by Cloudane Established Contributor
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Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

Eyeing up one of the deals that's doing the rounds right now, thing is it's a data SIM, not a phone SIM.  I know it can be used in a phone (and pay full price for any calls/texts, which is fine as I very rarely call or text; I use messenger etc), just wondering if it has the same features... for example it'd still be useful to have Wifi Calling and access to Voice-over-LTE (for extended coverage).  Don't care about things like EU roaming, sport, etc etc.

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Re: Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

Hi @Cloudane and welcome to the Community.

 

I have been doing a little digging on this one even before @Chris_B had tagged me.

 

Unfortunately, data SIMS are not provisioned for the Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling features due to the nature of the SIM which is Data only.

 

Great question though 🙂

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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by Grand Master
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Re: Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

@Cloudane  I don't believe it is as it's not technically a phone sim and it's for tablets and some tablets allow you to make calls and send text messages from them.  But it's a good question perhaps @Lee_H can help with this.  

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Re: Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

Hi @Cloudane and welcome to the Community.

 

I have been doing a little digging on this one even before @Chris_B had tagged me.

 

Unfortunately, data SIMS are not provisioned for the Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling features due to the nature of the SIM which is Data only.

 

Great question though 🙂

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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by Cloudane Established Contributor
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Re: Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

Thanks for looking into that!  That makes a difference, I have a feeling although it'd be saving me the cost of a pint each month it'd not be worth the "hidden" things I'd lose by switching to data-only.  Helps make a decision for me.

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Re: Can you get Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on data SIMs?

No problems @Cloudane

 

I know what you mean, I would do anything for an extra pint of a nice craft ale or a bottle of Jupiler 🙂

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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