How to deal with cell phone dead zones in your house

Popular Science | 7/7/2018 | Staff
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All four of the major U.S. service providers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint), as well as a few other prepaid carriers, support a feature called Wi-Fi calling, which allows you to make and receive calls over your home’s wireless internet instead of a cellular connection. This works with text messages too, so you can keep texting your friends whether you have service or not. As long as your Wi-Fi is decent, you’ll be able to make calls throughout your dead zone of a house.

However, this trick has its limitations. Your carrier may not support Wi-Fi calling on certain older phones, or on models the company does not sell. If it does let you set up wireless calling, it may not allow certain phones to send picture or group messages over Wi-Fi. Make sure to check with your specific carrier to find out whether this feature will work for you.

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Once you’ve checked whether your phone allows Wi-Fi calling, it’s time to enable this function. On the iPhone, head to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling and flip the Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone switch to the On position. On the same page, you may also...
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