Sprint and T-Mobile accused by AT&T of offering Wi-Fi calling without a green light from the FCC
posted by Alan F. / Oct 02, 2015, 1:44 PM
On the other hand, AT&T developed an alternative to TTY called RTT (real-time text). The carrier says that it filed for a temporary waiver back in June, so that RTT could be cleared as a replacement for TTY by the FCC before the launch of iOS 9 in September. But the FCC has yet to rule on its filing, leaving AT&T a choice. It could decide not to follow the rules like its competitors, or it could hold off on launching Wi-Fi calling. To the chagrin of AT&T subscribers, it chose the latter.
Cicconi believes that the FCC is not being fair on some issues, apparently favoring rival carriers. While T-Mobile or Sprint don't have an official response, The Verge's Chris Ziegler tweeted T-Mobile CEO John Legere for his comment. The executive returned the tweet in typical Legarian fashion. "We didn't launch Wi-Fi," Legere posted. "We unleashed it."
AT&T's Cicconi is requesting that the FCC approve AT&T's request for a waiver immediately.
Thanks for the tip!
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These US carriers got no chill.
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 1:46 PM 5
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I wish US carriers would spend more time figuring out how to carry the Sony Z5 and less time with these useless quarrels.
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 2:02 PM 2
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Why should at&t care? All tmobile and sprint are doing is killing each other over the same subs.
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 2:03 PM 0
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This is why i'm glad I live in good old England, no gripe between carriers here
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 2:07 PM 1
you got to remember england is smaller if not the same as almost any us state so no need to fight when you can shout from one side of the country to the other, i miss england i do but its a whole other ball game over here.
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 7:06 PM 4
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So, let's see, AT&T does not care, in fact, goes against FCC when they throttled unlimited data users, but, all of a sudden, they now want FCC's approval? So funny!
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 2:12 PM 7
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I think it's more of a "I'm telling Mom!" thing.
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 3:51 PM 2
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I have t-mobile and actually I used it just once... anyway, those US carriers should start following Europe... low prices, great coverage, fast network, no contract... for the no-contract thanks t-mobile... you're the one pushing it and changing the american market... but the rest should be improved
posted on Oct 02, 2015, 6:59 PM 0
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