1. AR2186's Avatar
    I just got my hands on a 928 from a friend in our tech group. Verizon sent it to us to try out, so it's not the "final" version. I know there were a lot of questions on what software it would run, so I thought I'd shed some light on the one I am using (running portico). Of note, it looks like they took out the ability to change in internet APN, and you still can not change the MMS APN. It doesn't look like MMS/Threaded Text messages has been fixed yet

    The phone feels great in my hands. Truth be told I didnt really like the 920 when I checked it out in the Microsoft Store, but I do really like the 928. My 8x is definitely nicer in the hand, but the build quality on the 928 feels great and it doesnt seem anywhere near as fragile. The AMOLED screen is great for WP8 with the dark background, it really blends in nicely and is a significant improvement from my 8x.
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    05-14-2013 12:37 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    I wonder how your 8x felt taking pictures of it's replacement...
    05-14-2013 12:41 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    What are you redacting from the pics?
    05-14-2013 12:50 PM
  4. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    No group MMS is still infuriating.
    05-14-2013 12:59 PM
  5. AR2186's Avatar
    I wonder how your 8x felt taking pictures of it's replacement...
    My girlfriend has been eyeing my 8x for a while, only hangup was Instagram, but she's finally had enough of her Iphone 4gs.

    What are you redacting from the pics?
    Took out any phone identification numbers just to be safe
    05-14-2013 01:04 PM
  6. carajean's Avatar
    I think the white one is going to be the most popular I barely see any reviews with the black one with the matte finish.
    05-14-2013 01:38 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    I think the white one is going to be the most popular I barely see any reviews with the black one with the matte finish.
    Agreed. Let's hope they stock the stores with white, and don't repeat the pain that it was to get a color other than black with the 822.
    05-14-2013 01:39 PM
  8. markk132's Avatar
    No group MMS is still infuriating.
    unbelievable, outrageous, inexplicable, ridiculous, unacceptable, etc. I can't possibly think of enough adjectives to describe the omission of group messaging on the biggest carrier in the US. Even if/when it's fixed, I'm just dying to know the reason why Verizon is the ONLY carrier out of every carrier worldwide who could not support this feature..
    05-14-2013 02:16 PM
  9. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    unbelievable, outrageous, inexplicable, ridiculous, unacceptable, etc. I can't possibly think of enough adjectives to describe the omission of group messaging on the biggest carrier in the US. Even if/when it's fixed, I'm just dying to know the reason why Verizon is the ONLY carrier out of every carrier worldwide who could not support this feature..
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I had read that they had it turned off for security reasons. Allegedly it is supposed to get turned back on with a future update, but I have not seen a time table for it.
    05-14-2013 02:36 PM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    unbelievable, outrageous, inexplicable, ridiculous, unacceptable, etc. I can't possibly think of enough adjectives to describe the omission of group messaging on the biggest carrier in the US. Even if/when it's fixed, I'm just dying to know the reason why Verizon is the ONLY carrier out of every carrier worldwide who could not support this feature..
    Dude chill. They already said its coming this month.
    05-14-2013 02:45 PM
  11. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Dude chill. They already said its coming this month.
    Did they? Where?
    05-14-2013 03:40 PM
  12. AR2186's Avatar
    Did they? Where?
    I can confirm that, they told me back in March to expect it at the end of Q2 2013

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/car...2q-2013-a.html
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    05-14-2013 03:42 PM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    FM radio ?
    05-14-2013 04:38 PM
  14. Rick2340's Avatar
    FM radio ?
    I believe FM radio is going to be a part of the Amber software update this summer.
    05-14-2013 05:01 PM
  15. AR2186's Avatar
    Didn't see it, but didn't specifically look once I saw it was portico
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    05-14-2013 05:09 PM
  16. MarkyD311's Avatar
    unbelievable, outrageous, inexplicable, ridiculous, unacceptable, etc. I can't possibly think of enough adjectives to describe the omission of group messaging on the biggest carrier in the US. Even if/when it's fixed, I'm just dying to know the reason why Verizon is the ONLY carrier out of every carrier worldwide who could not support this feature..
    ...Especially when group messaging works on VZW Android phones...at least, on my DNA, S3, and RAZR MAXX...and of course my iPhone. I don't understand why VZW would cripple this ONLY on WP8.
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    05-14-2013 08:35 PM
  17. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    I can confirm that, they told me back in March to expect it at the end of Q2 2013

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/car...2q-2013-a.html
    No, they did not tell you to expect it. They told you it was possible.

    Possible is very different than "expect it." Possible means it may come, but it may not, and really, they're not promising anything.
    You've received "on-the-record" bug responses that are generic and mostly meant to stop people from ******** rather than tell them anything, and you've received "off-the-record" stuff from whoknows that, frankly, is likely off-the-record for a reason.

    When Verizon comes out and publicly says "hey, we're fixing this in this patch" I'll get excited. For right now it's Verizon saying they'll possibly fix it, possibly not, and some dude on the internet claiming his buddy at Verizon is promising a fix. We don't know who you are, don't know who this buddy is (is he a product manager on WP? Is he an engineer? Is he just some QA guy or some accountant or some PR guy that doesn't really know the product pipeline in-depth enough for a true timeframe?), and we don't even know if Verizon cares enough to get this resolved, as it could be something hugely time intensive and outside of their hands.
    05-15-2013 08:34 AM
  18. AR2186's Avatar
    No, they did not tell you to expect it. They told you it was possible.

    Possible is very different than "expect it." Possible means it may come, but it may not, and really, they're not promising anything.
    You've received "on-the-record" bug responses that are generic and mostly meant to stop people from ******** rather than tell them anything, and you've received "off-the-record" stuff from whoknows that, frankly, is likely off-the-record for a reason.

    When Verizon comes out and publicly says "hey, we're fixing this in this patch" I'll get excited. For right now it's Verizon saying they'll possibly fix it, possibly not, and some dude on the internet claiming his buddy at Verizon is promising a fix. We don't know who you are, don't know who this buddy is (is he a product manager on WP? Is he an engineer? Is he just some QA guy or some accountant or some PR guy that doesn't really know the product pipeline in-depth enough for a true timeframe?), and we don't even know if Verizon cares enough to get this resolved, as it could be something hugely time intensive and outside of their hands.
    Actually I can confirm it, I received calls from two VZW third level corp reps on the subject. The email I got is a classic CYA and acknowledgement of the problem. They spent two weeks looking into it and spoke with the internal windows phone dev team...
    05-15-2013 08:39 AM
  19. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Actually I can confirm it, I received calls from two VZW third level corp reps on the subject. The email I got is a classic CYA and acknowledgement of the problem. They spent two weeks looking into it and spoke with the internal windows phone dev team...

    Well, so long as the only confirmation is phone calls from AR2186 on wpcentral.com, I'm waiting until Verizon puts something in writing before I get overjoyed.
    05-15-2013 11:33 AM
  20. AR2186's Avatar
    Well, so long as the only confirmation is phone calls from AR2186 on wpcentral.com, I'm waiting until Verizon puts something in writing before I get overjoyed.
    I've seen a number of other people on these forums receive similar information from Verizon support after I got that email.

    Seperately, what's your deal? Absolutely no need for the hostility, everyone here is just trying to help each other out. If its really that big a deal, go to AT&T or get a different phone on Verizon.
    05-15-2013 12:01 PM

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