08-25-2014 06:23 PM
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  1. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Just had delivered a phone from eBay that sounded used but as the seller says, in "great" condition. When I asked the seller about making sure I got a clean screen, his answer was canned and cloy. Imagine my shock finding a brand new TMO box, all the paperwork, and charger. Warranty. No earbuds. Can you live with that?

    Great Condition Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone for T Mobile 610214632081 | eBay

    Updating to 8.1 via Preview for Developers as I type.
    08-14-2014 05:13 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Heck of a deal!

    Gratzo!
    08-14-2014 05:23 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Nice, thanks for posting this. Now get the wireless charging shell for cheap from eBay for about $17!
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    08-14-2014 05:45 PM
  4. paperchasin's Avatar
    Excellent, thanks!
    08-14-2014 11:53 PM
  5. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Here's a bizarre update: The phone is defective. It can't "see" any SIM that I put in, tried four, different carriers, none will even let me dial 611.

    Seller did promptly offer me a refund or replacement. But I checked, it's under warranty. I'll think I'll just send it to Nokia and have them lay their hands on it.

    My bad luck. What a beautiful phone. Got it all updated to 8.1 Update w/o problem. Still on Black.
    Guytronic and xandros9 like this.
    08-15-2014 06:02 PM
  6. wbknudsen's Avatar
    That's not good. I just placed an order for one today. I thought it was to good to be true, there also doesn't seem to be a lot of takers on this steal of a deal. Anybody else here take a shot at this?
    08-15-2014 08:59 PM
  7. docfreed's Avatar
    Yeah, I ordered yesterday also - supposed to arrive on Tuesday so I'll report back when it comes. I'm not too worried since we can always get a refund - this seller has a good reputation. Also, just because the OP got a new phone does not mean that we're going to get the same deal.

    That's not good. I just placed an order for one today. I thought it was to good to be true, there also doesn't seem to be a lot of takers on this steal of a deal. Anybody else here take a shot at this?
    08-16-2014 04:37 AM
  8. wbknudsen's Avatar
    I'm more worried about the lack of comments about the deal, almost as if people are aware that the phones won't work. This is a very good price for an awesome phone. I do understand that we won't be getting the same deal as the original poster, maybe we'll actually get one that has been tested to work. The term "Great Condition" is rather subjective at this point.



    Yeah, I ordered yesterday also - supposed to arrive on Tuesday so I'll report back when it comes. I'm not too worried since we can always get a refund - this seller has a good reputation. Also, just because the OP got a new phone does not mean that we're going to get the same deal.
    08-16-2014 08:57 AM
  9. docfreed's Avatar
    I'm concerned too because I think the lack of TMO's Cyan update relates less to a WiFi calling mod and more to an imminent EOL on TMO's part. And of course, most folks don't want to buy a 2 year old phone locked to TMO because of their habit of suddenly discontinuing support. BTW, the same seller was selling White, NIB 925's (TMO) for $199 not too long ago (probably the remnants of a warehouse place shedding inventory) - these may be the last of his inventory and he's just looking to get rid of them.
    I'm more worried about the lack of comments about the deal, almost as if people are aware that the phones won't work. This is a very good price for an awesome phone. I do understand that we won't be getting the same deal as the original poster, maybe we'll actually get one that has been tested to work. The term "Great Condition" is rather subjective at this point.
    08-16-2014 11:01 AM
  10. wbknudsen's Avatar
    T-Mobile is always a concern especially with Windows Phone. This phone is just over a year old and I would hate to think they have EOL'd it (as far as updates are concerned). I know they aren't selling them anymore but this would be poor form for T-Mobile, something they aren't afraid to do like they did with the 810. I am clinging to hope that they won't pull this stunt again and I feel pretty confident they will update this phone to Cyan, beyond that is probably a no go.

    I'm concerned too because I think the lack of TMO's Cyan update relates less to a WiFi calling mod and more to an imminent EOL on TMO's part. And of course, most folks don't want to buy a 2 year old phone locked to TMO because of their habit of suddenly discontinuing support. BTW, the same seller was selling White, NIB 925's (TMO) for $199 not too long ago (probably the remnants of a warehouse place shedding inventory) - these may be the last of his inventory and he's just looking to get rid of them.
    08-16-2014 02:36 PM
  11. AV2RY's Avatar
    What happened to 810? I know they didn't update 710 to 7.8.
    And I still can't update 925 to 8.1. I unlocked it, but don't think it has anything to do with the update
    08-16-2014 03:12 PM
  12. wbknudsen's Avatar
    From what I've read, it was a T-Mobile exclusive Windows Phone 8 device that got pulled 6 months after it went on sale and was never updated with the Lumia Black firmware.
    The 925 on T-Mobile as of now, can only be updated via the Preview for Developers program.

