Does Wi-Fi Calling Work With Straight Talk Wireless?

I’m using Wi-Fi calling with Straight Talk Wireless.

Wi-Fi calling lets your phone make and receive phone calls using your internet Wi-Fi connection rather than the cellular network. With Wi-Fi calling you’ll be able to talk on your phone when you have a Wi-Fi connection even when you have a week cellular connection or no cellular connection at all. It’s a really cool feature.

In 2020, you have a lot of choices for prepaid wireless service. You may be able to save $100s per year and get the features you want such as Wi-Fi calling, Mobile Hotspot, and Visual Voicemail. Sound good? to learn more see, Is Straight Talk Your Best Option in 2020?

In my video below I demonstrate making and receiving a call using Wi-Fi calling on my iPhone X using Straight Talk’s AT&T network. Once you have enabled Wi-Fi calling in your phone’s settings, you can force your phone to use Wi-Fi calling by putting your phone into Airplane Mode and then turing on Wi-Fi. Your phone should show you a Wi-Fi calling indicatior. On my iPhone X, the carrier name in the left corner of the status bar changes from TFW to TFW Wi-Fi.

Before you can use Wi-Fi calling, you’ll need to turn it on in your phone’s settings. How you do this depends on what phone you are using. On my iPhone I the setting is Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi calling. Toggle Wi-Fi calling on.

On my Samsung Galaxy S7, the option is under Settings > Advanced Calling. On my Google Nexus 5X the option is under Phone > Settings > Calling > Wi-Fi calling. If your using a different Android phone it may be different. When you enable Wi-Fi calling on your phone you’ll be asked to provide an E911 address so that if you need to dial 911, emergency responders will know where to go.

I want to point out that Straight Talk doesn’t list Wi-Fi calling as a supported feature on If it works for you, great. Straight Talk doesn’t list all od the features they support on their site but if Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work for you I don’t think Straight Talk customer service will help you get Wi-Fi calling working.

There are are other things I want to point out. First, I’m using Wi-Fi calling with my iPhone on Straight Talk’s AT&T towers. Straight Talk offers service on the AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint networks. I currently do not have any Straight Talk phones active on the other three networks so I don’t know if Wi-Fi calling works on those networks.

Second, to use Wi-Fi calling, your phone needs to be compatible with Wi-Fi calling on the network you are on. My iPhone X is compatible with Wi-Fi calling on the AT&T network. I tried to use Wi-Fi calling on my Samsung Galaxy S7 and my Google Nexus 5x and it did not work. My S7 is the Verizon model. The phone doesn’t appear to be compatible with Wi-Fi calling with AT&T. The same for my Google Nexus 5X. The S7 is compatible with Wi-Fi calling using Verizon. The 5X is compatible with Wi-Fi calling using Project Fi (T-Mobile).

I’ll update this article trhoughout 2018 as I am able to try more combinations of iPhone and Android with Straight Talk’s AT&, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint towers.

What about you? Are you using Wi-Fi Calling with Straight Talk? Leave a reply below and share. Don’t forget to include what phone you are using and which towers.

Prepaid Wireless in 2020

In 2020, the prepaid wireless market is very competitive. I encourage all my readers and YouTube viewers to periodically review their prepaid wireless plans and compare their needs and plan costs with other providers. Review how much data you use, don’t pay for data you don’t need. Many prepaid carriers now offer the features people want such as Mobile Hotspot, Visual Voicemail, and Wi-Fi calling. Two of my favorite choices today are Verizon Wireless Prepaid and Mint Mobile. See my recent reviews:

Mint Mobile Prepaid Wireless Review June 2020

Verizon Wireless Prepaid Review March 2020


  1. Etta | |

    I contacted straight talk a few months ago, SPECIFICALLY asking if the new iphone SE was capable of making wifi calls. I moved, and working from home is really challenging without being able to make calls…

    Straight Talk customer service ensured me that the new iphone SE makes wifi calls…it doesn’t for me.

