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  1. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Alan,
    I don't mind emojis. I'm talking about those t-shirts and buttons that were popular in the 70s along with the Pet Rocks.
    So I'm still cool, at 68, like Keith Richards then.

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    11-11-2016 07:56 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    So I'm still cool, at 68, like Keith Richards then.

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    Yes, you are!
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    11-11-2016 08:54 PM
  3. JM_Thomas's Avatar
    Wow. Not sure how to move around 7". lol

    I hope you like your V20.
    I noticed that you said no other options. Why not a Google Pixel (XL), since it is available on Verizon?
    After reading some the issues the Pixel is having, especially the halo effect when taking pictures, turned me off the Pixel XL, besides the sealed battery, no SD card, and plain jane Android release. I actually like the LG take on Android, not a lot of changes, but what there are actually are useful.

    I don't normally use Verizon apps, but their texting app rocks compared to the plain Android texting app.
    11-13-2016 04:58 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    After reading some the issues the Pixel is having, especially the halo effect when taking pictures, turned me off the Pixel XL, besides the sealed battery, no SD card, and plain jane Android release. I actually like the LG take on Android, not a lot of changes, but what there are actually are useful.

    I don't normally use Verizon apps, but their texting app rocks compared to the plain Android texting app.
    Ah okay, I see. It sounds like the V20 is (or will be) a nice fit for you. Hope that you will continue to enjoy it.

    I think my switching kind of broke the email sync on my Honor 8. Rather than getting emails in the proper app, I'm getting them in the Outlook app now and I can't be bothered to fix it. I guess my moods (and level of effort) decides my phone of the day(s)...or week
    11-13-2016 10:24 PM
  5. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Ah okay, I see. It sounds like the V20 is (or will be) a nice fit for you. Hope that you will continue to enjoy it.

    I think my switching kind of broke the email sync on my Honor 8. Rather than getting emails in the proper app, I'm getting them in the Outlook app now and I can't be bothered to fix it. I guess my moods (and level of effort) decides my phone of the day(s)...or week
    Probably cheaper than a shoe fetish as well

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    11-14-2016 09:35 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Probably cheaper than a shoe fetish as well

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    Lol, it's cheaper because I already own what I'm switching between xd
    I am debating which Windows Phone to keep though, since I don't want to keep both (640 and 550). That's been hard.
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    11-14-2016 12:45 PM
  7. tboling's Avatar
    As much as I hate to, I think it's time to leave. This is a sad time for me. I have been with Microsoft Mobile since the 920. I had the 1020, and currently have the 950. My phone is now having the random reboot issues, and I'm due for an upgrade. Since Microsoft has openly abandoned us, I feel I have no other option but to go with Android or iOS. I. Leaning more towards iOS.

    Since I use Office, Skype Preview, Groove, and other Microsoft apps, which OS would you guys recommend? Or, should I abandon the Microsoft ecosystem all together?
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    11-15-2016 09:18 AM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    Since I use Office, Skype Preview, Groove, and other Microsoft apps, which OS would you guys recommend? Or, should I abandon the Microsoft ecosystem all together?
    There is no need to abandon the Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft has top quality apps on both iOS and Android. In fact, depending on which apps you use, you may find your experience in the Microsoft ecosystem better than on Windows Phone.

