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Vodafone WiFi calling to launch throughout the United Kingdom

Customers with the mobile network will soon be able to make and receive calls without limitations or apps.

Across the United Kingdom, customers with Vodafone will soon be able to take advantage of WiFi calling that will be available without needing to use any special apps, and without any restrictions on who they will be able to call.

The telecom is rolling out this service nationwide to reduce problems associated with cell signals.

Vodafone has stated that by making WiFi calling available to its customers, then they will not be limited by places that their cellular signals can’t reach. This way, customers will be able to place and receive calls from well inside buildings, from rural areas, and even while taking the London Underground. Any place with a WiFi connection will open up the ability for these device users to be able to use the service. This service is rolling out across the country over the span of the next few weeks.

The WiFi calling will be available to Vodafone customers at no additional charge and without plan changes.

WiFi CallingThe service will be available by way of a range of different leading smartphones and mobile technology devices. According to Vodafone UK consumer director Cindy Rose, “Our wi-fi calling service allows customers to talk to loved ones, friends and colleagues for longer and in many more places.” She also stated that it is simple for customers to use and it won’t cost them any more money on their plans. “It works wherever a customer is connected to wi-fi, in a café, at home or the office, and automatically connects just like a normal call when a mobile signal is weak or non-existent.”

This WiFi calling feature is only a part of a broader spectrum of efforts that Vodafone has been making to enhance its voice network. This has also included the nationwide launch of HD Voice Technology, as well as the rollout of 4G+, as well as the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal program. The goal of that last program is to ensure that even remote communities will be able to enjoy coverage for their mobile devices.

Mobile technology news is starting to include older age groups

A new study has revealed that higher age brackets of Americans are now buying smartphones.

Although smartphones are typically considered to be the devices of the younger generations, recent mobile technology news is showing that people in the older age groups across the United States are starting to become owners of these devices, as well.

Some of the latest tech research has indicated that Millennials are far from the only ones with smartphones.

This mobile technology news is the result of a Nielsen survey, which were recently published. What it showed was that among Americans who are aged 55 years and older, 51 percent now own smartphones. This is a considerable increase for that age group over the figure from early 2013. In fact, there has been an increase of 10 percent over that span of only one year. This data is quite notable as it reveals that smartphone penetration is growing among everyone.

This mobile technology news shows that most of the people in every age group now own smartphones.

This increase in smartphone ownership represents the very first time in history that the majority of every age group now owns one of these mobile devices. Out of every ten Americans, Nielsen’s data suggests that seven are now smartphone owners. Moreover, 85 percent of new cell phone shoppers are choosing smartphones over feature phones and other forms of the devices.Mobile Technology News - Mobile Consumers

Among all of the smartphone manufacturers, Apple continues to hold its position at the top. Among all owners of these mobile devices, 42 percent in the United States are choosing products from that company, said the recent survey. That said, the operating system that is most popular among all of the cell phones that are owned in the United States is still Android. In terms of numbers, that Google OS has an advantage because it works devices across several different manufacturers.

Among the Android smartphones, 19 percent are manufactured by Samsung. The mobile technology news isn’t as good for BlackBerry, which continues to slip out of popularity. Windows Phone based smartphones represent only 3 percent of those in the United States.