With Wi-Fi calling, you can make or receive a phone call or text message if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage.

iOS Users

To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need an iPhone 5c or later on a supported carrier.

To turn on Wi-Fi calling:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select Phone
  3. Select Wi-Fi Calling
  4. Toggle on Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone
    • You might need to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.*

If Wi-Fi Calling is available, you’ll see Wi-Fi after your carrier name in the status bar. Then your calls will use Wi-Fi Calling.

*When cellular service is available, your iPhone uses it for emergency calls. If you turned on Wi-Fi Calling and cellular service isn't available, emergency calls might use Wi-Fi calling. Your device's location may be used to aid response efforts when you place an emergency call, regardless of whether you enable Location Services.

Android Users

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap More
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Calls
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Calling
    • If you don't see this option, it’s because your carrier doesn’t support this feature.

Once you’ve set up Wi-Fi calling, you can make a call over Wi-Fi just like any other call. When you’re connected to the internet, you’ll see "Internet Call" or "Wi-Fi calling" on the notification screen.

When you're not connected to Wi-Fi, your calls will use your mobile carrier, if you have one.

The Lakota Local School District is not responsible for troubleshooting issues with Wi-Fi calling on personal devices, nor assumes responsible for any fees or chargers incurred. The user should reach out to their carrier with any issues that arise with configuring Wi-Fi calling.

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