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  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Question is in the title.
    How did you come to know the WP?
    04-27-2014 08:44 PM
  2. echan's Avatar
    The blackberry died and the L521 was available for $79
    04-27-2014 08:48 PM
  3. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    I've been an Android user for a while and a blackberry user. My story is basically this...

    Galaxy Note died. To the point where the repair costs were stupidly high. So I went and used my blackberry tour again for a good few months. Ended up dropping it and boom. Needed a new phone. Saw the Lumia 521 on sale at Walmart for...i think 69....and I remember using windows phone way back about 8 years ago. Wanted to see how far they came along. Took a gamble, and haven't looked back.

    TL;DR:

    New phone was needed, cheap price tag.

    Sent from my RM-917_nam_usa_100 using Tapatalk
    04-27-2014 09:32 PM
  4. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Tired of Android's laggy UI and couldn't afford an iPhone (was a student back then). So, when I saw the HTC HD 7, I was like WHOA! I want one! And thus started my journey into Live tiles and simplistic, lag free and clean UI.
    04-28-2014 01:43 AM
  5. chrisevans937's Avatar
    Been here since windows mobile. Was going to switch to android about 5 years ago but I didn't. Got hooked on WM because of custom roms and unlocking phones
    04-28-2014 01:46 AM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    Similar story; started with WM about 10 years ago. Stayed through WM 6.5 I think and then went to various Android phones through Verizon; never an Apple. When I saw Joe give an overview of live tiles about 3 or so years ago I was hooked. Bought the first WP Verizon offered and as they say, the rest is history.

    Have the ICON now with a 928 backup and couldn't be happier.
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    04-28-2014 08:45 AM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    For myself I ended up with the Windows Phone pretty much by accident.
    Well actually more by price.

    The 521 on Amazon looked pretty good at $114.89 usd.
    I was going to spring for an outgoing Nexus phone since the 5 was on the horizon.
    Wasn't a real happy camper with the Droid that quite working and then my tablet bricked.
    I was all about my former devices until they turned their backs on me.

    So here I am...(sorry about that)

    Have the ICON now with a 928 backup and couldn't be happier
    When did you grab the ICON ax?
    04-28-2014 10:32 PM
  8. peepsite's Avatar
    I'd been a prepay phone user for years and years,when smartphones started coming out I tried a few, all lower end androids. Like many others here, I found the experience somewhat less than pleasurable,lags, freezes, never any updates etc.. When the L520 came to gophone, I figured it couldn't be any worse than the low end droids, so I grabbed one at Walmart. Man, what a difference,quick, smooth, no lags or freezes,decent predictable battery life, WP guy all the way now, my next phone will likely be a 920 unless a 730 or 830 makes an appearance at a great price.
    04-28-2014 11:16 PM
  9. knuckles245's Avatar
    I was a loyal Sidekick user, I had every kind that came out, loved it so much because it did exactly what I wanted and the shortcut features were amazing that it just added on to the awesome experience of owning a sidekick.

    My switch happened when they decided to use android as the new OS for the sidekick, I didn't like it at all. I used the remaining time before they completely discontinued all support for the older sidekicks to fiddle with all other Android and iOS options out there, but nothing caught my interest.

    I finally saw the soon to be available HTC HD7 for my carrier and I was immediately hooked. I watched every video I could find about the phone and the Windows Phone OS so that I was fully informed and knowledgeable of what was to come. What got my attention too was that it was a Microsoft mobile OS and I use everything that is Microsoft.

    I have been loyal to Windows Phone ever since, I love my Lumia 925 with WP8.1.
    04-28-2014 11:38 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'd been a prepay phone user for years and years,when smartphones started coming out I tried a few, all lower end androids. Like many others here, I found the experience somewhat less than pleasurable,lags, freezes, never any updates etc..
    Pretty much a similar story for me too...


    I have been loyal to Windows Phone ever since, I love my Lumia 925 with WP8.1.
    Awesome piloting the 925 meself...
    04-28-2014 11:43 PM
  11. rdubmu's Avatar
    I was a blackberry user from 2005 till 2009. While at convention for work in 2009 in Orlando my phone got water damage from the humidity. When I got back to Seattle I went I pulled out my Palm Treo 680 until my upgrade came in. (Always a backup device till this day) I went and got the mytouch and that device was a POS. I returned it within the first 14 days and switched to AT&T and got an iPhone 3GS. From that moment on I would never use type keyboard again.

