FCC Grants AT&T Waiver Request to Launch Wi-Fi Calling

FCC Grants AT&T Waiver Request to Launch Wi-Fi Calling

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The FCC has granted AT&T's waiver request for an exemption from rules that prevented it from launching Wi-Fi calling.

AT&T had previously decided not to go live with the feature because it doesn't yet meet FCC rules about accessibility for people who are speech and hearing impaired.

In a statement, the company questioned why the FCC has allowed T-Mobile and Sprint to launch Wi-Fi calling without receiving a waiver.

“We’re grateful the FCC has granted AT&T’s waiver request so we can begin providing Wi-Fi calling. At the same time we are left scratching our heads as to why the FCC still seems intent on excusing the behavior of T-Mobile and Sprint, who have been offering these services without a waiver for quite some time. Instead of initiating enforcement action against them, or at least opening an investigation, the agency has effectively invited them to now apply for similar waivers and implied that their prior flaunting of FCC rules will be ignored. This is exactly what we meant when our letter spoke of concerns about asymmetric regulation.”

No word yet on when AT&T plans to launch Wi-Fi calling but you can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


FCC Grants AT&T Waiver Request to Launch Wi-Fi Calling
pkmaximum - October 8, 2015 at 1:02pm
Lol they're still butt-hurt about getting fined from the FCC for throttling unlimited data users like myself. Serves them right!
0oDeez Nutso0 - October 7, 2015 at 2:52pm
@0oDeez Nutso0@
Yme - October 7, 2015 at 1:17am
Yes it is available on iOS 9 but when u try to activate it it will say unavailable.. That's what it say sin my iPhone 6S when I got it
joshWUa - October 7, 2015 at 1:12am
Didn't they have that already?
iOS 9 dude - October 7, 2015 at 12:21am
Wifi calling on AT&T was available to me via the iOS 9 betas. After I upgraded to the public GM, AT&T thanked me for being apart their beta program for the wifi calling service. Even though It's still active today...
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