T-Mobile Confirms It Will Support Wi-Fi Calling on iOS 8

T-Mobile Confirms It Will Support Wi-Fi Calling on iOS 8

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Apple today quietly announced a new feature today with iOS 8: Wi-Fi Calling. With Wi-Fi calling, you can make and receive calls through your Wi-Fi connection rather than your service provider's network. This means that you can make an unlimited amount of calls on your home network without worrying about going over your minutes.

T-Mobile has offered this service for years now with other phones, but with iOS 8, it has confirmed that it will indeed support this feature. Sprint also has support for Wi-Fi calling but has not announced if they will support iOS 8's feature. However, AT&T and Verizon have yet to rollout this service.

With Wi-FI calling, there is no activation or app required, you simply connect to your home wireless network and make/receive calls or texts like your normally would.

Like HD Voice, Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) and a host of other pioneering wireless innovations, T-Mobile has also long led the way with Wi-Fi Calling. Back in 2007, we were the very first US wireless provider to enable Wi-Fi Calling nationwide on our Android-powered and Windows smartphone

Now -- with the news coming out of Apple’s keynote today that Wi-Fi Calling will be enabled with iOS 8 – I’m excited to welcome our iPhone customers to the convenience and ease of T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling as well.

One of the best things about T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling is that it’s so simple to use. You don’t need to activate anything or download a special app. Just connect to any available Wi-Fi network, check that Wi-Fi Calling is turned on on your capable smartphone, and make a call (or send a text, email, etc.) as you normally would. That’s it.

T-Mobile currently carries over 30 HD Voice-capable devices and – to date – T-Mobile customers have made over 5 billion HD Voice calls and have enjoyed over 12 billion minutes of HD Voice since launch.


T-Mobile also launched Voice over LTE in Seattle, with plans to expand it soon across the nation. VoLTE routes all calls over the LTE network instead of the 3G network, providing crystal-clear quality.

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T-Mobile Confirms It Will Support Wi-Fi Calling on iOS 8

just sayin - June 5, 2014 at 7:36am
One of the best things about wi-fi calling is, if you're out of the U.S., connect to wi-fi and make your calls with no international roaming charges!
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Jankhankhan - June 3, 2014 at 1:26pm
Thats awesome , love T-mobile #simple choice
justabrake - June 3, 2014 at 1:43am
This is only for in contract and not for pay as you go right !
JoshvanHulst - June 3, 2014 at 12:54am
I have had T-mobile in Dallas, Texas since 2002 and it's been on the 2G (EDGE radio GPRS) service for a long time on the 1900 Mhz frequency. Every since they obtained spectrum from AT&T from that break-up deal that didn't go through, service on the 850 Mhz and 1700 Mhz frequent has improved. I thus have moved to Seattle, Washington and service is pretty good all around. I can't complain of the service. You do get your occasional drop call or loss of 4G/LTE coverage for whatever reason, but it does work. Can't wait to see what the VoLTE service will be like for the iPhone
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Noah - June 3, 2014 at 12:08am
Not worth it. I was with tmobile for a few years and constantly had no coverage anywhere outside my own major city. Switching to att was the best choice ever.
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