AT&T receives FCC waiver, to roll out Wi-Fi calling

Oct. 07, 2015 11:29 AM ETAT&T Inc. (T)TBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor9 Comments
  • After calling out the FCC in public, AT&T (T +0.9%) has received what had been a stalled waiver that now allows it to begin offering Wi-Fi calling on its iPhones.
  • The company had applied for a waiver in June from rules regarding support for hearing- and speech-impaired users under TTY, but a comment cycle passed without it being granted.
  • The company's grateful, says its Jim Cicconi, but: "At the same time we are left scratching our heads as to why the FCC still seems intent on excusing the behavior of T-Mobile and Sprint, who have been offering these services without a waiver for quite some time."
  • The FCC seems to be skipping enforcement action and inviting T-Mobile and Sprint to apply for similar waivers, Cicconi said.

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