T-Mobile announces Pets Un-leashed, promises to keep your furry companions connected too – April Fool’s

Pets Unleashed t-mobile april fool
It’s April 1st, 2015 and T-Mobile is joining in with the spirit of April Fool’s day by announcing a new Un-carrier initiative aimed squarely at your four-legged companions. Pets Un-leashed is a “revolutionary way to help your entire family stay connected.”

So the Un-carrier is now helping pets and owners communicate. You can add a $5 per month line to your Simple Choice Family Plan and your pets will be able to stay connected to T-Mobile’s 4G LTE. Because we know all dogs and cats want is super-fast wideband LTE. When they’re licking themselves and chasing sticks, all they’re thinking is how they can move to a spot with better T-Mobile coverage.

While AT&T and Verizon ignore your pets and treat them like they aren’t part of your family, we love your pets at T-Mobile.  And, we know that your 24/7 connection to that furry friend is quite possibly even more important than your connection to other humans.  So why not make that pet connection stronger and faster with our blazing-fast 4G LTE network?  Exactly. “

As part of the animal-centric move, T-Mobile has also announced three new apps.

  • Fetch Freedom – This augmented reality version of fetch won’t throw out your arm and doesn’t even harm tennis balls.
  • FitPet – So pets and owners can track and manage fitness goals (Wheel not included), and;
  • Pet Tinder – Where pets can swipe to find their ideal match (Pets over 18 only in equivalent dog/cat/alpaca years).

So if you’re worried about your pets’ love lives, fitness or just feel they’re not getting enough VR action, fear not. T-Mobile has you covered. John Legere explains the move in a blog post.

Source: T-Mobile


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  • steveb944

    Too bad there’s no inclusion for birds. I can’t leave any of my pets out of it.

    • Cam Bunton

      Jokes aside, a bird-mounted 4G LTE hotspot/booster could actually be very handy… Especially if you trained it to follow you everywhere. ;-)

      • KingofPing

        Takes “carrier pigeon” to a whole new level.

        • Paul

          HEY OH!!!!

      • Bradley Karas

        T mobile just released Lollipop for the Note 4!!!!!

        APRIL FOOL I AM!!!! :)

      • dtam

        secret plan to boost coverage

      • eAbyss

        Little known fact. Google’s Project Loon got it’s name because the original idea was to strap LTE transmitters to loons to improve coverage. The transmitter had an unfortunate side effect of cooking the test subjects though so that project was scrapped in favor for weather balloons.


    That horse is watching zebra porn.

    That is all.

    • eAbyss

      A little black on white action.

      Or is it white on black…

  • Loosing Faith in TMO

    Instead of goofing off on April Fools Day – how ’bout you release the G3 you’ve been sittin’ on for a whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile now.

    • TMONC

      Congratulations on being the first buzzkill. I bet you wake up in the morning and just look for stuff to complain about.

      • Adrayven

        My understanding is his order of cheese is OTW to go with his wine…

      • williejackbrainer

        Ha ha ha good one :)

    • JLV90

      LG can update the T-mobile G3 to Lollipop if you download their support tool. Their support tool kind of sucks at checcking for the latest update.

  • Deadeye37

    That was hillarious! “Other carriers hate pets, so F*** them!”

  • Paul


    I think my cat would kill my data watching kitty porn…and I have unlimited data.

  • Justsomecommentor

    PhoneDog would like this new plan.

  • Tim O. Towers

    The dad hamster from Sprint’s now-defunct Framily plan is here. That’s him in the above picture.

  • williejackbrainer

    I think the Pet Tinder is a good one LOL

    • TheVorlon

      The horse caught watching zebra porn was better.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    “When they’re licking themselves and chasing sticks, all they’re thinking is how they can move to a spot with better T-Mobile coverage.”

    This seemed like a bulky, unnecessary sentence. It’s like Mr. Paul started writing the article for a second. Weird. O.o

  • Adam

    My dog came from death row, so I would like to understand the Humane Society donation. Is the donation amount based on page clicks or video views?

  • Jay J. Blanco

    It would be cool if the pets had leashes 3G, 4G so you can track your pet in case you lose them. But oh well lol

    • 9to5Slavery

      They going to use all my data

  • NOYB

    What??? No twitter for birds???

  • Tim O. Towers

    Coming soon!!! Twitter for birds!!!

  • matt

    t-mobile will donate money to the spca for every visitor if you watch the video and click for more info.

  • NR552

    I found a new bitch on Pet Tinder

  • MKashi

    So will the 10 T-Mobile employees involved in making this video past week or two get back to taking customer calls or climbing poles now?

    • Troll alert!

      • 9to5Slavery

        He can’t crack a joke without being called a troll? Wth . Shermcraig is a sheepie

        • If that was a joke, then I apologize to @MKashi:disqus…. Coming from someone with that handle, I find it curious that you’d cast stones at anyone,

  • 1ceTr0n

    I bet Verizon kicks puppies and Kittens when their subscriber base decreases…

  • JE_25

    Anyone notice the ‘zebra porn not included’ at the bottom? This was good. Pause as you watch to read the terms at the bottom.