Leave a legacy.

Launch VoLTE(4G calling) and VoWiFi (WiFi calling)

By: cjfarmer13 | 20-02-2018 14:40

VoLTE and VoWiFi on Giffgaff:

On O2 and other networks: pay monthly customers have access to both 4G Calling and WiFi calling.

On Three: pay as you go and pay monthly customers get 4G calling and Wifi calling

On Giffgaff: no customers get 4G Calling or WiFi calling

This needs to change; Giffgaff pay as you go customers want these services.

It would benefit Giffgaff itself by making PAYG customers move to Giffgaff for 4G Calling and WiFi calling. And also being the first network with these for PAYG customers. It would benefit members by having the ability to call over WiFi if they didn't have service and have HD calls over 4G.

It should be implemented: for one members want it, two it would be easy to implement because O2 have it and three it is good for everyone.

What needs to happen:

VoWiFi:

The O2 VoWifi Server [epdg.epc.mnc010.mcc234.pub.3gppnetwork.org] (which has multiple servers) needs to allow giffgaff numbers.

VoLTE:

Give giffgaff numbers access to VoLTE through IMS gateway

Comments

by: thp87
on: 02-04-2018 18:34

Brilliant idea for giffgaff users.

All the main networks offer both VoLTE and WiFi Calling now, BT Mobile even offer it too (despite being a MVNO using EE) and Three do it for PAYG customers as well; so there really isn't a reason for GG not to offer it anymore other than Telefonica/o2 saying no. Would make such a difference to those of us in rural areas!

by: bpg1970
on: 11-10-2018 14:56

Have to agree with you, it would really be a benefit to us rural users.

by: tracy71
on: 22-10-2018 23:03

Me to

by: 49camum
on: 17-09-2019 16:40

Agree.

by: thp87
on: 18-03-2019 23:25

Such a shame this idea's stagnated giffgaff - I really wanted to join you as I like the GG ethos; but sadly due to functionality (or lack of it on the network side) it's a case of off to EE now my contract on vodafone's up :|

by: sambath1981
on: 18-03-2019 10:04

Is this idea being implemented soon ?

Thx.

by: semihozgumus
on: 04-03-2019 20:46

supported. at least the vowifi should be available to gifgaff users to have access to network where less signal. also it would be useful while in london underground.

by: lizziew
on: 18-02-2019 12:34

I've very very reluctantly had to change my contract to EE as we have poor signal here and need Wifi calling as more and more people call the mobile rather than the landline.

I'd be back like a shot if Giffgaff provided this service as I'd much rather be with them.

by: lincoln197979
on: 13-02-2019 19:56

Have giffgaff given any news on this subject ? .

by: adonaldsonm
on: 18-09-2019 11:00

I keep checking back to see if GG have enabled this option but still no!

I sometimes have to work in a basement with NO phone signal but with a rock solid wifi network. Not having WiFi Calling is a major pain.

Before anybody suggests it - no I can't use Skype, etc. for these calls - needs to be a standard mobile n/w call.

by: gareth_72
on: 18-09-2019 11:06

I just asked about WiFi Calling on a Facebook post and got a response suggesting to submit it as an idea here.... which I did, and then saw that this was already here.... feels like giffgaff are ignoring the issue.

by: gareth_72
on: 18-09-2019 10:41

Recently noticed that iD Mobile are now doing both of these for all customers by default.

by: 49camum
on: 17-09-2019 15:38

This is exactly what is required. Keep voting and hope this can happen.

by: david14650
on: 12-09-2019 16:01

Sorry Giffgaff - have to go - no signal from any mobile network in this area so wi-fi calling is the only option. Shame I enjoyed the culture.