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Three Embedded WiFi calling -without Three inTouch App -iOS and Android
Three Embedded WiFi calling -without Three inTouch App -iOS and Android

Three Embedded WiFi calling -without Three inTouch App -iOS and Android

Three now offer Embedded wifi calling on iOS and android. Means calls and texts over wifi- ideal for no mobile signal.

No longer need buggy 3 inTouch app to run in background.

Click link to set up (apparently android is automatic)

iOS three.co.uk/dis…ing

Android three.co.uk/dis…ing

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Original Poster

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I clicked in the link and it just tells you about software updates, mine has the current os.

"If you have a compatible phone, and you're running the latest system software, you don't need to do anything"

That's neat and all but what makes a compatible phone and what's the latest system software in your view Three? They list the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 as compatible phones but what makes them special? The S6 is still running on android 6 afaik.

Ah well, I can only hope my Blackberry Priv gets enabled eventually.

not available on my o2 unlocked s7. no option for wifi calling in phone settings

redmouse2

not available on my o2 unlocked s7. no option for wifi calling in phone … not available on my o2 unlocked s7. no option for wifi calling in phone settings



​that's because your phone has o2 firmware therefore you cannot get WiFi calling unless o2 add it on an update

As with other providers using wi-fi calling, it has to be on a compatible phone SUPPLIED by the provider you're using as it will use their own software build. So, like me, if you buy your phone elsewhere and just have a SIM only contract, you can't activate wi-fi calling.

Here's a current list of all our phones ready for Wi-Fi Calling … Here's a current list of all our phones ready for Wi-Fi Calling Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LG G5 iPhone 5c or later

I have it on my HTC 10 (EE), works a treat.

japes

As with other providers using wi-fi calling, it has to be on a compatible … As with other providers using wi-fi calling, it has to be on a compatible phone SUPPLIED by the provider you're using as it will use their own software build. So, like me, if you buy your phone elsewhere and just have a SIM only contract, you can't activate wi-fi calling.



Not always true. E.g. EE have a list of android phones that you can buy elsewhere and wi-fi calling works.

japes

As with other providers using wi-fi calling, it has to be on a compatible … As with other providers using wi-fi calling, it has to be on a compatible phone SUPPLIED by the provider you're using as it will use their own software build. So, like me, if you buy your phone elsewhere and just have a SIM only contract, you can't activate wi-fi calling.



Vodafone are the same, 30 day sims are barred - you need to be a RED customer! Funny that I thought I was red - VODAFONE!

Feel a email to a CEO coming on X)

Why use this when it uses the minutes from your monthly allowance unless the other end doesn't have wi-fi when you make the call? With it using wi-fi, and if the other end is also on wi-fi, why not use WhatsApp to make the phone call which doesn't use any minutes from your phone contract.

r1biker

Not always true. E.g. EE have a list of android phones that you can buy … Not always true. E.g. EE have a list of android phones that you can buy elsewhere and wi-fi calling works.



​? Not seen that list. I'm on EE with an LG G5 but their site says EE provided phones

Had this turned on and calls dropped several times when making them at home as signal not the strongest... turned it off and no issues with dropouts???

Will continue to monitor as may improve over time.

r1biker

Not always true. E.g. EE have a list of android phones that you can buy … Not always true. E.g. EE have a list of android phones that you can buy elsewhere and wi-fi calling works.



Feel free to back-up your claim with actual solid proof. They have a list of compatible phones but these HAVE to be bought through EE as per their site due to the firmware they use. More specifically the phone needs to have a specific CSC file to enable this on non EE branded phones as per forum.xda-developers.com/gal…ge2 (post 19).

iand123

Why use this when it uses the minutes from your monthly allowance unless … Why use this when it uses the minutes from your monthly allowance unless the other end doesn't have wi-fi when you make the call? With it using wi-fi, and if the other end is also on wi-fi, why not use WhatsApp to make the phone call which doesn't use any minutes from your phone contract.



Because when you have Wi-Fi and no signal, it allows you to continue to use your contract. It won't make a difference whether the other end has Wi-Fi or not - they'd receive the call/text as normal.

It's essentially to wade out signal black spots.

So basically if your on three, you will be using all your allowance on wifi. I have a dual sim phone and 3 is absolutely appalling compared to Vodafone.

