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AT&T iPhone Owners Can Now Use WiFi Calling

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Oct 8, 2015, 1:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 8, 2015, 1:20 PM

AT&T today enabled WiFi calling on the iPhone. iPhone owners who've updated to iOS 9 can make and receive voice calls via WiFi rather than cellular networks. The feature is meant to help people remain connected when cellular coverage is poor. WiFi calling can be set up directly from the iPhone and requires several steps. AT&T says customers have to have a post-paid account set-up wth HD Voice in order to activate the feature. WiFi calling works automatically with the subscriber's existing phone number. The service is free to use. Earlier this week, the FCC granted AT&T permission to offer WiFi calling by approving a waiver concerning services for hard-of-hearing customers. Sprint and T-Mobile have offered WiFi calling for the better part of a year with no such waiver from the FCC. AT&T chided the FCC for failing to take any sort of corrective action against them.

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hman414

Oct 9, 2015, 6:11 PM

T-Mobile Has Had Wi-Fi Calling Since at Least 2007...

The article is a bit off. T-Mobile has had Wi-Fi calling on phones such as the Samsung Samsung SGH-T409 flip phone since at least 2007.

at&t thinks they are so smart.

I think if the FCC had a problem with T-Mobile offering Wi-Fi calling they would have done something about it in the last ~8 years!!!

Once T-Mobile get 600 MHz spectrum at&t is going to have a hard time keeping customers unless they change their evil ways...
rafster

Oct 8, 2015, 3:30 PM

T-Mobile gives Wifi calling to Android users as well

AT&T Sucks!!
If we are going with service then no they don't. Itscthe reason they are the third one to roll out the feature. They have the 2nd best network by coverage. Where I live I'd never need to use wifi calling.
You can smell the fanboy on this one. Having big blue is good on their network.
 
 
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