We certainly don’t like to bring bad news, but it looks like yesterday’s reports of a G2 OTA update may have been premature. T-Mobile has issued a statement which indicates that the G2 will eventually get Wi-Fi calling and tethering capabilities sometime in the future. While we don’t doubt some of the reports that popped up yesterday, it looks like T-Mobile isn’t exactly ready to roll out these new Wi-Fi capabilities to all G2 users.
As we mentioned yesterday, we’d be surprised if T-Mobile decided to give the G2 these new features before the launch of the new myTouch. Why give something away for free when they could easily use it as a key selling point for a new handset?
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.T-Mobile Support