iOS 10.3 appears to bring support for Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices for Verizon customers. iOS 10.3 is currently in beta and only available for developers but a public beta should be coming any day now.
Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices is already available on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. While not officially documented, Verizon will be joining the party when iOS 10.3 ships to the public this fall.
The feature allows customers to make phone calls over Wi-Fi rather than relying on the cellular network. This also extends to iPads and Macs when they’re connected to Wi-Fi, even if the iPhone is not nearby.
For example, you can leave your iPhone at home while you bring your Mac to a coffee shop and still be able to make a phone call.
Wi-Fi Calling can be enabled by heading to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone.
Apple lists these requirements for Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices:
- iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later
- Apple Watch with watchOS 2 or later
- Mac (2012 or later model) with OS X El Capitan