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These are the changes that Tmobile made to the phone

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By xnifex, Senior Member on 16th June 2011, 01:58 AM
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By going through the manual & comparing it to the EU version I've compiled a list of things tmous has changed on the phone. (in case anyone was interested)

Removed:
  • Quick Lookup - ability to select something & choose lookup through Google, Wikipedia, etc
  • Show Me app
  • Ebook reader completely missing even though HTC widget is still there
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Dialer
  • Dock settings
  • Locations
  • The Device Setup on first boot is missing things


Added:
  • Wifi calling (Tmobile's UMA feature)

I wonder why Tmobile removed all of these?

Here is a Voice Recorder app in the market that someone recommended since ours is missing:
http://market.android.com/details?id....voicerecorder
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16th June 2011, 02:02 AM |#2  
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Did they keep Locations? And the quick look up thing is actually useful...dumb.
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Did they keep Locations? And the quick look up thing is actually useful...dumb.

Ya, really dumb move by T-Mobile . Anyone know how to add quick lookup?

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16th June 2011, 02:28 AM |#4  
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voice recorder is in there I'm sure,I'm sure I seen it
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voice recorder is not in there...ive searched for it..theres a widget for it but when you click it it doesnt do anything..
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Did they keep Locations? And the quick look up thing is actually useful...dumb.

seems to be missing too. updated post.
16th June 2011, 09:54 AM |#7  
Man why the **** is it 3 years since using a HTC Touch and they are still locking in bull**** accuweather with no zipcode search or cities that aren't major?

Ran into the voicerecorder bs.

Is there anyway to add any of those features back in or are they hard built into the rom?
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I wonder why Tmobile removed all of these?

What do you mean by "wifi calling"? is it calling via wifi using SIP provider?
If so, we do have it on our Vodafone UK branded units.
If it's something else, please explain.
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well I guess it's good I havn't waited for the 4G to come and pre-ordered the British version.. just one thing, the WiFi Calling looks good.. (first time with Android and HTC xD) is there any way to get it in the UK Sensation Z710e ?
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What do you mean by "wifi calling"? is it calling via wifi using SIP provider?
If so, we do have it on our Vodafone UK branded units.
If it's something else, please explain.

T-Mobile is a pretty cool system. When you're at home (or on a WiFi network that doesn't do much filtering), phone calls, SMS, and MMS inbound or outbound route through WiFi instead of the cellular network. I've noticed this has the benefit of improving battery life while on WiFi, as it turns off the WCDMA (3G/4G) radio. It actually seems like it might turn off the cellular radio completely, I'll have to check when I get home.

The one downside is that if you are on the phone and walk away from your WiFi network, it will drop the call. It can't hand off.

I'm not sure if this is common in Europe, but in the states, many wireless carriers offer femtocell units that users can install in their home if they have bad reception. WiFi calling eliminates the need for that.
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Wifi calling will notify you of a mms but it will not download the message. At least that's my experience with the G2x.

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