EE to offer Wi-Fi calling on iPhone 6

Image via techradar.comThe iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus launch event was so packed with information that there may be features that you overlooked. And one of the more interesting capabilities offered by Apple’s new smartphones is that which allows them to make voice calls through Wi-Fi hotspots.

The idea is that even if your mobile network provider’s coverage is not available in your area, you will still be able to make calls as normal as long as you have access to a wireless broadband service. And UK network operator, EE, was one of the partners that Apple announced for this feature.

With the rise of VoIP and instant messaging, networks are seeing revenues from calls and texts slip away. But by integrating Wi-Fi, calling companies like EE might be able to prevent this drop-off, while also making the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus more convenient for customers.

Network coverage is improving annually but in the UK there are still places where patchy signal can mean dropped calls. And with Wi-Fi hotspots proving to be so ubiquitous, it makes sense for providers to jump on this bandwagon, especially now that Apple is onboard.

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