Sprint adds Wi-Fi calling to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with update

Sprint adds Wi-Fi calling to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with update
Sprint is rolling out Wi-Fi calling to its customers sporting the Samsung Galavxy Note 3. Wi-Fi calling allows you to make free domestic calls and texts over a Wi-Fi network, thus sparing your monthly allocation of voice minutes. The update will take owners of the phablet to software version N900PVPUCNC5, and is being sent out OTA. Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, both received this feature in February via an OTA update.

If the update hasn't hit your Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy Note 3, there is no need to pout, kick the neighbor's cat, or even kick the neighbor. The update containing Wi-Fi calling is being sent out on a staggered basis, which means that it won't be sent to everyone at once. The carrier says it could take several days for the update to reach your phone.

Sprint has said that it will be adding the Wi-Fi calling feature to additional Android models as the year progresses.

source: Sprint via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I can WiFi call with my Nexus 5, as well as my GS3 since 2010. You don't really need an update to do this. In fact they should be giving me a credit if I am using my wifi to make calls when I am paying them for servce!

2. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

How are you able to do this without the update?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure there's an app for that if you're rooted I believe.

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am not rooted I have been using Google Voice, Oovoo, and you can use Viber, and a few others as well.

3. jackskellington6

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

I didn't know the Galaxy SIII came out in 2010.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It came out in the end of Q2 in 2012.

7. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I have been using the WiFi calling since 2010 and phones like the Photon GS3, Nexus 5 any android phone with WiFi can make calls. Using Google Voice I have called Australia for .02 a minute on WiFi and the caller never knew that I was WiFi calling.

8. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

GS3 and 2010 lol... Bad bad liar.. haha

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am not a liar idiot I said that I was making wifi call since 2010 and using phones like the GS3, and Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 was not made in 2010 but you didn't call me a liar for that did you. You knew the Nexus 5 was just made too didn't you genius!

9. AustinPaul

Posts: 152; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I've had fun with using Talkatone on my Nexus 7. The expressions on peoples faces when I'm holding that tablet to my ear like it's a phone is awesome!

10. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Ooh, this is that new Samsung Galavsky phone!

11. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I'm not aware of any app that allows you to make a outgoing phone call using your existing number. Please before anyone responds and says there is, again a WIFI outgoing call that shows your existing number.

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If you have Google Voice on your phone, you can usually choose which number to call with. At least whenever I would have Google Voice on my phone and went to make a call it would (on Sprint).

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Downloading it now. I'm sure that I'll find some spots that I can use it where I'm out of service range, but have WiFi. I guess it could be said that this is one way to offload traffic from your network without losing customers.

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