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Ooredoo Kuwait hails 'superior' VoWiFi service

22 Feb 2022

Ooredoo Kuwait has announced the commercial launch of a new voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) service which it says ‘delivers faster call setup and superior high-quality HD voice calls.’ The company previously announced a VoWiFi launch in May 2021 implemented by the Ooredoo Business division. VoWiFi is now available to all Ooredoo Kuwait individual customers with pre-paid and post-paid voice plans for no additional fees, enabling voice/video calls and SMS over a Wi-Fi connection, thereby giving a better call quality in locations with weak mobile network signal, and avoiding dropped calls. Users in high-rise residential buildings, basements, offices and remote company branches were identified as likely to benefit from the new service. Smartphones can transfer a call between the mobile network and a Wi-Fi network automatically without any interruption of the call.

Ooredoo added that ‘voice and internet calls will be charged according to the [user’s existing] package, and without the need to download any application.’ VoWiFi is currently available on iPhone 6 or later models, Apple Cellular Watch (OS 8.3 or later), Huawei P and Mate series 30 and above, OnePlus (10 and later), as well as Honor 50 series devices, with other devices from makers including Samsung and Xiaomi joining the list soon.

Kuwait, Ooredoo Kuwait

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