Wi-Fi Calling is not a novelty on the market. While it was initially conceived as a dedicated administration for iOS and Android cell phones, allowing these devices to handle voice calls via a Wi-Fi association, it has recently received an alternative – making Wi-Fi Calling through a Wi-Fi system instead of relying on the system association of your transporter.
Wi-Fi calling on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus via association is free whenever you’re calling to US, Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands phone numbers. For any other global number, the service comes with a fee while the majority of household callings are available at no additional charges.
Nevertheless, if you decide to rely on a Wi-Fi system that may incorporate a particular Wi-Fi association, you’re sure to make calls anywhere in the world. Basically, whatever Wi-Fi hotspot you have around you – in a library, a restaurant or whatever – you can connect and use it to make phone calls via the Wi-Fi calling feature. This should be fully functional even when you have no voice signal. The only condition is to have a Wi-Fi network and, of course, to have the Wi-Fi calling on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus feature enabled.
Here are the steps you need to follow in order to activate or to deactivate this particular feature:
- Go to the Home screen;
- Select Apps;
- Select Settings;
- Tap on Advanced Calling;
- Tap on Wi-Fi Calling;
- Slide this setting into the desired position – On or Off.
With this feature activated, whenever you make a call and your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus is connected to a network, the call will be automatically placed over Wi-Fi. Chances are you will benefit from a higher voice quality on this occasion – depending on how strong is the wireless network, the voices might be much clear, close to high-definition calls.
The great news about Wi-Fi calling on Galaxy S8 is that you can even select your preferred network when traveling abroad, by tapping on the “When Roaming” feature.