AT&T is bringing Wi-Fi calling to select Android devices. The service allows users to make and receive calls as well as texts over Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi calling will initially be available on the LG G4 and soon expand to other Android devices. The only requirement is that you have a post-paid wireless account with none other than AT&T. The carrier first introduced Wi-Fi calling for iOS devices in October of 2015 and was only available on compatible iPhones running iOS 9.
Getting set up is simple. You’ll first get a notification that the feature is available, and then be prompted to install the requisite software update. Once Wi-Fi calling is activated, and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, your phone will detect poor cell coverage. From there you can use your phone for calls and messaging just as you would normally only through Wi-Fi.
AT&T said billing for Wi-Fi calls is based on where the receiver is located. Messages and calls sent from your US number to another US number over Wi-Fi is free of charge. However, international calls will have standard international rates. For now, the feature works for AT&T customers in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and most international countries. Will you be taking advantage of Wi-Fi calling from AT&T? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.