May 3, 2007

T-Mobile to launch cellphones that can roam Wi-Fi hotspots

T-Mobile is planning a national launch of cellphones that can roam on Wi-Fi hotspots. The WSJ reports.

"T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest U.S. wireless operator, is planning a national launch this summer of cellphones that can roam on Wi-Fi hotspots in homes and coffee shops, carrying calls over the Web to improve indoor reception and help customers save on monthly cellular minutes.

The service, known as Hotspot at Home, has been in trial in Seattle for a few months and the carrier is ready to roll it out nationwide as early as mid-June, people familiar with the matter say. The phones that currently work with the service are models made by Nokia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co."

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