11-28-2015 02:21 PM
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  1. nasellok's Avatar
    no issues with iris scanner - after reading what I wrote again, it didn't really come out right.
    11-25-2015 09:54 AM
  2. xrs22's Avatar
    I think imma wait it out before switching to att. Icon parts are easy to come by, by the way.
    11-25-2015 10:05 AM
  3. MikeX74's Avatar
    Switch now if the coverage is better for you and your needs. Otherwise, wait and see how things shake out.
    11-25-2015 06:26 PM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    If you had the Icon, id say its not quite worth it - you could wait. But the 735......man, switch it up. I had the Icon, and would have kept it, but i had broken the charge port, and was able to use my Microsoft Complete insurance to file a claim, and I argued for the 950 as a replacement. They wanted to give me the HTC One - but I adamantly refused, and told them to give me my 599$ back that I spent on the Icon 22 months ago, or to repair it. The phone was not in production anymore, and they didn't have the parts available to fix it, so for 50$, i got myself a new 950. Its pretty awesome - other than the retina scanner, and how thin and light it is, I don't really notice much of a difference between this and the Icon. Its fast, but so was the Icon, the Camera is amazing, but i feel like the Icon was pretty close with it on an image quality level.
    How exactly did $50 get you the 950? Did they give you your money back and you added $50 to it to buy the 950? Or did they give you an offer to purchase a 950 for $50? Or what?
    11-25-2015 07:24 PM
  5. bo_woods's Avatar
    Yeah the 1520 and ICON are still great phones. The 950 & 950 XL don't exactly beat them into the dust either.

    From the camera samples I've seen, the photos aren't extremely better, they're just a little better. Though the triple LED flash looks interesting and promising. Also the move from 1080p to 2k on such small screens isn't really noticeable in my opinion but if they didn't go with 2k then that would've just been another negative thing for people to be screaming about right alongside the "boring design", which luckily seems to be the only common first glance complaint prior to the in depth reviews that'll comes as it's released into consumer hands. Lastly considering this is Windows we're talking about, the OS probably isn't going to be too much different on either the 950, 1520, or ICON. My ICON (currently listed in the marketplace btw) is just almost as smooth as a phone could possibly be running Windows 10 and considering the fact I'm not even on the last build, it'll only get better.

    Also to people who got to use the 950 XL's before being pulled from stores, did anyone else notice how much smaller the phone was inch imprison to the 1520? I still had a 1520 with me when I went and although the screen is really close in size, the overran device seems to be a lot smaller IMHO. Now that's some good Bezel work Microsoft ;D
    Last edited by bo_woods; 11-25-2015 at 08:18 PM.
    11-25-2015 07:34 PM
  6. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Man, I went down to the local AT&T store and tried out the 950, I love that phone! I have an Icon on Verizon, but I'm still running 8.1, it's awesome we get a REAL file manager and can attach files to email from Outlook mail app on W10M! I have been missing this from my BlackBerry days. The 950 is WAY nicer in person then the pictures portray. My contract is up next summer, by then maybe Verizon will get cozy with MS and carry this phone, or by then we should have some solid rumors on the Surface phone, or maybe one of the other OEM's will have some awesome offerings. I'm very reluctant to jump back to AT&T after my prior experience with them.
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    11-25-2015 10:12 PM
  7. Eustis99's Avatar
    I ended up going to the Microsoft store by me and buying a new 735 and some stuff for it. I'll wait it out and see what comes to Verizon, if anything does at all. I must say though the Microsoft store is awesome. As soon as I went in I was helped immediately by two folk and they even offered me something to drink. They also allowed me to play with a 950 while setting up my guy and it is rather nice, I just can't see switching yet for it. If anybody is switching carriers for it, I suggest going to a Microsoft store if you have one by you. Very fast service and incredibly nice folk whom obviously aren't biased like carrier reps are.
    11-26-2015 10:24 AM
  8. GoodEyeSniper83's Avatar
    Thanks for the input everybody! I'm just annoyed because I have the windows 10 preview on my 735 and it's so buggy! I want to go back to 8.1 but the recovery tool won't work leaving me stuck with this mess.
    Why didn't the recovery tool work? I have a 735 running W10 mobile and I'm seriously considering switching back to 8.1.
    11-26-2015 10:49 AM
  9. Eustis99's Avatar
    Good luck bud, let me know how it works out for you hahaha. For me it said "package is not available for this device." I contacted both Microsoft and Verizon both of which told me to buy a new phone or deal with it.

    Why didn't the recovery tool work? I have a 735 running W10 mobile and I'm seriously considering switching back to 8.1.
    11-26-2015 12:40 PM
  10. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    I switched for 950xl, but coverage issues aside, I'm actually glad. Customer service is better, website more user friendly, our bill is smaller.
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    11-26-2015 04:34 PM
  11. GoodEyeSniper83's Avatar
    Good luck bud, let me know how it works out for you hahaha. For me it said "package is not available for this device." I contacted both Microsoft and Verizon both of which told me to buy a new phone or deal with it.

