T-Mobile bringing back unlimited Wi-Fi calls, adding two new features

Summary:A couple of internal T-Mobile documents have been leaked, revealing the return of a very useful feature along with the debut of a pair of new add-ons.

A couple of internal T-Mobile documents have been leaked, revealing the return of a very useful feature along with the debut of a pair of new add-ons.

According to the screenshots published by TmoNews, T-Mobile will bring back unlimited Wi-Fi calling on May 11. It's a fairly straightforward concept: T-Mobile customers can make phone calls over Wi-Fi without deducting from in-plan minutes. However, it will only be a free feature for subscribers with Even More, Even More Plus and 4G Do More rate plans.

Additionally, T-Mobile is expected to unveil Name ID. Basically, it's an enhanced version of caller ID that reveals not only the name and number, but also the city and state of unblocked numbers not stored in the phone's contacts. Such a feature already exists on some other smartphones (namely the iPhone), but it's still helpful to have.

Finally, T-Mobile is upgrading the Visual Voicemail service with Voicemail-to-Text, which is also very obvious. Users can opt to receive voicemails in SMS text form.  Both Name ID and Voicemail-to-Text are planned to be active starting on May 22.

[Image via TmoNews]

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Topics: Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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