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  1. Patrick Geary's Avatar
    Some banks, such as Chase, have a great mobile interface that you don't need an app for.
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    09-13-2017 05:14 AM
  2. JOL1985's Avatar
    I've always enjoyed having a Windows phone, it's only in the past 2 years have I actually moved over, not realising then it was a slowly sinking ship. I'm currently using a 950xl and love it. Got myself a bright green back so it reminds me of a more colourful Lumia time. It's been great to know I can get by with Windows 10 mobile for so long. My only issues now are devices connected via Bluetooth are causing this phone to struggle. Simple map use while listening to music is a big no no.
    I'm sat at home today waiting for my Nokia 8 to arrive. I was always a Nokia user 'back in the day' and my last one was a N95, then moved over to iPhones until I jumped back to Lumia 950 and 950xl. I'm certainly going to hang on to my 950xl as I enjoy being part of the insider team and enjoy hunting out bugs through the phone and Windows 10.
    09-13-2017 05:36 AM
  3. Anas_64's Avatar
    I will use my Lumia 640 till it dies.
    And once it dies, I will switch to whatever phone 📱 I want to
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-13-2017 05:50 AM
  4. Richard Toft's Avatar
    Still use my Lumia 950 exclusively and if not Windows phones available when this dies I'll either buy second hand or switch completely to skype on a windows 10 tablet.
    09-13-2017 06:27 AM
  5. happytoon's Avatar
    Sadly, Microsoft forced be to move away from windows phone/mobile !

    I have been a fervent fan of Microsoft from the WinCE and PocketPC days...

    A few months ago, my L950XL camera died (would not focus anymore and keep vibrating etc)... I looked for a replacement phone, but none on the Market (appart from the excellent HP X3 which I can't afford)...
    Due to the lack of hardware and phone availability, I had to move to Android...

    I got an excellent Sony Xperia phone and what a change!
    The phone is super fast and responsive, the screen is amazing, I have all apps I could only dream about on W10M etc... I have advanced features such as Mobile Pay etc...
    I skinned my android launcher with the excellent "Launcher10" app which gives me a look and feel very similar to the tiled start menu and application menu of W10M...
    In short, the move was painful, I didn't want to do it, but now that it is done, why should I get back to MS???

    My biggest fear would be the lack of support, adoption and commitment from MS for consumer market product...
    I have been burned with the Windows Mobile
    I have been burned with the excellent MS Band 2...
    I don't want to be burned anymore!
    I lost faith in MS completely.

    Even if they were to realise the sexy Surface Watch or andromeda connected device, I will be reluctant to invest as I don't want to be buying a product MS will dump a couple of years later!
    dgennetten and mark233 like this.
    09-13-2017 06:46 AM
  6. Sagara Bandara's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    same here
    09-13-2017 07:42 AM
  7. Daniel Gruszczyk's Avatar
    I have been using Lumia 950 since release, sadly a month ago I dropped it and cracked the screen. I decided to give Nokia 6 a try and I must say - hardware is great, OS (Android) is awful! I absolutely hate it. Windows 10 Phone is superior in every way (if we forget the app gap, which is not an issue with the OS itself). Almost every single thing annoys me in Android, and the more I use it the more it annoys me, not the other way. I am now hunting a Lumia 950 XL on e-bay and hope to get back into W10 again.
    09-13-2017 08:03 AM
  8. Daniel Gruszczyk's Avatar
    Still use my Lumia 950 exclusively and if not Windows phones available when this dies I'll either buy second hand or switch completely to skype on a windows 10 tablet.
    Brilliant idea sir! Tempted to do something similar now :)
    asoyemi likes this.
    09-13-2017 08:08 AM
  9. M_A_Adams's Avatar
    Will I ever give up on Windows Phones? The short answer is not just NO, but HE!! NO! I have seen enough android to know I would not want to use it. And apple is, well apple. The hated enemy. So I guess if Nadella wins and Microsoft ceases to support phones, I'll have to go back to my trusty flip
    asoyemi likes this.
    09-13-2017 08:09 AM
  10. jasonxz's Avatar
    I've developed a couple of UWP apps that I can't live without. Until those are ported to Android (and I don't have time to mess with that), I will be a Windows Mobile guy.
    09-13-2017 08:17 AM
  11. dgennetten's Avatar
    I thought I would be one of the last to go. Due to an unfortunate 950XL fall from the top row of a baseball bleacher, I have moved on. I'm loving my OnePlus 5 with OxygenOS.

