1. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Hello all!

    My name's Dave and I just made the jump from a basic flip phone to a basic smartphone - the Nokia Lumia 520. Been thinking of getting a SP for some time, partly to be part of the "in crowd" but more to get a phone with a larger, more readable screen to make things easier for my aging Baby Boomer eyes . Had been holding off getting a smartphone because I didn't want to be tethered to a two-year contract and a $70/month combined Voice/Data plan with my carrier of choice, AT&T. Saw the Lumia 520 advertized for $100 and no Contract commitment and here I am.

    So far, I think I like the phone. It seems fast & responsive to me, having nothing to compare it to. One thing I think Nokia and Microsoft are dropping the ball big time on though is not allowing the option to add Custom Alert/Notification/Alarm sounds. The ones included with the phone are just not loud enough and it seems idiotic not to allow owners to add their own. Anyone know if Nokia or Microsoft are planning to change this?

    Cheers - Dave
    HeyCori, SBaljeet and sinime like this.
    08-25-2013 09:18 PM
  2. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Doh! - playing around with my phone I discovered I can add & use different sounds as Alarm/Alerts.
    08-26-2013 12:18 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to WPCentral.

    I'm glad you are liking and discovering more about your 520.
    08-26-2013 12:34 AM
  4. Reflexx's Avatar
    Glad to hear that you solved your own problem.

    I think entry-level devices is where Windows Phone shines the most. Other devices in the same price range are slow when compared to a 520.
    08-26-2013 12:37 AM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC... glad you're enjoying your device.
    08-26-2013 12:43 AM
  6. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Welcome. The Lumia 520 is definitely a fab device but a little below my spec choice so I have a 920, but the 520 sounds like it will meet your needs and then some.
    08-26-2013 01:11 AM
  7. Jeric820PH's Avatar
    Welcome to WPcentral :)
    08-26-2013 04:26 AM
  8. DBDev's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral and windows phone! Glad you like your new phone
    08-26-2013 03:49 PM
  9. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    One thing I think Nokia and Microsoft are dropping the ball big time on though is not allowing the option to add Custom Alert/Notification/Alarm sounds. The ones included with the phone are just not loud enough and it seems idiotic not to allow owners to add their own. Anyone know if Nokia or Microsoft are planning to change this?

    Cheers - Dave
    Actually once you add a custom ringtone to your phone you can also use it as a custom Alarm sound.
    08-27-2013 12:08 AM
  10. newavengers12's Avatar
    Welcome from another newbie to the site... One thing is for sure. You will enjoy discovering that brave new world inside a Lumia device!

    Be sure to check back here if you get lost. Lots of good guys here that will help you out! But for what you say, you are doing pretty good.
    08-27-2013 08:07 AM
  11. Muessig's Avatar
    Great to see you here! Welcome to WPCentral, you're in the right place to learn all about your phone!
    08-27-2013 08:16 AM
  12. sinime's Avatar
    Welcome!
    08-27-2013 08:33 AM
  13. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC and you got a great device!
    08-27-2013 05:25 PM

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