    As far as which OS to choose, it is pretty much up to personal preference. They both work much the same. It also makes a difference which Microsoft apps you intend to use. For example, some say that Outlook is better on iOS, but Cortana is better on Android. I have little personal experience there, so I'm going off of what I read.
    11-15-2016 09:52 AM
  9. daimv's Avatar
    You could always get the Alcatel Idol 4s or the hp elite :p Windows is still getting near monthly updates. So I'm not very clear on the "abandoned us" thing
    11-15-2016 09:57 AM
  10. etphoto's Avatar
    Go with Android, you'll be so happy with the greener grass over there.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    11-15-2016 10:01 AM
  11. tboling's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and the Alcatel isn't available. Plus, when I contacted Microsoft support about my phone doing random reboots and getting hot, they said they need to escalate the issue and they would call me back. It's been over a week, and no call back. Microsoft does not seem to even care to provide good customer service. They even outsourced their customer service for mobile to 3rd party. I could barely understand what they were saying. They never called me back. I just don't feel Microsoft cares about our business.
    11-15-2016 10:05 AM
  12. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Hi, with the problems with your Lumia 950, have you tried checking for firmware updates using the Windows Device Recovery Tool?
    Or even a hard reset?
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    11-15-2016 10:28 AM
  13. tboling's Avatar
    I have done all of the above. I even petitioned AT&T to allow me to unlock my phone so that I could get the most current firmware updates, which they did. I have read that this problem seems to be pretty common. Some claim it is a battery issue, while others claim there is no true fix.
    11-15-2016 11:03 AM
  14. fpena911's Avatar
    SquareHome2 (with key) gives you Windows 10 and waaayyyyyy more already. see it at the Play Store. YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT !!!!!!!!

    Peace. Alan
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    Thank you for this recommendation, I love it!

    Moved to the Android phone about 2-3 weeks ago for good. Still have my 950 and use it at home when I want to just read the news or play around on the OS. I still feel it is superior to Android in terms of the UI but as others have mentioned I love the flexibility and availability of everything on the platform. This tool you recommended makes me feel like I'm almost using the Windows phone!

    It's still not as crisp and "professional" looking as the Windows 10 UI but it'll do. Thank you!!!
    11-15-2016 01:07 PM
  15. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Thank you for this recommendation, I love it!

    Moved to the Android phone about 2-3 weeks ago for good. Still have my 950 and use it at home when I want to just read the news or play around on the OS. I still feel it is superior to Android in terms of the UI but as others have mentioned I love the flexibility and availability of everything on the platform. This tool you recommended makes me feel like I'm almost using the Windows phone!

    It's still not as crisp and "professional" looking as the Windows 10 UI but it'll do. Thank you!!!
    You are quite welcome there fpena911. BTW I think you've got the right approach too by still having your Win10M 950 to console you while you heal

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    11-15-2016 01:31 PM
  16. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Since I use Office, Skype Preview, Groove, and other Microsoft apps, which OS would you guys recommend? Or, should I abandon the Microsoft ecosystem all together?
    You'll find MS makes their apps for OFFICE, OneNote and OneDrive and the others even BETTER for the Android and iOS. It hurts, but you'll heal.

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Daily Driver
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    11-15-2016 01:47 PM
  17. Nolan Wood's Avatar
    Absoutely in same boat and leaning iOS. Agree they have essentially abandoned the platform. No official announcements, no new devices. Very disappointed.
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    11-15-2016 02:35 PM
  18. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Absoutely in same boat and leaning iOS. Agree they have essentially abandoned the platform. No official announcements, no new devices. Very disappointed.
    Nolan, you are in a v e r y L A R G E BOAT !!! Windows Mobile Phone has let ALL of us down.

    Do it. And Happy Trails.

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    11-15-2016 02:58 PM
  19. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    You'll find MS makes their apps for OFFICE, OneNote and OneDrive and the others even BETTER for the Android and iOS. It hurts, but you'll heal.

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Daily Driver
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    I don't know lol OneNote on Android is pretty bad compared to OneNote on iOS :)
    11-15-2016 10:55 PM
  20. svknet's Avatar
    My Windows phone history consists of versions WP7.5 (2010) > WP7.8 > WP8 > WP8.1 > W10M (2016) which included handsets Samsung Omnia W, Lumia 620 and Lumia 830.

    Moved (sort of) from Windows Mobile to Android. I mentioned sort of because I still continue to use my Lumia 830 as daily driver, but its just like feature phone only for calling and SMS. I have removed all Social apps, E-commerce, etc apps. Only kept few games for idle time.

