AT&T on Wednesday announced it has started offering Wi-Fi Calling capability to Android phones. Starting immediately with the LG G4, the feature will roll out to other Android handsets in short order.
Wi-Fi Calling, which has been available for the iPhone for some time, lets customers make and receive calls and text messages over Wi-Fi connections. This is a handy option gives users excellent reception in places that might not otherwise work so well for the carrier.
To use Wi-Fi Calling, you’ll need:
- A compatible device
- A postpaid wireless account set-up for HD Voice
- A Wi-Fi internet connection
A software update will roll out as other phones pick up the Wi-Fi Calling option. Once ready, the handset will notify the user that it’s ready to install. Wi-Fi calls are billed based on the phone number and customers who travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can make free calls to other US phone numbers.