Emergency calls will try to use mobile network coverage first, even if you are using WiFi calling. Only if there’s no mobile coverage will your phone use WiFi.
- If you are overseas and you have no mobile coverage, emergency calls over WiFi will fail.
- If you’re using WiFi calling in an area without mobile coverage, you won’t receive any New Zealand Civil Defence emergency mobile alerts.
- If you’re using WiFi calling and your phone has mobile coverage, you will receive these alerts as usual.