Good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 customers: Sprint Wi-Fi calling will be rolling out via an over-the-air maintenance release beginning today. Galaxy Note® 3 customers will be among the first Sprint customers to have access to the service after installing an over-the-air update (wirelessly). The update notification will be pushed automatically to Note 3 users during the next few weeks.
Wi-Fi Calling is a FREE service that lets you use voice and messaging services over existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks. With Wi-Fi Calling, you will experience improved voice, data and messaging services in locations that previously had limited or no mobile network coverage.
How will customers benefit?
- Enhanced coverage for in-building coverage or areas with challenging network conditions
- Easy setup: Once activated, everything is seamless and happens in the background
- Unlimited voice calling and messaging on Wi-Fi: All domestic calling and messaging is FREE (standard CDMA international rates apply for international calls)
Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes during which the device will be disabled. Once installation is completed, the device will be ready for use and Wi-Fi Calling can be activated by going to your Apps folder and selecting the Wi-Fi Calling icon.
Sprint plans to expand Wi-Fi calling to additional devices in 2014.
Natalie Papaj is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Washington, DC, she works primarily with Kyocera and Motorola devices and is well versed in the company’s accessories line-up as well as eco-friendly products and services. Natalie can be reached at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org.