    Now, I can unlock my Kevo deadbolt with my phone. I can drop-in to my Echo Show. I can review my Ezviz security cameras and play my favorite cardboard VR games. That's the short list.

    Despite some lingering frustration with Android, I doubt I'll ever go back.
    Last edited by dgennetten; 09-13-2017 at 08:30 AM.
    09-13-2017 08:19 AM
  12. dgennetten's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip Happytoon. Installing Launcher10 now!
    09-13-2017 08:29 AM
  13. pallentx's Avatar
    I've been a Windows Phone fan from the beginning, but I never bought a phone because I was a "fan". I bought my Windows Phones because they were always the best option for me. After losing a few apps and trying to setup home automation that will work with my phone, Windows Phone is no longer the best option for me, so I've moved on.

    I still think Windows is the best OS on a phone, but without 3rd party support, I cant do it any more.
    09-13-2017 08:54 AM
  14. ajwhitock's Avatar
    I have two 950XLs that aren't going anywhere but I'm struggling to keep my friends (who haven't already jumped ship) to stay on the Windows waggon. Will probably try out either a Note 8 or iPhone 8/X on the second line but still hope for Microsoft (or someone else) to offer us something...
    CyberAngel777 likes this.
    09-13-2017 08:55 AM
  15. CyberAngel777's Avatar
    Either Mugen Power or Zero Lemon sells an extended battery for your Lumia 950.
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-13-2017 09:09 AM
  16. asoyemi's Avatar
    Nope.
    Even if they do not make anything after L950 XL. It does everything I need.
    I love the start screen with the Live Tiles, the desktop fell in settings. It is simple to use. For my use case scenario, when it comes to App needs.
    All my go to apps are there.
    Groove, Office Suite, WhatsApp, Facebook and messanger, Skype, Sway, MSN News, MSN Sport, Occasional Flipboard (which might be leaving, will miss it, but not too much), Spotify, Office Lens, Maps, Photo, Overdrive, MSN Weather, Netflix, Solitaire, Instagram, Twitter, Scancode, LI, File Explorer, Tubecast,All kinds of Bible Apps.
    As one can see, I am heavy on MSFT services and Apps as such I am covered (Remember, my use case)
    SO, once again, I have no reason or inclination to leave Windows phone anytime soon.
    09-13-2017 09:14 AM
  17. Splat60's Avatar
    All my family use Windows phones and frankly until they break down and I can't get a cost-effective replacement I won't be moving to Android or IOS. My whole workflow is Microsoft so it makes sense. Just copying stuff off to a mac is painful and with android I'm never sure whether the OS will fritz out on me at any point. I'll wait and see what MS come out with and if it's stupid money and no-one produces a low-cost version I'll look at other options then.
    09-13-2017 09:14 AM
  18. CARL BUSSE's Avatar
    I will stay with my Lumia Icon as long as I get service...
    09-13-2017 09:22 AM
  19. Jonaq Niveer Sarma's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    I got fed up with my Lumia 730 after it stopped receiving GSM signals for some reason. Switched to Moto G4 Plus a year ago. The 730 is still running as a PDA, with amazing audio and battery life, but I can't imagine my life in Windows again. The app gap is very real, and you realise that when you actually switch to Android/iPhones. Nobody deserves a life like that, it only hurts them. Keep your windows phones as souvenirs, but taste the life outside: they aren't lying about the app gap.

    App gap was what killed the platform in the end. I'm not returning till they do close the gap.
    theefman likes this.
    09-13-2017 09:42 AM
  20. mikimedic's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.

