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Losing signals unexpectedly is indeed a hassle – a situation where no one wants to be in. However, with the advancements in technology around the world, we wish there was some way to get that one bar of signal to call up a friend or a family member in time of need.
Keeping this in mind, US Mobile is happy to give you an alternative to regular service in the form of WiFi Calling.
What is Wifi Calling?
As the term suggests, Wifi Calling is a feature that replaces regular network signals and allows you to make and receive calls and messages over your normal Wifi connection instead of your cellular network. It really helps in situations where you have weak signals or are in a dead zone area. With this feature enabled, you can forget about having dropped calls, or message sending failure!
Another cool thing about having this feature is that you can use it in place of international roaming for calls and texts. How amazing is that! You don’t have to pay heavy sums of money to be able to call your friends and family from anywhere in the world. You can do that by simply having a stable wifi internet connection and you’re good to go.
How does US Mobile assist you with Wifi Calling?
At US Mobile, we currently offer Wifi Calling on our GSM LTE network for both Androids and iPhones. The reason being that Super LTE already has great coverage and doesn’t require the use of Wifi calling for emergency situations. You need not pay extra for it. It simply uses minutes and texts from your base plan as normal but gives you that extra ability to use your service as normal.
To take advantage of Wifi Calling, all you need is a Wifi Calling compatible smartphone, a GSM LTE sim card, and an e911 address to get started. Once you activate your GSM LTE sim card, it should work automatically. In case it doesn’t, you don’t need to worry about it at all. You can simply restart your device! Here’s how you can use this feature to make calls and texts.
We have also started rolling out our new GSM LTE sim cards that help with getting this feature enabled in your iPhones. So if your Wifi Calling isn’t working, then you can always reach out to us and we will get you sorted. We are available 24/7!
How to enable Wifi Calling on your devices
Enabling the feature in your devices is not hard. You can simply follow the below-mentioned instructions and you are good to go!
If your iPhones support this feature, then you only need to navigate through Settings > Phone > Wifi-Calling > Turn the toggle ON.
For androids, on the other hand, you need to navigate through Settings > Wifi Settings > Wifi Preferences > Advanced > Turn the toggle ON for Wifi-Calling.
Additionally, you can use third-party apps as well such as Google Voice, WhatsApp, Skype to make calls over a wifi connection but the catch here is that your recipient needs to have an active wifi connection as well for the calls or messages to go through. In this case, it is better to have a safer option relying on conditions.
With the emergence of technology in today’s world, Wifi Calling proves to be a feature that not only aids you at times of uncertainty but also enables you to stay in touch and connect with people or businesses other than the regular cellular networks. It eliminates the dependence on them and gives users more control over things as simple as communication.