T-Mobile Digits is finally ready to launch for all customers next week, offering the possibility to use one number across all devices.
The Uncarrier started teasing Digits back in October 2016, touting that it will beat AT&T’s NumberSync, then started testing the service in closed beta in December.
Thousands of users participated in the closed beta for T-Mobile Digits and the service is now finally ready for a wider release.
T-Mobile Digits Launch
In a video blog on Thursday, May 25, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert announced that Digits will launch on May 31 for all T-Mobile customers, eliminating the frustrating limitation of using multiple numbers for multiple phones.
Come May 31, all T-Mobile customers will have their phone numbers upgraded to T-Mobile Digits for free. Should customers want an additional Digits line, they’ll have to shell out $10 per month with AutoPay.
To further sweeten the deal, the Uncarrier is also throwing in a free extra Digits line for T-Mobile One Plus customers, albeit this offer will only be available for a limited time. At the same time, this second Digits line for T-Mobile One Plus users won’t go live automatically, as customers will have to head over to a T-Mobile retail store or call customer care to activate it.
T-Mobile Digits: How It Works
T-Mobile Digits aims to allow for a single phone number to work on several devices, as well as enable one device to support several phone numbers. Simply put, it sports the best features of AT&T NumberSync, Google Voice, iMessage and others such, and then takes things up a notch.
Having one phone number work across multiple devices means that users can start texting on their phone, for instance, then seamlessly continue right where they left off on their PC, tablet or wearable.
“Phone numbers are so yesterday — DIGITS are now,” says T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “Starting next week, T-Mobile doesn’t have phone numbers anymore — we have DIGITS. They’re your REAL T-Mobile phone number but with none of the old limits. DIGITS is another industry-shaking Un-carrier innovation aimed at changing wireless for good.”
Having multiple phone numbers on the same phone, meanwhile, can have its own benefits. Customers could more easily combine work and personal life without having to have separate phones, for instance. T-Mobile says that more than 30 million people in the United States have multiple phones, but Digits now eliminates the need to invest in separate devices and carry all of them around.
Customers will be able to use their T-Mobile Digits numbers on any Android or iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as on wearables and computers. The Digits upgrade applies to all T-Mobile customers, regardless of whether they’re on prepaid or postpaid plans.
To learn more about the new T-Mobile Digits upgrade, head over to the carrier’s support pages or check out the video blog announcement below. What are you most excited about? Being able to use one number across multiple devices, or being able to use multiple numbers on one device? Let us know in the comments section below.