    I’m trying to find an alternative phone service provider that costs the same, but living on the Big Island of Hawaii, choices are limited.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Did you buy the phone from Straight Talk or Apple?

      • Etta | |

        Aloha Bob,

        I bought it from Straight talk immediatey after a customer service rep online told me WiFi Calling DOES work on the new iphone SE…

        HUGE bummer.

        A hui hou!

  2. Shane Sutton | |

    Up until three days ago, I had wifi calling on Straight Talk’s AT&T tower using my LG V10. Since then, my phone died, so I switched to my LG V20. No such luck withI the V20’s wifi calling: I get an error REG99 message. I’ll try the tip you gave above (i.e., Airplane Mode, etc.) because I’ve tried just aboit everything else.


    • Bob Thompson | |

      I hope it works. If not leave it on and it may eventually kick in. If the V20 was from AT&T originally, you’ll have a better chance that Wii-Fi calling will work. Wit h Android phones, sometimes features seem to work better with phones that have AT&T specific android / firmware.
      Interesting email service you have there. I require emails on on comments to help reduce spam. I also find that most people like getting a reply in their inbox rather than coming back to check the site.

      • Shane Sutton | |

        Unfortunately, I don’t have an AT&T phone, it’s an unlocked TMobile. (That’s kinda funny: a TMobile phone with Straight Talk coming through an AT&T tower…)

        Last evening I update my firmware and now the phone is definitely trying to connect. But the error message that comes informs me that my TMobile SIM card needs updating. Since I don’t have a TMobile SIM card, the fault points to Straight Talk. I’m thinking I may need an updated SIM card (I can’t remember when I got this one).

        Thanks for your reply.

        • Bob Thompson | |

          In many cases, the android phones meant to run on the T-Mobile network have the same hardware as AT&T phones, but the firmware is a little different. You could order a new AT&T SIM card from ST for $1. Or you could order a ST T-Mobile SIM card too. You have a good shot wit that.

          If you are willing to use the T-mobile network. you could try ST’s sister company. Simple Mobile. Might be cheaper. You might get visual voice mail. wi-fi calling, and hotpsot too.

          • Shane Sutton | |

            Thank you for that. I’ve not heard of Simple Mobile, but I’m going to take a look right now.

            I planned on calling Straight Talk in the morning for an updated SIM card. If they give me grief, I’ll think about switching, if Simple Mobile has good, comparable offerings.

            Thank you again for your input.

  3. Roberto Garcia Jr | |

    I think i forced my WIFI calling by setting it up in airplane mode with my WIFI on. I had tried before and not been able to make it work, but in this mode it did and now switches automatically. LG V20

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Cool. Its a common trick to use Airplane mode to get it to connect and yes sometimes it takes a little while to start working.

  4. Ray | |

    I have straight talk and could really use the wifi calling! I have no service where I live and had to get wifi! It would be so helpful if straight talk prepaid had this option

    • Bob Thompson | |

      You can try enabling Straight Talk’s Wi-Fi calling and it might work for you, even if they say your phone/account isn’t eligible. As I said in the article, that worked for me. The other choice is to switch to a provider that includes the feature. If you have no signal at home, Wi-Fi calling is a lifesaver.

  5. Gary | |

    I recently bought a Galaxy S9 Plus (Verizon) to use on Straight Talk via Verizon towers. I am unable to use WIFI calling on it. I tried to set it up but the menu options I found online to activate it did not exist on my phone. I then went to Straight Talk’s website and ran the program to see if my SIM was WIFI calling capable. It came back negative, with instructions to call tech support for more information. So I called, and was told that WIFI calling was not available on Straight Talk via Verizon towers. But he said I could go to Walmart and buy a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM that would work for WIFI calling. But I don’t want to switch from Verizon as I had AT&T before and while traveling often had no signal. It’s the whole reason I switched to Verizon.

