Wi-Fi Calling and Texting

Wi-Fi Calling and Texting

(also known as Wi-Fi Calling)


Ever run into the issue where you are trying to call or text your friend or classmate, and you can’t get any cell reception? Try Wi-Fi calling!

Wi-Fi Calling is the ability to make mobile phone calls and send text messages using a Wi-Fi connection rather than your mobile cellular network.  Wi-Fi Calling is useful when you are in an area that has weak cellular coverage causing issues with cellular calls and texts.   Wi-Fi Calling has been enabled in all Middlesex College buildings including Perth Amboy and New Brunswick Centers.  The following information will demonstrate how to enable Wi-Fi Calling on a smartphone.



  • Wi-Fi is enabled on your mobile phone.
  • An active wireless Internet connection.   Please note this will work for any Wi-Fi connection on or off campus.  You must connect to the Middlesex College Wi-Fi.  
  • Wi-Fi calling compatible device with appropriate settings enabled - depends on device manufacturer, OS, and cellular service carrier.
    • See suggested links below for the different carriers FAQs.
    • Some devices or cellular carriers may not support Wi-Fi Calling.  Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile support this feature.

Getting Started:

To activate Wi-Fi Calling, complete the following directions on your smartphone.


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Cellular
  3. Go to Wi-Fi Calling
  4. Move the slider to turn on Wi-Fi Calling
    1. You will have to confirm your address for emergency services.  It is recommended that you use an address that you spend a majority of your time at for 911 services.


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Connections
  3. Go to Wi-Fi Calling
  4. Move the slider to turn on Wi-Fi Calling


Additional information

Please note this additional information about using Wi-Fi Calling:

  • There is no additional charge for calls to U.S. numbers and other domestic calls.
  • Wi-Fi calls to international numbers incur international long-distance charges.
  • "International calling plan rates" (if added) apply while calling from other countries.
  • Use of Wi-Fi Calling might be restricted in some countries.

Help and more information

To learn more about the Wi-Fi Calling feature, please visit the following web pages:

Questions or issues: Please call the IT Help Desk at 732-906-4251 or email helpdesk@middlesexcc.edu.

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