Sprint to Roll Out International WiFi Calling to US

Carriers are looking for ways to keep you to on their service. Many changes that are coming bring flexibility and options to your phone service. Sprint will soon send updates to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that allows International WiFi calling. What does that mean? That means while overseas, making phone calls would cost little to nothing when done over WiFi. The Galaxy S4 would be the first phone from Sprint to get the update (owners should get it over the air). Sprint currently has 11 phones that have WiFi calling available:

HTC One max, HTC One (M8),
HTC One® (M8) Harman/Kardon edition,
LG G3,
LG G Flex,
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark,
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini,
Samsung Galaxy S 5,
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport,
Samsung Galaxy Mega™,
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and
SHARP AQUOS Crystal (coming soon).

Check out the press release from Sprint for more info

International Wi-Fi Calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S® 4 with Sprint Spark™ rolling out now. This new feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to make and receive calls to friends and family in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at no additional charge while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi Calling lets Sprint customers use voice and messaging services over existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks.1 Available at no additional charge to Sprint customers with a compatible Android™ smartphone, it offers improved voice, data and messaging services in locations that previously had limited or no mobile network coverage.

International Wi-Fi Calling adds the ability for Sprint customers to use voice and messaging services over existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks1 in more than 100 countries outside the United States back to the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico phone numbers without being charged or using monthly plan minutes.

“We are excited to roll out International Wi-Fi Calling as part of our commitment to enhancing the customer experience and expanding the calling reach for our customers,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Business & Product Development, Sprint. “As this international capability becomes available on more of our devices, Sprint customers won’t have to think twice about calling home while on vacation or away on business. This is one more tool we are giving our customers to stay easily connected with those who matter most.”

Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark will be the first smartphone from Sprint to get the International Wi-Fi Calling update. Sprint plans to expand Wi-Fi Calling with international calling capabilities to additional devices throughout 2014.

 

 

Author: Analie Cruz

Analie Cruz is a Mobile Editor for Tech We Like. She specializes in mobile reviews for the site. A lover of all things technology, she uses gadgets for work and fun, but mostly fun. Your typical girly girl, one phone isn't enough. Currently using an iPhone 7 Plus and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You can find her playing with her many gadgets, pets or enjoying the many sites New York City has to offer. Her latest quest? Finding all things chic and geek! Follow her on social media as @YummyANA (on Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, and Snapchat) for updates!

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