    So I’m not sure whether to believe this guy or not. I was forced to switch phones because of CDMA going away on Verizon at year’s end, and I really need WIFI calling capability because I live in a location where an LTE signal is not reliable. If I can’t talk on Voice over LTE or WIFI, this phone is worthless to me while I’m at home.

    Ugh. I have no idea what to do next.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Straight Talk only claims to support Wi-Fi calling on their T-Mobile SIM, it did work for me with their ATT sim even though they said i would not.
      Your best option is to switch to a carrier that reliably supports Wi-Fi calling, and that is not Straight Talk. Did you buy that S9 from Straight Talk or somewhere else? You need to figure out if its locked.
      If you had the choice to use the Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile or Sprint network which would you choose? Which ST plan are you using?

      • Gary | |

        Thanks for the reply, Bob. If I could choose plans I’d go with Verizon just for the coverage. I had AT&T (through ST) in the past and often would not have service in the areas I travel. With Verizon I’m very rarely without coverage. Unfortunately, it’s just very weak at my home.
        I’m on the one-year unlimited plan with Straight Talk. Unfortunately, I just re-upped it a week or so ago. Otherwise I would switch now. I got the S9+ on eBay, it’s locked to Verizon. I love the phone, just can’t believe I won’t be able to use WIFI calling with it while on ST. Maybe I’ll have to use Whatsapp or something for the next year until I can switch plans.

  6. Anita | |

    I have an Android 4.4.4-. With 4G LTE is it compatible with WiFi calling model is Huawei H892L

  7. joe | |

    i have iphone se and until the 13.0 update i was using wif calling but it disabled when i updated and now i cannot re enable it to use it get error saying it cannot be enabled

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Straight Talk is unclear on their support for Wi-Fi calling. I was able to use it on iPhone with the ATT towers but according to their website it only works on their T-Mobile towers with selected phones. You can see if you can enable it here. I doubt it will work, but give it a try and see.

  8. Loretta | |

    I would like to pay for my minutes with my credit card

    • Bob Thompson | |

      If you have an iPhone or Android phone you can install the MyAcount Tracfone app and pay for minutes using the app. You can also use your computer and purchase airtime directly from Take a look at that.


    I have an Iphone 6 on att&t network with ST, I was able to use wi-fi calling up until last night when all of a sudden it will no longer work. My roommate lost her ability (same phone, same network) last week. Any idea what could have happened?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      My guess is that they never intentionally supported WiFi calling on your phone to begin with. I had an iPhone and ST AT&T and one day I was able to turn it on and it started working. This was even though Straight Talk showed my number was ineligible when I checked it here. (Straight Talk is a Tracfone brand) Supposedly only select phones that use ST T-Mobile network are eligible for Wi-Fi calling. I left ST a year ago, it was still working for me .
      Straight Talk sevrice is a good choice for some people based on the networks they use, and the plan price for large amounts of high speed data but their support for features like WiFi calling, hotspot and visual voicemail is lacking. Keep an eye on my website and youtube channel I’ll post more about this when I hear from more people about this.

    • Shawnna Maldonado | |

      My husband has the 6 as well. Same service provider as I and an iPhone. After last night both ours didn’t work. Mine started this morning but his is still not working.

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Hey Sawnna,
        See my reply to Angela. Glad it started working. Just out of curiosity, would you mind checking here to see if ST says your numbers are wifi calling compatible?

        • Shawnna L Maldonado | |

          ST says that both of our phones are not WiFi calling capable. My phone is still working fine but my husbands is not. Still comes up with the error message and get a hold ornery our provider.

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Thanks for confirming that. I suspected that is the case. Perhaps it will just take a while. I remember when I enabled mine it took a while to connect. You could try a network settings reset (I have a video) or toggling his phone between Airplane mode with Wifi on to see it reconnects.
            For people that need wi-fi calling, I recommend switching to a carrier that supports the feature but I realize sometimes that you’ll end up with less data for the money or a need a more expensive plan.

