Verizon Offering WiFi Calling Starting With Two Samsung Phones This Week

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WiFi calling is a calling feature that let’s you use a WiFi (internet) connection to make phones calls to anyone so your minutes aren’t being reduced. It’s also great if you’re in an area where cellular signal is atrocious to better help you use your phone. T-Mobile has had it for a few years and now AT&T and Sprint offer it too, so it’s great to see Verizon join the team.

Speaking of Verizon, users on Big Red’s network and proud owners of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets will be receiving WiFi calling this week via a software update. Tuesday, December 8th to be more specific. iOS devices along with other Android handsets Verizon offers will be rolling out some time in 2016.

Verizon even provided you with information on how to get WiFi calling.

“To activate Wi-Fi Calling on Android, customers must first download and install the latest software update and turn on Advanced Calling from the settings menu. Once Advanced Calling is enabled, customers can activate Wi-Fi Calling. When a customer uses Advanced Calling on our 4G LTE network and travels outside of coverage, the call will seamlessly transfer to a known Wi-Fi hotspot when available. Advanced Calling has been available for more than a year and enables HD Voice (on 28 smartphones) and Video Calling (on 21 smartphones) on the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”

I’m a user of WiFi calling though I have unlimited minutes, but enjoy this little add on to my plan. Do you ever use WiFi Calling? What are your thoughts about Verizon getting WiFi calling to two Samsung devices on Tuesday and iPhone’s some time next year? Let us know by dropping a comment down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: BGR
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