Wi-Fi Calling Stories August 21

How to hide the Wi-Fi calling notification on Samsung devices

Wi-Fi calling is a great way to improve your call quality or make up for a lack of service, but one thing I’ve noticed is that our smartphones feel the constant need to tell us about that functionality being turned on. That really annoys me, especially on Samsung devices where the notification is visible all of the time. So, if you’re like me and want to hide that notification, here’s how to do so.

Wi-Fi Calling Stories August 5, 2015

HTC One M9 software update enables Wi-Fi calling for EE UK customers

If you’re an EE customer in the UK and have an HTC One M9, you might want to check your settings menu for software updates. The latest — launching today — brings Wi-Fi calling to your phone and enables you to make calls and send texts using a Wi-Fi network.

EE customers in the UK have been able to make use of Wi-Fi calling for the past couple of months, but only on a very select few handsets. Namely: iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S6 phones. Now the list of compatible handsets has grown. Today, HTC has announced that EE customers should receive a software update to enable on the feature on its flagship One M9.

WiFi calls are seamlessly integrated into general usage, and are therefore indistinguishable from regular calls from an HTC handset. WiFi Calling from EE and HTC uses the phone’s normal dialler and contacts book to make calls, and the normal text button to send text messages.  Customers don’t need a stand-alone app, a unique HTC interface will automatically detect whether to use WiFi or cellular each time the HTC One M9 is used to make a call.

It’s an incredibly useful feature to have (as any T-Mobile US customer will tell you) particularly if you live in an area where cellular coverage can be a little unreliable. The update is available immediately.

Wi-Fi Calling Stories July 7, 2014

Sprint has issued a software update for the LG G Flex that enables voice calls over Wi-Fi networks and a trio of other enhancements and fixes. As per the official release notes (via Android Central), the latest version also comes with a HD Voice icon, security and SMS patch from Google and an update to email signatures. The new software version, codenamed ZV7, will be rolling out in batches from today through July 16th.  expand full story

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