T-Mobile To Add Unlimited WiFi Calling, Name ID and Voicemail To Text Features?

T-Mobile, the small yet scrappy innovative carrier of them all appears to be gearing up to add some new features to their smartphone plans.  According to some leaked screenshots from our ninja loving friends over at TmoNews, it looks like existing customers can add unlimited WiFi calling, Name ID features for anyone not in your contact list and a voicemail-to-text feature for your added convenience.  We especially love the unlimited WiFi calling for those who might be having less than par coverage in their area.  This is much like the UMA (unlimited mobile access) feature we’ve seen on Blackberry devices.  However, the difference is there are no hand-overs from UMA to the network and vice versa.  WiFi calling is strictly over your WiFi connection and still uses your minutes unlike UMA.  And once you are outside of your WiFi hot-spot, you lose the call.  This is still a great feature for anyone having less than three bars in-house.  Oh yeah, and it’s free.  The caller ID feature will provide you with any name, number, city and state for businesses and contacts that are not stored in your phone book.

And finally, there’s the voicemail to text feature that is sure to be a hit.  T-Mobile will add the feature to their existing Visual Voicemail application which transcribes messages for you via email or text message.  Overall, we’d say not too shabby on T-Mobile’s part.  Great job Magenta, it’s no wonder you’re constantly getting awards for innovation.  As of now, we’ve not heard an official word from T-Mo on these new features, we’ve only got the leaked screenshots.  So, things could possibly change or get scrapped all together. But be sure to keep it here to find out.


[via engadget by tmonews]


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  • http://organizedfellow.com OrganizedFellow

    Ok, so I don’t get the usefulness here.

    “WiFi calling is strictly over your WiFi connection and still uses your minutes”

    Why would I want to use WiFi calling if it still uses my minutes?

    • Joe Sirianni

      Organized,

      It’s a most coveted commodity for those who have very poor coverage in their homes. They no longer have to rely on the network but now can freely move about their homes because their signal is dependent on their wifi router. So yes it still uses minutes but you will not get a dropped call like you were before. Thanks for commenting on the post. I personally know two people who wanted to leave Blackberry for another OS but couldn’t because they had no coverage in the upstate NY area. They used UMA on Blackberry. Now, they can use their Android devices without an issue. This is one way T-Mobile is ensuring everyone not only “gets” connected but actually “stays” connected.

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