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AT&T Plans To Roll Out Wi-Fi Calling Early Next Year

by Brandon Russell | September 12, 2014September 12, 2014 6:00 pm PDT

Apple iPhone 6 Event - Wifi Calling

Like T-Mobile, AT&T says it will offer Wi-Fi calling to customers—the only thing is the feature won’t be available until early 2015.

While speaking at the Goldman Sachs investors conference, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions CEO Ralph de la Vega described Wi-Fi calling as a “complement, not a replacement,” to features like voice-over-LTE and 3G voice.

Earlier this week, T-Mobile held an event dedicated to the exact feature de la Vega is in no rush to support. Wi-Fi calling is an important feature that allows users to make and receive calls where they might not get good reception, such as indoors. AT&T said the company is confident its network is good enough as it is, which is why he has taken his “complement” stance.

With iOS 8 now supporting Wi-Fi calling, it was only a matter of time before the bigger carriers warmed up to the feature. T-Mobile is going all-in, but AT&T is taking a much more measured approach as it ensures the technology works without any issues.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...