Roamware Debuts Two Numbers Per SIM Service
A company called Roamware has announced the launch of a Temporary Number Service (TNS), which allows wireless network operators to temporarily provision an existing customer with a second, active number for their SIM card. TNS would let users who need two separate numbers access them from one device, rather than necessitating two devices or two SIM cards. In order to use the service, customers dial in a special code, select from several available temporary numbers, and then activate the service. Users can make/receive voice calls, as well as send/receive text messages from the temporary number. No information was provided about costs of the service, nor which network operators are allowing it.
T-Mobile Looks to Redefine the Phone Number with 'Digits'
T-Mobile today announced Digits, a new service that will let customers use the same phone number across multiple devices, or multiple numbers on a single device. The service makes use of T-Mobile's LTE network and works with virtually all connected devices, including phones, tablets, wearables, and computers.
AT&T's NumberSync Uses Same Number Across Devices
AT&T today announced NumberSync, a tool that will allow multiple devices (phone, tablet, smartwatch) to rely on a single phone number. The idea is to allow customers to make/receive phone calls and send/receive messages from the account holder's primary phone number, rather than several different numbers like those often assigned to SIM-enabled devices even if they aren't generally used for calls.
AT&T Brings WiFi Calling to Android Phones
AT&T today launched WiFi Calling on Android. Starting with the LG G4, AT&T customers will be able to make/receive calls and send/receive text messages via WiFi.
AT&T Debuts Free Spam Call Blocking
AT&T today announced AT&T Call Protect, a free service that automatically blocks and warns about fraudulent calls. AT&T says Call Protect is available to customers who have HD Voice service, and it only works in areas where HD Voice coverage is available.
Hasn't Nextel done that for years?