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 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

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One S
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.1
    HTC Sense UI



6. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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!

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

8. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I think you tried the iphone 4s !!

4. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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

3. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

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

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Did anyone notice something HTC One S hit??

5. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Hahaha, I missed it!

1. Markizzle21

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

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