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Using Wi-Fi for cell phone calls

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MY Cell phone has a function where it connects to Wi-Fi for both internet and phone calls when Wi-Fi is available.
6 years ago, December 27th 2013 No: 1 Msg: #178268  
I have started using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 cell phone. It has a function where it connects to Wi-Fi for both internet and phone calls when Wi-Fi is available. As this is so then my logical mind suggest that as long as the hotel or hostel in other countries have Wi-Fi then It should be unnecessary for me to get a local cell phone or SIMS card to use for calls home as long as I am at the hostel or hotel or where Wi-Fi is available. My cell phone should be able to connect and use the available Wi-Fi. Is this correct in your opinion.
[Edited: 2013 Dec 27 20:40 - Sojourner1208:178197 ]
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6 years ago, December 29th 2013 No: 2 Msg: #178295  

In response to: Msg #178268 My research on ask.com confirms that this is the case except that it will use my cell phone minutes but on an unlimited plan that would not matter. Reply to this

6 years ago, January 3rd 2014 No: 3 Msg: #178388  
yes, you can connect wifi cell phone and internet, skype is a good app for calling Reply to this

6 years ago, January 24th 2014 No: 4 Msg: #178870  
I can recommend using the Wi-Fi finder app to locate wi-fi hotspots as this can be difficult when you're not at the hotel/hostel. Here's a few other travel apps you might find interesting for your new phone: 10 useful travel apps

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6 years ago, February 17th 2014 No: 5 Msg: #179333  

In response to: Msg #178268

We use the apps "Line" and "Kakao" to call home over wifi when we need to. It doesn't use minutes/data etc. You can even use it while your phone is on 'airplane mode' (not on the plane of course!) to ensure that you are not actually using your cell phone plan. Or you can just turn off your data and carriers and turn your wifi on. Great tool for keeping in touch and emergencies. Reply to this

5 years ago, February 22nd 2014 No: 6 Msg: #179436  
At work I've been working on awifi project and we are looking in to security a lot. One big thing is how unsecure public wifi hotspots are and how unbelievably easy it is to collect usernames and passwords and other info from a public wifi system. I'd be a bit nervous about this in many countries.... so make sure you look out for https type internet rather than general public ones. Reply to this

5 years ago, February 23rd 2014 No: 7 Msg: #179465  
Thanks all. I'm in Playa del Carmen in Mexico and my phone connected right up to the wifi at the hotel and using it has been just like home. No extra charges or problems. I have a Mexican phone I got on my last trip that I will just get rid of. No need for it now. Reply to this

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