04-03-2014 01:37 PM
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  1. docfreed's Avatar
    Now I'm seeing the 925 (White T-Mobile RM-893) all over Ebay for $199 - does anyone know if T-Mobile has EOL'd this phone (and if so, any clues as to the next T-Mobile Winphone (if any)?
    03-25-2014 07:59 AM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    Now I'm seeing the 925 (White T-Mobile RM-893) all over Ebay for $199 - does anyone know if T-Mobile has EOL'd this phone (and if so, any clues as to the next T-Mobile Winphone (if any)?
    It hits 1 year old in June. A 1 year old phone will not sell well as a Flagship, so it is hitting a price drop turning it into an economy model. I do not think that means it is EOL in that they won't help you with it, they just can't charge a premium for it anymore. I wouldn't be surprised for them to keep it around for a bit and sell the 521 (or replacement) for $75-$100, the 925 for $200, and the 930 (931? 935?) for $500-$550.

    There are only rumors now as to "WHAT'S NEXT?!?" but those rumors are pointing to the 930...I'd expect T-Mobile to get a version of it.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-25-2014 08:03 AM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't think it's EOL right now. I think this was a good move to sell it so incredibly cheap because it's selling like crazy right now. It might become the "new" Lumia 521, which could only be a good thing for T-Mobile and WP.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-25-2014 09:03 AM
  4. docfreed's Avatar
    Thanks to both of you who answered because I want to move up from my 521 and $200 is a great price for a 925 - I'm just hoping we could get 8.1 and Nokia updates because when TMO EOL's a [phone their updates stop.

    Honestly, I don't think it's EOL right now. I think this was a good move to sell it so incredibly cheap because it's selling like crazy right now. It might become the "new" Lumia 521, which could only be a good thing for T-Mobile and WP.
    03-25-2014 09:35 AM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I don't see the 925 as a soon to be dead device.
    Seems as far as WP phones go it's still state of the art.

    Glad I got one before they disappear.
    Perhaps a perfect bridge from the 521 to whatever WP I jump to next.

    For the current low pricing and with Blue coming it may be reborn.
    Great experience so far.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-25-2014 10:35 AM
  6. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Every wp8 will get 8.1, this is asked so much it should be known.
    Moonbase0ne likes this.
    03-25-2014 10:39 AM
  7. JimWPan's Avatar
    Checked the T-Mobile site, it is around $400. One of the post suggessted that Simply Wireless is dumping their stocks. I got mine thru HSN and build date is July 2013. I guesses they are not moving the phone at all.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-25-2014 11:00 AM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    Thanks to both of you who answered because I want to move up from my 521 and $200 is a great price for a 925 - I'm just hoping we could get 8.1 and Nokia updates because when TMO EOL's a [phone their updates stop.
    I'm sure the 925 will get 8.1. Also, T-Mobile could still support the phone with updates at least for awhile after it does get EOL'd. They did this with the 810, which was a shock to those of us who have/had that phone. It was EOL'd in May last year, yet still got GDR2/Amber in August.
    03-25-2014 11:23 AM
  9. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Checked the T-Mobile site, it is around $400. One of the post suggessted that Simply Wireless is dumping their stocks. I got mine thru HSN and build date is July 2013. I guesses they are not moving the phone at all.
    Yeah. Haven't checked the eBays mentioned, but HSN and Newegg were coming from Simply Wireless which happens to be located near D.C. So my newest, soon to be viral, rumor is that these 925 prices are being subsidized by the NSA for Simply Wireless allowing them to add a special chip. ;)
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-25-2014 02:31 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Yeah. Haven't checked the eBays mentioned, but HSN and Newegg were coming from Simply Wireless which happens to be located near D.C. So my newest, soon to be viral, rumor is that these 925 prices are being subsidized by the NSA for Simply Wireless allowing them to add a special chip. ;)
    Lawl !!!
    Hard to doubt these days.
    03-25-2014 02:43 PM
  11. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Lawl !!!
    Hard to doubt these days.
    As further proof Martha and the Vandellas alluded to this back in '64 in "Dancing in the Streets" with the line "Baltimore and D.C."

    I'm telling ya, viral baby!
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-25-2014 03:45 PM
  12. Moonbase0ne's Avatar
    I just ordered this phone for $199.99 from HSN. I haven't had a Windows phone in a while and figured at this price, why not. Phone looks nice and I've heard good things about it. Only thing I don't like is no expandable memory, but it's not really a big deal. Especially since, If I do need to take more storage with me, I can simply use my cloud storage accounts or just take my other phone with more memory.

