T-Mobile US launches virtual number service DIGITS

Thursday 8 December 2016 | 08:45 CET | News

T-Mobile US has introduced a virtual number service, called DIGITS. The number works across any connected device and allows users also to have multiple numbers on the same device, such as work and personal numbers. 

DIGITS also prioritizes calls from the phone over other data so calls are better quality than OTT voice services. The service is made possible by an upgrade of the core network and IMS, T-Mobile said.  

T-Mobile is working with device makers to have DIGITS runs natively on phones; the Samsung Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are the first to support the service. DIGITS is also available through an app for iOS and Android as well as via browsers on PCs or Mac computers. T-Mobile is inviting customers to test the new service in a beta programme, ahead of a planned commercial launch next year. 

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