- 12-02-2012, 03:30 PM #1
I've have a HTC trophy running 7.5. and just got my 15 yr old daughte a Lumia 822. SHe was on the fence between the 822 or an Iphone 4s. Unfortunatly we've had problems since she got the phone on Friday. 1st we had issues activating, then pretty much all day trying to get texting, syncing email or music sync working properly. The Music or media sync app is a *^%8 mess. This morning she calls me & says that her phone is poop. She can't open system apps they all just go back to start screen. She is 15 & is the only one of her friends with a Windows Phone. She no longer loves her phone. It is turning negative really fast & if this is not fixed ASAP she will return it for an iphone & tell all her friends & anyone else how bad her Wiindows Phone was. She was so excitred to show off her new "Lumia" at school tomorrow but now she said she won't even show anyone. This is exaclty what WP does not need. By looking on this forum, MS & Nokia support forum things are not looking good.... It seems WP8 was not finished & rushed out by the type of issue that are being reported. Wasn't WP8 with NT kernal supposed to be more stable than 7.5 based on CE kernal? I have now decided to sit this round out & upgrade my Trophy in February or March.
- 12-02-2012, 03:37 PM #5
Go look at any forum for a phone and all you see are problems.....ever look at the apple forums, you would think every product they make it is a dud....most people don't go someplace just to say things are great, they go to complain about an issue. I have a 920 and have setup a few others at work and have had no issues so far.
- 12-02-2012, 03:43 PM #9
OP, I have to agree with all the others saying no problems. What's even better that they are experiences with different WP8 devices.
I am sorry but I wouldn't change my mind based on a 15 year old girl's experience, specially when all her friends have the iPhone. Trust me I was a 15 year old girl once. :-D
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- 12-02-2012, 03:44 PM #10
It's quite stable for the majority of people. I do agree that it was rushed to beat the holidays, but Microsoft left out major features like the notification center to allow for more testing of core features.
The fact that you had issues with activation leads me to believe the phone is bad as a whole, and needs to be returned. That's all.
- 12-02-2012, 03:50 PM #14
Any new operating system is going to have issues. IOS has had issues... Android still has issues and wp7 was a mess until the first update. I do think that you may have a did, the 822 seems to be the least problematic of the wp8 phones.
- 12-02-2012, 03:52 PM #15
iOS 6 recently just had an update, weeks after its release. There are always problems that need to be addressed, regardless of platform.
Unfortunately, you just got a dud and should exchange it. You could be pleasantly surprised how well the phone is supposed to work.
12-02-2012, 03:54 PM #16
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@OP, I think the biggest problem here is your 15 yr old daughter is succumbing to peer pressure for not being in on the iPhone crowd. I would sit down with her and hash out all the issues to determine if it is the phone, user or experience. By experience I mean that there just some things that the WP8 platform can't do right now, like alot of Facebook games.
If the problem is experience, get her the iPhone.
If it's the phone, replace it.
If it is the user, train her.
- 12-02-2012, 03:55 PM #17
12-02-2012, 03:55 PM #18
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No offense dude but you really sound like your trolling. If not then you really need to exchange the 822 because its a dud. I know there are some issues but nothing like you are reporting. I have two 920's and have had minimal issues. I would say most of the people with wp8 phones have had an awesome experience so far.
- 12-02-2012, 04:05 PM #20
The problem people have with your post is that you didn't ask for help, see if anyone had the same issues, or see what you could do, you just posted that WP8 wasn't stable due to your experience and reading some forums. That's anecdotal, just as if I took my perfect experience along with other people loving their phones, and extrapolated that to mean that everyone should also have one.
- 12-02-2012, 04:05 PM #21
That said, my son is almost 22 so I grok what little PITA's they can be. That that said, I believe you should not cave to your daughter's whims... if there's a problem with the phone, get it fixed (which probably means exchange the phone); a 15 year-old shouldn't be able to get whatever they want because they **** and moan about what they have.
No offense intended, just another father's opinion. :)
- 12-02-2012, 04:08 PM #22
While I don't believe you are a troll, this phone really sounds like a dud. Activation issues, crashes opening system apps... Yeah, I'd say get it exchanged. I have minimal issues with my HTC TITAN and they aren't deal-breakers. Also, sit down with her and try and get to the root of the problem. I didn't follow peer pressure by going WP7. All my friends (and even my potential girlfriend) will be telling me go iPhone. NO, I WILL NOT GO iPhone!
12-02-2012, 04:09 PM #23
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You would be surprised at how many trolls we get on forums like this. I am an admin on another forum related to windows phones and your post certainly sounded that way. There was no offence intended, just offering my thoughts. Anyway before you return the phone try a hard reset. It could have been a bad flash on the rom from factory. Its worth a try.
- 12-02-2012, 04:11 PM #24
- 12-02-2012, 04:15 PM #25
1st of all she is not "running" the show as you say. 2nd I convinced her to get the phone over the Iphone. The issue I am having trying get her phone functioning combined with what I have been reading on 3 separate forums has made me hold on upgrading right now. The fact still remains there are issues that need to be addressed, since the spotlight is on WP8 right now it is not good. The problem with my kids phone if not fixed is, she having this experience will tell all her friends at school & like it or not will deter others from getting a WP8 phone or reinforce why they have their droid or Iphone. The same way her telling all them that the phone is awesome & can do this & that, etc.... That's called word of mouth advertising, by the way......
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