T-Mobile Says It Will Support Wi-Fi Calling for iPhones Running iOS 8

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Earlier today at its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote address, Apple displayed a slide from its presentation listing many under-the-radar features and improvements the company has made to iOS 8. One of them was Wi-Fi calling, which allows users to make regular phone calls over Wi-Fi rather than a cellular network.
tmobile_logoSoon after the event, T-Mobile took to its corporate blog to announce that it would support Wi-Fi calling on its network.

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.

Wi-Fi calling allows networks to ease strain on bandwidth and potentially speed up the network for other things. It also allows users to experience higher quality calls when carrier signal is low and may drain less battery life during calls.

iOS 8 is available to developers now and launches for the public in the fall.

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81 months ago

Have You really watched keynote ???
There is no WiFi calling in iOS8 !!!

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ANSWER OR MAKE REGULAR CALL ON IPAD OR MAC.
OF COURSE MAIN CALL WILL BE REDIRECTED FROM IPHONE SO IT WILL WORK LIKE ADVANCED HEADSET.

Telecom is not involved into this operation.

You can answer or make call using for ex iMac when iphone is in the same wifi network laying somwhere else....but it will be regular call from iphone..

So you're saying that T-Mobile Corporate, who obviously has inside information directly from Apple on this exact subject, is making the whole thing up? Okay. They didn't vocally mention it anywhere in the keynote, it was on one of the "More Feature" slides at the end.
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81 months ago

Have You really watched keynote ???
There is no WiFi calling in iOS8 !!!

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ANSWER OR MAKE REGULAR CALL ON IPAD OR MAC.
OF COURSE MAIN CALL WILL BE REDIRECTED FROM IPHONE SO IT WILL WORK LIKE ADVANCED HEADSET.

Telecom is not involved into this operation.

You can answer or make call using for ex iMac when iphone is in the same wifi network laying somwhere else....but it will be regular call from iphone..

Let me know when you are ready to wipe the egg off your face.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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81 months ago

Have You really watched keynote ???
There is no WiFi calling in iOS8 !!!

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ANSWER OR MAKE REGULAR CALL ON IPAD OR MAC.
OF COURSE MAIN CALL WILL BE REDIRECTED FROM IPHONE SO IT WILL WORK LIKE ADVANCED HEADSET.

Telecom is not involved into this operation.

You can answer or make call using for ex iMac when iphone is in the same wifi network laying somwhere else....but it will be regular call from iphone..


That's not what the article is referring to. It's referring to "WiFi Calling" being listed on a slide from todays keynote that showed other features that they didn't get to discuss.
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81 months ago
T-Mobile has had this feature for a while now and was just waiting on Apple to catch up.

Glad I'm on their network. I have a feeling others will implement the feature now that Apple's on board.
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81 months ago

Have You really watched keynote ???
There is no WiFi calling in iOS8 !!!

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ANSWER OR MAKE REGULAR CALL ON IPAD OR MAC.
OF COURSE MAIN CALL WILL BE REDIRECTED FROM IPHONE SO IT WILL WORK LIKE ADVANCED HEADSET.

Telecom is not involved into this operation.

You can answer or make call using for ex iMac when iphone is in the same wifi network laying somwhere else....but it will be regular call from iphone..


So you're saying that T-Mobile Corporate, who obviously has inside information directly from Apple on this exact subject, is making the whole thing up? Okay. They didn't vocally mention it anywhere in the keynote, it was on one of the "More Feature" slides at the end.


On the iOS 8 feature slide wifi calling was mentioned.
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81 months ago

iOS 8 has been one huge "Jeez, iPhones couldn't do that before??" moment for me. Glad to see you guys are finally getting caught up.

Yep without the malware.#
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