WiFi calling for Android devices isn’t a new option, as it has been available on T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon for some time, but AT&T is about to jump on the train. Previously, the only devices on AT&T to have this functionality were iPhones. The carrier got its FCC approval for WiFi calling last year, but had yet to start rolling out the feature to Android devices. As of today, that all changes with the LG G4.
The LG G4 will be the first device to use Wifi calling, but there are more Android devices planned to get the feature over the next few months. The great thing about WiFi calling is that you don’t actually need to do anything in order to activate it. You will receive a notification on the G4 that lets you know that this option is available then whenever you make a phone call or send a text message, you will use a WiFi network instead of the cell towers. This will help cut down on the number of dropped calls, or delayed text messages if your cell signal is low.
AT&T hasn’t stated which other devices this feature will be coming to, instead, the company just stated “We expect Wi-Fi Calling to be available on more Android devices soon.” Hopefully this comes to more devices sooner rather than later.