What is WiFi Calling and How to Enable it on Android

WiFi calls are slowly accelerating around the world and more users are trying it than ever before. In India too, it is slowly becoming the preferred mode of communication for some. But what are WiFi calls and what are its additional advantages compared to normal calls made via the operator’s network. In this guide, we will try to explain everything in detail. In addition, we will also list the steps to activate it on your device. On that note, also equip yourself with 4G vs 5G networks: everything you need to know.

WiFi call: explained

wifi calls

Latest technology in the field of communication, WiFi calls allow you to make and receive calls directly via WiFi. However, as your device notices that the WiFi connectivity is weak, it automatically switches to your operator’s network. In this whole process, your existing mobile number is only used. In addition, the person calling you does not need this feature.

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It will make a normal call, but on your side, your device will check the strength of the WIFi network and the operator and will route the call accordingly. In the same way, you can make WiFi calls without having to worry about whether the receiver has activated it or not. In addition, no fees are charged during these calls. All that is consumed is part of the bandwidth of your network.

What are the requirements for this feature

Well, there are quite a few prerequisites to get started. First, your network operator must support this functionality. In India, Airtel and Jio are the only operator supported. In addition, your device should also support WiFi calls. Most devices these days come with this feature. Apart from that, active WiFi connectivity is required. If you are unable to connect to the WiFi network, please refer to these WiFi fixes for Android devices.

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How to activate WiFi calls

If your carrier and device support this feature, follow the steps below to activate it on your handsets.

  1. Meeting on settings on your Android device.
  2. Go to Network and Internet > Mobile network.
    network settings
  3. Press on Advanced. This will open an extended menu.
  4. Meet at Call section and press WiFi calls.
  5. Then press Call preference and you will probably have two options:
    wifi calling prefs
    • Calls via WiFi: WiFi will be preferred. If it is not available or if the speed is not considered appropriate, the device then switches to the mobile network.
    • Mobile calls: The mobile network is the preferred mode of communication. In areas where the mobile signal is weak enough and where you have active WiFi connectivity, it will make the change accordingly.

All of this comes from this guide to WiFi calling and the steps to enable it on your devices. It ultimately boils down to the device and media you are using, for this feature to work effectively. Either way, it is indeed a useful addition to calling preferences. What is your opinion on that? Let us know in the comments section below.

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