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T-Mobile's HTC One S hit with battery drain issue while using Wi-Fi calling; software fix is coming

T-Mobile's HTC One S hit with battery drain issue while using Wi-Fi calling; software fix is coming
A couple of days ago, T-Mobile launched the HTC One S for $199.99 with a signed 2-year contract. Trade in a smartphone and get $100 off. Trade in an Apple iPhone and get the HTC One S for free. It all sounds good, right? There is one small problem though. Whenever the Wi-Fi calling feature is being used, the battery on the HTC One S drains quickly. On T-Mobile's support page, the carrier suggests that to reduce the battery drain during Wi-Fi calling, users keep the phone plugged in to charge. Wow! What a flash!

T-Mobile says a software fix is coming

T-Mobile says a software fix is coming

T-Mobile also says that the issue "will be addressed in an upcoming software update," although no specific date for the update was mentioned. Calling over Wi-Fi  is a feature that could save you the money that you would have had to pay from going over the voice cap on your plan. Having it drain your battery, on the other hand, is not exactly what HTC One S users had in mind when they bought the device. Until the software update is released,  following T-Mobile's advice and keeping the phone plugged in while you use the Wi-Fi calling feature should help prevent you from walking around with a dead battery in your HTC One S.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

Wi-Fi calling is a great feature but is draining the battery on the HTC One S

Wi-Fi calling is a great feature but is draining the battery on the HTC One S


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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:25

1. Markizzle21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Flipping Genius move by T-mobile I swear I would have never thought of doing that.....

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:34 1

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Did anyone notice something
HTC One S hit??

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 23:51

5. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Hahaha, I missed it!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:50

3. alpinejason (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


you would think the quality control would be a little better on all the new phones guess not!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 23:00

4. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Not surprising. I have had nothing but problems with Tmobile HTC phones. They have been a train wreck for me. Nothing new at all

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 04:30

6. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Checked it at tmo store yesterday. Nothing special here folks. Bland experience! If its the lesser of the two, a company like tmo will take it. Epic fail!

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 16:51 1

7. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I tried it today. You are wrong. Gorgeous phone. Absolutely loved everything about it.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 21:26

9. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I don't think so. Put it next to the GS2 and you'll know which one is gorgeous. The aluminum unibody feels great but the overall design doesn't do it any justice and the color and feel is just lifeless. Not a good phone as compared to maybe its big brother, the One X.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:06 1

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I had my GS2 in the other hand at the time.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 23:43

8. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I think you tried the iphone 4s !!

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