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Using an iPhone on Sprint? Good news: you just got WiFi calling. If you install both the iOS 8.3 update and a matching carrier profile rolling out this week, any iPhone from the 5c on up can make voice calls on Big Yellow using a WiFi hotspot. As on other devices (and T-Mobile, or EE in the UK), t...

April 8th 2015 at 8:06pm 0 Comments
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Remember the other day when we said EE's seamless WiFi calling feature was launching on April 10th? Well, there's been a slight change of plan, as the service is available right now on compatible iPhones (the 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus). WiFi calling was originally supposed to launch alongside the Galax...

April 8th 2015 at 3:17pm 0 Comments
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EE's been talking about adding WiFi calling to its list of customer conveniences since last summer, and though slightly delayed, the feature is now ready for prime time. Well, almost, as WiFi calling will officially launch on April 10th, coinciding with the release of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 ed...

April 6th 2015 at 7:01pm 0 Comments
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In large metropolitan areas that are covered with WiFi, you might start to wonder why you pay for a cellular service at all. It's this germ of an idea that has inspired Cablevision to announce Freewheel: a WiFi-based phone service that offers unlimited talk, text and data with no annual contract....

January 26th 2015 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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Now that everyone and their dog has a mobile, landlines are less communication tool, more compulsory conduit for getting broadband at home. Free weekend calls and other concessions that come with landlines are usually wasted, but just as BT and Virgin Media did last year, TalkTalk has today announ...

December 8th 2014 at 8:19am 0 Comments
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AT&T isn't the only carrier not getting WiFi calling until 2015 -- a certain red-branded network's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus won't, either. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Verizon's CFO Fran Shammo said that his company has some back-...

September 19th 2014 at 9:59am 0 Comments
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Apple made a pretty big deal about WiFi calling at its event this week, but if you preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running on AT&T today, you won't be able to use it right out of the box. That feature, according to LightReading, won't be available until next year. The carrier's Ralph de la Ve...

September 12th 2014 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router, which can do essentially everything your current router can do -- and if yours is old, this will likely...

September 11th 2014 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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You were expecting it, and here it is: Apple has unveiled the smaller of its two new super-sized smartphones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. As the leaks suggested, it centers around a larger (by 0.7 inch) 1,334 x 750 Retina HD display in a body that is decidedly slimmer and curvier than its already svelt...

September 9th 2014 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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Three and EE jostled for attention last month when they announced, on the same day, their customers would soon be able to make calls and send texts over WiFi connections. While EE is working on a fancy system the user will be all but oblivious to, Three's following O2's lead with an app that does...

July 30th 2014 at 10:20am 0 Comments
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After installing WiFi throughout the London underground and allowing free access during the 2012 Olympics and well beyond, Virgin Media eventually began charging for the service to recoup some of the investment. EE and Vodafone struck a deal to keep it free for their mobile customers before that s...

July 18th 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Apple covered a lot of ground during its iOS 8 launch, but it glossed over a big, big deal for some iPhone owners: WiFi calling support. When the upgrade is available in the fall, subscribers on T-Mobile and other supporting networks can use WiFi hotspots for phone conversations instead of worryin...

June 2nd 2014 at 8:13pm 0 Comments