(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Sprint has added another tri-band device to its list of Wi-Fi calling enabled smartphones, the Galaxy S4, making this the fourth device to have this capability.
This feature will be available via Sprint’s over-the-air update, allowing users to make calls using home, office, or public Wi-Fi networks.
According to a press release from the company, the update will strengthen network coverage while offering more coverage to places where Sprint’s network may not reach.
“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.”
Other devices to have the Wi-Fi calling capability is Samsung’s Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 Mini.
The update was released on Wednesday to tri-band Galaxy S4 users, but may take a few weeks to roll out to all users.
The mobile carrier says it intends to offer this feature on additional devices in future updates.