What is WiFi Calling? Everything you should know

What is WiFi Calling


What is Wifi calling?

WiFi calling is a voice calling service that allows users to make and receive calls via Wifi network at a place where your telecom service operator’s network is not strong enough to provide a call.

The good news is that now WiFi calling is active in almost all countries, in India, Jio and Airtel are also providing WiFi calling. All you need is a WiFi connection and an updated smartphone. Now you can make and receive calls where telecom network signals are not strong enough.

But there are few points you should know about WiFi calling.

First, you should have a SIM of ‘WiFi callings’ service provider (like Jio or Airtel). Second, you should have a WiFi connection. In those areas where mobile signals are very weak or there may be a place where your mobile signal is not enough for calling, so at that place, you can make calls via WiFi.

Your Smartphone will automatically switch the call to WiFi and make a smooth call from that place. Isn’t great!!!!

How to activate it?

Go to Smartphone Setting -to- Connections -to- WiFi calling press Yes button.

Caution – Your SIM should be active for VoLTE and WiFi both at the same time.

Please note that you cannot make a WiFi call when your mobile is on Flight Mode or there is no SIM in the mobile or there are no signals at all. Basically, it will boost your telecom signals. If you have no signal in your home/area, please remember that it will not provide the signals but will only boost them when there is a very little signal. It will enhance the calling experience.

Few Frequently Asked Questions-

Q1. Is WiFi calling available in India?
A. Yes, it is available in India. Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are providing WiFi calling.

Q2. What are the charges of WiFi calling?
A. It is completely free i.e. with no extra charges, but calls will be charged as per your existing data plan.

Q3. Will WiFi consumes Date? If yes, how much.
A. Yes, it will consume Data. Generally, it will consume 1MB data for calling for One minute i.e 1MB/minute.

Q4. How do I make Wi-Fi calls?
A. All you should have to do is a WiFi connection and a WiFi-compatible smartphone. Enable WiFi calling as per above process, your mobile will automatically toggle between WiFi and telecom network as per signal requirement for calling.

Q5. Do I have to switch On  VoLTE, to make a Wi-Fi call?
A. Yes, VoLTE should be kept ON while making smooth calling.

Q6. Can I make international calls via WiFi calling? Will it be free?
A. Yes, you can make International calls with this help but it will be charged as per International call charges and the amount will be deducted as per your telecom plan.

Q7. Should WiFi be kept On or Off?
A8. WiFi should be kept ON.

Q8. Can I make WiFi calls while my mobile is in Airplane mode?
A. In India you cannot make a call in Airplane mode, you should have at least week signal to make a call, WiFi calling will only boost your mobile signals for HD calling but remember it will not provide the signals.

Q9. My mobile is not showing WiFi calling.
A. If your mobile phone is not showing WiFi calling you should update your mobile to the latest software, generally, with the software update, companies are providing WiFi calling feature.

Q10. Is my mobile phone compatible with WiFi calling?
A. Yes, there is a list of Smartphone which are compatible –

To check your mobile compatibility using Jio SIM Click Here
To check your mobile compatibility using Airtel SIM Click Here

You can also check newly launched Samsung mobiles  in 2020 which are compatible with WiFi calling like Galaxy S10 LiteGalaxy Note10 Lite and Galaxy A71


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