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Rogers/Fido - WiFi calling now on Pixel/XL 2

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  • Dec 6th, 2017 8:47 pm
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Aug 30, 2015
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Kitchener, ON
Does it cost anything? Are there any delays?
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Jan 2, 2013
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Mississauga
I use it on my S7 Edge on Rogers - no charges and no delays. Can't speak about the Pixel 2 though.
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Aug 2, 2004
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East Gwillimbury
I don’t see he purpose unless you’re in the basement and there is no cell signal.

WiFi calling still charges you minutes from your bucket and you’re providing the bandwidth.
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Gee wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 4:04 am
I don’t see he purpose unless you’re in the basement and there is no cell signal. WiFi calling still charges you minutes from your bucket and you’re providing the bandwidth.
In terms of costs and voice quality, how does it compare with (i) carrier call and (ii)cellular VOIP call (e.g. Hangout dialer)?
Daniel

Fido $0 3Gb LTE + overage plan until Feb 2019
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I use it a lot while traveling. You can still call and text like usual but it doesn't trigger RLH. But you're right, for most people it would likely be useful just for basements and other dead spots.

I find the quality just as good if not better than regular cell service, as long as wifi is good of course. Can't comment on VoIP but I'd say it sounds similar to a WhatsApp call.
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Gee wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 4:04 am
I don’t see he purpose unless you’re in the basement and there is no cell signal.
When i had rogers it kind of felt like i was in the basement, could only get a signal in my kitchen, luckily i left them for greener pastures.
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I just think it is a rip off. I use my internet bandwidth, no Rogers resources, yet it affects my quota
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Gee wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 4:08 am
I just think it is a rip off. I use my internet bandwidth, no Rogers resources, yet it affects my quota
Agreed, it's a ripoff because Rogers has plans with quotas. If all plans were unlimited calling/texting across Canada, then wifi calling would be an enhancement to their service. Instead, it comes across as them nickel and diming consumers.

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