04-18-2013 05:19 PM
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  1. nyctalinth's Avatar
    There are others that have posted about the AT&T and Sprint versions, but thought I'd post about the T-mobile version.

    First items I noticed were no carrier branding, as I expected and hoped for on the device itself. A minor disappointment for me is that T-mobile opted not to include any headset with this version (not a big deal, but I was in need). Sim card was included as well.

    Uninstallable built-in apps include Lookout security (haven't used before, so I don't know how much of a pain this is since it is non-removable), T-mobile My Account, T-mobile Name ID, T-mobile TV and visual voicemail. I like how the t-mobile my account integrates into the notification window, so you get a quick glance at your usage.

    Setup was pretty easy, though I had a glitch with my account (my data plan was a legacy plan that was somehow restricted to windows phone - I had to have customer care swap me over to the legacy Android equivalent plan to get my data working).

    Really a nice phone - as good as I hoped. I'm migrating from Windows phone, so I'm overwhelmed with where to start with apps and getting things customized to my liking.

    Glad to answer any questions about the TMO version.
    Attached Thumbnails T-mobile Version in hand-2013-04-16-23.16.58.jpg  
    coronaboy10, MERCDROID and antw081 like this.
    04-16-2013 10:59 PM
  2. Frank Estevez's Avatar
    Really, no headphones? And post pics of the box including its contents if you can please.
    04-16-2013 11:06 PM
  3. JHBThree's Avatar
    Really, no headphones? And post pics of the box including its contents if you can please.
    Why is that a problem? They're cheap and nasty. You'd be better off getting the cheapest pair of skullcandy buds.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    04-16-2013 11:16 PM
  4. stopsign002's Avatar
    Why is that a problem? They're cheap and nasty. You'd be better off getting the cheapest pair of skullcandy buds.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    Are they? I heard they are beats ear buds without the branding. Not that those are super amazing or anything. Either way Ill be using my Astro A Stars for sure (once they get back in stock...)
    04-16-2013 11:19 PM
  5. Frank Estevez's Avatar
    Why is that a problem? They're cheap and nasty. You'd be better off getting the cheapest pair of skullcandy buds.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    Reviews have said otherwise,unless you speak from personal experience with them. Or is it just speculation, as most smartphones don't come with a decent pair of headphones.
    04-16-2013 11:20 PM
  6. nyctalinth's Avatar
    On the subject of headphones since I'm in need...Any recommendations for a decent Sub-$50 pair of earbuds with volume/skip controls, or is that budget too low?
    04-16-2013 11:37 PM
  7. Frank Estevez's Avatar
    On the subject of headphones since I'm in need...Any recommendations for a decent Sub-$50 pair of earbuds with volume/skip controls, or is that budget too low?
    Skullcandy 50/50's are my current pair. They might not be for you if you're not a heavy bass lover.
    04-16-2013 11:44 PM
  8. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    You might be able to uninstall lookout by going to settings> security> device administrators and disabling it, then uninstalling by going to settings> apps> apps> lookout security> uninstall

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    04-16-2013 11:49 PM
  9. chrgnthru's Avatar
    On the subject of headphones since I'm in need...Any recommendations for a decent Sub-$50 pair of earbuds with volume/skip controls, or is that budget too low?
    Klipsch Image S4A. They've been on sale a lot lately and sound pretty darn good for the money.
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    04-17-2013 12:00 AM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    Klipsch Image S4A. They've been on sale a lot lately and sound pretty darn good for the money.
    I've got the S4s and I concur.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
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    04-17-2013 12:25 AM
  11. nrquig's Avatar
    how did you get this early
    04-17-2013 01:16 AM
  12. milan03's Avatar
    Can you post a screenshot of the default APN settings? you may need a two screenshots to fit everything.
    Thanks!
    04-17-2013 01:26 AM
  13. dragone7e's Avatar
    I've got the S4s and I concur.
    I second that. Or even better, get S4A II for better/stronger cord.
    04-17-2013 02:22 AM
  14. hodan's Avatar
    Look for Klipsch on Amazon, generally excellent reviews.
    04-17-2013 08:14 AM
  15. B-RAN's Avatar
    Yes, how were you able to get so early? Please share!
    04-17-2013 08:26 AM
  16. rydubois's Avatar
    Why is that a problem? They're cheap and nasty. You'd be better off getting the cheapest pair of skullcandy buds.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    reviews and such I've read say the buds included are nearly as good as a pair of urBeats buds HTC packed in with a few phones. So they were actually supposed to be of a quality level with roughly $100 buds, not bad at all.


    And as others have asked, how/where did you manage to get ahold of the phone?
    04-17-2013 08:48 AM
  17. nyctalinth's Avatar
    Thanks for the headphone feedback - will definitely look at Klipsch as the recommendations suggest. HTC provided it to test to a small group. I was lucky enough to be included in this group.

    APN settings (entries not listed are Not Set). There are 2 separate - one for data and one for mms:
    T-Mobile Data:
    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    APN type: default,supl,admin,hipri
    APM protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    APN enabled/disabled: APN enabled

    T-mobile MMS:
    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc (dont' know if this is cut off or all of it)
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    APN type: mms
    APM protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    APN enabled/disabled: APN enabled
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    04-17-2013 08:51 AM
  18. LegendaryDrumr's Avatar
    How is signal reception? In seriously considering switching from Sprint to T-Mobile for this phone and I want to be sure it doesn't have reception issues like my EVOLTE.

    Sent from my EVOLTE using Android Central Forums
    04-17-2013 10:08 AM
  19. turb0wned's Avatar
    How did you get one so soon! I want!
    04-17-2013 10:12 AM
  20. nyctalinth's Avatar
    I have no reception issues with this phone compared to my previous ones (good signal where I've been so far). As far as the Sprint vs. T-mobile, I'd use the coverage map tool on T-mobile's site to confirm they have coverage in your area. Unsupported Browser
    04-17-2013 10:42 AM
  21. milan03's Avatar
    Thanks for the headphone feedback - will definitely look at Klipsch as the recommendations suggest. HTC provided it to test to a small group. I was lucky enough to be included in this group.

    APN settings (entries not listed are Not Set). There are 2 separate - one for data and one for mms:
    T-Mobile Data:
    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    APN type: default,supl,admin,hipri
    APM protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    APN enabled/disabled: APN enabled

    T-mobile MMS:
    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc (dont' know if this is cut off or all of it)
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    APN type: mms
    APM protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    APN enabled/disabled: APN enabled
    I see two very interesting settings. They opted with IPv4/IPv6 versus just IPv4 like on Note 2, and also APN type has hipri added which previously wasn't the case.
    Have you tried testing HD Voice by calling someone else on T-Mobile network with S3, One S, iPhone 5 or One? HTC One should be supporting AMR-WB.
    Also, do you know which stores in NYC will have it next wednesday?
    04-17-2013 01:19 PM
  22. stopsign002's Avatar
    I'm using some Sol Republiks I'm pretty happy with. I only bought them though because Astro A Stars have been out of stock for months now. As soon as they are back in stock I'm getting another pair of those

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-17-2013 02:44 PM
  23. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Great catch man.. Im holding out for a black one.
    04-17-2013 06:06 PM
  24. Bc1534's Avatar
    Can you take some speed test ? And show the results see how well network does?
    04-17-2013 09:35 PM
  25. ashykat's Avatar
    First items I noticed were no carrier branding, as I expected and hoped for on the device itself.
    This may be the first time I've heard someone wish there was carrier branding on a device where there was none. Haha. Just curious, why were you hoping for that?
    04-18-2013 01:37 AM
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