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Sprint Galaxy Note 3 gets WiFi calling feature with a new firmware update

Galaxy Note 3 Sprint

Sprint has started rolling out a new update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This doesn’t change the Android version, but brings the WiFi calling feature which the carrier started rolling out a few months ago to a handful of its devices. It comes with the version number N900PVPUCNC5, so make sure you note that down. The update will arrive as an OTA, so users should receive a notification anytime soon. The changelog suggests that this is pretty much the only change with the update, so don’t expect any other features.

Sprint Galaxy Note 3 WiFi Calling

WiFi calling will allow users to make calls or send texts using WiFi networks, which is quite beneficial if you live in a low coverage area and/or don’t have an unlimited voice, text or data plan. To enable this feature, users will have to register their local WiFi network via the account settings. The update is reportedly being rolled out in phases, so remain patient if you haven’t received the OTA notification yet.

But if you’ve received the update already, make sure you let us know in the comments box below.

Source: Sprint

Via: Android Police

 

 

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  1. Received the update 4/7, but had to manually check for updates the same for kitkat update. Besides WiFi calling, the update also comes with Samsung in app purchase app which offers free and paid apps of different varities. Overall the WiFi calling is a plus for those without tower support, or when travelling.

  2. If you’re looking into Sprint also take a look at Republic Wireless. They are pioneers in WiFi cellular technology.

  3. Another dagger that may hasten the decline of voice and text plans. I know it may take a while but voice calling in the near future can surely be taken over by apps.

  4. WiFi calling would be awesome in my area because we are a good ways away from any cell towers and everyone around here has issues with coverage. I’ll have to look into Sprint!

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