AT&T brings Wi-Fi calling to "select Android devices"; announces one device to get it

AT&T announced today that it's bringing Wi-Fi calling to select Android devices. As you'd probably expect, they need to be AT&T devices, as opposed to unlocked devices that don't have the carrier's software installed.

The firm has offered Wi-Fi calling to iPhones since October (and even earlier if you were running the iOS 9 beta). In March, the carrier expanded that capability to outside of the US.

The LG G4 is going to be the first device to receive the service since then. In fact, that's the only device that AT&T specifically called out as getting the service, saying, "We expect Wi-Fi calling to be available on more Android devices soon."

Of course, even though you're not exactly connecting to cellular data, normal billing applies.

As one might expect, there is no news for Windows phone users. Coming from the US carrier that's known for carrying the devices, it's sad news, especially when it comes alongside falling market share numbers.

AT&T notes that in order to use Wi-Fi calling, you'll need the following:

  • A compatible device

  • A postpaid wireless account set-up for HD Voice

  • A Wi-Fi internet connection

Source: AT&T

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