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  1. Daniel Frankovitch's Avatar
    If MS can ever figure out how to support a device, then I might stay on WP. I love the phone, the UI, and the entire experience. What I do not love is that by sticking with WP, I am ensured to always be the red-headed stepchild of the phone economy.

    No NFC payments, no bank app, no support for the apps I want to use, apps that I do use get dropped (MSN Health and Fitness especially here. - don't suggest other crap or tell me to buy an MS Band - the app was exactly what I wanted, and now it is gone)

    MS bought an entire hardware division from Nokia. And in that time they released a load of cheap handsets that did nothing to improve the market share for WP. Now they are finally going to introduce a new flagship. This is Zune all over again. I have a Lumia 928, and it is a great phone, but it wasn't built by MS, it was built by Nokia. And while I can appreciate the quality in some of the devices released by MS, I cannot help but question why they spread out the product line into so many different things, rather than focusing on a few that would allow for actual growth in market share.

    More power to you guys that have no doubts about the future of WP. I, however, am tired of backing something and then watching MS kill or ignore it until there is nothing left. I want to have hope, but MS seems to have no real desire for the phone market. This was Balmer's baby, and sadly, I think it is going to follow him out the door.
    Ian_Superfly likes this.
    09-18-2015 12:03 PM
  2. ads13's Avatar
    I am seriously disappointed in Microsoft's customer care service and also in Microsoft.

    I bought a Lumia 535 and it has terrible touch issue. Even after all the firmware updates, the problem still remained. So, I went to the customer care(Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh branch) at 27th August and they accepted my phone and said that if the problem is a hardware problem, then it may take some time to fix it since they may need to bring spare parts from abroad.

    Then 3days later they called me and said it indeed is a hardware problem(which Microsoft never confessed officially) and that within 15th September they would return the phone.

    At 13th September I called them and they said they may not be able to return my phone within 15th and they will return it before 25th.

    But yesterday I called again(since it was the original delivery date) and they said that the spare parts arrived and I would get my phone back within two days(within 17th September).

    So I called today again and now they are saying they will return it within 23rd.

    I became really angry and was kind of shouting at the guy who received the phone and he just hung up on my face..!!

    1. Why a reputed company like Microsoft need almost a month to fix a phone?

    2. Why can't they keep their own word? Why they are changing the dates every time I call them?

    3. And why is their customer operator's behavior so rude?

    3. Why would they manufacture and sell thousands of defected phone in the first place?

    4. Even then why did they never admit that it's a hardware problem?

    Now I wish I never bought a windows phone! I really don't believe them and that they will really return my phone before 23rd.


    SO NO, I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON..!!! NO MORE MICROSOFT PHONE FOR ME..!!!
    Same here, I'm from Punjab.
    Also its resale value is 3500 ( bought it since Jan at ₹9500/-), which makes me feel my mistake .

    Definitely no to MS phones. They decreased Nokia's image & its resale value also..
    09-18-2015 01:05 PM
  3. ads13's Avatar
    Loved 8.1 w10m is just ok. I got to say goodbye to windows phone. Hello android
    Good step!
    09-18-2015 01:07 PM
  4. bradm77's Avatar
    Here are the phones I have owned the last few years........ Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020 (a yellow one and a black one), Lumia Icon, Lumia 928, and an HTC One M8 for Windows! I think that qualifies me as WP fan.

    I just preordered an IPhone 6S Plus. It's not so much that Microsoft is losing the battle, it's that they aren't even trying to fight anymore!! I picked up an IPhone 6 as a holdover until the 6S Plus arrives and quite frankly, the SELECTION of Microsoft apps and QUALITY of Microsoft apps on IOS is far, far better than what is on Windows Phone (8.1 or 10 Mob Prev)!!!

    I know quitters never win and winners never quit, but why are we all still swinging when the referee has already rang the bell and raised Google and Apple's hands over their heads in victory?

