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  1. loudfish's Avatar
    Im not sure why there are such mixed reviews for this phone. I have heard it's a phone for beginners. I have been with iOS for 5 years, yes all five. This is an unbelievable device, I really have to pay attention to notice the screen is a lower res. Everything in intuitive and works together. I wish I hadn't waited this long to switch. Hopefully the 900 creates a great install base so we get some more apps (Pandora?) Twas a long day of waiting for that big white truck, but it was more than worth it.
    04-07-2012 02:04 AM
  2. mihesq's Avatar
    Was out of town and didn't get back till almost midnight, but the phone was waiting on my doorstep all day. Opened it up and found and already opened box with no microsim. I even checked the sim tray. I'm already an att member and bought the phone no contract. Any ideas why there wasn't a microsim?
    04-07-2012 03:00 AM
  3. augiekim's Avatar
    Did you guys check AT&T My Rate Plan page?
    I had used iPhone 3GS and now I got Lumia 900 and activated it.
    But the AT&T web was still saying my phone is iPhone 3gs on it and I tried to change it to Lumia 900. But there was no Lumia 900 on the Nokia device list on change my device page and my data plan is empty space.

    I'm wondering if I can keep my unlimited data plan for iPhone 3gs with my Lumia 900.
    04-07-2012 03:36 AM
  4. cckgz4's Avatar
    Really glad to see all of these new WP users (with MY phone LOL). Welcome
    04-07-2012 04:54 AM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    I've had mine since last night, and wow, the RGB screen is so much more crisp than the Pentile Venue Pro screen (despite being larger on the Lumia).
    04-07-2012 09:39 AM
  6. Spartacus7502's Avatar
    got mine. Set it all up. kids hate me now.

    Might have to go on ebay looking for used ones for them all, or 710's.
    04-07-2012 11:52 AM
  7. wpjoe's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday but still had to finish up some work last night prior to jumping in and fully enjoying the Nokia-fest with no nagging work hanging over my head...

    I'm moving from an LG-E900 WP7 which has been a pretty damn good phone other than the worthless camera. So, here's the skinny:

    The good:
    - just absolutely black-hole-like blacks, deep, almost fell into the screen
    - impressive screen size, really improves web browsing experience and video (Netflix, YouTube, etc...)
    - feel: the polycarbonite feels awesome, like a single chuck of space shuttle ceramic tile
    - build quality: superb, easily on par with iPhone 4 (had 2 phones ago)

    The bad:
    - haptic / vibrate is horrid, really really really bad, embarassingly bad, immediately tried to disable it
    - as nice as the screen is, i was hoping the resolution would be a bit better. It's not bad but text does show some pixelation. Didn't expect Retina display but did expect a bit better...

    The missing:
    - app organizer / alpha grid listing like People alpha listing (not sure if this is OS or phone issue or if just needs to be turned on).
    - all of my old apps!!!!! Zune doesn't seem to sync these. So not sure yet how to get all of the apps i paid for (and free) on my new phone.

    UPDATE: app organizer just appeared as I installed another app which must have exceeded the threshold of apps to trigger this feature - my mistake #bonehead.

    All in all, a bad *** phone...
    Last edited by wpjoe; 04-07-2012 at 01:29 PM.
    04-07-2012 12:42 PM
  8. kashk5's Avatar
    - all of my old apps!!!!! Zune doesn't seem to sync these. So not sure yet how to get all of the apps i paid for (and free) on my new phone.
    Go to windowsphone.com to find a list of all the apps you've ever installed. Then just hit reinstall on each one and it'll automatically install them on your phone. Very slick.
    04-07-2012 01:10 PM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    Go to windowsphone.com to find a list of all the apps you've ever installed. Then just hit reinstall on each one and it'll automatically install them on your phone. Very slick.
    I wouldn't say slick. Slick would be if it automatically redownloaded everything from your previous device like other OSes I've used do. This is a workaround that is still annoying as ****. (There's also Reinstaller, but that's just as annoying).
    NeighbrhoodPush and oldpueblo like this.
    04-07-2012 01:34 PM
  10. jd914's Avatar
    I wouldn't say slick. Slick would be if it automatically redownloaded everything from your previous device like other OSes I've used do. This is a workaround that is still annoying as ****. (There's also Reinstaller, but that's just as annoying).
    I agree, like Android we should be able to install previous apps once we sign into a new device. I find it annoying that there is no option for mass select on windowsphone.com, instead you have to hit install on each app. Needs much improvement.
    04-07-2012 02:36 PM
  11. erniep5's Avatar
    Missed some text messages while out last nite. Came home to find those text messages on my iPhone 4.

    Thought the problem fixed itself because one msg from a friend with an iPhone4 came thru the Lumia but then it reverted back. Her messages are being routed to my old iPhone.

    It's the same phone number so I'm thinking this is related to iMessage.

    Has any former iPhone users experiencing the same problem?

    Thanks.
    04-07-2012 02:49 PM
  12. Shobiz's Avatar
    Been playing with mine for a couple hours now. I never realized how bad the screen was on my HTC Arrive. Holy crap! The 900 makes it look HORRIBLE.

