T-Mobile Slaps us Down and Puts Us In our Place - sort of
In our article here
, published early yesterday morning, we posted a rumor that was flying around the "circuit" that the recently released G2 was going to be receiving OTA updates that would allow it to use UMA. Makes sense, we thought, since a.) the T-Mobile network is already set up for Wi-Fi for phone calls; and b.) Froyo (which is the cute name for Android 2.2) has UMA in its coding already, and c.) T-Mobile customers want Wi-Fi calling.
Not so Fast,
says the big Pink and Grey!
In a statement issued today, Tmo said: "Wi-Fi Calling and tethering/Wi-Fi sharing are not currently supported on the T-Mobile G2. T-Mobile knows these features are important to consumers and we're working to deliver them to G2 users in the future. We have nothing further to announce at this time."
So, if you're waiting for the ota - you can go back to what you were doing previously. T-Mobile knows these features are important to you, and they are working on getting them to you . . . someday . . .