03-22-2015 02:09 AM
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  1. Derewd's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Derek and I recently bought a Nokia 635 and I absolutely love it. I previously had an iPhone 4, tried an HTC windows phone (I think 7, but i felt it just wasn't ready), I then had an iPhone 5c, and then a Samsung galaxy S4. Then recently our mall opened up a Microsoft store and I was reintroduced to Windows phone 8. I have to say, I think windows phone has improved tremendously and I love how much it integrates with my laptop, surface, Xbox, OneDrive,and everything else Microsoft related. I'm a junior IT admin and I'm amazed that more people arnt using this great phone OS. I'm planning on buying the Lumia 640 as soon as it releases. Feel free to add me on Xbox Live. My gamer tag is Derekuuda.
    03-04-2015 01:26 PM
  2. Vinit Pratap's Avatar
    Hello Derek, welcome to Windows Phone family good to see you are liking the ecosystem. You can interact with other members here if you get any issues with your phone or just for fun.
    03-04-2015 01:33 PM
  3. Axeelant's Avatar
    Welcome to WP :) It's always nice to see more and more people get more open minded and give WP a shot. They are great phones, optimized best should i say :)

    Welcome
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    03-04-2015 01:33 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Glad to have you here. Enjoy your new Windows phone. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    03-04-2015 01:34 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Hey Derek, glad you found the place. Sounds like you are already invested in the ecosystem so this place is a natural fit.

    News, discussion and even some laughs. We got ya covered.
    03-04-2015 04:38 PM
  6. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome aboard Derek, Great to hear your enjoying your new 635 and the window os has changed alot and still every day. I also stated out with a HTC trophy which was a great little phone. Good luck.
    03-04-2015 06:35 PM
  7. Tess Stinson's Avatar
    I am also new to Windows phones, 8.1, and it certainly is a bold new world having just left android. Now, if only I can figure out some of the simpler features, I'll be thrilled. Like, where are files stored on this phone? At any rate, I'm never going android again. That much I can tell. Grateful this forum exists.

    Tess
    03-04-2015 06:54 PM
  8. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    I am also new to Windows phones, 8.1, and it certainly is a bold new world having just left android. Now, if only I can figure out some of the simpler features, I'll be thrilled. Like, where are files stored on this phone? At any rate, I'm never going android again. That much I can tell. Grateful this forum exists.

    Tess
    Welcome to the family :)

