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    Default What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    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

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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by geekymcfly View Post
    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

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    Not sure why this is an issue. Updates will probably be operate the same way they do now.
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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    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.
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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwilkins View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    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!)

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    Default Re: What does the Uncarrier do for updates?

    There's an app for that....

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy S3. Please forgive any typos or auto-correct errors.

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