1. BBHermes's Avatar
    The death by 1000 cuts continues:

    "T-Mobile: As we continue to improve our network experience, an old version of Wi-Fi Calling from 2015 (version 1.0) will no longer work on your phone starting May 31, 2021. Learn more about continuing to enjoy Wi-Fi calling, t-mo.co/WiFiCalling"

    On June 7, wifi calling stopped working on my Z10. OTOH it is still on SR 10.2.1.2156.

    Can anyone confirm if WFC is also dead on the latest SR? If so, then can hardly put off any longer the switch to another platform. Was trying to hold out for OM or till the end of the year..

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    06-10-21 12:20 PM
  2. ppeters914's Avatar
    Interesting. I'm with T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi Calling has been totally whacked for several days. Calls work fine if I disable Wi-Fi. Guess I should just disable Wi-Fi Calling.

    This is on an LG G7 ThinQ running Android 10.

    Also not seeing any BlackBerrys in T-Mobile's Impacted Devices list.
    06-10-21 01:40 PM
  3. BBHermes's Avatar
    Also not seeing any BlackBerrys in T-Mobile's Impacted Devices list.
    Hm.. But it's likely not a coincidence that WFC stopped working just seven days after the EOL date announced in the text message..

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    Last edited by BBHermes; 06-10-21 at 06:28 PM.
    06-10-21 02:45 PM
  4. ppeters914's Avatar
    Hm.. But it's likely not a coincidence that WFC stopped working just seven days after texting the announcement..

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    Oh, I totally agree. I've just reset mine to use Cell as primary.
    06-10-21 03:33 PM
  5. curves2000's Avatar
    I can totally understand some of the features, services and more being disabled for BB 10 devices and devices of that age. Phones from 2013, 2014 etc.

    What I kind of struggle with is devices like the KEY 2 or Key 2LE or devices from late 2018 etc being shut out here fairly soon from basic features.

    I totally understand how quickly tech can change but some of these changes seem to be very very hard to understand for millions of people. I am not talking about BB fans, just people in general who may have an older Android device but a still modern smartphone.

    I'm in Canada so the 3G shutdown hasn't affected my Passport use yet. What I am wondering though is how the US carriers will deal with roaming clients with modern Android devices from other countries.

    Would a 2018/19 Android device from Europe just not work on their network for a business trip?

    Either way, best of luck to all

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    06-10-21 03:38 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    I can totally understand some of the features, services and more being disabled for BB 10 devices and devices of that age. Phones from 2013, 2014 etc.

    What I kind of struggle with is devices like the KEY 2 or Key 2LE or devices from late 2018 etc being shut out here fairly soon from basic features.

    I totally understand how quickly tech can change but some of these changes seem to be very very hard to understand for millions of people. I am not talking about BB fans, just people in general who may have an older Android device but a still modern smartphone.

    I'm in Canada so the 3G shutdown hasn't affected my Passport use yet. What I am wondering though is how the US carriers will deal with roaming clients with modern Android devices from other countries.

    Would a 2018/19 Android device from Europe just not work on their network for a business trip?

    Either way, best of luck to all

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    The whitelists probably account for over 95% of actual device units sold in the last 6 years, so the impact is negligible.
    06-10-21 03:55 PM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Would a 2018/19 Android device from Europe just not work on their network for a business trip?
    Most 2018 phones COULD support modern VoLTE, and as a roaming device, it likely would work. But if for whatever reason the phone doesn't support VoLTE, then, no, it won't be able to make/receive calls or SMS texts.
    06-11-21 01:25 AM
  8. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    The whitelists probably account for over 95% of actual device units sold in the last 6 years, so the impact is negligible.
    Yeah this is mostly a USA thing right now, and most everyone is using a carrier sold device that within the supported range. Majority of those that aren't, are ok changing to one of the support devices carrier's are offering for free. For them it was more a finical choice, rather than a form factor or brand choice.


    Millions... more like a few hundred.
    06-11-21 07:01 AM
  9. lobbyintx's Avatar
    My BlackBerry Passport SE is wifi 1.0???

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    06-23-21 09:07 AM
  10. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    My BlackBerry Passport SE is wifi 1.0???

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    This surprised you?
    06-23-21 08:23 PM
  11. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    This surprised you?
    WiFi 6 is one of the only reasons I'm thinking of upgrading my XR... I've played with my wife's 12 and it is blazing fast when downloading a series on Netflix.

    But in the end I don't know... budget is tight as we want to build a new home (if materials ever stabilize). Might stick with my XR for another year, as it get's the job done.... way thing are going that will buy me a sheet of plywood.
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    07-16-21 07:50 AM
  12. bh7171's Avatar
    WiFi 6 is one of the only reasons I'm thinking of upgrading my XR... I've played with my wife's 12 and it is blazing fast when downloading a series on Netflix.

    But in the end I don't know... budget is tight as we want to build a new home (if materials ever stabilize). Might stick with my XR for another year, as it get's the job done.... way thing are going that will buy me a sheet of plywood.
    Grab yourself a nice Fire HD 8+ affordably (or the new HD 10) and throw in a huge SD card. Download from home all the content you desire and you are good to go without straining your eyes.
    07-16-21 12:48 PM
  13. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Grab yourself a nice Fire HD 8+ affordably (or the new HD 10) and throw in a huge SD card. Download from home all the content you desire and you are good to go without straining your eyes.
    Does that have WiFi 6 ?
    07-16-21 02:39 PM
  14. howarmat's Avatar
    Does that have WiFi 6 ?
    No…and you both might not be talking about the same thing. He mentioned storage but I think you are more in it for the streaming aspect and not the storage
    07-16-21 02:49 PM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    No…and you both might not be talking about the same thing. He mentioned storage but I think you are more in it for the streaming aspect and not the storage
    Yeah I was just wanting something fast...

    Sometimes leaving at the last minute and don't want to wait to download a file.... this using a work account with limited data is a pain. Some streaming services have limits on how much you can download, as I've maxed them out when going on vacation and not sure of the coverage where I'm going. But with 128GB of onboard memory, I don't need an SD card.

    Fire HD might be a great device, but it's another thing to carry around....
    07-16-21 03:05 PM

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