Wi-Fi calling

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 Anyone here have any experience with Verizon Wi-Fi calling with Viasat? No cell service here at home but I already have a cell phone for while I'm at work. I used the Wi-Fi calling a little bit, seems to work OK so far.  Hoping to ditch the landline at home and save a few bucks. Don't use the home phone a lot but don't want to be completely without one.
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I use it. Once you get over talking with a delay, it works fine.
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I use Republic Wireless which utilizes WiFi calling as well. For the most part it works pretty well but the term "millage may vary" seems to be appropriate as I do have occasional call quality issues.

Ensuring that your home WiFi network is properly optimized for voice traffic is also very important. I was able to correct some of my call quality issues by tweaking the settings on my router.

As an asside, I use a Asus RT-AC66 router as it does a much better job with WiFi. I also flashed the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware on it which gives me per device bandwidth usage (very useful for tracking down what devices used data).

I also noticed that, at least with Republic, the phone you have seems to make a difference in call quality over WiFi as well. I switched from a Pixel to a Pixel 2 XL and that made a big difference in call quality when calling over WiFi.
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Sprint works awesome over a Viasat connection for me.  T-Mobile sucks when connected to Viasat.

Thats how it is for me.   Of course, it could have something to do with the phone, but my T-Mobile phone does awesome voice calls when it isn't connected to Viasat.

Sprint works awesome over wifi, even during peak hours where my Viasat connection drops to 256k.