If you are looking just for benefit of international roaming – I just switched from EE to three a few months ago. Three UK and EE ), although Vodafone still hasn’t added this feature and that’s despite saying in 2018 it would be coming “ soon ” (they repeated this again last year too). You’re right, WiFi calling will work on an iPhone for any of the four Mobile Operators regardless of where U buy it from & VoLTE, Including Three. Three and EE had to implement voice and SMS over 4G before they could use their 800MHz spectrum, as they don’t have low frequency 2G/3G networks to carry that traffic. I would love to move to EE believe me with their technologically advanced network, but this keeps me within Vodafone for now. I work for Vodafone Customer Relations and I will guarantee you our implementation of WIFI Calling does NOT send SMS over WIFI. If Vodafone launched Visual Voicemail, eSIM and SMS over Wi-Fi calling, they’d have my business almost “permanently”! level 2 But if pay monthly is the ‘better’ are the higher paying customers better then the lower paying?! Thanks for the tip. Are Vodafone in breach of their contract by not providing SMS on Wifi calling? when doing online banking. From recent reports, Vodafone won’t enable them even if someone buys one to replace an existing one that’s broken, and if a customer disconnects one for a few months they will disable the service and refuse to re-enable it. God Bless free enterprise! I suspect the restriction to Pay Monthly is an easy way to restrict the total number of customers that could connect. This means that they can't be intercepted and read by third parties like phone companies, employers, or law enforcement agencies. How does text messaging work? Does the phone actually say WiFi calling in the top right pull down where it usually says tmobile? I won’t now I know that otherwise I’ll not be able to get into my banking website, HMRC etc etc. Wifi calling works great on my Umidigi S5 pro , had to turn it on in settings on phone and then go to Voda App and turn it on in there , 5 mins later and a phone restart and it had VoWifi in top bar next to signal meter whenever I lost signal. Unfortunately Vodafone decided to stop selling Sure Signal on 30th April 2020 and instead promoted use of a similar service called Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi), which has been available for several years and enables consumers to harness their home WiFi connection in order to make calls. (max 2 MiB). EE seems to prefer wifi in my experience – on Android I get told I’m on a “wifi call” and it glitches for a second (as it switches over to 4G) if I were to turn the wifi off. Worked for me! Given up trying. I’m not sure how much choice the banks have as to what options they’ll use, perhaps their apps can work to serve up the codes but I certainly don’t expect to carry a card reader; I do know SMS has been mentioned so lack of signal for this will create major issues to banking sector. Had been using a suresignal box for a while and eventually got them to set it up properly a month or so back after claiming it was for over a year. Have you tried changing the DNS Servers on your phone? Tip : You can send texts over Wi-Fi even if you don’t have cell service. However, if you can access the web via WiFi, and you know the email address access to the recipients SMS number (varies with each carrier), you can send an SMS via email from your phone. I assumed that for continuous connection some sort of ‘keep alive’ communication would be required? Mark points out that it is “complex” to enable SMS over WiFi, but you’d think that if EE/BT can do it, one of the world’s largest mobile network operators (if not the largest) might have managed it on their home turf by now. Each Wi-Fi calling enabled device creates a VPN back to the operators servers and maintains that indefinitely, so you can imagine the type of kit required to service thousands and thousands of connections. I get WiFi calling and SMS, I was with Voda for years but left because it was stupid to pay for coverage that didn’t exist, and the Sure signals were expensive, didn’t cover much of the house, and kept failing, @ Philip. Apple does not allow other apps to replace the default SMS/messaging app. Have a pixel 2xl on TMobile. To phone EE: Dial Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi… It uses data not the voice network. It’s easy to push an update out as it’s one manufacturer for the phones. 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