T-Mobile Android Users Get Free WiFi Calling

If you’re on T-Mobile and have an Android device, chances are you know all about Smart Wi-Fi, an application allows you to make calls on via WiFi. T-Mobile’s Smart WiFi app comes pre-installed on Android phones that support UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access). Previously, making use of this feature cost extra and those WiFi calls counted towards your minutes. However, T-Mobile today confirmed to GigaOm that customers with compatible phones and subscriptions to its Even More or Even More Plus plans will now be allowed to make calls over WiFi for free.

"T-Mobile is excited to expand our Wi-Fi Calling feature, a unique and valuable service T-Mobile has been offering customers for over three years. Starting today, T-Mobile customers can add Free Wi-Fi Calling to their rate plan – at no additional charge – to place calls over Wi-Fi without deducting from their allotment of minutes. This new feature is available at T-Mobile retail stores to all customers on Even More and Even More Plus Postpaid rate plans who have Wi-Fi Calling capable handsets."

Did you already use this feature? Will you switch plans just to take advantage of it? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Anonymous
    I've been using this UMA wifi calling feature for 2 years on my Blackberry bold 9700. It works all over the world, texting works too! When I leave the country I turn the mobile radio off and only hop on free and hotel wifi spots. making and receiving calls for free.. Europe, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia all work great! Mind you, I can only call the USA, as it's just like I was in the US. No mins deducted from my plan and I can keep in touch with SMS and MMS!!!! Love it! Tmobile rocks. And I always have a signal where there's a wifi! Calls are clearer than cell calls too. Rocks.
  • milktea
    What is the UMA WiFi? Does that mean it allows you to make calls to landline from IP?
  • jojesa
    Have been using this WiFi calling since November 2010. Coverage was the reason I use the feature since I don't use half of my allowed minutes anyways.