01-06-2016 09:53 PM
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  1. joseacta's Avatar
    Went last night to the movies with the wife to see Star Wars. Being Tuesday night, what we found in the theatre was a bunch of students (there's a big university close by) watching the movie. We arrived early expecting a big line but there was nothing so we got into the theatre more than 30 minutes before the movie. On my seat, I got my Lumia 950 XL out of my pocket and started researching some information for an upcoming appointment. I was also really happy that the app for playing trivia games on the theatre was available so started configuring that also.

    While doing my stuff, I just heard students on the back laughing at my phone. I heard them say to each other: what is that? Is that Windows Vista? With Internet Explorer for browsing? And having a good laugh

    It was funny, I just kept going and didn't say anything. But man, what you have to put up with for not being part of the Apple or Google religion. It's like you're not accepted in society anymore.

    PS. I recently switched to Windows after 4 years with iPhone. I think I just should expect this to be more common.
    01-06-2016 11:22 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Its 2016 so these kids think productivity is the number of tweets per day, number of censored picture posts on Snapchat and how many likes they collected on Facebook and how quickly one can get a square photo uploaded on Instagram. Continuum they know not...may the force be with you!
    01-06-2016 11:34 AM
  3. Lee Power's Avatar
    It's just good to be different & not follow the crowd. Added bonus is Google isn't mining all your data & your no longer an I sheep.
    01-06-2016 11:38 AM
  4. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I saw a student get punched in the face at a darts game last week. It was a lol. And the ambulance guy assured us he'd be able to see out of his left eye in a couple of weeks, so all good
    01-06-2016 11:45 AM
  5. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    I work with high school students, and whenever they see my phone, they give me amazement and curiosity, not ridicule. Most of them have never seen a Windows Phone before and are always intrigued.
    01-06-2016 11:46 AM
  6. Justin Pearson's Avatar
    Can honestly say I've never had anyone ever pay that much attention to my phone... That's creepy.
    01-06-2016 11:50 AM
  7. augustin25's Avatar
    My students often commented on the good looks of my recently retired 920. I spend a lot of time working at a coffee shop frequented by workers from Google and other nearby tech companies and have had a few inquiries about whether I like WP in the past but that's about it.
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    01-06-2016 11:56 AM
  8. TheChazas's Avatar
    While doing my stuff, I just heard students on the back laughing at my phone. I heard them say to each other: what is that? Is that Windows Vista? With Internet Explorer for browsing? And having a good laugh.
    People are spoiled and brain-washed with lots and lots of marketing and bought reviews about iPhones aka Apple, Nowadays, people buy iPhones because it is most expensive, not for its hardware, using it only for calls, chat and selfies, people buy because it is "style" style? why? marketing did it, it is called mainstream. Specially young ones, you know... what others will say, gotta go iPhone. You can talk endlessly about it, same like about "I go to a Gym" which is mainstream to say now, even if you do not exercise at all, and about which actually do and have great results, call them on steroids. People always boo, at whatever they are not familiar with. Just have a great laugh your-self and enjoy yours beautiful phone.
    Last edited by TheChazas; 01-06-2016 at 02:55 PM.
    01-06-2016 01:11 PM
  9. koffiejunk's Avatar
    Well at my work they laugh at my lumia to...they say I am the last one in the netherlands with a Nokia phone.. I don't blame them. What is there to like except the home screen with live tiles? After 3 windows phones I am ready to give up on it.
    prasath1234 likes this.
    01-06-2016 01:18 PM
  10. ashram's Avatar
    ignorance and people blurting out stupidities seems to be the "in" thing to do.

    my nephew "tries" to do the same.... luckily cortana has a better singing voice over siri, which shut him up for whatever reason...
    01-06-2016 01:21 PM
  11. Guytronic's Avatar
    I just heard students on the back laughing at my phone.
    Ridiculous.
    At my age I would have said something.

    Inconsideration abounds everywhere these days.
    It's much better to pay attention to the good people around us.
    01-06-2016 01:29 PM
  12. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Went last night to the movies with the wife to see Star Wars. Being Tuesday night, what we found in the theatre was a bunch of students (there's a big university close by) watching the movie. We arrived early expecting a big line but there was nothing so we got into the theatre more than 30 minutes before the movie. On my seat, I got my Lumia 950 XL out of my pocket and started researching some information for an upcoming appointment. I was also really happy that the app for playing trivia games on the theatre was available so started configuring that also.

    While doing my stuff, I just heard students on the back laughing at my phone. I heard them say to each other: what is that? Is that Windows Vista? With Internet Explorer for browsing? And having a good laugh

    It was funny, I just kept going and didn't say anything. But man, what you have to put up with for not being part of the Apple or Google religion. It's like you're not accepted in society anymore.

