1. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    How is it going everyone! I am a very very long time Android user and have decided to give Windows 10 Mobile a go. I just ordered a Lumia 640 XL as my test phone and it should hopefully arrive this week. I am excited to give it a try, I have always been fascinated with Windows Mobile but always stayed in my comfort zone with Android. I decided when I watched the Keynote on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL that I wanted to give it a go. I thought they phones looked great and the OS looked pretty awesome as well. I look forward to asking questions and learning the ins and outs of the new OS.

    Little background on me, I work in IT so I know my way around a lot of tech. I have been using the desktop version of Windows 10 since it was in beta so hopefully the experience is similar. I am also an Ambassador over on Android Central (please don't boo me!) I like to adventure out sometimes and try something different. I have tried the iPhone a few times and never really liked it, I own a couple of iPads (they are my wife and son's NOT MINE). All that being said I look forward to this adventure with all of you.
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    12-09-2015 07:15 AM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    Welcome and enjoy!
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    12-09-2015 07:19 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Welcome to the pink side... Looking forward to seeing your feedback.
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    12-09-2015 07:21 AM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to WC. The 640XL is a pretty neat device, especially the camera...
    I am a dual OS user myself so no one will yank your chain around here...Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, OPX and Nexus 7.
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    12-09-2015 10:44 AM
  5. Frans Marx's Avatar
    Welcome!! I wish everyone was this open minded. Have a look at the forums if you need any help with upgrading to Windows 10 mobile
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    12-09-2015 10:53 AM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Welcome, Jax! An ambassador for AC coming over to check out the Microsoft side of things. I like it.

    Looking forward to your full conversion ;)
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    12-09-2015 10:56 AM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Hmmm... Shopping Teams?

    We do have fun on the WC Ambassador crew. I can squeeze you in...

    Congrats on a smart purchase! 640 XL is a nice starting point. I hope you like the device and the platform.
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    12-09-2015 11:19 AM
  8. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Hmmm... Shopping Teams?

    We do have fun on the WC Ambassador crew. I can squeeze you in...

    Congrats on a smart purchase! 640 XL is a nice starting point. I hope you like the device and the platform.
    Haha, don't tell them I am over here they might vote me off the island or something. I am hoping the 640 XL is a good start, glad you think so. If all goes well I may just order the 950 XL so we shall see. I look forward to getting all the help I can out of you guys.
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    12-09-2015 02:57 PM
  9. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Welcome, Jax! An ambassador for AC coming over to check out the Microsoft side of things. I like it.

