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Eir introduces WiFi Calling for blackspots, roaming

Eir has introduced WiFi Calling for all 144,000 of its and Meteor mobile customers. The company said the free service will provide a solution for mobile coverage in blackspots, or in homes, commercial buildings or areas where it can be difficult to get a mobile signal.

Under the system, users will be able to make and receive calls and texts even in places without any mobile signal. They will be able to tap into a mobile signal by using any Wi-Fi connection or public hotspot, without any additional cost. The system will also be accessible abroad, with calls and texts deducted from plans, just like at home.

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The service is available to new and existing post-pay customers on selected plans and handsets.  Initially, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, S7 and S7 Edge and S8 and S8 Plus users will be able to access the service, as well as Apple users who have an iPhone 5C or above.

Eir’s WiFi Calling is built into the customer’s handset, making it easy for them to access all their existing contacts without requiring an app. The service requires no extra effort once the phone settings are up to date. Customers will be able to turn the service on and off.

Eir’s 4G rollout now provides 95 percent population coverage.

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