Traditionally, calls from mobiles rely on mobile phone signal provided by masts situated all over the country, but as you know (and may suffer from!), you’re not always in a great service area – particularly if you live or work rurally.
What is WiFi Calling?
In order to combat poor phone signal, WiFi Calling is a service for Android and iOS smartphones that allows you to make and receive calls (and send messages) over a WiFi connection – no traditional phone signal required!
What about signal boosting devices?
Since WiFi calling has been developed, signal boosting devices are seen as a secondary option as they are known to suffer from a lot of intermittency and cause interference. It’s also worth noting that, whilst signal boosting devices (such as Vodafone Sure Signal) work in most cases on the Airband network, we cannot guarantee that they will work, and do not provide support on such devices.
Which networks allow WiFi Calling?
UK networks that currently offer WiFi calling are EE, Vodaphone, O2 and Three.
It’s worth noting that not all smartphones have WiFi Calling ability. If this is the case, don’t panic! You can download easy to use applications that offer WiFi Calling and Messaging, for example, WhatsApp and Skype.