T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling coming to Nexus 6 early next year

T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling coming to Nexus 6 early next year
To differentiate itself from the other three major U.S. carriers that will be offering the Nexus 6, T-Mobile has announced that its Wi-Fi calling will be added to the stock Android phone starting early in 2015. T-Mobile will be sending out an OTA update to enable the feature on the handset. This will be the first Nexus handset to offer Wi-Fi calling, which will allow T-Mobile's Nexus 6 owners to make phone calls and send texts using a Wi-Fi connection.

Using Wi-Fi calling means that Nexus 6 users will be able to stay connected via voice or text, even in an area where there is no cellular connectivity. T-Mobile also offers Wi-Fi calling with the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. If you live in an area, or a home, with sketchy 4G LTE signals, Wi-Fi calling is an indispensable feature.

T-Mobile will launch the Nexus 6 on November 12th for $0 down and 24 monthly installment payments of $27.08.


source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For $650, it had better support Wi-Fi calling.

2. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

So will that feature only be available on a phone bought from T Mobil? Or will an unlocked phone from the Play store also allow WiFi calling on the T Mobil network?

3. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

i wonder the same thing

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Do unlocked phones get OTA updates when you put in a T-Mobile SIM? If they do, then likely the unlocked phone will support Wi-Fi calling with T-Mobile. Otherwise, probably not.

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Nope, they don't.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Thanks for chiming in. I was afraid that was the answer as otherwise, there would be little reason to offer all these carrier phones. It seems the telecoms have rigged the game again.

5. lewis14

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Can the nexus 5 get the update for wifi calling and tmobile put the app on the google play store when the nexus 5 gets android 5.0

8. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

That would be nice... Probably not is my guess

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

no where mentions if tmobile's wifi calling will work on a nexus 6 bought from the play store.

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