AT&T’s Wi-Fi Calling Goes International

With the release of iOS 9.3 alongside the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro 2 on Monday, AT&T Wi-Fi calling for the iPhone 6 and 6s models got a nice upgrade: the ability to go international.

AT&T first enabled Wi-Fi calls domestically back with the release of iOS 9 last year; with this latest update, once activated in Settings, users will be able to take advantage of free Wi-Fi calls from virtually anywhere in the world. 

It is important to note that AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling will incur international charges if, for instance, you meet someone while outside of the US and happen to call them while connected to Wi-Fi—basically, it’s free for US-to-US calls only. Also, there are a few country limitations, such as Turkey, Israel, China, and Cuba (with additional restricted countries located on the company’s FAQ).

Finally, for anyone without an iPhone 6 or above—including those lining up for a new iPhone SE later this week, for now—AT&T has yet to enable Wi-Fi calling for your handset.

For those who qualify & would like to enable AT&T Wi-Fi calling, simply tap on Settings & navigate over to the Phone icon.