Wi-Fi Calling to Take Off

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2Q 2015 | IN-3581

EE Launched Wi-Fi Calling Ahead of Rivals


In early April 2015, the U.K. mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE) launched Wi-Fi calling services, allowing its mobile subscribers to make calls or send messages through their home or office Wi-Fi networks at no extra charges. The service is primarily targeted at the people who have no mobile connectivity in at least one room in their home. EE only allows users to use the Wi-Fi calling within its domestic area, while some operator such as T-Mobile let users get access to Wi-Fi calling from anywhere in the world. Likewise, this summer, EE also plans to inaugurate its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services (which make voice calls over the 4G network) but has not confirmed a launch date. At the moment, Vodafone UK has also confirmed that it will be launching Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE services this summer.

What Is Wi-Fi Calling?


Wi-Fi calling is not an application, but instead is integrated into the phone’s normal dialer to make calls or send text messages through normal text buttons. Those recei…

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