Make calls over Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi, your call might go over cellular.

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

Check our list of compatible devices to see if you can make calls over Wi-Fi.

Learn how to make calls over Wi-Fi with a step-by-step guide.

How to make a call over Wi-Fi

If you have a Designed for Fi phone, just make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi, and make a call like you normally would using the phone dialer.

If you have a Compatible with Fi phone:

  1. Open the Google Fi app Fi.
  2. On the Account tab under "Phone settings" tap Wi-Fi calling.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi calling.

When you make a call:

  • If both Wi-Fi and cellular are available: Fi will route your call over whichever one gives you the best experience.
  • If you start a call on Wi-Fi 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: If you still have trouble making Wi-Fi calls, make sure the Carrier Services app is updated. To check, search for carrier services in Google Play, and tap Update.

Check if your call is going over Wi-Fi

Just look at your Phone app right after placing your call. If your call is connected over Wi-Fi, 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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi. The rates for making Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi—they’re included in your plan.

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

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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