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  1. CDG's Avatar
    So you can send a MMS Picture when connected to WiFi??
    I do not think so, I tried several times then found where someone said it was a limitation.

    But after reading everyones responses, maybe I just have a bad unit.
    As for Headset, put your ringing on 30/30, plug in a headset and start the music and be ready to be blown out. There is no separate media volume, I even called Nokia today about this.
    Sounds like you do have a bad unit, mine behaves just like as the others described.

    I just sent myself a test MMS while on WiFi and received it fine on my Lumia.
    04-16-2012 07:47 PM
  2. nokia4life's Avatar
    I'm not experiencing the bluetooth or MMS issues the OP has found. The phone reads text messages through my speakers in my car while connected to bluetooth. Haven't tried the turn by turn yet. As far as the MMS issues others seem to be having, my girlfriend went on a rampage and send me 10 pictures of pugs earlier today. Now I wish I had these problems!
    turn by turn worked on garmin and navigon for me, not really a fan of nokia drive its a little basic but i am sure the voice would come on through bluetooth as the others do.
    04-16-2012 08:02 PM
  3. RiseAgainst94's Avatar
    Can you send video on your Lumia 900?
    04-16-2012 08:32 PM
  4. Verkunder's Avatar
    Another "I switched to Lumia and here's what I don't like about it" thread.
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    04-16-2012 09:30 PM
  5. HillBillJr's Avatar
    To recieve MMS, you have to be on AT&T network, Lumia or not. Whether your WiFi is ON or OFF shouldn't matter. The message is routed through the AT&T MMS gateway. I am not aware of any phone which sends/receives MMS through any other means. If it exists, you shouldn't be calling it MMS, as MMS is part of GSM standard. Either you follow the standard, or you don't.
    04-16-2012 09:55 PM
  6. jd914's Avatar
    Another "I switched to Lumia and here's what I don't like about it" thread.
    Yeah man enough is enough. Moderators either need to merge these threads or delete them all together. Anyone not happy with their device, return it, be done with it and move on..
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    04-16-2012 10:10 PM
  7. fuunkychicken's Avatar
    To recieve MMS, you have to be on AT&T network, Lumia or not. Whether your WiFi is ON or OFF shouldn't matter. The message is routed through the AT&T MMS gateway. I am not aware of any phone which sends/receives MMS through any other means. If it exists, you shouldn't be calling it MMS, as MMS is part of GSM standard. Either you follow the standard, or you don't.
    Agreed. I always have WiFi on and connected and my MMS has been flawless. Ensure you're in a strong data coverage area as MMS relies on HSPA 3G or any of their 4G technologies to receive.
    04-16-2012 10:19 PM
  8. ayejay0601's Avatar
    Bad:
    1. Weird Bluetooth, can't be connected to your car and use Voice Turn By Turn.
    Also no tones, text or email work when connected to BT.

    2. Headset volume when listening to music is the same settings for the Ringtones, so if your ringer is set high, like 25 or higher and you plug into a headset and start your music, be prepared to blow out your ear drums. No separate media volume.

    3. No Video MMS, and No Picture MMS when on WiFi. MMS ONLY works on ATT Network.

    4. No 1080 video recording. Camera takes ok shots, has some strange pink spot when you look at a all white background thru the camera lens.

    5. No Vibration for Text or eMail

    6. Vibration has some weird rattle when it starts

    7. No real multi tasking, when you leave an app, you sometimes have to restart it. Like if your using Nokia Drive, it will not run in the background. So if you get a phone call, it looses the GPS signal.

    8. Phone is kinda heavy. weighs more than the iPhone 4S.

    9. Limited number of Apps.

    10. If you have a Contact picture set for someone, no matter where you get the picture, when that person calls you and you get a Caller ID, he picture is blurry. I've tried using the camera to take the shot, from my computer, doesn't matter.

    Good:

    1. Phone is basically FREE

    2. The UI is fresh and better than IOS and Android.

    3. Phone is nice to hold but a little heavy. Great design

    4. Has LTE

    5. Call quality is very good and clear.

    6. Speaker is very loud and clear, no Android tin like speaker sounds.

    7. Has great Mac iTunes sync software.

    8. Has enough apps to get you by, no great amount but it has the ones you want.

    9. Battery life is pretty good. Not as good as iPhone, but better than Android.

    10. Is totally different than anything out there right now.


    I really want to like this phone, I've been posting about issues I've listed above.
    I don't want to return to the iPhone, but I just don't see keeping this thing.
    If your new to smartphones, then nothing on my list will most likely matter.
    But it seems that this phone is a step backwards in tech. Sure the UI is fresh and nice to look at but everything else is not.
    IMO of course
    Its a good honest attempt to like this phone. I can't blame you. iPhone might be better for you. Just as iPhone isn't for everyone, either is Lumia 900. This phone isn't meant to lure former iPhone users--its meant to take marketshare from Android and from people who don't yet have smartphones. At least, that's mango's goal.

