MTS and Tele2 Russia’s first launched technology Wi-Fi calls
15.11.2016 0 Comments
Operators MTS and Tele2 first in our country has launched a service that allows smartphone users to make voice or video calls over Wi-Fi. The technology, which first appeared on the iPhone with the release of iOS 8.3, allows operators to save and improve the quality of communication.
MTS and Tele2 in Moscow and Moscow region got the opportunity to use Wi-Fi Calling to make calls via wifi. In the case of MTS service is available only for the owners of smartphones Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, but the company’s promise to expand the geography of services and a list of suitable smartphones.
Wi-Fi Calling allows the operator to provide voice service wherever you have Wi-Fi: from his apartment to the hotel in another country. This gives the opportunity to significantly expand voice coverage, saving on the construction of base stations. In MTS expect that in addition to saving on infrastructure technology will improve the quality of communication inside buildings with poor signal penetration and to relieve the network in areas with high consumer traffic (stadiums, shopping centres, subway, etc.).
No additional apps to the smartphone no need to install. You only need to enable Wi-Fi Calling (the smartphone menu it’s called “Calls over Wi-Fi”) and connect to available Wi-Fi network. Make and receive calls as usual, it doesn’t matter if there is Wi-Fi Calling the companion.
“Moscow selected as the starting region. Expanding the geography of Wi-Fi Calling is not far off,” the company said. The cost of the call corresponds to the subscriber’s tariff plan.
Press-service Tele2 also announced that launches Wi-Fi-calls in Moscow and Moscow region. Thus in contrast to MTS to use the service will be the owners of any smartphones. For this you need to install the mobile app “wifi calls”. “In the coming days, — said in a press release, the app will appear in App Store and Google Play.”
Wi-Fi Calling works on iPhone 5c, 5s, SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. In the case of iOS platform, the operator must be certified from Apple to obtain the right to activate Wi-Fi Calling, Apple traditionally follows quality perception of their brand.