Why Does WiFi Calling Use Data?

Does WiFi calling use up your data?

Except in uncommon cases like making a premium call, domestic Wi-Fi calls should be free.

If you make a VoIP call over your data network, however, that will eat into your phone plan’s monthly data allowance, so be aware of that.

How much data does WiFi calling use?

A good quality Wi-Fi Call is very efficient and Wi-Fi Calling should use very little data. WiFi Calling uses up to 1MB (megabyte) of WiFi broadband data per minute, so 1GB (gigabyte) of your broadband plan gives you 1,000 minutes of WiFi Calls.

Is WiFi data usage free?

The answer is no. Generally, when your phone is connected to your home or any other Wi-Fi network, it will not connect to the 5G, 4G, 3G, or any type of wireless carrier network. Any data used via Wi-Fi will not count toward your data plan.

Is WiFi calling safe?

First, the good news: yes, WiFi Calling is safe, even though your data (in this case, your voice) is being sent over possibly unsecure WiFi networks. That’s because your mobile carrier encrypts your voice, including when it’s sent over WiFi networks.