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  1. dksf42's Avatar
    Got my black 928 last Wed, May 22 - had it all set up by Thursday, May 23 ... and showed it to my wife - an avid iPhone user (because all of her friends are iPhone users) ...

    By Thursday afternoon ... my wife SAID ... I WANT to dump my iPhone and switch to the Lumia 928 ... her reasons:

    1) Awesome low light images
    2) Live tiles
    3) People hub and connection to FB, Twitter, etc.
    4) Office INTEGRATION for her work!
    5) MUCH larger screen and higher resolution
    6) She had a 3G iPhone 4S ... and the 928 was 4G = in Silicon Valley my 928 is getting 12 to 16 DL + 5 to 6 UL .... her iPhone 4S SUCKS as far as Verizon 3G speed!
    7) COST ... she looked at the iPhone 5 but didn't make the switch due to cost as we are on grandfathered plans and HAD to purchase full price which is $649 + tax for the iPhone 5.
    8) I bought mine full price at Verizon for $499.99 + tax ... I told her that we could buy on a 12 month ":installment plan" @ $41.38 + $2 service fee per month - pay off early anytime.

    The last Bullet was the clincher ... so, her 4S is on Craigslist for $250 to $350 ... and, when sold, she can decide what to do.

    RESULT: I am DELIGHTED as she + plus her iPhone friends WOULD CONSTANTLY ask me, the hi-tech guy, about how-to do this or that ... and I had to spend time figuring that out.

    Her black model will be in Tuesday - due to the holiday weekend + Verizon screwed up (the phone arrived ON FRIDAY and is sitting in the local FedEx office waiting to be delivered on Tuesday).
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    05-26-2013 12:56 PM
  2. Bruce Bradshaw's Avatar
    I purchased the 928 on Monday morning while at the Verizon store. Received it 10am on Wednesday and had zero issues getting it setup and since then it has been working perfectly. The real experience is that I also have a Surface Pro tablet which I purchased in March and on Thursday I received a Lenovo Thinkpad T431s with Windows 8 Pro.........So needless to say, all I have been doing is getting these devices setup and synchronized. I could not be any happier with the 928 and this is my first Windows Phone after spending the past 5-6 years with Blackberry Qwerty phones. I was for sure going to get a Blackberry Q10, but with the delays and what I have learned about Microsoft's Eco-System and Office 365, I went with the Nokia 928 and without any question, it was the right decision. This 928 is incredible. I now have one operating system to use for work and personal use. I spent over 2 months getting my 20 year old POP3 personal email account contacts/hotel/airline etc changed over to Outlook and when I made the change on Wednesday, everything linked together. The Microsoft Store is so easy to use, I keep thinking that I am missing something. When our IT Manager gets back from vacation next week, he will get our Office 365 Enterprise E3 set up and the company emails will flow into the Outlook program in Office 365. The 928 is sweet, smooth, snappy, easy to understand when you get used to Windows 8. I am now a huge Nokia fan!
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    05-26-2013 04:53 PM
  3. dksf42's Avatar
    I purchased the 928 on Monday morning while at the Verizon store. Received it 10am on Wednesday and had zero issues getting it setup and since then it has been working perfectly. The real experience is that I also have a Surface Pro tablet which I purchased in March and on Thursday I received a Lenovo Thinkpad T431s with Windows 8 Pro.........So needless to say, all I have been doing is getting these devices setup and synchronized. I could not be any happier with the 928 and this is my first Windows Phone after spending the past 5-6 years with Blackberry Qwerty phones. I was for sure going to get a Blackberry Q10, but with the delays and what I have learned about Microsoft's Eco-System and Office 365, I went with the Nokia 928 and without any question, it was the right decision. This 928 is incredible. I now have one operating system to use for work and personal use. I spent over 2 months getting my 20 year old POP3 personal email account contacts/hotel/airline etc changed over to Outlook and when I made the change on Wednesday, everything linked together. The Microsoft Store is so easy to use, I keep thinking that I am missing something. When our IT Manager gets back from vacation next week, he will get our Office 365 Enterprise E3 set up and the company emails will flow into the Outlook program in Office 365. The 928 is sweet, smooth, snappy, easy to understand when you get used to Windows 8. I am now a huge Nokia fan!
    Congratulations, let me echo your experience ... we are a long time Silicon Valley based Microsoft Office 365 Partner + consultant and avid users of Office 365.

    Because Office 365 "includes" Exchange 2013 ... from the time I opened the 928 box to getting FULL SYNC FROM Exchange Office 365 to our new 928s - of all email + calendar + contacts + tasks - was less than 15 minutes!

    Added Lync 2013 + Skype + Office 2013 hub sync + re-synced to our Microsoft account for all of the apps we had purchased for our Verizon Trophies.

