by garfieldthecat Established Contributor
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S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

I have enabled wifi calling from the options of my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (unbranded version, not EE).

I was not asked for any confirmation, nor did I receive any text telling me the service has been enabled. However, after about 12 hours, this icon appeared on the status bar: (the third icon from the left, the one indicated by the arrow):

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/262b2862hro5x81/Wifi%20calling%20screenshot.png?dl=0

 

Does it mean that wifi calling is enabled? Is it meant to stay on in the status bar even when I'm not on a call?

 

When I am on a call I get a screen like this one: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jskica9ri68koi0/wifi%20call.png?dl=0

 

You can see that the same icon appears 3 times:

  • in the status bar, just like when I am not on a call
  • at the top left, next to the timer of the call. Is this what tells me the current call is through wifi calling?
  • above the "extra volume" text. This is confusing: does the same icon mean both "wifi calling" and "extra volume"?

 

Thanks!

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by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

@garfieldthecat

 

Yes this is the icon for wifi calling.

 

As the icon is there it is active on your account.

 

The settings would not be there Unless it has been activated on your account.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

@garfieldthecat

 

Yes this is the icon for wifi calling.

 

As the icon is there it is active on your account.

 

The settings would not be there Unless it has been activated on your account.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by Grand Master
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Re: S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

Hi, 

 

The phone icon is the WiFi calling icon yes. If you have activated it under call - settings then it will remain active whenever you connect to wifi. 

 

I would add unless you receive poor coverage you should need to use it. 

 

Thanks 




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by garfieldthecat Established Contributor
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Re: S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

So the fact that wifi calling and "extra volume" have the same icon is just a coincidence?

It doesn't seem very smart to have the same icons for two such different things!

 

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EE Employee

Re: S7 edge wifi calling: is this the icon? Is it enabled?

Hi @garfieldthecat

 

I understand that it could cause a little confusion, unfortunately the icon is down to Samsung.

 

I certainly will pass all feedback over.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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