To make calls one needs to have Wi-Fi calling service in your handset. Jio has issued a a step-by-step guide on its website: Jio.com/wificalling - where you can find whether your device supports the calling feature or not.
Jio was testing this service over the past few months.
Here are all the details about Jio Wi-Fi calling:
- How to make Wi-Fi call from Jio number
* Open phone settings
* Search for Wi-Fi calling option
*Enable Wi-Fi calling option.
*Connect to a Wi-Fi network to start making Wi-Fi calls anywhere in India
* You should keep both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling switched on.
* You will have to follow the same process as traditional voice calls
*Your phone will automatically toggle between Wi-Fi and cellular network for best quality calling.
- Who is eligible for Wi-Fi calling?
You just need a smartphone that has Wi-Fi calling facility and an active Jio tariff plan.
- What are the calling charges of Jio Wi-Fi calling?
According to Jio, the calling facility is free of charge and is included as part of your existing plan. Any calls to Indian numbers are free of charge, but calls to international numbers will be charged as per "International Calls" rates. You can also make a Wi-Fi call during roaming.
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6 Comments on this Story
Abhishek Nayak88 days ago
The marketing suggests that the customer will not be charged for calls made by facility. While, really it should state that charges apply as per existing tariff plan of the customer.
Vivek Nair134 days ago
Most people are assuming that because their personal wifi is being used, the Jio should not charge them for the call on VoWiFi.
Here is the problem. Even though you are using WiFi on your end, it still has to connect to the Jio network and transferred to some other network of the recipient.
The only benefit of using this option is when the Jio network is not strong at your locality. This is a very good advantage as you are no longer limited by the availability of the Jio network at your locality.
There are always free options like Whatsapp call or Duo calls that are absolutely free and are not dependent of Jio network.
Hari155 days ago
Jio is charging for local calls as well on voWifi.