Unlocked HTC 10 is fully compatible with T-Mobile, including VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling


When the HTC 10 was announced earlier today, it was revealed that the unlocked version of the flagship will work with T-Mobile’s network, including band 12 LTE. What wasn’t clear if it would also support features like Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi Calling. Now that master has been resolved.

Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, today confirmed that the unlocked version of the HTC 10 will fully support T-Mobile, including VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. You can see Versi’s response for yourself below.

When HTC launched the unlocked One A9 last year, it confirmed that that model would work with T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling, so it’s not too surprising to learn that the unlocked HTC 10 will, too. It’s good to get confirmation that that’s the case, though, especially since folks that buy the unlocked HTC 10 will be dropping hundreds of dollars to buy their new phone.

If you’d like to pre-order the unlocked HTC 10, you can do so right here. Pricing is set at $699, but if you use the promo code HTC1008, you can knock $100 off that price. The unlocked HTC 10 is expected to begin shipping in early May. The T-Mobile model is also slated to launch in May, but no pricing info has been revealed.

Via: Reddit
Source: @moversi

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  • jonathan3579

    I’ll definitely be buying unlocked. Screw buying branded devices!

    • Verizonthunder

      I agree, fast firmware updates and no additional bloatwear

    • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

      Y’all can have fun with that, I want advanced messaging, EVS , more optimized LTE and the updates don’t come out THAT long after HTC release them I’ve had marshmallow on my m9 for a while now

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Woo hoo!

  • kevev

    Now I’m interested! But that price…

    • Verizonthunder

      Remember it’s unlocked, no additional bloatwear and faster firmware updates.

  • steveb944

    I would think it’d be pretty obvious at this point especially since there’s a carrier version.
    Advanced messaging and the enhanced calling would be more important to know.

    I’m more worried about future network revisions and the hardware that supports it.

  • That makes the HTC 10 the first non-Apple and non-Google, and seventh unlocked overall, phone to be fully compatible with T-Mobile.

    • JLV90

      The Blackberry priv worked out of the box on the unlocked model before there was an official T-mo model.

      I believe that’s the first non-Nexus android phone that supports both band 12 certification and wifi calling.

  • illstplaya .

    This is how every unlocked phone should be. Really no reason for an unlocked phone to not have carrier WiFi calling and other benefits like the advanced messaging

  • Frankwhitess

    Wait,… So for how long will HTC put out updates for the unlock model ???

    And will it support T mobile advance messenging ??

    • FILA

      I was wondering this too, no word on the commitment of updates like they did with the A9. 15 days after Nexus updates, including monthly updates?

  • NardVa

    HTC is making a comeback and it’s about time, but $600 is still steep. This phone will be $500 around September.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    Might consider this phone but I love my OnePlus X too much

  • Definitely pre-ordered it earlier. Super stoked HTC pull out all the stops for this HTC 10.

  • Marius Maries

    How about compatibility with EVS (enhanced Voice services)?

    • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

      Wait for T-Mobile to sell the T-Mobile branded version

      • Jennifer

        Why do you say that? What do you think TMo will sell it for?

  • AS118

    Finally, another unlocked phone that gets band 12 and VOLTE. So so many phones don’t.

  • Jennifer

    Would you expect the phone from tmobile to be cheaper or more expensive than HTC’s unlocked version? Since you would have to use on TMo, and not leave to another carrier ….

    • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

      It’s going to be likely the same price but you pay monthly for the phone with JUMP! uncarrier, the tmo version 10 will have software that T-Mobile added and over the air updates that T-Mobile releases. The tmo version will likely support EVS and will also likely connect faster to tmobiles LTE. It is like this with all carriers branded phones vs the unlocked phones. You can probably even turn the unlocked version into a T-Mobile version if we get S-OFF

      • Jennifer

        Maybe I’m wrong (although prob personal decision)…I was thinking the unbranded would be better – less bloatware and crap pre-loaded on the phone. I’m not one that has ever rooted/tweaked my phone, and I don’t see me doing it in the future – so I guess turning it into a t-Mo version myself is unlikely. Would I really want OTA updates from T-Mo? I would think direct from HTC would be better anyway.
        I’ve gotten burned by buying direct from manufacturer twice before (Google Nexus that didn’t have support for very long, and OnePlus One that isn’t fully compatable with T-Mobile), so I’m a little gun-shy about buying this, but I really like it having less crap pre-installed. And it’s a bit cheaper than the Galaxy 7…

        • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

          T-Mobile is the uncarrier they have the least bloat on their phones out of all the carriers and it will be worth it for the EVS, advanced messaging and optimized LTE connection… just pay monthly with JUMP so you don’t have to pay all at once or jump and pay it off you don’t have to finance anything just pay off the T-Mobile version will use the full potential of the LTE network

      • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

        TMobile is the uncarrier they have the least bloat on their phones out of all the carriers you should go with the TMobile one

    • disqus_hVj9NwwMcK

      You can unlock all T-Mobile phones and take them to another carrier it’s a new law that got passed they have to unlock it if you tell them

      • David Firebaugh

        Yeah if you pay for the phone first. They are not just going to unlock it for you just because you say so. It has to be paid for first

  • Jennifer

    Jared… Great post! I’ve been with t-mobile for over 16 years, and I appreciate you asking loyalty directly. I just can’t decide whether to buy now, or wait and see what TMo offers..

    • Jared

      Thanks, I enjoyed reading your’s too! I’m still undecided too, and no headphones included in the US version doesn’t help sway me one way either

  • RockStar2005

    Thanks Alex!!