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LG Nexus 4 won't support T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling

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LG Nexus 4 won't support T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling
No support for Wi-Fi calling on the LG Nexus 4

No support for Wi-Fi calling on the LG Nexus 4

If any of you T-Mobile customers out there were planning on using Wi-Fi calling on the upcoming LG Nexus 4, the sad truth is that the device will not be supporting the feature. It is not like Korean based LG has anything against you making calls using Wi-Fi, or hates T-Mobile. It is just that Nexus phones are developed without much input from the carriers. None of the other Nexus handsets supported the feature and that won't change for the next Nexus phone even if the handset is available directly from the nation's fourth largest carrier.

Not having Wi-Fi calling means you miss out on a feature that can save you battery life and offer you loud and clear phone conversations. But adding a feature associated with an individual carrier would seem to go against the idea behind the Nexus program anyway. We're not sure if the lack of Wi-Fi calling is actually going to stop a T-Mobile customer from picking up the device. Besides, without an LTE radio, and with support for T-Mobile's blazing fast HSPA+42 pipeline, there is another good reason for T-Mobile customers to pick up the LG Nexus 4.

The LG Nexus 4 is expected to launch November 13th in the Google Play Store priced at $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB model. It will launch later next month at T-Mobile for $199 with a signed two-year pact.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 01 Nov 2012, 02:14 5

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2961; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I am getting this phone and using AT&T. I can deal with no LTE as HSPA+ works good enough. But that price, those specs, no carrier bloat ware, no waiting for updates cant be resisted.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:54

9. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


HOW DARE U!!!!! IF I DON'T HAVE A SIGNAL I USUALLY USE WIFI AND I ALWAYS HAVE WIFI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!
Now it's just useless ;(

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:57

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


If it actually hated Tmobile, they Probably wouldn't give to T-Mobile anyways
Duhh!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:34

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2961; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


What the hell are you going on about? Calm down, I wasn't making any rude remarks about you or T-mobile, I was just saying I personally don't have a problem with it. Relax, it wasn't a personal attack lol

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 07:25

2. ibap (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Will the carriers please all get on board with this feature as an app? Then we can get rid of our femtocells.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 08:55

3. jackhuny (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Is wifi calling a feature that can only be added by the carrier?
Perhaps it can be added as a app or with a custom rom?

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 11:14

5. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it is actually built into the software. Its not just an app, unfortunately.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 13:05

7. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Like remixfa said, software standard for TMO. The upside to having crappy signal with wifi available, that router turns into your own tower.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 10:02

4. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


This sounds like a job for the Dev forums...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:32

6. soldiernation (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Hope it's not bloated with T-Mobile stuff. As long as it's not, I'm getting it.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 14:24 1

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I might buy it for my mom. since she is the only one in T-Mo in our family.

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