Benefits of Using WiFi Calling While Abroad

Benefits of Using WiFi Calling While Abroad

If you’re preparing to jet off overseas, you know that the options for international phone services can be overwhelming and confusing. Instead of going to the trouble of buying a phone or local SIM card, WiFi calling is the easiest and most cost-effective choice for wayward globetrotters. 

What is WiFi Calling?

WiFi calling is simply a service that uses an Internet connection to let you make and receive high quality voice and video calls. Although the name implies over a Wi-Fi network, it can be over any Internet connection instead of your carrier’s network.

No doubt you have used apps like Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WeChat or Viber are the same as and/or better than Wi-Fi calling. Though these services are similar, Wi-Fi calling is your best option because you don’t need to download an app or connect to a service, it’s already right there in your phone. No need to tediously make an account and having to remember your login info. You don’t need to add in your contacts like you do with Skype, and your friends back home can receive your call without also having to download the app, which can be annoying and time-consuming. With Wi-Fi calling, you can make calls and send messages just like you do at home.

While abroad, you can use the following methods to access Wi-Fi calling:

  • FREE Wi-Fi found in many restaurants, hotels, and most public areas
  • A portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • A dual SIM phone (including newer eSIM enabled iPhones can use a 2nd SIM Card or eSIM

Of all the options for staying connected while abroad Wi-Fi calling involves the least hassle. Wi-Fi calling is already installed on your phone, most carriers include it, and it comes at no extra cost. No researching different carriers, no price-matching potentially expensive phone plans, and no stress as you prepare for your journey!

There are so many advantages to using Wi-Fi calling on your holiday.

  • WiFi calls to and from your home country numbers are typically free.
  • WiFi texts to and from your home country numbers are typically free.
  • You don’t need to worry about extra charges or going over your limit
  • Though the stronger the signal you have the better your connection will be, even 1Mbps, the lowest possible signal, is enough to connect a call.
  • LTE voice is much higher quality than regular quality because the technology is much more advanced.

Though there are potentially many choices for communication on your international trip, Wi-Fi calling is the only one you don’t have to worry about buying or installing. It’s free, practical, and easy to use. Check if your carrier is compatible today, and bon voyage!

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