1. Gintonic820's Avatar
    Hi.

    Is it smart to invest in buying original Lumia 820 Wireless shell + Nokia Wireless charger (Fatboy or DT-900)?

    I was thinking spending 75-80$ for both...

    Thanks
    12-05-2013 05:49 AM
  2. Epic Pie's Avatar
    It is worth a buy. And Fatboy costs more than DT-900.
    So Lumia 820 Wireless shell + DT-900 should cost around $70
    12-05-2013 05:56 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hi.

    Is it smart to invest in buying original Lumia 820 Wireless shell + Nokia Wireless charger (Fatboy or DT-900)?

    I was thinking spending 75-80$ for both...

    Thanks
    It's a personal choice really. Do you want to use a wireless charger? It's likely all future phones will be using wireless charging if you plan to stick to WP.
    12-05-2013 05:56 AM
  4. Gintonic820's Avatar
    It's a personal choice really. Do you want to use a wireless charger? It's likely all future phones will be using wireless charging if you plan to stick to WP.
    Yes, I am very happy with Nokia/WP8 and my next smartphone would be the same...
    12-05-2013 06:02 AM
  5. ptrkhh's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend investing in wireless charging for that price. If it costs $10 or $20, I also want it. But for that amount of money, you can get another battery (or even more) with its desk charger. Therefore, you don't have to bother using the phone with cables tingling around. Just swap the battery and continue using as if the phone has unlimited charge.
    12-08-2013 09:53 AM
  6. Gintonic820's Avatar
    I got lucky and bought Nokia Fatboy for 35$, now to buy CC-3041
    12-10-2013 06:26 AM
  7. poddie's Avatar
    Swapping batteries is crazy, esp on an 820 where it is difficult. The whole point of wireless charging is that it makes it easy to keep it topped off. $70 isn't too high a price for this imo. But as with everything, only you can decide if it's worth it to YOU.

    My only concern is the AT&T situation... seems like they are angling to force us to dump Qi for PMA, and stripping built-in charging out of phones now to do so. This is a move that may force me to go to Verizon for my next phone... so senseless.
    12-10-2013 07:08 AM
  8. fdalbor's Avatar
    There is another small problem with wireless charging with the 820. I have ordered the back cover to be used in wireless charging for my 820 (which I really like) twice. And have yet to get one. Ordered it from Windows Phone once and never got it. Had to refund my charge on my card. I tried ordering one from Amazon and it has a shipping date of December 30 even though I ordered it in November. I have a feeling I am not going to get it again. I am holding off getting the charger until I get the back cover. But I don't agree about the swapping batteries. No matter how you charge it, smartphone batteries have a limited life span. I have heard its about 300 charges before they start to lose some of the ability to hold a good charge. I've got two spares for my 820. While it is not easy to remove the back cover it is not as difficult as some people say it is. You just have to be carefull. I've done it a dozen or so times with no ill affects. Wireless charging will not make the battery last any longer. I rotate my batteries abut once a month.
    12-10-2013 01:46 PM
  9. poddie's Avatar
    Its definitely true that the wireless charge backs are hard to come by in the US. Did you try AT&T? They had lots in stock and by far the best pricing for quite a while... haven't looked lately.

    I really wish the WPCentral store would carry Nokia accessories, but they have never replied each time I suggested it. Seems strange to me, given that there is a bit of a hole in the market here... not many carry them.
    12-11-2013 12:11 PM
  10. fdalbor's Avatar
    I got my phone from AT&T and two weeks after I got it (May of this year) I went to two of the company stores in my area (Baton Rouge) to try an get a red back wireless shell. The only Nokia they had extra covers for was the 920, they were nice enough to call the other three company stores in BR to see if they had any; but no cigar. It was only a few months later that they quit carring the 820. Dumb move as that left the AT&T stores in my area with nothing below the 920 for windows phone customers. I always thought and still do that the 820 was the best buy of all the Nokia's (until the 520 came along). But most AT&T stores only have the 520 as a go phone with a go phone sim. Like I said; dumb, dumb, dumb.
    12-11-2013 05:49 PM
  11. bozza72's Avatar
    ebay has loads of charging shells lumia 829 charging shell | eBay

    you can also buy the cheaper qi charger qi wireless charger pad | eBay

    ive bought both and have had no problems with either & love to charge wireless, i now also have a qi charger for the car Qi Wireless Car Charger Pad for Samsung Galaxy SIV S4 SIII S3 Note 2 N7100 BC250 | eBay
    goes great with a bluetooth stereo

    i only plug my phone in now to transfer music files
    12-11-2013 06:27 PM

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