EE customers with compatible smartphones can now make and calls over WiFi, ensuring they’re never out of contact.
Whenever a user loses mobile connection their phone will switch to making or receiving calls over their home or office WiFi network.
Unlike some rival networks, EE’s new WiFi Calling feature uses the handset’s native dialling and contacts app and doesn’t need additional apps or software installed.
The service will initially be available on the Lumia 640, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Additional devices will be added to the WiFi Calling range in the coming weeks, and EE says more than five million customers will have access to WiFi Calling by the summer.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “Losing coverage at home is a major frustration, and WiFi Calling will make a real difference to millions of customers across the UK, from basement flats in London to the most rural homes in the country.
“Our customers want to be able to call and text no matter where they are, and they don’t want to have to think about which app they need to use or if their friends have a particular third party service.”