Jio has launched a service that allows the users to make and receive calls over WiFi called “Jio WiFi Calling” or “Jio VoWiFi”. This new feature will come in handy in situations where there is poor network coverage. This service will ensure voice calls and video calls over Wifi to work seamlessly without any regards to the network coverage. As of now, 150 handsets provide support for this new feature, and if you own a recently bought device then most probably you can enjoy this new feature. If during a voice call over the cellular network there are any issues, one can simply swap over to Wifi calling seamlessly without any delay. However, this feature needs to be activated on the smartphone first. So here we are going to guide you through the process of activating Jio WiFi Calling on your smartphone.
Who is Eligible for Jio WiFi Calling?
Jio said that there are no additional tariff packs required to eligible for this new feature. All one needs is an active Jio calling plan along with support for voice WiFi in the smartphone and you are good to go. This is a good addition from Jio especially considering the recent price hike in tariff plans. Even we don’t have any information as to which circles around India will have this feature first hand, but starting from 16th January we can expect it to expand out to the whole country soon.
How to Enable Jio WiFi calling in an Android Phone?
- Firstly you need to connect to an active WiFi network in your locality. There is no specific Wifi network specification pointed out by Jio so that means any Wifi network will do as long as there is an active internet connection.
- After turning on WiFi on your Android phone, head over to the main settings overlay menu. Here you will find a search bar at the top.
- In the search bar, type “WiFi Calling” or “WiFi Calls” and look for the results that pop up.
- If you don’t have a heavily customized skin MIUI, you will most probably find the WiFi call option here and you can simply turn the toggle to start enjoying the new Jio WiFi calling services.
- Now your device will seamlessly switch between mobile network and WiFi during voice calls and video calls.
- If you have a heavily customized skin, like the MIUI from XIaomi, then you need to head over to the SIM and Network Settings option. Here tap on the Jio SIM options and you will find a Make calls using WiFi toggle. Turn that on and you are good to go.
How to Enable Jio WiFi Calling in an iPhone?
- In case of an iPhone user, just make sure you have the latest iOS 13 running on your device and you are good to go. Now firstly, you need to connect to an active WiFi network by heading over to Settings > WiFi. Here just select the network you want to connect to.
- After successfully connecting to an active WiFi network, head over to Settings > Phone. Here you will see an option called WiFi calling.
- Tap on that option and enable the toggle for WiFi calling on this iPhone. A menu will pop up here. Just tap on the enable option.
- After this, your device is now ready for WiFi calling. It can seamlessly switch between SIM and WiFi network during voice and video calls.
List of Phones that support Voice and Video calls over WiFi
- iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus
- iPhone 7/ 7 Plus
- Google Pixel 3/ 3a/ 3a XL
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 8/ 8 Plus
- Coolpad Coolplay 6/ Mega 5/ Mega 5C
- iPhone X/ Xs/ Xs Max/ XR
- iPhone 11/ 11 Pro
- Infinix Hot 7 Pro/ Smart 3 Plus/ Hot 6 Pro/ Infinix S4
- Vivo V11/ V11 Pro,
- Vivo V15/ V15 Pro
- Mobiistar C1/ C1 Shine/ C2
- Mobiistar X1 Selfie/ X1 Notch
- Vivo V9/ V9 Pro
- Vivo Y81/ Y81i
- Tecno Camon i4/ iSky/ iTwin
- Vivo Y91/ Y91i
- Vivo Y93/ Y95/ Y15/ Y17/ Y91
- Lava Z61/ Z92/ Z60s/ Z81
- Vivo Z1 Pro
- Redmi K20
- Redmi K20 Pro
- POCO F1
- Intel S42
- Motorola Moto G6
As of now, Jio has released the name of 11 smartphone manufacturers which has this feature of Calls through WiFi. The list includes Coolpad, Google, Infinix, Itel, Lava, Mobiistar, Motorola, Samsung, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Jio has also released a list of compatible devices for WiFI calling. You can find the full list here to check if your device has the ability to make voice and video calls over WiFi or not.