08-20-2013 08:22 AM
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  1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Not sure if everyone has noticed, Verizon is running a big promotion, I have seen it on ABC, NBC, History, Discovery and New England Sports Network (I have seen the ads myself on all these channels). It's about Verizon having the best network and if you look, they are all using a 928 (some black some white) and they show the face of it with the widows keys. At the end of the ad, you can see them pushing the 928 free on a 2 year contract.. I tried to see if I could find it on Youtube but, could not find it...

    I think this is why the price is free now, and who ever is saying Verizon is not promoting this phone needs to get over it, they are pushing it.
    hopmedic and coip like this.
    08-13-2013 02:40 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    If they really want WP to succeed they would fix the sales rep problem. After all sales reps don't run the company and should be doing what the corporation wants, right?
    I agree with you, but I don't know what the culture is like inside Verizon. Another problem, though, is the question of how much control they have over the independent resellers that bear the Verizon name.
    08-13-2013 03:24 PM
  3. coip's Avatar
    Did anyone here go into a Verizon store in the week or so after Halo: Spartan Assault launched? I wondered if they had any in-store displays or promotions for it, since they had it exclusive for 30 days. I've seen a few banner ads for it on tech websites I visit, but I never saw a TV spot for it.

    The 928 is such a great phone. In my opinion the 1020 is the only other phone that is better than it (the 925 is pretty awesome too, but I like the 928's Xenon flash, built-in wireless charging, and 32GB of space). For free, this thing should be constantly out of stock. I wish there weren't so many ignorant customers out there.
    08-13-2013 11:16 PM
  4. btyanks's Avatar
    Lol. I bought this phone through amazon wireless for free a couple of days ago when the phone was $99.99 on verizon. Lo and behold! It is now free through verizon now.
    08-14-2013 12:20 AM
  5. lippidp's Avatar
    I can stomach a price change like this. Some Android phones get the same treatment. What I can't understand is that I JUST effing bought this phone the end of July!!! NOW it's free!?! I could have saved myself about $140. I mean, it hasn't even been out that long. So pretty much in almost exactly 3 months on the market, it goes from $99 Verizon flagship Windows Phone - to $0. This is the HTC Thunderbolt fiasco all over again! Ugh.
    Dude, you gotta know that prices come down over time. If you didn't know that before, now you do. My own personal policy is to never spend more than a penny on a contract phone.
    Laura Knotek and hopmedic like this.
    08-14-2013 12:46 AM
  6. irvin792's Avatar
    Dude, you gotta know that prices come down over time. If you didn't know that before, now you do. My own personal policy is to never spend more than a penny on a contract phone.
    my exception was the 920 (nov 2012 paid $50.00 and got wireless charger and Nokia purity ear buds)

    I got both the Focus and the titan for 1 penny
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-14-2013 12:50 AM
  7. gab1972's Avatar
    Dude, you gotta know that prices come down over time. If you didn't know that before, now you do. My own personal policy is to never spend more than a penny on a contract phone.
    I get that. I realize that. But what I'm saying is that not many phones go free in less than 3 months! Had I known WP were on that kind of schedule, I'd have waited a few more weeks and got this thing for free. Besides, most phones start like $150/$200, go down by $50 or so when something new comes out, and then free when the next BIG thing comes out. I wasn't expecting this all to happen in less than 3 months.

    So I'm not complaining about the price reduction - just the frequency at which it happened. And really, I'd be even more pissed had I got this and then a few days later it went free. Luck of the draw I guess.
    08-14-2013 07:23 AM
  8. gkrew's Avatar
    The HTC 8X is also free. I do not think it is because they are not selling. I was upset back in the day when I first switched to Verizon that my Motorola was free for new customers 3 months after I got it but that is just how the mobile device market works. I have gotten the Droid Incredible and Droid Incredible 4G for free so I am not surprised. Verizon will still charge the upgrade fee but note that their new plans that do not have the upgrade fee are coming next month. I am not sure this deal will co-exist with the new plans but you never know. The Lumia 822 was free when I got my 928 in May this year.
    08-14-2013 08:07 AM
  9. gtdad's Avatar
    The 928 is free because they are trying to steal the attention away from the ATT exclusive of the 1020. It's that simple.
    08-14-2013 12:27 PM
  10. FaTROBoT97's Avatar
    Two things.

