BT mobile offers Wi-Fi calling for its customers; however, there are a few things customers must know before they can get the Wi-Fi calling service, such as having the latest update for their smartphone.
Wi-Fi calling allows people to make and receive video and voice calls, using a Wi-Fi connection over the regular cell one.
If a customer is on a call using an online app and she or he is in a building with thick walls, this might cause their phone to lose connection or have a weak signal. Nevertheless, this won't happen if they can automatically connect to the building's wi-fi if the building has wi-fi then it'll automatically reconnect.
It is the same for being on a call using wi-fi, the call will automatically switch from Wi-Fi to a 4G network without having to end the call.
Before getting all excited about Wi-Fi calling, there are some things that members must do in order to get Wi-Fi calling, such as get a phone that is able to access this service.
Wi-Fi calling comes included on most of the most recent devices. Nevertheless, you must make sure that:
Apple iPhones and Android smartphones are capable of Wi-Fi calling. In order to learn how to activate Wi-Fi calling, follow these three easy steps:
Activate Wi-Fi calling on iPhone (iOS):
Activate Wi-Fi calling on Android:
To help you get an idea of what a classifies as a compatible mobile phone, here is a list of the iPhone and Android mobile phones that are compatible:
The best part about Wi-Fi calling is that it is free and customers don't need to download an app because Wi-Fi calling works behind the scenes, just make sure that the smartphone phone is compatible.
The calls made over Wi-Fi don't use any data allowance of your current plan. However, the Wi-Fi network you are using may be applying charges in order to access it.
Nevertheless, you must have in mind that voice calling consumes around 1 MB/minute of data and 1-minute video call can use up to 6 to 8 MB of data (the actual data usage may vary depending on the device).
Wi-Fi calling is a good way to save money on data plans because clients don't have to use any of their data.