Yoodo enables WiFi calling, receive voice calls even without mobile reception

Yoodo, the digital telecommunications operator under Celcom, has finally enabled Voice over WiFi, better known as VoWiFi or WiFi Calling. The feature allows users to make and receive voice calls over a WiFi connection, which is ideal if you have poor or no mobile reception at home.

Yoodo has already introduced VoLTE and VoWiFi to their network, but only recently have they started enabling VoWiFi for their customers. If you are eligible, you should receive a notification on your Yoodo app or email that your phone number is now VoWiFi ready.

Unfortunately, not all devices can enable VoWiFi. According to Yoodo’s current VoWiFi support list, only selected Android phones are supported. This includes some Honor, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi models, but no Apple iPhone devices are supported yet. Even for Samsung, it’s only enabled primarily for entry-level and mid-range smartphones, as the only “flagship” class devices listed are the first-gen Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S21 FE. Interestingly, Yoodo’s current parent company, Celcom, has already activated WiFi calling for iPhone users.

If your Android device is supported, just go to your phone’s mobile network settings > mobile data and make sure WiFi calling is turned on. If you don’t see this option, chances are your phone isn’t supported yet.

In case you were wondering what VoLTE is, it works quite similar to VoWiFi but your voice calls are routed through the 4G network. Without VoLTE, your 4G smartphone would automatically switch to slower 2G or 3G during a voice call, resulting in a slower connection and lower voice call quality. VoLTE provides HD quality calls, faster call connection, and you can still maintain a high-speed 4G connection during a voice call.

For more information, you can check Yoodo’s VoLTE and VoWiFi page.

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