Hello, Hello: Optus Launches Voice-Over-Wi-Fi Service
By Computer Daily News | Friday | 27/01/2017
Optus has launched its voice over Wi-Fi service. But so far it's strictly for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users.
|The system will allow Optus customers with this gear
to make and receive calls, as well as SMS and MMS messages, even when they're
out of reach of a reliable mobile service - as long as an accessible Wi-Fi
service, such as home or public Wi-Fi, is available, Optus says.|
The Wi-Fi calling (VoWI-FI) service differs from Optus's existing Wi-Fi Talk
app-based system which customers can download to their devices to make and
receive calls and SMS over Wi-Fi.
"Wi-Fi Calling allows customers to stay connected if mobile coverage is
limited when they are out-and-about, at home or in the office, but have access
to a Wi-Fi connection," Wong said.
"When Wi-Fi Calling is switched on, the device automatically detects and
seamlessly switches to an available Wi-Fi connection to use voice and messaging
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are said to be the first two compatible handsets that
allow seamless switching between mobile and Wi-Fi networks. Plans are under way
to include more devices as they become available, Optus says.
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