As part of its Uncarrier 7.0 initiative, T-Mobile has started updating all of its top phones to make them compatible with new Wi-Fi calling capability.
Among the “affected devices” we find the HTC One M7 and M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3, all of which will be able to benefit from free Wi-Fi calls. The new firmwares are rolling out as we speak, but as that’s usually the case, it could take few weeks to reach all users.
We can’t but applaud the Magenta carrier for pulling this off. As we can see, launching this new initiative involved much more than changing things in their infrastructure; the operator also had to deal with various handset maker to add new capabilities to their devices. Or at very least, tweak settings to accommodate the shift in strategy.
It remains to be seen how, or even whether, other carriers respond to T-Mobile’s latest offering. We would assume at least some of them will launch something similar, making calls more affordable along the way. Good days ahead… 😉