One of the new features that was announced with iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 yesterday, was the ability to make voice calls over WiFi, which means that it will save you minutes on your monthly cell phone plan.
This will apparently be dependent on the various mobile carriers, and now T-Mobile has announced that they will support WiFi calling when it is introduced in iOS this fall.
Now — with the news coming out of Apple’s keynote today that Wi-Fi Calling will be enabled with iOS 8 – I’m excited to welcome our iPhone customers to the convenience and ease of T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling as well.
When that happens, over 90 percent of all T-Mobile smartphones will feature Wi-Fi Calling.
Already today, T-Mobile provides Wi-Fi Calling capabilities to far more customers than any other major U.S. wireless provider. Already, there are 17 million Wi-Fi Calling-enabled customer devices on our network. Already, nearly 5 million customers use Wi-Fi Calling during any given month. And, these numbers are growing by the day.
As yet, none of the other mobile carriers like Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have announced that they will support the feature, as soon as we get some more details on the other carriers we will let you guys know.
Apple has said that iOS 8 will launch this fall, we are expecting it to be released in September along with the iPhone 6 and the iWatch.