T-Mobile Brings Wi-fi Calling to Android Phones

T-Mobile USA has announced the upcoming availability of built-in Wi-fi Calling solutions for a wide selection of Android-powered smartphones, including the recently announced T-Mobile myTouch and Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR.

T-Mobile hosts approximately 40m wi-fi calls per month, a number that has grown steadily since the company launched Wi-fi Calling in June 2007. The network currently offers Wi-Fi Calling on numerous devices, including the Nokia E73 Mode, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and the new BlackBerry Curve 3G.

“T-Mobile’s expansion of Wi-Fi Calling to Android smartphones is an excellent innovation, and part of our ongoing initiatives on behalf of our customers to enhance indoor coverage,” says Torrie Dorrell, vice president, connected family products and services for T-Mobile USA. “This new execution of Wi-Fi Calling technology helps us ensure that our customers’ Android-powered smartphones can keep them connected to the important people in their lives where they work, live or play.”

The implementation of Wi-Fi Calling for Android smartphones is powered by Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi application. It is expected to be available on a growing selection of T-Mobile’s Android-powered smartphones in the coming months.