    You can download "Files" app by Microsoft to browse your files.
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    03-04-2015 07:16 PM
  9. spideymaniac's Avatar
    Welcome to Lumia family! Hope you enjoy your stay and love 640 when you get it!
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    03-04-2015 07:18 PM
  10. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Speaking of files is there an app that allows us to see the folders without use of the laptop? And Derek welcome!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    03-04-2015 07:55 PM
  11. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Welcome to the community Derek. Glad you're enjoying the 635. It is a really nice and capable phone. My daily driver is a Lumia 830. I also have a 635 as a backup and I like it so much that I've been using for about a week now.
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    03-04-2015 08:00 PM
  12. amitnahar's Avatar
    Speaking of files is there an app that allows us to see the folders without use of the laptop? And Derek welcome!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Files app by Microsoft.
    03-04-2015 08:01 PM
  13. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Derek and I recently bought a Nokia 635 and I absolutely love it. I previously had an iPhone 4, tried an HTC windows phone (I think 7, but i felt it just wasn't ready), I then had an iPhone 5c, and then a Samsung galaxy S4. Then recently our mall opened up a Microsoft store and I was reintroduced to Windows phone 8. I have to say, I think windows phone has improved tremendously and I love how much it integrates with my laptop, surface, Xbox, OneDrive,and everything else Microsoft related. I'm a junior IT admin and I'm amazed that more people arnt using this great phone OS. I'm planning on buying the Lumia 640 as soon as it releases. Feel free to add me on Xbox Live. My gamer tag is Derekuuda.
    Hello! It's a good time to Get a Windows Phone, with Windows 8.1 update 2 coming and Windows 10 coming :)
    May I suggest that you check out "Rudy Huyn" on the Windows Phone Store? He makes the best apps available to us! Also, if you see an app you like, search on Bing. You'll be able to redeem your credits for actual Windows Store money + other cards. If you want to develop apps like me and many other people, Try Visual Studio or Windows App Studio.
    03-04-2015 08:22 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central! This is a great community of WP enthusiasts! Enjoy your 635 and if you are a bit adventurous then you can also run Win10 via Technical Preview using the Windows Insider app!
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    03-04-2015 10:33 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi Derek and welcome to WindowsCentral. Since you like Xbox and mentioned your gamertag, you might want to check out this thread. Lots of people have shared their gamertags.
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    03-04-2015 10:38 PM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    Hello Derek, welcome back to the WP family :D the integration Microsoft products will only get better with Windows 10, so prepare to be amazed even more :D but I'm guessing you already knew that
    Last edited by ven07; 03-05-2015 at 09:09 PM.
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    03-05-2015 07:54 AM
  17. Derewd's Avatar
    Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone. And to those talking about the Windows 10 preview, I did try it for about a day on my 635, but it's much too buggy at this point.
    03-05-2015 10:27 AM
  18. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Used the files app but I'm looking for one where you open the app and see all your folders rather than having to click "search"
    And way off topic I can't seem to send a voice note with WhatsApp. I can see the mic icon press and hold record release but nothing pops up I the chat. Was working before. Scoured google for an answer but no luck...any suggestions?
    03-05-2015 10:35 AM
  19. SammyD97's Avatar
    Used the files app but I'm looking for one where you open the app and see all your folders rather than having to click "search"
    And way off topic I can't seem to send a voice note with WhatsApp. I can see the mic icon press and hold record release but nothing pops up I the chat. Was working before. Scoured google for an answer but no luck...any suggestions?
    You can view the folders with Files. Tap on phone, you see files on you phone. Tap on SD card, you see files on your SD card
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    03-05-2015 10:42 AM
  20. SamiHanna's Avatar
    Welcome! You're gonna love Wp and this forum. Hope you like your Lumia! ๐Ÿ˜Š (I added you on xbox live, my gamer tag; Addrera)
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    03-05-2015 10:55 AM
  21. Derewd's Avatar
    So I have a question for all of you. I'm looking for a few good apps. I need an app for Hangouts (I know there is no official google hangouts app yet), I've tried IM+, but the paid version is like $5 and i think it's kind of steep. Also, does anyone have a favorite twitter app they recommend because naturally the official twitter app sucks (like it does on every platform). I used Tweetbot on iOS and Talon on Android, so if anyone has used one of these and has found something similar id really appriciate the input.
    03-05-2015 11:07 AM
  22. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    So I have a question for all of you. I'm looking for a few good apps. I need an app for Hangouts (I know there is no official google hangouts app yet), I've tried IM+, but the paid version is like $5 and i think it's kind of steep. Also, does anyone have a favorite twitter app they recommend because naturally the official twitter app sucks (like it does on every platform). I used Tweetbot on iOS and Talon on Android, so if anyone has used one of these and has found something similar id really appriciate the input.
    Tweetium is good. Also, there is jTalk. But paying 3$ for an app isn't that much. You spend more than that on junk food .
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    03-05-2015 12:50 PM
  23. Derewd's Avatar
    Tweetium is good. Also, there is jTalk. But paying 3$ for an app isn't that much. You spend more than that on junk food .
    I actually don't have a problem with purchasing apps. I generally stay away from all apps with ads (with a few exceptions, ie: pandora), and will gladly pay for an app if I feel the value is there. It's just that IM+ doesn't feel that polished and I want to see if there are any better alternatives.
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    03-05-2015 02:15 PM
  24. Witness's Avatar
    Welcome to WP Derek and the Windows Central Community!

    That moment you had when you started wondering why isn't more people using Windows Phone - yup. It's that realization that has me going around evangelizing the OS, because it makes so much sense!

    Pro Tip: Sign up for Bing Rewards and you'll always have free money to use in the Windows App Store.
    Last edited by Witness; 03-05-2015 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Additional Commentary
    03-05-2015 03:46 PM
  25. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    @ OP...........
    Have mercy on your soul,
    you walked trough the valley of darkness but feared no evil....
    just keep following that path and you are doomed to get hooked without any change of redemption.
    Be ware of your future..........no social life, no hobbys and abandoned by all your friends........
    ..........you be all alone with a piece of plastic and glas to fondel all day just like a addict, far beyond help.
    You end up on a parkbench next to al these other phonoholics...
    ....the outcast of human society.

    Ow, before i forget
    Welcome ;-)
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    03-05-2015 05:55 PM
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