EU Could Compel Carriers to Support VoIP
The European Union is considering legislature that would force wireless network operators to support VoIP on their networks. Currently, individual countries oversee such legislature, but if it is enacted by the EU, then all operators hosting wireless services in EU member states would be forced to comply. VoIP allows end users to make calls through the Internet that can be less expensive than via cellular networks.
European Union to Ban Roaming Charges
The European Commission today agreed to make cellphone roaming charges illegal beginning in 2017. The change in law means European wireless network operators will not be allowed to charge roaming fees for customers who travel across the 28-country continent.
TextNow to Let Customers Call More than 150 Countries
TextNow today said it is adding support for international calling to more than 150 countries around the globe. Moreover, the cloud-based communications company will let customers earn credits towards their bill or international calls.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
T-Mobile to Support iOS 9's Cellular Continuity Feature
T-Mobile today said its wireless network will support the continuity feature that's part of iOS 9. Apple already allows devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) operating on the same WiFi network to send/receive calls and iMessages.