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AT&T to add Wi-Fi calling support to new iPhones in 2015


AT&T has announced that it will bring Wi-Fi calling support to iPhone 6 series in 2015 and will become the second carrier after T-Mobile which currently offers the feature in the US.att-logo-emblem

The company already offers public Wi-Fi to customers by partnering with companies. The company’s CEO Ralph De La Vega sees this move for boosting the services and not for boosting network coverage. T-Mobile was the only carrier in the US to offer the Wi-Fi calling feature for iPhones. De la Vega stated that operators with lesser network coverage may pursue providing the service aggressively when asked about the company lagging behind the competitors.

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“We don’t have a burning desire or need for coverage,” said Ralph De La Vega in a statement.

De la Vega is unsure about the reliability of the Wi-Fi calling feature between GSM and Wi-Fi networks. The new feature is more reliable over LTE, but AT&T voice over LTE has not been rolled out yet.AT&T feels that non-LTE networks could cause a drop in calls as Wi-Fi networks do not have a stable range. T-Mobile claimed that the Wi-Fi calling had nothing to do with network coverage and CEO John Legere said Why not do it? During a press conference on Wednesday.

T-Mobile had rolled out the feature in June for the new iOS 8 on iPhone 6 that supports Wi-Fi calling feature and uses cellular signal automatically, once the signal is out of range. There are more wireless carriers expected to join the competition in offering the feature to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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