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No Wi-Fi Calling at first for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone

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No Wi-Fi Calling at first for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone
While the Apple iPhone 5 is on its way to T-Mobile for an April 12th launch, the handset will not include the carrier's Wi-Fi Calling feature which allows the user to make and receive phone calls over a Wi-Fi network and does not count against the caller's available monthly minutes. While T-Moble's chief marketing officer Michael Sievert confirmed that the feature will not be enabled on the Apple iPhone 5 at launch, he did say that the mobile operator loves the feature and hinted (although he did not say it explicitly) that eventually Wi-Fi calling will be made available on the device. It should be pointed out that the feature is in use right now for certain Android handsets.

Earlier on Tuesday, we went over T-Mobile's new pricing plan for its smartphones, and we discussed how all new phones will remain locked to the carrier until they are paid off, mostly to protect the company. But Sievert explained that T-Mobile will sell you an unlocked Apple iPhone right out of the box if the MSRP is paid at the time of purchase. And if you start paying for the Apple iPhone 5 via the installment plan and pay off the balance, any T-Mobile store will be able to unlock the device while you wait. By the way, to keep T-Mobile an arm's length from the pricing process, the price for the phone is determined by Apple. This way there can be no accusations that T-Mobile placed a premium on the price of the phone.

source: Engadget

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:46 3

1. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Terrible phone on a terrible network

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:50 4

2. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Perfect Match!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:38 1

5. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


best phone on a terrible network ...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 22:25 1

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7647; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Good phone on a good network.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:22 1

3. Ninetysix (Posts: 1456; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Last quarter smartphone US sales by ranking.

Rank Brand
1 iPhone 5
2 Samsung Galaxy S III
3 iPhone 4S
4 iPhone 4
5 Samsung Galaxy S II

Good thing you guys don't work for a mobile carrier or else you would continue to lose money. Do you guys understand business at all? :)

https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/the-npd-group-iphone-still-leading-us-consumer-sales/

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:37 1

4. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


this is great news.....

my family and my friends are will be buy iphone5.....

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:06 1

6. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Not a bad choice at all. How's Tmobile's network? I live in Compton, and it's not that great here.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:10 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10296; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not that good in vegas either, nice choice of phones though. They get the s4 in May.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:23

8. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Is anything good in Compton?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:37 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10296; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thephoneofi. Give it a try.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:45

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10296; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I meant to respond to post #7. Try it out phoneofi if u don't like it wait for the s4

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:25 1

11. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


I will darkkjedii thanx for the info, and to 8 I really don't deal with stupidity sir. Have a nice day.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:35

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10296; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your welcome, and well said.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 22:27

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7647; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well I'm not sure how T-Mobile's network is in Compton, but in Chicago, I'm constantly netting over 20mbps with highs of 25 at night and 2.5-3mbps uploads.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:25

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10296; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice Windy City speeds smurf.

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