US Carrier AT&T Won't Offer Wi-Fi Calling Until 2015

By 01:43 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

Without a doubt, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) calling is a nice perk to have on your phone. For one, it allows you to create regular Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) calls on your Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network in regions where the cellular coverage is spotty and signal is bad. It also lets you create calls as if you are on your home network even when you are roaming with your phone in another country or continent.

The just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as all other Apple devices which eventually acquire iOS 8, will have the feature natively supported. Unfortunately, it's a carrier-specific feature, which means it's up to your carrier whether you'd be able to utilize the feature or not.

If you reside in the States, you might be interested to know that AT&T has just announced that it won't be enabling Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) calling before 2015.

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this Friday, Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T's Mobile and Business Solutions assumed AT&T won't launch the service until it's fully tested.

"We're very focused on making sure it's a remarkable experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement," he said.

Tests with iOS8 beta show that T-Mobile's Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) calling feature works just fine on iOS and T-Mobile has announced that all iPhone srecent by the carrier will support the feature. T-Mobile US recently announced an even more feature-rich version of the service on its own network.

Apple officially announced that in the UK the service will be supported by the carrier EE.

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