T-Mobile USA, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back activations for Non-VoLTE phones

  • 10 September 2022
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Since you don’t need a fully functional smartphone (i.e. T-Mobile can’t text you if you didn’t have VoLTE, you can’t dial 911), then why not use a hotspot, and use your ‘device’ with everything but the phone feature ?  Similarly, you could take your device to another carrier.

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“ Since you don’t need a fully functional smartphone (i.e. T-Mobile can’t text you if you didn’t have VoLTE, you can’t dial 911), then why not use a hotspot, and use your ‘device’ with everything but the phone feature ?  Similarly, you could take your device to another carrier.”

On my present phone -- NOT having these two features -- TM DOES text me (too much) and I can call 911. VoLTE is a sub-function of VOIP -- that I do have -- and use often for WiFi only calls. I often use a “hot spot” -- but only with my laptop -- not for phone functions.

Thanks.

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Just as a note:  Verizon decommissioned CDMA, AT&T decommissioned 2G and 3G ( 3G still has signal in San Simeon CA on AT&T), Sprint decommissioned iDEN.  T-Mobile , being the last holdout, still has ‘some’ 2G in some areas.  Haven’t seen 2G in new buildouts, or many rural areas with B12/B71 LTE (eg. UP of Michigan).  Use your devices with a portable WiFi hotspot, and circuit switched  voice / txt is EOL.  You can contact FCC and plead your case.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2G#:~:text=Past%202G%20networks,-Country&text=2G%20availability%20cannot%20be%20guaranteed,be%20shut%20down%20in%202024.

Likewise CTIA (trade group for wireless)

https://www.ctia.org/what-to-know-about-the-sunsetting-of-2g-3g-networks-in-preparation-for-5g

https://blog.telegeography.com/2g-and-3g-shutdowns-continue

https://flickswitch.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/23000020408-2g-3g-switch-off-in-south-africa

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https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/support/devices/end-of-life

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