what is Wi-Fi Calling?
W-Fi calling enables users to make regular calls in low or bad contact areas with the help of Wi-Fi networks. This service works if your telecom operator supports Wi-Fi calling and the subscriber has a strong Wi-Fi connection. When the network connection is low, the compatible phone uses the Wi-Fi network to make regular calls through the telecom operator that is subscribed. In India, most telecom operators offer Wi-Fi calling support, including Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone Idea. Telecom operators charge no extra for this service.
The new Wi-Fi calling service is especially useful in areas with low network connectivity. If Wi-Fi calling is enabled on the smartphone, it will use the connected Wi-Fi network to make regular voice calls. For example, if you are in a building box and have a low network connection, but strong Wi-Fi, you may still be able to have regular voice calls. This service is supposed to improve call quality and reduce call drops. Wi-Fi calling service calls over VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) over the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) network.
How to enable Wi-Fi calling on Android smartphones
Most of the phones that have been recently launched are compatible with Wi-Fi calling.
- Users can check these on their phones in the Network settings and looking for options.
- If the option is not available, then Wi-Fi calling is not compatible with the phone. Follow the simple steps to enable Wi-Fi calling on Android phones.
- Android Settings menu on your Android smartphone. Head to the Network section (this can be called the Connection section or even the mobile network).
In the Network section, navigate to Wi-Fi preferences and then click Advanced.
Check out an option called Wi-Fi calling. If you have a SIM card installed on the phone, users can decide what number to activate it on. Subscribers can also enable it for numbers.
In some phones, the Wi-Fi calling option is offered in the right-to-network section, without the need to dig deep into that section. The route may vary slightly depending on the OS score of different Android phones.
How to enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone
On an iPhone, Wi-Fi calling can be easily activated as long as the telecom operator supports it. Follow these steps:
Go to the Settings menu on the iPhone. Click on the phone.
Click Mobile Data> Wi-Fi Calling (this will appear if your telecom operator supports the service).
Toggle “Wi-Fi calling on this iPhone”. If Wi-Fi calling is available, you will see Wi-Fi in the status bar after your carrier’s name. Then your calls will use Wi-Fi calling.