Yes what it sounds “Wi-Fi Calling” a feature required to
maintain calls as well as text messages on a Wi-Fi network rather than
customary cellular network. In Detail, Wi-Fi calling enables phone calls and
messages grained into tiny packets and transferred them over the internet
through your mobile device to carrier. Generic
Access Network (GAN). Is actually protocol that enables mobile voice, data
and multimedia (IMS/SIP) applications on IP networks. Mobile carriers such as (UMA) Unlicensed Mobile Access are used
by carriers for external IP access into their main network.
Many mobile Phone Manufacturer called these protocols and
Technology as “Wi-Fi Calling”. Mainly
Apple and Samsung. GAN enables cell phones packets to be delivered to a network
access point over the internet, using air as a medium. GSM/GPRS, UMTS. A separate device called as “GAN Collector” receives
this data and record it into phone network. Now this GAN is used to allow
UMA-holding mobile phones. So that, mobile phones can use Wi-Fi network to
connect calls and send messages.
If you are in any of distant area where you are poor with mobile signals. But, you have internet available in other ways. Than this Wi-Fi calling will be the most suitable solution for you. With UMA-Capability of any mobile device, it can connect to its service provider from anywhere in the world. People who are most of the time travelling can use it to connect to their Service Provider’s GANC and make calls into their home-region from anywhere in the world.
Apple- IPhone 5C, 5S and all new devices with iOS 8 or later.
LG KE 520, KF 757(3G), GT505, Optimus One, Optimus me
Motorola DEFY, Z6w
Samsung SGH-T339, SGH-T409, SGH-T709, SGH-T739 (Katalyst), T-Mobile’s Galaxy S SGH-T959, Galaxy S SGH-T959, Glaxy SII , SGH-T989, Orange Galaxy SII with NFC (GT-i9100P), T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4, SGH-M919 and Galaxy S7.
Other than mobile devices our network routers should also support for the feature. Linksys WRT54G series#WRT54G-TM AND Westell– UltraVoice UMA Terminal Adapter with Router are the most commonly used and tested routers for this feature.
Don’t Mess-up with Messenger Apps.
Here a question comes in our mind that when we got internet we may have many other solutions available like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Skype, IMO, many others?? But Wi-Fi calling is something else. By making calls through any of these apps means, you’re all chatting activities inside of the app. These apps actually use your mobile number as your identity. It cannot do anything with the network. Apple’s Facetime and iMessage also have similar features. But, they are practically Apple’s application. WI-Fi Calling is something that is particular with your network only.
Wi-Fi Calling on Android.
As we have
a diversity of android modes and models. So, Little bit settings can vary but
the basic settings are all same.
Your android phone should be updated
Find out Setting—Network and internet—Wi-Fi
Just check out Wi-Fi section deeply. If your android support for the feature then you must be provided with Wi-Fi Calling Option You can also check Advance options.
If you are unable to find it. Then try it on search icon located on top of Settings page. Typing Wi-Fi calling, settings should appear.
Wi-Fi Calling on iOS.
Firstly check out all software’s and mobile updates. You need to be updated.
Then go to Settings—Phone—Wi-Fi Calling
Toggle on this option and let it be in on position.
Give a confirmation click that yes, you want to activate this feature.
When you will be set-up. Just use your phone using Wi-Fi
Calling. Most interesting of all that your recipient don’t need to have Wi-Fi
Calling Feature enabled. You can also check your Service Provider Website to
get step to step guidelines of using Wi-Fi Calling.
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