Updated: Jan 28
There are plenty of functions available on your phone that you may be unaware of. With this blog, we provide a simplified explanation of one feature: Wi-Fi calling.
What is Wi-Fi Calling?
In short, Wi-Fi calling is a feature that uses wireless internet connection to make phone calls and send text messages rather than using your cellular carrier network.
In order to use this feature, all you have to do is make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi and you can text and call without cell phone service. This could range from a multitude of internet connections, from home connections, public connections, or hotspots connections. Whether you don’t want to exceed your data usage, or the area you are in has poor or no cellular connection, this feature is awesome to have!
Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi Calling
Though an amazing feature, there are of course pros and cons to using Wi-Fi calling and texting. Here are a few to consider before using this feature:
Improves call quality in areas with poor network coverage
Does not cost extra money – this feature is typically included in regular cellular plans
Does not require additional installation of applications
Uses your existing phone number
Can prolong your phones battery life – devices searching for cellular connection can drain battery life
Spotty connection. If using public connections, the Wi-Fi networks can be poor or overcrowded and cause your Wi-Fi connection to lag, leading to poor voice quality or dropped calls.
Not all devices support Wi-Fi calling. No worries if you own Jethro’s SC490 phone, as this phone comes equipped with Wi-Fi calling.
Data usage fees could apply. If you are making a Wi-Fi call and the Wi-Fi signal drops, your call could default to your data plan. Depending on your phone, you can turn this default off.
Lack of Wi-Fi. Not all places have Wi-Fi connections, which means using the feature on the go could be tricky
Wi-Fi Calling on Jethro’s SC490 Phone
As mentioned earlier, Jethro’s SC490 phone comes equipped with the feature of Wi-Fi calling. To turn this feature on, follow these steps:
Scroll left to Settings
Select Network & Internet
Press OK on Wi-Fi calling and press OK again to switch it on
Scroll down and select your Wi-Fi network by pressing OK
Type in your password and select Connect
Once completed, you will want to double check that this feature is enabled on the phone by following these steps:
Press the Green Call button
Press the Menu button
Scroll down and select Settings
Scroll down and select Calls
Scroll down to and select Wi-Fi calling
Make sure Enable Wi-Fi calling is on (when the button is green and on the right side, it is on. When it is gray and on the left side, it is off.)
Contact your service provider to make sure this feature is enabled on your line.
The Wi-Fi calling feature can be a great solution for customers who experience poor network coverage in their homes. Another thing to note is that although the SC490 cell phone supports Wi-Fi calling, you can be rest assured that it does not have access to the internet, nor does the wireless internet connection compromise your security, allowing you to talk and text securely and freely.
So, is Wi-Fi Calling Right for You?
Wi-Fi calling is a notable feature that can be used in several situations. Varying from situations of poor network connection to when you want to conserve your battery life. These situations can arise for anyone, and we believe this feature is helpful to all!
We are proud to offer Wi-Fi calling on our Jethro SC490 4G phone to our customers.
If any questions regarding Wi-Fi calling or what Wi-Fi calling means on your Jethro SC490 phone come up, please do not hesitate to contact our US-based customer service and we will be happy to help!
We hope you found this blog helpful.
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