This hack has been around awhile. Since I never had T-Mobile, I didn’t look much into it. So for the readers with T-Mobile cellular service, this post might be of interest to you.
Those with T-Mobile with my-Faves can get unlimited free calls when you combined with Grand Central. Grand Central, owned by Google, gives you a free local number that can relay all numbers to your one free local number.
How does it work?
Since my-Faves let you pick any five numbers to call/receive unlimited free calls, you just need to get a number from Grand Central and use that as one of your my-Faves numbers. Then give the GrandCentral number to all your friends as your new official number.
Steps to get free inbound calls.
- Get an account at GrandCentral. It was free before, but now you need an invitation. Maybe you can ask by commenting below or check out this post at Slickdeals or Fatwallet to ask for an invite. I believe you can also go the website and reserve a number.
- Now add the number from GrandCentral to your myFaves list.
- Sign into your GrandCentral account, and redirect all calls to your cell phone number.
- Make GrandCentral Caller ID settings to “Display my GrandCentral number”. How come? Because every call to your GrandCentral number will be counted by t-Mobile as one your my-Faves five since you have assigned the grand central number to unlimited free calls.
Calling outbound for free unlimited minutes is a little hassle. If you are running low on your minutes, tell your friends to leave a short voicemail. Have all your friends leave a very short message. Anytime you want to call one of them, listen to the specific voicemail, and GrandCentral has a feature whereas you can call back to the number. Simply select “Return the call” and it will count as free minutes as one of your my-Favs numbers.
For those readers who are using this hack, maybe you can explain your experience with the Grand Central + T-Mobile combo.
I heard that AllTell’s my “Circle” and Sprint’s “Pick 3” can work just as well with the above steps.