How Wi-Fi Calling Can Help You Stay Connected

This easy-to-use technology is available on the latest smartphones.

In today’s world, we expect to be connected to those who matter most no matter what. But even with powerful 4G LTEᵻ networks, there are still occasions when you might find yourself in a spotty coverage area. That’s where Wi-Fi calling comes in. Wi-Fi calling, a feature that helps resolve this issue – provided you have a wireless Internet connection – has recently gained a foothold in the phone industry. Keep reading to learn more about how this handy service works.

Quick answer: Wi-Fi calling allows you to use a Wi-Fi connection instead of your carrier’s mobile network. Simply connect to the Internet and dial out as you normally would.

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What is Wi-Fi calling?

Wi-Fi calling is relatively straightforward. You dial a phone number as you would for a standard phone call and make the call in the same manner. The only difference is that you’re using a Wi-Fi connection instead of your carrier’s mobile network, which also means you don’t have to worry about using unnecessary data.

Services similar to Wi-Fi calling have existed for some time, including calls through Skype, Facebook Messenger, and a number of other popular applications, but the service is now available on a wide range of phones. For example, Apple iOS offers Wi-Fi calling through FaceTime, and Google Android offers the service through Duo.

Why use Wi-Fi calling?

Wi-Fi calling is especially useful for those who live in or frequent cities with lots of public hotspots.

As previously mentioned, you might live in or travel to a location where the mobile service coverage isn’t as good or consistent. For example, you might find that you have spotty service in rural areas, or even in crowded downtown locations. If this situation sounds familiar, Wi-Fi calling will certainly come in handy, as long as you have an adequate connection.

Wi-Fi calling is especially useful for those who live in or frequent cities with lots of public hotspots. Although the mobile coverage in these areas is typically not a problem, this can change when you’re inside a basement space or within a large building. Fortunately, by simply connecting your compatible device to the establishment’s Internet, you can make the call just as easily as you would with full reception.

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