03-04-2015 01:53 PM
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  1. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    I am in the process of procuring a Lumia 930 international version (unlocked) in Orange in USA (california). I placed an order on expansys-usa on Feb 2, and as of present writing, they are awaiting stock. The price of the new phone is $399. I see there are little cheaper options on Amazon (and e-bay) where they state that item is in stock. The reason I am still sticking with the expansys order is because they help with the warranty process (in case I need it within 6 months) and have a decent return policy. I had a few questions regarding the above statements, now that I am just waiting without knowing how long to wait for this phone:

    1. If any of you ordered through expansys-usa, ebay or amazon, and had to use warranty, how has your experience been so far?

    2. Your experience with the 930 in USA (Northern CA to be more precise). I know I'll be limited to HSPA+ (on cricket, but I barely use more than 300MB a month). The other factors to consider here are I am a current 920 user who has little reason, so as to say, to upgrade other than just lusting for the phone. Additionally, MS is supposed to be unveiling a few new phone in MWC - but I expect no phone to show up before summer (wife will have upgrade available then).

    I am a little jittery given that I have never paid out of pocket (upfront) for a phone before. More so when warranty coverage can best be sketchy in USA.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
    02-16-2015 01:48 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I purchased mine from Amazon but it was clearly stated "no warranty". Using it with a straight talk AT&T SIM. No issues.
    02-16-2015 02:13 PM
  3. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    I bought a 930 from Expansys_usa and used it for a while on AT&T.
    Worked as expected (other than the numerous problems with the 930 as detailed on this forum).
    Expansys_USA accepted the return without a problem, when I sent it back.

    Fred
    02-16-2015 02:26 PM
  4. SeattleSeahawks's Avatar
    Got my black and gold 930 off eBay with no problems at all. Using it right now, I love this phone.
    02-16-2015 02:27 PM
  5. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    thanks all for the reply.... especially Fred.... think, I will stick with the expansys order, at least for a while then.... it is exactly the "usual 930 pains" that I am worried about....

    there are other dealers on amazon who aid with the warranty process, but none of them seem to have an in-stock 930 international (orange) listing right now..... at least not at a sane price range...
    02-16-2015 10:07 PM
  6. Likwidz's Avatar
    I'm kinda puzzled. I ordered a 930 on expansys also on Saturday and it shipped out today. Are certain colors on back order? I got a white one.

    Ah...re-read...is orange on backorder? I in norcal also.
    02-16-2015 10:47 PM
  7. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    may be the color thing does play a role.... when I ordered mine said usually arrives in 5-10 days.... I assumed that to be arrives at my door step... you know what they say about assumptions :)
    02-17-2015 01:18 PM
  8. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    YAG, did you get Denim on the phone or at least did it do an update to Denim after turning it on?
    Which white one did you get?
    They show two, one is $399, the other used to be $449, but is now $404.90 (same vendor code for last two prices)

    Been waiting to get one of these, but wanted to make sure I get, or can get Denim, as I need the 930 for the camera as it will be replacing my 520 with really crappy camera, but other than that, a great phone.

    Thanks
    02-19-2015 09:48 AM
  9. blue1k's Avatar
    I ordered mine from Amazon. Black Darth Vader color with matte black Terrapin sleek case. Looks awesome! $379 with free shipping on Prime.

    It was a Thai model that updated to Denim. Took a day to get to me.
    Interesting thing was this was a sealed box. My old 930 came from another seller and the box was open.

    Very happy with the 3G/HSPA speeds on Roger in Canada (same as ATT bands).
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    02-19-2015 12:05 PM
  10. obakir's Avatar
    I bought a 930 from Expansys_usa and used it for a while on AT&T.
    Worked as expected (other than the numerous problems with the 930 as detailed on this forum).
    Expansys_USA accepted the return without a problem, when I sent it back.

    Fred
    I'm sorry, can you give a couple of examples to those problems?
    Are they the bugs/problems with the phone in general not using unlocked with in US?
    Placing calls, texting, multimedia messaging, internet works?
    02-19-2015 08:12 PM
  11. blue1k's Avatar
    I'm sorry, can you give a couple of examples to those problems?
    Are they the bugs/problems with the phone in general not using unlocked with in US?
    Placing calls, texting, multimedia messaging, internet works?
    Everything worked for me out of the box.
    Also using on Tmobile when I travel in US
    02-19-2015 10:30 PM
  12. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Everything unlocked phone use (text, MMS, data, internet sharing, phone calls, etc) worked just fine.
    Mine:
    - Had horrible battery life
    - Got very,very hot if used for anything even slightly CPU intensive (and I don't play games on my phones)
    - Had a very strong purple tint to the screen that I simply could never adjust out

    Maybe one or two more, I can't remember off the top of my head, but all the "common" problems you'll find complained about in this forum.
    I've tried a handful of various Lumia models over the last few months until I found a model that suited my needs and worked well, with no problems.

    Phone, as a phone, worked just fine on AT&T, as expected.

    Fred



    I'm sorry, can you give a couple of examples to those problems?
    Are they the bugs/problems with the phone in general not using unlocked with in US?
    Placing calls, texting, multimedia messaging, internet works?
    02-20-2015 07:29 AM
  13. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Screen tint seems to be an issue with older 930s. I have hardware revision 2.0.0.3 and there is no trace of screen tint at all.

