Wi-Fi calling comes to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Wi-Fi calling comes to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
AT&T's Wi-Fi calling is a great feature to have in areas where the carrier's signal is not very strong. If you can't get a call out on AT&T's network, look for a viable Wi-Fi signal in the area. Once you connect to that signal, you can use Wi-Fi calling to make that call, send a text, or listen to visual voicemail messages. Today, an update sent out by AT&T to subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge adds Wi-Fi calling to those phones. The new software version is MMB29M and the file is roughly 600MB.

If you can't wait for the notification to appear on your phone telling you that the OTA update has arrived, you can check it out manually. Go to System > About device > Software update > Check for updates. So let's say that the update has arrived. Before you start the process of downloading and installing it, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. And you should also make sure that your battery is fully charged before going ahead with the update.

Besides adding Wi-Fi calling to the handsets, the update comes with the July security update, changes to Setup and Transfer, and the inclusion of AT&T's advanced messaging system (IPME).


source: AndroidCentral

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
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7 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So much great Carrier competition in the US, haven't even heard of "Wi-Fi" calling here in Canada...besides for BlackBerry devices back in the ancient days.

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think it has more to do with all of these carriers switching to LTE. From what some engineers have told me, the LTE networks don't have the same range from the tower as 2G or 3G, so that means there are gaps in their coverage. To make up for this, they use Network Extenders (femtocells) and WiFi Calling to make up for said coverage gaps. Plus it takes a load of their network as well since both solutions use the customer's home internet to route their calls through.

2. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

3rd biggest carrier and just now doing this??

5. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

2nd largest.

7. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Oooops my bad your right lol.. They should be 4th

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Here comes the second largest carrier while the third largest carrier made history on this...

6. sun0066

Posts: 267; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Thanks t mobile because you had forced those greeting carriers to do some that they didn't want to do and would not do it if not were because you allow it first Thanks t mobile !

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