01-10-2015 06:53 AM
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  1. fredd's Avatar
    Just noticed that the 928 is no longer listed on Verizon.
    01-07-2015 12:04 PM
  2. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Well it is a nearly 2 year old phone. It's less crazy than removing the icon.
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    01-07-2015 12:05 PM
  3. fredd's Avatar
    Agree... I guess the point I was trying to make is that there isnt any Lumia phones left on Verizon.
    01-07-2015 12:09 PM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Agree... I guess the point I was trying to make is that there isnt any Lumia phones left on Verizon.
    Lmao I just told my friend about this(we work with Microsoft), they probably are trying to make the HTC a relevant thing by removing any competition. Smh.
    01-07-2015 12:57 PM
  5. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    Either that, or they are getting ready for new devices....at least I hope so
    01-07-2015 01:30 PM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Is it possible that Microsoft wanted to remove 'nokia lumia' from being sold right now? I mean it just seems strange to remove likely what sre the best selling devices and leave something like the m8 and the se.
    01-07-2015 02:47 PM
  7. xrs22's Avatar
    Is this the line for Rioting?
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    01-07-2015 03:09 PM
  8. maevinj's Avatar
    That explains how I got a case for the 928 yesterday on their site for 1.99 plus tax with free shipping!
    01-07-2015 03:45 PM
  9. stephen_az's Avatar
    Just noticed that the 928 is no longer listed on Verizon.
    This not a surprise and the presence as a lead article on this site is New York Post level BS. If you walk into a VZW store you will still see the 928 and even possibly the Icon on display. At least that is the case in all stores I have visited in the past several months. They also, however, will not hesitate to tell you stock is low and they were/are selling down warehouse inventory. Yes, I actually did talk to people when I was replacing a damaged 928. None of this is a surprise since it is an old phone that was not going to be available forever. The fact they actually kept it after ditching the Icon suggests it probably sold pretty well (and there were obvious problems with the Icon no one around here wants to face).

    As to the article on this site alleging they pulled "all Lumias" how did they do that when there was only one; it was past the point they drop devices out; and they have no CDMA Lumia to add at this time? Please compare to the flood of Lumias available on the other US CDMA carrier. Yes, that is sarcasm. The new phones do not yet exist. This is also all coming after VZW beat all US carriers in releasing Denim for this "pulled" phone and the even older 822. I am sorry but this is not news - it is a footnote. Reading anything into the pasting out of an old (but very nice) phone was going to happen and their actual commitment to service was demonstrated a few weeks back.
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    01-07-2015 06:05 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    This not a surprise and the presence as a lead article on this site is New York Post level BS. If you walk into a VZW store you will still see the 928 and even possibly the Icon on display. At least that is the case in all stores I have visited in the past several months. They also, however, will not hesitate to tell you stock is low and they were/are selling down warehouse inventory. Yes, I actually did talk to people when I was replacing a damaged 928. None of this is a surprise since it is an old phone that was not going to be available forever. The fact they actually kept it after ditching the Icon suggests it probably sold pretty well (and there were obvious problems with the Icon no one around here wants to face).

    As to the article on this site alleging they pulled "all Lumias" how did they do that when there was only one; it was past the point they drop devices out; and they have no CDMA Lumia to add at this time? Please compare to the flood of Lumias available on the other US CDMA carrier. Yes, that is sarcasm. The new phones do not yet exist. This is also all coming after VZW beat all US carriers in releasing Denim for this "pulled" phone and the even older 822. I am sorry but this is not news - it is a footnote. Reading anything into the pasting out of an old (but very nice) phone was going to happen and their actual commitment to service was demonstrated a few weeks back.
    Wow someone is angry. Was it that serious?
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    01-07-2015 08:35 PM
  11. heickelrrx's Avatar
    I simply didn't really get it. Why Nokia release ICON anyway. They should only release 930 on US. They should be avon AT&T or other As long not Verizon get it
    01-07-2015 08:48 PM
  12. bmetelsky's Avatar
    they probably are trying to make the HTC a relevant thing by removing any competition. Smh.
    Who would "they" be? Also, the HTC M8 is a relevant "thing".
    01-07-2015 11:09 PM
  13. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Who would "they" be? Also, the HTC M8 is a relevant "thing".
    Lol seems I can't escape this even in Lumia based articles :P

    To tthe majority of the people I don't believe the m8 is relevant anymore than the SE was. It is sort of just there. They being Verizon since this is what the thread is about :)

    Back on topic, I am glad that the se is there still for who wanted a Lumia bit can't get one and still want a lot of the same features and what not and thankfully Microsoft is still selling it.

    But this probably is a way to drum up sales for the m8 windows or as someone said earlier new Lumia hardware could be coming soon.

    To end my post, this is no disrespect to m8. Just my opinion is all :)
    01-08-2015 02:57 AM
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    01-08-2015 03:35 AM
  15. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    Kind of sad to see the 928 go - that was my first experience with Windows Phone. A Verizon rep sent one to my girlfriend to try out for her blog. She was a huge Apple fan at the time so she really didn't use it too much. I was using Android so the Windows OS was a little confusing to me, but i grew to like it after a few weeks.
    Considering that review was posted about two years ago I guess this phone was getting up there in age. Really think this isn't a "sky is falling" moment (can understand why some feel that way) and is simply Verizon running out of stock on a two-year old phone and not really having anything to replace it with.
    Last edited by Mike Majeski; 01-08-2015 at 02:51 PM.
    01-08-2015 08:05 AM
  16. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    If you walk into a VZW store you will still see the 928 and even possibly the Icon on display.
    I walked into the largest Verizon Corporate store in the Chicagoland area yesterday and saw neither the 928 or Icon on display. There was a lot of Cortana advertising with a HTC One running Android on display, though. So that was really neat.

