Cell C’s new Wi-Fi calling service is now available on selected Apple iPhones (the iPhone 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE), running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS 9.3.2).
Wi-Fi Calling enables customers to turn a Wi-FI hotspot into a personal Cell C base station, allowing them to make calls, send SMSs, and check voicemail.
Customers using Wi-Fi calling can therefore use their airtime to make calls and send SMSs from any Wi-Fi hotspot both locally and abroad. It therefore lets international travellers pay local rates for calls when overseas.
According to Cell C, the carrier settings for qualifying phones will be automatically updated over the next few days. Anyone wanting to manually change the settings can also go to Settings > General > About and follow the prompts. Wi-Fi calling can then be turned on and off in Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.