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  1. tgp's Avatar
    My guess is there's some carrier-proprietary crud in your Android that says "if Verizon use this MMSC". Without knowing which Android you have, I don't recall ever being able to tamper with my APN settings on my old Verizon Android devices, so it might be one of those things where locked phones sold through Verizon generally have it disabled (or used to, back when I had those phones), I don't know.
    Hey I'm trying to be helpful here! I realize you don't like Android, but pretty much everything you say about Android isn't true. I know this from personal experience.

    LIke I said earlier, Rubino indicated the Microsoft over-fired their engineering staff, which is why they didn't have a W10M device with CDMA. Then you get one, it doesn't fully work, and you blame Android? How do you figure?

    I've never had an Android device (that I know of) where I couldn't edit or create new APNs. I also have never needed to do it unless using MVNOs, or data only SIM cards.

    As to what devices I've used on Verizon, besides my first Verizon Galaxy Nexus, I've used Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, factory unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge, factory unlocked iPhone SE, and factory unlocked Galaxy S8+. Besides the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, all of these were factory unlocked, with no Verizon branding or software anywhere. I've never had to edit an APN on Verizon. If they had "crud" making it work, then that's fine; I don't care. You shouldn't have to do what you did to make it work properly.
    11-06-2017 05:18 PM
  2. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    Hey I'm trying to be helpful here! I realize you don't like Android, but pretty much everything you say about Android isn't true. I know this from personal experience.

    LIke I said earlier, Rubino indicated the Microsoft over-fired their engineering staff, which is why they didn't have a W10M device with CDMA. Then you get one, it doesn't fully work, and you blame Android? How do you figure?

    I've never had an Android device (that I know of) where I couldn't edit or create new APNs. I also have never needed to do it unless using MVNOs, or data only SIM cards.

    As to what devices I've used on Verizon, besides my first Verizon Galaxy Nexus, I've used Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, factory unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge, factory unlocked iPhone SE, and factory unlocked Galaxy S8+. Besides the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, all of these were factory unlocked, with no Verizon branding or software anywhere. I've never had to edit an APN on Verizon. If they had "crud" making it work, then that's fine; I don't care. You shouldn't have to do what you did to make it work properly.
    I guess you must be one of those who are perfectly aligned and live trouble free. It never happened to me so...LIAR! ...LOL I own a Galaxy 7s and want to chuck it out the window (company phone). I have had, (4)920, (2)925, (2)1020, (3) 640xl, (1)1520, and now a (4)950. ..
    11-06-2017 05:48 PM
  3. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    Cont'd: All have had their software issues at times..(such is I.T.) All devices are still functioning and actively being used on AT&T. Large family (a lot of kids, my parents wife's parents... hand me downs from yours truly their dad/son). So, W10m perfect nope! Is it a different Mobile OS from Android, iOS...You Bet!! If you understand how to use the family features, set up Microsoft accounts correctly through adult accounts(admin accounts)๐Ÿ˜‰ set up family 365 Microsoft office suite....Android and iOs look like the Dinosaurs they are. They do not compare to W10M ....I might add...just wait For WCOS being released in 2018 (subject to change lol). I'll take Microsoft any day over social media entertainment devices any day
    Last edited by SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP; 11-06-2017 at 06:02 PM.
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    11-06-2017 05:48 PM
  4. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Hey I'm trying to be helpful here! I realize you don't like Android, but pretty much everything you say about Android isn't true. I know this from personal experience.
    I'm also speaking from six years of personal experience with Android. And the Verizon rep also said it wasn't info you could change, though he seemed to lack all his facts there.
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    11-06-2017 06:18 PM
  5. nate0's Avatar
    Cont'd: All have had their software issues at times..(such is I.T.) All devices are still functioning and actively being used on AT&T. Large family (a lot of kids, my parents wife's parents... hand me downs from yours truly their dad/son). So, W10m perfect nope! Is it a different Mobile OS from Android, iOS...You Bet!! If you understand how to use the family features, set up Microsoft accounts correctly through adult accounts(admin accounts) set up family 365 Microsoft office suite....Android and iOs look like the Dinosaurs they are. They do not compare to W10M ....I might add...just wait For WCOS being released in 2018 (subject to change lol). I'll take Microsoft any day over social media entertainment devices any day
    I can relate. I have an IDOL 4s that my 5 year old safely uses everyday due to the Family management features. I also interop unlocked it to disable other items for personal reasons. But even if I had not wanted to make additional changes on my own, the security policy that globally runs the device when it is set to a child account is unmatched in my opinion.
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    11-06-2017 06:36 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    I'm also speaking from six years of personal experience with Android. And the Verizon rep also said it wasn't info you could change, though he seemed to lack all his facts there.
    Gotcha! Those reps though have no idea what they're talking about. Every rep may give you a different answer to any given question. They read from a script, but I've found their interpretation of questions to be a crapshoot. Plus, they probably have little to no experience with WM.

