Wi-Fi calling expands your coverage to places where the mobile network isn’t as strong. Google Fi routes your call over whichever network provides you with the best experience.
- If your Wi-Fi connection isn’t as strong or stable as your cellular connection, your call might go over cellular.
- To make best use of Wi-Fi calling, connect to Wi-Fi whenever it’s available and keep your Wi-Fi turned on.
To find out if you can make calls over Wi-Fi, check our list of compatible devices.
If you have a Designed for Fi phone: Connect to Wi-Fi and make a call with the phone dialer.
If you have a Compatible with Fi device: Learn how to use your own phone with Google Fi.
If you have trouble making Wi-Fi calls: Make sure the Carrier Services app is updated. To check:
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play app .
- Search for
- Next to the app icon, tap Update.
When you make a call:
- If both Wi-Fi and cellular are available: Google Fi routes your call over whichever one gives you the best experience.
- If you start a call on Wi-Fi and your connection weakens or drops: Google Fi automatically continues your call over a mobile network if one is available.
To use Wi-Fi only:
- On your Android phone or tablet, tap Settings .
- Make sure that your Android device is connected to Wi-Fi.
- Turn on Airplane mode.
Tip: To use cellular service again, turn off Airplane mode.
To figure out if your call is connected over Wi-Fi, at the top of the screen, check for Wi-Fi and the name of the network you're connected to.
Important: Calls to 911 over Wi-Fi operate differently than traditional calls to 911. Learn more about calls to 911 over Wi-Fi.
In most places you go in the world, you can make a call with Wi-Fi. The country you call may have different rates for Wi-Fi calls. These rates are the same as when you call from the US.
You’re not charged for calls to US numbers over Wi-Fi since they’re included in your plan.