T-Mobile supports FM radio in phones

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T-Mobile supports activating FM chips in its smartphones, according to CEO John Legere in a tweet Friday.

Legere said he would push original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to activate the chips, and he tweeted at Next Radio App, which provides a way to access FM radio in smartphones with activated chips. Next Radio, along with NPR and APM, has also been advocating for carriers to activate the chip.

T-Mobile has not yet discussed when its customers will be able to use FM radio on their phones. Last month, AT&T said it would also push manufacturers to activate chips in Android phones and that it would include the chip in its 2016 device specifications.

Verizon is now the only one of the top four U.S. wireless carriers that has neither activated FM chips in its devices nor announced plans to do so.