Today’s iOS 8.3 upgrade expands iOS 8’s WiFi calling attribute to 2 new service providers: Sprint in the United States and EE in the Uk.
WiFi calling is a feature that wased initially introduced in iOS 8, allowing users make telephone call using WiFi rather than a mobile network when linked to a WiFi network. T-Mobile has so far been among the only carriers to support Wi-Fi calling in the United States, until today.
Following the iOS 8.3 upgrade, Sprint users could toggle on Wi-Fi calling the “Phone” area of the Settings application, which will certainly let them make telephone calls over Wi-Fi when a Wi-Fi network is readily available. Wi-Fi calling can be beneficial when mobile signal is reduced, and calls likewise have enhanced audio over Wi-Fi.
According to Sprint’s internet site, users will require to install the iOS 8.3 update and download Provider Version 19.1. Sprint claims the provider upgrade can be activated by going to Settings– > General– > About after installing iOS 8.3, yet the firm’s statement suggests it could take a couple of days to roll out to everybody.
Enabling Wi-Fi calling is a similar process for EE clients in the Uk. Baseding on Engadget, EE users will need to update to iOS 8.3 and afterwards enable WiFi calling the Settings app, after which the attribute will be activated in a couple of hours. EE’s limiting the number of iPhones able to sign up for WiFi calling to 100,000 every day, so there might be a waiting moment for some users.
WiFi calling is readily available for iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus users with Sprint and EE solution.