• AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3


    Apple iPhone owners who updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T's international Wi-Fi calling feature, a service that allows users to place calls to and receive calls from the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.


    In free texts sent out to AT&T customers on Tuesday, the U.S. wireless provider said its latest carrier software update extends months-old Wi-Fi calling capabilities beyond domestic borders. The feature is sure to be well received by jet-setters keen on avoiding high international roaming charges. AT&T notes calls to and from international numbers will be charged at rates commensurate to a customer's smartphone package or international calling plan.

    Once Wi-Fi calling is enabled on a user's iPhone, and when connected to a Wi-Fi network, the system automatically reroutes incoming and outgoing calls over the Internet. Subscribers can use their regular phone number with the service, so there is no need to remember a special access number or download a special app.

    Aside from the cost benefits, Wi-Fi calling is useful in areas with poor cellular coverage.

    AT&T first introduced Wi-Fi calling on iPhone last year, first rolling out access to a select group of beta testers before opening access to all eligible customers in October. The feature is supported in many countries, but is currently prohibited in China, Cuba, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3 started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Haha. I just made a wifi call in the uae with a t-mobile sim
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      AT&T notes calls to and from international numbers will be charged at rates commensurate to a customer's smartphone package or international calling plan.

      But why incur any fee's when Apps like Viber is FREE?
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