02-16-2017 12:26 PM
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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    will this come to the Houston store? been debating on trading in one of my phone to get this or just buy out right for it
    I'd suggest going to the Houston store, engaging with a manager and letting them know just how interested W10M fans are in this phone. If nothing else, they should at least get one in for you.

    That is if they aren't already carrying it or planning to.

    Unless someone from the Houston store enters this thread and replies... How would we know?
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    01-30-2017 11:09 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'd suggest going to the Houston store, engaging with a manager and letting them know just how interested W10M fans are in this phone. If nothing else, they should at least get one in for you.

    That is if they aren't already carrying it or planning to.

    Unless someone from the Houston store enters this thread and replies... How would we know?
    Exactly what I did.
    Heard it was now available unlocked. Called the Buffalo store. They had no clue. Ordered it online.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
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    01-30-2017 12:05 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Called the Buffalo store.
    Howdy Buffalo. I used to live there. Orchard Park from 1977 to 1980. Hamburg 1980 to 1987 with a couple years away at college. Lived in Allentown on Main St near Allen, just about 3 blocks south of the Anchor Bar till 1989 when I moved to NYC.

    Great place, Buffalo. Very nice people.

    Have a half and half at Steve's Pig and Ox for me... Then another time hoist a Ted's Red Hot in my honor.


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    01-30-2017 12:12 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    Howdy Buffalo. I used to live there. Orchard Park from 1977 to 1980. Hamburg 1980 to 1987 with a couple years away at college. Lived in Allentown on Main St near Allen, just about 3 blocks south of the Anchor Bar till 1989 when I moved to NYC.

    Great place, Buffalo. Very nice people.

    Have a half and half at Steve's Pig and Ox for me... Then another time hoist a Ted's Red Hot in my honor.


    Wow. You not only lived here but obviously enjoyed yourself while here too!
    They have done a lot of updating recently. Most of the action is now down at the harbor with restaurants, bars, outdoor activities. Definitely trying to make a resurgence though many of the old standbys (Anchor bar, etc.) are still around. I'll definitely have a beef on weck and brew for you!

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
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    01-30-2017 02:01 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wow. You not only lived here but obviously enjoyed yourself while here too!
    They have done a lot of updating recently. Most of the action is now down at the harbor with restaurants, bars, outdoor activities. Definitely trying to make a resurgence though many of the old standbys (Anchor bar, etc.) are still around. I'll definitely have a beef on weck and brew for you!

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    I had an unbelievable breakfast at the Lake Effect Cafe a couple of years ago.

    Sent from my Banana Yellow Lumia 1520 via mTalk
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    02-01-2017 06:28 PM
  6. editguy's Avatar

    Sent from my Banana Yellow Lumia 1520 via mTalk
    Wait, you're back to using your 1520?
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    02-01-2017 11:45 PM
  7. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Not that it matters but I thought Alcatel just sold TCL phones, with some minor reprograming.. Lots of good Chinese Brand phones today that you never hear of outside China/Asia...
    02-02-2017 06:58 AM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wait, you're back to using your 1520?
    I needed BBM so I went with the 1520. Started from 8.1, installed BBM then updated to 10 so I could keep it. Not that this is a slouch but I miss the Idol's speed and double tap to sleep. Life with Windows means creative workarounds.

    Sent from my Banana Yellow Lumia 1520 via mTalk
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    02-02-2017 07:24 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    I needed BBM so I went with the 1520. Started from 8.1, installed BBM then updated to 10 so I could keep it. Not that this is a slouch but I miss the Idol's speed and double tap to sleep. Life with Windows means creative workarounds.

    Sent from my Banana Yellow Lumia 1520 via mTalk
    This is true. Matters how much you want to deal with. Part of the reason I caved to get Spotify is because I use this platform, so I get you on this. Otherwise, I would stick with the "free" music alternatives on the other two.
    02-02-2017 07:50 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    I needed BBM so I went with the 1520. Started from 8.1, installed BBM then updated to 10 so I could keep it. Not that this is a slouch but I miss the Idol's speed and double tap to sleep. Life with Windows means creative workarounds.

    Sent from my Banana Yellow Lumia 1520 via mTalk
    You still have a lot of BBM contacts? Business or personal?

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-02-2017 11:29 AM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    You still have a lot of BBM contacts? Business or personal?

