Ooredoo Maldives launches Wifi Calling

PUBLISHED December 07, 2019

For the first time in Maldives, Ooredoo has launched "WiFi Calling" (Voice over Wi-Fi or VoWiFi), which will give crystal clear voice experience when connected onto a Wi-Fi network.

The company launched the service at Ooredoo Color Run Music Show, in the presence of Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Honourable Maleeh Jamal and the Chief Executive of Communication Authority of Maldives, Mr. Ilyas Ahmed.

To meet the evolving needs of its customers, Ooredoo Maldives continues to introduce new services, enabling everyone on the Ooredoo network to enjoy a great experience. WiFi Calling (VoWiFi) is a technology that enables users to make/receive calls over a Wi-Fi Network, in areas where range is not available and when phone is on flight-mode.

Najib Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Maldives, said "We continue to invest in the latest technologies that enhance the quality of our services, in order to meet the increasing communication needs of customers. We are proud to introduce WiFi Calling to the Maldives, which enables crystal clear calls even in heavily congested areas. The service is now available for Ooredoo customers at no additional cost"

What are the benefits of WiFi Calling?

· Crystal clear voice conversations

· Enhanced indoor coverage

· Extended battery life

What do you need to use this service?

Customers need to ensure following to use Ooredoos WiFi Calling.

1. WiFi calling supported handset

2. WiFi Calling feature needs to be enabled from handset

3. Must have an Ooredoo 4G LTE SIM

4. VoLTE service must be active

5. Should be connected to a Wi-Fi network (works best with Wi-Fi connections with speed of at

Which handsets are currently supported with WiFi Calling?

• Huawei

o P20 Pro

o P30

o P30 Lite

o P30 Pro

o Mate 20

o Nova 3i

• Apple

o iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

o iPhone 7& 7 Plus

o iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

o iPhone X and all X variants

o iPhone 11 and all 11 variants

To use the service, customers should must install the latest carrier update on their phone. iPhone users will need to have iOS version 13.2 or above installed on the phone, while Huawei users will require the latest Android update as well. WiFi Calling is available only for customers with an Ooredoo 4G SIM, and an activated VoLTE service. This can be easily activated by dialling *928*6*8#.


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