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" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

9. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 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 ;(

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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

2. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

3. jackhuny

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 30, 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?

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

7. cptbeatstix

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

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

4. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

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

6. soldiernation

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

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

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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