Wi-Fi calling is a great way make phone calls if you live in an area that can’t connect to a mobile network or have areas around your home where you can’t make a call. Wi-Fi Calling provides basic voice calling capability on compatible devices when you’re connected to a supported Wi-Fi network.
The best part is you don’t need to do anything, you’ll be automatically connected to the strongest connection.
To be eligible for Wi-Fi Calling, you need to:
Have Wi-Fi Calling compatible device.
Have VoLTE (i.e. 4G Voice Calls) enabled on your device.
Ensure you have updated to the latest software.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling in your settings on your device.
For Android devices, you can turn on Wi-Fi Calling in your settings. Note that these instructions may vary slightly between devices.
Navigate to the phone dialler (phone icon)
Click ‘More’ in the top right hand corner and tap ‘Settings’
Scroll to the bottom of the screen, you will see ‘Wi-Fi Calling’
Tick or untick this setting to turn Wi-Fi Calling on or off (by default it is on)
If Wi-Fi Calling is available and you’re in a Wi-Fi coverage area, you’ll see the icon for Wi-Fi Calling in the status bar, next to your Wi-Fi signal strength indicator and you’ll be able to make calls over Wi-Fi.
Setting up Wi-Fi Calling on iOS
Never turn on just VoWiFi without VoLTE enabled, as you will experience call drops
Update Software and Carrier settings
Make sure you have the latest version of iOS
Plug your device into power
Tap Settings > General > Software Update
Tap Download and Install
To update now, Tap Install
Update to the latest Carrier profile
Tap Settings > General > About
If an update is available, you’ll see an option to update your carrier settings
Please check your carrier settings twice to make sure it has all caught up
Turn on VoLTE
Tap Settings > Mobile > Mobile Data Options > Enable 4G
If Voice & Data is off, tap it to turn on VoLTE
It will normally be activated within about 4 hours
Turn on VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling)
Tap Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling > Slide ‘Wi-Fi Calling’
I have a Galaxy S7 with VoLTE activated but the WiFi-Calling still not working on Boost.
I've switched on the Wi-Fi calling under my phone app setting.
You need to make sure you're in a 4G coverage area to use Wi-Fi Calling. You can check this on our Coverage Map
Can you see the icon for Wi-Fi Calling in the status bar, next to your Wi-Fi signal strength indicator? This looks like a phone with small Wi-fi icon.
I have set up two iphones to use Wifi Calling on Boost. One was brought in from Aldi Mobile, and Wifi Calling worked straight away.
The other was brought in from Telstra and didn't work right away. In fact it required several calls to the helpline (who told me the feature wasn't supported!) until I was put through to a network technician who manually enabled the feature.
So my advice, if it's not working for you, is to request to be put through to a network technician who should be able to sort this out for you.
Best option is to go online with boost online chat and ask them to enable VoLTE for you mobile number, after they have done it wait five mins turn phone off and then back on and go to phone setting and enable wifi calling. You will now be able to make calls when on wifi with limited or no mobile coverage. Note VoLTE isn't enable on boost Sims by default needs to be turned on
>You need to make sure you're in a 4G coverage area to use Wi-Fi Calling.
Nope. Go back to school.
The entire point of Wi-Fi Calling is to let you reroute the calls from your cell phone through WIFI instead of through the cell network. Your phone does this entirely through the WIFI.
This gives you the ability to use your smart phone (as ususal) where there is no cell network at all. You need NO CELL ACCESS AT ALL to get it to work. That's the entire point. If you needed 4G to get Wi-Fi Calling to work the Wi-Fi Calling would have no use. You could just call over 4G.
Source? A life long career in IT as a senior developer (at telecommuncation companies) and also several of my neighbors who use ViFIVoice all day every day here in a BLACK SPOT where there is no cell covereage. They use their cell phones over Skymuster.
>Don't understand why you need to be in a 4g area as wifi calling does not have to use the mobile network.
You don't. As ususal tech support knows less about their own products than average people on the street.