    If you want to wait, upcoming enhancements to the OS will resolve many of these issues and likely add many more features. However, the wait will be another half year.

    Do return to iOS, but think about us next time!
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    04-16-2012 11:48 PM
  9. raidel00's Avatar
    So I can send a MMS Picture message fine to my Wifes iPhone but I can't get one from it.
    I get some text link saying Get media content now, but when I click on it nothing happens. I sent a test MMS pic, but no luck.
    Did you used to have an iPhone? If you did....and you didn't turn off iMessages before you activated your Lumia 900 then your phone number is still tied to iMessages on the Apple servers. This will cause ANYONE with an iPhone and iMessage on to not being to able to send you messages (I had this issue). So take your sim card and put it into the iPhone 4 and then turn off iMessage with that sim card in. After you have turned off iMessage on the iPhone with your sim card in it...it will unregister your number from Apple servers for iMessage. Then you can pop the sim card back in the Lumia 900, if you have data issues with it...you're going to have to call AT&T to get them to "refresh your profile" I had to do it, but it could have been because of the data bug at the time.
    After you do that go to this link...https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do and unregister your iPhone 4 and if your phone number is anywhere on that site...delete it. I did all that and it worked for me...I'm able to receive messages from iPhone users who still had me showing as having iMessage.

    This link explains a little more the the use of the link I posted.
    http://articles.businessinsider.com/...r-other-device
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    04-17-2012 02:09 AM
  10. eastbayrae's Avatar
    There is not a separate volume for headset and speaker. It is one of the things the OS is missing.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    This is the only thing I miss about my BB8830. It had the ringer/media player volumes seperated.
    04-17-2012 06:18 AM
  11. Oridus's Avatar
    Yeah man enough is enough. Moderators either need to merge these threads or delete them all together. Anyone not happy with their device, return it, be done with it and move on..
    Why is it people aren't allowed to post their frustrations with the device? I didn't realize that the forum was only meant for people who think it's the best device out there.
    04-17-2012 08:43 AM
  12. PhilR8's Avatar
    Yeah man enough is enough. Moderators either need to merge these threads or delete them all together. Anyone not happy with their device, return it, be done with it and move on..
    Why? OP is listing valid criticisms and doing so in a civil manner. He's listing differences from his previous platform and asking the community if he's doing something wrong or if these are limitations of the OS.

    Silencing valid criticisms and turning this forum into an echo chamber isn't good for anyone.
    04-17-2012 08:48 AM
  13. Neibl's Avatar
    People are so spoiled by small features of iOS and Android is sounds. I am so used to windows phone, none of these things bother me, but going away from 4g, live tiles, skydrive, zune pass, and the lumia design would stink!

    Pros and Cons people... WP is an OS that has intangibles that grow on you, it is hard to explain!
    04-17-2012 10:18 AM
  14. capus5's Avatar
    Bluetooth works great for me on my 900,MMS also except video MMS. As I am typing this just got a vibration for a text coming in! Phone works great now that my data connection update has picked in! That was a pain! Love this phone and when I look at my wife's iPhone everything looks small and moves slow!
    04-17-2012 10:38 AM
  15. Verkunder's Avatar
    Why? OP is listing valid criticisms and doing so in a civil manner. He's listing differences from his previous platform and asking the community if he's doing something wrong or if these are limitations of the OS.

    Silencing valid criticisms and turning this forum into an echo chamber isn't good for anyone.
    I think I can speak for everyone when I say it's alright to voice concerns/issues/suggestions/etc, but there are already threads and areas of the forums where this can be done. Do we really need 235345786 threads all talking about the same thing?

    I remember hopping on the site to find different threads about different topics, not a flood of threads all talking about the same thing.
    04-17-2012 11:09 AM
  16. PhilR8's Avatar
    I think I can speak for everyone when I say it's alright to voice concerns/issues/suggestions/etc, but there are already threads and areas of the forums where this can be done. Do we really need 235345786 threads all talking about the same thing?

    I remember hopping on the site to find different threads about different topics, not a flood of threads all talking about the same thing.
    I'm looking at the main forum list now and I don't see anyone talking about the same thing, unless you're grouping any and all problems under a single category. I see two posts about a rattling noise, but everything else looks to be a different topic.
    04-17-2012 11:13 AM
  17. tekhna's Avatar
    There is not a separate volume for headset and speaker. It is one of the things the OS is missing.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    lol wut? Are you serious? That's OS 101 right there.
    04-17-2012 11:33 AM
  18. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    There are in fact quite a few threads talking about what they dislike. They might not be titled as such, but there are plenty out there.

