Apple and Verizon have released an update that allows users to turn on Verizon WiFi calling on iPhone. This allows you to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi so you don’t miss calls when coverage is poor. We will explain what Verizon WiFi calling is and how you can set it up on your iPhone running iOS 9.3 or higher.
After setting up Verizon WiFi calling on iPhone, you can make calls over WiFi like when you are in a building with poor signal strength, which keeps you connected. Unlike FaceTime Audio, you can use WiFi calling to reach any phone number on any carrier or device, and even home phones.
There are no additional charges for using Verizon WiFi calling. It just uses your current phone plan to make calls. One of the biggest advantages is that you can call US numbers for free – even when traveling internationally, as long as you do it over WiFi.
You will need a monthly Verizon plan as there are no prepaid plans. support Currently searching for WiFi on Verizon. You will need an iPhone se, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to use it. You will need to open Advanced Search on your iPhone which will require you to log into your account or call Verizon to add Advanced Search.
Making a WiFi call on Verizon doesn’t use your plan data, but uses WiFi data at around 1MB per minute for voice and 6-8MB for video calling.
How to Set Up Verizon WiFi Calling on iPhone
If you already have HD Voice enabled, you can set up Verizon WiFi calling on iPhone without going to Verizon Store or calling to change your plan. Sometimes known as HD Voice, Advanced Search 1.0.
You can see if you’ve already turned this on by signing into your Verizon account and clicking Manage My Account and then Change Properties. Then click Add Advanced Search.
Once this is set, you need to follow few simple steps on iPhone to turn on WiFi Calling.
on your iPhone home screen. Next in the settings menu. At that time.
On the next screen you will set up an Emergency Address and confirm that you understand how it works.
Toggle Wi-Fi Calling On On This Phone. Read the pop-up alert and tap Activate if you agree. Enter an emergency address that will appear for 911.
To allow Voice Calls over the Internet, Verizon must allow 911 calls and contain an address. This is the address 911 will get if you call 911 over WiFi and cannot provide an address to the carrier. This does not change your billing address.