M0nk3h

Feel free to back-up your claim with actual solid proof. They have a list … Feel free to back-up your claim with actual solid proof. They have a list of compatible phones but these HAVE to be bought through EE as per their site due to the firmware they use. More specifically the phone needs to have a specific CSC file to enable this on non EE branded phones as per https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6-edge/help/ee-wifi-calling-t3082364/page2 (post 19).



EE don't hide this information.

http://ee.co.uk/help/phones-and-device/wifi-calling

WiFi Calling is available on all versions of the iPhone 5c and later … WiFi Calling is available on all versions of the iPhone 5c and later models of the iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, A3 (2017), A5 (2017), Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Lumia 550, 650, 950, 950XL, HTC 10, Blackberry Priv, Blackberry Dtek 50, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.It's only available on the EE version of all other compatible Android and Windows devices which can only be bought directly from us in one of our stores, online or through our telesales team. At present, other Android and Windows devices bought from other retailers will not be able to support WiFi Calling.

r1biker

EE don't hide this information. … EE don't hide this information. http://ee.co.uk/help/phones-and-device/wifi-calling



"It's only available on the EE version of all other compatible Android and Windows devices which can only be bought directly from us in one of our stores, online or through our telesales team. At present, other Android and Windows devices bought from other retailers will not be able to support WiFi Calling."

...which is the list I was referring to. It also means they have to have EE firmware to have the EE Wi-Fi calling enabled. Obviously I can't speak for every device, iPhone being an exception, but my S6 Edge needed either the EE Firmware or the CSC files and can be seen as true for other handsets.

As I say, feel free to give us some proof that handsets not bought via EE are compatible with their Wi-Fi Calling service without EE branded firmware even though it clearly states this.
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 16th Feb

M0nk3h

As I say, feel free to give us some proof that handsets not bought via EE … As I say, feel free to give us some proof that handsets not bought via EE are compatible with their Wi-Fi Calling service without EE branded firmware even though it clearly states this.



It works on all these phones bought sim free from anywhere:

WiFi Calling is available on all versions of the iPhone 5c and later models of the iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, A3 (2017), A5 (2017), Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Lumia 550, 650, 950, 950XL, HTC 10, Blackberry Priv, Blackberry Dtek 50, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.

It works on my Nexus 6P bought from google Play store.

If your Android phone is not listed, you need to have bought it from EE.

The Samsung S6 Edge is not listed in the first paragraph of supported sim free phones so of course it needs the EE version of firmware. The S7 can be bought SIM free from elsewhere.


Edited by: "r1biker" 16th Feb

It is supposed to work on all versions of the Samsung S7. It didn't work on mine and because of this EE let me end my contract early.

r1biker

It works on all these phones bought sim free from anywhere:WiFi Calling … It works on all these phones bought sim free from anywhere:WiFi Calling is available on all versions of the iPhone 5c and later models of the iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, A3 (2017), A5 (2017), Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Lumia 550, 650, 950, 950XL, HTC 10, Blackberry Priv, Blackberry Dtek 50, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.It works on my Nexus 6P bought from google Play store. If your Android phone is not listed, you need to have bought it from EE.The Samsung S6 Edge is not listed in the first paragraph of supported sim free phones so of course it needs the EE version of firmware. The S7 can be bought SIM free from elsewhere.



The Nexus I would assume being different due to pure Android so I can understand that. But indeed I do hold my hands up saying this could be possible (not giving all the satisfaction to you :p)

As per EE's forum:

"The latest software release currently being rolled out from Samsung for the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, will enable WiFi Calling on devices not purchased directly from EE."

My point still stands though that sure, as you say it may not be the case but I'm still betting, even with a compatible phone listed, you may still need EE Firmware in some cases on some handsets.

M0nk3h

The Nexus I would assume being different due to pure Android so I can … The Nexus I would assume being different due to pure Android so I can understand that. But indeed I do hold my hands up saying this could be possible (not giving all the satisfaction to you :p)As per EE's forum:"The latest software release currently being rolled out from Samsung for the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, will enable WiFi Calling on devices not purchased directly from EE."My point still stands though that sure, as you say it may not be the case but I'm still betting, even with a compatible phone listed, you may still need EE Firmware in some cases on some handsets.



​sorry to be rude but you are a bit of a fool trying to be smart and telling others to show you proof-you posted the evidence you are looking for yourself above...READ the WORDING ACCURATELY.
The list of compatible phones will work from wherever you source them as long as it has Wifi calling available (o2 firmware even with unlocked phone as an example will not have wifi calling built in as o2 currently do not support it).

