T-Mobile confirms WiFi calling coming to select Android phones

October 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka


T-Mobile myTouch

T-Mobile USA has disappointed some long-time customers by not delivering an option for Wi-Fi calling. The carrier announced today that those customers and other subscribers will have the chance to place calls on a wireless network rather than the cellular network.

The Motorola Defy and T-Mobile myTouch HD will be the first Android devices to support calls when connected to a Wi-Fi network. That will save customers money by providing free international roaming, cheaper international calling plans, and will not use up any of their monthly minutes.

According to a statement that T-Mobile sent us this morning, business customers will have the choice to add WiFi calling to their myTouch or Defy phones. Once set-up, that will add to the more than 40 million WiFi calls placed by T-Mobile customers each month.