Does Ultra Mobile support Wi-Fi calling?

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Best answer: Yes, Ultra Mobile includes free Wi-Fi calling with all of their wireless plans. All you need is access to Wi-Fi and a device that supports the feature. Head into your phone's settings and enable Wi-Fi calling so you can talk, text, and surf the web even when you don't have coverage. 

Ultra Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Ultra Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Soon to be wholly owned by T-Mobile, Ultra Mobile is a prepaid wireless carrier that offers access to the world's largest 5G network for cheap. Plans start at just $15 per month for simple talk, text, and 250MB of data, or you can go all the way up to Unlimited for $49 per month. All plans come with 5G access, unlimited talk and text to over 80 countries worldwide, and yes, free Wi-Fi calling.

What is Wi-Fi calling on Ultra Mobile?

Ultra Mobile uses T-Mobile's 4G LTE and 5G network to offer cell phone plans at an affordable price. You have the choice between several data plans, but thankfully all of them include free Wi-Fi calling and text. This is particularly useful if you're ever in an area such as a basement or an office building where coverage is weak. By connecting to Wi-Fi, you're able to use that Wi-Fi network to make calls and send texts (just like you normally would) from your phone number.

The concept is similar to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), which popular apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger use. But it's not exactly the same since Wi-Fi calling doesn't require a third-party app. For instance, the friend you're calling doesn't also need to have WhatsApp downloaded. Instead, Wi-Fi calling works directly via your carrier, which in this case is T-Mobile.

Though each plan Ultra Mobile offers includes free Wi-Fi calling and texting, you'll still need to make sure that your device supports this feature.

Does my phone support Wi-Fi calling?

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The majority of carriers today support Wi-Fi calling, and Ultra Mobile is no exception. Because Ultra relies on T-Mobile's network, most T-Mobile phones should support Wi-Fi calling as well as any phone purchased directly through Ultra. 

If you're planning on bringing your own GSM unlocked device over to Ultra, most modern Android phones and iPhones (iPhone 5c or later) released in the past few years will support Wi-Fi calling. If you want to be certain before signing up, you can head to Ultra Mobile's website, where you'll find a rather lengthy list of Wi-Fi calling compatible phones. If you don't see your phone on the list, you can also go into your current device's phone settings, such as the Samsung Galaxy 23, and double-check whether you see a Wi-Fi calling option.

Ultra Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Ultra Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Sign up for Ultra Mobile and you'll get excellent T-Mobile coverage for cheap, without sacrificing the features you need. Wi-Fi calling, international coverage, and even a mobile hotspot are included with most plans, so check out their plans to get the exact wireless experience you need. 

Olivia Lipski

Olivia Lipski is a freelance writer for Android Central and loves testing out the latest smart home tech and discovering the best cell phone plans. When she's not busy running around NYC trying to find great food or coffee, she's in her kitchen trying to make it herself.

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