On Thursday T-Mobile announced that they are now officially supporting video calling and they’ve made it dead simple to use. The service works straight from the dialer and it uses your traditional carrier phone number to make the call.
First, T-Mobile Video Calling works right out-of-the-box from your smartphone’s dialer. There’s no need to search out, download, configure and register additional apps.
Just like FaceTime, a video icon will appear next to your contacts to indicate that they are capable of taking video calls. The feature works over both LTE and Wi-Fi, however data will come out of your high-speed data bucket. And, if you move onto a slower connection, say “4G” HSPA+, the call will simply hand over to a normal voice call.
As of today, video calling is supported on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. Updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be available next week.
However, the company doesn’t mention any support for the iPhone, though the company plans on adding video calling to three more of its handsets by the end of the year.