Sprint announces free Wi-Fi calling for iPhone customers

Sprint announces free Wi-Fi calling for iPhone customers
iPhone users on Sprint will be able to make Wi-Fi calls using their phone number. Over the next week, a software update will be rolling out to owners of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Sprint is enabling the feature as a way to augment coverage, particularly in situations where a traditional cellular signal cannot reach, like basements or densely built areas. This affords Sprint customers to maintain connectivity with the carrier’s services.

In addition to that feature being free (Wi-Fi usage does not count against minutes or data limits), iPhone customers on Sprint will also be able to bring Wi-Fi calling with them internationally, with free calls to the United States from more than 200 countries.

This enabling of unlicensed mobile access does not have the “hand-off” to or from the mobile network. The feature will be activated for iPhone users that are up-to-date with iOS 8.3, which was just released today. No word at this time as to if or when Sprint will bring the feature to other mobile platforms.

source: Sprint

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