If you’re a Verizon customer and have been waiting for Wi-Fi calling, the wait is almost over. Tomorrow, the giant carrier will start rolling out the feature, but only on select phones.
Wi-Fi calling allows a handset to use a nearby Wi-Fi connection when the cellular network is too congested or the signal’s too weak. This benefits users by enabling higher-quality voice calls, fewer dropped calls and less stress when it comes to carrier coverage.
Unfortunately for Verizon customers, the feature will only be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users initially. Those customers will be able to install an update starting tomorrow, December 8, which will allow them to use the feature.
Those on Apple’s iPhones or other devices will need to be a bit more patient, as Big Red says those handsets will only receive Wi-Fi calling starting next year.
Still, with Verizon jumping on board now and AT&T having started to enable this feature as well, most phone users will soon be covered, which means lots of people should start benefiting from higher-quality calls.