Wifi Calling is a feature available on many new smartphones, offered by major cellular vendors, that allows phone calls to be made and received over a wireless network. In places where cell phone reception is weak or non-existent, this allows a person to still have phone conversations in these locations.
How to use wifi calling
Many cell phone carriers have worked with manufacturers to allow newer cell phones to make calls natively over wifi. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all now support wifi calling on a number of phones running Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android mobile operating systems. Just Google “wifi calling”, your phone make and model, and your carrier’s name to see if it is available to you. If wifi calling is available, you can search how to enable this feature for your phone. Once you’ve set this up, next time you go to make a call even when there is no cell signal, you won’t have an issue as long as you are on wifi. No special apps are needed.
At The New School, connect to any of our wireless networks. If your smartphone is capable and enabled for wi-fi calling, you will be able to make and receive calls even in areas with weak cellular coverage.