The Google Nexus 6 smartphone generally works on all major wireless carriers in the United States. But those who bought their Nexus 6 devices from T-Mobile will get to enjoy some additional custom features soon, including support for Wi-Fi calling.
According to a TMoNews report, the carrier is busy working on incorporating Wi-Fi calling on its Nexus 6 devices before the end of the first quarter of this year. And based on a tweet made by one of T-Mobile's senior product spokesperson, Wi-Fi calling is definitely under development and the carrier is hoping to roll it out within this quarter.
Earlier this year in January, T-Mobile has already announced that the Nexus 6 will include support for the carrier's 700 MegaHertz LTE bands via a software update, which is expected to deployed within the first half of 2015.
The T-Mobile spokesperson also made clear that not all of the new features of the carrier's edition of the Nexus 6 device will be deployed in one single update. On the contrary, features like the Wi-Fi calling, support for 700 MegaHertz, and even Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calling will be rolled out in different stages. Be that as it may, T-Mobile is hoping to complete all updates before we get to 2015's second half.
Back when T-Mobile first announced its Wi-Fi unleashed Uncarrier move, it had stated that all handsets sold from the carrier would be able to support Wi-Fi calling. However at that time, the Nexus 6 was the sole exception. The carrier, of course, promised then that a software update for the Nexus 6 was under way. As indicated in the TMoNews report, T-Mobile has finally made good on that promise.
So far, Nexus 6 users under T-Mobile are surely getting some love from the carrier this year. Just barely a month ago, T-Mobile had announced discounts for the Nexus 6. Specifically, the carrier is handing out nearly $50 discounts on both the 32 gigabyte edition and the 64 gigabyte edition of the Google smartphone. Indeed, the Midnight Blue colored 32 gigabyte edition of the device used to be sold for $649, but buyers can now get it for only $601 upfront. As for the blue colored 64 gigabyte edition, its price has now gone down from $699 to $651.
Released in November last year, the Google Nexus 6 continues to attract new buyers. Because it is made by Google, it is easy to why people are interested in owning the device. But based on specifications alone, the phablet truly impresses. Aside from being the flagship mobile phone of the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 has a 6-inch Quad HD display screen, a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, a 2-megapixel camera on the front, a 2.7 GigaHertz quad-core chip set (with 3 gigabytes of random access memory), and a 3,220 mAh battery (withTurbo Charging).
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