iOS 8 WiFi calling: which carriers will offer it?


WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still needs carrier support, and that’s not up to Apple. Now that the major carriers have chimed in, we get a full rundown of which support WiFi calling — and why you might not even care if they don’t yet.

T-Mobile is clearly on-board, as they said over and over again at their Uncarrier event. They’ve even gone so far as to sell a router to make WiFi calling simpler while at home, so they’re obviously excited about the technology.

AT&T and Verizon, they’re not so excitable. The two largest carriers will support WiFi calling, but not until 2015. AT&T won’t commit to a timeframe smaller than the entire year, only saying WiFi calling will hit “sometime” in 2015. Verizon isn’t giving a hard timeframe, either, but now says it will come in mid-2015.


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