- 03-06-2012, 03:56 PM #1
Hey Dave, do you have an update for us regarding your news about the 900 (or variant) on Vzw? He had hinted about it before MWC. I was talking to my Vzw rep yesterday and all she could say was to wait. I asked how long, and she said just a little.
- 03-06-2012, 07:31 PM #3
I got another phone call from my rep. She did some more checking and thinks Vzw won't do anything until WP8. Not what I wanted to hear. I've been off contract since last July. A person can only wait so long...
- 03-07-2012, 08:58 PM #4
All I can say is we do have a Windows Phone in our 4G LTE promotional material (stuff that only employees can see) but there is literally NOTHING as far as information on it goes.
- 03-07-2012, 11:37 PM #5
Honest, I notice you have a Trophy for personal and Razr for work. Which one do you PREFER? I'm just curious of the perspective of someone who uses both, which one is your "go-to" device?
- 03-08-2012, 10:02 PM #6
I hated the Razr with a passion. I hate most Android phones with a passion. I love stock Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus but I hate OEMs and the garbage skins they put on Android. Touchwiz is trash, Motoblur is trash, and Sense is marginal at best. I had to reboot my Razr once every couple of days. I have yet to ever reboot my Trophy or be forces to pull the battery.
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- 03-10-2012, 08:34 AM #8
I'm okay with Android, but there's certain things I think it should never be used for. (Anything serious, like business.) The stock email and SMS clients are unreliable at best, as one "bad" email can bring email sync to a painful, screaming halt. The manufacturer bloatware complicates things horribly, giving Android the exact same troubles people used to have with Windows Mobile. It's a mess.
Ice Cream Sandwich shows promise, but because Google finally said enough was enough with the bloatware, almost no manufacturers are offering it. Figures.
- 03-10-2012, 11:40 AM #9
- 03-26-2012, 12:38 AM #10
The lack of WP support on Verizon makes me want to switch carriers... but with Apollo so close, and everything.. I'm trying to stick it out for the long run.
As I always tell people. Verizon has the best service, AT&T has the best phones, and Sprint has the best contracts. >_< You just can't win.
- 03-26-2012, 03:21 PM #12
Anyway...the Lumia 900 is so nice and the $99 price point makes it a great switcher phone to get out of Verizon contract with ETF but I just have this great feeling that Big Red will pull the Lumia card knowing LTE is the future for them. It is the matter of when and when might be just around the corner when the "other" big phone that will come out in the fall.
- 03-26-2012, 04:29 PM #13
- 03-26-2012, 11:13 PM #14
LOL verizon with a WP7 ? LOL !
They have their head so far up Google's... well... anyway.. the only thing they have is 20mbs to a phone.. LOL seriously.. you need that kind of bandwidth to a phone ?
Uh no.. I live in a VERY rural area and have no problem with AT&T's service.. forgive me if I have no intention of paying verizon ever again..
They have a grudge against MS.. and thats fine.. they can have one less customer too..
:) Good luck waiting ... I wont forget the 8 month delay for the mediocre trophy.
03-27-2012, 10:07 AM #15
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I come on wpcentral nearly every day with the singular hope of seeing an article titled "Lumia 900 coming to Verizon Wireless" (or something to that effect). Hopefully that'll make all these years of waiting worth it.
- 03-27-2012, 10:10 AM #16
- 03-27-2012, 10:21 AM #17
Except for the Lumia 900 and Titan II of course. I told my district manager I was probably gonna move my personal line to AT&T so I can get the phone I want and he was like "Windows phones are junk, why don't you get the special edition Razr?" and I was like "Because Androids are garbage"
- 03-27-2012, 01:19 PM #18
And FWIW , they dont really know if WP7 will sell.... they have one mediocre phone to offer... one **** of a test case.. be like Chevy testing the sports car waters by offering a Chevette .. instead of a Corvette ! Not to mention marketing be damned. (think Droid)
VZW is indefensible on this forum. Everything else is just an excuse. Just my .02 I'm sure YMMV
- 03-27-2012, 03:10 PM #20
I'm sorry... but really Verizon is smart here not to jump on WP's bandwagon.
look at from their point of view, they are already the number 1 carrier with undoubtedly the best overall service they don't need to spend money on a OS that no one knows for sure is going to catch on. They can wait for other carriers to do the research and marketing for them then jump in when people actually start asking for WP in real numbers.
90% of verizon customers only care about android and iOS. Why would they spend millions on advertising something that less than 5% of the population uses in the US? If they can survive not having the Iphone for what 2 years or so? they can definitly wait on WP7 and see how it sells on AT&T and T-mobile before jumping in Q3/Q4 with WP8. With multiple manufacturers offering WP getting one on VZW when they want will not be a problem.
So as a verizon customer, yes i am frustarated, but guys... Blackberry still has a greater market share than WP7 and that isnt going to change this year and who knows what will happen when/if BB10 gets off the ground. Being on top means Vzw has luxary to be patient and see how it fairs before committing money to it.
Be patient, if it catches on, WP will definitly be on VZW in the fall in all it's LTE glory.
- 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM #21
- 03-27-2012, 03:48 PM #22
In fact I would argue it costs them money not having a legitimate WP7 offering... afterall I left to AT&T because of it. Lost sales especially in data plans (contracts) do not make
them MORE money.
I would also argue that it costs them LESS to sell addtional WP7 devices than it does android since the UI and OS is the same for all devices.
I would offer proof of their excuses: VZW stated they turned down the Nokia device due to not having LTE support and they want ALL their smart phones to have LTE built in. ALTHOUGH .. they have the iPhone 4s. Hmm...
Why dont they just come out and state they are pissed at MS? Then WP7 enthusiasts can just switch carriers and stop wondering if a decent WP7 device will ever come to VZW.
Oh.. and first generation WP7 devices are not mediocre.. in fact I'm still using an i917.. it makes the trophy look ... well.. mediocre ;) Next stop.. LUMIA 900
- 03-27-2012, 08:51 PM #23
- 03-28-2012, 08:58 AM #25
I doubt it hurts Verizon not having a new WP. Down the road I'm sure Verizon will carry more WP, but they probably feel they don't have to rush to support a platform that has less than 5% marketshare. Regardless I'm not switching, so I'll make do with the phones they carry.