Officially tweeted by Google India on twitter saying that. It brings WiFi calling facility on its flagship Pixel with a collab with JIO telecom in India. This new feature allows calling over VoltE and WiFi.
Google Pixel Brings WiFi Calling Facility With JIO Network In INDIA
With Noughat Update on Google Pixel and Pixel XL VoLTE, WiFi and VoLTE calling is available for JIO network users. Google India tweets that, “Now say hi over wi-fi. VoLTE and WiFi calling, now available to Pixel on Jio. Watch out for the next Nougat update.“
Now say hi over wi-fi. VoLTE and WiFi calling, now available to Pixel on Jio. Watch out for the next Nougat update. pic.twitter.com/C80XFKM9g4
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) April 10, 2017
This seems a great news for pixel users from India. So with the upcoming update Android 7.1.2 for both pixels this feature is available.
How Does WiFi Calling Facility Work:
A plethora question arises at this point.
- Is WIFI calling free?
- How do you make calls on WIFI?
- What cell phone carriers have WIFI calling?
You might wonder how is this possible. Yup, It is possible. The tweak here is quite simple. Instead of using mobile data, The device used Wi-Fi connection to make calls with the help of telecom network.
This works when VoLTE connection isn’t available on the device. Though Wi-Fi calling does not require third-party apps to be installed on your device. The path of Wi-FI calling is a completely different form of internet calling apps like Skype etc.
Though this feature is already available on Samsung devices and iPhone’s, The Indian network carrier does not support this feature right now.
So google along with Indian telecom network JIO is about to launch this feature.
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