Wifi Calling on Unlocked Phones?
AT&T had announced that once HD Voice and Wifi Calling was deployed in locked phones they would start rolling it out to compatible unlocked phones. Is there any word on when the deployment to unlocked phones will start rolling out?
In recent travels I found AT&T cellular coverage spotty, however my wife's iPhone latched on to AT&T Wifi where she could continue to make and receive calls. I have an unlocked Blackberry Priv (STV100-1) which is identical as the AT&T branded Blackberry Priv (STV100-1). The only difference is that AT&T has whitelisted the AT&T version for Wifi Calling based upon it's IMEI. From my understanding, all it takes to enable WIFI calling on the unlocked phone is to add it to the whitelist.
I'd like to offer my Priv in an experiment for AT&T so they can validate deployment to unlocked phones is possible and works as expected. This should be a good test as the branded version is supported and works. For those that travel, it would be a nice gesture to broaden coverage in weak cellular areas.