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Author Topic: 4G stone wall reception  (Read 1186 times)

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4G stone wall reception
« on: December 20, 2020, 09:09:58 PM »

Iím just wondering if I could get some box of tricks to relay 4G into the body of the house as Janet can only make calls upstairs and on the east side of the house.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 10:07:20 PM »

Wi-Fi Calling, what phone do you have
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 10:41:33 PM »

My wife has an iPhone with an EE SIM in it. Wifi calling doesnít seem to work somehow. The 802.11n 5GHz coverage is superb throughout the house.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 11:54:50 PM »

I seem to remember that WiFi calling will only work under a limited set of circumstances. 

For example, it may not be available to payg users.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 11:57:41 PM »

My wi-fi has an account with EE, not payg.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 07:53:41 AM »

Wi-fi calling should work on her iPhone with EE. Assume she has checked the settings - https://ee.co.uk/help/help-new/getting-started-and-upgrading/using-your-phone-features/how-do-i-use-wifi-calling
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2020, 08:18:10 AM »

Wi-Fi Calling should work then.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 08:27:33 AM »

WIFI calling only kicks in when the phone decides that the signal is not strong enough to maintain voice calls.
it's possible that the voice signal is sufficient to maintain that - or it thinks it is.

my wifi calling on my pixel 5 (on Three) kicks in sometimes in my house, but i've seen the 4G signal extremely low and it still not kick in - mainly because voice won't be using 4G (the H+ signal is reasonably strong).
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2020, 09:25:10 AM »

Workaround is to stick the phone on Airplane Mode and then turn Wi-Fi back on.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2020, 10:47:16 AM »

I seem to remember that WiFi calling will only work under a limited set of circumstances. 

For example, it may not be available to payg users.

Correct, I am on that and can confirm but my wife is on a contract and hers works.

@Weaver.

You need a EE 'Signal Box/s' 
See https://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,16825.msg309975.html#msg309975

Not sure if they still do them but there are plenty on eBay .

We currently have two and both are registered with EE.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 11:10:55 AM »

I seem to remember that WiFi calling will only work under a limited set of circumstances. 

For example, it may not be available to payg users.

There may be a half way house on this aspect. I have a O2 pay monthly contract, and WiFi calling works perfectly with this without needing a long contract.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2020, 08:52:05 PM »

There may be a half way house on this aspect. I have a O2 pay monthly contract, and WiFi calling works perfectly with this without needing a long contract.


It really annoys me that O2 do not support it on PAYG.  I can't rationalise contract as I've spent about £5 on calls in the last 12 months.  I mainly want WiFi calling for the higher quality.

Its annoying as I believe the TU Go app used to work with PAYG.  I believe at one time you could even use it on a different phone without a SIM card.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2020, 08:45:22 AM »

Three PAYG supports WiFi calling and SMS.
Useful as a backup second SIM in Anroid phones.
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2020, 06:22:18 PM »

wifi calling?
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Re: 4G stone wall reception
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2020, 06:27:17 PM »

wifi calling?

When connected to WiFi a mobile phone will use the broadband connection to make calls instead of the cell phone tower.

Great for anyone with poor mobile or no mobile reception indoors.
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