    Looking forward to your full conversion ;)
    I thought it was time to venture outside of my comfort zone and I like the Windows 10 mobile look. When the phone comes in i'll get it updated to 10 and let you guys know what I think of it.
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    12-09-2015 02:59 PM
  10. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Welcome to WC. The 640XL is a pretty neat device, especially the camera...
    I am a dual OS user myself so no one will yank your chain around here...Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, OPX and Nexus 7.
    Good to know there is an Android user over here that can share some insight in to the transition.
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    12-09-2015 03:00 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Haha, don't tell them I am over here they might vote me off the island or something. I am hoping the 640 XL is a good start, glad you think so. If all goes well I may just order the 950 XL so we shall see. I look forward to getting all the help I can out of you guys.
    So here is the deal with WP. The 640XL will do really well for the price you paid. The 950XL I would wait because you will pay flagship price and not be too happy because there is an app gap and people get all worked up because of how much they paid and now they cannot find their beloved apps. The 640 I believe personally is the best device to dip one's toes in the ecosystem because the price to performance ratio of that device cannot be beat by any other comparable Android device. Apple's silicon case for the iPhone 6S costs more than the Lumia 640, enough said!
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    12-09-2015 03:10 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Good to know there is an Android user over here that can share some insight in to the transition.
    Sure I can help you out no problems. PM me and I can even give you my Hangouts id. Skype works awesome on Windows but my work blocks it whereas Hangouts messages get through...
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    12-09-2015 03:11 PM
  13. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Sure I can help you out no problems. PM me and I can even give you my Hangouts id. Skype works awesome on Windows but my work blocks it whereas Hangouts messages get through...
    What do you use for Hangouts on your Windows Phone?
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    12-09-2015 03:14 PM
  14. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So here is the deal with WP. The 640XL will do really well for the price you paid. The 950XL I would wait because you will pay flagship price and not be too happy because there is an app gap and people get all worked up because of how much they paid and now they cannot find their beloved apps. The 640 I believe personally is the best device to dip one's toes in the ecosystem because the price to performance ratio of that device cannot be beat by any other comparable Android device. Apple's silicon case for the iPhone 6S costs more than the Lumia 640, enough said!
    I follow you, yeah I plan on using the 640 XL for a while to really give it a test. There were a lot of phones out there but the 640 XL seemed to be the best bang for the buck that I could see. I needed the 5.7 screen as well, I am starting to get old man eyes so big screens help me out.
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    12-09-2015 03:16 PM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    What do you use for Hangouts on your Windows Phone?
    Nothing. I use it on my Nexus devices
    12-09-2015 03:27 PM
  16. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Nothing. I use it on my Nexus devices
    LOL, yeah I'll have to figure it out. I need my Handouts. I mainly use it on my work computer during the day.
    12-09-2015 03:29 PM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    LOL, yeah I'll have to figure it out. I need my Handouts. I mainly use it on my work computer during the day.
    I use Hangouts on my work computer and Nexus devices. I use Skype and WhatsApp on the Lumia.
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    12-09-2015 03:54 PM
  18. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I use Hangouts on my work computer and Nexus devices. I use Skype and WhatsApp on the Lumia.
    I see. A few people recommended a couple of apps that have access to handouts. I'll give them a go and see which one works for me.
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    12-09-2015 06:11 PM
  19. rhapdog's Avatar
    Welcome, fellow Ambassador... er, Opposing Ambassador.. no, that's not right either. "Ambassador from the Darkside". No, that would be an iMore Ambassador. Aw, shucks. Just, welcome anyhow. ;)

    I've been known to browse around the "sister" sites and even post around on occasion. Haven't really done the "intro" thing, because I haven't bought the devices. I'm a happy man with Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia 640. I'd like to have a 640 XL, but, well, I'm a tightwad and the 640 was cheap. Being retired, it is my prerogative to be a tightwad. ;)

    Hope you enjoy playing around with Windows 10 Mobile as much as I. You won't get the benefits of USB-OTG or Continuum without a phone specifically built for Windows 10 that advertises it has it, but the 640XL is a capable device, especially for the price.
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    12-10-2015 12:45 PM
  20. Muessig's Avatar
    I see. A few people recommended a couple of apps that have access to handouts. I'll give them a go and see which one works for me.
    Hey Jax as others have said welcome to the pink side! Great to have you on board. Let us know if we can help you out at all. I've heard IM+ is good for hangouts.
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    12-10-2015 12:52 PM
  21. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Welcome, fellow Ambassador... er, Opposing Ambassador.. no, that's not right either. "Ambassador from the Darkside". No, that would be an iMore Ambassador. Aw, shucks. Just, welcome anyhow. ;)

    I've been known to browse around the "sister" sites and even post around on occasion. Haven't really done the "intro" thing, because I haven't bought the devices. I'm a happy man with Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia 640. I'd like to have a 640 XL, but, well, I'm a tightwad and the 640 was cheap. Being retired, it is my prerogative to be a tightwad. ;)

    Hope you enjoy playing around with Windows 10 Mobile as much as I. You won't get the benefits of USB-OTG or Continuum without a phone specifically built for Windows 10 that advertises it has it, but the 640XL is a capable device, especially for the price.
    LOL I think the Android side is the "Green Side" maybe?

    Thanks for the welcome, I'm glad to know there are some people with a similar phone that I purchased that I can go to for help. I look forward to sharing my experience with you guys and gals.
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    12-10-2015 01:11 PM
  22. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Hey Jax as others have said welcome to the pink side! Great to have you on board. Let us know if we can help you out at all. I've heard IM+ is good for hangouts.
    I've read read that some people are using that and another one that I can't remember off of the top of my head but I'll find it.
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    12-10-2015 01:13 PM

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