    It's generally not necessary to edit APNs on Verizon. In fact, I've never heard of it being necessary until reading about your situation. Have you ever heard of it before? Have you ever had to do it before?

    Verizon was known to lack CDMA expertise in W10M development. Well, here is the evidence.
    11-06-2017 06:49 PM
  7. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    I am able to attach GIF in the SMS app on my Icon. I usually download the GIF to my device or to my Onedrive and then attach it. Not all GIF's will attach though. Not sure of why that is.
    Thanks @cwhans2000. I knew I could save GIFs from online to the phone or Onedrive then addthem, however I was jut wondering if there was an app that provided immediate access to a selection of GIFs from within the app (ex: android text messaging apps, facebook messenger, etc.)

    As far as not all GIFs attaching, it is because there is limit on size within the app itself.

    Thanks again for the info!
    11-07-2017 12:02 AM
  8. JethroB's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. Great prices! Too bad I already ordered the Leather Folio Case for $49 from HP.
    11-07-2017 06:59 PM
  9. dalascby's Avatar
    With ZERO help from the Verizon rep, I did get it working: The APN name needs to be all caps "VZWINTERNET" even though my first website I looked at had it lower case, the authentication type needs to be set to "none", and the MMSC URL for Verizon is http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms

    If anyone else is having MMS issues with their Verizon Elite x3, point them at this.
    How did you determine that it needed to be in all caps? Even Verizon's pages show the APN settings in all lower case.
    11-14-2017 03:21 PM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    It shouldn't matter. The apn is not case sensitive...especially for the windows platform.
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    11-14-2017 03:24 PM
  11. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    How did you determine that it needed to be in all caps? Even Verizon's pages show the APN settings in all lower case.
    It didn't work when all lower case. And tgp's screenshot a page ago showed it in all caps, so I tried that, and it worked.
    11-14-2017 03:24 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    That is a bit odd. Did you have to reboot too?
    On Verizon. If you change or update the APN/Carrier network settings, it seems the magic happens after a reboot. Much like other carriers, but in Verizon's case it seems to be a requirement. Even if you swap sim cards.
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    11-14-2017 03:41 PM
  13. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    I honestly don't remember. It's possible.
    11-14-2017 03:52 PM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    On a side note, I switched back to AT&T last week...I was unable to get HD voice to operate on my X3. That is not the only reason I moved back though... It provisions to my account as a add on, but when I activated my phone to my account the HD Voice Access billing option dropped from my account. Meaning Verizon does not support this model for that feature. This was the same for the GSM unlocked model that was AT&T certified. The lumia 735 supported HD voice and HD voice access was on my account due to that phone. Anyone get HD voice to operate yet on the VZ elite x3?

    I have more than several Windows phones...I tend to use one for a bit and switch it out or rotate between them (X3, 950 XL, 1520, IDOL 4s etc..). On GSM networks it is easy to use multiple phones with the same features since there are more to choose from. Where I live, VZ and AT&T are about the same in coverage except in hard to reach areas which are few. It sounds petty, but without getting into to much detail I actually rely on HD voice personally for most of my phone calls. I then found myself yearning for my 950 XL with HD voice back on AT&T. With that and the IDOL 4s I am able to get HD voice on that network just fine. Plus since I have so many GSM windows phones currently, and was unable to sell them I decided it best to stay back on AT&T. Might need a therapist in the future ;-)
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    11-14-2017 04:09 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    On a side note, I switched back to AT&T last week...I was unable to get HD voice to operate on my X3. That is not the only reason I moved back though... It provisions to my account as a add on, but when I activated my phone to my account the HD Voice Access billing option dropped from my account. Meaning Verizon does not support this model for that feature. This was the same for the GSM unlocked model that was AT&T certified. The lumia 735 supported HD voice and HD voice access was on my account due to that phone. Anyone get HD voice to operate yet on the VZ elite x3?

