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Mobile Minute: Wi-Fi calling could come to Sprint

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Sprint could be the next major carrier to offer free calling over Wi-Fi. T-Mobile US has offered Wi-Fi calling for several years on certain phones, and now Android Central is reporting that Sprint is preparing to launch Wi-Fi calling on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the Samsung Galaxy S Mega, as well as on future Android devices that support Android 4.2 and better. Sprint training documents apparently detail the plan, and say that Wi-Fi calls will only work when a CDMA signal is present, in order to ensure access to 9-1-1. Users will not be able to move between Wi-Fi and CDMA on the same call, and the service will only work in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports (nbreports.com). At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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