07-16-2017 06:37 PM
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  1. Chubbynaga's Avatar
    You can pick up new or refurbished at great price now on Ebay... I just picked a new one for $120, but looks like it has increased to $149. I am not the seller, just spreading this in case you are thinking about getting one.

    New[bulk, not retail] $149
    ALCATEL IDOL 4S 6071W - 32GB - Gold (T-Mobile) 4G LTE Windows 10 Smartphone A 4894461365138 | eBay

    Refurb $109
    ALCATEL IDOL 4S 6071W - 32GB - Gold (T-Mobile ) 4G LTE Windows 10 Smartphone B
    07-03-2017 10:27 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Can't beat that deal. Excellent find.

    Sent from my Elite x3 on mTalk
    Scienceguy Labs and libra89 like this.
    07-04-2017 12:02 AM
  3. Player Piano's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-05-2017 08:14 PM
  4. aj173's Avatar
    Not surprising, especially since the internet is flooded with open market models that had to be reflashed to T-Mobile software after the update armageddon. It's great news if you're a T-Mo subscriber, but unlocked T-Mo variants are virtually unusable on other carriers. So much for being the "un-carrier". Gimping a phone with proprietary firmware is pretty much the most carrier thing ever.
    RumoredNow and fatclue_98 like this.
    07-07-2017 12:16 AM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Shame. I've always wanted to try this device, but i'm an AT&T user. I've heard the T-Mobile variant has issues with AT&T.
    07-08-2017 12:13 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Not surprising, especially since the internet is flooded with open market models that had to be reflashed to T-Mobile software after the update armageddon. It's great news if you're a T-Mo subscriber, but unlocked T-Mo variants are virtually unusable on other carriers. So much for being the "un-carrier". Gimping a phone with proprietary firmware is pretty much the most carrier thing ever.
    Verizon wrote that book.
    eddieDOTexe and editguy like this.
    07-08-2017 10:26 PM
  7. nick popplewell's Avatar
    So if I have a locked T-Mobile version and if I unlock it its not really that good on Att? What a bummer
    07-08-2017 10:45 PM
  8. dorelse's Avatar
    Not surprising, especially since the internet is flooded with open market models that had to be reflashed to T-Mobile software after the update armageddon. It's great news if you're a T-Mo subscriber, but unlocked T-Mo variants are virtually unusable on other carriers. So much for being the "un-carrier". Gimping a phone with proprietary firmware is pretty much the most carrier thing ever.
    As a t-mo customer, I give them props for bringing it to market. Idc what they had to do...they did what even MS themselves wasn't willing to do. So yeah...I give them props.
    editguy, mark233 and fatclue_98 like this.
    07-09-2017 11:56 AM
  9. nick popplewell's Avatar
    What type of problems are their with unlocking a idol 4s and using it on att? I have one but haven't unlocked it yet and don't know if I really want to,thinking about selling it really
    07-09-2017 01:45 PM
  10. aj173's Avatar
    As a t-mo customer, I give them props for bringing it to market. Idc what they had to do...they did what even MS themselves wasn't willing to do. So yeah...I give them props.
    That's my point though. They didn't have to do that. They did it purely out of spite, and they should have no right to disable basic features like MMS on my phone that I paid for. I bought my phone unlocked from the factory, not a T-Mobile branded phone, and now I'm stuck with T-Mobile's ****ty firmware for a phone that they only sold for two weeks. If they want to inflict their ****ty service upon their customers, that's their business. But they shouldn't inflict misery upon those of us who didn't buy a T-Mobile phone. Or the people who paid hundreds of dollars for their T-Mo phone and want to unlock it. No wonder people are flooding away from branded carriers in droves.
    07-09-2017 03:07 PM
  11. aj173's Avatar
    What type of problems are their with unlocking a idol 4s and using it on att? I have one but haven't unlocked it yet and don't know if I really want to,thinking about selling it really
    The problems are that nothing works except basic talk and text. Forget tethering. Forget visual voicemail. Forget call forwarding. Forget picture messages. You will be able to place voice calls and simple SMS messages only. I'd sell it if I was you. Mine is nothing more than a backup phone now.
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    07-09-2017 03:10 PM
  12. nick popplewell's Avatar
    Seriously,wow,i wonder what i can get out of it with all the vr gear? It's practically brand new still
    07-10-2017 08:55 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Seriously,wow,i wonder what i can get out of it with all the vr gear? It's practically brand new still
    If you're like me, nausea and a headache is what you'll get out of it.
    07-11-2017 08:24 AM
  14. nick popplewell's Avatar
    If you're like me, nausea and a headache is what you'll get out of it.
    Really, is it that bad
    07-11-2017 09:25 PM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    So if I have a locked T-Mobile version and if I unlock it its not really that good on Att? What a bummer
    It can be. You need to interop unlock it though and make it good yourself. I own both the unlocked model and a t-mobile branded model I sim unlocked. I over time figured out how to enable hd voice/volte on the idol 4s...
    RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    07-11-2017 09:40 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Really, is it that bad
    Sensory overload to the nth degree. I've never been seasick, carsick, airsick or any other type of sick and this thing made me feel like I was snit-faced drunk.
    07-12-2017 02:05 PM
  17. eddieDOTexe's Avatar
    Originally posted by fatclue_98
    Originally Posted by aj173
    Not surprising, especially since the internet is flooded with open market models that had to be reflashed to T-Mobile software after the update armageddon. It's great news if you're a T-Mo subscriber, but unlocked T-Mo variants are virtually unusable on other carriers. So much for being the "un-carrier". Gimping a phone with proprietary firmware is pretty much the most carrier thing ever.
    Verizon wrote that book.
    They really did. I remember buying a Verizon 8x when it was brand new for dirt cheap at $160. Only to find out I couldn't MMS from it because Verizon decided the firmware should remove the APN customization.
    nate0 likes this.
    07-12-2017 08:09 PM
  18. nate0's Avatar
    Sensory overload to the nth degree. I've never been seasick, carsick, airsick or any other type of sick and this thing made me feel like I was snit-faced drunk.
    I get that just from the parallax effect... lol
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-12-2017 09:18 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I get that just from the parallax effect... lol
    Does that parallax stuff come in a quart size?
    07-12-2017 10:04 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Your making me want to make a 7-11 run.
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-12-2017 10:55 PM
  21. nick popplewell's Avatar
    Sensory overload to the nth degree. I've never been seasick, carsick, airsick or any other type of sick and this thing made me feel like I was snit-faced drunk.
    What makes you so sick? The VR?
    07-13-2017 12:54 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    What makes you so sick? The VR?
    Big time spatial disorientation. I've flown on instruments under the hood for flight training and it didn't faze me one bit. I guess virtual depth perception takes some getting used to.
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    07-13-2017 06:47 AM
  23. nick popplewell's Avatar
    Big time spatial disorientation. I've flown on instruments under the hood for flight training and it didn't faze me one bit. I guess virtual depth perception takes some getting used to.
    Yeah,I get what you're saying,it didn't really make me sick but I got dizzy,10-20 years from now it should be on point,maybe sooner,but as of now it's not my thing
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-13-2017 12:18 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah,I get what you're saying,it didn't really make me sick but I got dizzy,10-20 years from now it should be on point,maybe sooner,but as of now it's not my thing
    10-20 years from now I hope to be retired and playing shuffleboard somewhere in Arizona.
    nate0 likes this.
    07-13-2017 12:22 PM
  25. nick popplewell's Avatar
    10-20 years from now I hope to be retired and playing shuffleboard somewhere in Arizona.
    Yeah,on mars hopefully
    07-13-2017 03:19 PM
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