Many thanks to apps like Skype and WhatsApp, smartphone proprietors have extended been capable to make voice-calls through a Wi-Fi facts connection, which can be a serious boon for any person who lives in an place with sketchy cell reception.

In quite a few pieces of the world, telcos have even embraced this technological innovation and enabled smartphone buyers to switch amongst Wi-Fi and cell network calling seamlessly.

Australian telcos, even so, have been really slow to adapt the Wi-Fi calling technological innovation, as it most likely requires absent from their revenue stream.

But Telstra took a leap of religion last 12 months and enabled VoWiFi – aka ‘voice about Wi-Fi’ – for the Samsung Galaxy S6, which permitted buyers to switch from cell reception to Wi-Fi devoid of allowing calls fall. That was then extended to the newer Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and S8/S8 As well as handsets this 12 months.

The telco has announced today that this facility will now be accessible to Apple buyers who have both an Apple iphone SE or an Apple iphone 6 or newer handset, nevertheless they will require to be running the newest version of iOS.

If you’re a Telstra purchaser and want to consider edge of employing VoWiFi, simply just update your iPhone’s OS, then accept a carrier update from Telstra. Soon after that, if you transpire to be in a cell blackspot or have awful reception, you must be capable to seamlessly switch from one network to the other devoid of any hiccups, as extended as there’s an accessible Wi-Fi connection.

The Telstra handsets currently with VoWiFi abilities are:

  • Apple Apple iphone 6
  • Apple Apple iphone 6 As well as
  • Apple Apple iphone 6S
  • Apple Apple iphone 6S As well as
  • Apple Apple iphone SE
  • Apple Apple iphone 7
  • Apple Apple iphone 7 As well as
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 As well as
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