    Sorry for the cheap plug ... but, since Microsoft doesn't "advertise" Office 365 "properly" ... very few people even know how tightly WP8 integrates with Office 365 - especially Exchange!

    Office 365 Enterprise E3
    Last edited by dksf42; 05-26-2013 at 05:48 PM.
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    05-26-2013 05:31 PM
  4. Brother777's Avatar
    New to WP8, coming from the HP Pre2 the multitasking on it is outstanding and I was hoping the WP8 could duplicate or come close to that experience. It did not disappoint. The setup was easy and the linking of the contact info was not quite as simple as the Pre, but close enough.

    Thanks Microsoft,
    One Happy Customer
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    05-26-2013 07:49 PM
  5. deadwrong03's Avatar
    They told me I qualified over the phone for the device payment plan they even called my local store and everything to confirm but I went today and now they saying I don't qualify wtf.

    I was ready to get it too I was actually contemplating getting rid of unlimited data and/or adding a line or going the ebay/amazon route.

    I'm going to try a couple diff stores for the device payment plan this weekend the store I went to didn't sound like they knew what they were doin
    05-31-2013 12:05 PM
  6. tvuong2's Avatar
    I have but at this time I would not recommend it if you use it for business with voice mail integration. If you have a voice mail attachment in your business emails, it will not play wav files which are usually the format of voice mail attachments in your email.

    Just that one reason would have prevented me from choosing it had I known. Unfortunately, I hope Microsoft listens since this is a Windows Phone 8 problem. For the life of me, I can not understand the mindset at Microsoft for leaving this feature out. Totally ridiculous and disconnected from the business world. I guess they want everybody to be on their Microsoft Lync.

    At lease on iphones and Droids, there are solutions and apps that handles it but I have not found one here on Win 8 phone. Being new to it, I may have not found it yet. Of course Microsoft is no help in this matter at all. Used to be a Microsoft fan but lately, they are doing some really dumb things causing me to rethink any allegience I have with them.
    06-04-2013 12:16 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Just got mine today....
    Last edited by DavidinCT; 06-04-2013 at 10:31 PM.
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    06-04-2013 07:18 PM
  8. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Just got mine today....
    how did u get it? full retail? gave up unlimited data?
    06-04-2013 10:51 PM
  9. shockjay's Avatar
    Bruce - I was also a long-time BlackBerry user (Pearl, Storm1, Storm2, Torch 9850) before buying my first Windows phone two weeks ago today. A co-worker of mine has the 920 or 925 on AT&T and, after seeing it a few times, I put it on my list of possibilities along with the Galaxy S4 and the BlackBerry Z10. When it came out for $149 ($99 with $50 mail-in rebate which will be mailed this week) it sealed the deal as it was much better than the $199 price tag on the S4 and the Z10.

    I'm not too worried about the lack of apps as I feel there are more than enough to suit my needs. I am very disappointed that Verizon no longer has the unlimited data in their plans, otherwise I would like my live tiles update all day long.

    My only two gripes about the phone are minor:

    1) No hard cases available yet - UGH!!!
    2) Room for an SD card slot would have been nice.
    06-06-2013 03:20 PM
  10. deadwrong03's Avatar
    is it really using that much data to let the tiles update allday tho
    06-07-2013 06:09 AM
  11. hdebar's Avatar
    Hi all

    Like the title suggest anyone purchase the L928 or considering too buy post in here.

    If you have the device post feedback to help others that are considering the device.

    Happy Posting!
    I picked up a Lumia 928 about a week ago, sidelined my Galaxy Note 2 for it.
    I'm loving the Windows 8 interface on mobile devices (I also have a Samsung ATIV 500 with Win8) but I hate Windows 8 on my laptop and desktop.
    It's definitely made to be used on touch devices.

    But back to the phone.
    The Lumia 928 has a fantastic camera which as a professional photographer I appreciate.
    While it may not have as many apps as Android or iPhone, the apps it does have are great, Office, Outlook, Skydrive, etc.
    And most of the major app makers have stuff available here as well.
    I really like the dedicated camera button, nice feature.
    The only thing I don't like is the lack of Adobe Flash, but that more of an Adobe issue as they've stopped supporting mobile devices.

    -CyberHank
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    06-10-2013 09:18 AM
  12. incrediblehaulk's Avatar
    for those of you who have the phone, where is it manufactured? China?
    06-11-2013 01:39 AM
  13. cloakandcipher's Avatar
    Anybody notice they've dropped the price to 49.99 on Verizon?
    06-17-2013 08:17 AM
  14. CHIP72's Avatar
    New to WP8, coming from the HP Pre2 the multitasking on it is outstanding and I was hoping the WP8 could duplicate or come close to that experience. It did not disappoint. The setup was easy and the linking of the contact info was not quite as simple as the Pre, but close enough.

