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T-Mobile OnePlus 8

  1. uhlnoor
    Donut Oct 16, 2020

    uhlnoor , Oct 16, 2020 :
    I'm just waiting and waiting and waiting for T-Mobile to finish adding that crappy bloatware and send out the new update to us already. Never buying from T-Mobile again. OnePlus needs to discuss this with T-Mobile about the additional time. I had Google Pixel's before this and T-Mobile had no control over my device. Either that or I switch phone and carrier.
     

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  2. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Oct 16, 2020

    Tokolozi , Oct 16, 2020 :
    Well you could have opted just to buy directly from oneplus, which would mean you could have already updated.
     

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  3. Y1596643509904
    Donut Oct 17, 2020

    Y1596643509904 , Oct 17, 2020 :
    Im at the end of my limits with oneplus and T-mobile. Im having constant freezing and network hangups daily that require me to restart my phone in order to receive and send callas adn text messages. T mobile wont network unlock my phone so I can manually update the buggy firmware. Oneplus gave them too much control and has tarnished the product by doing so. I switch back to my unlocked note 10+ and I dont have these issues that I do on the op8. I have a phone I cant use reliably and if its not fixed by the end of the month im leaving T mobile, selling this OP8 and would advise anyone to stay away from the mess that the pair of these two companies have created. You could have the best network in the world, but if you don't have the technology resources to support and maintain the software side of thing then your network isnt worth a damn
     

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  4. Y1596643509904
    Donut Oct 17, 2020

    Y1596643509904 , Oct 17, 2020 :
    Tmobile offered promotions that cut the price of the phone in half. In hindsight its a bit misleading because by saving half of the cost you get a phone that just doesnt work with T-mobile crappy firmware.
     

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  5. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Oct 17, 2020

    Artemus. , Oct 17, 2020 :
    That's... called "subsidizing". First time buying a smartphone from a carrier?
     

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  6. Y1596643509904 , via OnePlus 8 T-Mobile , Oct 18, 2020 :
    well first time in a long time. I have been buying direct from samsung to avoid bloat ware. I thought I was safe with oneplus
     

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  7. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Oct 18, 2020

    Artemus. , Oct 18, 2020 :
    You forgot about carrier-branded phones, didn't you?
     

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  8. Y1596643509904 , via OnePlus 8 T-Mobile , Oct 18, 2020 :
    6 months ago I had never heard of a carrier branded oneplus 7 having bloat ware but the internet was full of horror stories about oneplus support. so when you appear to have a phone that has a subsidy, no bloat ware but the reputable carrier will deal with potential warranty issues then the choice isn't that hard. really the preloaded apps aren't that bad. it's the issue of poor software releases for the oneplus line from T-Mobile. another thing I consider was that if I bought it from T-Mobile then the imei would be whitelist to connect to US Cellular towers. if I bought from OP direct then my network coverage would be less reliable. As someone who lives in a rural area, that carries some weight
     

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  9. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Oct 18, 2020

    Artemus. , Oct 18, 2020 :
    Sorry, what?
     

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  11. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Oct 23, 2020

    Artemus. , Oct 23, 2020 :
    Ask T-Mo. They control the firmware.
     

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  12. thebrick1 , via OnePlus 8 T-Mobile , Dec 9, 2020 :
    I am honestly shocked that Oneplus would bow down to TMO this way and let them withhold updates. For many this is ruining the reputation that Oneplus worked so hard to build. This is my 4th Oneplus phone and possibly last.
     

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  13. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Dec 9, 2020

    Artemus. , Dec 9, 2020 :
    You... must be pretty brand-new to how carriers work.
     

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  15. uhlnoor
    Donut Dec 24, 2020

    uhlnoor , Dec 24, 2020 :
    Same!!!!
     

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  16. uhlnoor
    Donut Dec 24, 2020

    uhlnoor , Dec 24, 2020 :
    Dude, I feel the same way! T-Mobile f'ed up WAAAAYYYY too many times for me now. I'm looking for a way out of my EIP and leaving them.
     

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  17. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Dec 24, 2020

    Artemus. , Dec 24, 2020 :
    Clearly you've never owned a carrier-branded device... updates are almost always few and far between. Be glad there's a way around it without violating any warranties.
     

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  18. uhlnoor
    Donut Dec 25, 2020

    uhlnoor , via OnePlus 8 T-Mobile , Dec 25, 2020 :
    I used to sell carrier branded phones 🤣😂 but thank you for assuming what I've done in the past without actually knowing anything about me
     

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  20. catanario
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