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  1. johaas's Avatar
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    I love my Lumia 920. None of your issues apply to me. Maybe I'm just not with the times, but I don't use Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, etc. People who want to talk to me can call or text, darn it
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    I have three requests for OP and those like him:

    1) Please consider putting your device-specific complaints in the device-specific forums.

    2) Please try and stick to one "I don't like my device thread" rather than creating a new one every time something happens that you don't like.

    3) Please do a quick search of the forum for a solution to your problem (which has probably been fixed five times over here) before posting a thread saying "My Lumia 8X by Samsung is CRAP because I cannot send texts over WiFi!"

    You'll get an answer faster, and you'll aggravate people far less often.
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    1. WhatsApp is being optimized for WP8 and will be back soonish.
    2. Facebook chat integration works on WP8 better than any other OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erzhik View Post
    2. Facebook chat integration works on WP8 better than any other OS.
    Except for phones that have the Facebook Messenger app. Evidently that's iOS and Android which, for all intents and purposes make up about 99.9% of the phones out there.
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    Ammamalik: Except for the fact that launching an app contra NOT launching an app should put WP above ios and android as well as integrating it with your SMS/IM thread, meaning it does work better than any other [phone] OS?

    For me, the fact that it integrates with my SMSes and doesnt require anything like downloading an app, makes it a better experience on my 920 than my SGS3, for instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Except for phones that have the Facebook Messenger app. Evidently that's iOS and Android which, for all intents and purposes make up about 99.9% of the phones out there.
    Troll is trolling trolliciously. TroLOLOLOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slai View Post
    Ammamalik: Except for the fact that launching an app contra NOT launching an app should put WP above ios and android as well as integrating it with your SMS/IM thread, meaning it does work better than any other [phone] OS?

    For me, the fact that it integrates with my SMSes and doesnt require anything like downloading an app, makes it a better experience on my 920 than my SGS3, for instance.
    It would have been in Windows Phone's favor had the integration actually worked like it's suppose to. In its current form it's a hit and miss (problems with offline messaging, group messaging, syncing FB messages, messages history etc etc). The dedicated app is just a heck of a lot better. The WP integration is a stop-gap arrangement.

    And in both cases you're launching an app. In Windows Phone it's the messaging app and in Android/iOS it's the messenger (again, much more reliable).
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    Trolly McTrollerson trolls trolliciously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    No it's not the same thing. Have you never used an IM service before? As the name suggests, instant messaging is INSTANT which is why it's used for 'chatting'. SMS is not instant. It's the difference between talking on a landline and a CB Radio.
    Coming to the party a bit late, but yeah, for all intents and purposes it is the same thing. My GF and I used to chat on Yahoo Messenger all the time, once we got unlimited texts we switched over to texting. The only difference is we can text anywhere, as opposed to just on the desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    Coming to the party a bit late, but yeah, for all intents and purposes it is the same thing. My GF and I used to chat on Yahoo Messenger all the time, once we got unlimited texts we switched over to texting. The only difference is we can text anywhere, as opposed to just on the desktop.
    Ignore him. He is trolling. SMS is just another form of IM -- it uses data packets in between voice packets to send short messages via the mobile network (typically IP-switched), just like IM on the desktop.

    The reason it's called "instant messaging" is because it evolved on the PC in the mid 1990s after people complained of the latency around e-mail. The first IM protocols, AIM and Lotus SameTime, were developed to make messaging "instant" and not "delayed" by e-mail servers. SMS is a form of IM.
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    It would have been in Windows Phone's favor had the integration actually worked like it's suppose to. In its current form it's a hit and miss (problems with offline messaging, group messaging, syncing FB messages, messages history etc etc). The dedicated app is just a heck of a lot better. The WP integration is a stop-gap arrangement.

