T-Mobile's DIGITS and #GetOutoftheRed plan both launch today

Last week, T-Mobile introduced a new feature intended to make it easier for others to reach you no matter which device you have in your pocket, or on your wrist. All T-Mobile numbers are being updated to support the feature. After you set it up, whenever someone calls your T-Mobile phone number, any connected device with the capability to take phone calls will ring (like another phone or certain connected smartwatches). While a second DIGITS line will cost you $10 a month normally, for a limited time only, T-Mobile One Plus subscribers will get that second DIGITS line for free.

T-Mobile has released a video that shows how to setup DIGITS on certain Samsung and LG handsets that offer a built-in application. You'll find it at the top of this story. In a nutshell, all you need to do to activate the new DIGITS feature on these phones is:

  • Make sure your handset is running the latest version of Android available to it. If not, you need to update the device.
  • Open the T-Mobile app on your phone, and go to plans and services.
  • Click on the DIGITS tile and unlock it.
  • Receive a pop-up message that says multi-line settings is enabled.
  • On your phone, go to Settings > Multi-line settings. Use your T-Mobile ID to sign into your T-Mobile Account.
  • Once you sign in, your DIGITS are authenticated.

Call T-Mobile, or bring the handset to your local store if you are having problems activating the feature.

We should also mention that today is also the launch of T-Mobile's #GetOutoftheRed plan that is aimed at Verizon subscribers using the Apple iPhone 6s or newer, and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. With this promotion, you are switching to T-Mobile and the latter is paying off the balance of what you owe on your phone's Verizon installment plan (via a pre-paid MasterCard or virtual pre-paid MasterCard). You will have to cover your phone by signing up for T-Mobile’s Premium Device Protection Plus at a rate of $15 per month.

After you agree to switch, simply pop in a T-Mobile SIM card on your eligible iPhone or Pixel model, and you are now a T-Mobile subscriber. This plan is available now, for a limited time only.

source: T-Mobile



4. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Another restriction is your device has to have been on Verizon financing for more than 60 days. So if you just barely bought that pixel or iPhone you're not eligible or have to wait and hope the deal is still available when your 60 days is reached.

3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

T-Mobile numbers might be updated to support Digits, but it will only work if you have the One or One Plus plans, it's not available for other plans.

5. thxultra

Posts: 495; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Works with any t-mobile number. You get a free digits line with one of the t-mobile one plans (I forget which one). Extra digits lines are $10.

2. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

since day one of the beta program, i could not pickup from my degits device when incoming call came in, would ring once then straight to my voicemail, but worked ok when making calls...but just a few days incoming calls work, am able to pick up and answer...really liking that im able to use my pc and any android device to send txt and make/answer calls

1. thxultra

Posts: 495; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

really like digits. Nice to be able to text from my pc, ipad. Also like the fact I can mirror my number to my smart watch. I know google voice does this but then I need another number. T-Mobile did a nice job with digits.

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