    PS. I recently switched to Windows after 4 years with iPhone. I think I just should expect this to be more common.
    If It was me I would have given them the Vulcan Salute and say "Live long and prosper, yeah I'm a fan of Sci Fi in general just like all phones. Problem?" .

    But yeah, enjoy your phone and I can tell you a few years ago being the only windows phone user in my social circle did get subject to ridicule.

    However now?

    Some of them now actually use Windows Phone and cannot stand going back to a grid of static icons.

    Use what works for you and if that's a windows phone - great, iphone - why not, android - who cares?
    01-06-2016 03:15 PM
  13. dgrn23's Avatar
    Vista?? that was the best they could come up with? Weak.

    If it isn't a Galaxy or iPhone they're lost.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    01-06-2016 03:23 PM
  14. fdalbor's Avatar
    When you get a bunch of any people togeather in a group they become mindless sheep instead of what they really are. I would not let it bother me in the least. I alternate carring a windows phone and a android phone. Have never had anyone question the qualities or lack of them for either phone. People are people no matter what phone they carry, good and not so good.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-06-2016 04:14 PM
  15. Eurx's Avatar
    I am surprised. When someone seeing my phone they are confusing, speaking about good looking and asking waow isn't Nokia finished, what is this brand etc. (Lumia930)
    01-06-2016 04:37 PM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    I find this story very hard to believe. Sorry, I just do.
    KeegdnaB42, Tim-O and RUCKUS_US like this.
    01-06-2016 05:56 PM
  17. beman39's Avatar
    yea I would of shot back b-a-a-a-a-a-a stupid sheep LOL then I would have shown them how awesome my L950XL is! but I don't think they would have listened... kinda hard to hear over the b-a-a-a-a-a-a-d manners LOL
    Eddie_Lomax and n7slc like this.
    01-06-2016 05:57 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    That's ridiculous, they really shouldn't care so much.

    I'm the only one in my friends circle who has Windows Phone, and it;s been like that since we started being friends, no one really cares. When people ask me if I have an iPhone or Android, I love answering "neither". People are usually like, oh really?!
    01-06-2016 06:01 PM
  19. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    I am surprised. When someone seeing my phone they are confusing, speaking about good looking and asking waow isn't Nokia finished, what is this brand etc. (Lumia930)
    Is it the white and gold one ;)
    01-06-2016 06:02 PM
  20. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I get a heck of a lot of ridicule for using Windows Phone. Usually I just tell them in extreme detail why Windows Phone works for me and why iOS and Android don't (we're talking like 2'000 word essays that would make even the most senior lecturer drop their jaw). People usually shut up then.
    erichunt and libra89 like this.
    01-06-2016 06:42 PM
  21. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    Ignore it, thats people with closed minds/brainwashed. I.T at my job laughed at me for switching from droid to a 950. Once I showed them I can turn this bad boy into a PC they looked like kids in a candy shop. There's still work to be done with getting the bugs out but MSFT is headed in the right direction.

    I do power points on my phone and when the boss passes by he thinks I'm playing angry birds. I can't wait to do a presentation and blow their minds.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-06-2016 06:56 PM
  22. triageatdawn's Avatar
    I work in a pharmacy so there's a lot of people I interact with on a daily basis. The amount of attention my phone gets is crazy, probably because it looks different and interesting to them - I always get a lot questions like What phone is that? Is that an LG phone? Where'd you get that phone? Don't tell me that huge black module on its back is actually the camera! Hey, how much did you pay for that phone? Etc, etc... No one ever made fun of it. It seems like some of them don't get how Windows as an OS can be on a smartphone. Android devices and iPhones are the only smartphones they know of.

    The funniest thing is, I heard that familiar Windows message notification sound coming from my boss's office 3 weeks ago. Thought my phone somehow ended up in there but nope - it was her Lumia 735.
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    01-06-2016 07:14 PM
  23. winboy's Avatar
    The reactions I get from my friends and co workers have always been very different and positive. They are always fascinated by my phones, first the 1520 and now the 950 XL. Not a single dumb question or statement from any of them. I'm into photography, so of course I own the Pentax brand dSLR while the rest of the people I know have either the Canon or Nikon. Canon and Nikon are the android and ios of the DSLR cameras. I guess I always root for the underdog. LOL.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-06-2016 07:16 PM
  24. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Anyone THAT worried about sunshine else's phone isn't really worth getting upset over.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-06-2016 07:48 PM
  25. kwajr's Avatar
    At Xmas I got a wireless charging pad....they all said what's that I said just a charger Apple will invent on a couple of years
    RumoredNow, TheChazas and n7slc like this.
    01-06-2016 08:22 PM
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