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 if you have a phone plan or prepaid service with us.
We’re progressively rolling out Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling to all Vodafone customers with compatible devices.
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 or watch the videos below.
Activating Wi-Fi calling on your device
|iPhone 6||iPhone 6 Plus||iPhone 6s|
|iPhone 6s Plus||iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone SE|
|iPhone SE 2020||iPhone SE 2022||iPhone X|
|iPhone XR||iPhone XS||iPhone XS Max|
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 13|
|iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max||iPhone 14|
|iPhone 14 Plus||iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|iPhone 15||iPhone 15 Plus||iPhone 15 Pro|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max|
|Watch SE (GPS + Cellular)||Watch SE (2nd gen) (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)|
|Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular)|
|Watch Series 7 (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Series 9 (GPS + Cellular)|
|Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular)||Watch Ultra 2 (GPS + Cellular)|
Activating Wi-Fi calling on your device
|1 2019 4G||1B 2020 4G||1V 2020 4G|
|3L 2020 4G||1S 2021 4G|
|Pixel 3a||Pixel 3||Pixel 3 XL|
|Pixel 4a||Pixel 4||Pixel 4 XL|
|Pixel 5||Pixel 6a||Pixel 6|
|Pixel 6 Pro||Pixel 7||Pixel 7 Pro|
|Pixel 8||Pixel 8 Pro|
|U11 life 4G||U Ultra 4G|
|Mate 10 4G||Mate 20 4G||Mate 20 Pro 4G|
|P30 4G||P30 Pro 4G|
|K42 4G||Velvet 5G|
|Moto e7 power 4G||Moto e7 4G||Moto e13 4G|
|Moto e22i 4G||Moto g8 4G||Moto g10 4G|
|Moto g14 4G||Moto g 5G Plus||Moto g50 5G|
|Moto g62 5G||Moto edge20 fusion 5G||Moto edge30 5G|
|Moto edge30 pro 5G|
|2720 Flip 4G||1 Plus 4G||C01 Plus 4G|
|C02 4G||6 4G||8 4G|
|G21 4G||XR20 5G|
|AX5 4G||A16s 4G||A38 4G|
|A57 4G||A91 4G||R15 Pro 4G|
|R17 Pro 4G||Reno Z 4G||Reno8 5G|
|Find X2 Lite 5G||Find X5 Lite 5G||Find X5 5G|
|Find X5 Pro 5G|
|Galaxy J5 Pro 4G||Galaxy A5 2017 4G||Galaxy A8 4G|
|Galaxy A11 4G||Galaxy A12 4G||Galaxy A13 4G|
|Galaxy A13 5G||Galaxy A14 4G||Galaxy A14 5G|
|Galaxy A20 4G||Galaxy A22 5G||Galaxy A30 4G|
|Galaxy A32 5G||Galaxy A33 5G||Galaxy A34 5G|
|Galaxy A51 4G||Galaxy A52 5G||Galaxy A52s 5G|
|Galaxy A53 5G||Galaxy A70 4G||Galaxy A71 5G|
|Galaxy A73 5G||Galaxy S6 4G||Galaxy S6 edge 4G|
|Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G||Galaxy S7 4G||Galaxy S7 edge 4G|
|Galaxy S8 4G||Galaxy S8+ 4G||Galaxy S9 4G|
|Galaxy S9+ 4G||Galaxy S10e 4G||Galaxy S10 4G|
|Galaxy S10+ 4G||Galaxy S20 FE 4G||Galaxy S20 FE 5G|
|Galaxy S20 4G||Galaxy S20+ 4G||Galaxy S20 5G|
|Galaxy S20+ 5G||Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||Galaxy S21 FE 5G|
|Galaxy S21 5G||Galaxy S21+ 5G||Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G|
|Galaxy S22 5G||Galaxy S22+ 5G||Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G|
|Galaxy S23 FE 5G||Galaxy S23 5G||Galaxy S23+ 5G|
|Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G||Galaxy Note5 4G||Galaxy Note8 4G|
|Galaxy Note9 4G||Galaxy Note10 4G||Galaxy Note10+ 4G|
|Galaxy Note20 4G||Galaxy Note20 5G||Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G|
|Galaxy Z Flip 4G||Galaxy Z Flip3 5G||Galaxy Z Flip4 5G|
|Galaxy Z Flip5 5G||Galaxy Fold 4G||Galaxy Z Fold2 5G|
|Galaxy Z Fold3 5G||Galaxy Z Fold4 5G||Galaxy Z Fold5 5G|
|Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 4G||Galaxy Tab A 10.1 4G||Galaxy Tab A 10.5 4G|
|Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) 10.4 4G||Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 4G||Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G|
|Galaxy Tab S4 4G||Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 4G||Galaxy Tab S6 10.5 4G|
|Galaxy Tab S7 11.0 4G||Galaxy Tab S7+ 12.4 5G||Galaxy Tab S8 11.0 5G|
|Galaxy Tab S8+ 12.4 5G||Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 14.6 5G||Galaxy Tab S9 11.0 5G|
|Galaxy Tab S9+ 12.4 5G||Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra 14.6 5G|
|305 4G||20 R 5G||20 Pro 5G|
|Smart E9 4G||Smart N10 4G||V Lite 4G|
|V Smart 4G||V Pro 4G|
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.
Compatible iPhones purchased from third party retailers will support Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling if you’re on a Vodafone postpaid or prepaid 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.
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 postpaid or prepaid 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 internet 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 generally like 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.
However, some special numbers which connect based on location services, e.g., 000 (emergency services), 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 call 000 and are not in a Vodafone coverage area, your call will connect to any Australian mobile network that has coverage.
If you’re entering or leaving Wi-Fi coverage the call will seamlessly transition between the Wi-Fi and 5G or 4G (if you’re in a Vodafone coverage area). If you’re entering or leaving Wi-Fi coverage into 3G 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 internet connection. It will consume your data allowance or be charged based on your agreement with your internet 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 (5G, 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 to 120kbps. Most internet 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 (such as Satellite), call quality may be reduced.
Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling uses only a small amount of data. However, large downloads (such as 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 (5G, 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 (or any available Australian mobile network) and dial the emergency number (000 or 112) 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, 4G, or 5G coverage, your phone will always make the call over the mobile network. You can only use Wi-Fi Calling if there is Wi-Fi available, and when the 3G/4G/5G 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., 000, 112, 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.
To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need an active Vodafone postpaid or prepaid mobile plan, a compatible mobile phone, have 4G voice calls (VoLTE) enabled, have Wi-Fi Calling settings turned on, and access to a Wi-Fi connection. You can turn off Wi-Fi Calling through your mobile phone settings.
There are no additional fees to use Wi-Fi Calling, however you will be charged your normal plan rates to make calls or send messages (TXT or PXT) using Wi-Fi Calling (the same way you are charged to make calls, TXT or PXT on the mobile network). Your use of Wi-Fi will count towards your internet use, so you may incur charges from your internet service provider. Calls or TXTs using Wi-Fi Calling will appear on your invoice (Postpaid customers) or usage history (Prepaid customers) as “Over Wi-Fi” and the time the call or TXT was made may default to AEST/AEDT.
You cannot use Wi-Fi Calling while roaming overseas. You may not be able to use Wi-Fi Calling on some public or corporate Wi-Fi networks. You may not receive National Emergency Warning System (NEWS) TXT warnings when you are using Wi-Fi Calling.
While you can make calls to emergency services using Wi-Fi Calling if there is no mobile coverage available, we recommend you make 000 or 112 calls using a mobile network if possible as this will provide a more accurate location to emergency services.