We know that sometimes when you’re at home or work, walls or nearby buildings can interfere with your mobile coverage. To boost your indoor coverage, we’re progressively rolling out Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling. With Wi-Fi Calling, you can now make and receive calls, MMS and SMS from your compatible smartphone over an accessible Wi-Fi network.
We’re progressively rolling out Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling to all Vodafone customers with compatible devices. Currently, it’s available to customers on a mobile plan with selected Wi-Fi Calling compatible devices. Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling is not available to customers on prepaid plans.
If you are an eligible customer and want to use Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling, you must
Update your device
Update your device with the latest software.
Enable 4G Voice & Data (VoLTE) in device settings. See our device guides for instructions.
Activate Wi-Fi Calling
Activate Wi-Fi Calling in device settings. See our device guides for instructions.
Here are the devices that are compatible with Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling.
|iPhone 11||iPhone 8||iPhone 7|
|iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone 7 Plus|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPhone X||iPhone 6|
|iPhone 12||iPhone XR||iPhone 6 Plus|
|iPhone 12 mini||iPhone XS||iPhone 6s|
|iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone XS Max||iPhone 6s Plus|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPhone SE||Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)|
|Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular)|
|Find X2 Lite||R15 Pro|
|Galaxy A11||Galaxy S20||Galaxy Tab A 10.1|
|Galaxy A12||Galaxy S20 FE||Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018|
|Galaxy A20||Galaxy S20 Ultra||Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017|
|Galaxy A30||Galaxy S20+||Galaxy Tab A7|
|Galaxy A5 2017||Galaxy S21||Galaxy Tab S4|
|Galaxy A51||Galaxy S21 Ultra||Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5|
|Galaxy A70||Galaxy S21+||Galaxy Tab S6 10.5|
|Galaxy A71||Galaxy S6||Galaxy Tab S7|
|Galaxy A8||Galaxy S6 Edge||Galaxy Tab S7+|
|Galaxy J2 Pro||Galaxy S6 Edge+||Galaxy Z Flip|
|Galaxy J5 Pro||Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2|
|Galaxy Note 5||Galaxy S7 Edge||Galaxy Fold|
|Galaxy Note8||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S10|
|Galaxy Note9||Galaxy S8+||Galaxy S10+|
|Galaxy Note10||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S10e|
|Galaxy Note10+||Galaxy S9+|
|Galaxy Note20 Ultra|
|Pixel 3 XL|
|Pixel 4 XL|
|Vodafone Smart E9|
|Vodafone Smart N10|
|Moto G 5G Plus|
All devices listed above have been tested with the Wi-Fi Calling technology to ensure the best possible experience. As we progress, more devices will be tested and become Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling compatible.
We’re working closely with our device vendors to support the Wi-Fi Calling technology and will update our compatible device list as more devices become available.
Earlier models of devices listed in our compatible device list will not be made Wi-Fi Calling compatible.
We will be progressively rolling out Wi-Fi Calling to our Prepaid customers in the near future. Check this page for updates.
Compatible iPhones purchased from third party retailers will support Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling if you’re on a Vodafone SIM Only plan. You’ll need to update your settings when connecting to the Vodafone mobile network.
Compatible Android devices purchased from third party retailers may not support the Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling feature.
If you have an accessible Wi-Fi network connection and there is limited Vodafone mobile coverage available, your handset will automatically use Wi-Fi Calling to make or receive calls. It will choose the best connection type (4G, 3G, Wi-Fi) available and automatically route calls through that connection.
There are no additional fees to use Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling. If you make a call over Wi-Fi or send an MMS or SMS, you will be charged at your standard rates (as set out in your Vodafone plan).
However data will be consumed over the Wi-Fi connection. It will consume your data allowance or be charged based on your agreement with your Broadband service provider.
Yes. However, you must turn on airplane mode, make sure Wi-Fi is switched on and have an accessible Wi-Fi network connection.
When you make a call over Wi-Fi to another mobile phone, it’s the same as making a normal call.
