PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its technology partner Huawei has made the first successful Voice over Wifi (VoWifi) call over a live network in Cebu, a first outside Metro Manila.
VoWifi or Wifi Calling lets customers make and receive calls and text messages over a Wifi connection, such as Smart Wifi and PLDT Home Wifi, by using their smartphone’s native dialer and without having to install a third-party app. Apart from improved calling and messaging experience, Wifi Calling also offers extended network coverage, as customers can make and receive voice calls, as well as video calls, wherever there is Wifi connection.
Soon, Smart customers will be able to make voice over Wifi calls using VoWifi-capable smartphones, said Smart. Last year, Smart also made the country’s first VoLTE mobile call, which uses LTE or 4G to conduct calls.