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Verizon Rolling Out Wi-Fi Calling To Select Samsung Devices

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About Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi calling is an amazing feature that enables you to conduct calls when you don’t have a strong cellular connection. As long as you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can enjoy Wi-Fi calling in areas where no cell signal can reach. AT&T has launched its support in early October, following in the path of T-Mobile and Sprint and now Verizon has come up with similar feature.

Verizon Wi-Fi Calling

Verizon has revealed its plans to roll out Wi-Fi calling to some customers with Android smartphones. Beginning with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the Wi-Fi calling will be available from December 8 and the support for iPhone users and non-Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will come early next year.

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How to activate it?

According to the announcement, Verizon Wireless will launch Wi-Fi calling beginning on two devices. The feature can be enabled through software updates. To activate Wi-Fi calling, Verizon subscribers will need to turn on Advanced Calling from Settings menu and install the latest software update. Once it is on, you will be able to transfer from Advanced Calling phone call on 4G LTE to a known hotspot.

What about iOS devices support?

As the company says, “Wi-Fi Calling will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge and will be rolled out as a software update in phases. Additional Android and iOS devices will receive Wi-Fi Calling capabilities via future software updates expected early next year.”

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With Wi-Fi calling, Verizon promises features like clearer calls, integration of video and voice services and more. All Wi-Fi calls placed to US numbers are free and international calls will be billed at regular prices.

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