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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    This is unarguably the highest end Windows device we've seen from T-Mobile in a long time. And it's certainly the highest spec Windows device we've ever seen out of Alcatel. And as an added bonus, it's got that intriguing VR package going on.

    Who's thinking of grabbing one? What are your thoughts? We're only 9 days away from release!
    11-01-2016 02:29 PM
  2. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I'm definitely eyeing it. I am with tmobile so it works out great, however I am scared that tmobile will just pull support for this phone hence the reason I always buy my phones outright and unlocked. One question, even if I buy this on tmobile, does MS push out updates directly to the phones like apple or does it go through tmobile first?

    If so, would I be able to sign up for slow ring and get updates to avoid tmobile delayed releases?

    Thanks in advance to those who may have the answer!
    11-01-2016 02:47 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Eyes on it.

    Interesting that it's unlocked.
    Wonder if this W10 version has the button as a replacement for the programmable "Boom" key on the Android version.

    Wish this was up on Alcatel's One Touch site.
    11-01-2016 03:28 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'm likely to get it but still gun-shy from the disaster of the two 950XLs I pre-ordered. MS gave a full refund. But T-Mobile wants $50 to restock. So won't get one next week unless they will wave that before purchase. I will probably need to let the rest of you all be the guinea pigs.

    p.s. if saying that's is some micro aggression, walk it off.
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    11-01-2016 05:10 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I will probably need to let the rest of you all be the guinea pigs.
    My thoughts exactly!
    11-01-2016 05:15 PM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Eyes on it.

    Interesting that it's unlocked.
    Wonder if this W10 version has the button as a replacement for the programmable "Boom" key on the Android version.

    Wish this was up on Alcatel's One Touch site.
    They added the Windows version a short time ago.

    I don't know what a boom key is but if its on the right side where many Lumias have the power button, yes that is the camera button on the Windows version.
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    11-01-2016 05:18 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    I don't know what a boom key is...
    That's yer programmable key for the Android 4S.
    It can do many things...I believe it is able to serve as a hardware camera button also.
    11-01-2016 05:23 PM
  8. patcherd's Avatar
    I'm eyeing it but that's probably all I will do. I'm on TMO also and if i didn't get a 950 two weeks ago I would have jumped all over this.

    Hopefully in the coming months we will see more windows phone makers showing up. For now though I think my 950.will do.
    11-01-2016 05:58 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wish this was up on Alcatel's One Touch site.
    Whachu talkin' 'bout Willis?
    Alcatel | T-mobile IDOL 4S 5.5 Inch VR Smartphone With Windows
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    11-01-2016 06:41 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Eyeing? No, I'm buying.
    11-01-2016 06:42 PM
  11. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I was considering a Lumia 950, but I might actually switch to T-Mobile for the Idol 4S. I'm a BlackBerry refugee who is not happy with their switch to Android. And the 4S is basically a DTEK60 that runs Win10. And comes with a virtual headset. :D
    11-01-2016 09:00 PM
  12. Player Piano's Avatar
    I plan to pick one up day 1.
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    11-01-2016 09:33 PM
  13. IndyJG's Avatar
    Eyeing and will be definitely buying it at release.

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 550
    11-01-2016 09:51 PM
  14. Joel Jorge Gaviola's Avatar
    Wait. This is offered unlocked?!
    11-02-2016 06:09 AM
  15. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I plan to get one sometime down the road. I just hope it's really unlocked, if not then it would suck to be a Windows Mobile fan.
    11-02-2016 08:03 AM
  16. Tullphan's Avatar
    T-Mobile is non-existent in my area...guess I am one of the 3% of the nation that isn't covered.
    If I could buy one outright & not have to worry about who it's tied to, I might dip into my piggy bank.
    I'm going to wait for reviews first. I gotta know about that camera.
    HoosierDaddy likes this.
    11-02-2016 08:27 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    I'm definitely eyeing it. I am with tmobile so it works out great, however I am scared that tmobile will just pull support for this phone hence the reason I always buy my phones outright and unlocked. One question, even if I buy this on tmobile, does MS push out updates directly to the phones like apple or does it go through tmobile first?

    If so, would I be able to sign up for slow ring and get updates to avoid tmobile delayed releases?

    Thanks in advance to those who may have the answer!
    T-Mobile only has control of firmware updates, not the software. Microsoft will push out software updates directly.


    I am not eyeing or buying this because it's too big BUT I am so looking forward to first impressions and such from all of you and Windows Central (of course).
    Player Piano and mark233 like this.
    11-02-2016 11:28 AM
  18. Lumious's Avatar
    If somehow i can get this on AT&T then I will buy one.

    It also begs the question what content is available in VR? Is there actual VR stuff in the Windows Store right now, what purpose would this serve exactly? And if there is can i use my 950 XL with VR as it is with a VR headset? soooo many questions....
    11-02-2016 12:09 PM
  19. beman39's Avatar
    It also begs the question what content is available in VR? Is there actual VR stuff in the Windows Store right now, what purpose would this serve exactly? And if there is can i use my 950 XL with VR as it is with a VR headset? soooo many questions....
    those are some wonderful questions, as I was thinking about those same things
    11-02-2016 12:32 PM
  20. Tullphan's Avatar
    According to the specs, it covers AT&T bands...at least I think it does.
    Copied from their site:

    Connectivity
    GSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 2/4/5, LTE
    2/4/12
    11-02-2016 12:59 PM
  21. RSB54's Avatar
    AT&T requires Band 17 for LTE (US), so this is a no-go. Same reason the 650 won't work on AT&T, grrrrr.
    11-02-2016 01:44 PM
  22. editguy's Avatar
    AT&T requires Band 17 for LTE (US), so this is a no-go. Same reason the 650 won't work on AT&T, grrrrr.
    I thought AT&T was phasing out 17?
    11-02-2016 02:56 PM
  23. editguy's Avatar
    I may do something I've never done before. Buy an electronic device on the first day it's released. I usually wait until it's been available for about a month.
    11-02-2016 02:58 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    I may do something I've never done before. Buy an electronic device on the first day it's released. I usually wait until it's been available for about a month.
    Sometimes it is worth it. I took that chance this year with 2, even preordered one and I have no regrets.
    11-02-2016 03:02 PM
  25. Ian Legarda's Avatar
    Eyeing it definitely. I'm on Tmobile as well. Currently using a Note 4 for my work apps but have had many Lumias. Still have an 830 and 640. My main concern is how much better of an experience will that 820 give over the 400 in Windows 10 Mobile, and will it significantly be better than the 808/810 on the 950/XL....
    11-02-2016 03:23 PM
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