While the Nexus 4 might be Google’s most powerful Nexus handset to date, the lack of 4G LTE can be thought of as somewhat disappointing, but we guess it might not matter to some. Now it seems that if you were to get your hands on the T-Mobile version of the Nexus 4, you might be interested to learn (via TmoNews) that your phone will not support WiFi calling. We’re not sure why WiFi calling will not be supported, but if you were planning on dropping $200 for the Nexus 4 on contract with T-Mobile, it seems that paying $349 for the unlocked handset via Google Play might be a better option.
For those wondering what WiFi calling is, it basically allows T-Mobile subscribers to make phone calls using WiFi networks instead of cellular networks. This is particularly handy when your minutes are running out, since it does not bill you for those minutes used (only if you’re on the unlimited plan), plus it can also be useful in areas in which cellular reception is not particularly strong or erratic. It may or may not be a huge deal to some, but knowing that T-Mobile subscribers won’t have access to one of the carrier’s services could be something of a turn off.
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