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How to make calls when your smartphone is out of network area?

If you are struggling to make a call due to a bad network area, and your smartphone shows no network, then there is still hope- and you could make a call. The service of Wi-Fi calling enables the user to make calls not only in India but abroad as well.

Written By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: June 23, 2024 17:50 IST
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Have you ever faced a situation where you need to make a call desperately, but your smartphone says 'no signal'? Trust me, I have been there, and it's annoying. But, the technology has evolved and so did the smartphones there are several ways to fix the situation, as many smartphones are equipped with a new feature called ‘Wi-Fi Calling’. This new feature will enable users to make calls over a Wi-Fi network even when their smartphone is not in the telecom coverage area.

Here is everything you need to know about the WiFi Calling feature- how to use it? what to expect? and more:

What is Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling is a feature which is considered a lifesaver in today’s time- which enables the user to help in utilising any existing Wi-Fi connection- which will help the user to make voice calls easily. This service is effective for users who have weak cellular reception, crowded urban areas, rural locations (villages), travelling abroad or buildings poor signal penetration.

Wi-Fi calling service benefits

  • To stay connected without a recharge, prepaid users could use the service to make calls without any need to recharge their number.
  • Wi-Fi Calling could be used to make calls only if you have a good Wi-Fi connection available.
  • Wi-Fi Calling feature delivers superior call quality when compared to traditional cellular networks.
  • It offers an uninterrupted call with minimal call-dropping issues.
  • One could save money on their smartphone recharge bill- if they use Wi-Fi Calling for making calls, specifically when the roaming charges are applied. So, overseas travel will be easy.

Enabling Wi-Fi calling on your smartphone:

Here is the detailed guide to activate the Wi-Fi calling feature. By walking through the steps:

  1. Open the Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Call’ or ‘Network’ settings section.
  3. Look for the ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ option.
  4. Toggle the switch on to activate Wi-Fi Calling.

One needs to remember that Wi-Fi Calling will need a stable Wi-Fi connection to work well.

By enabling Wi-Fi Calling on your smartphone, the user will ensure to never miss an important call, regardless of your cellular signal strength.

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