YOUR WORDING ABOVE(see bold): It's only available on the EE version of all other compatible Android and Windows devices which can only be bought directly from us in one of our stores, online or through our telesales team. At present, other Android and Windows devices bought from other retailers will not be able to support WiFi Calling."
Edited by: "jayman1986" 16th Feb

M0nk3h

The Nexus I would assume being different due to pure Android so I can … The Nexus I would assume being different due to pure Android so I can understand that. But indeed I do hold my hands up saying this could be possible (not giving all the satisfaction to you :p)As per EE's forum:"The latest software release currently being rolled out from Samsung for the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, will enable WiFi Calling on devices not purchased directly from EE."My point still stands though that sure, as you say it may not be the case but I'm still betting, even with a compatible phone listed, you may still need EE Firmware in some cases on some handsets.



Donald Trump is that you?

jayman1986

​sorry to be rude but you are a bit of a fool trying to be smart and t … ​sorry to be rude but you are a bit of a fool trying to be smart and telling others to show you proof-you posted the evidence you are looking for yourself above...READ the WORDING ACCURATELY.The list of compatible phones will work from wherever you source them as long as it has Wifi calling available (o2 firmware even with unlocked phone as an example will not have wifi calling built in as o2 currently do not support it). YOUR WORDING ABOVE(see bold): It's only available on the EE version of all other compatible Android and Windows devices which can only be bought directly from us in one of our stores, online or through our telesales team. At present, other Android and Windows devices bought from other retailers will not be able to support WiFi Calling."



O2 haven't quite got round to releasing Nougat for the S7.
It should work with EE wifi calling on EE as they're not meant to globally disable functionality in the build, only through the Apn and carrier settings.

nublets2k

Donald Trump is that you? O2 haven't quite got round to releasing Nougat … Donald Trump is that you? O2 haven't quite got round to releasing Nougat for the S7. It should work with EE wifi calling on EE as they're not meant to globally disable functionality in the build, only through the Apn and carrier settings.



​my point is though you can't get WiFi calling to work on EE using an O2 firmware phone. Because their firmware does not include WiFi calling using the android system, rather theirs is using TU go which is something completely different

jayman1986

​my point is though you can't get WiFi calling to work on EE using an O2 f … ​my point is though you can't get WiFi calling to work on EE using an O2 firmware phone. Because their firmware does not include WiFi calling using the android system, rather theirs is using TU go which is something completely different



If it's on the latest firmware with embedded wifi calling then it will work - the Huawei Mate 9 with Three firmware works with EE for WiFi calling for example. A lot of manufacturers are just rolling it out as a firmware inclusion across the board now that more than one network is providing it - originally only EE did, which is why only iPhones worked (they included the software anyway, and there's no differentiation of firmwares between the different networks, so there was nothing to 'add'. Effectively EE were getting Samsung to integrate a beta feature, which Samsung eventually rolled out to all handsets.

jayman1986

​my point is though you can't get WiFi calling to work on EE using an O2 f … ​my point is though you can't get WiFi calling to work on EE using an O2 firmware phone. Because their firmware does not include WiFi calling using the android system, rather theirs is using TU go which is something completely different



Nope it's built into Nougat, there's nothing EE add.

jayman1986

​sorry to be rude but you are a bit of a fool trying to be smart and t … ​sorry to be rude but you are a bit of a fool trying to be smart and telling others to show you proof-you posted the evidence you are looking for yourself above...READ the WORDING ACCURATELY.The list of compatible phones will work from wherever you source them as long as it has Wifi calling available (o2 firmware even with unlocked phone as an example will not have wifi calling built in as o2 currently do not support it). YOUR WORDING ABOVE(see bold): It's only available on the EE version of all other compatible Android and Windows devices which can only be bought directly from us in one of our stores, online or through our telesales team. At present, other Android and Windows devices bought from other retailers will not be able to support WiFi Calling."



I bring you to this page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160203094734/http://ee.co.uk/help/phones-and-device/wifi-calling

As suggested, it lists the S6 and S6 edge as a compatible phone yet I needed the EE Firmware or CSC to use it - I bought mine through another supplier and had EE Pay Monthly. I held my hands up as this obviously seems to have changed. It led me to believe that it was applicable to all Android handsets.

WhatsApp all the way
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