T-Mobile confirms disconnection of 19 devices by January 29
Last month, we received word that T-Mobile is preparing to roll out an update for the first month of 2021 that will make 19 devices no longer able to connect to the network. And now, just over two weeks from the end of the month, we receive official confirmation that it is true. The “non-carrier” has announced that these old devices will no longer be able to connect to their lines and users will have to upgrade their phone or switch to another carrier that can still support them.
T-Mobile has already started informing affected users that they will have to upgrade to a newer device if they want to remain on the T-Mobile network. The network update will be rolled out on January 21, 2021, so the “small number or older devices” will not be able to establish a network connection by then. The main reason is that these devices can no longer receive a software update from the manufacturer.
Not all devices are smartphones, as some security systems and communication equipment are included. Of course, smartphones will be easy to upgrade as there are tons of devices available for all kinds of price ranges and preferences. Security cameras can be a bit more difficult to update, but of course you will need a network connection to use them, so those who are at T-Mobile and have these older cameras have no choice.
T-Mobile says All other affected devices on your network have been issued a software update so they can remain on the network. If you have received a notification for a network update, it is best to do so before January 29 to ensure that you will not be affected by the network update. But if you are using one of the 19 devices listed below, you can contact their “Expert Team” or go to any retail store to update your device.
The devices that will be affected are listed below:
– Arlo security camera system
– AT&T Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile branded version is not affected, but will need to be updated to the latest software version)
– Verizon Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile branded version is not affected, but will need to be updated to the latest software version)
– AT&T Galaxy Note Edge
– HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
– HTC Desire 650
– Google Nexus 9
– Huawei Mate 8
– Huawei P9
– Mikrotikls SIA R11e-LTE6
– OnePlus 1
– Quanta Computer Inc Quanta DragonIR7
– Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
– Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
– Sony Xperia Z3
– Sony Xperia Z3 Orion
– Sony D6616 Xperia Z3 Orion
– Soyea Mobile Communication Equipment Co Ltd SOYEA M02
– ZTE ZMAX