08-16-2015 06:11 PM
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  1. DEATH INC's Avatar
    So far I'm really digging it. I decided to make the switch as my Nexus 4 for some reason completely lost It's IMEI internally and could no longer get any cellular data.

    At first, I decided to get the phone just to tie me over until tax season and then go back to Android. I was looking at the cheaper Android phones and performance wise they were all pretty terrible unless I wanted to spend a few hundred on it. I've been using the device for a few days and have pretty much fallen in love with the UI (also installed the 10 insider preview) and now plan on getting a flagship windows phone during tax season instead of an android one.

    At first I thought losing google services would be impossible, but so far the Microsoft substitutes like one drive have worked just as well if not better, And since my pc is upgraded to Windows 10 it just makes more sense to use it as it is baked into the OS. Also after finding an app to use Google talk with (IM+) I am pretty much all set! (Though if someone knows of a better one, please let me know!)

    No problems with the device so far, aside from a dead pixel in the middle of the screen (sigh). I'm just going to go to walmart and exchange it for another probably today after I reset this one back to 8.1, as I still have the receipt and everything.

    Anyway, just thought I would say hello :)
    08-11-2015 04:58 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central! The Lumia 640 is an amazing device for the price. I just got mine yesterday.
    Sorry to hear about the dead pixel, hopefully Walmart will exchange it without any issues.
    Keep in mind that Google Talk will probably will be rolled over into Hangouts and then IM+ might stop working...
    08-11-2015 05:15 PM
  3. giustopio's Avatar
    Nice! Your experience shows that WP 8.1 can have big advantages over its old competitors.
    08-11-2015 05:25 PM
  4. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central! The Lumia 640 is an amazing device for the price. I just got mine yesterday.
    Sorry to hear about the dead pixel, hopefully Walmart will exchange it without any issues.
    Keep in mind that Google Talk will probably will be rolled over into Hangouts and then IM+ might stop working...
    Yeah I've heard they are changing some stuff on the back end that might block functionality for 3rd party applications. I can also use Facebook messenger if that is the case thankfully. And as for as the walmart thing goes, me too lol. They are pretty good about returns though, and as the device had a defect out of the box I should be fine. The guy I spoke with on the phone said I should be able too, so here's hoping.
    08-11-2015 05:41 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I use Facebook Messenger on my WP devices and like it quite a bit. I don't use FB though...
    08-11-2015 05:43 PM
  6. DEATH INC's Avatar
    I use Facebook Messenger on my WP devices and like it quite a bit. I don't use FB though...
    I have one but don't really use it either. It would just be for messaging my wife mostly when she is at home. She is kind of an Android diehard, but then again so was I. She checked out my phone and said "It's very shiny!" with much enthusiasm. I think she can be swayed Anyway, thank you for the warm welcome Worldspy99.
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    08-11-2015 05:56 PM
  7. rhapdog's Avatar
    Welcome! I've been keeping an eye on that 640 at Walmart as well. Nice phone.

    My wife and I don't use messaging clients. We just text each other instead. Unlimited texts, so she doesn't understand why doing a messaging app makes any difference when we only text each other. I can't find a reason either, so there we are. Maybe someone else can explain that to me some day.
    08-11-2015 08:03 PM
  8. sleeve22's Avatar
    I just got a 640 dual SIM and amazed how good this phone is for the price.
    08-11-2015 08:06 PM
  9. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Welcome! I've been keeping an eye on that 640 at Walmart as well. Nice phone.

