HTC Desire should i have gone sim free?

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  1. riverboat2001

    riverboat2001 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all, i'm jumping ship from my N97.

    I'm going to be using my 3 sim in the unlocked phone.

    But i'm having second thoughts now.

    In the past i have always debranded my phones to get the latest updates as soon as they are released.

    The current firmware version is the tmobile one 1.15.110.11

    do tmobile "cripple" the phone at all?

    So if i have my 3 sim in there will the firmware change straight away, if not, will i still get updates as 3 don't currently have the phone.

    Please help, as i will try and get a refund if i can't get the latest updates straight away.

    Cheers All
     

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  2. lekky

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    You will be able to install the tmob updates.
     
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  3. riverboat2001

    riverboat2001 Well-Known Member
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    But are the tmobile updates likely to be months behind the official ones, like with Symbian, some people were months behind all the original firmware updates.

    Basically, will i lose out by not getting a debranded phone?
     
  4. OtterGod

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    I've got a Desire on T-Mobile (UK) and the minor OTA update a few weeks came through for T-Mobile about a day (or less) after the generic one was announced. Not sure how it might work for a more major update.

    As regards extra stuff being installed, it really doesn't feel crippled or weighed down with extras. There's no T-Mobile specific branding on the outside of the phone or in the apps. To be honest the only thing I see is the start-up logo when first switched on - after that no mention of T-Mobile! I get the feeling the Orange ones are much more "branded/tweaked" - but not from personal experience.

    And considering my total cost for the phone+voice+data over 2 years will be only
     
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  5. antipesto93

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    tmobile only changes the ineternet icon.
    and the startup logo
     
  6. lekky

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    It might take longer for them to post updates in the future though. They were much slower with the Hero updates.
     
  7. riverboat2001

    riverboat2001 Well-Known Member
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    I might set it to generic myself using the Goldcard method. That way i know i will get udates straight away.

    On the other hand though, i might wait for the first proper update to appear and see how far behind mine is.

    Anyone used the goldcard to generic procedure?
     
  8. TheOriginalKi

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    Why did you not just buy the handset in a 3 Store? I bought mine from a 3 Store on Sunday for
     
  9. weirdNumber

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    T-Mobile have also been incredibly slow and far behind the upgrade curve on the Nokia symbian handsets. As they don't mess with the desire too much there probably isn't much incentive to debrand it until a large update is made available for the generic handsets that isn't available for the T-Mobile handsets.

    I debranded my T-Mobile desire, but then the first thing I do whenever I get a new phone is debrand it.
     
  10. riverboat2001

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