T-Mobile offers Android users and others free WiFi calling

May 17, 2011
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If you are a T-Mobile user who has an Android smartphone and like to use WiFi calling some good news has surfaced today. T-Mobile has finally offered users of Android smartphones, and other devices free WiFi calling. It's really about time since WiFi calls should have never counted against your minutes since the calls were going through your WiFi bandwidth at home or in the office. T-Mobile has now fixed that issue for users.

Gigaom received an email from a T-Mobile rep who said as of now all T-Mobile users can add free WiFi calling to their rate plan and calls placed using WiFi will no longer count towards the number of minutes they are allotted for the month. The new offer is good for all customers on Even More and Even More Plus postpaid plans with WiFi calling capable handsets. Apparently, the Android devices need to have the Smart Wi-Fi app pre-installed and configured for T-Mobile.

With competition increasing and the number of alternatives to T-Mobile available that don't charge for WiFi calling, it's a good thing that TMo is finally getting with the times. The free WiFi calls are apparently only for USA customers who have phones with UMA support. Gigaom reports that so far, T-Mobile hasn't issued the official press release on the new offer, but that should come soon I would imagine.

[via Gigaom]


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  • http://luckymuttsandmore.com Highlands Dog

     you are absolutely right, WiFi calls should NEVER have been counted against your minutes. now if T-Mo just offered a great pay as you go plan that allows minutes to roll over I would be set–I hardly use cell minutes any more. right, WiFi calls should NEVER have been counted against your minutes. now if T-Mo just offered a great pay as you go plan that allows minutes to roll over I would be set–I hardly use cell minutes any more.

  • sstair

    I just off the phone with T-Mob.  They only let you have the free WiFi calling if you have one of their newer (i.e. more expensive) plans.  Of course you can always switch over to one of their newer plans to get free WiFi calling, but then it really isn’t free, is it?

  • sstair

    I just off the phone with T-Mob.  They only let you have the free WiFi calling if you have one of their newer (i.e. more expensive) plans.  Of course you can always switch over to one of their newer plans to get free WiFi calling, but then it really isn’t free, is it?

  • Anonymous

     How come you illustrated your article with pictures of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, which is not eligible for the Smart Wi-Fi app, and thus cannot participate in the free Wi-Fi calling?

  • Anonymous

     How come you illustrated your article with pictures of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, which is not eligible for the Smart Wi-Fi app, and thus cannot participate in the free Wi-Fi calling?

  • Frank

    I’ve had wifi calling with t-mobile for years, but it counted against my calling minutes. T-mobile is the only company that has wifi calling as far as I know. There is also Viber and
    Tango. They are also free. I like wifi because it increase the signal strength in my house. Also, ATT did not buy T-Mobile. It was denied by the federal government because of competition rules. I can call the states free on wifi from Asia also.