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Verizon Wi Fi Calling Coming Soon to Galaxy S6

On Friday Verizon announced they’ll be rolling out support systems for their Wi Fi calling service for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones early this week. For iPhone users, the feature should be available early next year.

Wi Fi calling is a sort of pseudo VoIP service that allows calls to be placed over local Wi Fi networks, where cellular reception is poor. The feature can be turned on and will work automatically to fill in the gaps between cell service coverage, ensuring you don’t miss a call so long as there’s a Wi Fi network within range.

Verizon is a little late to the party on this one – Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have been offering the service for some time now, although just recently, AT&T claimed that its competitors were operating their Wi Fi calling services illegally, citing a failure to offer service for hard of hearing and deaf customers, as mandated by the FCC.

The jury’s still out on whether or not a waiver is required in this case to operate the service, and both the carriers continue to run the service, even as Verizon has chosen to cover themselves and apply for one.

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