    Battery/heat is not an issue. Remember, one person's 'very very hot' is another's mildly warm. It is good if your phone case gets warm because that means the heat is escaping. If it doesn't get warm, that doesn't mean there is magically no heat. It just means it is trapped inside where it shouldn't be.

    Battery life is fine. Of course, when compared to a 1520 phablet (with space to spare for a huge battery) it looks poor, but comparing it to my previous normal phone sized 820 I can say the battery lasts way way longer than it used to.

    The 930 is excellent. You lose 4G in the US so you'll only have 3G, but that is all you lose I am told.
    Last edited by AndyCalling; 02-20-2015 at 07:54 AM.
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    02-20-2015 07:43 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well some of the posts suggest Denim fixes most of the heating problems, battery is still a mehh...one of the reasons I backed out at the last minute to switch from my 830. Everything else is on the 930 is great (minus the glance which I use a lot)
    02-20-2015 08:05 AM
  15. blue1k's Avatar
    Well some of the posts suggest Denim fixes most of the heating problems, battery is still a mehh...one of the reasons I backed out at the last minute to switch from my 830. Everything else is on the 930 is great (minus the glance which I use a lot)
    Weird. For me the battery is awesome with Denim. Did a factory reset after updating though.

    Also noticed that text refresh issue while scrolling is greatly diminished. 😊
    02-20-2015 11:10 AM
  16. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    I ordered mine from Amazon.
    Which seller? have seen a lot of "sent to wrong address" complaints for some sellers.
    02-20-2015 12:27 PM
  17. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    As of now (on the 11 day after ordering) expansys usa is still awaiting stock.... a quick chat with a representative informs me it is expected in another week (but just expected, not confirmed).... there were other colors in stock though (I ordered Orange).... contemplating whether I should make the switch to a different color or not..... Orange seems to be out of stock or much more expensive on the other sites as well (Amazon, ebay)..... may be supply problems with that color?
    02-20-2015 05:24 PM
  18. blue1k's Avatar
    Which seller? have seen a lot of "sent to wrong address" complaints for some sellers.
    Mobile Front. Order processed by Amazon. I never order from 3rd party and any without Prime. Got it in 1 day. Very happy with this 930. No screen issues or heating. Runs super cool with awesome battery. I used it all day from 6am till 2:30 at work and I still had 50% battery. I'm happy with that.
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    02-20-2015 11:10 PM
  19. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Mobile Front
    Thanks, reading the feedback, Wireless Hub seems to be the most reliable 100% out of 112 orders in past 30-days, 97% and 98% going back farther. Mobile front looks good too at 99% on 168 orders. Might give them a try. There was another Fulfilled by Amazon vendor that I checked out and most of the complaints were about sending to the wrong address.
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    02-21-2015 03:03 PM
  20. obakir's Avatar
    I just got mine from expansys. Took almost three weeks.

    I have one question, the volume and power button is really flush with the metal frame. They extend 0.5 mm, may be less. So it's a little hard to press them. camera button is like 1 mm. I have the black version. Is this normal?
    02-23-2015 12:08 AM
  21. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    Just to update the thread.... I just got a note from Expansys about my order (orange 930 RM1045) being shipped today.... doesn't show up on fedex yet (a little more time, I guess)..... now just hoping the winter storm doesn't play a role in the delivery, and that the unit is solid..... fingers crossed.... thanks y'all on this thread for your inputs.
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    02-23-2015 01:55 PM
  22. Likwidz's Avatar
    Got mine...shipped on Monday, said it would be coming today but actually came on Saturday. Came via Fedex then courier swapped to USPS. So far everything seems to be running fine on ATT.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-23-2015 06:33 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I just got mine from expansys. Took almost three weeks.

    I have one question, the volume and power button is really flush with the metal frame. They extend 0.5 mm, may be less. So it's a little hard to press them. camera button is like 1 mm. I have the black version. Is this normal?
    Power button on mine is nearly flush as well. I put an Incipio DualPro case on it(too slippery for me without a case) and love how much easier it is to use the buttons. I have the white version.
    02-24-2015 08:25 AM
  24. mhc48's Avatar
    I'd originally ordered about two months or so ago from Expansys when it was showing at a decent price and that it was in stock and usually shipped in two days. After a week I called and found that it was actually not in stock, despite still showing online as in stock and no update on my order via e-mail. So I cancelled and ordered from B&H. I paid more but got a phone in two days that has been perfect and was updatable to Denim the day I got it back when most were waiting. I like to save money but was annoyed at Expansys squirrelly duplicity (which even extended to the woman I spoke to on the phone). But to their credit, they did cancel the order promptly.
    02-24-2015 11:03 AM
  25. Likwidz's Avatar
    Just to update the thread.... I just got a note from Expansys about my order (orange 930 RM1045) being shipped today.... doesn't show up on fedex yet (a little more time, I guess)..... now just hoping the winter storm doesn't play a role in the delivery, and that the unit is solid..... fingers crossed.... thanks y'all on this thread for your inputs.
    Did you end up getting your L930 and happy with it so far? I received mine and my gf has been using it and so far the only issue were some calendar syncs, other than that fine so far. I was thinking of getting an orange one for me also, but not sure about going through Expansys if it will take a long time. Thanks
    03-04-2015 01:03 PM
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