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

LG Nexus 4 won't support T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling
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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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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