Users of the latest Samsung devices will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of Wi-fi Calling, as Smart Communications Inc. has partnered with the Korean tech giant for the roll out of its Voice over Wi-fi (VoWifi) services, which will be initially available to selected subscribers by October, after Samsung releases the latest firmware over-the-air update.
Soon, Smart customers who are using a Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+, Note 8, and Note 9, will be able to make Wifi calls via any Wifi connection such as Smart Wifi and PLDT Home Wifi.
In addition to constantly innovating to be able to deliver more services to our customers, we are also happy to be working hand-in-hand with device manufacturers like Samsung in bringing technologies like VoWifi closer to our subscribers.Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT-Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.
At Samsung, we aim to inspire the world with our innovative technologies, products, and design that enrich people’s lives by creating a new future. We are excited as we take part in this new endeavor to shape the future of communication in the Philippines.Jerry Mañus, Samsung Philippines Business Unit Head for IT and Mobile
VoWifi or Wifi Calling, allows customers to make and receive calls via a Wifi connection using their smartphone’s native dialer without the need to install a third party app. Apart from an improved calling and messaging experience, it also offers extended network coverage as customers can make and receive standard calls and video calls wherever there is Wifi connectivity.
The service will soon be available to more Samsung devices.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.