Calls over Wi-Fi
You may have a Wi-Fi wireless network already set up in your home, and hopefully, you're already using it for home internet access on your smartphone and tablet. It's a smart way to save money on your cellular data plan and avoid overages.
Of course, that means your friends need to have those same apps as well. However, carriers and manufacturers are now exploring seamless Wi-Fi calling.
All four major carriers, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, for example, now have Wi-Fi calling on their phones. When this feature is enabled due to a poor signal, your phone will automatically switch over to a nearby open Wi-Fi network so you won't even notice.
You can also switch to a phone system like Republic Wireless that has Wi-Fi calling as a main feature. Republic Wireless offers incredibly low-cost plans because it mostly relies on Wi-Fi for calling and texting and only uses cellular when Wi-Fi isn't available. Again, the switch is seamless.
Calling over Wi-Fi means you need a Wi-Fi network. Click here to always find the closest free Wi-Fi.