Apple has just yesterday unveiled its latest mobile operating system – iOS 8 to the world and also covered a lot of ground during its iOS 8 launch. That’s the official announcement which makes some iPhone users happy, but T-Mobile’s confirmation of WiFi calling support is what actually be a big deal for many iPhone owners.
iOS 8 will let your iPhone make Wi-Fi calls on T-Mobile? At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 2nd, Apple displayed side from its presentation listing many under-the-radar features and enhancements that company has made to iOS 8. One of them was WiFi calling, which allows users to make regular phone calls over Wi-Fi rather than a cellular network.
Just after the keynote addessing, T-Mobile took to its corporate blog to announce that it would support WiFi calling on its network, that can use WiFi hotspots for phone conversations instead of worrying about cellular reception or roaming fees.
The feature aforementioned is arguably overdue when Android and Windows Phone have supported it for a while now. Nevertheless, this is a welcome addition for iOS fans who’d rather not switch platforms or rely solely on voice over IP apps like Swype, but to just get the best calling experience.
About T-Mobile to support iOS 8 Wi-Fi calls, the blog post describes something great:
“One of the best things about T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling is that it’s so simple to use. You don’t need to activate anything or download a special app. Just connect to any available Wi-Fi network, check that Wi-Fi Calling is turned on on your capable smartphone, and make a call (or send a text, email, etc.) as you normally would. That’s it.”
Lot more revealed about WiFi calling on iOS 8 – WiFi calling allows networks to ease strain on its bandwidth and potentially speed up the network for other things. Also allows users to experience higher quality calls, to preserve both minutes and data and is smaller drain on battery life during calls.
Apple has already made iOS 8 Beta 1 to developers and will be available to download for iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, iPad mini, Retina iPad 4 and 3 in the fall. Unfortunately, when iOS 7 launched, iPhone 3GS was disconnected and this time when iOS 8 IPSW launches, iPhone 4 is not supported.
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