T-Mobile corrects reports on Wi-Fi calling for Nexus 4

Though support documents posted this morning suggested the Nexus 4 could support Wi-Fi calling, T-Mobile has confirmed that the Android phone will not have the feature.


Editor's note: T-Mobile has confirmed that the Nexus 4 will not support Wi-Fi calling. The carrier has corrected the support documents, which a spokesman said were originally posted with incorrect information.

It appears that the T-Mobile version of the Nexus 4 will support Wi-Fi calling after all. Provided online support documents for the handset prove to be accurate, the new LG smartphone will allow T-Mobile customers the option to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi connections.

The feature, which lets users take advantage of their own network instead of relying on T-Mobile's towers, can often provide a stronger signal. Understandably, this is a boon to folks living in areas where T-Mobile airwaves are tough, even impossible to catch.

As indicated in the online documents, the Nexus 4 is equipped to handle such service and only requires that the consumer has a GBA SIM card. Unless otherwise specified, Wi-Fi calling counts the same as calls made on T-Mobile's cellular network. What's more, calls initiated on Wi-Fi networks will not hand off to cell towers and will simply drop when out of range.

Judging by the phrasing of the online form, it's possible this could simply be a case of boilerplate text. With no specific reference to the Nexus 4, though, it's reasonable to assume this may be an oversight.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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