There have been some breaking developments coming out of eir in recent months. As per usual, this Irish supplier of broadband, TV, phone, and mobile is setting new standards. Their latest endeavour is Wi-Fi Calling, a revolutionary idea that helps counter poor mobile coverage.
WiFi calling in itself isn’t a brand new concept as it’s available in other countries. However, eir is the first company to bring it over to Ireland. The idea behind it is to provide you with a better mobile signal in areas where you’re struggling to get bars.
If you need to call or text someone and you haven’t got a mobile connection, you can now connect to any WiFi network and send/receive calls or texts through it.
The main advantage of eir’s exclusive WiFi Calling is that you can now call or text people even when you have no signal. You could be on a train with no mobile signal and connect to their free WiFi network to call a friend. You no longer have to worry about black spots in your home as you can use your WiFi instead.
Plus, you don’t have to pay anything on top of your existing mobile phone contract with eir. All you have to do is enable ‘WiFi Calling’ in the settings on your phone, connect to a network, and you’re good to go.
It also doesn’t matter what network the people you call or text are on. If they’re not on eir, you can still call them or text over WiFi.
All of the current eir Mobile plans include WiFi Calling. It’s worth going to their site and checking your plan or speaking to an advisor if you’re on an old contract. This will help you find out if your old plan comes with WiFi Calling.
It also depends on the phone you’re using. All Apple iPhones from the 5C upwards support this feature. On Android, the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, and S8 all support WiFi Calling too.
If you don’t have an eir Mobile contract, you can easily get WiFi Calling by signing up for one. As mentioned, all the current plans are WiFi Calling enabled, and you can see the list of phones with this feature too.
You can also bundle your eir Mobile contract with eir Unlimited Broadband and eir Talk too. There are three bundles available, all of which include unlimited superfast fibre broadband with speeds of up to 100mb. They also all include unlimited calls from your landline to Irish and UK people.
Then, you can choose between the eir Mobile 100 1GB, eir Mobile Unlimited 15gb, and eir Mobile Unlimited 30gb plans. With the first, you get 100 minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB of mobile data. The second provides you with unlimited calls and texts, as well as 15GB of data. Finally, the third gives you unlimited calls & texts, and 30GB data.
All three bundles are 24-month contracts, and you can currently save a lot of money by getting a reduced rate for 6 months. So, you can get WiFi calling along with a great broadband and phone deal as well.