    I have more than several Windows phones...I tend to use one for a bit and switch it out or rotate between them (X3, 950 XL, 1520, IDOL 4s etc..). On GSM networks it is easy to use multiple phones with the same features since there are more to choose from. Where I live, VZ and AT&T are about the same in coverage except in hard to reach areas which are few. It sounds petty, but without getting into to much detail I actually rely on HD voice personally for most of my phone calls. I then found myself yearning for my 950 XL with HD voice back on AT&T. With that and the IDOL 4s I am able to get HD voice on that network just fine. Plus since I have so many GSM windows phones currently, and was unable to sell them I decided it best to stay back on AT&T. Might need a therapist in the future ;-)
    If you find a good therapist make sure you inquire about group discounts. You're not alone young man, you're not alone.
    11-14-2017 08:23 PM
  16. nate0's Avatar
    Maybe I should ask @Scienceguy Labs for a referral or recommendation...:)
    11-14-2017 08:42 PM
  17. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Maybe I should ask @Scienceguy Labs for a referral or recommendation...:)
    No can do. I can't recommend one because I most likely need a therapists too. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I can show you some kick @$$ physics projects though. Ha ha
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    11-14-2017 10:33 PM
  18. nate0's Avatar
    No can do. I can't recommend one because I most likely need a therapists too. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I can show you some kick @$$ physics projects though. Ha ha
    Lol. Physics is my all time fav.

    Lately I've got a kick out of watching YouTubes of homemade fusion experiments out of garages
    11-14-2017 10:37 PM
  19. cwhans2000's Avatar
    Newegg is carrying this phone for 429.00.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=46xsxRc8

    541.00 w/Dock
    11-17-2017 04:13 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    That's the gsm product code.

    The specs list as:
    Model
    Brand
    HP
    Model
    ELITE X3
    Part Number
    X5V47AA#ABA
    Last edited by Nate W; 11-19-2017 at 09:22 PM.
    11-19-2017 08:39 PM
  21. drn007's Avatar
    I've been watching this thread. I went (back) to Android on an S8 earlier this year after having my Lumia Icon. Did not like the Android and gave the S8 to my wife and activated the Icon recently. I decided to look into the Elite x3 and see the price on Microsoft went to $799. Not happening for me at that price. I was hoping for a holiday sale!
    11-21-2017 03:18 PM
  22. bjones0821's Avatar
    I've been watching this thread. I went (back) to Android on an S8 earlier this year after having my Lumia Icon. Did not like the Android and gave the S8 to my wife and activated the Icon recently. I decided to look into the Elite x3 and see the price on Microsoft went to $799. Not happening for me at that price. I was hoping for a holiday sale!

    You have to select the 799 priced HP and when you go to the page for it, it gives you a selection for GSM Unlocked 799, or Verizon No Contract 599.

    Edit: Scratch that, the sale price is gone.

    P.S., They also now have the Note 8 and Razer Phone on the Microsoft store, the first 3 phones listed are Android, then the Elite X3, and that fills the first row for me and I almost missed the other Windows Phones listed.
    Last edited by bjones0821; 11-21-2017 at 05:28 PM.
    11-21-2017 05:07 PM
  23. drn007's Avatar
    Shows as out of stock. You guys bought them all up! Good job.
    11-21-2017 10:37 PM
  24. nate0's Avatar
    P.S., They also now have the Note 8 and Razer Phone on the Microsoft store, the first 3 phones listed are Android, then the Elite X3, and that fills the first row for me and I almost missed the other Windows Phones listed.
    Ya, the three Sammy phones, Razer, the HP, and Idol 4s are there. They all shadow over Acers setup. The IDOL 4s is suppose to go on sale for like 140 over black Friday...
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    11-22-2017 03:53 PM
  25. nate0's Avatar
    It is listed now for 499 on Microsoft's site. Is that a Black Friday deal pending? Still shows out of stock...

    EDIT: Nevermind, must have been a glitch showing in stock now...order it while you can if you want the 499 deal! EDIT 2: Hmm it shows out of stock yet again. But available for in store purchase locally. Weird.
    Last edited by Nate W; 11-23-2017 at 08:47 PM.
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