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Problems using cell phones over WiFi

I have an android phone capable of making  calls using WiFi when no cell service is available. I have Hughes net Gen 5 and when I make calls I can hear the person on the other end very clearly, but they get a lot of break-up on their end and can't understand most of the conversation. Could this be a problem with Hughes net and if so is there a remedy?

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching Assistant

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

Hello Rebyroo, cell over WiFi generally will not work well on satellite due to the high latency (ping). There is no remedy for the latency because the satellite is so far up in space.

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Teaching Assistant

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

Hello Rebyroo, cell over WiFi generally will not work well on satellite due to the high latency (ping). There is no remedy for the latency because the satellite is so far up in space.

New Poster

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

Thank you for the answer.  I suspected as much and it is truly disappointing since we have such spotty cell service here.  We are also experiencing problems using Skype. Same kind of issue.

New Poster

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

Here it is guys I ask hughesnet - will cell phones with hughesnet work on wifi calling.Yes they said. But we know it is not true. They use VOIP and so does cell phones that have wifi calling. It works. The technology is there to bundle blocks of the voice signal VOIP in correct blocks which allows the travel distance to be a non issue. They do it on there network with there Voice service but use a hard line phone with and anolog adaptor. They can call a cell phone. So why is there an APP to buffer and bundle the blocks of voice

they use the same block tech for data transmissions and voice is not much data.

 

So i asked the question about wifi calling to highesnet before i signed up. Also try turning on do not disturb on your cell phone and use Hug5 wifi connection. Not as long distance but better. Use it only for you cell phone.

Inaddtion there is a VOIP router but not cheap. It bundles blocks of the VOIP for smooth transmission.

 

Hughesnet just want you to use there voice system the technology is there they tell cuctomers that wifi calling does not work. They claim it will because Gen 5 will work for wifi calling on cell phones because of upload speeds of 3mg/s ( min upload for wifi calling with VOIP is 2 mg/s) is only true if they use better VOIP for this application. Now the worst is cell phone to cell phone with different carriers and  at far distances. But again the technology is there. If you wait when you answer your cell phone and talk real slow in short sentences you will find out that that is there limit of there VOIP on there server. Poor Poor Sam

Spectator

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

I am having issues with calls breaking up with both house phone and cell phones EVEN when cell is not using the wifi. It seems that hughes signal somehow is corrupting my cell signal as well. If I go outside 50+ feet from house, the cell signal no longer has the breaking up problem. That tells me there is something in the Hughes system that isn't right. Anyone have any ideas? Cell is thru Verzion and I am in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlingburg, TN

New Poster

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

Very interesting observation, although not sure if you were having a few drinks when posting. I read over this a couple times to decipher what your exactly trying to say - is cell phone on wifi a working proposition or not? I have a Driod turbo that works sometimes to make calls. My other a Huwaei Honor8 won't place calls unless I turn off wifi. I am using FREEDOMPOP as my cell service provider so making calls from Wifi is very helpful if it would work. 

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi

1. Making calls over wifi via satellite Internet in order to supplement the mobile signal is not recommended nor is it supported. As I understand it, this is true for all satellite Internet due to the latency. Edit: Don't confuse phone calling extenders over wifi with the VOIP system HughesNet has in place. It operates on a completely different technology.

 

2. There is nothing in the HughesNet system that radiates at a power or frequency that will disrupt or interfere with your mobile phone's ability to make or receive calls. Pretty sure whatever is being experienced is a factor of the phone's proximity to available cell towers.

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Re: Problems using cell phones over WiFi


onetechy wrote:

Very interesting observation, although not sure if you were having a few drinks when posting. 


Was that really necessary?  I suggest a litte more maturity when posting on this community.  


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