Rogers confirms Wi-Fi calling coming to their iPhones in iOS 8

Rogers has confirmed that it will support Apple's plans to offer Wi-Fi phone calls via iOS 8 in Canada, following the announcement that T-Mobile will do the same in the U.S.

In an official statement, Rogers said:

We'll support the iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling feature when it becomes available in Canada. In the meantime, Rogers customers using the Rogers One Number service on their computer, tablet or smartphone can already make calls over Wi-Fi. They can video chat with other Rogers One Number users or call any Canadian number for free, no matter where they are.

Apple revealed the Wi-Fi calling feature for iOS 8 as part of its "one more thing" collection of features that the company didn't have time to talk about during Monday's 2014 WWDC keynote address. So far, no other wireless carriers in North America have announced they plan to join T-Mobile and Rogers in their support of this feature.

How do you do feel about this new feature being supported by T-Mobile in the U.S. and Rogers in Canada? Will such support help customers in getting better and more reliable calls compared to using cellular services?

Source: iPhone in Canada

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.