AT&T will roll-out Wi-Fi calling only in 2015

AT&T to push its Wi-Fi calling service, starting with the new iPhone, in 2015.

Published Mon, Sep 15 2014 10:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

Apple introduced a new feature for its iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and previous models with iOS 8 called Wi-Fi calling, of which only T-Mobile and EE will be providing at the time of launch. AT&T on the other hand plans to roll out Wi-Fi calling support, but as late as next year.

AT&T will roll-out Wi-Fi calling only in 2015 | TweakTown.com

Despite AT&T's attempts to ensure that Wi-Fi calling will work without interruptions hinted as a reasons for a slow rollout, Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T's new Mobile and Business Solutions group said that there's no urgent need to roll out Wi-Fi calling for now.

"We're very focused on making sure it's a great experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement," Ralph de la Vega said. "We feel good about a great nationwide network with unlimited talk and text." He added that Wi-Fi calling will serve only as a complement to voice-over LTE AND 3G voice.

According to AT&T, the demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have exceeded the demands of its 5 and 5S models that was released last year as soon as the pre-orders have started. Meanwhile, T-Mobile said during its 'Un-carrier 7.0' launch event that its Wi-Fi calling capabilities will ensure full coverage indoors and even in areas without LTE network.

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After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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