    My wife and I don't use messaging clients. We just text each other instead. Unlimited texts, so she doesn't understand why doing a messaging app makes any difference when we only text each other. I can't find a reason either, so there we are. Maybe someone else can explain that to me some day.
    Cell service issues in the area mostly. If shes home and I'm at work I can get a message to her through an app without any issues, since we are both on wifi.
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    08-11-2015 08:13 PM
  10. rhapdog's Avatar
    Interesting. I'll have to remember that one. Neither of us have issues with cell service, and neither of us have regular access to WiFi, which is why we need reliable cell service to begin with. :)
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    08-11-2015 08:32 PM
  11. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Interesting. I'll have to remember that one. Neither of us have issues with cell service, and neither of us have regular access to WiFi, which is why we need reliable cell service to begin with. :)
    It's the main reason we are probably switching to AT&T around tax season , T-mobiles coverage here is spotty.
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    08-11-2015 08:43 PM
  12. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Well I got a replacement at walmart, instead of a dead pixel this has a stuck white one *sigh*. Bad batch maybe?

    Guess I'm going back again tomorrow.
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    08-12-2015 12:18 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Welcome Byron.

    Hope 3rd time is a charm and the next 640 is the one!
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    08-12-2015 12:27 AM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    Well I got a replacement at walmart, instead of a dead pixel this has a stuck white one *sigh*. Bad batch maybe?

    Guess I'm going back again tomorrow.
    Patience is a virtue my friend!
    Welcome to Windows Central...raising a glass in hopes that you find the best experience with Windows mobile...
    08-12-2015 12:32 AM
  15. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Same here! The bloody walmart is a 18 minute drive away! Hah.
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    08-12-2015 12:45 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    Same here! The bloody walmart is a 18 minute drive away! Hah.
    Good luck. I have one 3 minutes away from home and work
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    08-12-2015 01:19 AM
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    08-12-2015 10:20 AM
  18. ven07's Avatar
    Welcome Byron :) seems like everybody is getting a 640 :/ starting to feel left out here lol
    08-12-2015 02:41 PM
  19. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Got the third replacement. Original walmart I went to was sold out, drove a bit further and got the very last one they had in stock. I haven't examined it under a magnifying glass or anything, but as of now no display issues I can discern! Maybe the first store just had a bad batch or something. Either way, I'm now satisfied!

    My ocd can rest easy.

    EDIT: Nearly had a heart attack because there was something on the screen, yet it was just a speck of something under the screen protector...
    Last edited by Byron Anderson; 08-12-2015 at 07:13 PM.
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    08-12-2015 07:01 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    Nearly had a heart attack because there was something on the screen, yet it was just a speck of something under the screen protector
    Stay alive!!! The last thing we need is someone dying because of a lumia :p
    08-12-2015 08:10 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Windows Phone (and Windows Central)!
    The 640 is a great phone to start with, and I'm glad to hear that the third time was a charm. I'm really enjoying my own. Who knows, maybe your wife might become convinced if you use it enough around her. I convinced my dad to get one himself xd
    08-12-2015 10:33 PM
  22. rhapdog's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm having a hard time not taking a drive to Walmart to pick one up for myself. So tempting. But, I must resist. We're too close to flagships being released, and the final Windows 10 for Mobile being released is just around the corner. I have to wait and see if any existing devices will get OTG before I spend money on another phone. I'll wait patiently (or impatiently) with my 635 and see what happens.

    Must resist... must resist... must resist...
    08-13-2015 08:08 AM
  23. satyamdalai's Avatar
    A very good phone for start. Really now I think that switching from Android was a good decision.๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    08-13-2015 08:28 AM
  24. DEATH INC's Avatar
    A very good phone for start. Really now I think that switching from Android was a good decision.
    Yeah me too, Like I said at first it was only a temporary thing until tax season, but now I'll probably get whatever the flagship WP is when we switch to AT&T. I didn't think I would like the interface as much as I do, but it just kind of clicked with me in a way. I haven't been this excited about phones in a long time :)
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    08-13-2015 04:17 PM
  25. ven07's Avatar
    Yeah me too, Like I said at first it was only a temporary thing until tax season, but now I'll probably get whatever the flagship WP is when we switch to AT&T. I didn't think I would like the interface as much as I do, but it just kind of clicked with me in a way. I haven't been this excited about phones in a long time :)
    Does us good to hear that :)
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    08-13-2015 04:47 PM
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