Wi-Fi calling is a pretty awesome feature. Who doesn’t want to save on expensive cell phone minutes by using their Wi-Fi connection? Well T-Mobile originally reported that the new Nexus 4 would not support Wi-Fi calling on its network, and after earlier today we reported it would be allowed, T-Mobile’s confirmed this will not be available. Sadness.
T-Mobile support outlined all the data features of the device on its network, and Wi-Fi calling is included in the list. T-Mobile customers simply need to get a specialized GBA SIM card, set up a 911 address, and connect to a Wi-Fi network to use the feature.
Update: T-Mobile has since updated the information, and as you can see above the Nexus 4 will not support WiFi calling. This is an awesome feature, and sadly they won’t be supporting it.
Besides Wi-Fi calling, the Nexus 4 has some pretty awesome features. It comes with Android 4.2 installed and a beastly quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5Ghz processor. It also comes with a 4.7-inch IPS+ LCD display at 1280 x 768 resolution. Overall, Chris Burns, who reviewed the phone for us, was pretty impressed with what it brought to the table.
T-Mobile is selling the device for $200 with a 2-year agreement, which seems rather high when you can grab an unlocked device through Google Play for $300 and $349 for the 8GB and 16GB model, respectively. Still, at least T-Mobile customers can take advantage of one of the devices coolest features, which is certainly a plus, especially when it initially looked as if that feature was going to be missing for T-Mobile users.[via TalkAndroid]