British carrier Three has seeded a carrier settings update—version 27.1—that enables native Wi-Fi calling on iPhones.

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Three previously required iPhone customers to use its free Three inTouch app for Wi-Fi calling, but the carrier settings update released on Friday introduces system-level support for Wi-Fi calls and texts under Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.

We know that sometimes you can't get signal when you're indoors, but that shouldn't mean that you have to go off the grid. With Three inTouch Wi-Fi Calling, you can call and text whenever you're on Wi-Fi in the UK, even if there’s no mobile signal.

Three joins EE and Vodafone among carriers in the U.K. with native support for Wi-Fi calling on iPhones.

Top Rated Comments

MattZani Avatar
59 months ago
Shame it changes the tiny little '3' in the corner to 'Three Wifi Call'
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jas07 Avatar
59 months ago
Assume this is not showing for anyone else on 10.3 beta?
Ive not found a way to enable it on 10.3 yet either, if anyone finds a way to do it let us know!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheza Avatar
59 months ago
One of the reasons I left Three for EE is because they had Wi-Fi calling built in, whereas Three used a crappy app that meant conversations were often disjointed between the app and the messages.app

This is a good step. I still won't switch back to Three though - EE has 4G in far more places, and faster speed too.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marshall73 Avatar
59 months ago
Wish O2 would support this but they want to push their crap TU GO app. Utter pish.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0098386 Avatar
59 months ago
I'm surprised o2 haven't got this yet, considering they were THE iPhone network originally.

Are Wifi minutes included in your allowance or are they unlimited/reduced? (I have an unlimited call contract so it wouldn't affect me - I'm just curious)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
atrevers Avatar
59 months ago
It's a shame Vodafone don't support SMS over wifi calling.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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