What is Vodafone 4G Calling?
Until now, Vodafone has relied on 2G and 3G networks for making calls. When 4G was first introduced, its focus was to speed up data transfers but it wasn’t initially designed to carry calls. However, 4G Calling has now been developed specifically for calls, albeit slightly different to 2G and 3G as 4G doesn’t carry calls in the same way.
The 4G technology (also known as VoLTE) transfers calls similar to VOIP solutions however once you have a 4G enabled handset your phone will default to 4G if you are in a 4G enabled area.
4G Calling lets you make calls over 4G, meaning clearer calls. With Wi-Fi and 4G Calling, you’ll move seamlessly and uninterrupted between Wi-Fi and 4G network coverage to continue your call while being able to check your mail or browse the internet at the same time.
The primary advantage of 4G Calling is superior call quality, call connection is also quicker and you may find you get an even better signal in poor signal areas as the 4G capability travels further into buildings (because of the frequency that 4G is built on – 800MHz).
4G will become more and more common as handset suppliers enable their devices and Vodafone UK has enabled more areas to have 4G.
How do I get Vodafone 4G Calling?
In order to benefit from 4G Calling, you need to have Wi-Fi Calling enabled, a 4G Calling handset and be within a 4G Calling area. Once you have all 3 elements you will benefit from 4G Calling when you are calling others who are 4G callers.
In order to have Wi-Fi Calling enabled you must be on the following Vodafone Enterprise Price Plans:
- Business Value (inclusive)
- Business Extra (inclusive)
- Business Premier (inclusive)
- Business Black (inclusive)
- Red Sharer
- Business Plus
- Business Advance
- Vodafone Public Sector Inclusive
- Vodafone Public Sector Value
- Vodafone Public Sector Standby
You must enable the Wi-Fi Calling capability on a Wi-Fi Calling enabled device. The current 4G calling enabled handsets are as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
- Sony Xperia XZ & XZ premium
- Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 compact
- Huawei P10 & P10 Plus
Currently, 4G Calling is enabled in the following areas:
|Bradford||High Wycombe||North London (Outer)||South London (Outer)|
|Coventry||London North (Inner)||Poole||York|
|Derby||London South (Inner)||Portsmouth|
Data is not used when the customer makes a call using 4G Calling, however, minutes will be used.
Whilst on the move, calls seamlessly switch from the customer’s Wi-Fi connection to 4G and vice versa when mid-call.
Can I turn off 4G Calling?
To remove 4G Calling contact a member of our team and ask to remove the Wi-Fi SOC from your mobile number. This will also remove the Wi-Fi Calling capability.
Is 4G calling the same as HD voice?
No, Vodafone launched HD voice on the 3G network so they are not the same.
Want to know more?
Get in touch with a member of our team on 0333 321 4888 if you have any questions and to find out if you are 4G Calling ready.