  10. Dave | |

    I am using a t-moible unlocked LG v20 cell phone, I’m on Straight Talk Wireless with AT&T sims card that will not work in my apartment unless I’m standing in the threshold of the front door or against the window, So I’m trying to get Wi-Fi calling to working for me. can you help ?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      I responded to you a few days ago. But to be clearer. No there is nothing I can do help you get wi-fi calling working with your V20 on Straight Talk’s AT&T towers. However, i can share with to the following information.
      First, I think your T-Mobile V20 is a different model than the AT&T one. It is only compatible with half of AT&T’s LTE network. Switching your service to Straight Talk’s T-Mobile network might help. Next Straight Talk doesn’t have great support for wi-fi calling. They will tell you it only works with select phones on their t-mobile network. Third, if you decide to switch to T-Mobile towers, check out simple mobile, it’s owned by the same company as ST and offers wi-fi calling. If you need Wi-Fi calling and want to be on the ATT network, att prepaid is the way to go and you still be better off with a phone that offered better support for the att network.

  11. Dave | |

    I have a LG v20 on straight talk with AT&T tower trying to get Wi-Fi calling to work in my apartment that has metal roofs. the phone says turn on Wi-Fi calling but it says the SIMS card is an error. Got any thoughts on that but you could help me with ?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Most likely, they don’t support Wi-Fi calling on your phone. You can check here. For some reason, I was able to enable it on my iPhone X even though they said it was unsupported. I think AT&T enabled the feature it my area. If you Straight Talk SIM card in a couple years old you could try switching to a newer SIM. You may also be able to get it to work with a Straight Talk T-Mobile SIM. You may find that an AT&T prepaid plan is a better choice as they support Wi-Fi calling.

  12. Jim Mohney | |

    I checked Straight Talk WIFI calling and it told me my Samsung S 8 was not capable. It asked me if I wanted to shop for a new phone and lo and behold they have a Samsung S 8 that will work. Looks suspicious to me and I’ll probably change carriers to get this option. I hate getting ripped off!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      If WiFi calling is important to you you should choose a carrier that supports it. As we don’t know why Straight Talk isn’t able to reliably support WiFi calling on the different phones and across the 4 different networks they use I wouldn’t say they are ripping people off. However I think they should be able to clearly tell you which phones will and will not support wifi calling. Supposedly the only phones that sell that officially support WiFi calling use the T-Mobile towers, According to their website, my iPhone using the AT&T towers did not support wi-fi calling but it worked.
      My advice, decide which network you want to use, then choose a carrier that uses that network and supports wifi calling. There are a number of good options.

  13. George | |

    Samsung Galaxy S5, (unlocked T-mobile version) on T-mobile towers using Straight Talk, Wi-Fi calling & texting works great!

  14. Churro | |

    FYI for anyone that needs to know. I just chatted with someone on their site. WIFI calling for at least Google Pixel XL is only available for T-Mobile. I have terrible reception at my home, but hopefully Verizon’s “amazing” coverage will be good enough for where I live without wifi calling. Apparently, calling StraightTalk sucks, but their chat is adequate enough for straightforward questions.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      When you ask Straight Talk and the other tracfone brands , claim they offer support for Wi-Fi calling on compatible phones that uses their T-Mobile towers. Yet, I still hear from people that are unable to activate it. Did you get yours working? Did you go to are register your address.

      All that said, I when I reviewed Tracfone’s Simple Mobile service which uses the T-Mobile network, I had no trouble getting Wi-fi calling.

  15. Beth Ann | |

    I also live in a rural area (zero service). I’ve had AT&T with a microcell until now. It died. My current phone is not wifi call capable, so I’ve ordered a Moto G6. Is there any way to discern whether Straight Talk will make wifi calls in my area prior to signing up?

