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11-19-2012 04:45 PM
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  1. xbilly's Avatar
    Looking forward to finding the 920 for 399 :lol:
    11-11-2012 09:22 AM
  2. un hombre's Avatar
    Well, here's my experience of buying the Lumia from P4U - I advise you to read if you're interested about whether it's locked:
    Phones4U Lacking Basic Knowledge The Total Thing
    Well, that sucks...
    11-11-2012 09:50 AM
  3. Urban Splash's Avatar
    Hi

    Been to phones4u to start a new 24 month contract on EE. COMPLETE NIGHTMARE!

    Went for a white 920, no EE shops had them in. Credit check etc fine.....2 hors later still not sorted. Firstly, they had the wrong SIM cards. Eventually got the right one. Then, system could not connect to the EE network to activate.

    Worryingly, not a single member of staff in this massive branch had done an EE contract before. Says quite a bit about EE I think...

    Anyway, I left empty handed after I told them to shove it. Would rather do without than sit in there all day on a Sunday.

    Phones4u are a disgrace.....I wouldn't even buy a phone charger from them let alone an actual phone contract....
    11-11-2012 10:00 AM
  4. peachy001's Avatar
    Damn, I considered taking a picture. I just assumed that would be their price on the web too. I find their website difficult to use on my phone. If I worked in the town centre I would pop back tomorrow. Sadly, I work on the outskirts so can't justify waxing my dinner hour on the task.

    Sincerely, 399 was the price. I was so impressed I went back in on my way back from the P4U store just to check I had read it correctly.

    I am sure if anyone is in their local town the price would be the same as it was a printed display notice.
    11-11-2012 10:28 AM
  5. peachy001's Avatar
    On another note, the guy in P4U says there was no way I would actually get the 28.50 deal on the 920. He explained that he could not get even close to that in-store.

    Really nice guy though and we talked about phones for a while. In fact all the staff were great in there. They had a white and a black one in stock. There was someone going in to pick one up.
    11-11-2012 10:37 AM
  6. cgk's Avatar
    On another note, the guy in P4U says there was no way I would actually get the 28.50 deal on the 920. He explained that he could not get even close to that in-store.
    From what someone at P4U was telling me, The in-store operation is completely separate from the on-line stuff and they are meant to compete with each other - it makes for a confusing customer experience.
    11-11-2012 10:50 AM
  7. peachy001's Avatar
    I feel sorry for the instore people, they are rarely able to beat their own internet prices, or those made by call centres. Strikes me as bizarre, and always looks bad to consumers.
    11-11-2012 11:06 AM
  8. naeem151287's Avatar
    I feel sorry for the instore people, they are rarely able to beat their own internet prices, or those made by call centres. Strikes me as bizarre, and always looks bad to consumers.
    I went into two EE stores in Bournemouth today and they said they don't intend to sell the 920 off-contract at all! One store didn't have any stock left and said they expect new stock by Wednesday. I am going to go check it out then.
    11-11-2012 11:54 AM
  9. peachy001's Avatar
    I'm not going back past that store, so I can't pet the pics. I didn't ask if they had stock as I wasn't buying.
    11-11-2012 12:07 PM
  10. naeem151287's Avatar
    I'm not going back past that store, so I can't pet the pics. I didn't ask if they had stock as I wasn't buying.
    @peachy001 - Sorry if you felt that I am doubting what you said about the price. I was just letting people know what I experienced today. If they are indeed selling for 399 sim-free in the EE stores, all the stores should probably by the end of this week have the same price. I'll see when I go back later this week.
    11-11-2012 12:19 PM
  11. peachy001's Avatar
    No worries, sorry if my reply gave you that impression.

    What I mean is, I would like to go get the pic, but I'm busy this week and don't have time. If I worked in the centre of town it would be no problem. I had just assumed it would be countrywide so I didn't bother with a pic. Kicking myself now though. Also slightly concerned about my P4U deal, the guy in the store today said there is no chance the phone centre will honour it.
    11-11-2012 01:17 PM
  12. Jammo's Avatar
    @peachy001 - Sorry if you felt that I am doubting what you said about the price. I was just letting people know what I experienced today. If they are indeed selling for 399 sim-free in the EE stores, all the stores should probably by the end of this week have the same price. I'll see when I go back later this week.
    From a poster on xda peachy is 100% correct.

