AT&T debuts Wi-Fi Calling for Android with the LG G4 first to receive the feature

AT&T debuts Wi-Fi Calling for Android with the LG G4 first to receive the feature
Wi-Fi Calling allows smartphone users to make and take phone calls over a Wi-Fi network in areas where their carrier's cellular signal is weak or non-existent. Needless to say (but we will anyway), a Wi-Fi signal has to be available in the area for the phone to connect to. Up until now, AT&T had offered Wi-Fi Calling for the Apple iPhone, but the carrier today is introducing Wi-Fi Calling for Android.

AT&T selected one Android handset to be the first to receive the new feature. The nation's second largest carrier chose the LG G4. If you are an AT&T subscriber who uses this device, be on the lookout for the notification that will tell you that Wi-Fi Calling has arrived on the handset. Once the service rolls out to the LG G4, users will not only be able to make or take calls over Wi-Fi, but send and receive texts as well.

Once the system is activated on the LG G4, and the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, it can automatically detect when AT&T's cellular signal is too weak to handle calls or texts. At that point, you'll be glad that you have Wi-Fi Calling.

AT&T says that the new feature is available to postpaid subscribers only, and the carrier adds that it will soon roll out the feature to more Android phones.


source: AT&T via AndroidandMe

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

"Soon" for AT&T can mean anywhere from in a few days, to 11 months.

2. gendo

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Odd, considering the G5 is out. Also, I'm quite sure they've sold more GS7's. And the boot loop with the G4? I've had wifi calling with both the G4 and now the G5 on T-Mobile. A little late to the game, but better late than never I suppose.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

From my experience, Wifi calling is pointless with AT&T since I always get LTE reception everywhere I go.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2028; Member since: May 26, 2011

Different experience for me. At home i have 4 or 5 LTE bars but at work i get 0 reception.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Other countries?

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