Virgin Media is giving its mobile customers a free bonus with the introduction of WiFi Calling. This upgrade means those who subscribe to 4G mobile plans will now be able to make calls even when their signal is poor.
This will be a vital update for anyone who has suffered from the nightmare of a terrible smartphone signal and will offer crystal-clear calls using broadband networks instead.
Virgin says that its new WiFi Calling option comes at no additional cost, with usage deducted from customers’ normal monthly airtime allowance.
If you think this is something that you might use this update then all you need is a compatible with things then being activated without having to download an app or make any changes to your mobile plan.
Unlike some other voice over WiFi services, Virgin Media WiFi Calling doesn’t require the call recipient to have a specific app installed or to be a Virgin Media customer.
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Customers wanting to use WiFi Calling can simply activate the service via their settings and, once the feature has been enabled users will connect automatically thereafter without need to activate WiFi Calling again when they next use it.
This update follows another update for Virgin Mobile customers with the firm giving all of its 4G pay monthly customers a free speed upgrade in late 2019 to 85Mbps download and 35Mbps upload so they can enjoy even faster mobile speeds.
Along with boosting its mobile services, Virgin recently announced more areas are being treated to faster broadband.
The firm has just flipped the switch on its Gig1 gigabit home broadband in Birmingham, bringing its fastest fibre connectivity to more than a million homes across the West Midlands. Gig1 delivers speeds more than 20 times faster than the current average in the area.
Virgin Media has unleashed the “UK’s largest ever gigabit broadband switch-on” with the next-generation broadband service available to hundreds of thousands of homes from this week, starting March 19, 2020. The roll-out is part of Virgin Media’s plan to bring gigabit speeds to 15 million homes across its entire network by the end of 2021.
And it’s not the only one. BT will bring its rival gigabit broadband speeds to two million households by the end of this month, with homes in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester all getting access to the super-fast fibre in the coming weeks.
Virgin Media currently offers its Gig1 in Southampton, Reading, and Greater Manchester. Connections in London are coming soon, the ISP has promised.
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