T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 to Get Wi-Fi Calling in November
T-Mobile U.S.A. plans to roll out Wi-Fi calling support for its BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in November. Many current T-Mobile BlackBerry users were frustrated that Wi-Fi calling wasn't included at launch in August, but they shouldn't have to wait much longer for the Internet calling functionality.
A maintenance release from RIM is expected for the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 in November 2011. That update will include Wi-Fi Calling functionality
With the update, the Bold 9900 will have Wi-Fi Calling performance and benefits similar to T-Mobile’s other Wi-Fi Calling-enabled BlackBerry devices.
The wording of the last bullet point makes me curious what will be different about the Wi-Fi calling support in the 9900 compared to other BlackBerrys. I have heard rumblings that calls initiated on cellular networks won’t seamlessly “hand over” calls to Wi-Fi, or vice versa. I’ve reached out to T-Mobile for clarification, and I’ll update this post accordingly when I hear back.
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