    None of this is a surprise since it is an old phone that was not going to be available forever.
    You're right, it's not a surprise. You know why? Because Verizon has been a bloody awful partner for Microsoft since Windows Phone 7. There are Blackberry's and Android's being sold on Verizon's website that are two years OLDER than the 928, which came out just a year and a half ago.

    (and there were obvious problems with the Icon no one around here wants to face)
    Do tell... Because i've got an Icon and it runs pretty dang well. It's easily the best and most reliable phone i've ever used.

    As to the article on this site alleging they pulled "all Lumias" how did they do that when there was only one; it was past the point they drop devices out; and they have no CDMA Lumia to add at this time?
    I am sorry but this is not news - it is a footnote.
    Over the last few months Verizon has pulled the 822, the 928, and the Icon. As Verizon has cleared stock, as you've mentioned, they've pulled the phones. Meaning they didn't order more and don't plan on it. When the largest carrier in the US pulls all Microsoft products from their websites, you can bet that Windows Central is going to cover it.

    their actual commitment to service was demonstrated a few weeks back.
    It was good to see Verizon release Denim to the 822 and the 928. I'll give them that. But they were still the last in the US to deliver Windows Phone 8.1 to any of their Lumias. And they still have not delivered Windows Phone 8.1 to the Nokia Lumia Icon. The only thing that Verizon has demonstrated is their willingness to ignore Windows Phone customers.
    01-08-2015 10:43 AM
  17. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Maybe they're clearing stock for some awesome W10 phones!!
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    01-08-2015 10:45 AM
  18. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    According to this they just ran out of stock
    Verizon only ?temporarily sold out? of Lumia devices

    From Microsoft:
    "VerizonWireless.com has temporarily sold out of Lumia smartphones. We’re looking forward to bringing more Lumias to market with Verizon.”
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    01-08-2015 12:39 PM
  19. stephen_az's Avatar
    According to this they just ran out of stock
    Verizon only ?temporarily sold out? of Lumia devices

    From Microsoft:
    Yes, this was and is the obvious answer but not as attention grabbing as claiming it is gone or pulled. There is a certain irony though in the reality people would rather decry Verizon's lack of support than recognizing they sold through all of the stock of a Windows Phone. Even the article on this site, which did nothing to retract yesterday's BS headline chose to spin it that it was probably produced in small numbers. Verizon kept the 928 for an extended run, sold through its stock, and just updated it to the latest firmware and yet the choice is to focus on it being "gone" or "pulled" and some supposedly soured relationship between the company and Microsoft. What is wrong with this picture?
    01-08-2015 09:18 PM
  20. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Yes, this was and is the obvious answer but not as attention grabbing as claiming it is gone or pulled. There is a certain irony though in the reality people would rather decry Verizon's lack of support than recognizing they sold through all of the stock of a Windows Phone. Even the article on this site, which did nothing to retract yesterday's BS headline chose to spin it that it was probably produced in small numbers. Verizon kept the 928 for an extended run, sold through its stock, and just updated it to the latest firmware and yet the choice is to focus on it being "gone" or "pulled" and some supposedly soured relationship between the company and Microsoft. What is wrong with this picture?
    Well the blackberry's such as the Z10 (released Sept 2013) is literally flying of the shelves as seen by the crazy marketshare that blackberry has from the latest kantar figures (as seen in the picture below) /s.

    kantar-blackberry-nov-2014-figures.png
    01-08-2015 10:12 PM
  21. Rellik66's Avatar
    The cynical response? They would have changed the listing to "Out of Stock" if they intended to to re-stock the 928. Removing the listing pretty much signals that they have sold their remaining stock, and have no intent to order any more new 928s.
    01-09-2015 12:32 AM
  22. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    I haven't taken a look, but what is the standard practice for the Verizon site? Do they list things out of stock, or do they remove Android / iPhones as well when they are out of stock? I can't see them removing the iPhone 6, but as far as older phones go, I wonder if this is just standard procedure?
    01-09-2015 07:00 AM
  23. jleebiker's Avatar
    I haven't taken a look, but what is the standard practice for the Verizon site? Do they list things out of stock, or do they remove Android / iPhones as well when they are out of stock? I can't see them removing the iPhone 6, but as far as older phones go, I wonder if this is just standard procedure?
    SOP is to list things as out of stock.
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    01-09-2015 09:58 AM
  24. Silent Fox's Avatar
    Is this the line for Rioting?
    I can only hope
    01-09-2015 10:05 AM
  25. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Daniel Rubino made a good point in his article mentioning if it was a simple "out of Stock" issue they would have labeled the phone as such and not just pull it from their website.
    "The phone is outdated and old" argument is also bogus because they still have the Galaxy S4 still on their website not to mention the BBQ10 is still on sale.

    The day before they pulled the phone I wrote a Verizon review for the lumia 928 saying that the phone updates are so good and the camera is still relevant that I can probably hold onto this phone for another couple years if necessary. Reviews saying things that imply I wont be spending my money at Verizon because said phone is so good may not be the best message for the company. Was this all my fault?!
    01-09-2015 04:10 PM
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