WiFi Calling with Nexus 5

  • 14 November 2015
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I'm considering getting an older (but new) Nexus 5 for my daughter. We often find ourselves in fringe areas where cell coverage is spotty at best so WiFi calling is a must - especially near her school.


Does anyone know whether the Nexus 5 supports WiFi calling? The last discussion details I saw on this site indicated Google was working with T-mobile and it was "coming soon" (as of March '15). If the Nexus 5 comes with KitKat but if it upgrades to Lollipop, would that provide WiFi calling support?


Thanks very much for all responses.


Best answer by tidbits 15 November 2015, 01:42

No it does not. Only Nexus 6 or higher does

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No it does not. Only Nexus 6 or higher does

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Everyone believed the update would make it available for the Nexus 5 but since Google made the payload system Nexus 6 and higher the Nexus 5 would not get the files needed for it to work.

Thanks for a the clarification, tidbits.

Does that mean that the brand new Nexus 5x also does not support T-mobile WiFi calling?

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The 5X DOES support WiFi Calling.

It's just not being added to older devices, but new devices it works with.

Yes but not EXACTLY.  I am having my share of issues getting WiFi calling to even stay on as a calling option.  As a calling option it drops out and stays off unless a reboot is performed