See the full article (no wsj.com subscription required) for details. I suspect the recent stimulus/response events in this industry had a lot to do with Apple's iPhone price cut.
Critics of the current U.S. wireless phone system have long advocated for a single phone that could make calls over a variety of wireless networks, without requiring users to jump through hoops.
Well, one of the American phone carriers, T-Mobile USA, has taken a step toward that ideal. It’s offering inexpensive phones that can make voice calls over either the company’s regular cell network or almost any Wi-Fi wireless network, including those inside your homes; open, password-free networks outside your home and T-Mobile’s system of 8,500 U.S. Wi-Fi hot spots in places like Starbucks shops.