    That's just wonderful. Getting the 735 was a huge ordeal bc the first one I bought was a dud. Sent it back within 14 days and Verizon tried to charge me for another phone. Took 3 months to resolve.

    I'm probably going to get another Android for daily use and keep the 735 on hand for whenever MS releases a usable OS.
    11-27-2015 08:13 AM
  12. BSobotta's Avatar
    I currently have a 735 with Verizon which I like. I must say though the 950 has been making me consider jumping ship. What do you 950 owners think? Is it worth it or nay? Or should I wait to see if by chance Verizon releases their own? Snow balls chance in hell though that'll happen...
    I upgraded from the 830 to the 950. Initially at first it was hard to bite the bullet. But to me it was worth it. This is my main device. I rarely make it to a PC out tablet. If I used a PC or tablet a lot more I probably would have stuck with the 830. That bring said... I love this phone.
    11-27-2015 08:34 AM
  13. Eustis99's Avatar
    It's ridiculous their software won't work and won't do anything for us. They did say maybe its the build and an update could fix it but they don't know whether there will be any ore more updates. What good is that?

    That's just wonderful. Getting the 735 was a huge ordeal bc the first one I bought was a dud. Sent it back within 14 days and Verizon tried to charge me for another phone. Took 3 months to resolve.

    I'm probably going to get another Android for daily use and keep the 735 on hand for whenever MS releases a usable OS.
    11-27-2015 10:02 AM
  14. GoodEyeSniper83's Avatar
    It's ridiculous their software won't work and won't do anything for us. They did say maybe its the build and an update could fix it but they don't know whether there will be any ore more updates. What good is that?
    I have not done the most recent update. I might try the recovery tool tonight. I'll let you know if it recognizes my device.
    11-27-2015 10:20 AM
  15. Eustis99's Avatar
    If it works, do not download that update! Bahaha

    I have not done the most recent update. I might try the recovery tool tonight. I'll let you know if it recognizes my device.
    11-27-2015 10:27 AM
  16. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I've been asking myself the same thing. I've been with Verizon for over a decade. Maybe it's time for something new ...
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    11-27-2015 02:19 PM
  17. nasellok's Avatar
    How exactly did $50 get you the 950? Did they give you your money back and you added $50 to it to buy the 950? Or did they give you an offer to purchase a 950 for $50? Or what?
    When I first purchased my Lumia Icon from the Microsoft store, I paid an extra 99$ for Microsoft Complete insurance. They no longer make the phone, and have to replace with equal value. There was a 50$ deductable, hence why I paid only 50$ for it.
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    11-28-2015 09:35 AM
  18. nausky's Avatar
    I moved from Verizon to Cricket for it. ATT has better coverage in Louisiana though so I've only gained from this move.
    11-28-2015 09:47 AM
  19. randyoaks187's Avatar
    I hate to agree. I switched to AT&T and the 950 from a Verizon Icon. I moved offices at work from one side of my building to another, and the VZW reception just went to crap, where as people with AT&T were having much better reception on that side, so it was 50% for that reason, and 50% cause I was hoping the 950 would be an improvement from my Icon. I am sad to report that I don't really feel that it is. The phone just lost all the feeling of a premium feel with the back covers. I loved the feel of the Icon, and I just don't get why they could not keep the metal band but still have a replaceable cover (I think the 830 was similar, no?) Also, windows 10 is a hot mess. Maybe it is just cause I was used to 8.1, but I'm not liking 10 much. I got these mostly cause I was tired of VZW not supporting WP, and got them on the next12 plan, so hopefully Dan is right on when he says that surface phone is gonna be out late next year. When it was going to be out early next year I was just gonna hold onto the Icon, but he swayed me with the news that it wont be out till end of 2016.
    Last edited by randyoaks187; 11-28-2015 at 01:57 PM.
    11-28-2015 01:45 PM
  20. Eustis99's Avatar
    I just read an article about Verizon point fingers at Microsoft saying it's their fault us Verizon consumers are S.O.L. They stated that Microsoft could have easily went through the FCC to make the devices Verizon compatible but chose not to and Microsoft didn't even approach them about the two. How unfortunate...
    11-28-2015 01:49 PM
  21. Aaron Graves's Avatar
    I just read an article about Verizon point fingers at Microsoft saying it's their fault us Verizon consumers are S.O.L. They stated that Microsoft could have easily went through the FCC to make the devices Verizon compatible but chose not to and Microsoft didn't even approach them about the two. How unfortunate...
    It was a bit more than that, with Verizon clearly stating that with "very little consumer demand" for a Windows 10 phone, "Verizon has chosen to not carry the Nokia Lumia 10 in its retail channels" (quote directly from the letter).
    11-28-2015 02:04 PM
  22. Eustis99's Avatar
    Yeah I get that but they also said they would have allowed them on the network if Microsoft approached them. So we wouldn't be completely screwed if they actually did lol
    11-28-2015 02:21 PM
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