What is VoWiFi calling & Voice over Wifi supported devices in India

voice over wifi & what is wifi calling
voice over wifi & what is wifi calling

VoWifi calling: Voice over calling (VoWifi) is the new feature introduced which has made calling easier, seamless and free. Yes, VoWifi is totally free and unlimited over every network. But only limited devices and operators support VoWifi out of the box.

VoWifi is the feature which can be pushed to handsets through device updates. So you need to update your smartphone to use this feature.

What is Voice over Wifi (VoWifi Calling)

VoWiFi Calling is the latest technology introduced for smartphones that allow smartphone users to make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network using their existing phone number.

VoWiFi is a harmonious technology to VoLTE and it makes use of IMS technology to provide a data packet-based voice service that is delivered over Internet Protocol (IP) over a Wi-Fi network. And the VoLTE calls may be seamlessly handed over between LTE and VoWi-Fi and vice versa.

To use VoWiFI in your smartphone only a few things are required which are as follows:

  • VoWiFi calling supported handset.
  • VoLTE & VoWiFi feature enabled in your smartphone.
  • VoWiFi supported operator. (Like Jio & Airtel support VoWiFi on few locations.)
  • Active internet data plan.

Benefits of Wi-Fi calling

  • VoWiFi calling uses the strongest network to make uninterrupted calls.
  • It supports mobile network as well as WiFi network.
  • You can also make a call using VoWiFi without any mobile network but you must be connected to a working WiFi network.
  • Make and receive calls with Wi-Fi using an existing phone number. Means you need not buy a new SIM card or change your mobile number.
  • It decreases or eliminates the call drop issues.
  • VoWiFi helps to connect in case of signal issues in remote locations or cellular dark areas of any building.
  • It is available at no additional charge. All you need is an existing voice plan and a VoWiFi supported device.

How to enable VoWifi calling in a mobile

  • Enable WiFi calling feature in your WiFi capable handset in settings.
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network and now you can enjoy VoWi-Fi calling anywhere in India.
  • For the best seamless experience, you must enable both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling features in your smartphone settings.

Enable Voice over Wi-Fi calling in Android mobile

how to enable voice over wifi calling in android mobile
Enable VoWiFi in Android

Enable Voice over Wi-Fi calling in Apple iPhone

How to enable voice over WiFi calling in apple iPhones
Enable VoWiFi in iPhones

List of VoWiFi supported devices in India

Only limited devices are supported with VoWiFi calling. But this feature can be added to any 4G VoLTE smartphone via a software update. So we have added a list of VoWiFi supported devices in Jan 2020.

Apple

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE

Coolpad

  • CoolPlay 6
  • Mega 5
  • Mega 5C

Google

  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3 A
  • Pixel 3A XL

Infinix

  • Hot 8
  • Hot 7 Pro
  • Hot 7 Pro (X625B)
  • Hot 6 Pro
  • Hot S3
  • Hot S3X
  • S5 Lite
  • S5 Pro
  • S4
  • Smart 3 Plus
  • Note 5 Stylus
  • X573B
  • X604

Itel

  • A46
  • S42

Lava

  • Z40
  • Z60 S
  • Z61
  • Z62
  • Z71
  • Z81 (2GB)
  • Z92

Motorola

  • Moto G6

Samsung

  • S10
  • S10 Plus
  • S10E
  • S9
  • S9 Plus
  • S8
  • S8 Plus
  • S7 S7 Edge
  • S6
  • S6 Edge
  • S6 Edge Plus
  • Note 10
  • Note 10 Plus
  • Note 9
  • Note 8
  • Note 5
  • Note 5 Duos
  • Note EDGE
  • Note 4
  • OnMax
  • OnNxt
  • On8 (2018)
  • On8 (2016)
  • On7 Prime
  • On 7 Pro
  • On 6
  • On 5 Pro
  • A80
  • A70
  • A70S
  • A50
  • A50S
  • A30
  • A30S
  • A20
  • A20S
  • A10
  • A10S
  • A9 Pro
  • A9
  • A8 (SM-A800F)
  • A8 Plus
  • A8 Star
  • A7 (2018)
  • A7 (2016)
  • A7 (A700FD)
  • A6
  • A6 Plus
  • A5 (2017)
  • A5 (2016)
  • A5
  • M40
  • M30
  • M30S
  • M20
  • M10
  • C9 Pro
  • M10S
  • C7 Pro
  • 4 Prime 4G
  • J8 (2018)
  • J7 Max
  • J7 Nxt
  • J7 Prime
  • J7 Prime 2
  • J7
  • J7 Pro
  • J7 Duos
  • J7 (2016)
  • J6
  • J6 Plus
  • J5
  • J5 (2016)
  • J5 Prime (16GB)
  • J4
  • J4 Plus
  • J3 (2016)
  • J3 Pro
  • J2 (2018)
  • J2 Pro (2016)
  • J2 Hybrid Tray-DD
  • J2
  • J2 Ace
  • J1 4G

Vivo

  • U20
  • S1 Pro
  • V17
  • V15
  • V15 Pro
  • V11
  • V11 Pro
  • V9
  • V9 Pro
  • Y11
  • Y12
  • Y15
  • Y17
  • Y81
  • Y81i
  • Y91
  • Y91 (1811)
  • Y91 i
  • Y93
  • Y95
  • Z1 Pro

Xiaomi

  • F6L (Redmi 7)
  • Poco F1
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K 20 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Y3

More Info about Vo Wi-Fi

  • For a seamless calling experience with your handset, it is recommended that you should keep both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling enabled.
  • You can make Vo Wi-FI calling while roaming.
  • Just enable WiFi calling and VoLTE in your mobile and make and receive calling normally with your built-in calling app. No additional app is required for Vo Wi-Fi calling.
  • The Vo Wi-Fi Calling feature is available at no additional charge and it is included as part of your existing voice plan.
  • Wi-Fi calls to international numbers are billed as International Calls.

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Conclusion

Vo Wi-Fi calling is an additional feature to VoLTE HD calling supported devices. This feature can be added to all 4G enabled VoLTE devices with a software update.

You can take advantage of Vo Wi-Fi calling in the low network or network dark zone in any building and at remote locations.

You need not change your mobile number and handset to use Vo Wi-Fi calling if your device is 4G VoLTE supported and having 4G SIM.