Question Wifi calling icon in notification bar

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prince_72

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Nov 15, 2008
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Do you know how to enable the wifi calling icon in notification bar?
Is there an adb command for that?
I have a US version U1 Ultra and I have 2 providers. a) ATT and b) Freedom (canada).
While the notification icon appears for Freedom in the notification bar and the number 2 is shown (esim), for ATT the phone
does not show any icon. Both wifi calling are active and there is no problem.
I can see the wifi calling only if I go to the dialer and see the wifi calling icon
I have done this experiment with multiple providers and phone (visible, Mint, ATT, Fido, Freedom)
It seems Samsung does not enable the wifi calling for all US companies but it does enable it for all Canadian providers
I don't understand the reason behind that. I do believe having the icon in the notification bar is way
better way to notify the user
I was wondering if there is any adb command to enable the notification for a certain provider
 

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ratchetrizzo

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Jun 3, 2010
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I'm on tmoble and I don't have a wifi calling icon on my notification bar, only way I know i'm on wifi calling is to pull down the notification panel and see if the network at the bottom says t-mobile wifi calling.
 

prince_72

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Nov 15, 2008
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It shows only for me sim2 which is my Canadian provider. I have tried 3 US providers and it never shows any icon. I have to go to the dialer just to see the green call button with the wifi indicator.
It seems Samsung has kept hidden the icon on all US providers for wifi calling
 

ratchetrizzo

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Jun 3, 2010
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Samsung said all unlocked s22 ultras have the icon disabled for us carriers.
trying to get a answer from tmobile to if ANYONE in the call center has a s22u and has seen this icon is like talking to a brick wall.
the only two options I see for US carriers are to make your call then look at the call screen to see if the wifi calling icon is there ON THE CALL SCREEN or pull the status bar down and look at the bottom of the notification panel.
I have a ticket in with samsung about this being unacceptable and tmobile points the finger at samsung, samsung says since its a branded phone its their fault, so they each want me to go back and forth..
Honestly, my note 9 still works fine and has better battery life. If I could unload this s22 to pay it off at this point I would. The only think I like is dark mode and the camera, the rest of the stuff works better on the note 9 running oreo.



edit - your dial button shows if you're on wifi calling or network calling. it will either be the phone or the wifi calling phone.

I guess thats how they figure people will know. shrug
 
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larryk

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Jun 19, 2011
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Samsung unlocked phones do not display the wifi calling or volte icons for US carriers, they never have. The locked versions do.
 

prince_72

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Nov 15, 2008
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I don't understand the reason behind that the wifi calling icon is not shown in the notification bar for US providers?
It is really useful to know that you are in wifi mode without pulling down the notification bar or going to the dialer.
Also as mentioned neither the Volte is shown. I know for sure European models show the VoLTE icon on top of the signal
but let's say here in US all or almost all providers are shutting down the 3G networks and VoLTE would be the default so I will not miss it since I know the phone it will be in VoLTE anyways