For those on the Three network who struggle with bad reception, you will now be able to make calls through WiFi.
Prior to the latest app-free WiFi calling, Three customers only option was to use the network’s inTouch app to make WiFi calls, which according to several reports didn’t have the best features.
With the networks latest venture, customers will be able to connect to any WiFi network and use it to make phone calls and send text messages regardless of their location.
WiFi calling is convenient, allowing customers to access features such as Whatsapp without the threat of exorbitant roaming charges while abroad.
Three has been discussing this add on for some time, they are now officially ready to launch it to the public.
Three has stated: “We will be doing away with the inTouch app; we will be sending all customers a message instructing them to delete the app.”
Their new service is integrated into the majority of android phones including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, iPhones and the LG’s G5. Three also claims that the service will be available on the S7 Edge and the Galaxy S7 from mid-February.
The Huawei 6X and the Honor 8 are not yet compatible despite Three being the only phone network in the UK to operate on these devices.
For the feature to work on the iPhone, customers will need to programme it by going into settings, and switching on the WiFi calling capability and then reset the phone by turning it on and off. Android devices will have the feature automatically installed.
Three is slightly late with offering this service since Vodafone and EE have been providing it to their UK customers for some time. O2 is the only service that doesn’t provide WiFi calling.