Wi-Fi calling coming to certain Apple iPhone models running iOS 9 on Rogers and Fido
The speculation is that last year Rogers had problems with calls getting handed off from cellular to Wi-Fi. That is not supposed to be an issue this time around. Documents obtained by Mobile Syrup show that Rogers has already started training its personnel on how the feature works. Wi-Fi calling will came right out of the box for Rogers and Fido customers buying the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. The other Rogers and Fido iPhone models receiving the feature with the iOS 9 update include the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The service will be offered to postpaid subscribers only.
The advantage to Wi-Fi calling is that it will help users make/take calls and send/receive SMS and MMS messages in areas where regular cellular signals do not penetrate well. Even though the feature uses Wi-Fi, calls and texts are counted against the subscriber's monthly allotment of voice minutes and texts.