AT&T Wi-Fi Calling now rolling out to some iOS 9 beta users

“As we reported last week, the latest beta version of iOS 9 includes support for Wi-Fi Calling on AT&T for the first time,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac.

“This feature, which is exclusive to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, allows users to place cellular calls over a Wi-Fi network in situations where they have a poor cell signal,” Beasley reports. “At the time of the beta’s release, AT&T had not yet flipped the switch to enable the feature on their end, but 9to5Mac readers report that they are now seeing Wi-Fi calling go live on their devices.”

“Once you’ve agreed to the terms, you’ll be told whether the feature is available in your area,” Beasley reports. “If it is, you should start seeing it work over the next few minutes. If not, you’ll need to wait until AT&T enables it for your market.”

More info, including full instructions for how to setup Wi-Fi calling and find out if it’s currently available in your area, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Anyone on AT&T have it, yet? If so, how’s it working?

SEE ALSO:
Mossberg: Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus offer seamless, integrated Wi-Fi calling – September 30, 2014
AT&T to deploy Wi-Fi calling for iPhone in 2015 – September 12, 2014
T-Mobile: Wi-Fi Calling will be enabled with iOS 8 – June 3, 2014

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

8 Comments

  1. Interesting that AT&T is now trying something that Republic Wireless (a MVNO) has been doing for over a year over the T-Mobile network on their Android phones.

  2. I have had it since beta 2 on ATT but only between my phone and 6+ users (even if they aren’t running iOS9). First time I made a call to my buddy, we were both a little astounded that all of a sudden the call clarity was nothing short of miraculous. He could hear every tiny sound in my office and vice versa.

  3. It’s about time. This was touted as a feature for iPhone 6 almost a year ago. After years of wanting to “reward” AT&T for taking a risk on the original iPhone, I’ve been strongly considering dropping them as my provider for lack of support for WiFi calling and for not having decently priced “unsubsidized” phone plans. I’m happy to buy the phone without a subsidy, but the contract should be more reflective of the drop. Anyway, looks like one of my two big issues with AT&T may be going away.

    In the new world of ubiquitous LTE, there isn’t a speed differential between the carriers in the same way there was for 3G service. A core reason for staying with AT&T (faster 3G where 4G wasn’t available) is no longer much of an issue. They have to step it up if they want to retain me as a customer.

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