Verizon's Wi-Fi Calling Coming to Galaxy S6 on Monday, iPhone support expected in 2016



Verizon quietly announced that it will finally begin rolling out support for Wi-Fi calling on select Samsung devices the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge this coming week,

Verizon will launch Wi-Fi Calling on December 8, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge being the first two devices to support the feature. Wi-Fi Calling will be enabled through software updates. Verizon says that it will add Wi-Fi Calling support to other Android and iOS devices in early 2016.

While the Wi-Fi calling feature won't incur any additional monthly charges, some could see costs. Wi-Fi calls to U.S. phone numbers are free, however, international calls are billed at international long distance rates


Wi-Fi Calling allows phone calls to be automatically placed over Wi-Fi connections in areas where cellular service is poor, seamlessly transitioning between cellular and Wi-Fi as needed.

Sprint and T-Mobile have already been offering Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone and some other Android devices since more than a year. AT&T also enabled Wi-Fi calling in October this year soon after receiving the necessary approval from FCC. Verizon had received the necessary approval from FCC to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network in November.
Source: Verizon