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During its 7.0 Un-carrier event today, T-Mobile announced plans for its new ‘Wi-Fi Unleashed’ initiative. As part of the campaign, the carrier says that it will support Wi-Fi calling and texting on all new smartphones, including the just-announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

This allows users to send and receive both calls and text messages over a Wi-Fi network, and is a highly sought after feature for folks in areas with poor cell service. T-Mobile says the feature will be free, and is offering upgrades to customers that don’t have Wi-Fi devices.

Additionally, the company announced a new product for subscribers in poor service areas called the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot. It’s essentially a Wi-Fi router, which can be used alongside or in place of a traditional router, made to prioritize bandwidth for HD voice calls.

The CellSpot features 802.11ac support, USB 3.0, and covers an area of 3,000 sq. feet. It launches September 17th, and can either be leased for free, or purchased outright for $99. T-Mobile also said it has struck a deal with Gogo, which will give its users free in-flight Wi-Fi.

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It’s been an interesting few months for T-Mobile and its outspoken CEO John Legere, following the failed acquisition by Sprint. Legere said onstage today that his company is stealing subscribers from competitors at a rapid pace, thanks largely to Uncarrier initiatives like this.

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support Wi-Fi calling, and they will be available for purchase starting September 19th.

[T-Mobile]

  • drewstone

    Cody, “made to prioritize band witch?” lol

    • Melvco

      and I officially hate predictive text! Hah thanks, fixed.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        Did you download ios 8 GM?

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    This was a little late 5hrs late. But thanks.

    Anyone have any way to avoid the taxes on the tmobile plans like some mvno’s with calling card codes or plans.

    Also these iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ won’t be good on Sprint because they are missing 700mhz

    • Rowan09

      It’s not possible to avoid taxes on t-mobile.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Thanks. I am also waiting on Tmobile MVNO to take advantage of wifi calling. Or any mvno with wifi calling with the iPhone! Not some dinky android!

      • Rowan09

        Well you can use MetroPCS which offers unlimited and is tax free. It runs on t-mobiles network and you can use any unlocked or t-mobile phone. I use to have them for $60 a month, but I’ve been traveling a lot and I use t-mobile for the unlimited international data and texting.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Would MetroPCS allow me to do wifi calling with iPhone 6?

      • Rowan09

        It might you would have to call Metro and find out. I believe they do Wifi calling on their network

      • PulloGorko102

        If there is a T-mobile app for it you can probably get it and it would work on the phone. I know that T-mobile visual voicemail works on my MetroPCS Nexus 5 device. In the Google playstore, my MetroPCS is identified as a T-mobile device. My ip address associated with my phone is also a T-mobile assigned ip address.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        I just reached out to them and they say that wifi calling works on metropcs

      • PulloGorko102

        Excellent yeah as a MetroPCS customer the only difference is the customer service we get when we dial 611. Everything else is the same. All T-Mobile services should work on MetroPCS.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Plus extra fees or taxes or just taxes

  • So the iPhone 5, 5s, and the 5c won’t get wifi calling?

    • coLin

      I believe it’s a feature of iOS 8, not specifically to the phone. It’s like having Viber app built into the Phone Dialer of your iPhone

    • We know that iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus support Wi-Fi calling.

  • Manuel Molina

    So if I’m in the woods without service, I should expect to get wifi? Or if on the road and get no service, I just expect to get wifi around me to make a call or text if I need help? Cool.

    • mickey

      Not really the point. It’s geared towards those that get weak signal indoors, such as large buildings, basements, etc… T-Mo bands don’t penetrate as well as say AT&T.

      • Manuel Molina

        Sarcasm? Maybe I didn’t put lol to help with that?

      • J. Rockwell

        Instead of “sarcasm” you should have put *posted by a moron* that would made it clearer to everyone reading your comments fool.

      • Manuel Molina

        If I’m a moron, what does that make you for writing such a idiotic comment which you had no relevant reason or place in writing it in the first place?

        Clearly if you’re too intellectually challenge to get the gist of sarcasm to any degree, reading post and trolling is what makes you the moron actually. Sorry, was that too clear for you?

      • J. Rockwell

        Asking if you can get wifi in the woods makes you a supreme moron. Congrats fool!!!! Everybody fully understands your crass idiotic comment.

        My Mercedes has wifi so technically you can have wifi on the road, or when your car breaks down with no service. Did you ever think of that? Probably not.

      • Manuel Molina

        Yep, it’s official, you’re stupid.

        You fail to comprehensively grasp anything that was said in my comment, and what you continue to write says how dumb you really are when you continue to reiterate the same words over and over.

        Your ignorance on common sense and any sense of a joke at best says going back and forth without any thing to say at best, is your way of living.

        Let me know when you get out of moms basement; it must suck to troll and be so far away from society, eh?

      • J. Rockwell

        yes! You will have wifi in the middle of the woods, and when your car breaks down! You moron!!!!

      • Manuel Molina

        Your lack of vocabulary outside the words “moron” states how uneducated you are. I advise some time to gain some friends, improve on your social life since you don’t seem to have one clearly, and learn about sarcasm with those people or your local library. You really need the help to improve on your world that seems so dull and dense around you, bruh.

      • J. Rockwell

        LMAO that you are still replying to my comments. Let it go…….but you can’t. You know why? Because you are a moron! “Wifi in the middle of the woods.”

      • Manuel Molina

        I don’t promote foolishness with foolish people. Thus, it’s not the idea of letting it go, it’s more of the factor of you’re a young kid who has nothing on his Saturday but comment with same stuff message. Did you get your first friend yet? Awe, are you that lonely that you need me to write to you? Let me guess? Some daddy issues???!

  • Kurt

    T-Mobile keeps getting better.

  • free in-flight wifi and texting…the future is here

  • pnh

    If I bring my Galaxy S5 from AT&T to T-Mobile will I be able to do WiFi calling or do I need special T-Mo software?