Wi-Fi calling coming to T-Mobile Android phones

T-Mobile announces that it will offer its Wi-Fi calling service to forthcoming Android devices, including the new T-Mobile MyTouch and Motorola Defy.

The new T-Mobile MyTouch will ship with Wi-Fi calling capabilities. T-Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO - A recent leak of training documents and screenshots created a swirl of rumors that T-Mobile would make Wi-Fi calling available on its Android phones, and now we have official confirmation from the carrier itself.

On the opening day of CTIA Fall 2010, T-Mobile announced that it will offer its Wi-Fi Calling service on a selection of Android smartphones, including the upcoming T-Mobile MyTouch and Motorola Defy, which will allow you to make calls and send text messages over a Wi-Fi network.

Powered by Kineto's Smart Wi-Fi application, the service is ready to use out of the box and also features a tutorial to help first-time users. It's important to note, however, that Wi-Fi calling will only be available on a select number of T-Mobile's Android phones and not all.

T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi calling on a number of its other smartphones as well, including the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 3G, and Nokia E73 Mode.

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