Moto G5 Plus
1 GB data plan
Operating on CDMA Sprint network
Republic Wireless app version 18.104.22.168
Checking the community to see if anyone else is experiencing what I consider strange call waiting behavior while using my phone on the cellular network.
I was on a cellular call with a friend today and heard the familiar call waiting beep. It was my wife, so I answered to tell her I would call her right back. To my surprise, a conference call was started between the three of us. I found this very strange, but thought it might be a one time fluke or that I bumped the wrong button. That was, until I was able to 100% replicate the behavior with a few co-workers. I started a call with one and then had another call me. The same thing happened - I heard the call waiting beep and answered the call…and the three of us were joined in a conference call. Weird.
I then joined my office wi-fi and tried again. This time, the caller ID functioned as I expected. I was able to put my in-progress call on hold and answer the other call. I could switch from call to call with ease and I had the option to merge the two calls into a conference call.
I repeated this experiment a few times on both cellular and w-fi with the exact same results. Answering a second cellular call immediately started a conference call. Calls on wi-fi functioned as I expected call waiting calls to function. Rebooting my phone, VOIP-ing, and resetting cellular activation all had no effect. The behavior persists.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal call waiting behavior for Republic Wireless?