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.