Is Wi-Fi calling free?

With «WiFi calling» and when you are connected via Wi-Fi network, you can make a phone call in a territory with a minimum coverage of a cellular network, or none at all. This article discusses how to make a voice call using the «WiFi calling».


Important! Additional fees may be incurred for calls over Wi-Fi may. For more information, please contact your mobile service provider.

Note. Perhaps some of the information in the article does not apply to your Android device, since the version of the OS on different phones and tablets have their own characteristics. This article is intended for owners of devices with Android 6.0 and later.

How to enable calls over Wi-Fi

To make calls on Wi-Fi, you need to enable this feature in the settings. If your carrier does not support it, you can still call through the VoIP service.


Option 1: Using the services of the mobile operator to make calls over Wi-Fi

Some operators are allowed to use Wi-Fi network without a mobile signal, but this feature should be included.

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Click on More Settings.
  • Press Call.  

Include «WiFi calling». If you did not find this option, your operator does not support this feature.

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Option 2: Using a VoIP service for calls on Wi-Fi (SIP)

Some services, such as service of VoIP, you can call the Wi-Fi. To this must be added to the device SIP-Account.

  • Open the "Phone" app.
  • Click on More Settings.
  • Select Calls on the Accounts for calls within SIP-accounts.
  • Click the New icon.
  • Enter your user name, password, and the server is the new SIP-Account.
  • To change the port number, alias, or other fields, click Advanced Settings.
  • Click Save.

How to call on the phone using Wi-Fi

Configuring calls by Wi-Fi, you can call through the network as well as over the mobile network. When connected to the Internet, you will see the message "Internet call" or «WiFi calling» in the notification window.

If the connection to Wi-Fi is not available, and the mobile network is available, the system will use it to make calls.

Wifi calling

Wi-Fi Calling technology has been discussed for a long time - it allows you to use a wireless network connected to convert the call into a digital signal and transmit over the Internet. In fact, what we’re now doing by the means of WhatsApp and Viber application.

The technology is not new and tested by operators around the world. For example, calls over Wi-Fi greatly simplify the life of operators, since those do not need to fool with the base stations and to complicate the life of the solution of complex problems of poor coverage inside buildings.

An interesting question with regards to the cost of the call - now the majority of operators are working in test mode. But, when you connect services (on the iPhone), the operator has warned that you should send your data to the operator, including for the payment. Most likely, that the mass popularity of services, the price will be calculated the same way as other calls over the Internet, including overseas.

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