O2 has at last launched Wi–Fi and 4G calling on its network, making it the last of the four main UK networks to offer the service.
Until now, users who wanted to make or take calls using home wireless or public Wi-Fi networks had to download and use O2’s Tu Go app in order to do so.
Now though, O2 users can use Wi–Fi when there’s no mobile reception without having to go through the app.
Disappointingly, Wi–Fi calling is only available on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. O2 has promised that more devices will follow soon.
Customers on its pay monthly, SIM only and business contracts can all take advantage.
4G calling, also known as VoLTE, allows users to make clearer calls when inside and offers improved stability, all using LTE networks.
Initially, O2’s service will only work in London, Leeds and Slough and only iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners can get involved.
While the news is welcome, the likes of Vodafone, EE and Three have been offering such services for some time.