Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) Calling on Reliance Jio?

Dhiraj

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In iPhones, there's a feature called "With Wi-Fi Calling" using which you can place a phone call if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage.

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Source : Source : Make a call with Wi-Fi Calling

Apple's website confirms that Jio supports wifi calling :

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Source : Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in Asia-Pacific

Has anyone tried using this feature ?

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Dhiraj
 
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igloo

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I think they disabled this in june or july last year. Now you need be on jio network. Not sure though.
Maybe they specifically enabled it for Apple user citing their recent apple deals.

Same feature in samsung phones also. Not working as vowifi should appear instead of votle on switching on the feature and wifi.
 

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I'll try this while I am connected to Jio's wifi network (via Jiofi). It may not work now, but good to know that they are provisioning this.

This feature would be really nice if it works. It will benefit people like me who have poor indoor coverage, we won't have to keep our phones in window sills to get cellular network imo.

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Thanks guys, for making aware of this ...
I tried on my iPhone 5s ( Jio SIM & Airtel Wifi) , i couldnt see any option under settings--> Phone--> Wifi calling
Seems that Recent ioS update has disabled this option or JIO has to enable it for us.

Any word on this issue is much appreciated.
 

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@igloo is correct, WiFi calling used to work on Jio till July, 2016 then it stopped working suddenly.

FAQ section in MyJio app mentioned WiFi calling as a feature in Jio network but they removed it at same time. It's a great feature when you have low coverage specially in indoors.

Don't know why Jio stopped this. They can have it as an USP. Many carriers in USA promote WiFi calling, e.g., T-Mobile and even Project-fi also.
 


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@manojrk go to some place like basement where you don't have Jio coverage but connected to WiFi.

Try to make or receive call or text.

Please report back the outcome.
 

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I can't even make phone calls from 5s. Can use Jio sim only for internet and nothing else. I think Jio doesn't support in 5s.

That's correct sameer. Jio supports iPhone 6 and later for voice calls. If you use it in a 5s, you can only use data. This is because 5s does not have VoLTE feature. They may make an app for it later (like Jio4Voice on andriod) but we do not know when.