02-14-2014 08:13 PM
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  1. Zippier's Avatar
    Okay, so today is the 11th. I would think we should hear something today about pre-ordering at a Microsoft Store tomorrow. When I called our store here in Indianapolis last night (salt shakers out please) the rep said he had just found out about the Icon and according to his manager it may end up being a Verizon exclusive and not available at their stores. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is incorrect and just another case of "higher ups don't share important information with the customer facing facet" but I don't know.

    It would be nice to know. I was going to take the morning off work and place my order.
    02-11-2014 07:18 AM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Okay, so today is the 11th. I would think we should hear something today about pre-ordering at a Microsoft Store tomorrow. When I called our store here in Indianapolis last night (salt shakers out please) the rep said he had just found out about the Icon and according to his manager it may end up being a Verizon exclusive and not available at their stores. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is incorrect and just another case of "higher ups don't share important information with the customer facing facet" but I don't know.

    It would be nice to know. I was going to take the morning off work and place my order.
    I don't think that's true. The phone is in the Microsoft store's system. I know because I reserved one and the store rep showed me what he did on his phone. The Icon was in their system and they're waiting for inventory. I even got an email receipt.

    It'd be contrary to what WPC said about Microsoft store's having the phone available as well. I'm guessing the store rep you were with didn't know what they were talking about.

    Edit: Here's a picture of the receipt: rev.png
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 02-11-2014 at 07:43 AM. Reason: Added picture.
    02-11-2014 07:30 AM
  3. primortal's Avatar
    Okay, so today is the 11th. I would think we should hear something today about pre-ordering at a Microsoft Store tomorrow. When I called our store here in Indianapolis last night (salt shakers out please) the rep said he had just found out about the Icon and according to his manager it may end up being a Verizon exclusive and not available at their stores. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is incorrect and just another case of "higher ups don't share important information with the customer facing facet" but I don't know.

    It would be nice to know. I was going to take the morning off work and place my order.
    Well technically it's a Verizon exclusive

    Wonder if he means the pre-order is web-only via Verizon's web site.
    02-11-2014 07:31 AM
  4. Zippier's Avatar
    HA! Yes, it is a Verizon exclusive that I'm hoping I can purchase at a Microsoft store....TOMORROW!

    Anyway, who knows. I'll wait until after lunch and call the Microsoft Store again. Nothing better to do....well I should do some work too.
    02-11-2014 07:36 AM
  5. Zippier's Avatar
    I don't think that's true. The phone is in the Microsoft store's system. I know because I reserved one and the store rep showed me what he did on his phone. The Icon was in their system and they're waiting for inventory. I even got an email receipt.

    It'd be contrary to what WPC said about Microsoft store's having the phone available as well. I'm guessing the store rep you were with didn't know what they were talking about.
    Thank you! I'll be checking back with them again later today. I didn't expect to get the phone in my hands but just place the order.

    So you did your entire order over the phone?
    02-11-2014 07:38 AM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Thank you! I'll be checking back with them again later today. I didn't expect to get the phone in my hands but just place the order.

    So you did your entire order over the phone?
    At the Microsoft Store all the employees have a Windows Phone that they use to look stuff up, check inventory, order stuff, and do transactions. So he showed me what he was doing on his phone as he did it. I think he had a NL 925.

    The "pre-order" I placed was really more of an "we'll call/email you when we get the phone in" type of deal. But apparently they have been able to do it for the last two weeks. I didn't need to put any money down to do it.

    It's all pretty funny considering the phone still hasn't been officially announced.
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    02-11-2014 07:57 AM
  7. Zippier's Avatar
    At the Microsoft Store all the employees have a Windows Phone that they use to look stuff up, check inventory, order stuff, and do transactions. So he showed me what he was doing on his phone as he did it. I think he had a NL 925.

    The "pre-order" I placed was really more of an "we'll call/email you when we get the phone in" type of deal. But apparently they have been able to do it for the last two weeks. I didn't need to put any money down to do it.

    It's all pretty funny considering the phone still hasn't been officially announced.
    Sorry about that, Indistinguishable. After I posted I realized you meant they did it on their phone not you calling in. Thanks for the clarification.

    I can't wait to head over to my store and place my "order" as well. If I go and they still don't know what they're talking about I'm driving over to Cincinnati!
    02-11-2014 08:14 AM
  8. JBConforti's Avatar
    At the Microsoft Store all the employees have a Windows Phone that they use to look stuff up, check inventory, order stuff, and do transactions. So he showed me what he was doing on his phone as he did it. I think he had a NL 925.

    The "pre-order" I placed was really more of an "we'll call/email you when we get the phone in" type of deal. But apparently they have been able to do it for the last two weeks. I didn't need to put any money down to do it.

