Although the feature will only be launched later this week, U Mobile has apparently enabled Wi-Fi Calling for its customers. However, it seems that the feature is only available for iPhone owners at the moment.
Furthermore, Apple itself has updated its website to include Wi-Fi Calling as one of the features supported by U Mobile. Based on the list, the telco is not only the first Malaysian telco to activate Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users but it is also one of only five telcos in the whole Asia Pacific region to support the feature so far.
Available for iPhone 5c or newer, users first need to obtain a carrier update that will enable the feature for their iPhone. This can be done by accessing Settings > Phone > About which a notification will then pop-up for users to download and applied the update.
Once that done, the carrier version in the About section of users iPhone settings will be updated. For example, the version on this particular iPhone 6s that we used for this article was updated from “U Mobile 24.0” to “U Mobile 24.1” after the new carrier settings was applied.
According to Apple, the word “Wi-Fi” will appear next to the carrier name on iPhone’s status bar whenever the Wi-Fi Calling feature is active. This is how users are able to identify if their calls are going through Wi-Fi Calling or normal cellular communication.
Meanwhile, we believe that U Mobile still have few more things to say regarding Wi-Fi Calling for its customers especially for those who are on Android at the launch event later this week. So, stay tuned for the launch on 26 May.
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