02-21-2017 06:47 PM
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  1. patcherd's Avatar
    It figures. We finally get the best device ever put out for win 10 and T-Mobile discontinues it.

    I know when I had it for a couple of weeks it was the least troublesome windows phone I ever used on win 10 and the fastest. I was thinking of switching back to it, because other than the camera this device makes up for it in so many ways.


    In the meantime my 950 has been performing great and am still satisfied with it. Can't really ask for more.
    libra89 and Montpbm like this.
    01-14-2017 08:30 PM
  2. jwinch2's Avatar
    Sad, they're discounting it but have done nothing to support it and then they will discontinue it and say no one had any interest in it. If Alcatel doesn't sell it unlocked and outside the U.S., it will be a failure. And that's too bad because it's the best Windows phone I've ever owned. It's virtually trouble free.
    Start messaging them asking for the unlocked version. I just commented on their FB.
    01-14-2017 09:28 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Wait what? Where did you hear this? It's only been like 2 months.
    It's really a small price cut.

    Was $469.99, now $432.00

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    Doesn't look like a panic and dump to me...
    01-14-2017 10:41 PM
  4. editguy's Avatar
    It's really a small price cut.

    Was $469.99, now $432. Doesn't look like a panic and dump to me...
    I agree. After I went to the site and saw what it was, I felt better. I even surmised that the reduction in price may be because it's web only and they don't have to use retail people to sell it. That may have nothing to do with it, but it was just a thought. I really do love this phone and would like to see Alcatel do well with it. It's a quality device.
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    01-15-2017 12:03 AM
  5. xrs22's Avatar
    Kinda the same thing Verizon did with the icon and that didn't even make it a year when they pulled it off their shelves.
    01-15-2017 12:44 AM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    Kinda the same thing Verizon did with the icon and that didn't even make it a year when they pulled it off their shelves.
    I remember that. The icon was my first taste of WP8. Then soon after it dissapeared. Later if you were lucky you could only find the black model as a certified refurbished buy from their site.
    01-15-2017 03:51 PM
  7. pvtpyle75's Avatar
    01-16-2017 03:36 PM
  8. Player Piano's Avatar
    01-16-2017 03:43 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Nice catch!
    Agreed, this is awesome!

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    mark233, jwinch2 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-16-2017 03:44 PM
  10. patcherd's Avatar
    Go alcatel!
    libra89, mark233, jwinch2 and 2 others like this.
    01-16-2017 03:46 PM
  11. jwinch2's Avatar
    Awesome! I know what I am doing Feb 1!
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-16-2017 04:58 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    Wow! Didn't see that coming.
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    01-16-2017 05:00 PM
  13. mark233's Avatar
    Thank goodness! This phone deserves to be unlocked. It's really a great device overall. I've been using it daily now for 2 months with no regrets at all. I haven't stayed with a device this long as a daily since the Lumia 925.
    libra89, patcherd and editguy like this.
    01-16-2017 05:08 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    OK, unlocked Idol 4s vs. Elite x3 (say used).
    Which would you get?
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    01-16-2017 06:34 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    OK, unlocked Idol 4s vs. Elite x3 (say used).
    Which would you get?
    I'll stay with the Idol. From what I've read, the camera on the x3 is inferior to even the Alcatel, the CPU's the same and the display is only slightly smaller. I've had the B&O speakers on other HP devices and they don't measure up to the Idol's setup.
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    01-16-2017 06:44 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'll stay with the Idol. From what I've read, the camera on the x3 is inferior to even the Alcatel, the CPU's the same and the display is only slightly smaller. I've had the B&O speakers on other HP devices and they don't measure up to the Idol's setup.
    Thanks. That's how I'm leaning.
    I was looking at getting a used x3 for about $550. Now with the Idol out unlocked at $479 new it seems like the better deal.
    Not that my 950 isn't working fairly well but the Idol would get me through until 2018.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-16-2017 06:50 PM
  17. editguy's Avatar
    Okay, I hope all of those people who said they would buy it unlocked will get out there and get*one. If you're still interested in WP, this one should make most people happy.*
    Also, I agree that I would go with the Idol over the HP.
    01-16-2017 07:19 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    If you're still interested in WP, this one should make most people happy.*
    Yeah, OK.
    01-16-2017 07:56 PM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    Okay, I hope all of those people who said they would buy it unlocked will get out there and get*one. If you're still interested in WP, this one should make most people happy.*
    Also, I agree that I would go with the Idol over the HP.
    I checked the website and it said no stores in my area had any in stock. It may take a day or two but I will keep checking and do my part when they show up. 😉

    Sent from mTalk
    01-16-2017 08:46 PM
  20. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Pay no attention to the guy in the corner praying it hits the Microsoft Canada Store!!!!!! Please please, I was a good boy all last year and didn't ask for anything at Christmas..........
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    01-16-2017 09:06 PM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    And this may account for the small price cut on the T-Mo version since they no longer have an exclusive.
    libra89 and editguy like this.
    01-16-2017 09:22 PM
  22. editguy's Avatar
    And this may account for the small price cut on the T-Mo version since they no longer have an exclusive.
    Honestly, If I didn't already have one, I would pay the extra and buy the unlocked version so Tmo would have no control at all over my phone (not picking on Tmo, I would feel the same about any carrier).
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    01-16-2017 09:55 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Honestly, If I didn't already have one, I would pay the extra and buy the unlocked version so Tmo would have no control at all over my phone (not picking on Tmo, I would feel the same about any carrier).
    I don't think TMO has any control over updates. Even before I went the Insider route I was getting updates as they came out. The specs are identical to the TMO version and don't show Band 17 for AT&T Enhanced LTE services. There may be some unhappy campers.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    libra89 likes this.
    01-17-2017 07:00 AM
  24. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Great! Now I wonder if this will be made available in the asia pacific region
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-17-2017 08:29 AM
  25. nate0's Avatar
    I don't think TMO has any control over updates. Even before I went the Insider route I was getting updates as they came out. The specs are identical to the TMO version and don't show Band 17 for AT&T Enhanced LTE services. There may be some unhappy campers.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Back in November a T-mobile in store rep read off the screen the tech sheet she had in the store, and even though it was lacking band 17 she mentioned more than the three shown online. I'm going to see if I can confirm this. If anyone knows how to install field test or view band locking on the idol 4s I and others would appreciate it.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-17-2017 10:30 AM
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