    I think at this price this phone is a good buy.
    03-25-2014 05:46 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Every wp8 will get 8.1, this is asked so much it should be known.
    Not the Lumia 810. It didn't get Black, and it won't, so lets not misinform folks out there just yet...
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    03-25-2014 05:49 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Personally, I don't think the 925 will get EOL...yet. It has probably seller a little better than both the 8X (remember that?) and the 810. T-mo to their credit actually updated both the 8X and 810 on Portico much earlier than anyone else did in the US. Then once they quietly killed both those phones off, they ended up getting Update 2 after the 521 and 925 launched with it. As we've seen, they pushed Black pretty late to the 925 and 521 (perhaps due to the Wifi calling).

    Like others have said, there's just been someone with a large stock of 925s and are selling them off. It is a great get right now through HSN or Newegg at those prices, even if t-mo came out tomorrow and said they killed off the 925.

    What I will was that I bought one via Newegg and the wireless charging option didn't work for me. I snapped the cover onto my international 925, and it charged just fine. When I bought the Newegg one last week, it was still running on Amber so I updated it first. Little things like that can kill an experience for a user, especially when it is t-mo USA we are talking about here...
    03-25-2014 05:59 PM
  15. metalchick719's Avatar
    Well, interestingly enough, there's an article on the main page this morning about T-Mobile getting a new WP codenamed "Monarch." Hmm... Makes you wonder even more now, huh?
    03-27-2014 08:50 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Well, interestingly enough, there's an article on the main page this morning about T-Mobile getting a new WP codenamed "Monarch." Hmm... Makes you wonder even more now, huh?
    I thought the Affordable Phone Act meant we could keep our old cell phone if we liked it.[/confused]
    03-27-2014 09:21 AM
  17. metalchick719's Avatar
    I thought the Affordable Phone Act meant we could keep our old cell phone if we liked it.[/confused]
    Not really following your sarcasm. I'm just making a comment based on the topic of this thread.
    03-27-2014 11:13 AM
  18. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Not really following your sarcasm..
    That's good because there isn't any! And since Professor Kenilworth retired in the '70s, there is no high quality joke analysis.

    FWIW, The fact that T-Mobile is getting a newer phone shouldn't mean they won't bring 8.1 to their 925 or 521 owners. I think we are safe.
    03-27-2014 11:38 AM
  19. metalchick719's Avatar
    That's good because there isn't any! And since Professor Kenilworth retired in the '70s, there is no high quality joke analysis.

    FWIW, The fact that T-Mobile is getting a newer phone shouldn't mean they won't bring 8.1 to their 925 or 521 owners. I think we are safe.
    Oops... I honestly thought you were being sarcastic. Affordable Phone Act??? I agree because I think the 925 and 521 should get 8.1/Blue. The 810, on the other hand? Probably not.
    03-27-2014 12:43 PM
  20. accursedvenom's Avatar
    Just did this very thing today. Getting it all updated and installing my apps again.
    03-29-2014 06:52 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Random off topic question: does anyone here use the wireless charging shells? I bought one recently and it works with my unlocked international model 925, but not the t-mobile branded one I bought through newegg two weeks ago. Both 925s I have are running Lumia black.
    03-29-2014 09:07 PM
  22. metalchick719's Avatar
    Random off topic question: does anyone here use the wireless charging shells? I bought one recently and it works with my unlocked international model 925, but not the t-mobile branded one I bought through newegg two weeks ago. Both 925s I have are running Lumia black.
    I have a red wireless charging shell and it's never given me problems with my T-Mobile 925.
    03-29-2014 09:41 PM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I have a red wireless charging shell and it's never given me problems with my T-Mobile 925.
    I do have a red wireless charging shell also. Perhaps I have a defect unit. Will see if I can get it exchanged.
    03-29-2014 11:49 PM
  24. stupidsteven's Avatar
    Kinda off subject. Anyone on AT&T get an update for their 925 and it forces you to use password for your lock screen wtf?
    03-29-2014 11:53 PM
  25. Wacky_Packy's Avatar
    The 925 is a great phone. If the phone does what you want it to do, no need to worry about EOL. It's the end of support that is the concern as it related to updates. :)
    03-30-2014 06:29 AM
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