This article is for information on VoIP/WiFi calling and how it works within the Sideline app.
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Included with your Sideline Subscription, you can use WiFi to connect calls over your internet connection as an alternative to using your cellular network. However, Sideline is designed to use the minutes from your Carrier to let you place and receive calls, as this allows for the smoothest calling experience.
When connected to WiFi, VoIP calling won't use up your minutes and will help you avoid any fees. You can find this in your Settings under "VoIP Calling".
Additionally, if at any time you are abroad, you can use WiFi to place calls to U.S numbers and not be charged for international calling fees or data.
VoIP calling & Call Quality:
VoIP calls can often lead to poor call quality unless you've established a strong WiFi signal. If you're using VoIP calling and are experiencing poor call quality, dropped calls, etc. please disable and retest the quality of your calls to determine if using WiFi is causing the issue.
You can also test by connecting to a different WiFi connection to see if the level of call quality has changed.
Tip: Review the call quality reported on your dial pad within Sideline. If you notice a fluctuation in the quality we're reporting, or if the quality is lower than "HD" or "Excellent", this may show you that we don't indicate a consistently strong enough connection, resulting in poor quality VoIP calls.
Please Note: Data and Internet connectivity are still required for general functionality. Using your carrier network makes call quality more reliable than calls over VoIP or Wi-Fi.
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