04-20-2013 08:25 PM
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  1. borasar's Avatar
    I'm actually noticing more and more L920's in the wild! haven't seen a single HTC or ATIV here in Toronto, but noticing L920 on the subway and in the gym all the time now, it is obviously not at the same rate as iphones and galaxies, but much better than what it was before.
    david90531 likes this.
    04-17-2013 02:00 PM
  2. alfonz's Avatar
    next time please do a better job and convert her to a Lumia :P
    Work = free phone only option was AtivS

    Can't beat that and I can't blame her for taking it :)
    borasar likes this.
    04-17-2013 02:12 PM
  3. Commander Data's Avatar
    Hey fellow Canadian 920ers. Just a quick thought on the banking app thing. First of all, make sure you tweet/email/phone your banks and let them know you want one (especially twitter. Normally that team is plugged into the online people). Also, TD has an actual half decent wireless logon service for Easyweb at td.com/w (disclosure, I work at TD:).
    borasar likes this.
    04-17-2013 03:39 PM
  4. borasar's Avatar
    Hey fellow Canadian 920ers. Just a quick thought on the banking app thing. First of all, make sure you tweet/email/phone your banks and let them know you want one (especially twitter. Normally that team is plugged into the online people). Also, TD has an actual half decent wireless logon service for Easyweb at td.com/w (disclosure, I work at TD:).
    Thanks Commander, I'll check it out. Please push them for a WP app!
    04-17-2013 03:45 PM
  5. Lundon44's Avatar
    Been a Toronto WP/WM user as far back as the UTStarcom 6700 lol. Stuck through all the thick and thin and couldn't be happier with my yellow Rogers L920 (though the 1308 update's data issues has slightly annoyed me).

    I converted my g/f to WP and now to the L920 after being a long time BB user. My mom's 1st smartphone is the HTC HD7. I got my dad a used LG WP a few yrs ago. And converted my best friend to making the L920 his work phone. But it's only now that I'm seeing people curious about WP8 here in the city. From my perspective iPhone and BB rules what I can see on a regular basis. The suits are very loyal to BB in the financial district. I've honestly only seen maybe 3-5 WP8 phones in all my travels downtown since the Nov launch. People still ask me dumb questions like "What phone is that??". "Is that an iPhone?". But it's once I show them what it can do and the UI they're usually impressed and comment how much nicer it is compared to their iPhone.

    The largest problem here in Toronto at least is marketing. Rogers is the only carrier to put minimal effort into WP's. They had one lousy commercial that aired every hour on tv for about 3 weeks and that was it. Meanwhile, BB launched BB10 and every single carrier has a sign out front weeks before launch promoting the heck out of it. Even 3rd party phone vendors did the same. My BB fanboys all upgraded to the Z10 or waiting on the Q10. I'm literally the only person in my office of at least 150 people with a WP. And only person so far actually knew what it was without asking me. Most actually mock me for having a Nokia phone because in their eyes they firmly assume my phone is a piece of junk in comparison to their Z10's or iPhones. If only they knew...

    Anyway I've been promoting the hell out of my phone with family and friends. But I really feel MS should start investing in promoting these phones in Canada and get the carriers on side. I'd honestly say that 70% or more average smartphone users here in Toronto either don't know what WP8 is or have never experienced using one.
    04-17-2013 05:06 PM
  6. lipper2000's Avatar
    Hey fellow Canadian 920ers. Just a quick thought on the banking app thing. First of all, make sure you tweet/email/phone your banks and let them know you want one (especially twitter. Normally that team is plugged into the online people). Also, TD has an actual half decent wireless logon service for Easyweb at td.com/w (disclosure, I work at TD:).
    Your competitors, ING Direct (Canada) have a WP8 app and RBC are developing one...
    I can understand not having one to be honest as WP8 has low penetration in Canada but what about a Windows 8 app...that can be easily parlayed into a WP8 app...
    04-18-2013 04:25 PM
  7. lipper2000's Avatar
    Been a Toronto WP/WM user as far back as the UTStarcom 6700 lol. Stuck through all the thick and thin and couldn't be happier with my yellow Rogers L920 (though the 1308 update's data issues has slightly annoyed me).

