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AT&T users with iOS 9 can now (finally) make calls over Wi-Fi

By dkpope
Oct 8, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/10/2015-10-08-image-16.jpg" /></p> <p>Now if you&rsquo;re in an area with a bad connection, you can <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/08/att-wifi-calling-now-available/">make calls using Wi-Fi</a>. AT&amp;T has made this feature available to eligible customers who are also running iOS 9. MacRumors reports that many people have successfully activated Wi-Fi calling.</p> <p>This feature isn&rsquo;t groundbreaking (Apple&rsquo;s FaceTime Audio functions in the same way) but it is a good option to have.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re an AT&amp;T customer you can activate Wi-Fi calling in the Phone section of the iPhone Settings app by simply toggling on Wi-Fi calling. After that, you&rsquo;ll go through a few steps to set it up and to include entering an emergency address. To use this feature, you must be running iOS 9 on an iPhone 6 or newer.</p> <p>Additionally, you must enable AT&amp;T HD voice features and be connected to the Internet to use Wi-Fi calling. It&rsquo;s free to use within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Outside of that, standard long distance rates will apply. After going through the setup, there&rsquo;s a short activation period and then you&rsquo;ll be ready to make calls.</p> <p>This feature was originally supposed to launch at the same time as iOS 9 but was delayed as AT&amp;T was waiting on a waiver from the FCC. The waiver, which they received Tuesday, allows AT&amp;T to temporarily not offer support options for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62373-att-users-ios-9-can-now-make-calls.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62373-att-users-ios-9-can-now-make-calls.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/62373-att-users-ios-9-can-now-make-calls.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     
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