    Got Moto Z Play as alternate phone for internet related activity like Emails, FB, Twitter, Insta, Uber, Amazon, Maps, etc.
    Android is too good with apps!
    11-16-2016 07:00 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    This is probably a far shot, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Anyone around here have or tried Project Fi? i am considering trying it with a 5x possibly to see how that goes for me, coverage wise. Not going to give up my main line though, as I already know how I am with my phone switching.
    11-16-2016 09:03 AM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    This is probably a far shot, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Anyone around here have or tried Project Fi? i am considering trying it with a 5x possibly to see how that goes for me, coverage wise. Not going to give up my main line though, as I already know how I am with my phone switching.
    I did. I first signed up about a year ago, also with a Nexus 5X. Where I live, Verizon and AT&T are the strong carriers, with T-Mobile and Sprint being spotty at best. However, I did find that between the two of them, I had pretty good coverage with Project Fi. It does a good job of switching between the two.

    A friend from church uses Project Fi, and his only complaint is that it seems to prefer T-Mobile. Where he lives, Sprint's service is stronger than T-Mobile's. He says it will use T-Mobile on a weaker signal even if Sprint has a better signal.

    Where Project Fi shone for me was when I was traveling international. In December 2015 I went to Haiti. When I landed in Port-au-Prince, I immediately had coverage. Signal for calls and SMS was very good. Data was too when I wasn't too far out of the city or along well traveled roads, but I lost data when I got too far out in the country, which is understandable.

    In May 2016 I went to India. I also had great coverage there, as well as during my lengthy layover in Dubai, UAE. I didn't make any phone calls, but data was charged at $10.00/GB, the same as in the US.

    You can actually use Project Fi on pretty much any GSM phone (and possibly even T-Mobile locked devices) from what I've heard, but of course it will not use Sprint's service.
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    11-16-2016 09:42 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    I did. I first signed up about a year ago, also with a Nexus 5X. Where I live, Verizon and AT&T are the strong carriers, with T-Mobile and Sprint being spotty at best. However, I did find that between the two of them, I had pretty good coverage with Project Fi. It does a good job of switching between the two.

    A friend from church uses Project Fi, and his only complaint is that it seems to prefer T-Mobile. Where he lives, Sprint's service is stronger than T-Mobile's. He says it will use T-Mobile on a weaker signal even if Sprint has a better signal.

    Where Project Fi shone for me was when I was traveling international. In December 2015 I went to Haiti. When I landed in Port-au-Prince, I immediately had coverage. Signal for calls and SMS was very good. Data was too when I wasn't too far out of the city or along well traveled roads, but I lost data when I got too far out in the country, which is understandable.

    In May 2016 I went to India. I also had great coverage there, as well as during my lengthy layover in Dubai, UAE. I didn't make any phone calls, but data was charged at $10.00/GB, the same as in the US.

    You can actually use Project Fi on pretty much any GSM phone (and possibly even T-Mobile locked devices) from what I've heard, but of course it will not use Sprint's service.
    Hmm, this is really helpful, thank you! It's really interesting that it seems to prefer T-Mo. I have T-Mobile normally (which works for me, but it is fantastic in some areas I frequent), so I was just wondering if I would/could see a difference in coverage. In my metro area, all of the carriers work but of course, some are better than others. I know people on Sprint and it seems to be fine for them aside from speed differences.

    Good to know that about Project Fi.
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    11-16-2016 10:10 AM
  24. Woodchuck3400's Avatar
    ...My phone is now having the random reboot issues, and I'm due for an upgrade... Since Microsoft has openly abandoned us, I feel I have no other option but to go with Android or iOS. I. Leaning more towards iOS.

    Since I use Office, Skype Preview, Groove, and other Microsoft apps, which OS would you guys recommend? Or, should I abandon the Microsoft ecosystem all together?

    Out of curiosity, are you using a MircoSD card? I have the same problem with the random reboots and I figured out it was the card not the phone. LMK. I'm very curious.
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    11-16-2016 12:16 PM
  25. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    I don't know lol OneNote on Android is pretty bad compared to OneNote on iOS :)
    I can't speak to iOS recently but I'll believe you on that because even the media points out that MS puts more dev into their iOS apps than they do their Android versions. BUT at the same time the general topic is always how MS puts more dev into their Android and iOS versions than they do the Windows Phone version.
    My general point is you don't have to abandon a MS ecosystem just because you abandon their own Windows phone app versions

    Peace. Alan
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    11-16-2016 04:32 PM
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