Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

Sprint started rolling out Wi-Fi calling for their phones back in January, but soon Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of the service outside of the United States. The feature, which allows users to place calls over Wi-Fi (usually a more reliable signal than any cellular network), but still using their personal phone number.

International WiFi calling, slated to be available in the coming weeks, will enable customers to make calls and send texts via WiFi in more than 100 countries. The service makes mobile communications possible virtually anywhere in the world and in nearly any network situation.

Slipping the switch for international support means that users will be able to call and text from their existing phone using their existing Sprint line, so long as their hooked up to a Wi-Fi network. The feature's said to be rolling out "in the coming weeks", we'll let you know when it goes live.

Where will you call from if you can use Wi-Fi to do it?

Source: Sprint

 

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Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

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Well, this would be nice, if they'd offer Wi-Fi calling to more phones. It's a little irritating that they updated the HTC One M7 and the HTC One max to Sense 6, but only gave the One max the WiFi calling option in the updates.

(In baby talk) Who needs a international phone plan? Not you my little precious.

Don't hate me. I had to do it.

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It would be nice if they'd turn this feature on for the S5 as well. Without putting my phone into CDMA mode only I can't get my phone to connect to the airave I have. When I ask why, they keep telling me they plan on enabling wifi calling in the coming months. In the meantime, I don't have a decent signal in my own house.

Does this apply to the S5? I'll be in Europe for a vacation trip this fall. Would be nice to use WiFi to call back home, or be accessible to my family. Unfortunately, on my last trip to Europe, 3 years ago, we found that accessible WiFi is not as plentiful in Europe as in the US. We found (at least where we were) that WiFi was available, but locked down. Free WiFi (such as at places like Starbucks, and Panera Bread in the US) just was not as prevalent.

1) Will it be free?
2) Will Sprint be supporting Wifi calling on iPhones with iOS8? (Before you flame me, I use Android and my wife has an iPhone. Since she works from home, Wifi calling would really help curb our minutes usage) The only thing I could find was regarding TMobile.

1) If it ain't free, I'll bill Sprint for using my network...lol
2) No one's gonna flame you or your wife for using iPhone. We aren't THAT BAD..... right, guys????

I already call Austria often and pay $5 a month to do that, but that's the only charge. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, it's only the tri-band phones they offer that will have the wifi calling option. Figures.