Wi-Fi calling

Tri-band variant of Sprint Galaxy S4 receiving update to enable Wifi Calling

Tri-band variant of Sprint Galaxy S4 receiving update to enable Wifi Calling

Andrew Martonik 24

The tri-band Galaxy S4 (that's the one with Sprint Spark capabilities) is the latest Sprint device to get the recently-introduced Wifi CallingSprint update to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 adds Wi-Fi Calling") feature. This means after the update you'll be able to make completely free calls when connected to Wifi without the potential of using up your minutes if you don't have an unlimited talk...

Republic Wireless offers unlimited everything for $19 a month, but is it too good to be true?

Republic Wireless offers unlimited everything for $19 a month, but is it too good to be true?

Jerry Hildenbrand 52

Republic Wireless has been kicking around in beta form for about a year now, and they have recently allowed me to spend some time with their phone and their service. I'll admit, I went into it all a bit skeptical. I understand the phone choice (the lowly Motorola Defy XT) is far from ideal for an Android power user, but that's not what had me scrutinizing things so closely. It was the...

Software patch coming to T-Mobile HTC One S to address Wifi calling battery drain

Software patch coming to T-Mobile HTC One S to address Wifi calling battery drain

Jerry Hildenbrand 2

HTC and T-Mobile have a fix in the works to address the battery drain issues while the HTC One S is using Wifi calling. There's no real detail about what the issue is, but AC member venious, who has been using the One S since Day 1, thinks that while on a call using the Wifi calling feature, the battery is drained more than normal. So far, battery life has not been a major concern...

LG dual-screen slider with T-Mobile branding caught at Kineto Wireless event

LG dual-screen slider with T-Mobile branding caught at Kineto Wireless event

Jerry Hildenbrand 19

Ever want a split-keyboard, dual screen slider phone that runs Android?  You're in luck, because it looks like LG is making one and it is headed to T-Mobile.  There's not a lot known just yet, other than it's thick, and two of the eight "shortcut" icons in the secondary display are user programmable.  The fact that Kineto, the people behind wifi calling for Android, were showing it off...

MyTouch HD shows us a peek at WiFi calling, and sky-high benchmark scores

Jerry Hildenbrand 21

The T-Mobile MyTouch HD (or is the the MyTouch 4G?) makes an appearance once again, this time to show off some under the hood power and some WiFi calling magic.  Above we see the unrooted, stock myTouch pulling off a Quadrant benchmark score of 1890.  I'll pause to let that settle in for a bit.  And we're back, with a most respectable (read: pretty darn fast) Linpack score of 34.34 (...