When calling a landline, even within the same state, the state based area code (e.g. 02 or 03) must be used for the call to connect successfully.
Furthermore, some special numbers which connect based on location services, i.e. 000, 1300 or 1800 numbers, may not connect to the correct location. To call these numbers you may need to switch off Wi-Fi Calling in your device settings, connect back to the Vodafone mobile network and dial the number again.
If you’re entering or leaving Wi-Fi coverage the call will seamlessly transition between the Wi-Fi and 4G. If you’re entering or leaving Wi-Fi coverage into 3G or 2G coverage, then the call will be disconnected.
No, Wi-Fi Calling is not available while roaming internationally.
Yes. You can turn off Wi-Fi Calling in your device settings. You can find out how to do this in our device guides.
Yes, data will be consumed over your Broadband connection. It will consume your data allowance or be charged based on your agreement with your Broadband service provider.
Yes. Wi-Fi Calling will work when connected to a supported mobile phone Wi-Fi hotspot.
Yes. If you're within range of a Wi-Fi connection and there is no Vodafone mobile coverage available, your device will automatically use Wi-Fi Calling to make or receive calls. It will choose the best connection type (4G, 3G, Wi-Fi) available and automatically route calls through that connection.
Yes. VPNs are supported, providing the private network doesn’t have firewall rules that restrict access to Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling.
Wi-Fi Calling uses around 100 – 120kbps. The majority of broadband services should be capable of running Wi-Fi calls. Delays can be an issue for Wi-Fi calls, so in situations where there is high latency on broadband (i.e. Satellite) then call quality may be reduced.
Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling uses only a small amount of data. However, high downloads (i.e. streaming video) may possibly result in a loss of voice quality. If you have poor upload speeds your Wi-Fi call may disconnect.
Your device will automatically choose the best available connection type (4G, 3G, Wi-Fi) and automatically route calls through that connection. However, on most devices capable of Wi-Fi Calling, you can enable Airplane Mode to force the device to make Wi-Fi calls when Wi-Fi Calling is active.
When you’re on a Wi-Fi call, the device will display a Wi-Fi call icon next to the Wi-Fi signal bar. Some devices may show variants of this icon based on the model.
Yes. Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling uses the same authentication as a call over our Vodafone mobile network. Our current supported devices enable a secured connection that will ensure all calls and text messages are encrypted.
Yes. The call record on your bill will state ‘Over Wi-Fi’.
Calls made over Wi-Fi will be displayed in AEST/AEDST time.
Yes. However if you’re on a Wi-Fi connection, emergency services may not know your location. If possible, it’s recommended to switch off Wi-Fi Calling in your device settings, connect to the Vodafone mobile network and dial the emergency number again.
There are a few reasons that Wi-Fi Calling may not work with a public Wi-Fi network. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) may be incompatible, or there could be specific firewall settings and other configuration issues with business and public Wi-Fi networks. If possible, contact the Internet Service Provider and check if they allow Wi-Fi Calling.
If you are connected to Wi-Fi Calling, an icon will appear at the top of your mobile screen next to the Wi-Fi signal icon. Some devices show variants of this icon based on the device manufacturer. If you cannot see this icon then Wi-Fi Calling is not able to connect via your current Wi-Fi connection. The reasons for this may include:
Wi-Fi Calling helps you make and receive calls over Wi-Fi, where previously you couldn’t due to issues with coverage. Where there is 3G or 4G coverage, your phone will always make the call over the mobile network. You can only use Wi-Fi Calling if it’s available, and when the 3G/4G coverage is insufficient to make a call.
Currently, calls will be forwarded based on your existing settings whilst you are in Wi-Fi Calling mode. You won’t be able to change the forwarding settings until you are off Wi-Fi and connected to the Vodafone mobile network.
Vodafone will use the best information available to assist with locating your device when making a Wi-Fi call. However, on dialling some special numbers which connect based on location (e.g. 1300 or 1800), you may be informed that the correct location is not available.
To call these numbers you may need to switch off Wi-Fi Calling in your device settings, connect back to the Vodafone mobile network and dial the number again.