July 09, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S 5 joins the growing portfolio of Wi-Fi Calling smartphones
By Mark Elliott
Samsung Galaxy S® 5 is the seventh smartphone from Sprint with Wi-Fi Calling. The software update is rolling out now, and an update notification will be pushed to all our Galaxy S 5 customers automatically during the next few weeks.
Wi-Fi Calling is a FREE1 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: Customers will experience better call quality in locations 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).
International Wi-Fi calling will also be available in the coming weeks. It allows customers to make calls and send texts via Wi-Fi in more than 100 countries. The service makes mobile communications possible virtually anywhere in the world.
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.
HTC One® max, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega™, Samsung Galaxy Note® 3, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 with Sprint Spark™ and Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport (when it launches) offer Wi-Fi Calling, and Sprint plans to expand Wi-Fi calling to additional devices in 2014.
Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he works primarily with BlackBerry and Samsung devices and is well versed in the company’s business devices, push-to-talk products and tablets. Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Check with your Wi-Fi provider to see if data charges may apply.
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