Have you ever been in an area that had no cell phone reception but Wi-Fi internet was available? Wi-Fi Calling and Texting can solve this problem. With that, we are excited to announce that Twigby Customers are able to use Wi-Fi Calling and Texting on phones that support this feature! Plus, Wi-Fi Calling and Texting is included with Twigby service at no additional charge. Continue reading to learn more about our free Wi-Fi Calling and Texting feature and everything it has to offer.
So, what is Wi-Fi Calling and Texting?
Wi-Fi Calling and Texting is a feature that helps you connect to make and receive phone calls and text messages across a Wi-Fi network. This feature is a great option for those who live in areas with overall weak coverage, such as campgrounds or simply a basement or building that seems to have spotty reception with traditional cell phone signals. It is also a great solution if you plan to travel outside the United States and have access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection, such as on a cruise ship. You will be able to make calls to U.S. numbers and receive them as well!
How does Wi-Fi Calling and Texting work?
Well, we won’t get into the nuts and bolts, because it is very technical. But don’t worry, it’s not too technical to use and is quite easy to set up. When using Wi-Fi Calling and Texting, you simply make and receive calls and text messages with Wi-Fi. Instead of using Twigby’s nationwide cellular network partners, a capable phone can make and receive a phone call or text message over a Wi-Fi network. This is the same Wi-Fi connection you have set up at your home or office or any other Wi-Fi network you may connect to while out and about away from home. Nothing changes except calls and texts are made over Wi-Fi instead of the usual cellular network!
To use Wi-Fi Calling and Texting, you will have to turn the feature on in your phone’s settings. Then, you will be able to make calls and texts as you normally would, but over a Wi-Fi connection. Instructions to turn Wi-Fi Calling and Texting on varies from phone to phone. To see how to turn Wi-Fi Calling and Texting on based on your phone, please click here.
What features work with Wi-Fi Calling and Texting?
Quite a lot! Here is a list of the Twigby features that are available with Wi-Fi Talk & Text for both Android and iPhone capable phones:
- Sending and receiving calls within the United States
- Sending and receiving calls to the United States while traveling outside the United States
- Call Waiting, 3-way Calling, Voicemail, Call Forwarding
- Sending and receiving text messages
Please note that there are some limitations to Wi-Fi Calling and Texting when it comes to group texts, picture messages, international calling and 911 services. To learn more about those limitations, click here.
There you have it. With Twigby, you can choose a combination of Wi-Fi or cellular voice networks for texting and calling. So, for those hard to reach places and traveling abroad, you can use available Wi-Fi with a capable phone to stay connected. We hope this helps you better understand this great free feature so you can use it when needed.