T-Mobile Reportedly No Longer Blocking Google Voice/Video Chat


Last week we told you that T-Mobile was blocking Google’s voice and video chat on their 3G/4G network — but only smartphones, tablets were getting preferential treatment.

Now, according to a Phandroid article, Nexus S users are reporting that Google’s voice and video chat is no longer restricted to Wi-Fi, and is flowing again over T-mobile’s cellular network. We assume the correspondence with with today’s formal announcement of myTouch 4G Slide, which features a front-facing camera for “T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik”, is not coincidental.

We don’t have any official comment, but if one video service get’s T-Mobile’s blessing, we feel Google’s offering should have equal play.

If you have a Nexus S (or other phone with version 1.3 of the Google Talk app), we’d love to know if voice and video chat is working on your phone. Let us know in the comments

Source: Phandroid

Image: XDA

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