AT&T international wifi calling

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by superevangelist1, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. superevangelist1 macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    got a text today that said AT&T international wifi calling has been enacted without it counting against your plan. First time. In the past international wifi calling has counted against your minutes.
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    AT&T has been busy today:

    AT&T Free Msg: With the latest software update, the NumberSync service on your other devices will allow calling over cellular networks in addition to Wi-Fi networks. Data use charges apply. Visit for more details

    AT&T Free Msg: With the latest software update for your phone you can use Wi-Fi Calling when traveling outside the U.S. This means you can call back to the U.S. or receive incoming calls, with no airtime charges. When you call international numbers, your rates will be the same as those in your smartphone plan or your international package. For details visit
  3. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Seeing the Wi-Fi Calling change - previously I could only get it to work via VPN back to the U.S. but now it automatically picks Wi-Fi Calling over roaming carriers. But I'm only getting 3G speeds roaming (not on Wi-Fi) where I know local iPhones are showing 4G.
  4. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    So we can call via wifi from
    International to ANY domestic (USA) number regardless if that domestic number is also in international location via wifi?

    Example both of us are on wifi in China.

    Can we call each other over wifi?
  5. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    If you're calling a U.S. number, I would assume that it would be treated as a call back to the U.S. regardless of where the phone you're calling is currently located on the globe. If I call my friend's U.S. phone number when they happen to be in another country, I don't get charged for making an international phone call. It's treated as domestic based on the number I'm calling.
  6. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    I appreciated getting this the week after I came home from overseas.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Wow, AT&T is taking some pointers from tmobile and waiving away potential roaming charges, fees and international roaming calling package profits:D
  8. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yes. This is like T-Mobile UMA (unlicensed mobile access) wifi calling I had back way back in 2007 on my blackberry curve.

    I used UMA calling on the speed trains between Paris and Amsterdam (trains have wifi on board even back in 2008/2009) and called for "free".

    I just realized I could turn iPhone 6s Plus on airplane and be on wifi and att wifi icon lights up on airplane mode. That's the safest way to prevent any unsafe accidentally roaming charges. Put phone on airplane mode with wifi

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