01-25-2018 10:55 AM
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  1. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    Yes, I know that Windows 10 Mobile is dead. Also, if I had to spend full price on it, I would not have done so. However, I paid $167 for a brand new unlocked Idol 4s at the Microsoft Store 3 days ago and it works well.

    I love the text message reading through my bluetooth connection in my car, proper Onedrive Integration and fully supported Cortana integration. It has no issue connecting to the 2015 Dodge Dart Bluetooth connection I have so far. I also enjoy the fact that the screen can be set to never turn off.

    I do have a Sony Xperia XA1 and is the only Android phone that works good for me. I also like the fact that the Idol 4s feels like it is the same size as the Lumia 950. I did have some data connection problems with the 4s but it appears that setting the APN to nxtgenphone took care of that.
    12-31-2017 04:30 PM
  2. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Yes, I know that Windows 10 Mobile is dead. Also, if I had to spend full price on it, I would not have done so. However, I paid $167 for a brand new unlocked Idol 4s at the Microsoft Store 3 days ago and it works well.

    I love the text message reading through my bluetooth connection in my car, proper Onedrive Integration and fully supported Cortana integration. It has no issue connecting to the 2015 Dodge Dart Bluetooth connection I have so far. I also enjoy the fact that the screen can be set to never turn off.

    I do have a Sony Xperia XA1 and is the only Android phone that works good for me. I also like the fact that the Idol 4s feels like it is the same size as the Lumia 950. I did have some data connection problems with the 4s but it appears that setting the APN to nxtgenphone took care of that.
    This is great to read. Glad you like the phone. It's nice to see some positive Windows Phone feedback for once.
    01-01-2018 09:26 AM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    Great find! You should certainly get your money’s worth out of it.
    mark233, libra89 and JoshCaleb like this.
    01-01-2018 09:56 AM
  4. mark233's Avatar
    @ManofGod1000 ... It's a nice device! My 'Go-to' Windows phone.
    libra89 and JoshCaleb like this.
    01-01-2018 05:42 PM
  5. stodge's Avatar
    Oh cool, I didn’t realize this phone would support reading text messages through a car. I wonder if it would work with a Nissan?
    JoshCaleb likes this.
    01-01-2018 06:22 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Oh cool, I didn’t realize this phone would support reading text messages through a car. I wonder if it would work with a Nissan?
    It's a feature of Cortana. Should work fine with any Windows 10 Mobile handset and any car with Bluetooth.
    01-02-2018 07:41 AM
  7. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    Yep, thanks everyone. :) I know that eventually, this phone will no longer be usable but for a while and at least for the near future, it will continue to work and do want I want and need.
    JoshCaleb likes this.
    01-02-2018 12:41 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    I bought one cause it was $199 CAD on black friday,

    Using it full time right now cause I smashed my 950xl screen shortly after! Again! lol.
    01-02-2018 01:23 PM
  9. sameersaab's Avatar
    Text reading from a car actually worked with Windows Phone 7 as well. Glad you're enjoying the phone, congrats on the good deal...Despite what editors say on this website, and despite MSFT announcing that it is throwing in the towel, windows phone still a great experience.
    01-02-2018 03:49 PM
  10. PFSP's Avatar
    Despite what editors say on this website, and despite MSFT announcing that it is throwing in the towel, windows phone still a great experience.
    Yes and No.

    I bought my Idol 4S a year ago, its my only phone. I really like Windows 10 Mobile and the 4S is a sleek and great phone but....

