EE are on a mission to improve mobile phone signals across the UK and their fantastic new WiFi Calling Service aims to boost signals wherever its needed. Even in areas with a good mobile signal coverage there will be black spots such as basement rooms where it can be difficult to make a call without it dropping.
A recent survey by EE showed that around 10 per cent of UK mobile phone users will experience signal issues in at least one of the rooms in their homes. EE’s new WiFi Calling service aims to alleviate this problem by enabling their customers to make and receive phone calls and text messages using a WiFi signal instead of 3 or 4G. As long as an internet connection is available then the completely integrated WiFi Calling service can be used instead of the usual reliance on getting a phone signal on your smartphone. The great thing about WiFi Calling is that you don’t need to have a fast internet connection either as a speed of around 0.5Mbps will be enough to use it.
What is unique about EE’s WiFi Calling is that you do not need to use an app or a third party in order to make calls or send messages. Currently the requirements to use the new service is a compatible smartphone and an EE pay-monthly contract. All users have to do is to check the box to connect to WiFi and then calls and texts are made in the usual way. At the moment the WiFi Calling service from EE is available for contracts users with the Microsoft Lumia 640, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Apple smartphones will also be compatible with EE’s new service over the next few months with the iPhone 5, 5C, 6 and 6 Plus coming online soon.