- 02-01-2013, 09:24 AM #1
My wife has a new iPhone as of yesterday. I bought it for her. She has never had a smartphone before and all her friends have iPhones. I tried to get her interested in my Windows Phone (Nokia 822) but she really wanted what her friends had. I went by myself to Verizon and it was really hard for me to ignore the Windows display and go to the Apple display. But I did and she is very happy and I'm her hero for getting it and everything is good.
The good thing for me though is now I appreciate my Lumia even more!
I was a little worried that maybe she would prove to me that she and her iPhone crowd were right and I was just wrong about phones. It's not that way though. We're both happy with our choice and that's all that really matters. I'm wondering over time if she will see what I like about Windows Phone.
She has only had a flip feature phone up to now. I've had several Android phones and now this WP8. I even upgraded my PC to Windows 8 and converted to Outlook/Live mail.
So I'm really into it hook, line and sinker.
- 02-01-2013, 09:34 AM #3
My gf got a 4S a while back - her first smartphone. She needed certain apps that she couldn't get anywhere else, so I didn't even try to dissuade her. She's happy with her choice, and nothing else would have suited her needs.
- 02-01-2013, 05:43 PM #4
Funny... I purchased a Nokia 920 for myself and an HTC 8x for my wife.
After a week of not being able to transfer pictures and music from my Mac I traded them both in for iPhones. A week after that I really didn't like the iPhone 5 (and I have had every iPhone since day 1) so a returned it for another 920.
My wife hates the iPhone and every day I have to hear about how I took her Windows phone back and she really liked how it worked. SHe never had a smart phone before so she has no brand bias, ankd she doesn't give a rip about what her friends have (they all have iPhones BTW) she just liked everything about the Windows phone.
- 02-01-2013, 06:03 PM #5
I have had all the other main operating systems including the top android devices and all the iPhones since day one. This windows phone is new to me and i am totally stoked with it, i was concerned about making the move as i still had memories of windows phone 2003 the nightmare that was. But wp8 is superb, i love the design, the speed and the keyboard is excellent. Well done m$ you have won back another apple defector.
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02-01-2013, 11:44 PM #6
- 27 Posts
Fellows, can I tell you about my story? I dreamed and wanted wp8 from the start. Dreamed day and night. Subscribe to all of Twitter and blogs. I prove to everyone around them that is the best that can be. I myself thought so. I thought that now a days the other systems get the sunset. Something unknown stop me from buying. But recently, I saw the light though. All turned around. I saw everything in a different light. Almost all the windows phone device faulty or critical flaws (I will not list, you already know, just interested). Problems of the OS, the failed update, I do not see any increase in the store, the application does not appear. And then I realized, windows phone would be a great system if ms rapidly develop it, but it does not. MS does not want to compete with others, all slowly and dishonest. So I want to say the same as I who doubt. You have to wait, perhaps a year. And now it is better to take i5 or android. Sorry.
- 02-05-2013, 10:31 AM #9
My wife may be returning the i5.
I'm still not pushing her. She's had the phone for maybe five days.
She is liking my Nokia 822 more all the time. She is aware of the return policy so we'll see what she decides here in a few days.
- 02-05-2013, 12:26 PM #10
I let my wife try my old Focus during the 7.5 days, but she couldn't get past not having certain iOS features (iMessage and notification center being the main ones), as well as the quality of the apps for windows phone. Unfortunately, that situation remains that same today, but I'm hopeful the app quality improves as WP8 matures.
- 02-05-2013, 02:30 PM #13
- 02-05-2013, 06:03 PM #14
I'm glad that people are accepting another person's choice. My fiance really likes my 920(to the point where the i5 is losing in her eyes) BUT I had to tell her that there is no instagram and the pinspiration apps sucks :( Oh well, as long as they are happy...right, OP? ;)
- 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM #15
Well it's over. My wife told me to return the iPhone 5 and exchange it for a Windows Phone. The decision was completely hers after using her phone and my Nokia for about a week. I got her the HTC 8X in blue. I just now dropped it off to her at work. She's not hard to please and we're not chronic returners but I believe this will prove to be the right decision.
- 02-06-2013, 01:33 PM #16
- 02-06-2013, 04:26 PM #21
It did give her time to check both phones out while relaxing at home for almost a week. No pressure or bias remarks from sales associates.
Of course the risk is having to pay the restocking fee which I did but it was ultimately worth it to me.
Price wasn't the issue. Having a phone that she was comfortable with and could enjoy was my only concern.
02-06-2013, 11:26 PM #24
- 58 Posts
Though I don't have a significant other right now, my Mom of all people is VERY interested in the whole live tile concept. Too bad she has a netbook with horrendous screen resolution and therefore would not have been able to use metro. Hope to get her into a Windows Phone when her contract is up!
02-07-2013, 12:43 AM #25
- 88 Posts
both of us landed on the WP7 bandwagon thanks to a BoGo deal 2 years ago.... was happy with our devices, time to order... got myself a Lumia 920 black and knowing her love for pictures (casual not professional) placed an order for the Cyan 920 on Walmart for dear wifey.... suddenly she felt the need for all those missing apps that her friends use... canceled Walmart order (best thing :) ), asked her to pick between the iPhone5 or GS3..... her best friends use those.... was scared of dropping and breaking the iPhone5 and did not appreciate the GS3 camera... walked into AT&T store.... long story short (or maybe not), white 920 with a cheap-a$$ case (just in case).... too bad they didn't carry the Cyan one in store...
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