Make calls over WiFi

WiFi calling expands your coverage in places where the cellular network isn’t as strong. Google Fi will route your call over whichever network we determine will give you the best experience. So even if you're connected to WiFi, your call might go over cellular.

Check our list of compatible devices to see if you can make calls over WiFi.

How to make a call over Wi-Fi

Just make sure you're connected to WiFi, and make a call like you normally would using the phone dialer.

  • When both WiFi and cellular are available: Fi will route your call over whichever one gives you the best experience.
  • If you start a call on WiFi and then your connection weakens or drops (such as when you leave your home or office): Google Fi automatically continues your call over a cellular network if one is available so you can keep talking.

Tip: We recommend connecting to WiFi whenever it’s available and always keeping your WiFi turned on. Set your phone to automatically connect to open networks that we’ve verified as fast and reliable.

Check if your call is going over WiFi

Just look at your Phone app right after placing your call. If your call is connected over WiFi, at the top of the screen you'll see Wi-Fi Wi-Fi and the name of the network you're connected to.

Note: Calls to 911 over WiFi operate differently than traditional calls to 911. Learn more about calls to 911 over Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi calling while outside the U.S.

In almost all places you go in the world, you can make a call using WiFi. The rates for making WiFi calls depend on the country you are calling. These rates are the same as when you're calling from the U.S.

You’re not charged for calls to U.S. numbers over WiFi—they’re included in your plan.

When both WiFi and cellular are available, Fi will route your call over whichever one gives you the best experience.

To use WiFi only, turn on Airplane mode and WiFi. Your phone won't connect to cellular on Airplane mode. Make sure to Airplane mode back off when you're not on WiFi anymore.

Make calls on Google Home
You can use your Google Home to make phone calls. With Google Fi, you can also show your number on recipients' Caller IDs and make international calls at listed rates.

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