AT&T has just announced some exciting changes. They have introduced Wi-Fi Calling, which will makes life much easier for those who are trying to make a call in an area with a poor signal. Per AT&T: “AT&T customers can use Wi-Fi in addition to the traditional cellular network to make and receive calls and texts while in the U.S.”
If you’re in a signal-crushing office building or area where AT&T’s signal doesn’t reach, this is the announcement you’ve been waiting for! Here’s what you need:
- AT&T Wi-Fi Calling capable smartphone*
- Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus updated with iOS 9
- Apple iPhone 6s or Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Internet connection via an existing Wi-Fi network
If you have these requirements, here’s how you turn it on:
- Turn Wi-Fi Calling on or off from the settings menu and phone section of your device.
- Call and text just like you do on the cellular network.
- Calls will be carried on the cellular network whenever it’s available and will be carried over Wi-Fi only in places where it’s difficult to get a cellular signal.
Wi-Fi Calling looks to be a great supplement to your cell phone plan if you have issues getting a solid connection. However, it isn’t the right solution for all in-building coverage issues, nor a replacement for other in-building solutions. For companies, this could be a great alternative when you are nearing your minutes limit toward the end of the month or if an employee is in an area with poor cell phone reception.
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