    What happened to 810? I know they didn't update 710 to 7.8.
    And I still can't update 925 to 8.1. I unlocked it, but don't think it has anything to do with the update
    08-16-2014 03:51 PM
  13. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    What happened to 810? I know they didn't update 710 to 7.8.
    And I still can't update 925 to 8.1. I unlocked it, but don't think it has anything to do with the update
    I have no idea if TMO will roll out 8.1 and Update for the 925. It all came to pass just fine with Preview for Developers. Still on Black, but honestly, I can't see that Cyan is something I can't live without.
    08-16-2014 07:12 PM
  14. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    To the guys who bought phones from this link and seller, please keep us updated. I mean, really, there is no way this seller could foist off hundreds of bad phones and have the rating he does. FWIW, I do have a track record of amazing bad luck in matters like this.
    08-16-2014 07:15 PM
  15. docfreed's Avatar
    Mine is supposed to arrive on Tuesday - I'll report back


    To the guys who bought phones from this link and seller, please keep us updated. I mean, really, there is no way this seller could foist off hundreds of bad phones and have the rating he does. FWIW, I do have a track record of amazing bad luck in matters like this.
    08-16-2014 07:22 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    From what I've read, it was a T-Mobile exclusive Windows Phone 8 device that got pulled 6 months after it went on sale and was never updated with the Lumia Black firmware.
    The 925 on T-Mobile as of now, can only be updated via the Preview for Developers program.
    Actually, when Cyan and 8.1 was announced, T-Mobile did mention that it'll update the 925 and 510 respectfully. Just waiting for it to happen at the moment.
    08-16-2014 07:43 PM
  17. wbknudsen's Avatar
    I ordered on Friday and it should be here early next week. I will for sure keep the thread updated with the outcome of this. It's to bad about your outcome, I just hope we don't have the same type of luck.
    To the guys who bought phones from this link and seller, please keep us updated. I mean, really, there is no way this seller could foist off hundreds of bad phones and have the rating he does. FWIW, I do have a track record of amazing bad luck in matters like this.
    08-16-2014 07:45 PM
  18. wbknudsen's Avatar
    I feel pretty confident that the 925 on T-Mobile will get the Cyan update, I was talking about the 810 and T-Mobile abandoning the phone.

    Actually, when Cyan and 8.1 was announced, T-Mobile did mention that it'll update the 925 and 510 respectfully. Just waiting for it to happen at the moment.
    08-16-2014 07:47 PM
  19. AV2RY's Avatar
    The 925 on T-Mobile as of now, can only be updated via the Preview for Developers program.
    I have DP and can't get 8.1. Still error come up
    08-16-2014 07:52 PM
  20. eshy's Avatar
    I just sent a 925 in for the same problem. It would rarely connect to T-Mo's network and when it did if you tried to make a call it would just drop.

    I got the phone from Nokia's DVLUP program, so nothing fishy there. It's just a lemon. Free UPS shipping to Nokia for service makes it ok but I really wish the reps at the Microsoft Store would have just replaced it for me
    08-16-2014 07:58 PM
  21. eshy's Avatar
    Actually, when Cyan and 8.1 was announced, T-Mobile did mention that it'll update the 925 and 510 respectfully. Just waiting for it to happen at the moment.
    It's 521..
    08-16-2014 07:59 PM
  22. Zulfigar's Avatar
    It's 521..
    Good point haha, I guess I recalled the 710 and 810. My bad!
    08-16-2014 08:10 PM
  23. wbknudsen's Avatar
    Sorry, not sure what to tell ya. I haven't had any trouble getting 8.1 along with update 1 on my 925.

    I have DP and can't get 8.1. Still error come up
    08-16-2014 08:14 PM
  24. mark233's Avatar
    To the guys who bought phones from this link and seller, please keep us updated. I mean, really, there is no way this seller could foist off hundreds of bad phones and have the rating he does. FWIW, I do have a track record of amazing bad luck in matters like this.
    I bought two 925's from this seller when he had new ones listed for $199. They were new, and sealed just as the offer advertised. Both phones are activated and the users have had no problems with them. So I'd trust the seller and would buy from him again. But like anything else, no matter what you buy from wherever or from whoever, there exists the possibility of faulty product --- new or used.
    RumoredNow and Guytronic like this.
    08-17-2014 08:34 AM
  25. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    A note about the 925 generally, not this topic. I think I have appreciation for beauty. The kind of beauty that transcends time or money. I grew up in an artsy family in an artsy community. I like to think I've got some insight into these matters.

    Anyway, the 925 is a masterpiece of industrial design type of beauty. It's a joy to look at, let alone hold or use. My sister was over today and I showed her the phone and told her my tale of woe. And of my opinion of its esthetics. She then showed me a picture on her iPhone 4................what a frickin' clunker! Fat, heavy, and I never liked that screen/phone proportion.

    I think my 810 is pretty nice, but the 925 blows it away.

    Long live the 925. Or, similar successors.
    mark233 likes this.
    08-17-2014 05:50 PM
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