After some altering, it looks like T-Mobile's Nexus 4 won't support Wi-Fi calls

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Will the Nexus 4 support Wi-Fi calling? Probably not
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T-Mobile's version of the Google Nexus 4 has stirred up its own amount of intrigue ever since early November reports indicated the device wouldn't support Wi-Fi calling.

A report that surfaced Monday shed some doubt on that declaration, though a subsequent check appears to back the initial no Wi-Fi thinking.

Claims that the Nexus 4 would indeed support Wi-Fi looked to come straight from T-Mobile's support website, where Android news source TalkAndroid seemed to have spotted some crucial details.

According to TalkAndroid, T-Mobile's site revealed that the Nexus 4 would support Wi-Fi calling as long as customers were willing to acquire a special GBA SIM card and "register a 9-1-1 address."

The only problem with this claim is that the T-Mobile support site doesn't actually carry that information. Not anymore, at least.

Did T-Mobile mess up?

A quick search on the T-Mobile support page (opens in new tab) reveals that Wi-Fi calling is actually not supported on the Nexus 4.

The page reads simply, "We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this device," under the heading "Wi-Fi Calling - Not supported."

But a glance at the page's byline reveals that it was modified on Nov. 12 at 10:33 a.m.

TechRadar reached out to T-Mobile for comment, and a spokesperson for the carrier confirmed that though TalkAndroid has yet to update its article, the support page in question was indeed altered to reflect the more accurate information - that the Nexus 4 will not support Wi-Fi calling on T-Mobile.

Digging around

The Google Nexus 4 will be made by LG for Google, but Wi-Fi calling apps are normally specific to each carrier.

However, at this time it seems clear that the Nexus 4 will not support the feature on T-Mobile.

T-Mobile first brought Wi-Fi calls to Android devices in October 2010, though the function was already available on BlackBerry and Nokia devices.

Via TalkAndroid

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.


Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for Playboy.com, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.