It seems as though T-Mobile is speeding up on this whole UnCarrier thing. Speaking in San Francisco — not in Vegas, where the other carriers are hanging out at CTIA — CEO John Legere and Friends announced its latest move: Free WiFi calling and texting to all customers and corporate accounts. From here on out, every smartphone the carrier sells will come with the capability, and if you don’t have one already, you’re eligible to get one through T-Mobile’s Jump early upgrade program.
On top of this, T-Mobile is announcing a special partnership with Gogo which lets customers send in-flight messages using the plane’s WiFi network. You can also access your visual voicemail as well, which means you can at least reply to the sender of that message via text and let them know you’ll get back to them after your flight. Granted, you still don’t have the ability to get free data through Gogo, but it’ll still be a fantastic chance to stay in constant communication with the ground below you.