If you find yourself constantly 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 (T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon) already provide, which allows you to make calls and send text messages anywhere you have a 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 reception.
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 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 won't use up any of 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.
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