T-Mobile DIGITS sets your mobile number free starting on May 31st



Last December, T-Mobile introduced DIGITS. This was a beta program that allowed you to share your mobile number with other connected devices. It also allowed more than one phone number to reach your mobile handset. Today, T-Mobile announced that it is taking the beta label off of the program. Starting on May 31st, the phone numbers belonging to every T-Mobile customer will be upgraded to DIGITS for free. A second DIGITS line can be added for $10 a month using Auto Pay.

Starting on May 31st, you can setup DIGITS so that when someone calls your T-Mobile phone, your connected smartwatch/tablet/computer also rings. With DIGITS, you can also use your laptap or tablet to send out a text. And for a limited time, anyone signing up for a T-Mobile One Plus plan with taxes and fees included, will get another DIGITS line for free. T-Mobile One Plus includes unlimited talk, text and high-speed data. Unlimited video is steamed in HD (U.S. only) and 10GB of high speed internet is available monthly from the T-Mobile hot spots that dot the land.

For business users, DIGITS allows a company to quickly set up a new employee with one number to cover all of his corporate devices. Consumers can replace a home landline with DIGITS. According to T-Mobile, 58 million American households still have a landline, with 43% saying that they would eliminate the line if they could. And anytime the need arises to hand out a phone number, you can play it safe by giving out the DIGITS number.


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source: T-Mobile

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19 Comments

1. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

This is awesome news been waiting for this so I can have my texts and phone calls go to my Samsung watch as well.

2. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

IOS devices have this functionality built in, no extra fees required. Love my Apple!

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

please don't be a troll and start a fanboy war here.

4. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Troll or not it is true..... Android fan boy, true techie loving great technology from anyone including Apple.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@QWIK - Then what is the name of the feature on the iPhone if it is true?

19. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

You are the one who's a clueless troll.

5. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"IOS has this fuctionality built in" I didn't know that... but I assume it doesn't work on Windows laptops/tablets and Android tablets. It only lives in its own ecosystem. Correct?

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If Apple had this, please tell me what it is called. Because The Apple Watch doesn't have cellular capabilities, so how exactly would it work?

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No its a feature provided by carriers. So I high;ly doubt Apple has this built into the phone because the Apple Watch would not benefit because it doesn't have cellular hardware.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@Torr312 - It's because it isn't lol!!!!

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Actually no they do not. Because the Apple Watch doesn't have cellular capabilities. Or maybe you didn't understand what TMO is doing. ATT started this I believe with the ability for 2 devices to share a single phone number. VZW and Sprint havent offered it yet. My phone already works with my watch. And since the Gear S has cellular capabilities, and its own phone number, I never miss a call because when my phone is not BT connected, all my phone calls and texts are forwarded to my watch. Even better. When I get home, when both device s are on the same wifi, it works the same way. The Apple Watch and iPhone do not work this way because the Apple Watch doesn't have cellular capabilities. So you actually have no idea what you are talking about.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

So if you turn your iPhone off you will still be able to make phone calls and send text from your watch?

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He's lying. The program that T-Mo is doing is similar to AT&T's NumberSync. It allows you to share a phone number between 2 devices as long as they are on the same network. https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/numbersync.html If you click there, ATT explains how the features works with an iPhone. If you have another device, that can use ATT's network, like for example, if you are an ATT/U-Verse customer, and the devices are connected on ATT's network or their WIFi network, you can have calls that would ring to your iPhone as an example, ring to your Android even if they don't have the same number. This is not call forwarding. what happens is, both devices would ring at the same time providing they offer this capability. Doesn't work with APple watch and the feature is not built into any phone, as far as I know. The feature is provided by carriers. The troll is high off sheep-shyte!

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

ATT has a program called NumberSync. It allows you to use the number with multiple devices, however I believe they all have to be on ATT's network. https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/numbersync.html If the iPhone has this built-in, then what is the name of it? I want to know!

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@TRain - You need to go an read the facts. It si not exactly the same. 1st - It only works with iOS. Also all devices must be logged into iCloud, which is its Achilles Heel. This also means it isn't cross-platform. What AT&T and T-Mo is offering will work regardless of platform, regardless if its an iPhone or not. What iOS 8+ has built-in is Apple limits proprietary B.S. which only works with iOS devices and is limited as well. Please make sure you actually understand the tech you are comparing, because when it comes to Apple, they don't share any technology. And then they don't even want to pay for anyone elses What ATT and TMo are offering exceeds what Apple had by miles. But I give you an E for Effort. That why the other poster said don't start a flame war. At least know what you are talking about. Like all Apple fans, they never do.

18. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Considering that the Apple watch doesn't have cellular connectivity your statement makes no sense. Also I will not have any extra fees there is only a extra fee if you want another number which I don't I just want the number on my phone mirrored to my watch. If the watch is by the phone this already works because the messages go over bluetooth (same as apple) I want to get my texts when my watch isn't near my phone and that is why I'm looking forward to Digits.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I beta tested digits on my Gear s3. It was rocky at first but after the kinks got worked out it worked like a charm... I could turn my phone off and still send and receive text, take and make calls all from my watch and my main number would still show up on the other person's device.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@ MrEVERYPHONE - The guy is talking about Apple Continuity - And it does not work the same. For Apple Continuity to work, the phone must be on...So I was right...Apple does not haver this! You can love all the tech you want, but if you dont even understand it, you have no idea what you are loving. Here is how Apple Continuity works. - All your iOS devices must be signed into iCloud. Which means you can't use it with any other non-iOS device, the devices have to be on an in iCloud, and it not cross-platform. In other words, it's Apple's proprietary limited BS. As per usual! All the devices must always be on. With what T-Mo and ATT offer, the only device that needs to be on, is the one the calls and texts are coming too. Any of the other devices can be off. This is the main different per AT&T How is NumberSync different from Apple Continuity (introduced in iOS 8)? NumberSync works even if your iPhone is turned off or your Apple devices are on different Wi-Fi networks. With NumberSync, the synced devices just need to have access to the Internet with a Wi-Fi, wired broadband, or AT&T mobile broadband.

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Lol... I know.. I just wanted to challenge the ridiculous statement and see what lies were going to come about...

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