      • Beth Ann | |

        Thanks. My new phone is a factory unlocked GSM device. I didn’t get it from AT&T. AT&T is the best choice in my area where service is available. I’m just trying to finally ditch their ridiculous rates. And the microcell is in the recycle bin.

  16. David | |

    Straight talk wireless informed me my I phone does not support wi fi calling.I am on straight talk using Verizon towers.I believe if I were using AT&T towers it would work.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      I was able to use WiFi calling with Straight Talk’s ATT towers. However when I checked on Straight Talk’s website it told me that my number did not support the feature. Officially it seems Straight Talk claims that select phones that use their T-Mobile towers support WiFi calling.

  17. Tina | |

    My husband has an AT&T unlocked iPhone 6s that is now on StraightTalk. He tried for a long to get the WiFi calling to work, with no luck. Then one day it just started working and has been working ever since. My son has a Verizon based Galaxy X9 and it will not work on the WiFi calling.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Yes that’s how it goes. I had the same experience with Straight Talk AT&T.

  18. RangerJAGC | |

    I had an iPhone 6, which always got three (or four) bars at my house. Just bought an iPhone X Max and only gets 1 bar (very occasionally 2). I called Straight Talk and was told my phone (Trac Phone) doesn’t support wi-fi calling. So, while I am at home I have a $1200 brick! I am still within the return period so I think I am going to return it and be satisfied with my older version unless someone here has a better idea. Please

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Your iPhone XS should not have worse coverage than your iPhone 6. Did you just move the SIM from your iPhone 6 to iPhone XS. I’d do a network reset on the iPhone XS and see if it helps. If possible take both phones to the Apple store and show them the difference. Perhaps there is a problem with the phone. BTW do you know if you are using Tracfone’s ATT or Verizon towers?

  19. Don | |

    I called straight talk and was told if I have T-Mobile iPhone it would work, but my daughter has an AT&T IPhone and gets WiFi calling on her phone with straight talk service.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Yes. I had WiFi calling on their att network too. I think att just turned it on without straight talk being involved

  20. Scott | |

    I have a Samsung galaxy s5 unlocked att phone bought from ebay, running on att towers via straight talk. Wi-Fi calling has been working for me for about a year now, after filling out the 911 form that popped up on my phone.
    I bought a new galaxy J7 pro unlocked att phone and a new Straight Talk sim card and it doesn’t even show Wi-Fi calling on the phone. So I took the new sim card and put it in my old S5 and hooked to wifi calling straight away. So I don’t think the problem is with the sim card, but with the phones themselves.
    I’ve been contemplating buying a new Galaxy S9 because my S5 is getting quite beat up from everyday use. Im not so sure that i want to spend $600 on a phone that cant wifi call, as I live in the country with no service.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Straight Talk’s support for WiFi calling is weird. I activated Wi-fi calling on my iPhone X even when Straight talk said my phone number did not support it. I did set the E911 address, on the phone I think not their site. You do need a phone that can support Wi-fi calling on the ATT network but I think there is more to it than that. If I were you, I’d check the and return policy and buy the s9 from them if they accept returns. The best price for the S9 was during Black Friday, $519. As the S10 is coming in a couple of months the price should drop again.

      • Scott | |

        Yes, definitely something messed up with their process.. I took the J7 Pro phone to 6 different cell phone repairmen & none of them had any ideas. I’m just going to box it back up and return it. One guy thought he could flash the phone firmware, but I see someone here already tried that to no avail. I asked all of them about rooting or jailbreaking the phone. One said it would probably work, the rest of them said they wouldn’t do it. So I think I’m just going to buy a new unlocked Galaxy s5 from ebay for the time being. Maybe in the next year or 2 theyll (straight talk) get it straightened out..
        By the way, if anyone needs them, I took a screenshot of my APN settings from my Galaxy S5.. After several weeks and a lot of trial and error, I finally figured them out. The only thing that I couldn’t get was sending and receiving multimedia texts over wifi, but everything else works.

