As the title suggests, we will be talking about TracFone WiFI Calling in today’s article. We’ll start with the basics and explain what WiFi calling is and how it works. Later, we’ll look at the details of that feature for TracFone.

By reviewing the sections below, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of WiFi calling in general and learn how to get the most out of it with Tracfone. We will provide you detailed instructions on how to check if your phone is eligible for that option and how to activate it on iPhone or Android.

Beyond that, we’ll also take a closer look at some of the options you can use to make free calls using a WiFi connection.

Ready to dive into Tracfone WiFi Calling? Let’s do it!

What are WiFi Calls?

WiFi Calling is a feature that allows you to send and receive calls and text messages over a WiFi network instead of a cellular network. The main advantage is that when cellular service is not available, but WiFi is available, you can stay connected to a call/text message, such as in the basement of a large building or in a rural area.

WiFi Calling does not allow you to make free calls and text messages. (Read on to learn how to do this with Google Voice.) Tracfone still charges you the normal rate for calls and messages.

WiFi calling works on both Android and iOS devices, although not all phones support it, and not all cell phone service providers support it.

Tracfone supports WiFi calling, but only on some smartphones and some BYOP devices. It seems it depends on the phone and your location, as not all Tracfone users support Wi-Fi network calls.

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wifi call vs cell call

Naturally, there are differences between making WiFi and cell phone calls, and there are positives and negatives to Internet calling.

The main difference is the network source, where WiFi uses your Internet connection via Voice over Internet Protocol.

Cellular calls, on the other hand, use the provider’s network, which is transmitted through cell towers at certain frequency waves.

WiFi calling can be very useful where the cellular network fails.

So let’s briefly look at the most common advantages and disadvantages of this type of call.

Advantages and Disadvantages of WiFi Calls

Let’s start with the good news and take a look at all the benefits that WiFi calling can bring.

Benefits of internet calls

  • Call quality is greatly improved in places where cellular network is not available for voice calls;
  • No additional fees are required, like Wi-Fi calling within and outside the United States is usually included in your monthly plan;
  • It is not necessary to install any application, as most modern devices have it built-in;
  • No additional registration and login required as you use your current phone number;
  • Improve battery life as there is no need to search cellular network, which drains your phone battery;
  • There is no need for special plans or additional services.

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Disadvantages of wifi calls

There are always two sides to a coin, right?

Like any other technology, Wi-Fi calling, although it sounds cool, has its own restrictions and areas where it falls short.

  • Incredible Signal Strength – WiFi signals are never strong and stable in most public areas, especially airports, hotels, universities, and crowded places. This is mainly due to network overload. The poor signal will inevitably lead to poor calling experience in the form of call dropouts and poor voice quality.
  • Additional charges may apply: If your WiFi connection is lost for any reason, calls may switch to your data and you may have to pay more if your data plan is ready or you don’t have one. If you want calls to automatically switch to cellular networks, be sure to fix your settings and check with your operator.
  • Unsupported phone feature: This feature is built into most newer versions of iPhone and Android phones. However, if you have an older model, make sure it’s there before you consider using WiFi calling. Check the function in your configuration or contact your carrier to find out.
  • International Calling Restrictions – When abroad, check with your carrier to make sure Wi-Fi calling is supported in the US and other countries.

As you can see, we haven’t built a perfect communication medium yet, but the feature is pretty close.

However, it is a relatively new means of communication, and many of us still have many questions when it comes to setting up and using WiFi calling.

For that particular reason, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, so that you can browse through them and hopefully find the answer you are looking for.

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Does my operator offer WiFi calls?

All major cell phone carriers offer WiFi calling with support for recent iPhone and Android phones. These are the latest phones for all the major carriers that support WiFi calling:

T-Mobile (and Sprint):

All new T-Mobile smartphones and newer T-Mobile and Sprint smartphones support WiFi calling. To find out if your current model supports it, go to your device settings and look for WiFi Calling.

AT&T:

All recent smartphone models support WiFi calling. To find out if your phone supports WiFi calling, go to Device Support, find and select your device, select “View all tutorials”, select “Calls” for instructions, and then “Wi-Fi Calling” Select. If WiFi calls are not listed, your phone is not supported.

Verizon Wireless:

All recent smartphone models support WiFi calling. To enable Wi-Fi Calling, follow the instructions on Verizon’s Wi-Fi Calling FAQ page.

Of course, if your phone doesn’t support WiFi calling, you might be able to find some solutions. Apps like FaceTime, Skype, and WeChat allow you to make voice and video calls, as well as send text messages over WiFi.

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Does TracFone offer WiFi calling?

This whole article wouldn’t make sense if it didn’t, right? So the answer is yes, Tracfone offers a WiFi calling option. Of course, certain conditions must be met for this to work. We will cover them in detail in the next section.

It should be noted that TracFone operates using the networks of other wireless providers: it is a virtual operator. TracFone uses the cellular networks of T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, which means they have impressive coverage. Of course, you cannot use all three networks at this time. The network you use is determined by the type of TracFone SIM card you use.

More about Tracfone and Wi-Fi Calling

According to Tracfone, they offer Wi-Fi calling on select phones. In the past, if you asked us, the official answer was that we offered Wi-Fi calling to select phones that used T-Mobile towers. Most of the smartphones sold by Tracfone use Verizon towers.

In my case, I am using iPhone SE with a Tracfone BYOP SIM card for AT&T towers. The Tracfone website said my phone doesn’t support Wi-Fi calling, but that language isn’t really accurate. iPhone SE supports Wi-Fi calling on all networks.

I think it would be more accurate to say “Not suitable for Wi-Fi calling”. We don’t really know what trade agreements Trafcon has with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile for supported features.

Also, keep in mind that Wi-Fi calling doesn’t mean minutes are free. If you have a fixed-minute plan, please assume that the minutes used for Wi-Fi calls will be deducted from your balance. I haven’t confirmed it yet but will update this article when I do. The value of Wi-Fi calling is that you will be able to make and receive calls and text messages in areas where you have Wi-Fi but no cellular signal.

Also note that if Tracfone says your phone doesn’t support Wi-Fi calling, you won’t be able to rely on them to help you if there’s a problem.

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Conclusion

When it comes to WiFi calling from Tracfone, we’ve basically got everyone covered. This means that you can now determine whether or not you want to use this feature and how to activate it.

We hope you can put your knowledge to good use and enjoy your free WiFi calls from TracFone.

Please note that if you have additional questions or problems, you can always contact TracFone Support and they will be happy to assist you.

Get the most out of your TracFone WiFi calling!