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Verizon is Adding Wi-Fi Calling in 2015

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Following last week’s announcement that iPhones would support Wi-Fi Calling, and that T-Mobile would get it right away, all the other carriers have been forced to make their plans for the service known. Lo, Verizon will get the service, albeit, a little reluctantly. Fierce Wireless reports the comments of Verizon CFO Fran Shammo which echo the comments of who like AT&T CEO Ralph de La Vega. Both execs claim that they don’t need to let their customers make mobile phone calls over the internet because their cellular service is so infallibly good. Shammo, according to Fierce Wireless: “He said Verizon needs to do “some technological work in our network to make it available,” and it should come around the middle of next year. However, he said Wi-Fi calling was “never a top priority” for Verizon. “We built our voice platform so extensively [that] there was never a need for us to tell our customers, ‘Oh, our network is not good enough so you need to go on Wi-Fi to complete your call.'”

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.