T-Mobile launches More for Me daily-deal app for Android
T-Mobile USA is getting into the daily-deals game with the launch of its new Android app, More for Me.
The app landed in Google's Android Market on Wednesday and is available to any Android user, whether on a phone or tablet and whether the user is a T-Mobile customer or not.
But More for Me won't be a competitor to all daily-deals sites and apps, instead it will aggregate daily deals offered by others depending on the location of the user, from discount services such as LivingSocial, Goldstar and Tippr.
T-Mobile will also offer occasional deals through the app that are only available to its wireless customers as well, said David Henderson, a spokesman for the carrier.
Users will be able to use the location tracking features on their Android devices to find nearby deals, but they can also browse deals in almost any city or chose to view only deals tailored to their interests, Henderson said.
One feature that won't be available in More for Me immediately but will be coming soon is carrier billing, which would allow users to buy a deal and pay for it on their T-Mobile bill, he said. In the meantime, traditional credit card transactions through the app will have to do.
Users can filter what deals they see by ZIP code, as well as through categories such as clothing, concerts, cooking classes, upscale meals, health and beauty and outdoor activities, Henderson said.
Deals spotted by a user can also be shared with friends via Facebook, email or text message from within the app as well, he said.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: T-Mobile's More For Me app on an Android smartphone. Credit: T-Mobile USA