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HTC updates 911 fix: Magic now has 1.5 with Sense UI

For those who have an Rogers Dream or Magic and were a bit frustrated over the past week due to the 911 software fix… HTC has completed the required fixes and update is now available.

What’s even better for Magic owners is when you do download the upgrade you’ll get 1.5 with the Sense UI that has multi-touch. In addition, Rogers states “You will be compensated automatically for this inconvenience with a credit of one month of data fees”, probably because your data will now skyrocket.

Also… as this is a 911 issue and those current owners who do not download the update, Rogers says they will take “precautionary measure of temporarily disabling internet access for Dream and Magic users on Sunday January 24 at 6:00AM (EST). Voice and text messaging will not be impacted”.

Here is the statement from Rogers:
“A mandatory software update is now available for Rogers HTC Dream and Magic customers to ensure 911 calls can be completed on these devices. These customers need to go immediately to http://www.rogers.com/dreamsoftwareupdate or http://www.rogers.com/magicsoftwareupdate on a PC to download the update. Users of Windows 7 or Macintosh will need to call 1-888-Rogers1 for update instructions. Customers will need to backup any personal items before the update process.

Customers who have not downloaded this software update could have problems accessing 911. As a result, we are taking the precautionary measure of temporarily disabling internet access for Dream and Magic users on Sunday January 24 at 6:00AM (EST). Voice and text messaging will not be impacted. By disabling internet access, we can ensure that 911 calls are completed for all our Dream and Magic customers. Once a customer completes the software update, his/her internet access will be re-enabled within 24 hours.

Temporarily disabling internet access is the only decision we could make to ensure all customers can make 911 calls. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Dream and Magic customers on data plans will automatically be credited for one month of data fees (excluding roaming). This credit will show up on invoices within 60 days. We take this matter very seriously and continue to investigate the way this issue was addressed to determine how we can improve our internal and external processes.”

How has the upgrades gone?

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