T-Mobile Brings Wi-Fi Calling to Android Smartphones
T-Mobile will be offering a Wi-Fi calling app for its Android smartphones that will let those phones make calls over a Wi-Fi network in addition to the normal voice network. Unlike UMA phones which can also hand-off calls from one type of network to the other, T-Mobile's app will act more like traditional VoIP apps and will not switch networks automatically. T-Mobile's service will be powered by Kineto's Smart Wi-Fi application. Users will be able to place voice calls or send SMS messages using the new service. Phones that will feature Wi-Fi calling include the upcoming Motorola Defy and the recently updated T-Mobile MyTouch. T-Mobile would not confirm whether any currently available Android handsets would get the new feature, but did say it is planning to expand Wi-Fi Calling for Android to as broad a selection of Android smartphones in its line-up as possible.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
WhatsApp Says What's Up to Global Video Chats
WhatsApp today announced that it is enabling video calls for all users around the world. Video calling is being added to the Android, iOS, and Windows phone mobile apps over the coming days.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
AT&T Brings WiFi Calling to Android Phones
AT&T today launched WiFi Calling on Android. Starting with the LG G4, AT&T customers will be able to make/receive calls and send/receive text messages via WiFi.
Sprint Adds Wi-Fi Calling to HTC One (M8)
Sprint recently announced that it is rolling out Wi-Fi calling to the HTC One and HTC One Harmon Kardon Edition. The Wi-Fi calling feature makes it possible to connect voice calls and send messages via local Wi-Fi networks rather than through Sprint's cellular network.
This is awesome.
Blackberrys have had UMA for a while now, the fact that we are going to have Android phones with the same capability is amazing.
T-Mobile effectivly has service everywhere!