As reported through Fierce Wireless, G.O. service AT&T is delaying a public release of the Wi-Fi Calling function over the verdict to look forward to a waiver through The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that may briefly relieve the corporate of having to enhance choices for deaf and tough-of-listening to folks.
Attempting to allow the function on iPhones operating iOS 9.0 or later through flipping the Wi-Fi Calling transfer in Settings → Phone to the ON place yields a “Wi-Fi Calling isn't but to be had. It shall be coming quickly” message.
“This earlier Friday, September 25, used to be the date on which AT&T meant to introduce Wi-Fi calling products and services in festival with different competition out there, specifically T-Mobile and Sprint,” AT&T wrote in its submitting. “Those providers were providing Wi-Fi calling products and services for a vital duration of time, smartly over a yr on Android units and for months on iOS units. Neither of the ones providers has approached the FCC to request a waiver of the TTY regulations. Because the fee has now not granted AT&T’s waiver petition, we don't seem to be able to offer Wi-Fi calling products and services to our consumers even whilst our competition supply the ones products and services in defiance of the fee’s regulations.”As discussed within the letter, AT&T had first of all deliberate on launching its Wi-Fi calling carrier at the similar day — September 26 — on which the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale in the USA.
AT&T’s additional requests FCC to recognize RTT as an alternative choice to TTY for deaf and tough-of-listening to consumers. The service’s TTY community will probably be in a position for deployment by way of early subsequent week.