    1) The 928 doesn't cost Verizon as much as the Galaxy S4 does. Full retail is $449 on a 928 where the S4 is $649. So they have more room to move on the price to attract customers.
    2) Reps in stores push people away from it because it doesn't have that many accessories to sell with it cause reps are graded on there accessory take rate now more than they ever were
    08-14-2013 12:35 PM
  11. P O's Avatar
    I feel gypped. I paid $9.50 for mine including shipping through AMZN 3 weeks ago . With the 1020 coming out in a few months thats how it works. Not the best way to endear yourself to your customers but as a longtime VZ customer I can tell you that carrier these days is one word: marketing. Im including their tech support people. Ive forgotten more bout the 928 in 3 weeks that their "hard reset" tech support claim to know. They just want to sell phones and move on to the next order
    08-14-2013 01:37 PM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    I feel gypped. I paid $9.50 for mine including shipping through AMZN 3 weeks ago . With the 1020 coming out in a few months thats how it works. Not the best way to endear yourself to your customers but as a longtime VZ customer I can tell you that carrier these days is one word: marketing. Im including their tech support people. Ive forgotten more bout the 928 in 3 weeks that their "hard reset" tech support claim to know. They just want to sell phones and move on to the next order
    you feel gypped for paying a measly $9 including shipping, three weeks ago? Really?
    DavidinCT and hopmedic like this.
    08-14-2013 02:05 PM
  13. ajst222's Avatar
    The 928 seems to be selling well. I am just guessing that Verizon is trying to boost the sales. Might not be permanent. Who knows.
    08-14-2013 03:04 PM
  14. sdreamer's Avatar
    Think its more strategy to fend off the 1020 on ATT.
    08-14-2013 03:20 PM
  15. btyanks's Avatar
    I think it is a way to get more customers hooked on windows phone.
    08-14-2013 09:01 PM
  16. staticz's Avatar
    Finally picked up a 928 today at my local vzw corporate store. Spoke with an awesome sales rep who claimed to be activating several 928's everyday. I asked him how many they move and he said 'a lot of 928s but not many of the 8x.'

    While I was waiting for him to grab mine I listened to another rep try to persuade a kid to go with android instead. He stuck to his guns and got a 928 as well :D
    diego15nets and coip like this.
    08-14-2013 10:48 PM
  17. diego15nets's Avatar
    I currently have a 822 (has served me really well), but this is steal for a premium device like the 928 (32 gb built-in, beautiful screen, wireless charging, xenon flash). Reading about the improvements GDR2 brings to the device made me order a black 928. Hopefully the OTA update is available soon so I don't have to manually flash it.
    08-15-2013 12:23 AM
  18. Tepid's Avatar
    About 2 years ago, my wife and I went from an old LG sudo-smart phone to a Windows 7 Phone
    She was complaining that no one had one, why would she want one.
    She wanted an Android or iPhone. I told her, no.
    We got 2 HTC Arrive from Sprint.
    She was still complaining a bit about she being the only one that had this phone.
    So, fast forward to now.... We switched back to Verizon and the 928, she loves her Windows Phone.
    Her mom is staying with us for a bit, and she was given an Android.
    My wife sat down with this phone and started trying to use it.
    Should be easy right? Nope, this thing is a nightmare compared to the new Windows Phones.
    We handed her mom my wifes 928 and she loves it, but is not able to switch to it as it has been too long, she is stuck with the Android for 2 years. And she is really disappointed, she would love to have the 928 right now.

    Moral of the story?

    Windows Phones do in fact smoke the competition in flexibility and ease of use.

    So what if the other guys have more apps, that doesn't mean jack in the long run.

    If you are deciding on a new phone, do not hesitate to seriously consider any Windows Phone 8.
    The 928 is an excellent product, and the Windows Phone OS is an excellent choice.

    The new Amber Update has also made this phone even better.
    08-17-2013 06:23 PM
  19. pechio's Avatar
    About 2 years ago, my wife and I went from an old LG sudo-smart phone to a Windows 7 Phone
    She was complaining that no one had one, why would she want one.
    She wanted an Android or iPhone. I told her, no.
    We got 2 HTC Arrive from Sprint.
    She was still complaining a bit about she being the only one that had this phone.
    So, fast forward to now.... We switched back to Verizon and the 928, she loves her Windows Phone.
    Her mom is staying with us for a bit, and she was given an Android.
    My wife sat down with this phone and started trying to use it.
    Should be easy right? Nope, this thing is a nightmare compared to the new Windows Phones.
    We handed her mom my wifes 928 and she loves it, but is not able to switch to it as it has been too long, she is stuck with the Android for 2 years. And she is really disappointed, she would love to have the 928 right now.

    Moral of the story?

    Windows Phones do in fact smoke the competition in flexibility and ease of use.

    So what if the other guys have more apps, that doesn't mean jack in the long run.

    If you are deciding on a new phone, do not hesitate to seriously consider any Windows Phone 8.
    The 928 is an excellent product, and the Windows Phone OS is an excellent choice.

    The new Amber Update has also made this phone even better.
    Don't you forget to mention that the windows phone 8 does not wirelessly sync music?
    08-17-2013 07:42 PM
  20. Tepid's Avatar
    Don't you forget to mention that the windows phone 8 does not wirelessly sync music?
    I don't see that as a show stopper.
    If others do, so be it, I think that would be a dumb decision.

    However, you can synch through Bluetooth with a Surface Pro to the Lumia 928, I would assume other devices.
    You will have to pair them, they will not stay connected, but once paired
    You can use the BlueTooth icon on the Surface Pro to send and receive files via bluetooth, to and from the 928.
    You can also select several files to send at once from the Surface to the phone, They will all go where they are supposed to
    The process can be slow with large files, but it does work.

    You can also receive files, but you can only do one files at a time.
    So, while this is not full Wireless Synch, there is some capability to Bluetooth for this purpose.
    Last edited by Tepid; 08-18-2013 at 05:03 PM.
    08-18-2013 02:52 PM
  21. P O's Avatar
    sarcasm. VZ introduced the 928 mid May as a $99(with contract) flagship windows phone. Less than 3 months later VZ's flagship is free.
    08-20-2013 08:22 AM
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