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    Both
    02-02-2017 02:22 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wait, you're back to using your 1520?
    Dude, you're killing me with the Bug-Eye Sprite. I'm being flooded with nasty memories of oil leaks, Bosch electrics and synchronizing twin sidedraft Strombergs. Or do you have the equally horrible twin SU setup?
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    02-02-2017 02:27 PM
  13. editguy's Avatar
    Dude, you're killing me with the Bug-Eye Sprite. I'm being flooded with nasty memories of oil leaks, Bosch electrics and synchronizing twin sidedraft Strombergs. Or do you have the equally horrible twin SU setup?
    I don't have one, but I desperately want one! Don't they have conversion kits*to change the dual carbs to a single four barrel? I wish you still had it. I'd come take a trip east and buy it from you. I like unique looking cars and I love British sports cars.
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    02-02-2017 06:49 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I don't have one, but I desperately want one! Don't they have conversion kits*to change the dual carbs to a single four barrel? I wish you still had it. I'd come take a trip east and buy it from you. I like unique looking cars and I love British sports cars.
    They used to make kits for downdraft Webers but I don't remember if they were 2bbl or 4. I was all into SCCA racing back in the late 80s and early 90s with Sprites and Triumphs. In other words, before I got married and the wife (1st one) put the kibosh on my hobbies. Well, she freaked when the steering coupler on a road racer Spitfire broke at the old Miami-Hollywood speedway and I'm headed straight for a light standard at 75 mph with ZERO control.
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    02-02-2017 08:26 PM
  15. editguy's Avatar
    They used to make kits for downdraft Webers but I don't remember if they were 2bbl or 4. I was all into SCCA racing back in the late 80s and early 90s with Sprites and Triumphs. In other words, before I got married and the wife (1st one) put the kibosh on my hobbies. Well, she freaked when the steering coupler on a road racer Spitfire broke at the old Miami-Hollywood speedway and I'm headed straight for a light standard at 75 mph with ZERO control.
    Wow, that's so cool (except for the almost dying part)! I'll bet that was a lot of fun! I really like Bug-eyes and Triumph TR4's. Someday. They're on my wish list, in that order.
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    02-02-2017 11:34 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wow, that's so cool (except for the almost dying part)! I'll bet that was a lot of fun! I really like Bug-eyes and Triumph TR4's. Someday. They're on my wish list, in that order.
    It was fun but it was expensive. A new set of slicks was $500 in 1990 money. That was good for about 3 or 4 races then it was either pony up for a new set or run at the back of the pack. That was NOT fun.

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    02-03-2017 10:38 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
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    02-03-2017 11:05 PM
  18. psyclopps's Avatar
    I've been eyeballing this phone for a little while but am nervous about going without NFC. I use it almost daily for payments. Yes I know, I can carry my wallet and cards but NFC on my LG V20 is so quick that I hate using the chips on my cards. I am sure it is a minor gripe but enough to make me pause and thing... decisions decisions.
    02-06-2017 12:14 AM
  19. editguy's Avatar
    I've been eyeballing this phone for a little while but am nervous about going without NFC. I use it almost daily for payments. Yes I know, I can carry my wallet and cards but NFC on my LG V20 is so quick that I hate using the chips on my cards. I am sure it is a minor gripe but enough to make me pause and thing... decisions decisions.
    Since I don't (and won't) use NFC, it's not an issue for me. But, if you think you can live without it, you won't regret getting this phone. With a few tweaks Alcatel could have had a world class flagship with this phone. As it is, it's a fantastic phone.
    02-06-2017 12:55 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    I've been eyeballing this phone for a little while but am nervous about going without NFC. I use it almost daily for payments. Yes I know, I can carry my wallet and cards but NFC on my LG V20 is so quick that I hate using the chips on my cards. I am sure it is a minor gripe but enough to make me pause and thing... decisions decisions.
    I'm sure you were able to buy things before NFC, right? It's a convenience, perhaps, but not a real need. You have to weigh it though against the other things this phone can bring you. Only you can decide. Good luck!

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-06-2017 03:45 PM
  21. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Agreed. It's just as easy to pull my wallet out of my pocket as it is my phone.
    True, but my wallet can't print files from my phone by touching the printer or tell my washer what cycle to use, etc.. Okay, I haven't done the latter since there isn't a WM app plus I wouldn't know when to customize a cycle, but NFC is used for more than paying for things.
    02-15-2017 09:47 PM
  22. editguy's Avatar
    True, but my wallet can't print files from my phone by touching the printer or tell my washer what cycle to use, etc.. Okay, I haven't done the latter since there isn't a WM app plus I wouldn't know when to customize a cycle, but NFC is used for more than paying for things.
    It is, but I haven't found it to work well for those things.
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    02-16-2017 12:47 AM
  23. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    It is, but I haven't found it to work well for those things.
    Then no NFC is a feature. Its absence eliminates the frustration.

    I shoulda been in marketing!
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    02-16-2017 05:45 AM
  24. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Then no NFC is a feature. Its absence eliminates the frustration.

    I shoulda been in [S]marketing[/S] stand-up!
    Fixed it for ya.
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    02-16-2017 12:26 PM
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