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CeBIT 2016: Deutsche Telekom and Samsung present Wi-Fi Calling

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  • Wi-Fi Calling will expand the mobile communications network to places without sufficient network coverage
  • Calls can be made without the need for additional apps
  • Billed as domestic calls on the customer's mobile phone bill

Making cell phone calls with no mobile communications network: Deutsche Telekom and its partner Samsung will show how this is possible on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge at CeBIT 2016. With Wi-Fi Calling, users can make mobile calls via Wi-Fi, even in places where there is no mobile coverage. Typical places for this might be underground parking lots, basements, and buildings with poor reception. All Wi-Fi access points and public HotSpots can be used to make calls.

Wi-Fi Calling will be available in the future as a free add-on option. All the user needs is a Deutsche Telekom terminal device that is Wi-Fi Calling-enabled. No additional costs are incurred for calls via Wi-Fi. These calls are billed based on the user's mobile rate plan. The service will be integrated into selected devices, with no need to install an additional app. The market launch of Wi-Fi Calling is planned for during this year.

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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has around 225,200 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 69.2 billion in the 2015 financial year – around 64 percent of it outside Germany.

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As one of the leading global ICT service providers, T-Systems supplies integrated solutions for business customers. These are based on global offerings in fixed-network and mobile communications, highly secure data centers, a unique cloud infrastructure built around standardized platforms and global partnerships, and top security in line with the strictest German data protection regulations, as demanded by our customers. With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 46,000 employees, and external revenue of 7.1 billion euros (2015), T-Systems is the ideal partner for digital transformation. Alongside traditional ICT services, T-Systems' portfolio also offers cloud access, custom infrastructure, and platforms and software from the cloud, alongside innovation projects in future business areas such as big data, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Industry 4.0.

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