  21. Chris Friedrich | |

    I use a Galaxy S4 purchased through Straight Talk. I do not see any option in the Settings that even mentions WiFi calling.

  22. wsh | |

    I’ve been trying to get my StraightTalk s7 to activate the wifi calling, with no success! I flashed the verizon firmware G930v, but that didn’t work either. Thinking I may have to redo the PIT file.?.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      My understanding is that WiFi calling requires provisioning on the carrier side, and that either from the carrier app or website you’ll need to set an E911 address before they will enable the feature so I’m not convinced any changes to the phone’s firmware will help. My Verizon S7 didn’t work with Wi-Fi calling on Total Wireless which is more or less the same as Straight Talk…

  23. Sara | |

    I live in a rural area and had to get a landline because my phone does not work at my house. I was told about wifi calling and I tried to activate it on my iPhone 6 but it kept giving me the message to contact TFW (tracfone wireless) so I contacted Straight talk. The rep I spoke with told me it’s an issue with my SIM card and they’re sending me a new one. I expect to receive it within a few days and I’ll update this post to let you know if that resolved the problem.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Great. Thanks. Do you know which towers you Tracfone SIM was using? ATT, Verizon, or T-Mobile? Do you know which you have and which they are sending you?

  24. John | |

    I believe WIFI calling is a PHONE FEATURE not carrier specific?

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ which was from USCELLULAR and I’m now on STRAGHT TALK.
    I do not have an option for wifi calling. Nor did I when I was with uscellular.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      To use WiFi calling both your carrier and your phone need to support it. Your phone needs to support your carrier’s WiFi calling specifically,

    • Brittany J | |

      *sigh* No, unfortunately US Cellular does not allow Wi-Fi calling (or HD calling as some call it) to function on it’s phones. I have a Samsung S7 through them & although the feature was on the menu when I first got the phone, I recently noticed the feature is no longer there. When I called previously though I was told that USC has it disabled on all of their phones regardless as to whether the phone allows it or not. I found out that apparently they had the feature removed from the Samsung phone menus when one of their push updates went out a few mths ago. I guess they got tired of people complaining that such a great phone feature couldn’t be utilized. Personally it makes me regret getting a phone with them because my phone is basically useless at my home & in the surrounding couple of miles because signal is more miss than hit without that feature.

  25. Sharon | |

    Of I may ask, what is the benefit of using Wi-Fi calling?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Sure, but I answered that in the second paragraph of the article. Could you take a look at it again? If its not clear, let me know and I’ll update it.

    • Angela McBride | |

      We live in a rural area with NO cell reception. I have to have wifi calling to be able to make calls from our home.

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Many prepaid wireless artists support WiFi calling, choose one that does. Which cellular network works best in your area? Assuming you want cellular when you are not at home

  26. Teddy Ruxpin | |

    T-mobile only (according to the ST help desk) in the Panama City, Fl. area. You would think ATT would be supported too if that’s the case. Doesn’t matter in my situation as the VZW towers are the closest and that’s what I use. iPhone 6s plus here.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Yea. I think that is the stock answer. I checked my phone number on their site and they told me Wi-Fi calling was not supported. I use the ATT towers. I had no Wi-Fi calling with Total Wireless on the Verizon network either. (another tracfone brand)

  27. Hope | |

    I have a Samsung note 4 that was originally purchased at Verizon but I now have straight talk. When I go to advanced calling, it opens my Verizon and of course will not let me turn on because I don’t have Verizon service. Is there any other option I have to get WiFi calling?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      As far as I can tell Straight Talk does not support Wi-Fi calling on their Verizon network. They do on their ATT network. You would also need to make sure your Note 4 is compatible. If your phone is from Verizon, you might be interested in Verizon wireless prepaid.

  28. Bob | |

    I have an iPhone 6. But there is not a WiFi calling option under settings. Can you advise me on how to get it.
    Thank you Bob

    • Bob Thompson | |

      if it isn’t there, wifi calling isn’t going to work. Are you using Straight Talk? if so which network?

