G2 to gain WiFi calling + tethering tomorrow

If you’re lucky enough to rock a T-mobile G2, then you’ll be super-chuffed to hear that, come tomorrow, T-mobile will roll out an over-the-air update that will enable both WiFi calling and tethering on the handset, along with some other (unknown) updates.

T-mo news have found a page describing the update, which — strangely enough — says that the tethering feature shouldn’t be advertised as available just yet, as they don’t have a tethering plan… even though they do.

The WiFi calling feature allows users to make and receive calls and SMS using their WiFi network, rather than the mobile network. The calls and SMS still count toward your plan, but it’s a good way to extend the reach of the network in areas with patchy reception.

In case you’re curious, the feature comes in the form of an app, rather than a seamless Android integration.

I’m interested to see how well this feature works, so, if you use the WiFi calling, I’d love it if you could tell me all about it in the comments below.

[via Android Community]