phone or text others with the App on WiFi? Any comments?
I don't know about using it on WiFi. My son drives truck for a produce company and they use the app all the time to communicate with the office, using their own phones. Of course it's just basically texts.