With the latest version of iOS which dropped yesterday evening a new feature was added for EE customers in the UK who use a iPhone. WiFi calling is now available for the iPhone 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus. Originally the feature was intending to be released tomorrow, but with the release of iOS 8.3 it looks like it is arriving early.
WiFi calling sounds similar to what FaceTime Audio, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger can do and you may be thinking the same – what’s all the fuss about?
Well WiFi calling seamlessly transfers your regular phone call from the cell towers to the WiFi, this helps reduce the stress on the cell towers. Since the release of iOS 8 WiFi calling was actually included but since then only T-Mobile in the US had adopted it. In fact it isn’t just EE adding support for WiFi calling this week, over the pond Sprint customers can now have the benefit of WiFi calling and AT&T and Verizon in the US have said that it will also be coming to their networks later this year.