T-Mobile and Sprint want to let you share a number across devices too

T-Mobile and Sprint want to let you share a number across devices too
Many people have multiple devices these days, but carriers have traditionally wanted to get as many individual subscriptions as possible, which ends up meaning multiple SIM cards and multiple phone numbers for each device. Google Voice attempted to give users a better way, but few people jumped on that. AT&T announced something close with "NumberSync", and now T-Mobile and Sprint want to offer a better way to let you share a number across devices.

Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile started off by taking a shot at AT&T's NumberSync service. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said:


T-Mobile didn't give much more info on the plans, but the end result should be to allow users to share one phone number across devices and SIM cards. 

Of course, Sprint didn't want to be left out either, and told Re/code that it is also "exploring offering a service that would allow a customer’s smartphone, tablet and other devices to share a single phone number."

No one has details right now, but we should find out more soon enough. 

source: Re/code

FEATURED VIDEO

7 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sounds awesome to me. I have 3 phones, but switching the SIM around is not only a PITA, but phones aren't designed to constantly have the SIM taken out and put back in.

2. monoke

Posts: 1115; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I can understand why carriers have not done this in the past. But yep, for those with multiple devices, this is such a win. I can finally dust off my crappy 4s lol.

3. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm thinking 2 words. Smart Watch This movement can really open doors to LTE variants

4. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

This was something when I asked T-Mobile back in 2006 or 2007 the customer rep bluntly told me that T-Mobile considers such thing illegal. I told her that there were carriers in UK that charged a small fee for this service, but she wouldn't take it. Not so illegal anymore, lol..

6. discharge unregistered

T mobile did this I did this with a Motorola razr v3 and a slider phone and worked strange that rep said such a thing??

7. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I tried doing this but didn't work. I needed this because at that time I was working in construction and I wanted to use a flip phone for work and another phone that I had for just everything else.

5. discharge unregistered

I remember the days of flip phones I did this already with t mobile!! But with smartphones ya cool I'm down for that cool idea

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.