T-Mobile Clarifies Wi-Fi Calling And Tethering Reports On G2

T-Mobile has issued a brief statement to clarify reports that began yesterday with XDA Developers forum releasing an unconfirmed report of a software update that initialized the Wi-Fi calling feature on the G2.

“Wi-Fi Calling and tethering Wi-Fi sharing are not currently supported on the T-Mobile G2. T-Mobile knows these features are important to consumers and we’re working to deliver them to G2 users in the future. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”

Something didn’t sound right about this in the first place and I can’t say I’m totally surprised; this update came out of nowhere and simply sounded to good to be true. We know that T-Mobile plans to offer both of these offerings in the future so we have to imagine that something more significant is holding up any software update that would give the G2 these features. Perhaps its backend work on the network or finalizing the introduction of these features into the billing system etc…we don’t believe they just aren’t offering it. For the moment, sit tight and we’ll dig for more details!


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  • Carlos

    As for the nay sayers…and i quote “COME ON!!!”

  • Bucc-i

    What really chaps my hide is that Blackberry users have had the tethering feature for all of there phones for say, oh I don’t know, FOREVER! And T-Mobile does not charge Blackberry users extra for the feature either.
    ALSO the Blackberry tethering feature has NOT hurt or bogged down their network connections either.

    • Sapphire

      You do not get 3g speeds when tethering with a Blackberry like you would if you used the tethering abilities like you would with the Nexus One, which is what was taken out of Froyo for the G2.

      • UzukiC

        9700 and 9300 are clear exceptions to your statement.

  • Dbo

    You know, it its obviously clear that no matter what tmobile does, there is always some “wannabe” or know it all that’s not going to be happy. Shut up already with the whining and complaining, bc tmobile had always taken care of their customers

  • rabid

    Ahhhh, no they don’t. their coverage map is more white then green, They have one Ericsson phone that will do Wi-Fi calling and the rest Blackberrys. other then that you are SOL. They say they are coming out with Femtocell but they don’t say when. “sometime in the future”. They want your money but don’t want to provide the service you are actually paying for. It’s always “coming soon” “in the future” “the checks in the mail” ” I’ll respect your in the morning”.

  • Ray Dull

    so… when does the N1 get gingerbread? lol

  • Jayson

    I knew the reports of an OTA were completely bogus