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What is WiFi calling and how does it work?
What is WiFi calling and how does it work?

All Honest Mobile SIMs now have built-in WiFi calling. Here's how to use it.

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Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

All Honest Mobile plans have built-in WiFi calling, at no extra cost. WiFi calling means you can make normal phone calls and send text messages at standard rates, even if you don't have signal with Honest, as long as there's WiFi.

Most phones don't need any extra settings if your phone is WiFi calling compatible. You can see a list of the WiFi Calling compatible phones at the bottom of this article.

Unfortunately WiFi calling only works while you are in the UK.

What to do if your WiFi Calling isn't working

Please make sure that your settings are correct. You can use the following steps:

  • iPhone

    1. Open the Settings App on your iPhone

    2. Click on Mobile Data

    3. Click on Mobile Data Network

    4. Make sure the top line called APN says gamma (if it says please delete that and enter gamma)

    5. Turn your phone off and on again

  • To check WiFi calling works on your iPhone please follow these steps:

    1. Go to Phone

    2. Click WiFi Calling

    3. Make sure that it's switched on

  • Android

    1. Tap Settings

    2. Tap 'Network and Internet' (depending on the handset, the name may vary slightly). If you can't find 'Network and Internet', use the search icon and search for Mobile Network

    3. Tap Mobile Network

    4. Tap Advanced

    5. Tap Access Point Names

    6. Tap Add on top right (the plus icon)

    7. Set the name as Honest and the APN as gamma and leave everything else blank

    8. Click the three dots in the top corner and 'Save'

    9. Tap the dot next to the row that says 'Honest' to activate your APN

    10. Turn your phone off and on again

  • To set up WiFi calling on your Android device follow these steps:

    1. Open the phone app

    2. Tap on the More Options icon (three vertical dots icon in the top right corner)

    3. Tap on Settings

    4. Tap on WiFi Calling

    5. Select your Honest SIM

    6. Click 'WiFi Calling Preferred' (you may not see this option on newer versions of Android)

    7. Make sure that you're connected to WiFi

If you're using a Fairphone 4 and WiFi calling doesn't seem to be enabled please try the following:

  1. Open the phone app

  2. Tap on the More Options icon (three vertical dots icon in the top right corner)

  3. Tap on Settings

  4. Tap on Calling accounts

  5. Select your Honest SIM

  6. Look for a WiFi Calling option - and enable it

WiFi Calling Compatible Phones

Alcatel: 1, 1B, 1B (2022), 1S, 3, 3L

Apple: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE (1st Gen), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd Gen), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone SE (3rd Gen), iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

Google: Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 5G, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 5G, Pixel 6 Pro 5G, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro

Honor: 50 Lite, 50 5G, 70 5G, Magic 4 Lite, Magic 4 Lite 5G, Magic 4 Pro 5G, X7, X8, X8 5G

Huawei: Mate 40 Pro 5G, Mate Xs 5, P40 5G, P40 Pro 5G, P40 Lite, P40 Lite E, P40 Lite 5G, P Smart 2020, Y5p, Y6p

Motorola: E7 Plus, E7 Power, E20, E30, E32, E40, Edge S, Edge 20, Edge 20 Lite, Edge 20 Fusion, Edge (2020) Edge + (2020), Edge (2021), Edge S30, Edge X30, Edge+ (2022), Edge 30 Pro, G 5G Plus, G7 Power, G8 Power, G Pro (EoL), G8, G9 Plus,G10, G10 Power, G20, G22, G30, G31, G32, G41, G50, G50 5G, G51 5G, G52, G62, G70, G60, G 5G (2022), G82, G100, G200 5G, Razr 5G

Nokia: 1 Plus, 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.2, 7.2, 8.1, 8.3 5G, 9 Pureview, 800 Tough, 6300 4G, C01 Plus, C20, C21 Plus, C30, G10, G11, G20, G21, G50, G60 5G, X10, X11, X20, X21. XR20, X30 5G

Samsung: A03s, A13, A22 5G, A23, A32 5G, A33 5G, A52 5G, A53 5G, A73 5G S10, S10+. S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S21 FE, S22, S22+, S22 Ultra

TCL: 10 5G, 20 SE, 20 5G, 20 Pro, 20 R 5G, 30 SE, 306

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