01-10-2014 10:30 AM
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  1. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    I am soooo excited and i can't wait 4 the phone to arrive in the mail. I know its entry level and not high end, but i knew that when i made the purchase and will use this as a back up phone. I like the Windows OS even though i think its a bit boring and the app store is seriously lacking in simple apps like (Starbucks, Fandango, Hangouts, and other stuff), but hopefully it'll get all the good stuff in the 1st quarter of 2014.

    I am a huge T-Mobile fan and a loyal customer. I hope they continue on their path to success and i refuse to switch carriers. I also love that T-Mobile is the only carrier that offers wi-fi calling on all their devices. I wish T-Mobile got the new Lumia 1520, but hopefully they'll get a new Lumia device in early 2014. I am seriously thinking about ditching my Galaxy Note 2 and becoming a Windows user permanently, but can't do till a high end model comes out and the apps are there. OH GAWD, i wish i had a 6 inch screen phone!
    12-17-2013 11:20 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's an awesome price on the 521. I hope you enjoy it. It's a really great device for the price.
    12-17-2013 11:28 PM
  3. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    I can't wait.

    Is it true that it keeps automatically shutting off because he battery keeps falling out due to the space between the battery and the back cover? I read some reviews about people complaining that it keeps powering off for no reason.
    12-17-2013 11:58 PM
  4. Drack648's Avatar
    I have had mine for one week, and I haven't experienced something like that. We should wait for a long-time user, though. BTW, don't forget to register your new L521 in the "World of Apps" promotion for your $20 dllrs. code. So, basically, you just spent $30 dllrs. (+tax) on your new phone. Congrats! (:
    12-18-2013 12:26 AM
  5. hawonjung's Avatar
    it happens to me time to time. it did not happen until i dropped it few times though.


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    12-18-2013 07:36 AM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    I can't wait.

    Is it true that it keeps automatically shutting off because he battery keeps falling out due to the space between the battery and the back cover? I read some reviews about people complaining that it keeps powering off for no reason.
    Some of those powering off complaints are from folks who aren't familiar with the phones timeout setting.
    We have 2 521's and one of them would go dead occasionally.

    I tweaked the contacts slightly with a dental tool then the odd shutoffs disappeared.
    Both phones are in cheap-o cases now also and no problems with any odd shutdown due to a loose battery.
    12-18-2013 05:39 PM
  7. metalchick719's Avatar
    What an awesome price! Congrats on purchasing your first Windows Phone. You'll definitely love it! My best friend has a 521 and loves it. I think that one reviewer just got a lemon. I doubt you'll have any issues.
    12-18-2013 09:19 PM
  8. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    I've had my 521 for a month now (Actually one month to the day today..)

    I love it. As someone who has used Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile 6, this phone is amazing. No flash and stuff, sure...but that's not that big a deal to me...ProShot and other apps can change EV and stuff...so no big deal there.

    TL;DR

    I love it. You will too.

    (Side note: I'm a die hard Linux fan, and praising a Windows Phone...that should say something)
    12-19-2013 09:03 PM
  9. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    For one to learn about the platform. So far, I'm impressed.
    12-19-2013 10:53 PM
  10. reedsutton's Avatar
    Where do you see that price? I just missed the great Amazon deal now - its sold out - and I went on T-Mobile.com and I see the phone as $100.

    Any info would be great!
    12-20-2013 09:31 AM
  11. radmanvr's Avatar
    I am soooo excited and i can't wait 4 the phone to arrive in the mail. I know its entry level and not high end, but i knew that when i made the purchase and will use this as a back up phone. I like the Windows OS even though i think its a bit boring and the app store is seriously lacking in simple apps like (Starbucks, Fandango, Hangouts, and other stuff), but hopefully it'll get all the good stuff in the 1st quarter of 2014.

    I am a huge T-Mobile fan and a loyal customer. I hope they continue on their path to success and i refuse to switch carriers. I also love that T-Mobile is the only carrier that offers wi-fi calling on all their devices. I wish T-Mobile got the new Lumia 1520, but hopefully they'll get a new Lumia device in early 2014. I am seriously thinking about ditching my Galaxy Note 2 and becoming a Windows user permanently, but can't do till a high end model comes out and the apps are there. OH GAWD, i wish i had a 6 inch screen phone!
    A long time ago I used a carrier called Aerial that was bought out by VoiceStream and then bought out by T-Mobile. From 15 years old to 27 years (T-mobile bought VoiceStream when I was 17) old I have stuck with t-mobile.

    I was always faithful to them until one time when I was in New Orleans and needed to use my navigator and had no signal. That was the straw that broke the camels back so I switch to big red.
    12-20-2013 09:36 AM
  12. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    If you log into your T-Mobile account at T-Mobile.com and shop and do an upgrade, it'll show you phones that the stores don't carry or older models that have been discontinued like (HTC 4G Sensation or HTC Radar). Anyways, the 521 refurbished was on sale for 50.00 and a new one is 150. I am fine with the refurbished model. For some reason, i checked out and paid for my order, but got a message during check out that says "Unable to process order at this time". So i call 611 on my phone and the rep puts the order for me over the phone, but he 2 was encountering issues during check out and he said the refurbished one is not being carried via telesales. He said he only carries new ones. Since he was encountering problems in putting in my order, he said he'll send me a new 521 model which is retail at 150.00 and said his manager approved the price override and gave me the new model at the refurbished price 4 waiting so long and apologized for the technical computer errors. He also said he did this cause i am such a good customer. This is why i love T-Mobile. For all the wait and back and forth, it was the nicest thing ever 2 have him give me a new phone for 50 bucks.

