With Apple committing to Wi-Fi calling in iOS 8, T-Mobile on Monday sent out a kind of Welcome to the Future letter to iPhone users, saying that over 90-percent of the carrier’s customers will be covered once the update rolls out. T-Mobile has been one of the pioneers of features such as HD Voice and Voice-over LTE (VoLTE), and all you iPhone users can rest easy knowing you’ll be covered when iOS 8 hits this fall—or now, if you can handle the bugginess of beta software.
“There are 17 million Wi-Fi Calling-enabled customer devices on our network,” T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Sievert said. ‘Already, nearly 5 million customers use Wi-Fi Calling during any given month.” That number promises to go up exponentially once iPhone customers get their hands on iOS 8, which comes with plenty of great features Apple didn’t even talk about during its WWDC presentation.
So in addition to being able to send quick voice, video and pictures messages to friends this fall, you’ll be able to chat with other right over Wi-Fi. And T-Mobile will be one of the first carriers to support the feature when it’s available in iOS 8.