Get ready for beta!

Prepare for Halo Wars 2 Blitz Mode beta: Everything you need to know!

One Windows

Microsoft is building a new Windows 10 Shell for PC, Mobile and Xbox

On the Inside

Everything you need to know about the Xbox Insider Program

Beautiful compromises

Surface Studio review: you'll want one, even if you don't need one


Is this the Surface Phone? Microsoft awarded patents for foldable devices

Windows Central Offers

MCSE Certification bundle is just $39

Even more improvements

All the changes found in Windows 10 build 15007!

Games as a Service

What does the cancellation of Scalebound mean for future Xbox exclusives?

Windows Central Offers

Save $90 on these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Returning for 2017

We're back with an new episode of #AskDanWindows

Lifetime Subscription

VPNSecure is currently 91% off

Our favorite things

The Best of CES 2017 Awards

Infinity Edge in your hand

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the Dell convertible we've always wanted

Project Valerie

Razer just made a laptop with three — THREE! — 17-inch 4K displays. 😱

Great design from Palo Alto

HP's CES 2017 releases are truly gorgeous PCs

Intel and Google's big day

CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

Take five is better than ever

The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 packs Kaby Lake chips and zero bloatware

Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio


'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will power Xbox One and Scorpio games too

Buyer's guide

Best accessories for Microsoft Surface Book

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By odin09
  • 1 Post By kevin2577
  • 1 Post By snowmutt
  • 1 Post By jleebiker
  • 1 Post By Beast of Haeven
  • 1 Post By scottcraft
  1. odin09's Avatar

    563 Posts
    Global Posts
    568 Global Posts
    When Verizon put Windows Phone commercials on tv I was thrilled. I really didn't care if the ads were good or not, it was just good to see Verizon promoting windows phone. Those ads made the case that the phone was easy to use but there was nothing that said that this is an exciting phone that you have to have. What does everyone think Verizon should do to promote the 928? I keep hearing that this will be heavily promoted and I hope that's right. I only bring this up because it's bound to be a slow news week until Thursday and this gives me something to talk about!
    snowmutt likes this.
  2. kevin2577's Avatar

    283 Posts
    I imagine they'll promote the camera pretty heavily
    Laura Knotek likes this.
  3. wolf1891's Avatar

    354 Posts
    I'll be thrilled to see them market it at all... but then, I'm honestly getting pretty jaded by the half-hearted marketing efforts that I've seen thus far from all of the US cell carriers when it comes to WP. All I know for sure is that my DVP is due for replacement and the 928 looks to be the best bet for something that I'd be willing to put the money down for to be my next phone so I want it out there, and I want it NOW!!!!
  4. smontoya2's Avatar

    29 Posts
    Today is the day they begin their Device Payment Plan to match T-Mobile's similar plan. It would be great to market this plan with the 928 device to attract current & new customers. I myself am thinking of getting the plan on the 928 pay it off in a year and look toward the newer models to come.
  5. twint7787's Avatar

    225 Posts
    Global Posts
    271 Global Posts
    they won't.
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by twint7787 View Post
    they won't.

    Why wouldn't they? Verizon seems to be kind of behind P8. If a top end Nokia is arriving, they could talk it up as a "we got the latest and greatest" type thing. And the 822 has been a surprising little success for them.

    I loved the "So advanced, it is simple" campaign. No offense, but I hope you are wrong.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
  7. odin09's Avatar

    563 Posts
    Global Posts
    568 Global Posts
    I liked the so advanced its simple tag line I just wasn't thrilled with the narrator. I want people to come away from a 928 ad as excited about it as I am!
  8. jleebiker's Avatar

    1,399 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,515 Global Posts
    Isn't there someone in this forum that works for VZW in Marketing? Wouldn't they be the best to speak on this?
    Bartdog likes this.
  9. Funky Cricket's Avatar

    652 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,004 Global Posts
    my guess is with commercials and web adds!


    I hope they market them well, MS isn't doing enough to show off the phones themselves. I've had mixed results with asking about the phones in store. Some have said, "no apps get android" others have said they had demo units and liked how they worked but there was a reason or two they didn't want to keep one (google, or screen size), but were complimentary about the phones.
  10. #10  
    I would imagine there will be a lot of marketing behind the 928. There have been stories for a while now that Verizon will get a hero phone from Nokia and that they plan to have a big marketing blitz. I wasn't sure if that would really happen but after hearing about the Lumia 822 success i would imagine they would actually support new WP8 devices even more than before.
    ryan.kruger likes this.
  11. antsin3d's Avatar

    128 Posts
    One thought: Samsung will be spending huge money promoting Galaxy S4. Perhaps VZW doesn't see the need to do more on top of that and will be the 928 as a way to differentiate their network. It's not like someone's gonna switch carriers for the GS4 anyway, since its on all of them.
  12. scottcraft's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    2,401 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,535 Global Posts
    I think ease of use and the camera would be the best way of promoting the 928. I do think Verizon will be supportive of the 928, I just hope it's not priced at $200.
    diego15nets likes this.
  13. Honestabebread's Avatar

    506 Posts
    Global Posts
    641 Global Posts
    Perhaps they're hyping up the GS4 preorder now so that when the 928 comes out they can focus on that.
  14. Shellharri's Avatar

    11 Posts
    Global Posts
    10 Global Posts
    i think expected price of this phone is $350.
  15. odin09's Avatar

    563 Posts
    Global Posts
    568 Global Posts
    I just hope that they really do focus on the 928. We need to get the people who don't follow these boards interested in the 928. This is an exciting phone. As for price I think $200 is high but a $50 rebate will bring it down to $150. Either way I am in if they ever get around to releasing the phone.

Similar Threads

  1. Verizon announces new Droids yesterday so when will they for the new WP8's?
    By db4williams in forum Upcoming & Rumored Windows Phones
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 10-22-2012, 11:05 PM
  2. How will current apps handle the screen resolutions?
    By Mio_Ray in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-24-2012, 02:45 PM
  3. Verizon Windows Phone Users....How Will You Get WP8?
    By deadwrong03 in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2012, 10:27 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2012, 06:39 PM

Posting Permissions