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Press Release | 23 Dec 2015

VODAFONE WI-FI CALLING NOW AVAILABLE ON SAMSUNG DEVICES

VODAFONE WI-FI CALLING NOW AVAILABLE ON SAMSUNG DEVICES

Vodafone UK has announced that its nationwide Wi-Fi Calling service is now available to customers using the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

Vodafone UK has announced that its nationwide Wi-Fi Calling service is now available to customers using the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

Customers who opt into the service by texting CALLING to 97888 will now be able make more calls in more places – whether in a home with thick walls, in a basement, in the local coffee shop or even while waiting on the platforms of the London Underground. If connected to Wi-Fi, customers can talk on their phone even if there is no mobile signal.

The introduction of Wi-Fi Calling earlier in the autumn follows the rollout of Vodafone’s nationwide provision of HD (High Definition) Voice technology, the roll-out of 4G+ (Carrier Aggregation) and the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal programme aimed at giving 100 remote communities mobile coverage for the first time.

In addition, Vodafone UK’s £2 billion investment programme during 2014 and 2015 is focussed on bringing stronger indoor and outdoor network coverage, and mobile internet access to more communities and businesses. This has already seen 4G extended to 731 cities, towns and districts as well as thousands of smaller communities across the UK.

For more information on Wi-Fi Calling, compatible devices and further information on opting into the service, visit www.vodafone.co.uk/wificalling

Vodafone Call+

Vodafone Call+ will also be integrated into the calling functions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Call+ enriches the calling experience, allowing you to share pictures, contacts, maps and even videos in real time. It combines the best features of instant messaging, like content sharing, with the best of voice calls, making them so much more interactive and personal:

  • Pre-call – Call+ users can send information about why they are calling, the importance level, their location or even a picture to show context.
  • In-call –Call+ users are able to share pictures, files, location and contacts during the call or switch to a video call. All handled from within Call+, all from within the calling screen and without the need to access different apps or menus.
  • Post-call – If the call goes unanswered users have the option to leave a note or record a voice message, which is incorporated into the recipient’s missed call alert. By using Call+ everything shared before or during the call is available on an interactive call log for both parties.

Using Call+ is simple – you don’t need to register or log in. It’s automatically provisioned and discovers compatible phonebook contacts. Customers can use Call+ with their usual price plan, as it is not subject to any specific pricing.

For more information visit www.vodafone.co.uk/callplus

For more information please contact:

Vodafone UK Media Relations

Tel: 01635 666777

Email: ukmediarelations@vodafone.com

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Vodafone’s Wi-Fi Calling is available to consumer customers with a Vodafone Red bundle price plan and a compatible handset with updated software.
  • Provision text is free of charge.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

Vodafone UK Media Relations

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Twitter: @VodafoneUKNews

Website: https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk

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