    Thanks Microsoft,
    One Happy Customer
    Contact information is extremely easy to link (better than any other mobile OS IMO, assuming WP8 is similar to WP7) if you have your contacts' information loaded into your web-based e-mail account rather than your phone. When you load your e-mail accounts onto your phone, all of that contact information is automatically loaded. If you have a Hotmail/web-based Outlook account, you can edit contacts' information in Hotmail/Outlook and all that information will be right there.
    06-17-2013 03:28 PM
  15. CHIP72's Avatar
    This past weekend I started actively looking for NIB Nokia Lumia 928 listings on eBay. (I have grandfathered unlimited data on one of my lines and want to have the option of dropping my second line when the contract for that line, ironically created when I bought my HTC Trophy, is completed near the end of this year.) There are currently slim pickings for the black Nokia Lumia 928. (I really don't like the look of the white-backed Lumia 928, which appears to be much more common on eBay right now.) It is possible I may buy a Lumia 928 straight from Verizon for $500, get the $25 gift card (the promotion runs through 6/23), and pay it off in 2-3 months. (The negative of buying it through Verizon rather than eBay is the lack of a "Bill Me Later" like option with no interest financing if you pay off your item within 6 months, but it appears Verizon's new full price, deferred payment option isn't too bad.)
    06-17-2013 03:36 PM
  16. jleebiker's Avatar
    for those of you who have the phone, where is it manufactured? China?
    China.
    06-17-2013 05:06 PM
  17. mrlugo88's Avatar
    So I have a S3 and am seriously considering the 928 tomorrow. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is if I can use it as a hotspot for my computer and ps3. I rooted my s3 and was able to bypass the having to pay thing. Is that possible on the 928?
    06-28-2013 01:44 PM
  18. nufan947's Avatar
    So I have a S3 and am seriously considering the 928 tomorrow. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is if I can use it as a hotspot for my computer and ps3. I rooted my s3 and was able to bypass the having to pay thing. Is that possible on the 928?
    As far as I know, no. I'm assuming you are using unlimited data. If you're on a share everything plan, tethering is included. Otherwise I'm pretty sure you'd have to pay extra.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-28-2013 02:11 PM
  19. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    As far as I know, no. I'm assuming you are using unlimited data. If you're on a share everything plan, tethering is included. Otherwise I'm pretty sure you'd have to pay extra.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Yeah, you may have to actually comply with their terms of service and not break the law. Poor guy
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    06-28-2013 02:26 PM
  20. mrlugo88's Avatar
    I figure if they get over on me I do the same. Oh well. I'm at the VZW store now. The rep is telling me its only good for the camera.
    06-28-2013 03:02 PM
  21. nufan947's Avatar
    I figure if they get over on me I do the same. Oh well. I'm at the VZW store now. The rep is telling me its only good for the camera.
    Sadly a lot of VZW store experiences are like that.... Criminally underinformed and weirdly biased against it. When I went to check it out I said I was looking for the Lumia 928 and he gave me a blank stare and then just started walking randomly to the back of the store. He walked past the display and I said 'it's right there,' and he just sort of laughed. *****.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-28-2013 03:09 PM
  22. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I figure if they get over on me I do the same. Oh well. I'm at the VZW store now. The rep is telling me its only good for the camera.
    That's garbage. Don't let him tell you that. Make a decision based on independent reading & research not on what some putts in a store says.
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    06-28-2013 03:25 PM
  23. mrlugo88's Avatar
    Well I am now a proud owner of a black 928. Despite the rep telling me this has less apps than Blackberry (my wife has Z10 and talk about no apps) I picked it up. Have no need for a million apps that do the same thing.

    At any rate love the feel of this phone. All black looks nice, especially with this deep rich black screen. Camera is top notch, which I expected. Just a brief description of my very brief time with it. Anyways glad I made the switch.
    06-28-2013 03:42 PM
  24. nufan947's Avatar
    Well I am now a proud owner of a black 928. Despite the rep telling me this has less apps than Blackberry (my wife has Z10 and talk about no apps) I picked it up. Have no need for a million apps that do the same thing.

    At any rate love the feel of this phone. All black looks nice, especially with this deep rich black screen. Camera is top notch, which I expected. Just a brief description of my very brief time with it. Anyways glad I made the switch.
    Welcome aboard! I'm finally going to get mine Sunday after months of prowling these boards!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-28-2013 03:48 PM
  25. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Well I am now a proud owner of a black 928. Despite the rep telling me this has less apps than Blackberry (my wife has Z10 and talk about no apps) I picked it up. Have no need for a million apps that do the same thing.

    At any rate love the feel of this phone. All black looks nice, especially with this deep rich black screen. Camera is top notch, which I expected. Just a brief description of my very brief time with it. Anyways glad I made the switch.
    Congratulations, man! I didn't know they were carrying black in the stores now. How do your buttons look? Flawless & white?
    06-28-2013 03:58 PM
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