T-Mobile to include UMA on future Android devices?

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Images from within T-Mobile  have surfaced, showing signs that new Android devices may have a feature called “Wi-Fi Calling without hand-off”.


According to TmoNews, other images received along with the images shown here suggest the feature was demo’d using the new G2 (soon to be released from T-Mobile) as well as the LG Optimus.

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A couple of notable mentions regarding the usage of the new feature outline that calls are made over wi-fi only. Once you leave your wi-fi zone, your call will drop. Also, it’s likely that this will not be a trend on all future T-Mobile devices, but rather on “select” devices, at T-Mobile’s discretion.

I don’t know about you, but you can add this to the Rant posted earlier. This was a feature many carriers included 3-4 years ago where you could simply connect a wi-fi hub at your residence and make calls using your internet connection as opposed to your wireless carrier to save you usage fees.

Here’s what this writer thinks: great idea, but don’t be selective with the devices, just include the app and put it in the App Market for your older Android devices to use as well.

[via TmoNews]


About the Author: Jesse Bauer

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Jesse works in IT professionally. Jesse enjoys keeping up with all things Android and Google related, whoopin butt online in ModNation Racers, keeping up to date on the latest metal music, playing/recording original music, and reading Star Wars novels. Ahead of all those things, Jesse holds his family at the top of the list, who all somehow manage to support him with his endless list of things he wants to accomplish.


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    It’s tough work to be compatible with old ones.

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    how old is old? isnt’ 1.6 the oldest?