Do you often find yourself needing to run to a window or outside the building to get good reception on your smartphone? Wi-Fi Calling may be the answer you've been looking for.

Wi-Fi Calling is a feature that most major smartphones and carriers already provide, which allows you to make calls and send text messages anywhere you have an active Wi-Fi connection.  This lets you take advantage of Stonehill's Wi-Fi network to make calls in places where you may not otherwise have cell coverage.

A number of apps already use this technology; Skype, WhatsApp, and Google Hangouts are all great alternatives to Wi-Fi Calling if your phone or provider doesn't have the feature already built-in.

Here are the two most common ways to access Wi-Fi Calling:

  • iOS – Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling
  • Android - Settings > Advanced Calling

Wi-Fi Calling does not use your mobile data, but it may still count against your talk minutes on your plan. Be sure to check with your provider for carrier-specific details and additional setup instructions.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 508-565-1111 or email service-desk@stonehill.edu.