T-Mobile Reaches Wi-Fi Milestone

T-Mobile, the first major carrier to offer Wi-Fi calling, today announced it logs 1.6 million Wi-Fi calls per month, what it calls a new milestone for the industry. T-Mobile makes this service available from open Wi-Fi access points across the globe, helping organizations – from large enterprises to small businesses – reduce domestic and international wireless minute usage, which may result in significant cost savings.

T-Mobile today unveiled its new Solution Providers program, a cooperative effort between T-Mobile and best-in-class WLAN resellers/system integrators to ensure customers are both optimized for UMA and have voice-optimized Wi-Fi networks. The program provides customers with a broader solution set and additional expertise that complements T-Mobile’s existing Wi-Fi calling products and services. Further, the telco says the collaborative engagement provides customers with a streamlined experience, thereby offering the opportunity for both cost savings and increased efficiencies.

“While some are just now jumping onto the Wi-Fi calling bandwagon, we’ve long offered our customers the freedom to make calls from almost anywhere while keeping costs down. We’re excited about the adoption of Wi-Fi technology and are continuing to look for ways to optimize the experience for our customers — from Wi-Fi Calling with MobileOffice to our new T-Mobile Solution Providers program,” said Femi Lakeru, vice president, Business Sales at T-Mobile USA.

To further improve productivity and reduce telecom costs, T-Mobile also offers Wi-Fi Calling with MobileOffice, an exclusive service that enables organizations to extend their desktop phone functionality to a mobile device. T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling with MobileOffice uses the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) to mobilize PBX systems, bringing office phone features to BlackBerry smartphones.

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