    I was following the movements and news regarding windows mobile 6.5 in the summer of 2010 and I was thinking of picking up the iPhone 4 but AT&T moved my upgrade (they did this to me twice) I switch to tmobile and got a launch HTC HD7 in Nov 2010. Honestly I still can't believe I made the faith windows phone 7.0 was a pre-alpha product with no copy and paste and with about 50 apps in the App Store. I remember the App Store growing to 2k, 5k, 10k and thought it would take off like the App Store did for Apple. It never did. My HD7 died and was frustrated by the lack of windows phone offerings. I switched back to AT&T and got the HTC Titan 2. It was one of my favorite devices of all time and the best phone during the Mango era. (I originally got the Lumia 900 and had many issues and traded for a t2).

    The honeymoon with the Titan 2 was soon over because windows phone 7 wouldn't be upgraded to windows phone 8. My Titan 2 never got the upgrade to 7.8 :(

    I then bought a Lumia 920 out of contract, it was and is my favorite device of all time.

    My wife was finally forced off her parents plan. We then made the switch back to tmobile again due to price alone. I got a LG G2 and liked the device at first bit then had issues with calendar and contacts. Windows Phone contacts/People suck.

    I still used my Lumia 920 and got unlocked. I used it less and less because of some new work apps that were created but only for Android and iOS.

    After 6 months on tmobile I jumped to the iPhone 5s. Such a tiny screen but it has all the apps I need for work.

    Honestly the only thing windows phone needs is Apps! They need to go for the top 100k of apps, not top 50






    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    04-29-2014 12:04 AM
  12. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I wasn't exactly thinking of ditching my trusty Nokia C5(-00.) I was, and still am, an ardent Symbian fan, after all.

    Of course, I found out about the 808 PureView and the N9-00. The former was way out of my budget, and...the N9 is the N9. Since I'm a student, I couldn't really afford either. So, I jumped on the Lumia line instead.

    I didn't really regret it. In fact, I was actually fascinated at the ups and downs of the ride (including that stretch late last year when some people actually swallowed the crap "tech sites" were saying about Windows Phone.)

    TL;DR: I ended up getting a cheap phone to relegate my trusty C5 to tethering, and got a 620.
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    04-29-2014 12:31 AM
  13. ajayden's Avatar
    Have been a Nokia user from the days of 5110. Have also been a WP user from windows mobile days.

    Tried android and iphone for few years.

    When windows phone was back after the "reboot", quickly bought my Trophy.

    Now using Lumia 1020 and 920

    Posted from Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
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    04-29-2014 12:39 AM
  14. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Hatred of HTC and Nokia Lumia marketing...hehehe.

    My 1 yr and 2 weeks old HTC died and I needed a replacement. I had been seeing all of the hype over the 900 so I went for it...the rest is history..
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    04-29-2014 12:45 AM
  15. prasath1234's Avatar
    I am from India when I want to buy a phone. I thought wp was one of my Choice in the mid range. I initially thought of buying mid range Android like Samsung galaxy grand, Sony Xperia SP. Then I also searched for used products in olx. One guy offered Samsung galaxy S3 KOREAN model for 17000.i was in 2 minds whether to buy used one or new phone. Then I decided only new phone. Then I Incidentally told him I am going to buy lumia phones. He told me am going to suffer because of buying Windows phone. Then suddenly I thought let me take the risk ND buy Windows phone. I wanted 1 gb ram phone. So first I tried for Nokia lumia 920.the I thought it was too high costing 27000.which I thought is too much, in that price I can get galaxy note 2.my budget was only 22000.Then I decided to buy lumia 820.it was not available in retail stores so I had to buy from Amazon India online. Now I realise I had made a damn mistake by buying lumia 820 because of its battery life. I should have bought galaxy note 2 by stretching 28000.or at least bought a lumia 920 by paying 27000 online. Repenting my mistake. I have to be with this phone for another 2 years. My biggest mistake so guys if you are going to buy a phone ND keep it for 2 years then you should buy a flagship phone by stretching your budget or else you have to suffer like me. Lesson learnt. Buy only high battery capacity Windows phone.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    04-29-2014 01:04 AM
  16. prasath1234's Avatar
    But am managing by having Android. Apps problem is solved for me by Android. But it lags since I have 512 mb ram phone name lava iris 458q am managing by using custom roms. Custom room developed in Lava iris 458q is saving me from multiple stutter but still it works most of the time. Sometimes lag ND hang. But it is still worth because of battery life compared to lumia 820.am using it because I have only this Android to battle battery life. ND also I think wp central free app in Android is better than the wp central app in Windows phone. Am waiting for 2 years before I can go ND get a flagship phone until then using both phones. Have to carry both the phones anywhere am going.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    04-29-2014 01:13 AM
  17. udupa1982's Avatar
    Since 1999 had Nokia phones and always loved Nokia. Then i jumped to Android by buying Sony Ericsson X10 as wanted a smartphone but i was annoyed by slow updates lag and buggy experiences. To avoid all the bugs with sick ROM, i rooted and installed custom ROM to solve my issues but i failed. Finally i decided to drop Android and go to a deterrent platform. My timing was perfect as Nokia launched L 920 and as a fan of Nokia i jumped to Windows phone.

