Vi (Vodafone Idea) has expanded its voice over Wi-Fi calling service for Apple iPhone. Telco was already offering Wi-Fi calling for select Android smartphones, and is now rolling out the feature to iPhones as well. Vi announced that iPhones running iOS14.5 would be able to use the Wi-Fi calling service to make and receive voice calls over a Wi-Fi network instead of using their existing cellular network. This feature comes in handy in areas where there are poor cellular receptions. If users in such areas have a reliable Wi-Fi connection, they will get better voice quality at no additional cost.
According to Vi, all iPhone users who have updated their handsets to iOS14.5, which were rolled out last week, can use their smartphones to make calls using Wi-Fi if they In an area that has patchy cellular reception, great voice quality. This facility is available only in select areas. According to the Vi website, the service is currently being offered in Maharashtra and Goa, Kolkata, Gujarat, Delhi as well as Mumbai circle.
This update also brings a number of privacy features and support for Face Unlock while wearing a mask (if you have an Apple Watch) and App Tracking Transparency that allows users to control which app offers other apps and Should be allowed to track their activity on websites. Personal advertising and data sharing with third parties.
Here’s how to enable Vi WiFi calling on your iPhone (iPhone 6s or above):
- For the feature to work, users must have a working Wi-Fi, supported handset, and an active 4G SIM card
- Upgrade your iPhone OS to the latest version
- Go to Settings> Phone> and enable WiFi-calling
Apart from Apple handsets, Vi currently offers Wi-Fi calling on smartphones of OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung and Xiaomi.