T-Mobile had their Uncarrier 7.0 event today. They covered a lot of ground. John Legere who’s known for not holding anything back covered a lot of ground They spoke about how August 2014 was the most successful month for T-Mobile. The Uncarrier 7.0 event was mostly focused on WiFi and the availability and use of WiFi on the T-Mobile network. You can read more detailed features below.
Specifically, the Un-carrier announced:
Wi-Fi calling and texting for 100% of T-Mobile customers and business customers
o 100% of new smartphones in T-Mobile stores are Wi-Fi calling and texting capable.
With Wi-Fi Un-leashed, T-Mobile announced that it’s lighting up Wi-Fi calling and texting for every Simple Choice customer on every new smartphone it sells. Now 100% of new smartphones in T-Mobile stores will be Wi-Fi calling and texting capable, and 100% of T-Mobile customers will be able to get a Wi-Fi calling and texting capable smartphone if they don’t already have one. To make it easier for customers to take advantage of these new capabilities, T-Mobile is opening an exclusive enrollment window in JUMP!, the Un-carrier’s revolutionary upgrade program, so customers can immediately upgrade to a new Wi-Fi calling ready smartphone.
“Wi-Fi Un-leashed is a game changer. This is like adding millions of towers to our network in a single day,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “The difference between us and the traditional carriers is that they’ll do everything they can to make more money off you. We’ll do everything we can to solve your problems, and today, that’s about uniting Wi-Fi with our data strong network for unprecedented coverage.”
Next-generation Wi-Fi calling and texting on its network
o Designed to deliver high-quality HD voice, fast call setup times, fewer dropped calls and seamless voice coverage between T-Mobile’s nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network and Wi-Fi with compatible smartphones.
Full-bars personal coverage wherever you choose
o The T-Mobile Personal CellSpot – a new device that enables everyone to put the capabilities of a personal T-Mobile tower in their house, delivering a full-bars T-Mobile experience ANYWHERE you have broadband, and equipped with a unique patent-pending technology that prioritizes voice calls for crystal clear HD Voice.
Coverage at 30,000 feet
o An exclusive, new partnership with Gogo – the world’s leading in-flight connectivity service – enabling T-Mobile customers to send and receive unlimited text and picture messages, and even get visual voicemail, on any Gogo-equipped flight on U.S.-based airlines. WiFi calls from abroad into the US states as well.[divider] [/divider]
So what does this mean for you? How can you enroll?
What T-Mobile hopes it means less dropped calls and more access all around. T-Mobile is offering an exclusive enrollment period for JUMP (for a limited time) for customers to bring in phones that don’t have WiFi capabilities and upgrade to a phone that does have WiFi calling and texting capabilities. More information on www.T-Mobile.com