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iD Mobile launches Wi–Fi calling

Dixons Carphone’s network becomes first MVNO to offer service.
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iD Mobile customers can now make or take calls and send texts over Wi–Fi, without having to rely on 3G or 4G for a connection.

Wi–Fi calling has become a key feature for the main four carriers, with Three, EE, Vodafone and O2 all allowing users to utilise wireless networks rather than mobile masts whenever in range.

Keen to know more about WiFi calling? We walk you through it with our guide.

However, iD Mobile is the MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) to offer the service. MVNOs, which include the likes of SMARTY and giffgaff, are mobile phone companies that lease infrastructure from other networks.

WiFi calling is particularly handy indoors, where 3G or 4G black–spots are common. It can also be used on public Wi–Fi.

At launch, iD’s Wi–Fi calling is only compatible with the Huawei P10 and iPhones including the 5s, SE, 6, 6S, 7, 8 and X. More phones are due to be added to that list last in the year.

“No network has 100% coverage and most of us have experienced a time where we’ve failed to get signal, whether that be a basement coffee shop or a room or two at home – this is where Wi-Fi Calling saves the day,” said Paul Walsh, Head of Operations at iD Mobile.

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