T-Mobile U.S. announces Video Calling

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In the U.S., T-Mobile has announced the launch of ‘T-Mobile Video Calling’. T-Mobile Video Calling works from your smartphone’s dialer. There’s no need to search out, download, configure and register additional apps.

To use T-Mobile Video Calling, you place and receive calls as you normally would—simply choose either the video call button or voice call button.

On devices with T-Mobile Video Calling, small camera icons appear next to contacts with devices able to receive video calls. If the person you’re calling can’t take video calls, the video call icon is greyed out. T-Mobile state that they are working with others to bring built-in video calling across wireless networks.

T-Mobile state,

“You can make T-Mobile Video Calls to and from capable devices on any available LTE connection − using data straight from your high-speed data bucket − as well as over Wi-Fi. Like HD Voice calls, T-Mobile Video Calling moves seamlessly between LTE and Wi-Fi. And, if you move off LTE or Wi-Fi to a slower connection, your video call seamlessly switches over to a voice call. If you move back to LTE or Wi-Fi, switch it back to video with a single tap.”

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now have T-Mobile Video Calling available through simple software updates, while the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge updates will be available next week.

To update your Samsung device with Video Calling, go to Settings > “About Device” > “Software Update”.

T-Mobile say that by the end of the year, you’ll be able to make video calls on three more Video Calling-enabled devices, for a total of seven, although they don’t state what the three devices are.

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