On Monday, a slide projected by Apple at WWDC revealed that iOS 8 will offer Wi-Fi calling
. On Tuesday, T-Mobile confirmed that the Apple iPhone running iOS 8, will join certain Android and Windows Phone handsets in supporting Wi-Fi calling. Once the iPhone gets added to T-Mobile's roster of supporting handsets, over 90% of the smartphones offered by the carrier will enable the feature.
T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling requires no additional app to download, nor does it require you to activate anything. All you need to do is find a Wi-Fi connection and log on to it. Check the handset for the Wi-Fi calling icon, and you're good to go. The operator has 17 million enabled customer devices with 5 million customers using the feature every month.
"Since we launched Wi-Fi Calling over seven years ago, our engineers have continued to deliver quality and user experience enhancements. As a result, our service is one of the most advanced natively-integrated Wi-Fi Calling products in the U.S. We have the deep technical knowledge and the close partnerships with device manufacturers to deliver the Wi-Fi call quality wireless consumers have come to expect from the Un-carrier."-Mike Sievert,CMO, T-Mobile
Besides Wi-Fi calling, T-Mobile has just launched VoLTE in Seattle
. This allows users to make and take phone calls over an LTE pipeline. So far, the service is available only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
, the Samsung Galaxy Light
and the LG G Flex