Simplifying WiFi Calling for Travelers

Simplifying WiFi Calling for Travelers

Are you planning an exciting trip to a foreign country? Staying connected with friends and family back home is easier than ever, thanks to a nifty technology called WiFi calling. If you're not sure what WiFi calling is all about, let's break it down in simple terms.

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What is WiFi Calling?

WiFi calling allows you to use a WiFi network to make phone calls, rather than relying on traditional cellular networks. It works like magic – your smartphone connects to the internet through a WiFi hotspot (like the one in your hotel or a café), or if you use a personal portable WiFi device from WiFicandy and you can make calls as if you were at home.

Why Use WiFi Calling When Traveling?

Here's why WiFi calling is great for travelers

1. Cost-effective:

WiFi calls are often cheaper than using your regular phone service abroad, saving you money on international roaming fees.

2. Reliable Connection:

In places with spotty cellular coverage, WiFi calling provides a more stable connection for crystal-clear conversations.

3. Easy Access:

WiFi hotspots are widely available in tourist spots, making it convenient to make calls wherever you are.

How to Check if Your Device Supports WiFi Calling?

To find out if your smartphone supports WiFi calling:

- iPhone:

Go to Settings > Phone > WiFi Calling and check if the option is available.

- Android:

Navigate to Settings > Connections > WiFi Calling (or similar) to see if your phone supports this feature.

Alternatively, you can go to Settings and search for WiFi calling and you will see it if your device supports WiFi Calling. 

You can also reach out to your mobile carrier's customer support for assistance.

How to enable WiFi calling on your smartphones?

- iPhone:

Go to settings >> Cellular/Mobile data >> Check the WiFi calling option and toggle it to enable it on your device.

- Android:

Press the phone icon on your home screen, press menu (3 dots) on the top, press settings, press WiFi calling toggle switch

Do All Smartphones Support WiFi Calling?

Not all smartphones support WiFi calling, but most newer models from major brands like Apple, Samsung, and Google do. It's best to confirm with your carrier or check your device settings to be sure.

Do both parties (caller and receiver) need WiFi calling enabled?

For WiFi calling to work smoothly, ideally, both the caller and the person you're calling should have WiFi calling enabled on their devices. If the receiver doesn't have WiFi calling or a good cellular connection, the call may not connect as a WiFi call.

Pros of WiFi calling:

- Backup Solution for Spotty Coverage: WiFi calling acts as a backup when cellular coverage is weak.

- No Additional Apps Needed: Unlike VoIP apps, WiFi calling is built into your phone, saving storage space.

- Reliable Network Coverage: Enjoy clear calls on the go, with WiFicandy's portable WiFi.

Cons of WiFi calling:

- Public Setting Challenges: WiFi calling may struggle in crowded places like cafes, where network bandwidth is shared.

- Availability of WiFi Hotspots: While global WiFi hotspots have increased, they're not universally accessible everywhere.

Special Offer for Non-WiFi Calling Devices

If your device doesn't support WiFi calling and you also need to make local calls, consider renting our CallCandy add-on. With CallCandy, you'll enjoy unlimited local calls and SMS to Ireland and Europe, along with 100 minutes of international calling to the US & Canada at no extra cost. The price of CallCandy covers the entire rental duration or a 30-day cycle, whichever comes first.

In essence, WiFi calling is a traveler's best friend, offering a cost-effective and reliable way to stay connected while exploring new destinations. So, before you set off on your adventure, check if your phone supports WiFi calling and enjoy hassle-free communication wherever your travels take you!

Happy exploring and happy calling!

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