    And in both cases you're launching an app. In Windows Phone it's the messaging app and in Android/iOS it's the messenger (again, much more reliable).
    Hm perhaps, Ive never had issues with my FBchat personally, but if it doesnt work for the majority then yeah perhaps. For example do I not groupchat, nor had a need for message history. So youre probably right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slai View Post
    Hm perhaps, Ive never had issues with my FBchat personally, but if it doesnt work for the majority then yeah perhaps. For example do I not groupchat, nor had a need for message history. So youre probably right.
    He is trolling. He doesn't have a Windows Phone.
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    What FB chat problems are you guys having? I love how the chat and texts are on the same app and I have no issues whatsoever.
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    sorry but as long as friends, family and co-workers use WhatsApp on a Daily Basis, Skype for Calls over the Internet and the Facebook-Chat for main communication i can't recommend it. How? And how do you guys don't have that problem?!

    There are posts here in the forums about how the FB-Chat integration doesn't work anymore. Never worked for me on WP8. Did work on WP7.5 but not anymore, at least on my 900.
    Whatsapp is pulled from the App Store so unless you got it installed allready - there is no WhatsApp for new buyers.
    The Skype Bugs appear not to everyone but they could and if i recommend a phone to someone not as tech savy as we are and he can't do the basic stuff he can do on her iPhone or GS3 or whatever... how would you "defend" your recommendation?

    Especially the Skype thing is really critical. It blocked all Texts and E-Mails... if i just want to do cellular calls i don't need to spend 650€ ;)
    I don't have any of your issues on my 920.

    Facebook chat is right there built into the messaging hub and I use it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I don't know anyone who uses Whatsapp to be honest. I haven't had any issues in Skype other than the obvious inability to receive calls when the app isn't running, something everyone already knows is coming soon, and the reason the app is a "preview". I'm certain that by the time Skype leaves preview status, it will be the best Skype of any platform.

    I have to think the people talking about messaging issues are just trolling, because I regularly chat with people via SMS, Facebook AND Messenger from within the built-in messaging hub without any issues... totally seamlessly.
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    Exactly how is Android and iOS facebook messenger app better than having facebook chat built into the messaging hub in Windows Phone? Sometimes I get texts. Sometimes I get fb messages. Rarely do people use only one or the other. I have them in one place on windows phone, so when I need to see that old message, I know exactly where to go... I don't have to guess "hmm... did she text me that or did she send that via fb?"

    Get real bro.
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    Do you guys find the Facebook integration to be completely seamless, reliable and stable? Can you send pictures or videos?

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    I don't send pictures or videos on the DESKTOP version of Facebook chat. I upload pictures and videos from my phone to my wall, if that's what you mean. That's easy, you just tap Share --> Facebook and done.
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    I don't send pictures or videos on the DESKTOP version of Facebook chat. I upload pictures and videos from my phone to my wall, if that's what you mean. That's easy, you just tap Share --> Facebook and done.
    What if I would like to just send one small quick picture to the person I'm chatting with in Facebook chat using a WP8 device?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Ignore him. He is trolling.
    Yeah... I shoulda read the whole thread before I replied. :)
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    Err to be honest I was under the impression that the Facebook chat implementation is very poor in WP8. So is that just a myth?

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    OP is a whiny nitpicking whiner baby

    you'd give up a great phone just because some developers are taking longer than a month after launch to get you your ******* app
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    and Facebook chat works astoundingly well on my lumia 920
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    What if I would like to just send one small quick picture to the person I'm chatting with in Facebook chat using a WP8 device?
    Share it on their wall.

    Facebook Chat isn't a high-bandwidth MMS-style service. If you tried to "share" it with them and they were in the browser version, they'd not even receive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Share it on their wall.

    Facebook Chat isn't a high-bandwidth MMS-style service. If you tried to "share" it with them and they were in the browser version, they'd not even receive it.
    Thanks. Normally if I want to send a picture to someone on Facebook I send them a private message (on a desktop web browser). It goes to their Facebook inbox. Is this possible through the messaging app on wp8?

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    Want another issue with Skype on WP8?! Try entering a credit card number or account number when calling a bank or service provider.... I have a card with an overseas company and skype on WP8 or Windows 8 just won't recognize i'm entering the numbers on the dialpad..... went to my ipad and it worked perfectly!!!

    Just a shame Skype is a MS Application and it works far better on other platforms!! Just tells you how much attention to details MS actually put!
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