I guess I probably would have gone with the bloated version had I been able to determine the unlocked doesn't support WiFi calling.
When talking with Samsung and Verizon beforehand I was told it would. Not suprised I guess.
Was hoping someone found a work around.
No. Only branded phones get advanced calling.
Samsung phones have no significant bloat since the S7 series. What little is on board can be uninstalled.
Since I have an unlocked Note 9 can a Verizon store load their OS image onto the phone so I then have WiFi calling?
We know the Wi-Fi calling feature can certainly come in handy, SBMongoose. The representatives at the store would not be able to change the software with your phone. Are you experiencing trouble with calls in your home or a specific location?