Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 disappears from T-Mobile’s online store


Bad news, Windows 10 Mobile fans: It looks like T-Mobile may be done selling the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10.

The Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 has disappeared from T-Mobile’s online store. When you filter the phones page to show Windows devices, you get a “No items found” result. Trying to navigate directly to the Idol 4S’s product page will just give you a page that sits and loads without actually showing anything.

I reached out to T-Mobile to ask about the status of the Idol 4S with Windows 10, but haven’t gotten a response as of the time of publication. If I do hear from T-Mo, I’ll be sure to update this post.

Alcatel’s Idol 4S with Windows 10 originally launched in November 2016 at a price of $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $19.59 each, or $469.99 full retail. The Idol 4S looked like a pretty nice phone, offering specs like a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 21-megapixel camera, and a premium design. Windows 10 Mobile isn’t exactly the most popular mobile OS around, though, and it’s possible that T-Mo could’ve just decided to cease sales after five months of availability.

If you’re still interested in picking up an Idol 4S with Windows 10, you can snag an unlocked model from Microsoft for $400 or you can get one from Amazon for just $284.99.

Thanks, Steven!

Source: T-Mobile

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  • frankinnoho

    Darn it. I missed my chance. Oh well.

  • Bklynman

    Too bad windows mobile didn’t grab part of the market,it would benefited the consumer,which is us. R.I.P. windows mobile.

    • Acdc1a

      Microsoft fumbled every opportunity to succeed. I loved the OS but had to abandon it entirely when Chase dropped support.

      • Bklynman

        I use HTC HD7,for little time,I thought it was alot better than Android.No one really supported it,it is really too bad.

      • Celeste

        I just go to the Chase website on the phone. SMS works fine for notifications.

  • genretv

    Funny how they will hold on to different models of the iPhone for all eternity but cancel every Windows phone after a few months. This happened to the Lumia 640. I think it only lasted one or two months. It’s a shame that more people haven’t at least tried it. It’s good for people who are either OCD or autistic because the tiles keep everything in order nice and neat. Seems like a lot of techies would benefit from it. But a lot of fanboys (whiney little bitches) bad-mouthed it just because it didn’t have their favorite goo-goo ga-ga baby-bastard app. I hope Microsoft tries again with a better designer this time.

    • lomsha

      Give it up already. It’s not a matter of being bad-mouthed. It isn’t drawing much attention and that’s just the way it is.

    • Todd N.

      That’s the things, we all buy phones not to just call, text, email, and access the web…. we also want to access our favorite apps. When very very very few develop apps for Windows phones, you might as well buy a flip phone as you can’t do much with it. The fact that Windows Phones doesn’t have a “decent” navigation app, is just sad. This all said from someone that literally work in the shadow of Microsoft buildings. I know a ton of Microsoft employees that have given up on their Windows phone. Yes they all say they love the UI, but that is it. It is a dead platform, and no matter how much Microsoft supporters like to fight for it, there is nothing anyone can say to make the masses suddenly start buying it. Even if they gave them out for free, people would stop using it as their favorite apps would be non existent in the Windows apps store. Lets not forget Microsoft is selling a special Samsng S8 phone which is preloaded with all of Microsoft’s apps in the coming weeks. Yes they are selling an Android phone in a windows store… If that doesn’t say anything I don’t know what else will. Windows phones are dead, but Microsoft is too big and proud to publically waive the white flag, they will just let things silently slip away like what is happening now. Think about it, when is the last time you saw a Windows Phone commercial on a major network? When is the last time they released a new flagship Windows Phone?
      And lastly, if Windows Phone was still going strong, why did Microsoft sell away Nokia? I’m sure you know that Nokia is now coming out with Android phones…. I hope I made my point, if no one buys something and a company gives up on a product, it is going to die…. And it is already happening. Sorry

      • Esodmumixam

        OK. that’s the perception, but comparing it to a flip phone is ludicrous. It’s a fully functional smart phone.

        • Todd N.

          That’s the point I’m trying to make. Most people will not consider a phone “fully functional” if they can’t use their favorite apps. Let me put it this way, say a Windows Phone user bought a fancy new high-tech car that requires a very special type of fuel. They start showing off the car and explaining how nice the layout is, and how much potential power there is under the hood. Then I come along and ask, “can we go take it for a spin?” Window Phone user comes back saying “Well I need this special fuel, which isn’t available anywhere. Not sure if I’ll ever find it” Can we see the problem here? A technically fully functional car is not really functional if you can’t use it to it’s full potential. The Windows Phone while it has many loved features, it doesn’t truly offer a fully functional smart phone experience when your favorite apps aren’t there. And yes I know that “experience” is completely based on each person’s opinion.

          That said, what I experience is more “awe” situations with Windows Phone users. I explain all the cool things you can do via different apps only available for Android and iPhone. They are completely unaware of all of the things that are possible. You can see it in there eyes like when a child has ice cream for the first time. For you non-parents out there… that is amazement, excitement, and a sweet side of wonder. And then when the ice cream is gone, jealousy hits, and all various excuses and wildly stretched comparisons come out in every form just to try and get what they don’t have.

          I know people are going to take this like a slap in the face, but I’m not trying to do that. I want people to start preparing for the death of Windows Phone. You will need to come out and start exploring what other mobile systems like iPhone and Android offer. Yes you will always miss those valued Windows Phone features, but the cool thing is that Microsoft itself has a lot already invested into Android for example. Many of the feature you might love could already be there waiting for you.

          Enough said.. and I’m moving on…

        • Esodmumixam

          I just saw your post. So sorry for the late response. But 5 months later… Yes, it appears rather obvious that windows phone is dying a slow death. You are correct. Your analogy of the fuel is not accurate however. It’s more like you have to go pay inside the gas station rather than use the credit card reader at the pump. Yes, it’s an extra step, but not that difficult. The edge browser in windows phone is ironically far superior to Chrome in Android devices, and far better at displaying desktop versions of the sites. For 90% of the missing apps, the solution is to use the web version instead via edge (the extra step) although the result is usually better that utilizing the Android version of the app.

  • Limeybastard

    I got one these on JOD, what utter garbage it was. I really “wanted” to like and try a windows phone but albeit couldn’t get past shitty navigation and menu system coupled with the scrotum induced blunt force pain of the spinning loading animation which propped up on nearly all key presses.

    • Steven

      Sounds like a personal problem. I love mine. The only complaint I really have is the slow shutter speed for the camera. But if that’s it, for th eprice its a homerun.

      • Esodmumixam

        Completely agree. I love mine too. The camera is indeed on the slower side, but great value overall.

  • JLR0926

    I got this phone last month. Upgraded from Lumia 640. Not sure why t mobile had such short cycles on both. Phone is great with windows 10. UI is far better. I could care less about the apps . I am used to going to the web pages and that’s just fine . People are just brainwashed by apple and android. Had android before and was mediocre at best. Cortana is great, continuum very useful. All my windows PC stuff renders great on this device. I’ll keep using Windows OS while it lasts.

    • Steven

      I did the EXACT same thing, Lumia 640 to now this Alcatel Idol 4S. Great phones, great OS, minor functionality loss like Chromecast functionalities. That’s about it. My only legitimate gripe is the slow shutter speed.