Verizon has confirmed that it will begin rolling out Wi-Fi Calling on Monday, December 7, and those with a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge will be the first to get it. The feature will then make its way to iPhone and other Android-powered devices in early 2016.
Verizon’s announcement comes almost three weeks after the carrier gained approval for Wi-Fi Calling from the FCC. It is the only major carrier in the U.S. that is yet to offer this feature — which rolled out on AT&T back in October — but that’s going to change tomorrow.
“Wi-Fi Calling will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge and will be rolled out as a software update in phases,” Verizon has announced. “Additional Android and iOS devices will receive Wi-Fi Calling capabilities via future software updates expected early next year.”
Wi-Fi Calling allows you to make calls on your smartphone via a Wi-Fi network when your cellular connection is unreliable or unavailable. The feature is able to seamlessly transfer calls from one connection to the other when necessary, so you won’t be cut off when you transition between the two.
If you have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, be on the lookout for Verizon’s Wi-Fi Calling update tomorrow. We expect to receive more specific timelines for other devices early next year.