Two of the biggest power players in the history of tech -- search giant Google and social media king Facebook -- are separately testing wireless broadband projects that are aimed at boosting fixed line networks. And these projects from these titans have the potential of disrupting the current wireless industry.
A few days after finally getting its waiver approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T has officially launched its Wi-Fi Calling feature on Apple’s iPhone devices, most especially those of the newer models already updated with iOS 9.
The release of iOS 9, the newest version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, has brought some new cool features. One of them is Wi-Fi Assist, a feature which is designed to automatically switch your iPhone to a cellular connection or mobile data connection as soon as your Wi-Fi signal gets disconnected or becomes too weak to be useful.
Mobile apps like Skype and Google Hangouts now make it possible for users to make calls over Internet lines instead of using the networks of mobile carriers. Perhaps because they want a piece of the action, too, wireless carriers are now starting to offer Wi-Fi calling services themselves. But what exactly is Wi-Fi calling, and how can users benefit from it? Here is a quick guide.
Using Wi-Fi Connections Instead of Mobile Phone Networks