T-Mobile announced earlier this week that it will be releasing its DIGITS service to all interested users later this month. Through it, subscribers will be able to use a single phone number across multiple devices, for example. It will also allow the use of multiple phone numbers on a single device.
DIGITS has been in beta testing since 2015 but is set to go live on May 31st, according to this recent announcement.
DIGITS Should Help Expand the Powers of the Already Common Phone Number
One of the main features of the DIGITS service is its ability to ‘move’ a phone number across devices. Namely, thanks to it, subscribers will be able to utilize a single number on either a phone, tablet, wearable, or other such devices, without having to move their SIM card (when possible).
The service also works somewhat in reverse. It will also be able to accommodate multiple phone numbers on a single device without the need of using another SIM port. Thanks to this, users will be able to receive and send texts and phone calls from both their personal and professional numbers, for example.
According to Mike Sievert, the T-Mobile COO, DIGITS subscribers will also be able to port their own landline number to their account.
As part of its May 31 release, the service will come with a number of offers. For example, for a limited time only, both T-Mobile One and T-Mobile One Plus International users can get a DIGITS line for text and talk on their account for free. Interested subscribers can access the T-Mobile website, call their phone line, or visit a store for more information on this addition. Extra lines will cost $100.
DIGITS will come with an app, from which subscribers can access its services. Also, subscribers should first head to their T-Mobile App to unlock the service from the Usage and Plans section.
The DIGITS app will ensure compatibility with Android 5.0 devices upwards and iOS 9or later as well as on Mac or PCs via the Firefox and Chrome browsers. Samsung Galaxy6 or later and LG G5 devices or later support the service natively.
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