Switchboard App by Mobilise
Switchboard is a mobile app for Android and iOS which allows users to manage their wireless service provider account and offers WiFi calling allowing users to make and receive calls and text over their WiFi connection.
What is Wi-Fi Calling?
Wi-Fi Calling is the conventional name for a technology that allows cellular packets from your phone to be transferred to your carrier over the internet, and injected back into the cellular network.
How is Switchboard different from other applications?
Unlike services like Skype, which let you talk to other people using call forwarding or an internet-based interface, Wi-Fi Calling lets you use your actual carrier phone number over the internet. Wi-Fi Calling is also distinct from VoIP technology, which lets you use an internet-connected phone exactly as you would a landline. VoIP transfers your voice over the internet to the switched telephone network, whereas Wi-Fi Calling connects your voice to the mobile carrier’s network using the internet instead of cell towers.