T-Cell has offered a line of funds telephones beneath the model ‘REVVL’ for a number of years now. Final 12 months’s entries have been the REVVLRY and REVVLRY+, and going into 2020, they seem to be a good case examine for why it is best to by no means purchase carrier-made telephones.
Assist pages for each the REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ level out that the telephones have not obtained a single replace since their launch in April 2019. No OS updates, no safety patches, nothing.
The REVVL’s replace log solely has one replace.
You is perhaps considering, “they’re funds telephones, they normally do not get frequent updates anyway.” Whereas that’s true, the REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ are each slightly-modified Motorola telephones—the previous a Moto G7 Play, and the latter a G7 Plus. Whereas Motorola is normally sluggish to launch main OS updates, the corporate nonetheless releases safety patches for its unlocked funds telephones on a semi-regular foundation.
T-Cell even had a greater observe file with its earlier telephones: the REVVL 2 obtained 4 safety patches in seven months, and the older REVVL Plus was up to date thrice.
In abstract, you most likely should not purchase any carrier-branded telephones, and also you undoubtedly should not purchase T-Cell’s.