IT Support | T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling is Real, Spectacular.
Something people have been waiting for since the first T-Mobile, Android handset was launched is finally going to be available… Yes, Wi-Fi calling is hitting Android devices on T-Mobile. We have reached out to T-Mobile for clarification, as this doesn’t seem to be a normal UMA implementation (as rumored); it’s powered by a new application and we don’t think Wi-Fi to cellular handoffs will work. With that said, T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling capability is a great feature nonethenless, letting you make calls over a Wi-Fi signal when there is no cell service, and even making international calls abroad for free. The service will roll out on the new T-Mobile myTouch when the device is released later this year as well as support the Motorola DEFY.
I told you it was real!
Jokes aside, good stuff over there for Android. I'd love to live in a world where iOS could make calls over WiFi if I couldn't get a quality 3G signal in my tomb of a home. It's almost too logical to work, I guess.
But at that point, we'd be drifting into my VoiceTime hypothesis. You know that one, don't you? Well, if you don't feel like clicking that fancy link, I'll be brief. Essentially, Apple does a very swell job of transmitting video via FaceTime, but also audio. So, what's to stop them from enabling audio only FaceTime calls?
It would be a great reason to take my monthly minutes with ATT down a few notches, so maybe that's why. Lord knows we can't start a project that would take monies out of ATT's pockets, but at the same time, alleviate stress from their already crackling network. I'm just trying to help, ATT! As an employee of an awesome IT Support company for the Philadelphia area, what more can they want from me?!
I need a frappé.