    They picked up the 920 for 400 and a 10 top up plus they had a free wireless charger and headphones.

    If you purchased one from phones4u I would take it straight back tomorrow for a refund and pick one up in EE and save yourself money.
    11-11-2012 01:18 PM
  13. peachy001's Avatar
    Yeah, it did mention 10 top up as well. Boom, saved me a trip in to town.
    11-11-2012 01:23 PM
  14. naeem151287's Avatar
    Yeah, it did mention 10 top up as well. Boom, saved me a trip in to town.
    Brilliant then! I am going into an EE store sometime this week and getting myself one! :D
    11-11-2012 01:34 PM
  15. kuroneko0509's Avatar
    There goes my 60. Too lazy to try return my phone at Phones4u
    11-11-2012 01:59 PM
  16. mercilesskiller's Avatar
    Assuming the EE one is locked to EE only though (not Tmob or Orange)

    In which case no point returning to P4U
    11-11-2012 02:17 PM
  17. peachy001's Avatar
    When I saw it I van confirm it stated on it that it was available on both T Mobile and Orange. But you had to buy the 10 top up.
    11-11-2012 02:55 PM
  18. jenjen4u's Avatar
    Hey, If you lot buy a Lumia 920 from Phones4u please make sure there is a sticker/voucher on the packaging that gives you a code for the free wireless charger, The box of my Lumia 920 was missing this sticker/voucher so had to go back and get it!
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    11-11-2012 03:15 PM
  19. farooknaji's Avatar
    Just went on to the EE website to check out the payg offer as i have a feeling they wont be willing to sell me a lumia 920 on payg in the shops (already experienced phones4u refusing to sell me anything other than contract).

    Anyway, the lumia 920 doesnt even feature on the ee online store landing page http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=AVWhBbIo

    All the hassle nokia are putting their potential customers through with this exclusivity and what do they get from their partner? A site half covered with the iphone 5 and the other half not even showing their phone.

    I hope they feel sheepish.
    11-11-2012 03:20 PM
  20. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    All the hassle nokia are putting their potential customers through with this exclusivity and what do they get from their partner? A site half covered with the iphone 5 and the other half not even showing their phone.
    It really is tragic :( I only hope the other networks come on board and sell the **** out of the Lumia 820 and other devices, I don't really mind what people buy but it's more important than ever that more and more of them switch to WP - what's encouraging is that SO many more people are talking to me about it, and recognising my Windows Phone nowadays...
    11-11-2012 03:45 PM
  21. peachy001's Avatar
    Funny you mention the lack of a push from the exclusive sellers. I noticed P4U to have Apple everywhere and I had to really dig to get Lumia info. In stores it is little better. very little fuss.

    As it happens one of the peopleI spoke to today asked me which colour I wanted, I replied grey. From the look on his face I half expected him to point me in the direction of Roswell. they guy did not even know Nokia made a grey. Towards the end of my conversation with him he actually said that I might as well wait for the grey (I had suggested to him that other companies would get it once the exclusivity period was up with ee and P4U).

    I did see a Lumia add on TV the other day though. Not seen it since though.

    Did meet a couple of phone shop workers today that knew a little more than usual. One said he used to have the 800 and that the satnav on it was leagues ahead of any other. Another guy actually was aware you could resize the tiles. It was the guy that went and opened the box for me. While we were talking I fumbled around the phone, completely lost but just seeing how it did things and I asked him if he knew much about them or had used one. He said that he was looking forward to having a play, so I offered a go on the one I was holding. It was quite surreal as we appeared to swap roles. He started tinkering with it like I had and then tried doing the tiles. Nice chap.

    What Nokia/MS really need to did is the subliminal feature selling. For example, create an app that lets you display those gif type trick things the Lumia does. Do one for Iphone/pad and Android/Facebook/Twitter. Make sure sure you allow those jiggly pictures to be viewed by as many as possible. No need to splurge Nokia or Windows Phone on it. Watch peoples faces when you explain your phone did it and that theirs can't. Make it exclusive to Nokia. I know this might sound like a silly little thing and the example I gave may be nothing more a little gimmicky party trick, but they need to do this for as many features as possible. I say this because when I walk into the shops selling these things or speak to people on the phone I have always known more about the phones than they have. That has to be wrong and Nokia and MS need to get more and more awareness out there.

