1. bguy_1986's Avatar
    I believe my 830 died and I'm lost without a phone. Any suggestions on what I should do? I still have like 5 more payments on AT&T Next before I own the device. The 830 won't turn on any longer. I need to play with it a little bit, clean the contacts and blow it out but I have a feeling it's done.

    I really want to hold out for the surface phone so I need something decent to get me by.

    Should I:
    Go back to my 920 (I'll miss the motion data/step count)
    Buy a used 830 on ebay for like $80.
    Do the AT&T Next 12 and get a Lumia 950 (I think I'll have to pay $100 to finish out the 830 plan)
    Or do I buy a 640 or 650?

    I'd rather buy my phones outright but I'm working on my house now and am not sure I can afford that, and I'm not sure that makes sense if I'm getting rid of it in a year.
    02-22-2016 01:42 PM
  2. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Since you're talking about the 830, that can't be over 2 years old, right? So you're still in warranty. Get MS to fix it for you.
    02-22-2016 01:45 PM
  3. bguy_1986's Avatar
    I didn't think it had a 2 year warranty.

    Edit: Just checked, it's out of warranty.
    02-22-2016 01:57 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    The cheapest option would be to buy the 640, especially with that promo right now. However, if you must have the 830, go for it.
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    02-22-2016 02:35 PM
  5. bguy_1986's Avatar
    Looking at the specs, there isn't that much of a difference between the 830 and 640.
    02-22-2016 02:47 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    This is true, but the 830 has wireless charging, full glance(I think), and better back camera. It's a matter of deciding if that difference is important enough for you to conside or not consider the 640.
    02-22-2016 02:51 PM
  7. bguy_1986's Avatar
    Good point. I'd miss glance and probably the camera quality.
    02-22-2016 02:55 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Without warranty and still 5 payments... I agree 640 is the answer today.

    Best Buy has $29.99 Lumia 640 GoPhone with in-store pickup. You can't loose. AT&T GoPhone Microsoft Lumia 640 4G LTE with 8GB Memory No-Contract Cell Phone Black NOKIA LUMIA 640 - Best Buy

    Order it now and pick it up this evening most likely.
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    02-22-2016 04:09 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'd miss glance and probably the camera quality.

    There is a user with an 830 in the Marketplace. $80.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mar...ml#post3397548
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    02-22-2016 04:14 PM
  10. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    Use your L920(upgrade it to W10 TP) and wait for the surface phone (if/when it comes out) or the new flagship HP phone coming this year...
    02-22-2016 04:22 PM
  11. Mark Baker3's Avatar
    Id buy a secondhand lumia 930 off ebay and sell it when I get the new phone. The price has dropped on these alot and they should not drop too much more
    02-22-2016 04:43 PM
  12. AndyCalling's Avatar
    I didn't think it had a 2 year warranty.

    Edit: Just checked, it's out of warranty.
    Wow. In the UK(EU) all Lumias have a 2 year warranty (just returned my slightly over 1 year 930 to MS to have the mic fixed under warranty myself). I imagined the US would be similar. Do all US MS phones have a cut down warranty? Very weird, considering the US tend to have 2 year contracts like the UK.
    02-23-2016 06:57 AM
  13. bguy_1986's Avatar
    Wow. In the UK(EU) all Lumias have a 2 year warranty (just returned my slightly over 1 year 930 to MS to have the mic fixed under warranty myself). I imagined the US would be similar. Do all US MS phones have a cut down warranty? Very weird, considering the US tend to have 2 year contracts like the UK.
    I don't remember any of my phones being 2 year, but can't say I've had to look in the past. Never really had problems unless I was the reason for the problem.
    02-23-2016 08:17 AM
  14. bguy_1986's Avatar
    I did end up buying an 830 on ebay for like 60 bucks
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    02-23-2016 08:18 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I don't remember any of my phones being 2 year, but can't say I've had to look in the past. Never really had problems unless I was the reason for the problem.
    Yeah, 2 year warranty is interesting to me. As far as I know, it has usually been one year.
    02-23-2016 08:47 AM
  16. AndyCalling's Avatar
    In the UK, Lumia phones get a 2 year warranty in general, I think that's for all of them. My 820 had 2 year Nokia warranty as did my 930. MS's site confirms my warranty is recognised (just had to return my 930 to fix the mic, over a year old). It is possible that MS no longer issue 2 year warranties on Lumias? Researching on the web indicates that MS still do 2 year EU warranties on Lumias, but it may be different in the US. That would suck, but check your Lumia warranty status on the MS site to make sure. It may still be covered?
    02-24-2016 08:33 AM
  17. bguy_1986's Avatar
    I did as soon as you said something about it yesterday. My Warranty has expired.
    02-24-2016 08:42 AM
  18. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Yikes. Looks like MS aren't as appreciative of US customers as they are of EU customers. Perhaps that explains why US people don't like Windows phones. Sorry old man, looks like you've got a raw deal there.
    02-24-2016 01:16 PM
  19. bguy_1986's Avatar
    Old man!?! I've got to hear my girlfriend call me old (I'm 5 years older), now I got to hear that I'm old here?! Ugh

    lol
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    02-24-2016 01:18 PM
  20. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Sorry, it's a UK expression and not intended to indicate age. :)~
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    02-25-2016 08:08 AM
  21. bguy_1986's Avatar
    It's fine! I was just kidding around!
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    02-25-2016 08:42 AM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sorry, it's a UK expression and not intended to indicate age. :)~
    You mean... If you call me Govenah, I'm not in charge of my state? O_o
    02-25-2016 12:41 PM

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