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  1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I still have my Idol 4s that I use occasionally, although not anything like a daily driver.
    My wife's and her backup 4s and my sister's all have dead batteries or barely hold a charge. Wife moved to Galaxy A5 5G.

    I'm using a Galaxy S20 FE 5g, but my backup 950XL may have forced retirement soon if T-Mobile is serious. Their web site that checks to see if a phone will stop working after an upcoming change says the 950XL will no longer work.
    01-04-2021 09:20 PM
  2. DimitrovDev's Avatar
    I still have a Lumia 630m in some drawer now that I use when I travel to different countries alongside with my main phone(to be able to change SIM cards and because I like the maps app and the GPS is very accurate.
    01-15-2021 06:40 PM
  3. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Download Launcher 10 and try it out. You can make Android look almost exactly like Windows Mobile. And if you use Textra for SMS, it can look just like the Windows Messaging app.

    And of course you can still use Outlook for email and calendar. My Android is a better Windows experience now than my last Windows phone was. Until you get into the settings, you can hardly tell it's not Windows. And I have apps!
    Tried all that. Cannot put your outlook contacts in without putting them in Gmail. Deal breaker, Have to have a Gmail account to use most features or download "Apps". Writing is on the wall though. I received a text from Cricket wireless that as of February 2022 if phone is not HD voice compatible it will no longer work on there network. My Lumia 950, daughters Lumia 650 and Idol 4s are all HD Voice compatible, but will Cricket let them work? Running them as long as possible.
    01-17-2021 04:26 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I received a text from Cricket wireless that as of February 2022 if phone is not HD voice compatible it will no longer work on there network. My Lumia 950, daughters Lumia 650 and Idol 4s are all HD Voice compatible, but will Cricket let them work? Running them as long as possible.
    T-Mobile says the same. Thought I would be safe since 950XL is. But T-Mobile has a page to enter an IMEI to confirm and it says my 950XL will lose service. Maybe a glitch, but you might want to have CS conform for you.
    01-18-2021 08:34 AM
  5. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    T-Mobile says the same. Thought I would be safe since 950XL is. But T-Mobile has a page to enter an IMEI to confirm and it says my 950XL will lose service. Maybe a glitch, but you might want to have CS conform for you.
    I wondered if T-Mobile would do same? My mother uses a T-Mobile Idol4s on T-Mobile, I will check to see if she received the same message. Cricket says to enter IMEI in system also to check compatibility. I have not done that yet, am worried that they will not allow it due to them wanting all older phones off the network regardless if they work or not..
    01-18-2021 09:48 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I wondered if T-Mobile would do same? My mother uses a T-Mobile Idol4s on T-Mobile, I will check to see if she received the same message. Cricket says to enter IMEI in system also to check compatibility. I have not done that yet, am worried that they will not allow it due to them wanting all older phones off the network regardless if they work or not..
    If T-Mobile pulls the plug on a T-Mobile phone, they have stated they will offer a free Galaxy A21 (IIRC). I would not be surprised if whoever oversees that has no idea they ever sold Windows phones and so might not reach out to her. If her IMEI says it won't be supported, let her know to contact CS about a free replacement.
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    01-18-2021 01:29 PM
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