    It's all pretty funny considering the phone still hasn't been officially announced.
    Did they hint at any sort of price?
    02-11-2014 11:36 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Did they hint at any sort of price?
    Nope. They did not. I don't think they knew the price as of last week. They might now, especially if it's going up for pre-order tomorrow as is rumored.
    02-11-2014 12:03 PM
  10. pci2k's Avatar
    Ok I got a call from my local MS store, NJ/NYC area. I asked the store reps to call me if they hear anything.
    From now till the 19th, they are taking pre orders for the Icon. You just need to put down a $25 deposit in person at the store. I plan to hit the store sometime in the next couple of days. They said they don't have a release date yet. When I called earlier today, prior to their calling me, a rep said there was a delay. So it's either the 20th or not, again! But al least you can secure your phone before then!
    This is not a joke and this is true. I cannot wait to get this device!
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    02-11-2014 06:10 PM
  11. Zippier's Avatar
    Ok I got a call from my local MS store, NJ/NYC area. I asked the store reps to call me if they hear anything.
    From now till the 19th, they are taking pre orders for the Icon. You just need to put down a $25 deposit in person at the store. I plan to hit the store sometime in the next couple of days. They said they don't have a release date yet. When I called earlier today, prior to their calling me, a rep said there was a delay. So it's either the 20th or not, again! But al least you can secure your phone before then!
    This is not a joke and this is true. I cannot wait to get this device!
    I called mine (again) and got the same information.
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    02-11-2014 06:22 PM
  12. JBConforti's Avatar
    Ugh, I just want to know a price.
    02-11-2014 07:30 PM
  13. california86's Avatar
    Ok I got a call from my local MS store, NJ/NYC area. I asked the store reps to call me if they hear anything.
    From now till the 19th, they are taking pre orders for the Icon. You just need to put down a $25 deposit in person at the store. I plan to hit the store sometime in the next couple of days. They said they don't have a release date yet. When I called earlier today, prior to their calling me, a rep said there was a delay. So it's either the 20th or not, again! But al least you can secure your phone before then!
    This is not a joke and this is true. I cannot wait to get this device!
    What are the benefits of purchasing the phone at the MS store vs a Verizon store? Is buying the phone at an MS store only for off-contract purchases?
    02-11-2014 07:32 PM
  14. mtalinm's Avatar
    What are the benefits of purchasing the phone at the MS store vs a Verizon store? Is buying the phone at an MS store only for off-contract purchases?
    MSFT store is pretty awesome with returns, exchanges, warranty stuff. If they will sell me a protection plan on the Icon I'll definitely buy it there. THey have swapped my SUrface Pro 3 or 4 times w/o a question and given me free stuff for my trouble. They are really trying to make folks happy (at least at the Boston store).

    VZW stores are hit or miss... many are franchised, not owned by the company, and have totally different pricing. A franchise store near me is still asking $800 for the Droid Maxxx when it is $500 online.
    02-11-2014 08:15 PM
  15. pci2k's Avatar
    With the MS store you can get a brand new phone with their $100 insurance plan for 2 years.
    With Verizon I think its $10 a month and all you'll most likely get is a crappy refurb.
    With the MS Store you also avoid Verizon sales reps begging you to buy an iPhone or android instead.
    An all-around no-brainer in my book.
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    02-11-2014 08:45 PM
  16. Keith Petrovich's Avatar
    If it wasn't clear enough, the 928 got it's black update.. literally a day before this phone gets announced which is the first phone to come with black. It's happening tomorrow. Half life 3 confirmed
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    02-11-2014 11:33 PM
  17. IdemanEric's Avatar
    At this point I'm lost. There is a thread that says February 21 and a thread that says February 20... Guess it doesn't matter. Think we've dealt with September, October, November, December, January, February and March already. Can we at least say that @evleaks had it wrong with his February 5th or March 5th prediction. I should do this for a living... I can guess too!!

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    02-12-2014 12:49 AM
  18. 332's Avatar
    Which would be exactly 3 months after the 1520 was released. Is this really a coincidence, people???
    Yes, it is coincidence because you pulled that number out of your *** with absolutely zero evidence to support it. Not to mention this is NOT a 1520 variant. Give it up already.
    02-12-2014 03:27 AM
  19. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    The next bit of craziness will be folks claiming to be the first to actually buy one. I can see people camping out in tents in zero degree weather waiting for their MS store to open so they could claim first dibs.

    Wait a minute...that's right, this isn't an iPhone...OK, no tents, but maybe a cool RV.



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    Last edited by UncleGrandpa; 02-12-2014 at 07:43 AM.
    02-12-2014 04:45 AM
  20. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    If the Microsoft Store plans on starting official pre-orders today, I'm guessing we can expect an announcement today...

    Come on, Verizon...
    02-12-2014 07:37 AM
  21. Kieta's Avatar
    Yes, it is coincidence because you pulled that number out of your *** with absolutely zero evidence to support it. Not to mention this is NOT a 1520 variant. Give it up already.
    Why do people keep saying this is NOT a 1520 variant when it clearly is. Every writer even refers to it as such.

    So no pre-orders online? Just in-store?
    02-12-2014 07:39 AM
  22. avooca's Avatar
    It's making a comeback to VZW's site - goto the main verizonwireless.com page and search for Nokia Lumia Icon.

    nli.jpg

    edit: its not coming up in search results for me anymore...
    Last edited by avooca; 02-12-2014 at 08:45 AM. Reason: gone :(
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    02-12-2014 08:13 AM
  23. fonefan's Avatar
    It's making a comeback to VZW's site - goto the main verizonwireless.com page and search for Nokia Lumia Icon.

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    I just tried it.... Looks like they took it back down.

    Posted via the WPC App
    02-12-2014 08:30 AM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I just tried it.... Looks like they took it back down.

    Posted via the WPC App
    It's up there in the menu if you search for it... Hopefully that's another indication that they are announcing today... And hopefully they take down that friggen $777 price tag.
    02-12-2014 08:34 AM
  25. avooca's Avatar
    It's up there in the menu if you search for it... Hopefully that's another indication that they are announcing today... And hopefully they take down that friggen $777 price tag.
    and its down again for me too... lol vzw.
    02-12-2014 08:40 AM
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