Don’t have a network but need to call? Don’t worry, even if you don’t have cell phone service, you can still use your iPhone to make calls and text. You may be wondering how is that possible? Well, it’s actually quite simple. You just need a wifi connection, that’s all.
When you make calls over Wi-Fi, your calls and texts are sent over the Wi-Fi network your iPhone is connected to, rather than your carrier’s cellular network. It’s okay if you don’t have network coverage; all you need is a decent wifi connection; without wifi you cannot use this feature.
What is Wi-Fi calling?
Wi-Fi calling makes phone calls over the Internet using your Wi-Fi connection instead of your cell phone network from your mobile operator. Wi-Fi calling is ideal for those who make frequent international calls, as there are usually no roaming charges or international charges for calling or texting home over Wi-Fi.
When you enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, it switches from your cellular network to Wi-Fi when you connect to a Wi-Fi network. However, keep in mind that if you lose the Wi-Fi signal, your call will be immediately transferred back to your mobile network. If you see the phrase “Wi-Fi” instead of “Mobile” next to your carrier name in the top-left corner of your lock screen, you’re using Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling is supported on almost all devices, iPhone 5 and next generations.
Is calling via WiFi free?
In most cases, there are no additional costs associated with calling via WiFi. Most mobile operators treat Wi-Fi calls like any other call and take the minutes of your plan’s allocation. However, keep in mind that certain public Wi-Fi networks may charge an access fee to connect to their network. In addition, several carriers’ plans include free calls to Canada and Mexico. However, please note that an international rate will be charged depending on your location. Wi-Fi calling is also not available in other countries, including China, Cuba, and North Korea.
How do I enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone?
In contrast, Wi-Fi calling is not enabled by default on iPhones. You have to enable it manually. To enable Wi-Fi calling, go to Settings > Cellular > Wi-Fi Calling and enable it.
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