MANAMA: Batelco has announced the launch of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) across Bahrain, calling it a “first-of-its-kind” service.
VoWiFi taps into any WiFi connection the customer may have, be it at home, the office or out and about in public WiFi enabled areas.
Calls will seamlessly and automatically be switched between Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and VoWiFi to ensure a superior customer experience.
Similar to VoLTE, the new Voice over WiFi service will deliver faster call setup and superior high-quality (HD) voice calls.
The service is currently applicable to iPhone 6 or later models with customers required to update their phone to the latest iOS software to enjoy the service.
Locally, VoWiFi does not cost any extra; the service consumes from the customer’s selected package minutes allowance, with any additional calls charged at the standard rates.
The introduction of the voice over WiFi service follows the launch earlier this year of VoLTE, with Batelco being the first to launch the service in Bahrain.
The company said a converged network infrastructure allows it to maximise network capabilities and speed up the deployment of more new innovative services for its customers.