Are you struggling with your mobile connection in Luxembourg? In the article, Mobile Connection Guide, we looked at some of the issues that can lead to poor coverage and how you can find the carrier that will offer the best service where you live. However, some consumers still have problems getting service at home. Wi-Fi calling may be the answer. It can improve your service with no need to change providers or purchase expensive equipment.
What is Wi-Fi Calling?
Wi-Fi calling allows mobile phone users to make and receive calls using their home's wireless internet router and broadband. Because it doesn't go through your typical mobile provider like POST, Tango, Orange, or Eltrona, it can provide a high-quality connection even if your mobile provider can't reach inside the walls of your home. With Wi-Fi calling, your phone connects directly to your wireless router, completely bypassing your phone provider's towers and transmitters.
Do I Get Charged for Wi-FI Calling?
If you have a device that supports Wi-Fi calling, there is no additional charge for the service. However, your mobile provider will still count your calls and minutes the same way as if you were calling using a standard connection. You will also need to be careful if you are using a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Nowadays everyone is focused on privacy and using a VPN is pretty common. But be careful as your VPN’s server could be in another country. In this case, your mobile provider may apply roaming charges as if you were actually there. Check your contract carefully and, if necessary, disconnect your VPN while making calls or be sure that it is set to a server in Luxembourg.
What Devices Support Wi-Fi calling?
Almost all new smartphones support Wi-Fi calling. This includes iPhone devices starting with the iPhone 6 and 6s, all the way through the latest iPhone 13. It also includes many of the latest Android phones. However, with Android, due to the number of phone manufacturers and models, you will want to check with your provider to confirm your phone is compatible. Be sure to check carefully since there are two factors for compatibility. One issue is whether the phone itself supports Wi-Fi calling, and the other is whether the carrier supports Wi-Fi calling on that specific phone. Some phones, Android devices specifically, may work with one carrier but not another.
How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone
Enabling Wi-Fi calling on an iPhone is relatively straightforward.
1. Go to "Settings"
2. Select "Cellular Data"
3. Select "Wi-Fi Calling"
4. Move the "Wi-Fi calls on This iPhone" slider to activate.
How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an Android Phone
1. Open the Phone app, and then tap on the More options (the three vertical dots) icon
2. Select Wi-Fi Calling
3. Move the slider to activate.
Note: If Wi-Fi calling does not appear in your settings menu, try clicking on the search icon in the upper right of the Settings screen.
4. Type "Wi-Fi calling" in the search box and select it from the options below.
If the option for Wi-Fi calling does not show up even in the search, either your phone doesn't support the feature, or your carrier doesn't.
Other Options for Making Wi-Fi Calls
If your Wi-Fi calling is not supported by your phone or your carrier, there are still options for making calls over your home network. While the instructions above deal with enabling native Wi-Fi calling, there are also third-party apps the allow users to make calls using a wireless router. These apps bypass the carrier infrastructure entirely. Options include WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal.
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