What is Wifi Calling and Why You Should Use It

Quality of cellular networks in the United States has improved considerably over the past decade. Yet calls made on these networks can still be unstable sometimes, especially when they are made in rural areas, on the highway, or at the basement of a building. If you have ever lived or worked in a place with no cellular service or with spotty cellular coverage, chances are you would have to rely on your home internet, or Wifi, to make calls. 

So what is Wifi calling? And why are more and more people using it? 

Wifi Calls are Calls Made Over the Internet

Wifi, or Wi-fi, calling is a feature on your phone that allows you to make and receive voice or video calls on a Wifi internet connection. When you make a Wi-fi call, the voice data is transmitted over the internet instead of a cellular network. And if the recipient of the call is also calling with a Wi-Fi connection , then the call remains entirely over the internet. 

So if you are in an underground parking garage or somewhere without a cellular network but with a Wi-Fi network, you can turn Wi-Fi calling on to make phone calls.

How do I activate Wi-Fi calling?

Both Android and IOS devices support Wi-Fi calling. You can enable Wi-Fi calling by going to your phone’s Settings menu and then turn on the Wi-Fi calling feature. 

How much does Wifi calling cost

How much does Wifi calling cost?

Your existing call and text charges are the same when you use Wi-Fi calling. Wi-fi calls and texts still come from any allowances or packs you may have. For usage beyond your allowances, charges will be at your standard rates. This means you do not need to pay extra other than your regular phone bill.

The Benefits of Wi-fi calling

Wi-Fi calling offers many benefits, especially in situations where cellular networks might be unreliable or costly. Below we try to highlight the few most obvious ones. 

Improve Call Quality

Wi-Fi calling generally comes with better call quality, including clearer voice and less background noise. This is particularly noticeable when compared to areas with weak cellular signal. 

Cost Savings

If you're making international calls or long-distance calls, Wi-Fi calling can help you save on roaming charges and international call rates by using your Wi-Fi connection rather than your cellular data. 

Battery Conservation

Wi-fi calls tend to use less battery power than cellular calling, which can be especially helpful if you're in an area with weak cellular signal

Privacy and Encryption

Wi-Fi calling often offers encryption and enhanced security for your calls, which can help protect your conversations and data from being hacked or stolen. 

Multi-Device Connectivity

Some messaging and call apps allow Wi-Fi calling across different devices. That allows users to make and receive calls on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other compatible devices using a single phone number 

Roaming Issues

When traveling to areas where your cellular providers don't have strong partnerships or coverage, you may experience difficulties receiving and making calls due to roaming limitations. 

Lifeline & Affordable Connectivity Program with EASY Wireless

Lifeline & Affordable Connectivity Program with EASY Wireless

While Wi-Fi calling is a good alternative, traditional cellular plans are still an important item to many people, especially those who need to travel or commute between different locations regularly. 

And if you find it difficult to afford a wireless plan, we have some good news for you. The federal government has set up different programs to help low-income Americans get affordable internet service.

The Lifeline program and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provide discounted phone and internet service to eligible households.

If your income falls below a certain level or you receive certain government benefits, you can qualify for a free smartphone and free phone service through Lifeline and ACP service providers like EASY Wireless. 

What Benefits Do I Get With EASY Wireless?

Upon enrolling in one of the programs through EASY Wireless, you can receive the following EASY Wireless Unlimited Plan that requires no contract or monthly fees:

  • FREE Unlimited Data
  • FREE Unlimited Talk
  • FREE Unlimited Text
  • FREE Brand-new Smartphone
  • FREE SIM Card Kit and Activation
  • Choose to Keep Your Number or Get a New One
How can I Enjoy the EASY Wireless Unlimited Plan

How can I Enjoy the EASY Wireless Unlimited Plan?

Simply visit one of EASY Wireless's retail stores, our customer service agent will help you apply for the phone plan.

You will need to present your proof of identity so we can confirm your participation in one of the qualifying programs. The proof of identity can be one of the following U.S. Government Issued ID:

  • U.S. Driver's License
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Government, State or Tribal issued-ID
  • U.S. Military ID cards
  • Permanent Resident Cards
  • Permanent Resident Alien Cards

You can show the following documents to prove that you are taking part in a government assistance program or use them as proof of active benefits:

  • Statement of benefits from a qualifying Program.
  • Notice letter of participation, such as an award letter
  • Program participation documents, such as a screenshot from an online account.
  • In order to show income, you can provide any of the following proofs:
  • Unemployment Documentation
  • Copy of your State or Federal income tax return.
  • Three months' worth of current pay stubs.
  • Veterans Administration or SSI benefits letter.
  • A divorce decree or child support document that states income.
  • Retirement or pension statement.

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At EASY Wireless, we're committed to providing excellent service and products for every customer and make your lives much easier! Check our website for more information.

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