WiFi calling generally allows people to be more connected. In today’s mobile business environment, the importance of this cannot be overstated. Here are some specific benefits for business owners to consider.
1. You can Make Calls in Areas with Low Cellular Connection
Today, people generally expect access to cellular service just about everywhere. However, there are still areas with limited coverage. And no business owner wants to find themselves in a dead zone when they have an important call or video meeting scheduled.
Here are some places where you may need WiFi calling to communicate:
- Trains or public transit
- Dead zones in offices (This is especially common in concrete buildings)
- Basement home offices
2. Making WiFi Calls Saves Time
If you’re in an area with little or no cell reception, traditional calls may get dropped. This doesn’t just look unprofessional; it can waste precious meeting time. With WiFi calling, your calls won’t get dropped as long as you have a reliable connection. So you can spend more time communicating and less time dealing with technology.
3. No App Download is Needed
Smartphones have apps for just about everything. But these take valuable space on your device and require extra steps that many entrepreneurs don’t have time for. WiFi calling is already available on most devices. So it’s easy to get started and use.
4. Making Calls over WiFi Does not Use any Talk Time
Most cell phone plans only have a certain amount of talk time each month. If you make a lot of voice calls, you may have to pay extra fees or purchase a plan with more time. However, WiFi calls don’t contribute to this number. So if you’re low on minutes for the rest of the month, they can help you save money.
5. It Results in Better Quality Calls
Call quality can make your business look more professional. If you both have a strong WiFi connection, this option may help you both hear more clearly. This allows you to be more productive and focused as you communicate. It also limits disruptions and shows clients or potential partners that you’re willing to invest in quality communication solutions for your business.
6. A WiFi Call Uses Your Phone Number
WiFi calling doesn’t require a separate line or number. So you don’t need to confuse contacts by giving them multiple ways of contacting you. And when you get in touch with others, they should always know who is calling. Basically, it’s a really simple solution when you don’t want to use a regular cellular connection. If however, you want a dedicated number, there are apps that give you a phone number.
7. It Includes No Add On Services
You also don’t need an extra plan or service to take advantage of this feature. Simply enable WiFi calling or put your phone in airplane mode and it should work automatically.
8. It Is Supported by Most Phones
If you have a smartphone, it probably already comes with this feature. So you don’t need to purchase a new device or do extensive research when it’s time for an update. This also means that the majority of your team and the people you call should have access to WiFi calling.
What phones support WiFi calling?
Most current smartphones use WiFi calling. Here are some popular ones:
- Apple iPhone 6 and later
- Samsung Galaxy A01 and later
- Google Pixel
- Microsoft Lumia
- Motorola Moto phones
- LG Fortune, Escape, Harmony, and Stylo
9. Video Calls Can be Like Regular Calls
Most smartphones can also host video calls. And with WiFi calling, you can use this feature just as you would with a voice call – just enable your phone’s video call feature (i.e. FaceTime for iPhones). This can be less complicated than setting up brand new VoIP calls or video streams to host these conferences.
10. There are No Fees for Incoming Calls on a WiFi Network
WiFi calling is generally free within the U.S. And it’s always free when you receive calls. So you don’t need to factor extra money into your communication budget if you already pay for a wireless network.
11. You Can Also Send Text Messages Over WiFi
A strong WiFi network doesn’t just give you access to voice calls. You can also send text messages to team members, partners, and clients. This is perfect if you just need to send a quick update or ask a simple question while on the go.