Find out more about EE WiFi including how and where you can use it. EE is to begin switching some of its customers to wi-fi enabled calls to help combat mobile signal dead spots.
EE has launched its Wi-Fi Calling service, allowing its customers to make and receive phone calls and text messages without a mobile connection. The service, first announced last summer by Apple at the iPhone 6 launch, had been due to launch towards the end of 2014, but will now be available to EE customers from Friday April 10th, on a selected range of handsets. We spoke to EE to find out everything you need to know about the new service.
How does Wi-Fi calling work?
Wi-Fi calling is designed to be seamless, letting you make and receive phone calls and standard SMS messages over a wireless network in the usual way. That means that you don’t need to fire up a different app, change any settings or do anything differently to how you do now. Any wireless network will do, so you could be at home or on the tube using the underground’s Wi-Fi.
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The news will be welcome to mobile users who live in thick-walled houses, basements or deep in the countryside where mobile reception is patchy. EE-funded research conducted in March found that one in ten people have at least one room in their house where there’s no mobile signal, a figure that rises to 15% for those living in rural areas.
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