Some people like to use their smartphones as phones. Some people.
If you’re one of them who happens to have a Google Nexus 6 by Motorola, and it’s activated on Sprint, you may have noticed some problems receiving phone calls. Even worse than your phone not ringing is that callers are sent straight to voicemail, and you don’t get a missed call notification – you’ll only know that you missed a call if you get a voicemail notification, and who does that anymore?
While this particular issue seems random, and it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause, many people are reporting that the problem starts shortly after connecting to WiFi. It’s unlikely to be related to WiFi calling, however, since Google has not enabled this feature yet for the Nexus 6, even though it is in the works for later this year.
Unfortunately, the only workaround for most people is to never connect to WiFi – and since Sprint’s unlimited data plans are becoming rarer and rarer, that’s not a good solution for most people.
The good news is, you’re not alone. It’s likely that Sprint and Google will work to solve this problem very quickly, but in the meantime, if it affects you, good luck.[Sprint: 1, 2 via Android Police]