    So............. to answer the thread title - No. No I wont buy another MSFT Mobile device, because in another year or two, there won't be any of them to buy anyway.
    09-18-2015 01:13 PM
  5. Bataar's Avatar
    I'm not saying I'll never buy a MSFT Mobile device again, but I'm definitely going to be holding off. Just bought a Galaxy Note 5 and so far, I'm really liking it. There are definitely some features I miss about Windows Phone, but the apps/services I'm gaining far outweigh those.
    bradm77 likes this.
    09-18-2015 01:24 PM
  6. eutonl's Avatar
    Yes, for all the reasons listed. Patiently waiting.
    09-18-2015 01:33 PM
  7. wpguy's Avatar
    I would definitely buy a Windows Mobile phone. The real question is this: will my carrier sell one?
    09-18-2015 02:25 PM
  8. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I've been a WP die hard for a long time but I have to admit, even I am at a junction. I am willing to give this one more shot, and most probably will buy the new hardware when it comes out, but this is the end of the road for me if MSFT can't gel it together. I wont go through another rebuild/redesign. I'm very anti-apple so I will probably have to go to G. I really hope it doesnt come to that.
    jabtano, bradm77, slivy58 and 1 others like this.
    09-18-2015 02:43 PM
  9. jabtano's Avatar
    I'm with Mark on this one but I'm taking a further step. Every WP I wanted has been exclusive . The option of switching carrier is out of the question with 5 phone family plan. So I always had to get what I really did not want. Just to have a WP. This time around I'm not doing that. If the device I want is exclusives I'm not going to buy what I don't want.there are way to many nice devices out there currently even if it means going Android. You see I wont be leaving WP as I feel they have left me exclusive hurt I'm hopping they have learned from the past. If not gone.
    09-18-2015 02:58 PM
  10. BSobotta's Avatar
    I've been a WP die hard for a long time but I have to admit, even I am at a junction. I am willing to give this one more shot, and most probably will buy the new hardware when it comes out, but this is the end of the road for me if MSFT can't gel it together. I wont go through another rebuild/redesign. I'm very anti-apple so I will probably have to go to G. I really hope it doesnt come to that.
    My thoughts exactly.
    09-19-2015 09:29 AM
  11. ak_r7's Avatar
    I am just amazed with the fluidity of Windows OS. Wp10 will sure solve most of app issues.
    Coming back to the question- yes, my next phone will be a Windows phone. Android starts lagging and iPhone is too dumb and costly.
    I just made my wife move to Lumia 640xl since her 2 year old iPhone 5 was getting hardware issues. Initially she hated tiles but now she is liking Windows platform.
    posted via my 640xl
    09-19-2015 01:39 PM
  12. javisasan's Avatar
    I hope so. I've got a Lumia 535 and a late 2013 Moto G, and I enjoy much more the MS experience. I hope that W10M shuts a lots of mouths wishing WP to dissapear.
    09-19-2015 03:09 PM
  13. Santos lil elpair's Avatar
    I think I'm going to have to go iPhone pro
    bradm77 likes this.
    09-19-2015 03:25 PM
  14. ymcpa's Avatar
    Depends on the price of the new flagships. I was always annoyed with android and found it a pain to use. The everyday use was fine but if it had any issues, it felt like I was dealing with a desktop PC instead of a phone. The iphone is easy to use and I don't need the android advanced features. However, the price of the iphone is ridiculous. I would be looking at the 6+. It comes with 16gb, which is a joke. So, I would need to upgrade to 64gb for an additional $100. That would make the price $849. Buying these phones is like leasing a car. They hide the true cost of the phone in the installment payments. Spending $849 for a phone is stupid, even if spread the payment over 24 months. So, if the price of the 940xl/950xl is right, I will definitely buy it. I could care less about google services. I can still watch a youtube video and I still get the email from my secondary gmail account. Those are the only google services I need. The Microsoft services work great for me. I can access my bank through the browser. The only thing I can't do is deposit checks with the camera, but I can still do that at home with the Ipad Air I have. At least that Air will get some use that way since it mostly sits around and only my 10 year old son uses. I couldn't care less about social apps like snapchat. I have some good games and they fill those times I am bored and the windows phone OS is overall is a great OS that is easy to use and doesn't require much maintenance. If I can save $200-$300 on the phone, I will easily deal with the inconvenience of some missing apps, If the price anywhere near Apple, then I will get an Iphone.
    09-19-2015 04:17 PM
  15. NornIrnNokia920's Avatar
    Yes. I bought an iPhone 6 in December to replace a 920. I lasted five months before I sold it to buy a 930. Better than iPhone - cameras, wireless charging, call quality, pinning websites to start ( my building society page is better than the iOS app), the keyboard, predictive text, one drive, people hub. iPhones are polished kit but I found it old-fashioned. MS is cool and it just works although make updating easier instead of waiting for carriers and market the phones, please.
    09-19-2015 05:49 PM
  16. GMC262's Avatar
    It took HTC less than a week to repair (damage from falling out of my bag onto concrete, not a defect) and return my One M8 For Windows. Hopefully OEMs other than Microsoft will continue to release models for Windows Phone too.
    mark233 likes this.
    09-19-2015 06:07 PM
  17. slivy58's Avatar
    I would definitely buy a Windows Mobile phone. The real question is this: will my carrier sell one?
    Been wondering the same, haven't seen anything up to this point that'll entice them compared to the past and their receptiveness this go-around will be a good gauge for me, as to where WP is heading in the short-term.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-19-2015 06:17 PM
  18. Achy's Avatar
    I wont for now, ill try later when the apps are in better shape than they are now, i feel all apps very web based and way behind their counterparts android and iphone
    09-19-2015 06:39 PM
  19. latunza's Avatar
    This is something I am on the fence about. My two year contract with AT&T expires on Oct. 4th and I have been rockin' a Lumia 1020 for these last two years. While I love my time with windows, I have fallen behind on way too many things and it is not just apps.

    I came from an atrocious mobile (Samsung Galaxy SII w/Jelly Bean) that scarred my android experience. People say Android is better but my wife has had the moto x for the same time I've had my L1020. At times I play with it and its nice, fluid, and fast......but then it lags, or apps crash, or the damn dialer crashes. That is just unacceptable. I thought about the Galaxy S6 but Android and its OEMs are too unstable.

