1. etete's Avatar
    I see they plan on rolling out soon the 8.1 update for the 521's and state it'll be made available to those connected to the network. Since I have just a talk plan and for data use Wi-Fi exclusively would I still be considered networked? If not, will it still be possible to source the official update or would my only option be to download directly from MS and lose the Nokia Apps (along with warranty).

    Any insight appreciated.
    06-13-2014 12:10 PM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    I see they plan on rolling out soon the 8.1 update for the 521's and state it'll be made available to those connected to the network. Since I have just a talk plan and for data use Wi-Fi exclusively would I still be considered networked? If not, will it still be possible to source the official update or would my only option be to download directly from MS and lose the Nokia Apps (along with warranty).

    Any insight appreciated.
    Yes - you are actually registered on the mobile network when the phone is at idle. It's done when you turn the phone on and the SIM is accepted by the phone. As soon as that step is complete your phone is registered as on the network and can accept/make calls and texts.
    etete likes this.
    06-13-2014 12:16 PM
  3. etete's Avatar
    Many thanks for the reply David P2. Just what I was hoping to hear.
    06-13-2014 01:15 PM
  4. Eric J F's Avatar
    To further reassure you, our 521 also only had talk and WiFi until recently and we got all the updates T-Mobile pushed.
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    06-14-2014 06:34 PM
  5. Weird_raccoon's Avatar
    Does anyone know when 8.1 is dropping on t-mobile? I have a 521 and thought it was going to be today. There seems to be no information on this at all.
    06-24-2014 10:52 PM
  6. David P2's Avatar
    WPCentral will have a blog post available whenever the official 8.1 release is rolled out.
    06-25-2014 06:27 AM

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