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Friday October 02, 2015

AT&T Accuses Rivals Of Launching Wi-Fi Calling Without FCC Approval

AT&T has sent a letter to the FCC accusing its competitors of launching WiFi calling without approval. T-Mobile CEO John Legere didn't seem to concerned.

In a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler seen by The Verge, AT&T's legal SVP James Cicconi says that T-Mobile and Sprint started offering Wi-Fi calling services despite the commission not having granted a waiver for TTY (teletypewriter) support; Cicconi says AT&T faced a "Hobson's choice" of either following its competitors' lead or developing a technical alternative while asking the FCC for a temporary waiver. TTY can be less reliable on certain Wi-Fi networks.