What is Wi-Fi Calling? How does it use?

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Now we’re going to discuss Wi-Fi calling.

Well, I used to see that Wi-Fi calling feature in my mobile settings, but I just ignored that as I don’t know about that. When I heard that I’m like “Wi-Fi calling,” what is that…!

I’ve searched for that, and I’ve got to know that. So read all of this article and learn about Wi-Fi calling.

So let’s get started.

Here is a note for you guys: Wi-Fi calling works only if your mobile supports it. Mostly all the smartphones that are coming now will have this feature. To check whether your mobile supports it or not you can go to the settings on your mobile. Select the mobile network and go into the sim settings and search for the Wi-Fi calling and enable it. If you want, and if that was not there in your mobile, then your mobile doesn’t support the Wi-Fi calls feature, and it would be best if you upgraded to the new mobile to avail that feature.

Well, when you enable this Wi-Fi call feature, the calls will be made by using the Wi-Fi data instead of using the LTE data. So when your cellular network is low, you can use this feature if you have the Wi-Fi connection available. You can make calls using a Wi-Fi network through your sim. So When you turn it off, the calls will make by using the data connectivity. Well, the main advantages of this feature are we can make calls even if we have a terrible network and its free, we no need to pay extra for this. So this feature is mostly useful to the people staying at apartments because they usually face network interruptions as there will be a lot of requests from the same place.

Below I will explain how to make Wi-Fi calls when it is not working and how to enable it.

What is Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling is a high-definition (HD) voice service that uses a high-speed Internet connection to allow and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network. With your current voice plan and HD and voice-compatible device, you will be charged with Wi-Fi using your phone number at no extra cost. Wi-Fi calls to all US numbers are free even when traveling internationally, and video calls no longer require an LTE connection over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi calls can help you connect when there is no cellular service or have low signal and issues such as abandoned calls. 

Can I use Wi-Fi calls when I have problems like missed calls and low signal strength?

Yes sure. If you miss or are unable to connect due to a weak call network signal, enable your device’s Wi-Fi calls feature. Your device uses a Wi-Fi connection at your home Wi-Fi or a Wi-Fi hotspot near you so that you can make calls as usual. No extra charge for Wi-Fi calls in the United States.

What are the requirements for Wi-Fi calling?

Keep a phone with HD voice-activated and Wi-Fi dialing.

All existing smartphones have HD-voice, and the HD Voice feature is in your account and is enabled.

Does it cost some money for Wi-Fi calls?

The Wi-Fi Call feature is available at no extra cost and incorporates into your existing monthly voice plan. Regardless of where you are, your US numbers can receive your Wi-Fi calls for free. Wi-Fi calls to international numbers are charged as “international calls while in the United States.” If your account has a global rate plan, you will be charged for international calls. A Wi-Fi call icon will appear on your screen during the call and confirms that it is using Wi-Fi to connect.

Does Wi-Fi consume data on call? 

Yes, so the fee will apply if you charge an entry fee for the Wi-Fi network you connect. Costs depend on your Wi-Fi access point.

How do I make Wi-Fi calls?

Once you’ve set up Wi-Fi calls, you can make Wi-Fi calls just like you would traditional voice calls. To give you a more authentic experience, the cellular network is used when calls are made. If you have an Android mobile or other device, you can customize your network when traveling internationally. If you have an iPhone, you will see “VZW Wi-Fi” in your status bar.

Wi-Fi calling not working in iPhone

In this Part, let us have a look into how to enable Wi-Fi calls on the iPhone.

  • First, go to Settings.
  • Here tap on Mobile data and then Wi-Fi calling.
  • This page enables the Wi-Fi to call on this iPhone option by moving the slider to the right.
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wifi calling iPhone
  • You will get this alert message. 
  • If you accept, tap to Enable.
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wifi calling iPhone
  • Alternatively, you can access this option from Settings and then Phone.
  • You can enable Wi-Fi calling from here as well.
  • Now it will be enabled on your iPhone.

If your service provider supports the Wi-Fi call option, then you can make calls through Wi-Fi. You can check whether your iPhone is using Wi-Fi calls or not from here. Next to the network provider name, it will show Wi-Fi.

It will be useful if you are in an area where cellular signal is low and have a broadband connection.

Now we’ll see you on an Android phone.

  • Wi-Fi calling is located under network connection settings on Android devices.
  • And the naming can be a little different on each device. Here we’re going to go into settings -> tap connections -> select Wi-Fi calling.
  • This is where you can toggle it on or off and of course

We’re going to set ours to on and there you go, Wi-Fi calling all set up and ready to go.

How do I turn off Wi-Fi Calling?

To stop using Wi-Fi Calling on an Android Device:

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Open your Apps menu.
  3. Press Settings.
  4. Press Advanced Calling.
  5. Go to Wi-Fi Calling.
  6. Press the On/Off switch so it’s set to Off.

You’ve successfully turned off Wi-Fi Calls on your Android device.

To stop using Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone:

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Press Settings.
  3. Press Phone.
  4. Go to Wi-Fi Calling.
  5. Press or slide Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone switch to OFF.

You’ve successfully turned off Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone.

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