1. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Just thinking about it. If T-Mobile wants to pull in new customers by going the contract free route and new pricing. How will they handle firmware updates? Will it be the same prior to the announcements or will it change. Other than that iphone I don't see timely updates in the future

    Hear no Napoleon, Hear No Snowball. Just hear yelling, over the old ravens whispers
    03-27-2013 10:38 AM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Just thinking about it. If T-Mobile wants to pull in new customers by going the contract free route and new pricing. How will they handle firmware updates? Will it be the same prior to the announcements or will it change. Other than that iphone I don't see timely updates in the future

    Hear no Napoleon, Hear No Snowball. Just hear yelling, over the old ravens whispers
    Not sure why this is an issue. Updates will probably be operate the same way they do now.
    03-27-2013 11:25 AM
  3. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Not sure why this is an issue. Updates will probably be operate the same way they do now.
    I have the moto cliq paranoia. Hopefully tmo would get them on a timely basis.

    Rooted: Tmo GS3: PacMan ROM : 4.2.2
    03-27-2013 11:43 AM
  4. yfan's Avatar
    If all that T-mobile is doing to your phone is SIM-locking it until it is paid off, it actually eliminates the carrier level of firmware upgrade bureaucracy. You can get your update whenever the manufacturer releases one for your phone.
    geekymcfly likes this.
    03-27-2013 06:52 PM
  5. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    If all that T-mobile is doing to your phone is SIM-locking it until it is paid off, it actually eliminates the carrier level of firmware upgrade bureaucracy. You can get your update whenever the manufacturer releases one for your phone.
    Not if t-mobile wants to keep integrating features like wifi calling.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    geekymcfly and Ry like this.
    03-27-2013 07:25 PM
  6. yfan's Avatar
    Not if t-mobile wants to keep integrating features like wifi calling.
    Not necessarily. They could just turn Wifi calling into an app and let anyone on T-mobile that wants it download it and make calls through it - the same way that certain apps support making and receiving calls through Google Voice. Wouldn't make any difference in terms of minutes, seeing as how the plans are now basically all with unlimited minutes anyway.
    cgardnervt likes this.
    03-27-2013 09:09 PM
  7. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Not necessarily. They could just turn Wifi calling into an app and let anyone on T-mobile that wants it download it and make calls through it - the same way that certain apps support making and receiving calls through Google Voice. Wouldn't make any difference in terms of minutes, seeing as how the plans are now basically all with unlimited minutes anyway.
    This is one of the best features! Wish other carriers had it! (hint hint att!)

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy SIII
    03-28-2013 07:32 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    There's an app for that....

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy S3. Please forgive any typos or auto-correct errors.
    03-28-2013 07:37 AM

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