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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 with Spark, receives update to support International Wi-Fi Calling

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 with Spark, receives update to support International Wi-Fi Calling
On Thursday, Sprint sent out an update to its Samsung Galaxy S4 units that support Sprint Spark. The latter is the tri-band LTE network offered by the mobile operator, that offers zippy data speeds to enabled handsets. With Sprint Spark, the phone is able to figure out which of the three bands is best suited for a particular task, which allows for faster wireless service. Today's update allows Sprint Spark enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 users, to call or text using International Wi-Fi Calling.

With this feature, Sprint customers with the updated Galaxy S4 can use Wi-Fi Calling, even when outside of the U.S. While overseas in over 100 countries, these Sprint customers will be able to call or text anyone in the U.S., the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico without having to pay for the calls, or having them count against their monthly allowance of voice minutes. Over the course of the year, other Sprint models that support Wi-Fi calling will receive the update that allows them to use this feature internationally.


Right now, 11 Sprint branded handsets can use Wi-Fi Calling such as the HTC One max, HTC One (M8), HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon edition, LG G3, LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy S4 with Sprint Spark, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, Samsung Galaxy Mega, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sharp AQUOS Crystal (coming soon).

source: Sprint

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