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    Yes, my 920 made me late for work! How you ask? Well, I left it on the charging plate last night before I went to bed and sometime during the night it shut itself off and never came back on. When I finally woke up I realized my alarm had not went off. Checked my phone and it was off and would not come back on until I held down the power+volume down button. This has me really worried. I can deal with slightly blurry pics, and an occasional restart, but to completely just die in the middle of the night rendering my alarm clock useless is not good. Now I'm afraid to leave it on the charging plate at night!
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    There is a reason that $10 alarm clock makers are still in business.

    My alarm clock I have had for 30 years has never failed me where as complicated gadgets can and will at a much higher rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philpeeps View Post
    There is a reason that $10 alarm clock makers are still in business.

    My alarm clock I have had for 30 years has never failed me where as complicated gadgets can and will at a much higher rate.
    I've NEVER relied on a cell phone to wake me up. Not once. I use a $10 alarm clock with a big display. Has a battery backup in case power goes out. As simple as can be.
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    I too was 15 minutes late for work today. Only because when I got to the parking lot at work, November Rain by Guns 'N Roses started playing on the radio and I had to listen to the whole song. On the bright side, the alarm on my Lumia 920 went off just as expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philharmonik View Post
    Yes, my 920 made me late for work! How you ask? Well, I left it on the charging plate last night before I went to bed and sometime during the night it shut itself off and never came back on. When I finally woke up I realized my alarm had not went off. Checked my phone and it was off and would not come back on until I held down the power+volume down button. This has me really worried. I can deal with slightly blurry pics, and an occasional restart, but to completely just die in the middle of the night rendering my alarm clock useless is not good. Now I'm afraid to leave it on the charging plate at night!
    Yeah like others said, always use actual alarm clock. Have had this cheapo Ikea alarm clock now for 7 years, has never failed me.

    That said it seems like you got hitted by the Windows Phone 8 bug. Microsoft announced last week that there is update coming this month via over the air update.
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    I haven't had to use an actual alarm clock in years. Kinda sucks that the 920 I love so much has failed me. I'm not giving up on Nokia though, I'm sure they will get this fixed with OTA update. Time to go digging through boxes for old school AC!
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    I learned my lesson when I tried to use an alarm on my Touchpad with the Touchstone. I was excited about the charging and being able to display the weather, pictures, or a clock with an alarm. It was working well then all of the sudden become inconsistant. It would go off, but not have any sound. I learned my lesson with that one....

    Currently my 920 is my backup and my 2 year old is my primary.
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    I think you guys are straying from the topic.

    His problem is not the alarm clock, it's the fact that the phone just died/powered off totally in the middle of the night..
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    While I wasn't late, this happened to me too (phone locked up on the charing plate).

    This is concerning because I actually rely on being contactable throughout the night depending on whether I have patients being cared for or not. Granted, I have multiple lines, and will likely have to make my other line the "go to" line if the Lumia is unreliable like this. Nothing like a tech trying to call you and panicking because she is sent straight to VM...
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    If I set a reminder, then I will always be earlier than it...So for me,man of kinda diligent, no alarm clock is nothing serious...huhu
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    This person is having issues too: Huge software bug

    I use 627.AM as my alarm, and the charging plate. I have not had any issues with the alarm or phone.
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    I've been using the charging pad since I got it on the 13th. So far no shut downs or freeze ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    I think you guys are straying from the topic.

    His problem is not the alarm clock, it's the fact that the phone just died/powered off totally in the middle of the night..

    You are correct! The alarm clock has been working fine for me since I got the phone on the 9th. Last night was the first time I had it on the charging plate all night. I can only guess that the phone got to hot and shut itself off??
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    Quote Originally Posted by stmav View Post
    I've been using the charging pad since I got it on the 13th. So far no shut downs or freeze ups.
    And now you have just jinxed yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by philharmonik View Post
    Yes, my 920 made me late for work! How you ask? Well, I left it on the charging plate last night before I went to bed and sometime during the night it shut itself off and never came back on. When I finally woke up I realized my alarm had not went off. Checked my phone and it was off and would not come back on until I held down the power+volume down button. This has me really worried. I can deal with slightly blurry pics, and an occasional restart, but to completely just die in the middle of the night rendering my alarm clock useless is not good. Now I'm afraid to leave it on the charging plate at night!
    Sorry but I agree with most everyone else. NEVER rely on a cell phone to wake you up. 9 times out of 10, they will work fine but do you really want to trust your future employment to a cell phone? I don't. To many things can go wrong. My advice: Get a cheap alarm clock.
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    My alarm has worked fine.
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    Though this isn't anything new, right? Isn't this just the well known Windows Phone 8 bug?

    Like i said above MS promised there will be update coming this month, hopefully soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatting Hen View Post
    This person is having issues too: Huge software bug

    I use 627.AM as my alarm, and the charging plate. I have not had any issues with the alarm or phone.

    I use the same thing and not a problem so far.
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    This is no different then if you went out to start your car and the battery was dead. Would you start a thread on a battery forum saying "My Interstate Battery made me late for work!"??

    Things happen, that's just the way it goes. If your phone continues to have issues, replace it. You've learned a lesson and now you know what to put on your Christmas list.
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    This is no different then if you went out to start your car and the battery was dead. Would you start a thread on a battery forum saying "My Interstate Battery made me late for work!"??

    Things happen, that's just the way it goes. If your phone continues to have issues, replace it. You've learned a lesson and now you know what to put on your Christmas list.
    Not really, this isn't a battery issue this is a software issue. As another poster mentioned this may not be a huge deal in regards to the alarm but for someone that needs to be able to be reached 24/7 this could be a serious problem.
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    I haven't owned an alarm clock in YEARS. At least 6-8. I always rely on my Cellphone and haven't been let down. Sorry this happened to you dude. I just don't see any reason to own an alarm clock. Also usually I am already awake about 10 minutes before my alarm goes off.
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    My 900 alarm does not go off every once in a while. Bizarrely if I do not turn it off it will go off once I am at work, like an hour late. Very frustrating. Wondering if this OS issue rolled into WP8? Essentially my only major issue with Windows Phone... Thank goodness my timeliness is not particularly critical for my job.
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    My BlackBerry never failed me as an alarm... miss those days. Even when my phone died from low battery, it would power up for the alarm.

    I have never used my 920 for an alarm.

    I currently use my iPhone 5 as an alarm, but it has failed me a few times. Luckily, 99% of the time, I wake up before it's time.
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    I'm going to see if it does it again tonight. Leaving it off the charging plate. I noticed the Lumia was really warm after it got to 100%. I'm thinking it was probably overheating. The only other problems that I am having are issues with blue tooth, occasionally the phone will freeze or restart and the issue with the photos blurring.
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