01-29-2015 06:22 PM
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  1. voodoocars's Avatar
    I am in the UK and my ee contract runs out on 6 January. I was after a lumia 830 so called ee today to get one. I was told the lumias have been discontinued due to Microsoft buying nokia and (the 830) was out of stock never to return.
    I was transferred to a very knowledgeable chap who said that new Microsoft phones will be released in May/ June- possibly April.
    Is this true? I had an idea that new phones would be released but does anyone have any details / leaked photos or more info?
    I don't want to jump from ee as I'm quite happy with them so I may wait for the new phones..
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    01-03-2015 08:54 AM
  2. aximtreo's Avatar
    That's the first I've heard about the 830 not being available. Maybe we will can get some more definitive info on this and other Lumia phones next week at CES???
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-03-2015 10:00 AM
  3. EBUK's Avatar
    Nobody knows when they will be released. Microsoft isn't letting on.

    But it might be worth considering the L735, which is a great phone. If you bargain with EE you should be able to get a good deal. They offered it to me free on a 14 a month contract. (But I don't need a contract so bought it unlocked from CPW.)
    01-03-2015 10:07 AM
  4. Xavier2508's Avatar
    The 830 is a new phone, it's only about 2 months old. Call center operators aren't exactly fountains of wisdom either, so my guess is that it's simply not true what you were told, at the very least, Microsoft definitely didn't discontinue the 830. Since I'm not from the UK I can't say whether EE did discontinue, but if so, it's not because of antyhing Micrsoft did.
    With that said, I do hope to see new lumias this spring...
    01-03-2015 03:05 PM
  5. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I suggest get an unlocked 830 and then upgrade SIM only plan with EE. If you push them they will provide excellent sim only.

    Then, if, we have something new announced in April, UK will see it in September - grab that on upgraded contract if you like.
    01-03-2015 03:44 PM
  6. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Any chance we see new Windows Phones at CES or is that unlikely before the release of Windows 10?
    01-03-2015 05:06 PM
  7. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I will ask my daughter she works at EE, I know Vodafone have the 830 as I bought my wife one just before Xmas.

    I doubt I will get and answer from my daughter before tomorrow.
    01-03-2015 05:09 PM
  8. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Any chance we see new Windows Phones at CES or is that unlikely before the release of Windows 10?
    Even if we see new hardware it won't reach us until end of second quarter of the year. Generally it's 2-3 months lag after announcements of new devices with Microsoft.
    01-03-2015 08:59 PM
  9. hotphil's Avatar
    2-3 months plus whatever time for it to be available outside US plus whatever time for EE to test/decide to stock it.

    June doesn't sound unreasonable. But is totally hypothetical.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-03-2015 09:19 PM
  10. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Daughter just called from the shop she works in up in Cambridgeshire, they don't stock the 830, they do stock the 735 and the 930.

    It's just one of those things, not every carrier carries every phone so it looks like EE just chose not to run with the 830.

    Got to admit with the deals they were doing on the 930 I would consider that as an improved alternative, that's what my lad did, if your heart is stuck on the 830 as mentioned Vodafone would be a place to look.
    01-04-2015 06:21 AM
  11. stevemind's Avatar
    I try to stay away from the high street shops....most sales people haven't a clue what a WP is and what it can do! They(not all) are only obsessed with selling Iphone and droids.
    01-04-2015 06:32 AM
  12. mathsisbest's Avatar
    I try to stay away from the high street shops....most sales people haven't a clue what a WP is and what it can do! They(not all) are only obsessed with selling Iphone and droids.
    IMO UK sales assistants on the high street are a lot more open to WP, well a lot more so than what happens in the US. WP has ~10% market share in the UK (I think), which is a decent adoption rate. Many high street shops are advertising the Lumia 520/530/635, so sales assistants hopefully should have some knowledge of WP.

