T-Mobile unleashes Uncarrier 7.0 – Wi-Fi calling and texting for everyone plus free messaging in domestic flights
Did you really think that this week would belong only to Apple? While, the unveiling of two new iPhones and the Apple Watch was certainly a huge news, it’s not the only one worth your attention as T-Mobile has something important to announce too. The revolutionary carrier revealed on Wednesday the details of the 7th phase of its Uncarrier initiative – it includes Wi-Fi calling and texting plus free wireless internet in domestic flights.
T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0 – What’s New
In fact, Wi-Fi calling is not a new service, but from now on, it will be available for free for all postpaid customers and every smartphone sold by T-Mobile will be capable of Wi-Fi calling and texting out of the box. If you own a device that lacks this feature, you can upgrade it quick and easy via T-Mobile’s JUMP upgrade program.
Wi-Fi calling and texting means that you will be able to use Wi-Fi network to make calls and send texts even when cellular connectivity is unavailable. To make accessing Wi-Fi network at home easier, T-Mobile will provide its customers with Personal CellSpot, an ASUS-made Wi-Fi router for a deposit of $25.
This is not the end of good news. T-Mobile teamed up with Gogo to let customers send in-flight messages using the plane’s Wi-Fi network. In other words, you won’t have to wait until you land to respond to a text.
In a typically T-Mobile-like fashion, the company’s CEO John Legere devoted a few minutes to boast about the networks latest successes. To emphasize that they are moving ahead of competition, Legere announced that August was a great month for the company as 2.7 million new customers joined the network.
Whether you are T-Mobile’s fan or not, you certainly can’t deny that the network is going out of its way to please its existing customers and attract new ones. While the offer seems to be aimed mostly at younger audience, it goes without saying that it’s probably the most attractive you can currently find on the market. Unless there is some catch we are unaware of at the moment (and we have no reason to think there is), Uncarrier 7.0 can cost other carriers quite a few customers.
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