Samsung Galaxy Mega

Confirming news we broke in January, Sprint this morning announced that it's bringing free Wifi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini. An over-the-air update is required before you'll be able to use the free Wifi calling, and Sprint says that'll be pushed out over the next few weeks.

The Wifi calling will be expanded to other devices this year, Sprint said.

Source: Sprint

 

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Sprint announces free Wifi calling for two Android smartphones, more coming this year

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Thanks Sprint. You've finally put the AirRave inside the phones.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

But, but... You don't have to read the signature, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Seriously. Everyone should disable the signature feature from every email and forum client on every device. It provides nothing useful to the conversation, and I bet there are terabytes of useless signatures stored for websites all over the world. Do you really think it interests me AT ALL to know what device you posted from? You're lucky if anyone even cares about your actual post, much less the signature.

There, I've wasted my 414 bytes for the day.

The one I thought was most funny was "This space is available for rent".

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You are so right.

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Nice, I already switched to T-Mobile and love their wifi calling they have... Sprint users can now enjoy it as well! It is very convenient :).

This. I love T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling. Expanding this to more phones will certainly be welcome, especially for those people that may not have the best coverage at home or work.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

What's with the sig? A bit much, yes?

Posted from my bareback AT&T LG G2 while driving my BMW with EfficientDynamics and listening to my Bluetooth 4.0 enabled sound system and blocking the glare of the sun with my Revo polarized sunglasses with the blue mirror front and the Anti Glare back side coating.

Great job, Sprint!!

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

If it doesn't get expanded to the One I'm done with Sprint. They have added LTE to the towers in my area but didn't add any towers and the service already sucked so now we have LTE that is sporadic as hell. Makes no sense whatsoever. I know this doesn't affect 4G, I'm just saying Sprint is making some really bad decisions. I've stuck with them due to all their promises and none are panning out.

I will miss him

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You do know that the phone has to have the right radios right? This is not just a software issue. My Note 3 is 6 months newer than yours and it does not have the hardware for it.

Right hardware for wifi calling? Any modern smart phone will support it with the right software.

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Well the merger had to start somewhere

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Wifi calling capability is also dependent on the handset's internals, the chipsets. I prefer Sprint's Clear Voice over cellular because it provides high definition clarity of sound. Nevertheless, the wifi option is useful where one has wifi and no cellular signal.

Wifi calling is nothing more than VOIP, why do you guys think special hardware is required?

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This is a great feature I wish all providers had! I don't even care if it is free, just provide an wifi calling option... And no i don't want to use an alternate number with a VoIP service. I want my standard number to work in places where I don't have good cell service but do have braodband.

Figures they'd start rolling this out as my area finally got LTE (which means calls are much better than they've been the last 3 years).

Sighs...still no LTE in Honolulu, Hi......seriously thinking of abandoning Sprint since their coverage is crappy....tired of waiting what 3 yrs now for LTE.....

+1 We can switch. I'll take 3g and warm days over 4g and -16°. At least you can play golf most of the year.

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Most of the newer plans already provide unlimited data and voice. So why would I want to use wi-fi calling? I guess this would come in handy if I was in a basement or where I had a poor Sprint Signal?

Sprint has good rates, but then they add $10 for advanced devices (or whatever they are requiring the fee for). When you use wi-fi on your smartphone, you are essentially using data that 1.Your employer is paying for, 2. The coffee shop/insert business here is paying for 3. The Broadband you are paying for at home. So, will they drop the $10 advanced device fee. I doubt it.

I know T-Mobile has had this feature for awhile, but if your network is up to par , is this really needed?

I know, right

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Kit Kat tastes like Jellybeans. Can't tell them apart...

The Long Answer
Lorem ipsum comes from a book written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" or The Extremes of Good and Evil, which was written in 45 BC. In 1500's a printer developed a type specimen book with the lorem Ipsum passage slightly scrambled. That's why it roughly translates to: "There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain..." Although, the passage contains recognizable Latin words, they don't really add up to anything, and some are just gibberish, for example there's no Latin word lorem. This is why we call it greeking, as in "It looks like Greek to me."

A Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, Richard McClintock discovered lorem ipsum was part of a passage from Cicero. The original reads, "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit..." or translated to English "There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain..."

Thanks, I appreciate the kudos.

Bitching about a signature is ridiculous and I am just pointing that out. No ones life is hurt nor enhanced by what someone chooses to put there.

I do not subscribe to the signature in question, but he can put whatever he wants in it.

The Engadget article describes the ability to simultaneously text while on a call. I have had this capability on Sprint's HTC EVO LTE for nearly two years.

In addition, they want to make sure that your account is paid up and you are not neglecting your bill in favor of WiFi

Don't you need a cell signal in order for Sprint's WiFi calling to work? I'm almost positive that AC mentioned it in a previous article....

The phone does a check for cdma coverage when you first connect to the wifi network, after that the cdma signal isn't needed.

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Activated mine on the Galaxy Mega today, works great. Hopefully I can retire my airave as they push this to other devices.

I wonder if the call quality will be better than with the AIRAVE box I have to use now. I live out in the sticks, with no towers near by.

I just updated the software, but every time I go through the wifi calling activation process, it keeps on saying network error. Sprints WiFi calling update: FAIL!!

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