    Sent from Nokia Lumia 920
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    04-29-2014 01:17 AM
  18. Ahmad Barakji's Avatar
    I've been a loyal Nokia user since the 3310. I've had a couple of Nokias and one Sony Ericsson back in the day. I also used pretty much every flagship released from every major manufacturer, but wasn't really enticed by any of them, except the Note and Note 2. I didn't buy any of them though. I stuck with my Nokia. When WP7.8 debuted, I closely followed its news, hoping someone would release a 5.5"+ WP. Then WP8 came out and the 1520 was born. I remember how massive it was back then. I got it. I've never been happier.
    Watching tv shows on my phone while on the treadmill is a luxury I never want to let go of :)
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    04-29-2014 02:31 AM
  19. chuckd1991's Avatar
    I needed a new phone, and AT&T had good deal on the 920. My previous two phones were Galaxies, but something kept telling me to go for the Lumia. I always liked Nokia, so that also factored into it. After a few weeks I really started to like it. About two months ago I upgraded to a 1520, and I'm in love, especially since I downloaded 8.1.
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    04-30-2014 09:05 AM
  20. ronty's Avatar
    I was going to buy an Android, but ridiculously, the salesperson was simply not ready to let me purchase one(Galaxy S Duos). He convinced my parents & my elder sister to buy a WP & I ended up with a Lumia 520.
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    05-01-2014 01:50 PM
  21. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    I was going to buy an Android, but ridiculously, the salesperson was simply not ready to let me purchase one(Galaxy S Duos). He convinced my parents & my elder sister to buy a WP & I ended up with a Lumia 520.
    Probably the first time I've heard a sale person recommending WP.
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    05-01-2014 01:59 PM
  22. cw1988's Avatar
    Probably the first time I've heard a sale person recommending WP.
    Agreed but it bodes well.

    When I was looking at the 1320 the sales guy was saying how he moved from a 520 to 1520 etc and how much he loved it etc. :) its good more and more reps are getting windows phone. Alot if people will look at them and think, well they work in a phone shop and have windows phone out if all their choices so it must be good! :)

    Windows phone was my first smartphone and that was the 520. :) i was never into smartphones and when i decided to get one windows phone just jumped out at me.

    Furthering on since then, my wife loved my 625 so much she has ditched her iphone and bought a 625. Epic.
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    05-01-2014 02:06 PM
  23. ronty's Avatar
    Probably the first time I've heard a sale person recommending WP.
    Yeah! It was very surprising for me & became increasingly so when I read many posts here which tell incidents about how salespersons prevented potential customers from buying a WP. It's a unique case in my opinion. :D
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    05-02-2014 08:22 AM
  24. TCB1468's Avatar
    It all began with the Windows Phone Challenge at the Tyson's Corner Microsoft Store. I heard about the challenge and I really couldn't believe it. Free Windows Phone with no contract! What! So I bought my sisters old Blackberry that she was about to trade in and made the trek all the way to Tyson's corner. But it was so worth it! I got to choose between a Focus S and a Titan II and got the Titan II. I loved that phone. Fantastic camera. Only issues was WP7 got boring and the screen PPI kinda bugged me. But what pushed me off the edge was being left behind on Mango... So I went back to Android for a while with the Note II. Now I am coming back to try WP8.1 with the 1320! Mine arrives tommorow and I can't wait. The Windows Phone Challenge really was good marketing. I did make a profit by selling my Titan II but I did come back eventually! Plus I might have never tried it without the challenge.
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    05-06-2014 07:29 PM
  25. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Was on a budget mid-last year. I can't stand Android's lag, so the only choice I had is the L520. Later stumbled upon some cash and got the 920 instead.
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    05-07-2014 09:32 PM
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