And I don't think MMS gets counted as data as it is charged seperately on your account. Hey! They want £258.15 to end the contract for a SIM only that does not work properly! As mentioned in a comment twillio is a pretty great way to get at it. We should point out that O2 UK are in a similar boat to Vodafone and the last update we had from them was toward the end on 2019, in which the operator said via Twitter that “we hope to see it available in 2020.” We’re still waiting. No. To phone EE: Dial Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi… @Leex. It uses IPSec over UDP, instead of just ESP. I’m guessing it was just a typo when U posted it. God Bless free enterprise! Shared secret apps like Google Authenticator are so much more secure than just getting sent your 4 or 6 digit code in plain old unencrypted SMS. and a lot of those don’t work with alternatives like WhatsApp or Apple’s iMessage (many people still don’t use those platforms in general). EE here we come I guess. If Vodafone launched Visual Voicemail, eSIM and SMS over Wi-Fi calling, they’d have my business almost “permanently”! Standard charges apply. that's not how SMS works. the more of us that do it the more likely they are to take this off the back burner and fix it. Hey! I work for Vodafone Customer Relations and I will guarantee you our implementation of WIFI Calling does NOT send SMS over WIFI. Each Wi-Fi calling enabled device creates a VPN back to the operators servers and maintains that indefinitely, so you can imagine the type of kit required to service thousands and thousands of connections. Hi A350. Great, I’ll have to look into that on how to do it. Required fields are marked *. But it's worth noting they don't support SMS text messaging over WiFi, like the networks above do. Until now this wasn’t such a concern, since Vodafone’s customers could just take a Sure Signal device, but the withdrawal of that before Wi-Fi Calling can do SMS is causing concern. I changed the dns servers over a week ago and it has not dropped out since. One of the reasons I am happy to be a customer with them. You can do that anyway over WiFi whether you have WiFi Calling or not. For a start – SMS stands for short messaging service, a protocol used for sending short messages over wireless networks. They lock out the phone setting to prefer one or the other, and they use mobile signal with only one bar. Not to mention that existing customers who suffer a hardware failure could also run into problems (arguably Sure Signal devices don’t have the best reputation for reliability). Plus must have a phone directly from them. Of course, once you deploy a VPN on your mobile phone, those nice data speeds slow to a trickle. yep. The message sends from your device to your carrier, and then transfers the message on to the intended recipient, viewable on their mobile device. Now there are services that send SMS to phone numbers over a computer network, using one of them might work. I actually like Samsung way they do it until I have 1 bar if signal it won’t use WiFi calling (on ee and 3 as dual sim independently of each over depending on signal) I don’t really agree, give VoLTE to the better customers. For Android you can only limit background data but it will still use mobile data when the app is being used. Im on three,you dont need a phone bought from three for wifi calling to work. Wonder if this means Virgin customers will lose this when they transfer from EE to Voda laster this year. Never have, never will. I complained and demanded my £70 back from my failed Sure Signal, now irreplaceable. It doesn't work with some routers. Does it not work on just your wifi or Any wifi ? There could be quite a few appearing on ebay and they are effectively worthless. Good to talk about these things! EE was poor and O2 4G very slow. Your email address will not be published. To send iMessages, you need a data plan, or you can send them over WiFi. They’re the only ones with their ducks in a row. So stuck with groanaphone. Given up trying. Unfortunately it is a telephone technology rather than a computer techology, so it goes over the phone's data, not wifi. : I believe Wifi-Calling initiates an IPsec connection to the carrier; going through a double-NAT would allow 1 initial connection, and then probably nothing until that first one times out (no longer registers for wifi calling). That format just doesn't exist in wifi. Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk ! I pay £5 a month SIM only to iD, which is an EE MVNO. No. Has not dropped out since? The Wi-Fi Calling feature can also work for SMS messages and indeed it does on some other operators (e.g. The issue is intermittent. Yaata SMS is a multifunctional SMS / MMS manager of a new generation with flexible settings. 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