Rogers, Fido back WiFi Calling feature in iOS 9


WhistleOut
21 August 2015

As new iPhones loom, Rogers has announced that its customers, and those using its Fido service, will be able to take advantage of WiFi Calling when the new iOS 9 update is pushed to handsets.

Reported by MobileSyrup, the WiFi Calling feature will improve connections for customers while indoors, or in areas of weak signal, but it will not lower the cost of using an iPhone. All calls and messages will be deducted from monthly usage allowances the same as calls on the cellular network. Customers will need to be on a Postpaid plan to take advantage of this.

WiFi Calling isn’t a new feature in iOS 9, in fact, iPhones on several networks around the world can currently use local networks to make calls. On Apple’s support page it lists just four international telcos who offer the service; two in Hong Kong, two in the U.S. and a single supplier in the U.K.

Nor is it a feature unique to Apple’s iOS software, there are plenty of carriers around the world offering WiFi Calling on devices powered by Google’s Android. In the U.S., carriers like Republic Wireless and Freedom Pop have entire business models based on this technology.

Still, it is great to see Rogers embrace this as a way to improve customer satisfaction — so long as it follows through. As MobileSyrup also reminds us, Rogers promised WiFi Calling with the launch of iOS 8, but never followed through.

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