These 19 Smartphones Will No Longer be Connected to T-Mobile's Network in 2021
T-Mobile revealed through an internal document that around 19 smartphones will no longer be able to its network beginning Jan. 29, 2021.
Millions of Americans will be affected in the country after an internal document from T-Mobile revealed that around 19 smartphones will no longer be connected to its network starting January 29. T-Mobile said that they will send out a text message to affected customers on December 28.
List of Devices that Will Be Disconnected to T-Mobile
T-Mobile is one of the country's biggest wireless network operator that millions of Americans have been using for years. Every year also, millions of Americans try to buy a new phone in an attempt to upgrade their smartphone devices and replacing their old ones.
According to obtained information from the Android Police, the T-Mobiles will disconnect their networks or shut down their service to around 19 smartphones. This means that the network carrier will stop their connection to these devices this Jan. 29.
In a published report in BGR, affected clients are those who are using old phones, tablets, cameras, and more will be impacted by this change. T-Mobile also said that they were already notified through mail on Dec. 18 and will send a text message on Dec. 28.
Here is the list of devices that will be affected by these changes:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (AT&T)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon)
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
- HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
- HTC Desire 650
- Google Nexus 9
- Huawei Mate 8
- Huawei P9
- Mikrotikls SIA_R11e-LTE6
- Netgear Arlo Security Camera System
- OnePlus 1
- Quanta Dragon IR7
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Orion
- Sony D6616 Xperia Z3 Orion
- Soyea M02
- ZTE ZMax
The majority of this list are devices that are from 2015 or earlier. Even though it seems to be impressive for these persons to keep their devices for half a decade, it is not safe to use them anymore because these devices stopped receiving updates years ago.
This means that T-Mobile wants will disconnect their service to these devices so that a person using any of these devices will upgrade their smartphones for security purposes and to keep their private data safe from hackers.
In the obtained document, T-Mobile also told workers to "stay tuned for additional offers that will be specifically targeted to impacted customers."
However, there are no offers announced to the public yet but if there will be, it might be before they shut down their services to the smartphone devices.
Meanwhile, the article of the Android Police explained that it might have something to do with T-Mobile's "requirement for all devices to be VoLTE capable to connect to our network" starting January 2021 but T-Mobile denied this assumption.
Despite the decision of T-Mobile to disconnect its service to these devices, the company said that affected customers will receive a new device for free. Choices include the Samsung Galaxy A21, Galaxy A11, Alcatel GO FLIP 3, and T-Mobile REVVL 4.
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