Place an Internet call

Some of this information applies only to devices running Android 4.4.

You can place calls over the Internet when connected to a Wi-Fi network, rather than over your mobile network. To do so, you must first configure your phone to use an Internet calling account.

To add an Internet calling account and configure your incoming and outgoing preferences:

  1. Touch the Phone icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
  2. Touch Menu > Settings > Call settings.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, under Internet call settings:

    To change your incoming call preference or account settings, touch Accounts.

    To change your outgoing call preferences, touch Use Internet calling.

Place a call through the Internet

After you set up the account, placing an Internet call is no different than placing any other call. However, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. When you're making an Internet call, the phone displays Internet Call near the top of the screen.

Important: Calling a phone number over the Internet requires that your service provider supports it. You may incur additional charges. Check with your service provider for details.