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Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

In the Salt network (and probably in others too):
there is an obvious but easy-to-overlook side-effect of Wi-Fi calling while abroad. In Salt there is a CHF5,- per month "Go Europe" roaming cost-reduction option, where calling and receiving calls in some countries in Europe costs CHF0.20 per min.
However, when using Wi-Fi calling one is considered to be in Switzerland, and the regular rate applies, i.e. outgoing calls to foreign numbers are CHF0.79 (instead of the CHF0.20).
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

Also, if you have access to a Wifi, why would you not use something like a Skype call (to mobile/landline) which is much cheaper than that ?
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

Skype uses a masked phone number, and in Poland many people and businesses block such incoming calls.
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

why is wifi calling not free??
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

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why is wifi calling not free??
Because you use wi-fi, but your recipient highly likely doesn't.
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

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Because you use wi-fi, but your recipient highly likely doesn't.
and why am I paying for his service?
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

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and why am I paying for his service?
You aren't.

You are paying for your provider to connect to their provider.
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Re: Wi-Fi calling: normal rates apply when calling abroad [Salt]

You can setup caller id in Skype https://www.skype.com/en/features/ca...dentification/
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