With the release of Apple’s iOS 9.3 for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, it just brings with it a number of new features for the customers, but nevertheless, also looks like as though it introduces a much anticipated feature for AT&T users. The network is currently in the process of issuing text messages to eligible customers, informing them that they have finally allowing them to use Wi-Fi Calling feature even when travelling outside the U.S. if using an iPhone 6s/6s Plus or iPhone 6/6 Plus running the latest iOS 9.3 firmware.
AT&T subscribers aren’t totally new to Wi-Fi Calling on the network and the convenience and cost-saving that it brings. The network has been rolling out the feature to all aknowledged users since last August when iOS 9 was still going through its initial pre-release beta process. The said new text that is now starting to be received by users on a fairly large scale takes the functionality to a whole new level by opening it up for AT&T global users traveling abroad.
AT&T Free Msg: With the latest software update for your phone you can use Wi-Fi Calling when traveling outside the U.S. This means you can call back to the U.S. or receive incoming calls, with no airtime charges. When you call international numbers, your rates will be the same as those in your smartphone plan or international package. For details visit att.com/wificalling.
As given in the text message outlined in the recived one, AT&T has created a dedicated help and info page that showcases the features and benefits of using Wi-Fi Calling internationally when traveling. It specifies that Wi-Fi Calling for both local and worldwide usage is available on “specific devices“, and that Wi-Fi Calling will “work automatically” with the existing AT&T number assigned to the users account, once enabled, the network list the compatible devices being revealed as the “iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus”. That too must be running Apple’s iOS 9.3 firmware in order to take complete advantage of international wireless call usage.
Having iOS 9.3 installed on the oft-mentioned compatible device, it’s worth noting that the latest AT&T Carrier Update – currently AT&T 24.1 – will also need to have been pushed through and installed on the device. In addition at most cases, this is done automatically as part of the carrier firmware update, or else, when the iPhone does provide an alert asking if the user wishes to update the Carrier Settings on the device. If your iPhone or iPad being installed iOS 9.3, but the feature isn’t showing up, it’s worth connecting that device to iTunes to try and force the Carrier Update there. Alternatively, you can also try how to check out for new carrier updates on iPhone and install iPhone Carrier Settings update, manually.
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