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Smart to offer Wi-Fi Calling on Samsung smartphones

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Smart Communications partners with Samsung to roll out Voice over Wi-Fi services. Will be initially available to selected subscribers with the latest Samsung smartphones starting October.

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Soon, Smart subscribers will be able to make Voice over Wi-Fi or VoWiFi (really) using supported Samsung smartphones through regular Wi-Fi connections.

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“In addition to constantly innovating to be able to deliver more services to our customers, we are also happy to be working hand-in-hand with device manufacturers like Samsung in bringing technologies like VoWifi closer to our subscribers,” said Mario G. Tamayo, senior vice president for Network Planning and Engineering of PLDT-Smart.

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Related: Smart Wi-Fi rolls out in over 100 schools areas

VoWiFi passes through a regular Wi-Fi connection to make calls or send and receive SMS through the native dialler app. Users can also make video calls as well.

Apart from that, Wi-Fi Calling also offers a somewhat extended coverage as users can just connect to any Wi-Fi service to call loved ones and friends.

If I understood it correctly, that would mean we can make calls to and from other countries as well through this service as long as we have a stable and strong Wi-Fi connection.

For now, Smart’s VoWiFi will only work on new Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Note 8, and the new Note 9. Support for other Samsung devices is coming soon.

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