WiFi Calling on your Jethro SC490 Phone

Updated: Mar 24

Holli McKenzie - Marketing Specialist, Nov 24, 2020


This blog will go into depth about what WiFi calling is, the pros and cons of using WiFi calling and using it on your Jethro phone. Now let’s get into it!




What is Wi-Fi Calling?

WiFi calling is a great feature that allows you to make phone calls and send texts over a wireless internet connection instead of using your cellular carrier network. You can make WiFi calls through your home internet connection, public internet connections, and even WiFi hotspots when you are on the go and you have no cellphone service.



Pros and Cons of WiFi Calling

There are a variety of pros and cons to using WiFi calling and texting. Here are a few to consider before using this feature:


Pros:

  • Improves call quality in areas with poor network coverage

  • Does not cost extra money – this feature is typically included in regular monthly plans

  • Does not require additional applications

  • Uses your existing phone number

  • Can prolong your phones battery life


Cons:

  • If you are in an area with poor or overcrowded WiFi networks, your WiFi connection can lag. This can lead to poor voice quality or dropped calls

  • Not all devices support WiFi calling. However, if you own Jethro’s SC490 phone, you will not need to worry about it as this phone comes equipped with WiFi calling.

  • There are limitations on international WiFi calling. Typically, if you are overseas, WiFi calling will allow you to call to the US, but not to other countries. Be sure to check with your carrier before traveling.

  • Data usage fees could apply. If you are making a WiFi call and the WiFi signal drops, your call could default to your data plan.





WiFi Calling on Jethro’s SC490 Phone

As previously mentioned, Jethro’s SC490 phone comes equipped with the feature of WiFi calling. To turn this feature on you should:


1.Press ‘Menu’

2.Scroll left to ‘Settings’

3. Scroll down to ‘Internet connection’

4.Scroll down to ‘WiFi calling’ and switch it on


This can be a great feature for our customers who experience poor network coverage in their homes. It is also important to note that while the SC490 senior cell phone supports WiFi calling, this phone does not have access to the internet. Additionally, while this phone can make calls over a wireless internet connection, you can rest assured that your calls are secure and free from any data security issues.


In Conclusion

WiFi calling is a great feature that can be used in several situations. WiFi calling is great for areas with the poor network connection and when you want to conserve your battery life. We are proud to offer WiFi calling on our Jethro SC490 4G phone to our customers. We hope you found this blog helpful. If you have any questions regarding WiFi calling or what Wi-Fi calling means on your Jethro SC490 phone, please do not hesitate to contact our US-based customer service and we will be happy to help!



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