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 07-12-2018 02:59 PM
jkozlow3
 
Originally posted by CellGeek:
Why not just use WiFi calling so that you don’t need a network extender? It works great for me.


As stated earlier in this thread, WiFi calling doesn't work well for everyone. The handoff logic between WiFi calling and the macro tower is not the greatest and it hands off between the two way too frequently if you are on the border of a "poor" and "ok" signal. I've had my phone handoff between WiFi and the macro tower more than a dozen times on a single call! Sometimes calls drop during the handoff.

I don't understand why it doesn't just stay on WiFi calling once the call begins as long as the WiFi signal is strong, but it doesn't. If it senses a strong enough signal from the macro tower it will handoff to it. This is especially bad if you move around the house while on a call and you go from 1 bar to 3 bars, etc.

I've also had situations on WiFi calling where my phone never rang or showed a missed call (where someone asked me why I didn't call them back but I had no indication they called me). Perhaps my phone was possibly in the middle of one of these handoffs between WiFi calling and the macro tower while it was sitting idle.

I should add, all of the above is with an iPhone (both the 7 and 8 have behaved the same way for me). Perhaps WiFi calling works better on other devices? Or perhaps it only works well if you have a consistently bad signal vs. one that varies as you move around your home?
 
 07-12-2018 04:58 PM
Joeybutts
 
Originally posted by jkozlow3:
As stated earlier in this thread, WiFi calling doesn't work well for everyone. The handoff logic between WiFi calling and the macro tower is not the greatest and it hands off between the two way too frequently if you are on the border of a "poor" and "ok" signal. I've had my phone handoff between WiFi and the macro tower more than a dozen times on a single call! Sometimes calls drop during the handoff.

I don't understand why it doesn't just stay on WiFi calling once the call begins as long as the WiFi signal is strong, but it doesn't. If it senses a strong enough signal from the macro tower it will handoff to it. This is especially bad if you move around the house while on a call and you go from 1 bar to 3 bars, etc.

I've also had situations on WiFi calling where my phone never rang or showed a missed call (where someone asked me why I didn't call them back but I had no indication they called me). Perhaps my phone was possibly in the middle of one of these handoffs between WiFi calling and the macro tower while it was sitting idle.

I should add, all of the above is with an iPhone (both the 7 and 8 have behaved the same way for me). Perhaps WiFi calling works better on other devices? Or perhaps it only works well if you have a consistently bad signal vs. one that varies as you move around your home?
With those problems, you should either turn wifi calling off, or turn on airplane mode with wifi calling.

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 07-12-2018 05:09 PM
denverpilot
 
Originally posted by Joeybutts:
With those problems, you should either turn wifi calling off, or turn on airplane mode with wifi calling.

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Or the carrier and device maker could just fix their broken algorithm for signal strength and when to switch...
 
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