1. KAM1138's Avatar
    Can anyone suggest the best way to learn about the capabilities and shortcomings of windows phone?
    I would be willing to spend a few hundred dollars to buy a device to try (T-Mobile).
    I'm a future likely Blackberry refugee, former webOS refugee, and I don't like android or iOS.
    Any direction for a crash course on learning about windows phone would be great.

    KAM
    10-04-2015 08:10 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    10-04-2015 09:17 PM
  3. horseybob's Avatar
    https://insider.windows.com/ is also good to learn more. I loved WebOS, but could only tolerate CyanogenMod; vanilla android and iOS just aren't for me. Get a phone, you'll like it
    ven07, Ed Boland and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-04-2015 09:38 PM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    You could pick up a low to midrange model for a lot less than a hundred bucks from Walmart, just to try it out. Also, most carriers have a return policy (AT&T is 14 days). If you don't like it, return it and get something else.
    ven07 and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-04-2015 09:57 PM
  5. KAM1138's Avatar
    Thanks Everyone. I'll read up from the links, and see if it might be for me.

    KAM
    ven07 likes this.
    10-04-2015 10:19 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Thanks Everyone. I'll read up from the links, and see if it might be for me.

    KAM
    Well when you make up your mind, we'd love to hear about it :)
    10-05-2015 12:06 PM
  7. Tumultus's Avatar
    You could pick up a low to midrange model for a lot less than a hundred bucks from Walmart, just to try it out. Also, most carriers have a return policy (AT&T is 14 days). If you don't like it, return it and get something else.
    You forgot to mention that you will have to pay a restocking fee with AT&T if you exchange for something other than the exact same model and make.
    10-05-2015 06:27 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    You forgot to mention that you will have to pay a restocking fee with AT&T if you exchange for something other than the exact same model and make.
    Ok so don't buy it from a carrier, you can still get the low-end phones for under $100 and have a good/decent experience with it :D
    10-05-2015 11:23 PM
  9. KAM1138's Avatar
    Well when you make up your mind, we'd love to hear about it :)
    I will definitely do that, assuming I get one to try. Been reading about windows phone.

    What I'm not sure about is how different the experience might be between 8.1 and 10 or if 10 is a must to experience it.

    KAM
    ven07 likes this.
    10-06-2015 04:43 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    I will definitely do that, assuming I get one to try. Been reading about windows phone.

    What I'm not sure about is how different the experience might be between 8.1 and 10 or if 10 is a must to experience it.

    KAM
    Well 10 is the next evolution :) Tho it would be nice to get your take on both 8.1 and 10. However 10 isn't a finished product just yet. The official push will happen in december
    10-08-2015 07:34 PM
  11. KAM1138's Avatar
    Hello,

    Well, I purchsed a Lumia 640 for $79.
    I have to admit that it feels very foreign to me and apparently everything requires me to sign in to Microsoft accounts multiple times.
    Will have to keep playing around with it.

    KAM
    ven07 likes this.
    10-08-2015 10:41 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Hello,

    Well, I purchsed a Lumia 640 for $79.
    I have to admit that it feels very foreign to me and apparently everything requires me to sign in to Microsoft accounts multiple times.
    Will have to keep playing around with it.

    KAM
    Weird.. this should only be needed once, during setup
    10-09-2015 04:41 PM
  13. Tumultus's Avatar
    Weird.. this should only be needed once, during setup
    Unless he didn't set up a Microsoft account during initial setup.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-09-2015 10:42 PM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    Unless he didn't set up a Microsoft account during initial setup.
    Lol idd
    10-09-2015 11:15 PM
  15. KAM1138's Avatar
    Hello,

    I did have a Microsoft account and used it when initially prompted which seemed to work, but it prompted me again several times. I really can't explain why, but today I did not have any additional prompts.

    Other initial reactions:
    I really am not very fond of the keyboard thus far.
    Emails with graphical elements don't display properly.
    Email interface is a bit cumbersome compared to blackberry.

    I'm sure that working with it for a while I'd get used to most of the interface differences. I think I could get used to the tiles and set up to work for me.

    I'm sure there a lot of details that I'm just not catching.

    KAM
    ven07 likes this.
    10-10-2015 01:06 AM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    Yupp iy might take you a bit, before you get fully used to it :) It really isn't easy to leave one platform behind. If you have any questions, we're here :)
    KAM1138 likes this.
    10-10-2015 10:40 PM

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