Google Fi 5G & Wi-Fi calling support on iPhone rolling out, as per some user reports
Google Fi has been around for quite some time now. The MVNO is no longer limited to Google-owned smartphones and instead, support has expanded gradually to accommodate devices from other vendors.
Traditionally, Google and Apple products always don’t play nicely. And this has been the case between the iPhone and Google Fi services.
Of course, iPhone users have been able to use Fi services for quite some time now. However, they had to wait until a few months ago to gain access to the carrier’s VPN service.
Now, in yet another move that iPhone users on Google Fi will definitely relish is the support for Wi-Fi calling.
This function has been available on Android devices for a while now. Sure, there are some hits and misses about its reliability on Android, but not having it at all was a huge letdown for iPhone users.
This, at least if the latest reports doing rounds on Reddit can be believed, is about to come to an end. Google has yet to make any statement on this development, so it’s hard to tell if this is a test drive or full-blown rollout.
Maybe you can’t believe it, but Wifi calling is now available on iPhone. You can now use iCloud to call on any device and even your phone is on airplane mode.
Just to confirm these claims, below is a screenshot of the Wi-Fi calling menu from one of the few Google Fi users who have actually managed to get the function working on their iPhone.
This should come as good news for iPhone users who have been yearning to see Google add Wi-Fi calling support to their Fi accounts. But the good news doesn’t end there.
Apparently, those with 5G-capable iPhone handsets are also getting the ability to enjoy the speedy network on Fi instead of being limited to the outgoing LTE.
Again, this has been confirmed by one Fi user on Reddit, as seen below.
The rumors are true! 5G and Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone are both working, thanks to u/wasdwasd0105!
A quick look at a screenshot shared by the same Fi user also shows the 5G icon, again, as seen below.
As noted earlier, we are yet to come across an official statement on this development, so it’s hard to tell whether this is a server-side tweak or not. But we’ll be watching out for any hint from Google and update this story.
Of course, you can also join in the conversation by letting us know if your iPhone now supports Wi-Fi calling and 5G on Google Fi via the comments section below.
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