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Wi-Fi Calling gets the ax on more than a dozen T-Mobile devices

Wi-Fi Calling gets the ax on more than a dozen T-Mobile devices

T-Mobile is about to turn off Wi-Fi Calling to a number of older phones. Have you been prudent enough to see the day when your phone's been made obsolete? Well, at least in one small factor.

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T-Mobile Issues Android 4.4.2 Update For The Galaxy Avant, Wi-Fi Calling Fixes For The Galaxy Note 3, LG G3, And HTC One M8

T-Mobile Issues Android 4.4.2 Update For The Galaxy Avant, Wi-Fi Calling Fixes For The Galaxy Note 3, LG G3, And HTC One M8

Update #2: T-Mobile has started updating support pages with a clarification on those Wi-Fi calling enhancements. The phones now have support for Gogo inflight texting, a feature the company announced as part of Un-Carrier 7.0.

Update #1: The Galaxy S5 got some love, too.

Google isn't the only company lumping big updates on Wednesday. T-Mobile is sending out Android updates to four, count 'em, four phones on its network. The low-priced Galaxy Avant is getting upgraded to 4.4.2 (it ran 4.4 before), but the LG G3, HTC One M8, and Galaxy Note 3 all get smaller updates with improvements for T-Mo's Wi-Fi calling.

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[New App] T-Mobile Releases Official SIM Unlocking App, For Galaxy Avant Only Right Now

[New App] T-Mobile Releases Official SIM Unlocking App, For Galaxy Avant Only Right Now

T-Mobile is really taking a run at this whole kinder, gentler carrier thing. Among its many initiatives is the Samsung Galaxy Avant, a modestly specced phone that you can unlock (to use on other carriers) with the newly released SIM unlock app. It might come to more phones later, but it's a step in the right direction anyway.

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T-Mobile Launches The Samsung Galaxy Avant, A Respectable Low-End KitKat Phone For $216 Up Front

T-Mobile Launches The Samsung Galaxy Avant, A Respectable Low-End KitKat Phone For $216 Up Front

Not everything in the Android world is super-high-end, and if your carrier is building a brand on being cheaper than the other guys, perhaps having a few cheap phones around isn't a bad idea. Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Avant, the latest addition to T-Mobile's hardware lineup. The internal specs won't blow anyone away, but with an off-contract price of just $216 (or $9 a month for two years on Jump), they don't need to.

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The oblong Avant follows the same rough design pattern as the Galaxy S3 and S4, though it trades in Samsung's capacitive menu button for a more modern Recents button (that's still in the wrong place).

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