Wi-Fi Calling Now Available on AT&T and Rogers Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Units

Samsung Galaxy S7 Twins

No one can argue against the fact that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the best phones that money can buy in the current smartphone market.

The two were released in March and ever since then, they have been topping the charts in the U.S. when it comes to smartphone sales. Now, as if to make the device even more attractive to potential buyers, the second largest carrier on American soil, AT&T, has finally opened up the phone to its Wi-Fi calling program.

AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling came to life courtesy of the 2015 LG G4 a few months ago. After the same service was further pushed to the likes of LG K10 as well as the Galaxy S6 Active, the carrier has now decided to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with the same feature. This is good news for those of you who have been waiting for the feature, but you will have to make sure that you get the latest firmware from the carrier in order to get this feature.

Those using the smaller Galaxy S7 will have to move to firmware version MMB29M.G930AUCU2APG1 and just like many other software updates, this latest version will reach your device via an OTA update. As for those on the curved dual-edge variant, you should see the software version updated to MMB29M.G935AUCU2APG1, which also comes as an OTA update. Since the update weighs about 600MB, it is recommended that you connect to the internet using Wi-Fi.

Galaxy S7

While this is happening, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on Canada’s Rogers carrier can also sing the same song as their AT&T counterparts. The latest software update, which weighs about 260MB, also brings Wi-Fi calling to the handsets using the largest wireless carrier in the country.

In addition to adding Wi-Fi calling, the two updates on AT&T and Rogers also bring along usual fixes to bugs, performance optimizations as well as stability improvements. But since it will be rolling out as an OTA, it means some users will get it ahead of others. To manually check for its availability on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, head to Settings>About device>Software Update>Update now. If it’s ready, you will be prompted to Download Updates, otherwise, you may have to wait for the OTA notification to show up, which shouldn’t take long.

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