AT&T Customers Can Make Calls Over Wi-Fi on Select Devices Beginning Oct. 8

October 08, 2015
By Bill Smith

With the FCC recently granting AT&T’s waiver request related to certain deaf and hard of hearing technology, AT&T customers will be able to use Wi-Fi in addition to the traditional cellular network to make and receive calls while in the U.S. beginning Oct. 8.* 

Wi-Fi Calling is a complement to AT&T’s already great network coverage.  Along with a network that covers more than 99 percent of all Americans, our customers now have an option for making calls in areas where a cellular signal is tough to get – such as a home or office with dense building construction. 

Once set-up, your phone will use Wi-Fi Calling automatically in places where you have limited or no cell signal, but you do have a Wi-Fi Internet connection.

In order to use Wi-Fi Calling, customers just need a compatible device with iOS 9 installed, a postpaid wireless account set-up for HD Voice and a Wi-Fi Internet connection.  This includes a Wi-Fi connection set up at home or the office. 

Wi-Fi Calling works in the background, allowing you to make and receive calls like you would on the cellular network.   Since the service is built-in, you have the same telephone number and access to your contacts without having to add them to a separate app.

Wi-Fi Calling is easy to set-up and, in most ways, making a call over Wi-Fi is a lot like a regular phone call.   There is no additional charge on calls to U.S. numbers. 

Head over to for more information.

*Req’s compatible device w/iOS 9 & postpaid wireless svc plan. Domestic use only. Other restr’s apply.  Visit for details.

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