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

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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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Terrible phone on a terrible network

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Perfect Match!

5. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

best phone on a terrible network ...

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good phone on a good network.

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 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/

4. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

this is great news..... my family and my friends are will be buy iphone5.....

6. thephoneofi

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

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

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

8. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Is anything good in Compton?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thephoneofi. Give it a try.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. thephoneofi

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your welcome, and well said.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice Windy City speeds smurf.

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