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    Question about connection type

    Ok well this might be a dumb question but here we go anyway. So lets say I'm in a building where I have virtually no 3G reception. However I have a clear wifi signal to the network in the building. Will i still be able to call/text using the wifi signal with no 3G? And if I have wifi on and have 3G connection and do a speedtest on both and get about say 5 mbps with wifi and 1 mbps with 3G, does this mean that I'll receive calls/texts sooner? Basically I'm trying to understand what connection the phone uses whether it can go through wifi or if it has to use 3G. I hope you guys understand what I'm trying to ask lol.
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    3g is just a data network. Wifi is just a data network. You can make calls when connected to either, but that is not where your call is being sent thru. You see the little bars up in the top bar, there are four of them, that is what tells you if you can make a phone call.
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    technically if you had voip service like skype or google voice or vonage you could make calls using your wifi connection or 3g connection and not have to rely on cell connection for voice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGJaYDROID View Post
    technically if you had voip service like skype or google voice or vonage you could make calls using your wifi connection or 3g connection and not have to rely on cell connection for voice...

    Google Voice is not a VOIP service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeeDB View Post
    Will i still be able to call/text using the wifi signal with no 3G?
    Out-of-the-box? No. Calls and texts are only sent and received via the carrier (i.e not WiFi).

    If you have a VOIP and text-via-data solution, yes.

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