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How to enable Wi-Fi calling on Android

In a region or a building with poor cellular network, regular phone calls can be a problem. However, if you are blessed with a strong Wi-Fi connection in the same location, you can make good-quality calls by enabling the Wi-Fi calling feature on your Android phone.

If you are new to this technology, don’t worry. In this guide, I’ll explain what Wi-Fi calling is and how you can use it on your Android phone.

What is Wi-Fi calling on Android?

Enabling Wi-Fi calling allows you to make and receive phone calls and text messages over a wireless internet connection.

Wi-Fi calling transmits information through the Internet Service Provider (ISP) instead of your carrier’s cell towers, thereby reducing your heavy reliance on cellular signals for basic communication.

Wifi calling on Android

This feature isn’t enabled by default on your Android phone, and there are a few things that need to come together to make Wi-Fi calling work:

  • Device compatibility: According to Google, the option to enable Wi-Fi calling is available on most Android phones running Android 6.0 or later. However, some smartphone manufacturers may exclude the feature for certain models and regions. So, ensure device compatibility beforehand.
  • Carrier support: All major carriers in the US support Wi-Fi calling. However, if you are not on one of those (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon) or are not in the US, check if your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling on their network.

Once the above requirements are met and Wi-Fi calling is enabled, the feature seamlessly transitions your phone calls between Wi-Fi and cellular data, depending on what serves best at the moment.

Some of you may not like this automatic switch, so it’s a good thing Android allows you to enable or disable Wi-Fi calling at your convenience.

How to turn on Wi-Fi calling on Android phone

You can enable Wi-Fi calling from Settings on your device or the carrier’s website or app. Below are the steps to do it from your Android phone.

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap the Kebab menu (three-dot vertical line) in the top right corner.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Tap Calling accounts.

    Open phone app, tap on three dot icon, select Settings and tap on Calling accounts on your Android phone
  5. Tap Wi-Fi calling.
    • Some users might have to tap the SIM carrier → then tap Wi-Fi calling.
  6. Toggle on Use Wi-Fi calling.

    Select the SIM carrier, tap on Wi-fi calling and toggle on Wi-Fi calling on your Android phone

Note: The steps can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. The steps and images shown above were taken from a Google Pixel 7a running Android 14.

Now, if you change your mind and wish to disable the feature, just follow steps 1-5 and toggle off Use Wi-Fi calling.

How to make a Wi-Fi call on Android

You don’t have to do anything extra once you have enabled the Wi-Fi calling feature.

Just make a regular call from your phone the way you do, and it will use the best available network to offer a seamless, high-quality audio call.

Wi-fi calling shown on your Android phone

You can look for the Wi-Fi symbol to determine if the Wi-Fi call is enabled.

Is Wi-Fi calling costlier?

Most carriers in the US consider all Wi-Fi calls as standard calls. Therefore, even if your plan doesn’t cover international calls, you can make calls to the US from abroad at no extra cost. Nevertheless, calling international numbers will still incur additional charges.

While Wi-Fi calling doesn’t incur extra fees, these will be counted under your regular counting limits if you lack an unlimited calling plan. So, before you start making Wi-Fi calls, get a clear picture of the terms and conditions from your carrier.

Found your calling?

With Wi-Fi calling services, you can have a refined calling experience. The enhanced connectivity and high-quality audio ensure a smooth calling experience with advanced receptivity.

Give Wi-Fi calling a shot, and in the comments, let me know how your experience turns out.


  • Jibin Joseph

    Jibin's journey with Stock Android began with the classic Xiaomi Mi A1, and his passion for it has only grown stronger over the years. With a wealth of experience in content editing, he brings a keen eye for detail and a genuine enthusiasm for staying at the forefront of consumer tech and social media trends. He adheres to a simple yet effective philosophy: the more complex the tech, the simpler the explanation. When he's not refining language, he can be found indulging in his love for gardening, experimenting with his culinary skills, enjoying a game of football, or avidly following the Premier League.

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