I tried doing the same in Spain and I didn't work.
I was able to login and use T-Mobile digits using my Google voice account, it is working perfectly over 4G LTE
Unfortunately there is not a great solution at the moment and is something we are working to fix. The number validation on your phone is one area that doesn't allow for an international number so getting past that is going to be a little difficult. Also you really want the app to start up in data mode but right now the app knows that it is on a phone so it wants to by default be in cellular mode.
It is something we are working on, but will probably be a while before we get to optimizing for this scenario.
Best bet as a work around is to enter your T-Mobile phone number into the number validation screen while your T-Mobile SIM is in the device. In setting switch to data mode and then do a SIM swap. It may work, but no guarantees.
I tried that and it didn't work, The best thing is to use Google voice that way you can get the text message and it will work perfectly as long you only use the data option,
that is what I am doing with Vodafone in Europe
did you try this with the latest version? There have been some changes which is why I thought this should work.
I am unable to do the SIM swap in the S5 since it requires removing the battery. I also do not have a Google Voice account (specific phone number) to use, but I came up with a semi decent work around... The work around I did was this using my secondary phone (S5) with my international SIM (Claro BR):
- Prior to logging into DIGITS, I turned off mobile data
- Logged into DIGITS using my primary phone number; not the international number of the SIM in the phone
- Applied the validation code I got on my primary phone
- Once logged in, it appeared that DIGITS assumed my SIM card in the secondary phone (international) is my primary SIM card (T-Mobile)
The only thing that is not working as expected is the calling feature, both incoming and outgoing. Texts worked, contacts were visible, and I could see missed calls.
This is not the ideal situation, but it might work for what I need it for.
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