As it did with VoLTE, Rogers is taking a slow-and-steady approach to releasing a new feature across its Android lineup.
That feature? Wi-Fi Calling. Already available on several iPhone models at Rogers, and from many Android phones at U.S.-based carriers, Wi-Fi calling seamlessly routes calls through a more-stable Wi-Fi network in situations when a cellular network isn't always reliable.
According to MobileSyrup, the feature will roll out starting today with the Rogers Galaxy Note 5, continuing to hit new and existing Android devices released by the carrier as the software becomes available.
It's unclear why the aging Note 5, and not newer Samsung devices like the Galaxy S7, is the first to receive Wi-Fi calling, but a Rogers representative confirmed that most devices capable of supporting Wi-Fi calling will receive the feature alongside their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and beyond.