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April 9, 2015

iPhones users on EE & Sprint to get Wi-Fi calling feature

The feature to be rolled out to AT&T and Verizon customers soon.

By CBR Staff Writer

Apple has started rolling out support for a Wi-Fi calling feature for iPhones running on UK network EE and US based Sprint.

The new feature is a part of the iOS 8.3 update, which includes several bug fixes and includes improvement to its Control Centre, Safari tabs, Wi-Fi along with introduction of multicultural ‘Emojis’.

Sprint announced that the feature will be provided following a software update, which is expected to roll out over next week.

Users will also have to download a new carrier settings profile that will pop up to enable high-quality Wi-Fi calls.

According to reports, Wi-Fi calling routes do not need connections to mobile cell towers, as calls routes through users Wi-Fi signals.

It will not use any talk time from carrier plan and is likely to work on more places where Wi-Fi signals are available, and is reportedly a good option for travelers.

Sprint product development SVP David Owens said: "Wi-Fi calling is like a major expansion of our network, allowing Sprint customers to get coverage anywhere they have Wi-Fi connectivity.

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"Traditional wireless technology has some limitations in places like basements and high-rise office buildings. Wi-Fi expands our customer’s connectivity in a big way.

"The addition of Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone customers is just one more example of how Sprint is getting better every day."

Sprint also announced that the service will be available to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s users.

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