iOS 10.3 Brings Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE to a Multitude of Carriers

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With Apple seeding the iOS 10.3 update last night, a handful of global carriers have enabled support for Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE on their networks. This is a big upgrade for many carriers who were previously limited to standard cellular and VoIP calls.

Verizon customers running iOS 10.3 will now be able to make or receive Wi-Fi calls to/from other iOS devices like the iPad, iPod Touch, and most Macs (2012 models or newer). Users will be able to make calls even if the primary iPhone is switched off, provided the other devices around you are synced with the same Apple ID.

Carriers that have enabled WiFi Calling with iOS 10.3:

  • Australia: Optus
  • Austria: A1 Telekom
  • Belgium: Telenet
  • Greece: Cosmote
  • Hong Kong: 1010
  • Norway: Telia
  • Poland: Orange, Play
  • Switzerland: Sunrise
  • United Kingdom: O2

Carriers that have enabled VoLTE with iOS 10.3:

  • Denmark: 3
  • Greece: Cosmote
  • Peru: Movistar
  • Poland: Orange
  • Russia: MegaFon
  • Turkey: Turk Telecom
  • United Kingdom: O2

It is important to note that carriers might limit the availability of these features to some devices. Some carriers are only offering Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE support with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While hardware is not really a concern, it is possible that carriers want the newer iPhones to have these features exclusively.

To enable VoLTE, head over to Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Enable 4G > Voice & Data

For WiFi Calling, go to Settings > General > Wi-Fi Calling > toggle the switch which reads “Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone”.

Apple has introduced a slew of new features and additions with iOS 10.3. Check them out here.

[Via MacRumors]