- 10-20-2012, 11:21 PM #51
My DM said that the Nokia he tried had the best reception of any phone, hands down. This is going to be a huge selling point in my market.
- 10-20-2012, 11:27 PM #52
- 10-20-2012, 11:47 PM #54
10-21-2012, 12:31 AM #55
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Motorola and Nokia both understand radio technology, antennae etc. They have always done well in those areas. I know they did a lot to the antenna in the 4S and 5, but my iphone 4 is not very good at being a phone.
I am a Nokia fanboi, but I have to say I am having a hard time getting excited about any device with 800 x 480 resolution. The wireless charging is nice, but I have to agree that the 9xx is all that I'd be interested in for a 2-year. In saying that, it'll (822) be fine for pictures, Skype, angry birds etc.
If I wasn't going to buy the 920 from ATT, I'd wait for the 922 over the 8X, even if it took a couple of months. The OIS, extra storage, super-sensitive screen and wireless charging are worth the wait.
Hopefully the rumors of the 922 pan out for those waiting.
- 10-21-2012, 09:43 AM #56
It is hard to know what to believe these days when it comes to the 9xx and Verizon. I have heard rumored device a lot better then the 920 is coming to Verizon in Feb or March as an exclusive and we will be stuck with the 822 till then.
Personally, my current phone, the HTC Rezound, is a good phone, but is having issues. I am considering buying a a phone at full price just till we get a high end Lumia phone in about 4 months if it is true. I will wait to use my 2 year upgrade at that point.
10-21-2012, 11:16 AM #58
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It nice the reps are getting 4-5 hours of training on WP8 phones. Now when a customer asks about them, they can show them off instead of redirecting us to Android phones. Last year I was lucking to have a Microsoft Store in my area. The Verizon store reps made me feel stupid for wanting a Trophy.
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10-21-2012, 11:58 AM #59
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People keep knocking the 822, then talk about the 920 and hoped for 922, which I'm sure will arrive sooner or later. If you put that question aside and compare the 822 to the 820 & 810, the curvy design of the 822 is my favorite. It has clean lines and the distinctive long rectangular camera, running lengthwise. When good pictures at various angles, and a color option or two, come out, I'm sure more people will warm up to it. At least those who aren't holding out for a 922.
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- 10-21-2012, 03:17 PM #62
- 10-21-2012, 05:45 PM #63
You can tell how much Verizon wants to push a phone by how long it stays on the landing page and where it ranks when you go to the Buy a Phone page. It is still prominently featuring the iPhone 5 (although the Droid Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx are now on the top and I can't see them kicking their premium branding - Droid - for WP8 for at least a few weeks to a month). They feature (and sell) more Motorola Droids than other phone/brand (other than the iPhone).
- 10-21-2012, 06:35 PM #65
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- 10-21-2012, 08:09 PM #67
Thanks Honestabebread and Mr. Macphisto. I've seen a number for Verizon's loyalty department on another forum. I will call them and see what they will do for me. As much as I want to get a WP8 in November I can't see buying one for full retail, but that certainly is tempting.
- 10-21-2012, 08:29 PM #68
There was a lot of abuse among both customers and reps when we had that leverage, and reps were giving away the farm to get their numbers. Honestly, I remember about a year ago where sups and their sups alike were actively advocating to upgrade under any circumstance possible, and giving away accessories all over the place, and I found myself wondering how long that could possibly last. And of course, every forum in existance had threads on how to push reps for early upgrades or freebees and the whole thing was a mess.
So like an addict, they cut us off cold turkey. Can't say I'm surprised. I really wish there was an in-between, but there isn't anymore. I'm sorry. :( Like many great things in this world, the few ruin it for the many.
Such threads are still out there with people discussing how to work reps for extras. Most of 'em seem to realize we've been cut off, but with the way they keep asking, you can see why things happened the way they did. Heck, there's still people begging for warranty replacements over and over hoping we'll give them the latest phone for free. If one gets through, it's rediculously rare, yet it gets posted all over the 'net like "OMG VZW GIVES OUT FREE PHONES!!!" So in general, it just doesn't happen anymore. I haven't seen a replacment like this over here in years.
Anywho, on the subject of great antennas... the way my Trophy hangs on to the nearby towers, I'd have to say it's more tenacious than Naruto, and my house is the very model of low-signal. Samsungs...aren't bad. I wouldn't rule one out if it had a pretty-enough screen. (See: Galaxy S3's screen) I'm hoping the rumors of that 922 are true. I would love a huge and pretty OLED on a Windows Phone for once!
- 10-21-2012, 09:26 PM #69
I don't understand the people who think the Trophy is bad at reception or even a crap phone. Mine has been solid. Sure, it's a pretty generic looking phone, but it works well enough, has good reception, and is snappy. I still get things done on it faster than my brother does on his Razr Maxx, though his battery life does kill mine. That's my only complaint about the Trophy, the small battery capacity at 1300mAh. 1600 would have been much better.
- 10-21-2012, 11:24 PM #71
I don't have much issue with the battery. It lasts me through the day, which is good enough most of the time. Only time I can really say I had trouble was during a long train trip in which my husband had first dibbs on the outlet in our room. My phone still hung on, if by a thread, overnight until I was able to charge it again. My husband's MAXX, well, had a huge battery. 'nuff said.
Recently I aquired a USB battery pack... Would have been a lot more useful on the trip.
- 10-22-2012, 03:27 PM #72
@honestabebread; @Mr. MacPhisto
kind of a stupid question considering there are bigger fish to fry...but is VZW gonna offer more colors on the 8x? I want the California Blue...but wife wants the Limelight Yellow. Also, can you confirm it is 16gb? If it is 8gb...non starter.
Oh and i talked to Verizon at Sept 28 and the said due to me being a loyal customer for 10 years, that they dont see a problem for me to upgrade early (due for upgrade in Jan...). Just said i couldnt be moving to an iphone 5....anything else was fair game.
Hopefully the person i call and talk to in Nov is that way....
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- 10-22-2012, 06:51 PM #74
spoke with a VZW tech support agent today and he did inform me that they will have several windows phones by the end of the year. he said that certain phones are in testing right now, referring to the htc 8x, but nothing is confirmed as he couldnt state the obvious. he seemed excited for the new phones, and also said that although the 822 is getting mediocre attention, he loved it. said it felt solid, and that it was a great device. there is no doubt in my mind VZW will have more windows phones coming here real soon.
- 10-22-2012, 07:34 PM #75
It's very possible we might see the colors not all hit at the same time.
Glad to hear you can upgrade early. My upgrade is due in middle December, so I have thought about giving it a go at one of the stores if my contact is not around at the time.