    The whole camera thing could have been so much better too. I swear that not one single person I have spoken to yet instore or on the phone has heard of pureview. I have actually tested this numerous times by trying to tease the name out of them. So bizarre. The video reveal could have been great, they could have trailed various non-Lumia smartphone videos (real ones that show the limits of the competition) and then on the day of revealing said boom, they were the competitors, this is ours. And then gone on to show the same shot captured by the 920 with image stabilisation a plenty.

    They could do so much better. I really want them to turn things around and not turn into another Betamax.

    Oh, and made the thing AVAILABLE in grey! Exclusivity should have given them ALL the colours. Let the ones late to the party fumble around for the other colours. That way people see all the options for the phones and form a preference. Hey presto, they may build up the kind of longing we have here. They may even consider jumping ship from their current supplier if the colour they want is not available except for going either the ee brands or P4U.

    Damn, MS could even have given away some Xbox Live memberships or points or credit for the phone market place or something. Now that would have felt more like a push.
    Last edited by peachy001; 11-11-2012 at 04:26 PM.
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    11-11-2012 04:19 PM
  22. Muessig's Avatar
    Phopnes4U are really really, really bad for not knowing anything about the product they are selling. When I was getting my 920 the other day there were a few sales people around and I got talking to them about the phone and asking if there was any demand etc. They said they had a lot of demand, to the point where over 20 people had called in on Friday morning about the Lumia 920 - and the scary thing is they literally had no clue what this demand was for. They haven't been trained, I tried to push them in the right direction, saying it's a windows phone and the 920 is fabled for its low light camera and OIS etc but they didn't have a clue.

    Carphone Warehouse on the other hand is a completely different experience. I was in there last week summing up the 820 and they were really giving Windows Phones a push. From what I heard they really knew their stuff and how WP8 was more refined than WP7. They were genuinely excited about the platform and wanted to get others interested in it. If only the exclusivity was with CPW. :(
    11-11-2012 04:28 PM
  23. peachy001's Avatar
    Phopnes4U are really really, really bad for not knowing anything about the product they are selling. When I was getting my 920 the other day there were a few sales people around and I got talking to them about the phone and asking if there was any demand etc. They said they had a lot of demand, to the point where over 20 people had called in on Friday morning about the Lumia 920 - and the scary thing is they literally had no clue what this demand was for. They haven't been trained, I tried to push them in the right direction, saying it's a windows phone and the 920 is fabled for its low light camera and OIS etc but they didn't have a clue.

    Carphone Warehouse on the other hand is a completely different experience. I was in there last week summing up the 820 and they were really giving Windows Phones a push. From what I heard they really knew their stuff and how WP8 was more refined than WP7. They were genuinely excited about the platform and wanted to get others interested in it. If only the exclusivity was with CPW. :(
    Exactly, and also the reason that Nokia/MS need to start allowing their selling points to sell themselves. They cannot rely on salesmen to educate the masses. I see they have been using product placement in TV shows (you may have seen the "P" in the corner of the screens as Hollyoaks starts). Great to have the phones in there, but they could do with allowing a shot of the gif gimmick and other items to find their way in. Or provide a load of examples to other sources like FB or Twitter et al, ie kid opens presents on Christmas day, the gif gimick flips between shots between not knowing the present and the delight of said present. (I'm thinking the present could be a grey 920!). I know this may sound silly and it is the spur of the moment example, but man, they have to create awareness of these things.

    On another note, I love the Kevin Bacon ad.
    11-11-2012 04:45 PM
  24. simsini's Avatar
    I thought I'd add that I also saw the Lumia 920 offered for 399.99 pay as you go in an EE store, this was in Bromley. I didn't take the plunge, but might go back today and pick one up. :)
    11-12-2012 03:48 AM
  25. Michael Theobald's Avatar
    Anyone in the UK having issues with their Microsoft account today? Getting error message 86000107 every time it tries to Sync. Using the 920 in White on EE. P4U, as ever, didn't have a clue.
    11-12-2012 04:16 AM
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