In recent times, Wi-Fi calling seems to be a big focus by the mobile phone industry to tackle the problem of poor network coverage. Of course, network coverage has been steadily improving, but there are still many places around the world where people can’t get a decent phone signal, particularly in rural areas. That’s when Wi-Fi calling could be the smart answer.
Instead of relying on the cellular phone network, Wi-Fi calling and texting, which uses an available Wi-Fi network, allows you to place your call over the internet. Clearly, if you don’t have a cellular signal or trapped in an area with spotty phone signal, the ability to make Wi-Fi calls comes in handy. But what does it all mean? how does it work? Does it comes free? What carriers and smartphones support this feature? and how can I enable and use the feature? To help you make sense of what Wi-Fi calling actually is, we have put together a handy guide here. Read on to know!
What Is Wi-Fi Calling?
Instead of using a traditional mobile network connection, you can make and receive regular phone calls via a Wi-Fi network. That could mean using a Wi-Fi connection you have set up at home, or whatever Wi-Fi hotspot you happen to be on when you are out, such as at a cafe or library.
What is it’s Benefit?
This feature benefits those people in poor signal areas, such as rural villages and underground stations, as they will be able to harness the power of available Wi-Fi networks to stay connected. It’s also useful in locations with cellular dead zones.
For example, one of my nearest coffee shops has terrific Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, the building it’s in has poor cellular coverage. But, I can still make a call from there, thanks to Wi-Fi Calling.