Tele2 Russia has enabled its Wi-Fi calling service in the Moscow Metro, following an agreement with Maxima Telecom, the sole Wi-Fi provider on the city’s transport network.
Tele2 launched the Wi-Fi Calling service in November last year to allow its subscribers to use mobile services where Wi-Fi connection is active, but where mobile network coverage might be unavailable. The Wi-Fi Calling technology allowed using mobile services over active Wi-Fi connection everywhere except underground stations.
In order to start using the service, the subscriber first has to download the application and activate it on their smartphones which is available on the App Store and Google Play. When staying on the metro, the passenger can connect to the WiFi network without authorization and will be able to make phone calls as usual.