T-Mobile: “Yeaaah, About That G2 OTA Rumor…”

Yesterday saw us reporting on an alleged OTA update that was said to be hitting a select few G2 users.  We mentioned that we didn’t have any official word from T-Mobile and that it should be considered unconfirmed.  A day later and now T-Mobile is talking about it.  What’s the deal with the update?  Phonescoop has the details for us.

“Wi-Fi Calling and tethering/Wi-Fi sharing are not currently supported on the T-Mobile G2. T-Mobile knows these features are important to consumers and we’re working to deliver them to G2 users in the future. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”

Working to deliver could be construed as being tested.  Sprinkling updates to a few devices sounds like a great way to start.  Realisitically, this might just be wishful thinking and conjecture.  The truth is G2 owners may need to wait a little longer before they see WiFi calling.

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  1. Gary
    October 13, 12:12 Reply

    This is one of those “Will never confirm not deny” press releases.

    They may very well have something in the works ready to roll out soon. This statement doesn’t speak against that in the least.

  2. Simon
    October 13, 16:23 Reply

    Isn’t tethering an Android2.2 feature?

  3. Pax
    October 13, 21:45 Reply

    I hate to say this, but I am going iPhone route. At least one knows what to expect. With Android and these carriers, it has been a torture.

  4. Knotty Bitz
    October 14, 19:17 Reply

    T-Mo is also going to throttle the speed on usage above 5 GB/mo. This gives them the interesting option of someday allowing you to tether “free” and “legit” – but charging you for unthrottled usage above the 5GB, perhaps in tiers. If that’s the approach they take, they could enforce it against everybody, even the third-party tethering app users.

    • Cae
      October 21, 22:51 Reply

      I’d be ok with that but wish they would just do it already. Allow ppl with a current unlimited data plan pay a small fee if they feel they are getting ripped off

  5. Cae
    October 21, 22:48 Reply

    Ok just cause I may be paranoid…. has anybody had success with tethering Tmobile Samsung Vibrant until the middle of October? I did & now a warning message says phone is not supported for tethering using Kies software. Is Tmobile on to me and cutting me off?

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