Verizon has started rolling out Wi-Fi calling to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, this feature called “Advanced Calling” will be enabled via a software update. The new feature will allow owners of those phones to call any U.S. number for free, with international calls billed at long distance rates.
Verizon Galaxy S6 Wi-Fi Calling Changelog
- Make calls over Wi-Fi – It’s easy. Start by going to Settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Advanced Calling. Once Advanced Calling is active, you can turn on HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling from the same settings menu. Go to Settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Wi-Fi Calling
- Live Video Broadcasting – The Galaxy S6 helps you share life’s can’t-miss moments as they happen. Take live video and broadcast it to the world via YouTube™, letting viewers see it in real time. Share important moments in real time Seamless HD capture and sharing Integrated with Camera and Contacts Watch and broadcast via YouTube (mobile/web/TV)
- Ultra-High-Quality Audio – UHQA (Hi-Fi Audio) – Your favorite tunes have never sounded better on a Samsung smartphone. This breakthrough audio technology takes select music files and enhances the richness and detail. Improved sound quality for any file type. Audiophile level sound quality Every note from your playlists and punch lines from your favorite videos are brought to life with crisp audio
- App/Folder Icon – Icon shape for folders and native apps have been updated.
- Messages – The Samsung Messages app lets you preview your messages on the status bar and lock screen. This feature is active by default, but it’s easy to turn off if you want to keep your incoming messages private.
The Verizon Galaxy S6 Wi-Fi calling feature will require a software update for compatible phones, so if you have a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, keep an eye out for that.