    The Lumia 830 is a new device. I'm surprised EE are not supplying it anymore. EE does supply the Lumia 735 and 930, both at great prices. I believe new Microsoft devices will come by the 3rd quarter. Will probably be released when Windows 10 (phone) is out.
    vEEP pEEP and gMaesterUK like this.
    01-04-2015 06:58 AM
  13. afgzee's Avatar
    you can get the Nokia Lumia 830 on EE from mobiles.co.uk (owned by carphone warehouse) their phones are unlocked aswell. This is the best place to purchase it from rather then from the operator and having to wait for updates.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-04-2015 10:14 AM
  14. humanhowever's Avatar
    I am in the UK and my ee contract runs out on 6 January. I was after a lumia 830 so called ee today to get one. I was told the lumias have been discontinued due to Microsoft buying nokia and (the 830) was out of stock never to return.
    I was transferred to a very knowledgeable chap who said that new Microsoft phones will be released in May/ June- possibly April.
    Is this true? I had an idea that new phones would be released but does anyone have any details / leaked photos or more info?
    I don't want to jump from ee as I'm quite happy with them so I may wait for the new phones..
    That's quite odd. They're still selling them online. I'm looking for an upgrade around summer time. I am currently with EE, but the data packages on 3 are tempting.
    01-04-2015 11:28 AM
  15. devraj.saraf.9's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 535,730,735,830 all will work
    01-04-2015 12:36 PM
  16. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Very strange, the 830 is available on EE's website (Nokia Lumia 830 | EE).

    I'm even more impressed by EE because under the drop down menu for Shop, under Phone Families, they only list iPhone & Windows Phone. No Android in that list...

    Any retailer I've been into (in the UK) has always shown just as much enthusiasm of windows phone as any other phone, in fact I've seen on multiple occasions Carphone Warehouse push WinPhone for new users rather then a similar Android device.

    G.
    aximtreo likes this.
    01-04-2015 03:13 PM
  17. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    The UK's got 10% mobile use on WP?!?

    Solid!!!

    Be nice if Canada got there!

    When I look for 930 accessories I end up finding myself on UK sites!!!
    01-04-2015 03:43 PM
  18. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    The UK's got 10% mobile use on WP?!?
    Sadly not, according to Kantar, WP is at 7.7%, iOS @ 39.5% and Android @ 52.3%, with the rest including Blackberry @ 0.5%. This was in Oct, though it was 10.3% in August, on another note, android seems to be losing traction here in the UK.

    G.
    01-04-2015 04:04 PM
  19. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    The UK's got 10% mobile use on WP?!?

    Solid!!!

    Be nice if Canada got there!

    When I look for 930 accessories I end up finding myself on UK sites!!!
    Lol kind hard for us Canadians to get a higher marketshare when the last flagship was the 1020. I don't count the 830 if you're wondering.
    RJ Priest and etad putta like this.
    01-04-2015 05:24 PM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I suggest get an unlocked 830 and then upgrade SIM only plan with EE. If you push them they will provide excellent sim only.

    Then, if, we have something new announced in April, UK will see it in September - grab that on upgraded contract if you like.
    This is exactly what I did about a month or so back. Bought my 830 from Expansys and put in my Three sim (rather got them to issue me with a micro-sim, which they did willingly). The 830 is indeed an excellent phone - at least for my purposes.
    afgzee likes this.
    01-04-2015 10:00 PM
  21. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    That's quite odd. They're still selling them online. I'm looking for an upgrade around summer time. I am currently with EE, but the data packages on 3 are tempting.
    LOL!!! I am on Three and yes the data packages are damn cool. The only downer is that they used to have tethering on their unlimited plans, which they have now discontinued. I have nxot checked recently what they are offering now but will have to do so soon as my contract expires on Jan 08.
    01-04-2015 10:02 PM
  22. the-wrangler's Avatar
    Lol kind hard for us Canadians to get a higher marketshare when the last flagship was the 1020. I don't count the 830 if you're wondering.
    lol no kidding, can't believe we didn't get the 1520 up here
    01-05-2015 08:31 AM
  23. afgzee's Avatar
    LOL!!! I am on Three and yes the data packages are damn cool. The only downer is that they used to have tethering on their unlimited plans, which they have now discontinued. I have nxot checked recently what they are offering now but will have to do so soon as my contract expires on Jan 08.
    They now offer 4GB tethering on all unlimited data packages (1TB soft cap for mobile data use)

    Im still on a legacy One Plan 15 so still get unlimited data and unlimited tethering
    01-05-2015 01:06 PM
  24. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    They now offer 4GB tethering on all unlimited data packages (1TB soft cap for mobile data use)

    Im still on a legacy One Plan 15 so still get unlimited data and unlimited tethering
    I have the One Plan...but they cut off the tethering...:(
    01-05-2015 06:05 PM
  25. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I have the One Plan...but they cut off the tethering...:(
    If you got the one plan after May/June 2014 you get a cap too. Otherwise email executive office.
    01-07-2015 11:25 AM
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