    Very good first impressions so far.
    That's the 1st thing I notice too. Also the speed of the phone compared to the Arrive is much better. However, I do miss the HTC Hub on my home screen. I need to find a replacement for that.
    04-07-2012 03:22 PM
  13. dtboos's Avatar
    Missed some text messages while out last nite. Came home to find those text messages on my iPhone 4.

    Thought the problem fixed itself because one msg from a friend with an iPhone4 came thru the Lumia but then it reverted back. Her messages are being routed to my old iPhone.

    It's the same phone number so I'm thinking this is related to iMessage.

    Has any former iPhone users experiencing the same problem?

    Thanks.
    Sounds like imessage to me. Should be able to remove your phone # from imessage somehow (can't remember off top of my head). Also make sure phone is off.
    04-07-2012 06:11 PM
  14. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Missed some text messages while out last nite. Came home to find those text messages on my iPhone 4.

    Thought the problem fixed itself because one msg from a friend with an iPhone4 came thru the Lumia but then it reverted back. Her messages are being routed to my old iPhone.

    It's the same phone number so I'm thinking this is related to iMessage.

    Has any former iPhone users experiencing the same problem?

    Thanks.
    Yeah, that happened to me when I switched from an iPhone 4 to my Titan. I had to put my SIM back in the iPhone, made sure the network recognized my number and iMessage was activated with that number, then turn off iMessage.

    Fixed the problem from me.
    04-07-2012 06:47 PM
  15. PhilR8's Avatar
    Hah, same here. When I went the second time to play with the 900 and finally was able to use a device that was properly taken care of, I put the two devices side-by-side and really couldn't believe what a washed-out mess of a screen my Arrive had. The 900's screen MURDERS the Arrive's screen.

    Also worth noting: the 900's screen on full brightness is really, really, really bright.

    Been playing with mine for a couple hours now. I never realized how bad the screen was on my HTC Arrive. Holy crap! The 900 makes it look HORRIBLE.

    Very good first impressions so far.
    04-07-2012 08:53 PM
  16. dtboos's Avatar
    So far I can't put this thing away. By far the best device I've used on any platform. Couple minor issues (camera could be a tad better, vibrate is a touch loud), but overall one helluva phone, and for the price? Rediculous.

    Excited for the next 6 months and what it will bring in market awareness and userbase.
    04-08-2012 11:50 AM
  17. PhilR8's Avatar
    I'm so thankful for the loud vibrate - the Arrive was sorely lacking in vibration intensity and I'd miss calls/notifications in my jeans pocket all the time. So far the 900 vibrate seems very loud and noticeable.


    So far I can't put this thing away. By far the best device I've used on any platform. Couple minor issues (camera could be a tad better, vibrate is a touch loud), but overall one helluva phone, and for the price? Rediculous.

    Excited for the next 6 months and what it will bring in market awareness and userbase.
    04-08-2012 04:31 PM
  18. Wade.Lovings's Avatar
    Love this phone!!
    But was wondering if anyone has had their Bluetooth turn off after phone has been idle for a while?
    04-08-2012 10:57 PM
  19. jhoff80's Avatar
    Love this phone!!
    But was wondering if anyone has had their Bluetooth turn off after phone has been idle for a while?
    Barely use bluetooth, so I haven't noticed that yet, but my Wifi seems to be having issues after a while. I've had to cycle it 4 or 5 times so far.
    04-08-2012 11:27 PM
  20. unity04's Avatar
    The bad:
    - haptic / vibrate is horrid, really really really bad, embarassingly bad, immediately tried to disable it
    Are you referring to the vibrate from pressing one of the 3 hardware buttons below the screen, or the vibrate the phone makes when receiving a notification?
    04-09-2012 01:52 AM
  21. ejb222's Avatar
    Had to pick mine up at FedEx on Friday evening. Been pretty much obsessed with it all weekend. I love how easy and connected it is. The screen is great compared to my old iPhone 3GS. LTE is rediculously fast. My goal is to start by making my family believers :) My girlfriend digs it and kinda wants to turn in her Droid.
    04-09-2012 09:26 AM
  22. ejb222's Avatar
    BTW the Nokia Connectivity app was the easiest contacts transfer ever!
    04-09-2012 09:27 AM
  23. MrTimSmith's Avatar
    Got mine about 30 minutes ago (black) still waiting for it to activate. The rep said there's some network congestion and it could take up to an hour and a half. So I set up some of it via wifi at home. Love the phone. Hope it's activated soon.

    Edit: Updating to say activation took around 45 minutes. Give or take. Not too bad. Now reinstalling apps via windowsphone.com so much easier.
    Last edited by MrTimSmith; 04-09-2012 at 12:18 PM.
    04-09-2012 11:52 AM
  24. Lumia2012's Avatar
    I've had my mine since Friday. No data issues, yet no LTE in Miami. Also, the vibrate function on my phone is fine. I don't have the 'electric razor' buzz that some have complained about. The phone is super smooth, very fluid interface.
    04-09-2012 12:12 PM
  25. Wade.Lovings's Avatar
    Barely use bluetooth, so I haven't noticed that yet, but my Wifi seems to be having issues after a while. I've had to cycle it 4 or 5 times so far.
    I have had that problem as well. Think I may pay a visit to ATT store
    04-09-2012 12:51 PM
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