By Stephen Schenck | November 16, 2011 3:48 PM
WiFi calling is a great feature for the T-Mobile phones that support it; it can let you make calls from deep within buildings where cellular signals struggle to penetrate, and if you’ve got the right plan option these voice calls won’t even count against your minutes. Of course, this feature is only useful if your smartphone supports it. A new leak shows that T-Mobile is at work on bringing WiFi calling to a couple more Androids, and that it hopes to release the needed updates shortly.
A leak last month claimed that WiFi calling would be enabled for the Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G on November 13. If you’ve got one of those phones on T-Mobile, you’ve probably noticed by now that no such update has arrived.
A newly-leaked email addresses the update’s tardiness, claiming the November 13 date was the result of a miscommunication. Despite that setback, the message claims that the release of the WiFi-calling-enabling update is a “top priority” and that it “should be available in the near future.”
This leak only specifically addresses the Galaxy S II, but since the Amaze 4G was part of the previous leak, we’re going on the assumption that T-Mobile’s comments apply to the release of the Amaze’s update, as well.