Oct 09 AT 9:41 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

AT&T finally flips the switch on WiFi calling

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WiFi calling on AT&T is finally here. AT&T has officially turned the service on just three days after the FCC gave its consent on October 6. AT&T’s WiFi calling should be pretty similar to T-Mobile and Sprint’s WiFi calling services, allowing users to make and receive phone calls over WiFi networks even if AT&T’s network isn’t accessible. There are currently no Android phones available that can take advantage of AT&T’s WiFi calling feature, but we suspect AT&T will be working closely with Samsung, LG and HTC to ensure that the feature is enabled with the Android 6.0 software updates that should start landing before the year is out.

Will you be using AT&T WiFi calling once it’s made available on your Android device?

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With the FCC recently granting AT&T’s waiver request related to certain deaf and hard of hearing technology, AT&T customers will be able to use Wi-Fi in addition to the traditional cellular network to make and receive calls while in the U.S. beginning Oct. 8.*

Wi-Fi Calling is a complement to AT&T’s already great network coverage.  Along with a network that covers more than 99 percent of all Americans, our customers now have an option for making calls in areas where a cellular signal is tough to get – such as a home or office with dense building construction.

Once set-up, your phone will use Wi-Fi Calling automatically in places where you have limited or no cell signal, but you do have a Wi-Fi Internet connection.

In order to use Wi-Fi Calling, customers just need a compatible device with iOS 9 installed, a postpaid wireless account set-up for HD Voice and a Wi-Fi Internet connection.  This includes a Wi-Fi connection set up at home or the office.

Wi-Fi Calling works in the background, allowing you to make and receive calls like you would on the cellular network.   Since the service is built-in, you have the same telephone number and access to your contacts without having to add them to a separate app.

Wi-Fi Calling is easy to set-up and, in most ways, making a call over Wi-Fi is a lot like a regular phone call.   There is no additional charge on calls to U.S. numbers.

Head over to www.att.com/wificalling for more information. *Req’s compatible device w/iOS 9 & postpaid wireless svc plan. Domestic use only. Other restr’s apply.  Visit www.att.com/wificalling for details. – See more at: http://about.att.com/innovationblog/10082015wificalling#sthash.dusyZ46Y.dpuf

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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