Can I make Wi-Fi calls outside of my registered address?
You absolutely can, because Wi-Fi calls are generally associated with virtual phone numbers that don’t necessarily require you to have a registered location. That said, you can also use a virtual phone number with a registered address if it’s associated with a cloud-based VoIP or UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) solution for business without having to be at the location assigned.
Can I register an emergency address?
Yes, and it’s always a good idea to keep your E911 address updated so emergency services can find you when they need to.
You can change your emergency address via your settings. Tap on Wi-Fi Calling within your device’s settings, and you should be able to set your emergency address as necessary. That way, you can save time if emergency calling becomes necessary—the operator will be able to see your address, even if you can’t tell them while dealing with a catastrophe.
Do you get charged for Wi-Fi calling?
In short: Not exactly. There’s no specific Wi-Fi calling cost you always have to pay—whether it’s a local or international rate.
If you’re always in a place where you’ve got access to excellent Wi-Fi, you won’t need to pay for data, so you won’t get charged either. You’d also likely be able to save on your phone bill since you’ve got constant network coverage and can make all your calls as Wi-Fi calls.
To have Wi-Fi connectivity at home or work, however, you’ll obviously have to pay your internet service provider. You may also get charged for using a Wi-Fi connection in general if you’re traveling in a place where free public hotspots aren’t common—in cases like this, you’ll need to rely on establishments that offer Wi-FI for a fee
The 8x8 Work app allows you to use Wi-Fi calling for your business phone calls, on top of giving you access to team chat and video meeting capabilities. If you want to know more about how 8x8 can help your company stay productive, reach out to our sales team.