    I can't wait 2 get it. Should be arriving on Monday.

    Amazon has it for 69 i believe. I know it says sold out, but check back the next day and they'll have it in stock again. I tried to buy on amazon as well and then it was sold out, so thats when i logged into my account at t-mobile.com and placed my order. Good luck.
    12-20-2013 11:10 PM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    A (refurb) 521 for $50?

    Hear that? That's the sound of my sighing upon finding out that you paid roughly a fifth what I paid for my 620 ;)

    Great deals attract great minds, they say!
    12-21-2013 01:29 AM
  14. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    Wow. How much did you pay and what carrier?

    I really want a high end up Windows phone with T-Mobile, but i can hold out and use the 521 till the high one is released. I just wish the apps was there already because the OS has been out for 2 years. How hard is it to make a Fandango and Starbucks app available on a Windows phone? I just dont get it sometimes.

    I had the Lumia 925, but sold it and went back to my Note 2 because the apps was lacking and some other things frustrated me, but i will admit the WP OS is fluid and not buggy like Android.
    12-21-2013 11:24 PM
  15. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    The 521 is amazing for the price. You'll enjoy it.
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    12-21-2013 11:33 PM
  16. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Wow. How much did you pay and what carrier?

    I really want a high end up Windows phone with T-Mobile, but i can hold out and use the 521 till the high one is released. I just wish the apps was there already because the OS has been out for 2 years. How hard is it to make a Fandango and Starbucks app available on a Windows phone? I just dont get it sometimes.

    I had the Lumia 925, but sold it and went back to my Note 2 because the apps was lacking and some other things frustrated me, but i will admit the WP OS is fluid and not buggy like Android.
    Roughly $250 unlocked. I use it PAYG, so I end up paying roughly $30 a month on my carrier.

    As for the apps, some companies simply develop for the big two and that's it. Try waiting till 2014 for these apps. It is way easier to just throw hardware at a problem like this.

    Well, I hope you did make the right choice. The apps will come, but will they be the right apps for you?
    12-21-2013 11:39 PM
  17. TechAbstract's Avatar
    12-21-2013 11:40 PM
  18. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    I just got my 521 and man is the app store still lacking in simple apps. Also the OS is nice and fluid, but still boring. Note 2 is still my daily driver and the 521 will be back up incase the Note 2 ever dies.
    12-23-2013 08:07 PM
  19. AUCLABruin's Avatar
    I just got my 521 and man is the app store still lacking in simple apps. Also the OS is nice and fluid, but still boring. Note 2 is still my daily driver and the 521 will be back up incase the Note 2 ever dies.
    What apps do you find lacking? I know there are a few apps I wish WP8 had (BBC News and whatnot) but over the past two months, many large apps made their way to the WP store.
    12-24-2013 09:12 PM
  20. berrydroidapple's Avatar
    I've had my 521 for a little shy of a month now, great little phone. I purchased it on Black Friday from Ebay, it seems everyone sold out of the 520 that day, by chance grabbed a refurb from eBay for $59. I'm glad I have the 521 because the phone is a secondary for me, as I still have Android devices as my daily driver. In my opinion the 521 is a better value in the long compared to the 520 because ATT&T's monthly would have been roughly $60+ monthly for I believe up to 2GB, T-Mobile $30 monthly plan is now 5GB 4G , but drops to 2G thereafter.
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    12-25-2013 07:11 PM
  21. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    There isn't a Fandango app, Hangouts, and Starbucks. I can live if i have those apps.
    12-26-2013 11:29 PM
  22. AUCLABruin's Avatar
    There isn't a Fandango app, Hangouts, and Starbucks. I can live if i have those apps.
    There used to be a Fandango app, but it was delisted a few months ago, apparently to be revamped. I don't know if it will appear anytime soon. Incidentally, there are official Starbucks apps for WP8, but for markets such as Mexico. I don't know why they haven't released a US version yet. As for Hangouts, I have heard nothing about this coming to WP8, so that may be out of reach.
    12-28-2013 01:09 AM
  23. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    If i had those apps and HANGOUTS, i'd be in heaven and i can leave the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Even though i still think the WP OS is boring.
    12-29-2013 05:36 PM
  24. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    How ironic that the Fandango app just got added back onto the windows store. Now, if they only had the Hangouts app, I would ditch my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in a heartbeat. Oh gawd, I wish the Lumia 1520 was on T-Mobile.
    01-04-2014 07:18 PM
  25. cndspec's Avatar
    blackberryfan2009 I see that you keep commenting on a lack of a Starbucks app. While there isn't an official one the SBux app is excellent. I could care less if they ever release an official one. Keeps track of my stars and how much is on the card and all the rest of it. As well the developer is great to deal with if you have any questions or concerns about the app. I had a question for him and had a reply within a couple of hours.

    As far as Hangouts - it isn't going to happen. That's a Google thing and as we all know here they just don't want to play nice with MS.
    01-08-2014 06:07 PM
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