Microcell no longer working, question about Wi-Fi calling vs New Microcell
Our Microcell Tower (Cisco black) recently stopped working -- have tried every trick in the book (read that as reset the network multiple times, router multiple times, Microcell multiple times, etc.). The bottom 3 lights show up green, the top network indicator continues to blink green no matter what we've tried. We are in a "hole" so to speak for cell service -- without the tower, we run into the 1-2 bars and drop calls. With the Microcell we never had any issues. I've seen talk about the WiFi calling -- our internet is rock solid (high speed with dish pointed directly at their tower a couple of miles away, but it's never been an issue), but in reading this I've seen it stated that the person receiving the call has to be on WiFi as well or it doesn't work? If that's the case, then it's probably NOT going to work for us. Likewise, I've seen multiple references that the Microcell Towers are being discontinued later this year potentially.... unfortunately there are still areas like us where geographically we're in a bit of a hole (hills around us, we sit in a small valley).
Any suggestions or advice regarding the above would be greatly appreciated -- I'm at the point of either confirming WiFi calling WILL work regardless of status of the person on the other end OR purchasing a new Microcell Tower -- I don't mind spending the $$ on a new tower, but hate to do that if (a) it's going away soon and/or (b) WiFi calling will work.
Of course if WiFi isn't really an option, then my next question will be....what happens if the Microcell Tower's are dropped for service and we still have the same connection issues we do now?
Thank you in advance,