I just obtained a Fido account and purchased a phone + Fido voice/data plan from Costco. Now, I think (hope) this phone *is* a Fido phone. Is it if bought thru Costco?
Now, I'm unable to get wifi calling to work :(. Tried chat support (useless), then onto live phone support from tech in Montreal (I'm in Vancouver). This was useless. Forwarded to another tech from Toronto this time. He tried to help with settings etc. Useless. He then noted the issue and said someone else would call me back but no one did :(.
Is the problem with Fido? With my new Samsung A51 running Android 11 with recent updates installed? Or what?
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Thx for your reply. Here are my APN settings:
Name: Fido LTE
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
Server: Not set
MMS proxy: mmsproxy.fido.ca
MMS port: 80
Authentication type: None
APN type: internet+mms
APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APN roaming protocol: IPv4
Enable/disable APN: APN enabled.
Moble virtual network operator: GID
Mobile virtual network operator value: DD
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It seems that your device and OS should be compatible. You can learn more about the requirements to use WiFi Calling as well as the process to activate it in this community article.
Can you tell us a bit more about what happens when you try to activate it? At what step do you run into troubles or are you getting an error message?
From what you've explained, it also seems that this was escalated further with out technical support for investigation. Any news from them yet?
Keep us in the loop.
Greetings FidoClaudia :),
Each morning I go through the sequence of trying to register wifi calling. Numerous screens to fill in and then waiting for the final message of can't register at this time try later :(.
But today, incredulously everything worked! And my sought after wifi calling icon suddenly appeared in my homescreen. Whether techs behind the scene had intervened I don't know. No one every called me or texted me to say the issue had been addressed. Silence from the ticket tech managers! This shouldn't be...
But, as well, I wondered whether my Shaw hitron modem was a culprit. Don't know how wifi calling actually works in going through my router but I had elevated the firewall to high previously and after lowering the threshold to minimal did that have anything to do with now obtaining wifi calling?
I live in a rural area with reception sometimes one bar and going into my basement I get dropped calls more often then I like. Switching between Telus, Rogers, and Freedom didn't change things. My elderly mother often needs to call me. So dropped calls I don't want.
Hopefully, this has resolved the issue. Hoping.
Thanks for keeping us updated @mjeffries.
Super happy to learn that it ended up working!
It's definitely possible that something was done on the back end by our technicians following the ticket that was open, but Wi-Fi calling does need a certain access and amount of download speed to work and some Wi-Fi connections may block ports.
You could modify your firewall settings again and it WiFi calling stops working again it would confirm its impact.