    I am giving up and switching to Android, after being with Microsoft and Nokia (at first) since nineties... Happy with PCs, and Symbian, then finally Lumia 920 since 2012 and Lumia 950 since 2015 - back at happy times when i thought Microsoft was pushing its own platform but to no avail. Instead, I see Microsoft selling Samsung phones in their shops... so if Microsoft is convinced, so am I...

    But it is not loyalty only. it is the app gap for sure. Since I bought Lumia 950, I was carrying my second cheap Huawei Android with me. Why? Simply because my bank, my car, my you name it... don't have Windows app... and could not care less to develop one - and why would they, if Microsoft itself couldn't care less.

    I still use my Lumia for calls, sms, emails and photos. And one drive works more or less fine (to fancy for my taste if you ask me but nonetheless...). Still, this ads up to some 20% of my phone use. The remaining 80% is with the chep dirt Huawei Android...

    The cherry on the cake was when my wife informed me that she can't login any longer to Skype on Windows 8.1 device, as simply Microsoft stopped it... similarly, family members back home reported the same problem... so what could she do? Get another dirst cheap Android just for Skype. I told her it would be lunatic if she went for another Win 10 mobile phone, where Skype (still) apparently works...but for how long?

    Microsoft did not ruin Nokia, it seems they ruin every other company they acquire...

    And Nokia is in the game again, fortunately, and may be one of my final choices for Android... if not Samsung, sold in the very Microsoft store...

    Microsoft, go figure..
    09-13-2017 10:00 AM
  21. Rakeeshj's Avatar
    One would be a fool to abandon king strategist like Microsoft. So, why should I give up on Windows Mobile. Have patience, you will definitely be rewarded. I have a 950xl and wouldn't want any other. Thinking of getting the HP Elite X3 as a second device.
    How would you be rewarded any more than if you left and then came back later?
    theefman likes this.
    09-13-2017 10:03 AM
  22. Herb53's Avatar
    I am on Verizon and I am currently on my 2nd Lumia Icon with the most up-to-date version of W10 mobile I can have. I cannot let go of it. I love the UI. I hate the mess of icons that is iOS and Android. I will hold onto this thing until it is impossible for me to not have it. I am just waiting (maybe forever) until the new savior of Win10 on ARM with c-shell comes out. Maybe then we can have devices to fit our needs. But considering I'm on Verizon I won't hold my breath.
    09-13-2017 10:10 AM
  23. Larry Degelman's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    Now, from another Windows Junkie: I purchased my first Windows Phone, not sure how many years ago, because (aside from being a useful phone) it is actually a small computer with Microsoft Office apps like Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. I do a lot of engineering work and was anxious to try out some of my Excel spreadsheets on a mobile device -- great, it worked. I was even able to update and rehearse some Powerpoint presentations while riding in a taxi. Also, updated and edited Excel spreadsheets while on the move. I'm not into mobile games (not too much, anyway), so these more serious applications were a good fit for me. Everything's still available to me on my OneDrive. When I take photos with the Windows Phone, my pictures are waiting for me on my laptop in the Camera Roll on the OneDrive. Great features that I refuse too give up on. Please don't let it die. Sincerely, LOD
    09-13-2017 10:11 AM
  24. Florin Musetoiu's Avatar
    I gave up on it ... at this very moment i`m taking pictures to sell my Lumia 950 ... been trough all Android / WP / iPhone ... i`ll stick with second hand iPhones (way cheaper than brand new)

    I`m just tired of MS lack of interest and lack of apps ... at first i didn`t care that much about them but they for sure start to add up ... also i`m using a lot Disqus forums where Edge support is simply atrocious ...
    09-13-2017 10:34 AM
  25. Pappa Ed's Avatar
    For all the reasons given above I'll stick with my 950XL for as long as it works. Another reason I'm in for as long as i can hang on is I've never cared much for the herd mentality. I enjoy being different. A lot of the younger folks where i work, especially the Xbox game fans are constantly asking me questions about my device. Microsoft knows the importance of mobile. I'll hang around a bit longer and see what they come up with.
    09-13-2017 10:43 AM
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