    I tried an iPhone for a couple of days and ugh what a clunky old mess. It was an iPhone 5s with the latest versions of iOs. Don't get me wrong everything worked flawless but man was it cumbersome. No back or home button really sucked. The phone was dull and felt like a dummy phone or a 2006 blackberry. I have never owned an iPhone and I almost came close, but I really do not see the praise for such a mediocre product. Just because it "works". If that's the case everyone would be driving a Toyota Corolla.

    As for Windows, its my favorite of the three OS but its lacking way to much. Last night I was on the mobile WebMD on both my wife and my phone and there was a drop down menu that wouldn't even flinch on Windows Phone. I could not open it for the life of me while the Android did it with ease. IE is an awful browser and the others aren't any better. Try PSuniverse.com, never opens on my phone. Then there's the outdated apps or lack there of. My baby's preschool has an app, my university has an app, my damn hospital has an app....that are not available for windows. This, this is my concern about future windows. Too much testing and not enough action. I need a phone now, not coming soon with features getting outdated by the competitors. Make me stay Microsoft, don't force me into a loveless relationship with another company.
    09-19-2015 07:14 PM
  20. Bigblu729's Avatar
    Yes I would, I use outlook and word all the time. I actually love Xbox music too. It just works and the camera is awesome. I will also have aback up phone either iOS or Android. I really want this OS to take off I think it has so much potential.
    09-19-2015 08:25 PM
  21. Santos lil elpair's Avatar
    That is a good mention too, websites are a pain the **** to open in IE on windows phone. Way too many sites out there that are unusable. I find this especially with restaurant menus..

    I really like windows OS overall the most, but I want some simple apps like even Costco photo app for printing photos at Costco. Or just random store apps that will never be on windows. I'm okay with abandoning windows phone since they are making a better MS experience on iOS and android..i can't do without office and OneDrive on the phone, but both work on iOS..i will miss my 1020 camera, but the 35/month for a 64gb and free upgrade each year makes it a great deal.

    MS is too focused on the 3rd world to compete with Samsung and Apple.

    I'm close to giving up windows central too...cant we consolidate some of the win10 build posts? Not really news at this point..
    faith3935 likes this.
    09-19-2015 08:43 PM
  22. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    the future of Windows Phone or Mobile depends only of few factors
    Apps avalaibility, a thing that always the store of microsoft have been poor about it

    lack of creativity by part of MSFT to make new apps that be appealing and exclusives, recently i jumped to android with an Sony xperia M2 Aqua and have nice features and some software that is exclusive of sony like the audio recorder that can take advantage of the 2 mics that the device has and even have profiles of recording and allows to do it in stereo or mono, and also wind cut recording i just in here i suggested this feature on windows phone but got bashed by my post.

    the lack of will of the operators in import the full portfolio of windows phone or Lumia at least in Chile just this week Movistart started to sell the Lumia 930, too late really.

    support by the other operators sometimes is no support at all, by example Antel in Uruguay stopped of bring support to the Lumia 820 so the updates also are never anymore issued , or now in Chile the Lumia 920 still without receive Lumia Denim by part of Entel Chile operator or the 925 already have not seen denim in Movistar Chile and my phone the 820 got it some months ago but by pushing to Claro Chile by twitter/facebook

    also now depends or best said hangs the future of windows mobile on the projects Astoria and Islandwood, unfortunatelly and if the developers are up to spent their time for port their apps for our platform and grew up, i hope things goes well there.

    already still using my phone the Lumia 820 for take pictures and some things but just would go back to windows Phone when Microsoft show up to everyone not be playing with us their loyal customers that beared an uncomplete OS that just now is starting to grow up just expect that the develoipers be also doing apps to Windows Mobile,

    at the end if all the apps were in the 3 platforms would not really matter if choose windows phone, android or IOS would just be the show up now by how well is the OS for run everyday apps

    i know this post would be very harsh and many will add darts together the picture but just realized of those little things that makes an difference

    by the way i discovered that disqus on android was discontinued by lack of users and company decision, just on windows phone still the app
    09-19-2015 09:13 PM
  23. dorelse's Avatar
    I'm not arguing with your assessment. (I jump between Android & WP, but I'm on Sprint, so...its slim pickings for WP). However, I would just point out that if MS is to be believed, they intend to ensure that all mobile platforms play nicely with Windows & MS products...and I would submit that MS apps on Android are ahead of WP.
    09-19-2015 10:04 PM
  24. Jenish PJ's Avatar
    I waited for a windows phone for months before switching to android. Now i will wait for one more year to change the phone. I still got my old Lumia 520 just to experience the windows 10 mobile features.
    09-20-2015 12:14 AM
  25. prabu d's Avatar
    Absolutely yes.. android may be good, everyone talk about android android. I want something different. Its definitely windows phone.
    Bronislav Klofac likes this.
    09-20-2015 02:01 AM
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