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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sounds like someone is taking advantage of the sudden scarcity of the T-Mo 925.
    08-21-2014 11:01 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Sounds like someone is taking advantage of the sudden scarcity of the T-Mo 925.
    It's funny when it was available for $199 brand new there were not that many takers, heck I had a hard time selling a couple for $170 or so, totally like new and now everyone is trying to grab one....such irony...
    08-21-2014 11:25 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think there are a lot of bargain hunters lured in by the 521 that are looking to step up in hardware, but still need to stick to a budget.

    On T-Mo, right now, that means a used 925.
    08-21-2014 11:47 AM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    I think there are a lot of bargain hunters lured in by the 521 that are looking to step up in hardware, but still need to stick to a budget.

    On T-Mo, right now, that means a used 925.
    The irony is that the 810 is a lot cheaper and probably the one phone that runs WP8.1.1 Developer Preview without any hassles compared to the 925:-)
    08-21-2014 01:47 PM
  5. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    The irony is that the 810 is a lot cheaper and probably the one phone that runs WP8.1.1 Developer Preview without any hassles compared to the 925:-)
    Close, but no kewpie doll. I have had an 810 for a year, and with 8.1 DP, I now love it. I considered buying a 925 a year ago, but I'm really down on non-replaceable batteries and no SD memory. But if I want Wifi Calling - and I so do! - it's either the 925 or the basic 521/635. Ditto, 925 or 635 for LTE. I have decided that I will force myself to live with the battery/SD issues to gain more important features.

    I can't afford phones on the cutting edge. I think the 925 will hold me until TMO comes out with some phones on the 700mhz bands which will give building penetration like Verizon does on the 850mhz band.

    Yes, if you don't care about WFC or LTE, the 810 is a wonderful phone. In the right locations, I get 8-10 mb/sec downloads on the basic 4G.

    YMMV.
    08-21-2014 08:55 PM
  6. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Hi, OP here. It sounds like a lot of these 925's have issues. Considering my two came in TM boxes with most things, it's a mystery. For one thing, how does a party get almost 300 phones that appear to be new, but they all have problems? Or, at least, some of them? That's not a business model for success.

    I'm going to ask for an RMA on my first phone, since I'm stuck in Nokia Customer Avoidance hell on that one, and try another warranty repair on my second phone tomorrow. The only other option is to spend another $40 or so on eBay.
    08-21-2014 09:00 PM
  7. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    My updates on my updates! I now have both phones working just fine on a new prepaid TMO plan. I wanted to eliminate any possible variable with my Metro account. Cutting to the chase, the problems on TWO 925's seem to be due to bad phone/SIM contacts. Yup, simple as that. The longer version, as I told my brother:

    Thinking about sudden phone loss, failure, and Metro being unable to just swap a SIM policy, ("Be prepared! It's the Boy Scout marching song...") I decided to set up a new TM account as backup. Could forward Metro number to it in the short haul. New plan: only $3/mo, which includes 30 minutes of talk or text, no data. Over 30 minutes, eaten up as 10 cents/min. Data can be added separately on daily, weekly, monthly plans, but hey, that's why the goddess made wifi.

    At the TM store, we set this up and installed the new SIM into 925B.......and nothing happened. "No service." Same old ****. OK, a bad phone. But for the amount of money, I kept the plan.

    I came home. The new TM SIM worked fine in my 810. And then, it started working in 925B, too! But it dropped many times per hour to "No Service," even as the bars pretty well tracked with my 810. My conclusion: the 925 isn't any 810 on the radio side. Worse than your LG!

    When I put the new SIM into 925A, the one that refused to "see" any SIM, ever, it started working! When I tested with an AT&T SIM, it asked for the unlock code, as it should.

    So, back to 925B again, with it's frequent dropped signals. It's now fine.

    Conclusion: ****ty phone/SIM contacts endemic to the model. Frequent insertion and removal of SIM's took care of corrosion.

    I guess I'll go to the Metro store tomorrow and register the 925B with them.
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    08-23-2014 03:43 PM
  8. wiseguywood's Avatar
    Paul, glad to see you got both of your phones going. I am looking forward to mine arriving Monday or Tuesday. I have a spare foreign sim that is unactivated in case I need to test it.
    08-23-2014 06:05 PM
  9. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Paul, glad to see you got both of your phones going. I am looking forward to mine arriving Monday or Tuesday. I have a spare foreign sim that is unactivated in case I need to test it.
    Good luck! Yesterday I bought on eBay a Mexican TelCel SIM, and new ATT and TMO ones. So cheap, good to have sitting around or when I may travel again to Mexico someday. But frankly, with the US/Mexico programs from TM or Metro, and Wifi Calling, not as important as I once did some ten years ago.

    As a total aside, I see that when on WFC, my battery usage is only .4% per hour, giving a hypothetical 11 days standby time. The lowest I've ever seen on cellular is double that.
    08-23-2014 08:47 PM
  10. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    UPDATE # Something: One phone is up and running beautifully; I felt good enough after testing everything function I could think of that I went and had Metro transfer the SIM to this phone. I have put on a tempered glass screen protector, almost installed itself, no bubbles, just beautiful. And a clear plastic case, almost invisible.

    The manager at the Metro store looked at my phone, turning it around and proclaimed, "Very nice!" Indeed.

    The other phone seems to have an issue when pushing the volume control. Just a little black bar shows, no numbers or anything. It has self-repaired twice with a hard reset. Maybe this second one will be the charm.
    08-25-2014 02:38 PM
  11. wiseguywood's Avatar
    Looks like 1 more day, I wasn't home when the USPS showed up, I had to list it as a hold and I'll have to pick it up tomorrow.
    -------
    Got it, looked flawless and even though it didn't have the original screen cover on it, not a scratch. Still updating it, I didn't do a restore from one of my other Windows Phones, so I can start with what I want now and not what I did 6 months ago. Nice phone so far and with LTE in it, even better.
    Last edited by wiseguywood; 08-28-2014 at 01:55 AM.
    08-25-2014 06:23 PM
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