      • Gussie | |

        What do you mean by switching networks?

        • Bob Thompson | |

          Switch to a prepaid service that offers WiFi caliing

  29. L Williams | |

    I have an iphone6 plus. Wi fi calling worked when I used TMobile. I just switch to ST. I registered my phone with tracfone for wi fi calling: address etc. They advised the will activate is feature for me in the next few hours. However the option to activaye wi fi calling on my iphone is no longer there. Not sure if it will appear.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Which Straight Talk towers are you using? I have not anyone say WiFi calling works with any towers other than the att ones?

  30. Sherri | |

    I have an IPhone 8 I brought from AT&T. When I turn my wi-fi calling on I get an error message We can’t turn on wi-fi calling. Contact your carrier. I just activated my ST account yesterday. I have no service in my house. With AT&T I had to use wi-fi calling. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Straight Talk doesn’t officially support Wi-Fi calling. It works for me on their ATT network with my iPhone X. I’d go to an area with both ATT service and Wi-Fi and try resetting the network settings. when the phone restarts, try turning on Wi-Fi calling again. If that doesn’t work, try installing the latest iOS updates. I was able to turn mine on, but it took days or weeks before I noticed it working.

  31. Bob | |

    I have straight talk with Verizon. WiFi calling does not work and the option is not there. When I had regular Verizon WiFi calling did work.
    Thank you.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Yes. It only seems to work with Straight Talk AT&T.

  32. Dave | |

    Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work in North Carolina on my iPhone SE with Straight Talk. I got the same message saying “No Network Connection. Connect to a Wi-fi network or disable airplane mode to place a call.” Bummer.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Are you using Straight Talk AT&T? Periodically check it because mine just started working after a while.

  33. Laura | |

    I am using a unlocked and rooted Verizon Samsung S8 on StraightTalk and Wifi Calling is now available but ST verification shows my phone is not eligible. Also, I have the Advanced Calling settings cannot be activated. On my S5 I used to be able to call and use LTE at the same time, now when on a call LTE turns off. This is very frustrating! ST has been completely helpless with these issues.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      It seems they only support WiFi calling on one or two model phones that they sell that use the T-Mobile network. To be fair though, Straight Talk may not be the issue here. It don’t think Verizon nor AT&T give any of the prepaid wireless companies that use their network the option to use WiFi calling or other advanced features. And as far as I know it wasn’t only until recently that Verizon lifted the 5Mbps max download speed and let prepaid companies have voice and data at the same time. Verizon prepaid plans are more expensive but they let people use WiFi calling and advanced features.

  34. Lisa | |

    Any updates on Straight Talk & WiFi calling on iPhone SE? Can’t believe I just purchased iPhone SE (downgraded from iPhone 6) from Straight Talk and switched service from Verizon to save money and can’t make calls via WiFi. I’m just screwed!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      unfortunately no. Did you try to sign up like I showed in the video. I use Straight Talk’s ATT network and it still doesn’t work for me. I assume you are using Straight Talk’s Verizon network with that iPhone SE. If ATT has better coverage where you use your phone, you could transfer your service to their att network and eliminate the need for Wi-Fi calling. Verizon Wireless Prepaid does support wi-fi calling. Your iPhone 6 should work with Verizon prepaid but your Straight Talk iPhone SE is probabally activation locked and you won’t be able to use it with Verizon prepaid.

      Prepaid wireless can be a real value for many people but before switching from postpaid you really need to make sure you choose a carrier and planthat support the features you need. It may still be possible to return the phone to straight talk for a refund. Verizon wireles prepaid sells the iPhone SE for $199.

      BTW, while the iPhone SE has a smaller screen, the iPhone SE is in many ways better than the iPhone 6. It shares many internals with the iPhone 6s. The camera on your iPhone SE is way better than the iPhone 6.

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