Press Release | 23 Dec 2015


Vodafone UK has announced that its nationwide Wi-Fi Calling service is now available to customers using the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

Vodafone UK has announced that its nationwide Wi-Fi Calling service is now available to customers using the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

Customers who opt into the service by texting CALLING to 97888 will now be able make more calls in more places – whether in a home with thick walls, in a basement, in the local coffee shop or even while waiting on the platforms of the London Underground. If connected to Wi-Fi, customers can talk on their phone even if there is no mobile signal.

The introduction of Wi-Fi Calling earlier in the autumn follows the rollout of Vodafone’s nationwide provision of HD (High Definition) Voice technology, the roll-out of 4G+ (Carrier Aggregation) and the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal programme aimed at giving 100 remote communities mobile coverage for the first time.

In addition, Vodafone UK’s £2 billion investment programme during 2014 and 2015 is focussed on bringing stronger indoor and outdoor network coverage, and mobile internet access to more communities and businesses. This has already seen 4G extended to 731 cities, towns and districts as well as thousands of smaller communities across the UK.

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Vodafone Call+

Vodafone Call+ will also be integrated into the calling functions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Call+ enriches the calling experience, allowing you to share pictures, contacts, maps and even videos in real time. It combines the best features of instant messaging, like content sharing, with the best of voice calls, making them so much more interactive and personal:

  • Pre-call – Call+ users can send information about why they are calling, the importance level, their location or even a picture to show context.
  • In-call –Call+ users are able to share pictures, files, location and contacts during the call or switch to a video call. All handled from within Call+, all from within the calling screen and without the need to access different apps or menus.
  • Post-call – If the call goes unanswered users have the option to leave a note or record a voice message, which is incorporated into the recipient’s missed call alert. By using Call+ everything shared before or during the call is available on an interactive call log for both parties.

Using Call+ is simple – you don’t need to register or log in. It’s automatically provisioned and discovers compatible phonebook contacts. Customers can use Call+ with their usual price plan, as it is not subject to any specific pricing.

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Vodafone UK Media Relations

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  • Vodafone’s Wi-Fi Calling is available to consumer customers with a Vodafone Red bundle price plan and a compatible handset with updated software.
  • Provision text is free of charge.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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