A few weeks ago, the Live announced the end of the service TU Go and with that, the future of calls via Wi-Fi at the operator has been somewhat foggy. Today, however, with the release of iOS 11.3, things have become clearer.
Vivo TU Go was an interesting service: customers of postpaid plans with the appropriate app installed could make or receive calls, as well as exchange SMS, over Wi-Fi networks. That is, if the place where you were had a bad cellular signal, there would be no problem using the service connected to a broadband network. Not to mention, of course, the possibility of taking advantage of something like this on international trips (it was enough to connect to a Wi-Fi network to make calls and send messages as if you were in Brazil, without paying for roaming or additional fees).
On the other hand, Apple's mobile operating system itself had a very similar solution, without the need to use a dedicated app for that. I speak of the resource Wi-Fi connections (Wi-Fi Calling).
The problem happened when Vivo made the death of TU Go official, without making it clear if the Wi-Fi Links feature (native to iOS) would be supported or not. With the arrival of iOS 11.3, Vivo updated the operator's settings, making TU Go the Vivo Voice WIFI. Now, no application is needed to use the feature on iPhones and Samsung devices as well.
Make calls by connecting to a Wi-Fi network from anywhere in the world and be charged as if you were in your home area code. All without downloading an app!
The resource's own official page has already been updated. Before, it only listed the following devices:
- Galaxy J5
- Galaxy J7 Metal
- Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
- Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
- Galaxy S8 and S8 +
Now, there are also the models of iPhones compatible with the service. Just them:
- iPhone 5s
- iPhones 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhones 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhones 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhones 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
To activate the feature on iPhone, go to Phone Settings Wi-Fi Connections and enable the option “Wi-Fi connections on this iPhone”. When the service is being used, you will see the inscription “Voice WiFi” in the name of the operator.
@ VIVO Tu Go is now called Voice WiFi on iOS 11.3! pic.twitter/WGSTj7Jtgc
– Lucas Nascimento (@LucasFrazao) March 29, 2018
Customers of pre / post-paid and control plans can take advantage of the resource, as well as people who have business plans. The service itself is free for all customers, you pay for the calls, but as if you were always located in the city of your area code; that is, you can use your line from anywhere in the world, and pay as if you were talking from home. It is worth noting that the person receiving a call that you made using Wi-Fi Connections does not need to have the service enabled, and that you can make / receive calls from any number (fixed or mobile).
Fortunately, now, everything is cleared up.
tip from Rafael Vannucci It's from Daniel Arantes