Using Boost Mobile WiFi Calling While Abroad
If you’re preparing to jet off overseas, you know that the options for international roaming can be expensive. Buying a local SIM card used to be the option, but this means losing access to your Australian mobile number. WiFi calling is the easiest and most cost-effective choice for wayward globetrotters.
What is WiFi Calling?
WiFi calling is simply a service that uses an Internet connection to let you make and receive high quality voice and video calls. Although the name implies over a Wi-Fi network, it can be over any Internet connection.
Apps like Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WeChat or Viber use Wi-Fi (Internet data) to make calls and send messages. Although these services are great, Wi-Fi calling is your best option because you don’t need to download an app or connect to a service, it’s already right there in your phone. No need to tediously make an account and having to remember your login info. You don’t need to add in your contacts like you do with Skype, and your friends back home can receive your call without also having to download the app, which can be annoying and time-consuming. With Wi-Fi calling, you can make calls and send messages just like you do at home.
So what's the catch? Currently, only Telstra and Boost Mobile allow you to use WiFi calling while you are overseas.
You can use the following methods to access Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling:
- FREE Wi-Fi found in many restaurants, hotels, and most public areas
- A portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Using a 2nd SIM Card or eSIM with a dual SIM phone (iPhone XR
Advantages to using Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling on your holiday:
- WiFi calls to and from your Boost Mobile to Australia are free
- People will call your Australian number as normal
- Calls made will present your Australian Caller ID
- WiFi texts to and from your your Boost Mobile to Australia are free.
- You don’t need to worry about extra charges or going over your limit
Though there are potentially many choices for communication on your international trip, Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling is the the simplest and easiest way to enjoy staying connected without having to worry about only one you don’t have to worry about buying or installing. It’s free, practical, and easy to use. Check if your carrier is compatible today, and bon voyage!