Hi3G introduces Wi-Fi Calling

5 Apr 2016

Danish cellco Hi3G Access Denmark has launched Wi-Fi Calling, which bypasses the cellular network and uses the Wi-Fi connection for voice calls and SMS messages. The service is available to residential and business subscribers with Free Speech packages and Apple handsets (iPhone 5C and newer models); the service will be available to a number of Android handsets in the near future. Going forward, the operator is planning to introduce voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services ‘later this year.’

Jesper Larsen Wagner, Vice President of Business Development at Hi3G, said: ‘There has long been considerable interest in Wi-Fi calls, and we are proud to be the first [operator] in Denmark that can offer it. We can ensure that our customers get a good connection, even if the call is in buildings that slow cell signals. Many new houses and office buildings are in fact so well insulated that the cell signals find it difficult to penetrate.’

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