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By TKS3, Member on 13th April 2014, 07:02 PM
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Does anyone know when or if we will be receiving the ability to call and send sms over WiFi? I had this feature on my Note 3 and used it all the time while on campus. Kind of sad that it is not a standard feature on our S5.
 
 
13th April 2014, 08:22 PM |#2  
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In due time. Sprint is sending update to more and more (recent) phones to enable this feature. Just be patient.
14th April 2014, 02:31 AM |#3  
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Google voice lets you do it.

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14th April 2014, 02:24 PM |#4  
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Google voice lets you do it.

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You can send sms over WiFi with google voice? Hmmmm. I never knew that.
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You can send sms over WiFi with google voice? Hmmmm. I never knew that.

Yes, you can... but to do that you have to allow GV to become the "middle man" of your SMS activity. This has (in my case), caused text messages to get delayed and sometimes lost on my phone. I would just use hangouts and start communicating more and more through hangouts directly (vs SMS). In time, it will be the messaging and VOIP app of choice for android users. GV is going away (once they fully integrate its features in hangouts).
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Yes, you can... but to do that you have to allow GV to become the "middle man" of your SMS activity. This has (in my case), caused text messages to get delayed and sometimes lost on my phone. I would just use hangouts and start communicating more and more through hangouts directly (vs SMS). In time, it will be the messaging and VOIP app of choice for android users. GV is going away (once they fully integrate its features in hangouts).

I'm definitely going to have to try out GV and see how well it works until we get an update to integrate WiFi into the GS5 natively. Now with GV do you have to do any type of switching on and off the WiFi over sms like you do on the Note 3?
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I'm definitely going to have to try out GV and see how well it works until we get an update to integrate WiFi into the GS5 natively. Now with GV do you have to do any type of switching on and off the WiFi over sms like you do on the Note 3?

no switching required. it uses data via wifi or mobile data. this is in opposition to SMS using 1X channel.
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They supposedly added it. Not sure how to enable it

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