    I converted my g/f to WP and now to the L920 after being a long time BB user. My mom's 1st smartphone is the HTC HD7. I got my dad a used LG WP a few yrs ago. And converted my best friend to making the L920 his work phone. But it's only now that I'm seeing people curious about WP8 here in the city. From my perspective iPhone and BB rules what I can see on a regular basis. The suits are very loyal to BB in the financial district. I've honestly only seen maybe 3-5 WP8 phones in all my travels downtown since the Nov launch. People still ask me dumb questions like "What phone is that??". "Is that an iPhone?". But it's once I show them what it can do and the UI they're usually impressed and comment how much nicer it is compared to their iPhone.

    The largest problem here in Toronto at least is marketing. Rogers is the only carrier to put minimal effort into WP's. They had one lousy commercial that aired every hour on tv for about 3 weeks and that was it. Meanwhile, BB launched BB10 and every single carrier has a sign out front weeks before launch promoting the heck out of it. Even 3rd party phone vendors did the same. My BB fanboys all upgraded to the Z10 or waiting on the Q10. I'm literally the only person in my office of at least 150 people with a WP. And only person so far actually knew what it was without asking me. Most actually mock me for having a Nokia phone because in their eyes they firmly assume my phone is a piece of junk in comparison to their Z10's or iPhones. If only they knew...

    Anyway I've been promoting the hell out of my phone with family and friends. But I really feel MS should start investing in promoting these phones in Canada and get the carriers on side. I'd honestly say that 70% or more average smartphone users here in Toronto either don't know what WP8 is or have never experienced using one.
    I saw my first BB Z10 device today at a customer...I don't think they are selling nearly as well as iphones and galaxys here in Canada (i'm in GTA)...I fear BB will not be with us that long as they have no new devices for the emerging markets which need <$200 off contract prices and low data...sales don't seem to be very good in the US.

    Yeah, no promotion at all of Windows Phone here in Canada...no idea why...MS have a terrible marketing department here for all products though...
    I'm one of the few that have a windows phone now
    04-18-2013 04:35 PM
  8. Snoke's Avatar
    I recently converted one of my co-workers to WP8 :D

    She got an Sam. AtivS but its still a WP8 none the less.
    She is likely with Bell and had no choice. a buddy of mine had to take the same path to get the WP8.
    04-18-2013 06:50 PM
  9. ololmarc's Avatar
    can you check if the ativ has aws for wind?
    i'm thinking of buying my gf an ativ rather than the lumia. she likes the larger screen and lighter weight.
    04-19-2013 04:28 AM
  10. lipper2000's Avatar
    can you check if the ativ has aws for wind?
    i'm thinking of buying my gf an ativ rather than the lumia. she likes the larger screen and lighter weight.
    I could have got that phone for free but I ended up with a 920 (got the 920 before actually)...work is 100% iphones now but I'm still rocking a WP8 device...since we are moving towards WIN8 later this year I think they will support WP8 phones in the future (10000+ European based company...outside of iphones and ipads we are mostly MS)

    I would also like to know about AWS as my wife is on wind and her HD7 is long in the tooth...ativ is a nice phone
    04-19-2013 10:13 AM
  11. ololmarc's Avatar
    04-20-2013 04:29 PM
  12. david90531's Avatar
    I'm actually noticing more and more L920's in the wild! haven't seen a single HTC or ATIV here in Toronto, but noticing L920 on the subway and in the gym all the time now, it is obviously not at the same rate as iphones and galaxies, but much better than what it was before.
    Same here, I see WP8 almost every other day on TTC, and the other day a guy with L920 sat beside me on subway too haha
    04-20-2013 04:46 PM
  13. ttxzee's Avatar
    my 920's battery life decreased significantly after 1309 update! :(
    04-20-2013 08:25 PM
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