AT&T will embrace Wi-Fi calling in 2015, according to a top-level executive.
The carrier has long been a proponent of Wi-Fi and already partners with companies to offer public Wi-Fi areas for customers, noted Ralph de la Vega, CEO of the company's mobility and enterprise business.
Still, he sees Wi-Fi calling as a complement to AT&T's core service -- not as a way to boost network coverage.
"We don't have a burning desire or need for coverage," de la Vega said Friday at an investor conference. "Other operators with less coverage may pursue it more aggressively."