These steps will demonstrate how to enable and use WiFi Calling on a smartphone to make a voice call. With Wi-Fi Calling, you can make or receive a phone call if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage.
- WiFi is turned On
- An active wireless Internet connection - WiFi calling works best when connected to eduroam
- An active connection to eduroam wireless network requires an active Colgate University network account
- A WiFi-Calling compatible device with appropriate settings enabled - depends on device manufacturer, OS, and cellular service carrier
- See suggested troubleshooting steps for guidance below
- You might need to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.
- Some devices or cellular carriers may not support WiFi Calling
- In some cases an active cellular network signal is required to turn on the WiFi Calling, (only afterward it is not needed), and you may need to move to a different physical location to complete this process
- Turn on Wi-Fi calling in Settings > Phone (or Cellular) > Wi-Fi Calling. You might need to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.
- If Wi-Fi Calling is available, you’ll see Wi-Fi after your carrier name in the status bar. Then your calls will use Wi-Fi Calling.
If in the Settings app -
- Pull down the notification shade and long-press the Wi-Fi icon to enter Wi-Fi settings.
- Scroll to the bottom and select Wi-Fi Preferences.
- Tap Advanced.
- Select Wi-Fi Calling and flip the switch to On.
If in the Phone app -
- Enter the Phone app
- Click the “3 vertical dots” menu in top right corner and then tap Settings
- Toggle the WiFi Calling setting to On.
Hands-On Interactive Simulator - step-by-step tutorial by phone model
Device Selector Tool - step-by-step tutorial by phone model
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If you are unable to find the information you need in the documentation available online, the ITS Service Desk is available to assist.