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I have just upgraded last week, i received the phone yesterday, brand new galaxy S7 edge. I have a pay monthly red value plan so i should have wifi calling enabled, and have been told by several advisors that i do have wifi calling and it IS enabled (from their end).
I've now spoken to 5 advisors, on phone and online, they all told me moreorless the same. They had "activated" it on their end....well how can you activate something more than once?
The PROBLEM is that there is no option in my phone to enable wifi calling, anywhere....ive restarted the damned thing 10 times now after being told "restart then go to settings...." sent the text saying "CALLING" to 97888 and received the reply. Its been over 24 hours since i recieved the reply from them, and still i have no option to enable it. Im at my wits end, somebody please help.
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Apologies for the problems you're all currently having with Wi-Fi Calling.
As far as we're aware at the moment, the next software update will push through a fix for this. As @DaneB advised, we've fed it back and will update the thread when we have any further information.
Did you upgrade Directly with Vodafone or go through an independent?
What Android Firmware are you on ? Marshmallow or Nougat.
I upgraded directly through vodafone online (through a chat advisor).
It's android version 7.0.
The steps in that link ive seen a dozen times and they still dont help as the setting to even enable wifi calling is not present.
In your online myvodafone have yiu looked to turn On the WiFi calling feature under Manage your extras > Manage minutes.
I have seen some previous posts where some have had hiccups with Nougat.
Thank you for your replies, if i had to talk to another advisor following a script in broken english i think i'd throw the phone at a wall.
Wi-fi calling is enabled in the myvodafone->browse all extras menu
It is switched on and says its available.
"All I did was go into my settings online and turn off the WiFi calling feature under Manage your extras > Manage minutes.
Leave it overnight for the change to take effect and then turn it back on again the next day. After that the WiFi calling feaure showed up again in the phone settings."
The above troubleshooting tip may help you too.
You're welcome and fingers crossed.
The Vodafone Team here catch up with posts as they read them all. If the suggestions don't help then yes please post back and I'm sure they'll help you further.
It's been a while since i responded, but unfortnuately the suggested method did not work, still no trace of an option in any of the settings.
I've just had the phone exchanged as being on the phone to another advisor helped very little. Nobody seems to quite understand this problem.... 2 devices both running the same software have the same problem. I dont understand how nobody knows about this.
The option in the settings does not exist, not on the new one either, no amount of rebooting and manually updating and turning the wifi calling feature on and off has done ANYTHING. Is there not just a damned file i can download to force the bloody thing to work. This problem is seriously frustrating and if i have to talk to another person who tells me to turn it off and on again im going to flip.
I simply CANNOT be alone in this problem, all the searches i do are bringing up posts from last year when Nougart was brand new... well it isnt anymore, somebody must understand how it works. Also, all Samsung keep doing is saying its a vodafone problem as they (somehow open a sealed product and) embed their own software into the phone.
You're not alone
Bought a brand new S7 edge from the vodafone shop in Newbury (1mile from vodafone global HQ....), as part of the update process it installed Nougat (i guess i could have skipped, but why would i), and i have never had the WiFI Calling switch.
I live in the middle of nowhere and don't have a signal inside the house at all so bought this phone explciitly for wifi calling.
I've followed all the guides- turn off the switch in the account, swap Sims with another phone, text 97888, etc etc.
If i take the Sim out of my S7 and put in the vodafone S6 i have (which isn't on a 4red bundle) then suddenly wifi calling is activated in the S6. This means that the network is doing its thing, its just that the handset isn't quite right.
Have had numerous online chats, finally a tech guy admitted that there was nothing they could do and i should take the phone back to the store- which seems ridiculous.
What i did notice is that hte S6 and S7 operate differently when you swap the SIMs- they register with different SMS responses from the network- which seems weird.
Can this really be this difficult- not sure what other solutions i have except for returning and cancelling
Same problem had 3 different s7 handsets and hours of Vodafone tech support online and in store. Still no wifi calling option in the phone settings.......
Finally gave up and payed Vodafone (£69) for a sure signal. Bbc watchdog being informed...
Guys what you need to do is go on live chat and ask them to send you the configuration messages again. Then once get the messages instal them and then you should have wifi calling.
The idiotic Android developers removed the WiFi cvalling on the Nougat (version 7) update. It was working fine on my S7 Edge until they updated the OS. Now without it for weekss... and Vodafone have been USELESS at understanding and sorting out the problem. The only thing we can do is wait for Android to release a patch. No sign of that BTW after waiting weeks.
Here's what won't work:
1. Reactivating WifI Calling at Vodafone (tried this three times)
2. Factory Resetting your phone (thanks guys totally messed up my phone for nothing)
3. Going to a Vodafone shop for a 'patch' (2 hours I won't get back)
4. Getting a text update sent to your phone by Vodafone.
I am going to leave for EE who immediately seem to have solved the same issue.
Have you tried this open phone dialer press the 3 black dots top right hand corner of phone then press settings scroll down and you should find WiFi calling there slide button to the right and this will enable the WiFi calling features.
Hope this helps
You need to activate correct APN settings.
Settings - Connections - Mobile Networks - Access Points Names - ADD
Name - Contract WAP
APN - wap.vodafone.co.uk
Proxy - not set
Port - Not set
Username - wap
Password - wap
MMS Proxy - 22.214.171.124
MMS Port - 8799
MCC - 234
MNC - 15
Authentication Type - PAP
APN - default
APN protocol - IPv4
APN roaming protocol- IPv4
Leave the remaining 4 settings as they are. Then press 3 dots and save the added APN
Then select the added APN and restart the phone. WI FI calling will appear once new APN embeds and gets registered. I did this on my phone after Factory Reset and Wi Fi calling option appeared afer about 40 minutes and when I go into APN settings the added APN is appearing as embedded thus if you click on it, you can not change the settings apart from deleting it completely. Hope this helps
I feel your pain rmrayner. I received my Galaxy S7 Edge yesterday after being promised by Vodafone that it supports Wi-Fi Calling just to find out that it doesn't. I've spent hours trawling through this forum to find that many other people have experienced the same problem. A couple of hours ago I spoke to 3 different Vodafone staff who told me they were completely unaware of this issue... so if anyone thinks that they are paying any attention to this forum (their customers) then they are not. Their solution was for me to give them another £70 for a Sure Signal.
The reason I replied directly to your post rmrayner is because this is not the fault of Android developers. Android 7 (aka Nougat) does support Wi-Fi Calling on this handset. I've seen it working on two other S7 Edge handsets on two of the other networks. However, the version of Android WE have been given has been tampered with by Vodafone first. That's why when we switched on our brand new phone it already has the Vodafone apps installed. Therefore, the fault is with Vodafone and not Google. I tried to explain this to an unsympathetic person at Vodafone earlier and he said that we would have to agree to disagree!!