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WiFi calling

Started by: simonrose
On: 17/01/2018 | 08:48
Replies: 148

by: simonrose
on: 17/01/2018 | 08:48

Having just done a search around the forums and found that WiFi calling is not supported on giffgaff I wondered if it is something that can be looked into?


I live in a bad signal area but I have broadband ( and my landline is down at the moment ) so the ability to use WiFi to make a call would be a useful feature.


I know the main providers ( EE, O2, Vodafone ) all have the functionality to make WiFi calls so why not giffgaff?

Message 1 of 149
by: ujo55
on: 17/01/2018 | 08:55 edited: 17/01/2018 | 08:57

It has been raised in the Labs and well supported but giffgaff have rejected the udea - saying it is not for them.
O2 have also stopped TuGo their wifi calling app, so little chance GG will change their position.

Their stance is Skype etc already have this functionality.

Message 2 of 149
by: davidevans0000
on: 17/01/2018 | 08:59
@simonrose o2 pay as you go no wifi calling only those on a contract get this service.
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 3 of 149
by: mcilwraith
on: 17/01/2018 | 11:24

with so many smartphones around with so many calling apps i don`t think its a priority at giffgaff

Message 4 of 149
by: treasuretrove
on: 17/01/2018 | 12:11

Unfortunately this doesnt seem to be the case, and giffgaff are not moving with the times - if o2 end up allowing the pay ang go 321 tarriff to use wifi calling, giffgaff could easily loose customers

Message 5 of 149
by: glaswegianeric
on: 19/01/2018 | 13:58
@ujo55 Except Skype doesn't have this functionality. Skype doesn't allow me to receive inbound calls on my giffgaff number surely.
Message 6 of 149
by: glaswegianeric
on: 19/01/2018 | 13:59
@mcilwraith WiFi calling isn't just about making a call over WiFi
Message 7 of 149
by: mcilwraith
on: 19/01/2018 | 14:10

glaswegianeric wrote:

@mcilwraith WiFi calling isn't just about making a call over WiFi

no?? why is it called wifi calling? @glaswegianeric

Message 8 of 149
by: mcilwraith
on: 19/01/2018 | 14:18

in case you think i don`t know what it does i have it on my spanish sim

Llama a fijos y móviles de forma ilimitada desde la app con VozDigital sin consumir datos de tu tarifa.

Message 9 of 149
by: glaswegianeric
on: 19/01/2018 | 14:29
@mcilwraith it allows using your WiFi signal to make/receive calls and send/receive texts on your mobile number using your current mobile network's tariff plan.

In other words, if you went to, say, apply for a job, left your mobile number there and then ended up in an area with no mobile signal but with WiFi, I don't believe that WhatsApp/Skype would help you to receive that very important call. WiFi calling on the other hand would.

I'm pretty sure you know what WiFi calling is anyway and why WhatsApp and Skype aren't really WiFi Calling solutions. Yet you did ask the question hence the answer.
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