    Microsoft has quit on Win 10 Mobile and it shows. The updates do not address a lot of the nagging issues, and Alcatel never put out firmware updates to address some of the phone issues. I have to soft reset and hard reset my phone way too often. There are too many bugs to call it a great experience. It could have been great and I am very sad that it is being abandoned, but at this stage the experience is OK, and going to get worse over time.
    01-04-2018 04:39 PM
  11. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    I just picked up one of these also on a boxing day sale from Microsoft in Vancouver. A very nice device, feels and looks pretty sharp and is quite fast to connect to web browser, etc. I am disappointed that there isn't any basic apps like my banking app, mobile provider app and radio tunes or siriusxm. However, I really like the quality and look of it and will most likely use it for travel and in my office for appointment booking and music. I just sold my Blackberry Passport SE, which I loved, loved, loved. Unfortunately, as apps were updated on google play, they stopped working on my Passport. Sigh, I guess android is inevitable. I do have the PRIV, but, was hoping for a different experience than android
    01-05-2018 06:19 PM
  12. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    Well, I bought the one for $99 today from Microsoft, the one without the VR goggles. I am returning the one with the VR goggles because I have not used them more than once in 2 weeks. $70 back is worth it for me.
    01-10-2018 10:04 PM
  13. John O1's Avatar
    I was on the fence - get a replacement screen for my 1520 (which I love dearly) for 50 bucks or this for 99.... what pushed me over the fence was using Microsoft rewards I was able to get another 25 bucks off so... new phone for 75 bucks? no brainer, I bought one
    01-12-2018 03:13 PM
  14. stodge's Avatar
    C$129 in Canada, so not quite the discount north of the border.
    01-12-2018 03:16 PM
  15. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    I was on the fence - get a replacement screen for my 1520 (which I love dearly) for 50 bucks or this for 99.... what pushed me over the fence was using Microsoft rewards I was able to get another 25 bucks off so... new phone for 75 bucks? no brainer, I bought one
    Excellent. Well, I received my phone today and have already returned the other one. The one and only thing I never liked about the Windows Mobile platform is the backups never work when I restore to them. I even restored the backup from my other phone through One Drive and of course, it failed to work. Therefore, I am resetting and doing everything from scratch.
    01-12-2018 08:34 PM
  16. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    C$129 in Canada, so not quite the discount north of the border.
    With exchange rate, dollar value it is basically same price.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    01-18-2018 06:06 AM
  17. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    Pulled trigger as well. Switching from BlackBerry Passport. Hopefully the apps advertised on windows store are actually on phone and work.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-18-2018 06:07 AM
  18. anthonyng's Avatar
    ... and radio tunes or siriusxm.
    i use tunein ok... But i have very basic radio needs
    01-18-2018 06:38 PM
  19. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Bought the Alcatel for 99 the other day. I'm having an issue with the Spotify app that apparently came ?preinstalled? on the phone. It is stuck at "pending". I've tried long-pressing and uninstalling, but nada. I went to the store and downloaded Spotify, but the pending one still shows up in my app list. Anybody else have this issue, or does anyone know anyway to fix the issue?
    01-18-2018 07:17 PM
  20. John O1's Avatar
    Just got mine a few hours ago, it used the back up from my 1520 no problem, made life easy... don't like not having the glance screen though
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    01-18-2018 07:39 PM
  21. anthonyng's Avatar
    Bought the Alcatel for 99 the other day. I'm having an issue with the Spotify app that apparently came ?preinstalled? on the phone. It is stuck at "pending". I've tried long-pressing and uninstalling, but nada. I went to the store and downloaded Spotify, but the pending one still shows up in my app list. Anybody else have this issue, or does anyone know anyway to fix the issue?
    weird, I don't have it preinstalled, just downloaded it ok... Region problem?
    01-19-2018 03:19 AM
  22. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    weird, I don't have it preinstalled, just downloaded it ok... Region problem?
    It is odd. Don't know if it's a region thing. I'm in the US. I've also noticed that when I'm scrolling through the "My Library" section of the store, there are all kinds of apps that are"downloading", even though I have yet to click download. Once they finish, they are nowhere to be found on my phone. Guess I'll try a reset.
    01-19-2018 05:57 AM
  23. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Fixed the pending app download issue. When setting up my phone, I accidentally restored my Elite X3 data and apps onto this phone. That made everything wonky. Resetting as a new device fixed everything.
    01-20-2018 10:39 AM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yes and No.

    I bought my Idol 4S a year ago, its my only phone. I really like Windows 10 Mobile and the 4S is a sleek and great phone but....

    Microsoft has quit on Win 10 Mobile and it shows. The updates do not address a lot of the nagging issues, and Alcatel never put out firmware updates to address some of the phone issues. I have to soft reset and hard reset my phone way too often. There are too many bugs to call it a great experience. It could have been great and I am very sad that it is being abandoned, but at this stage the experience is OK, and going to get worse over time.
    True, we won't be seeing anymore feature updates but we got the Meltdown and Spectre fix about as fast as anyone.

    As for the firmware update, that's squarely on Alcatel, not Microsoft. As good as the Idol is, a fw update could have cured this wretched camera and people would have been "Lumia what?"
    fin11 likes this.
    01-20-2018 01:03 PM
  25. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    After using the idol for almost a month, I have decided to send it back. No notification lights was one of the biggest reasons along with not being able to use shopify app for my small retail business or my RBC for banking. Being self employed, I came to rely on these must have apps. Lovely device, though. I wanted it to work so badly. I have only ever owned BlackBerry and was looking to a non android phone
    01-20-2018 07:15 PM
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