    One thing I wish people would consider it that WP7 phones aren't trying to be iOS or Androids. They have a different way of doing many things although some little features are missing. I've only been on WP7 for a couple weeks. Although there are some things that need more attention, the more and more I use it, i find little easter eggs that explain why they chose to go the route they did and sometime it ends up being better in my opinion. Humans are creatures of habit. So if you've owned an iphone or an android for the past few years AND aren't really good with change, then there might be a few things that are undocumented that you may not like. WP7 phones have many of the basics covered when it comes to obtaining information from different sources all into one general area. In my opinion, I think the WP7 mail is one of the best STOCK email clients out there. That just my opinion though.

    I like the fact that people from different OS are at least trying it out. If they don't like it and it didn't keep their attention, then that's cool. Not everyone has to like everything new. But no one could honestly say that WP7 is horrible. Especially when you consider the hardware they had to work with. I think other OS developers will wake up a tad when Apollo phones come out. Like others, they will pick and choose the good things from the Metro UI and copy it. Maybe even make it better. But that competition for you. I'm just glad that we all get to benefit from each of the companies being competitors.
    Last edited by cp2_4eva; 04-17-2012 at 11:59 AM.
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    04-17-2012 11:38 AM
  19. Jarism's Avatar
    I had an issue with my Gmail not syncing with the Lumia 900. I tried waiting several hours like some had suggested but didn't want to set it up as a POP or IMAP.
    Note: I did not have 2-step verification enabled on my Gmail account so that wasn't the issue either.

    I eventually decided to open up the IE broswer on my Lumia to login directly to the gmail mobile Web site. I signed in without any issue.

    As soon as I exited out of the IE mobile browser, my Gmail was syncing and has been fine ever since.

    I am not sure how that fixed it, but it did. A friend of mine was having the same issue and tried this fix and it worked for him.

    If you have the issue and try this, let me know it it works.
    04-17-2012 12:37 PM
  20. Jeff Kibuule's Avatar
    I had an issue with my Gmail not syncing with the Lumia 900. I tried waiting several hours like some had suggested but didn't want to set it up as a POP or IMAP.
    Note: I did not have 2-step verification enabled on my Gmail account so that wasn't the issue either.

    I eventually decided to open up the IE broswer on my Lumia to login directly to the gmail mobile Web site. I signed in without any issue.

    As soon as I exited out of the IE mobile browser, my Gmail was syncing and has been fine ever since.

    I am not sure how that fixed it, but it did. A friend of mine was having the same issue and tried this fix and it worked for him.

    If you have the issue and try this, let me know it it works.
    Gmail itself is having a bit of a kerfuffle right now: Gmail down for some users around the world | The Verge
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    04-17-2012 01:14 PM
  21. aptedern's Avatar
    Some of my friends have two cellphones, one personal and one from work. Sometimes I text one first and sometimes I text on second number. In Lumia, there is no way you can add two mobile numbers. When I open messages, I can send sms to only one number which has been stored as mobile tag. Like other handsets, user should be able to choose which number it want to send sms to.

    It sucks.
    Last edited by aptedern; 04-17-2012 at 03:17 PM.
    04-17-2012 03:03 PM
  22. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Some of my friends have two cellphones, one personal and one from work. Sometimes I text one first and sometimes I text on second number. In Lumia, there is no way you can add two mobile numbers. When I open messages, I can send sms to only one number which has been stored as mobile tag. Like other handsets, user should be able to choose which number it want to send sms to.

    It sucks.
    I believe there is a way to link different phone numbers to one person even if both are mobile. im not sure, but i heard this predicament before. i'll try it myself.
    04-17-2012 03:25 PM
  23. aptedern's Avatar
    I believe there is a way to link different phone numbers to one person even if both are mobile. im not sure, but i heard this predicament before. i'll try it myself.
    Thank you. Do you also know how to share contact information in Lumia?

    Thanks.
    04-17-2012 03:33 PM
  24. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Thank you. Do you also know how to share contact information in Lumia?

    Thanks.
    i think they went really basic with that function and could have made it a little more advanced. go to there contact info in the people hub and long press their number. they should have incorporated a full contact share instead of a single aspect contact share. unless i missed something. Dave Blake, help me out!
    04-17-2012 03:39 PM
  25. petroll's Avatar
    Good:
    Great OS
    superb exterior design and feel

    Bad:
    Buggy (screen flashes, no data for a week)
    Ringtones are way too loud even at lowest volume
    Poor camera, despite a big deal made of the carl zeiss optics
    04-18-2012 12:36 AM
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