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Monday, 23 May 2016

iPhone customers on Cell C can now initiate high-quality calls over Wi-Fi using your own phone number, great for when a strong cellular signal is unavailable.

 How to access Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

  • Wi-Fi Calling is available on the iPhone 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus and 5SE.
  • Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone requires the latest software (iOS 9.3.2).
  • Carrier settings will update for customers over the course of the next few days. If customers want to do this immediately, they need to first update to the latest version of iOS, then tap Settings > General > About and follow the prompt to complete the update. 
  • Wi-Fi Calling can be turned on and off in Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi calling.

More about Cell C’s Wi-Fi Calling

  • Cell C is the first mobile operator in Africa to commercially offer Wi-Fi Calling on Apple iPhone.
  • With Cell C’s Wi-Fi Calling, customers can turn any one of these Wi-Fi hotspots into their very own Cell C base station to make calls, send SMSs, check voicemails and balances and even buy bundles.
  • Cell C’s Wi-Fi Calling service is integrated with phones that support the service. This means that customers will still use their phone number, use their handset, as they would have when making a standard call or sending a regular SMS.
  • Customers using Wi-Fi Calling will be able to use their bundled contract minutes, or even their prepaid airtime to make calls or send SMSes locally or abroad.
  • Customers wanting to stay in touch while overseas can now simply ensure that Wi-Fi Calling is active while travelling.  Once connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, customers can make and receive calls and messages exactly as though they were in South Africa and at the same rate they would pay as if they were in South Africa. Also unlike international roaming, Wi-Fi Calling does not charge customers for incoming calls.

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