EE WiFi Calling has landed, bringing free call-making capabilities to UK smartphone owners in areas of reduced signal.
Having been the subject of beta tests for the past eight months, the Wi-Fi enabled calling service has now officially launched as the first integrated Wi-Fi calling service of its kind in the UK.
There is also no additional charge for the service, with minutes and texts made on a WiFi connection being counted as part of a customer's allowance and usage.
“Because we’ve worked on a fully integrated experience, as a customer, you don’t need to think about it. This will just become an extension of our network and will allow you to use our service wherever you are. It’s really simple.”
EE aims to have over five million customers benefitting from WiFi calling by summer 2015.
We were invited to the bomb proof Churchill War Rooms in Westminster, to see the service in action and sure enough, when connected to Wi-Fi, our phone worked as normal.
Testing it out for ourselves, we found that the quality of the service was as good as you’d expect from typical phone usage whilst connected to your home network signal.