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Has the new T-Mobile and Google deal tempted you to join the un-carrier?

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Well before it acquired/merged with Sprint, T-Mobile attempted to compete with the major U.S. cellular carriers with creative pricing strategies and customer loyalty programs. Still, it may have just scored its biggest coup yet, at least as far as Android fans are concerned. Earlier this week, the company announced a partnership with Google that will see more Google products and services in T-Mobile stores and on devices that T-Mobile sells. This includes Google Messages and Google One being preloaded as officially supported apps on T-Mobile Android phones and greater visibility for Pixel phones at T-Mobile stores. T-Mobile is even shuttering its own streaming service in favor of YouTube TV.

Naturally, these moves caught the attention of our hawk-eyed Android faithful over on the AC forums:

Tmobile devices will get Android messages as default message app going forward. https://gizmodo.com/t-mobile-will-make-google-messages-its-default-messagin-1846578155

mustang7757

I'm curious if this will have any benefit for Google Fi customers since GFi used Sprint and T-Mobile. Now that it's just TM are we technically their customers?

Smokeaire01

Wow! T-mobile forges on. :)

BerryBubbles

I use Android Messages anyways but they need to add the ability to pin messages to the top. That would make the Android Messages app complete IMHO.

tube517

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Jeramy Johnson
Jeramy Johnson

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.

2 Comments
  • I will keep T-Mobile, but I still prefer to buy my devices separately from my mobile carrier.
  • Well, that's one way to run me off...a closer partnership w/Google. I hate Google.