Digi has turned on VoWiFi calling for its customers. We received a tip yesterday indicating that some users are now seeing the option for making calls over WiFi appear in their phone settings.
Voice over WiFi, or VoWiFi, skips using the traditional GSM network to make calls. Instead, it sends the signal over the local area internet connection. A step that provides clearer and more stable calls; provided one is in an area with a good WiFi connection.
This doesn’t quite replace regular calls or VoLTE. Instead, it is designed for people who work deep inside buildings where normal cellular signals cannot penetrate. Of course, this only works for those who have the WiFi password.
Digi had originally promised to roll out VoWiFi last year, supposedly at around the same time it was launching VoLTE. It seems that the telco delayed the plan, although it is currently the second local telco to get the service going.
Thanks to Vincent Eng for the tip on Facebook.