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T-Mobile has seen better days. First, it looks as though T-Mobile will be acquired soon by AT&T and to pour salt in their wounds apparently the subscriber results for Q1 2011 have been atrocious. However, T-Mobile is still doing all it can to win back its customers by revamping its prepaid plans to allow for unlimited data, launching cutting edge handsets, and now allowing unlimited calling over wireless networks.

TmoNews has gotten hold of a screenshot that shows that calls over wireless networks will be completely free from tomorrow (May 11th).

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Right now you can make calls over a wireless network, which is useful where your data coverage is poor, but on the flipside, it cuts into your in-plan minutes. Logically this always seemed unfair, since the wireless network you are on is ostensibly not connected with T-Mobile in any way. In fact, it is likely that you are paying twice for this "service," once for your wireless network and once for your T-Mobile in-plan minutes.

T-Mobile has rectified this seemingly unfair situation by allowing users on the Even More, Even More Plus, and 4G Do More plans with "capable phones" to make unlimited calls for free wherever they are connected to a wireless network.

In the next few days, customers with capable devices and on the appropriate plans will receive an SMS directing them to T-Mobile.com to add the feature.

Source: TmoNews

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • http://iandouglas.com ian douglas

    It would be awesome to find a list of devices that will support this.

    • Christo Acosta

      I'm not familiar with any consolidated lists, but just google "UMA" (for Blackberries) or "WiFi Calling" (for Android) to find phones... Both features have now been out for a while, however up until the 11th (presumably), they've counted towards your minutes like any other calls on the network...

  • Paul

    The T-Mobile G2 supports wifi calling. I think my wifes Mytouch 3G slide also supports it just recently.

  • ryan

    How nice of them to not charge you for not using their network.

  • drepope100

    Contrary to popular belief, I believe T-Mobile is the best service provider because its always trying to please its customers. Although T-Mobile may soon be consumed by atat, it seems like Magenta is scrambling to keep their doors open.

  • Naa

    Is this feature available on Nexus S (T-Mobile)? If yes, please help.

  • http://eonphone.com Mike

    I had been using something called http://eonphone.com. It worked for me, but maybe the wireless companies are learning. I wonder if AT&T will keep this policy.

    They were a monopoly once, so it would not be surprising if they remained greedy.