Three enables Embedded WiFi across Android and iOS
Three has today announced that embedded WiFi is now available for Android and iOS users*. This means that even when you don’t have mobile signal, you can simply connect to a WiFi network and use your phone for calls and texts wherever you are in the UK.
iOS users will simply need to have the latest software version 10.2 and above and then, once installed, you manually go in to settings – phone – WiFi calling and switch it on to activate it.
Android users simply need to have a compatible device* and then once they have the latest software update it automatically installs and is activated for use without having to change any settings.
It removes the need for the previous Three InTouch app that was able to also route calls and texts through WiFi. However all the activity was separate which led to confusion on call logs or messaging conversations, as you had to check two apps for any communications. InTouch users will now receive a pop-up message informing them that they can now delete the app.
Notes to Editors
* Providing you have a compatible device.
Compatible devices at launch are the LG G5, Samsung S6, Samsung S6 edge, iPhone
5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. The Samsung
S7 and S7 edge will be compatible from mid-February.