02-28-2014 06:38 PM
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  1. ret18057's Avatar
    Samsung Huron Windows Phone Will Be Launched at Verizon as ATIV SE

    Doh! Makes the return policy hand itchy...I know and like the S4 form factor and I bet it has microSD and a friggin LED...what to do...
    thedogscar likes this.
    02-27-2014 09:18 PM
  2. K Boston's Avatar
    Yes I am aware of that. Sorry I didn't clarify. I have two upgrades ready, but like you said I cannot use them without losing my unlimited data. You are missing option number three, you can use a phone that is off contract on any line. What I did to upgrade to the 8X was a "piggy back" upgrade. I used another line to upgrade to the phone, then immediately switch back to the previous phone on that line thus kicking the 8X off and making it unlocked essentially. Then I just added that to my line and Blam! Don't have to get unlimited. So..
    TL:DR what I meant was see if. Can find a friend or family member with Verizon who has an upgrade but doesn't need it, pay them for the upgrade, switch phones and keep all my precious data.

    Side note, are there any WiFi teetering apps for wp8? Only real reason I keep unlimited data mostly.
    My wife and I were both up for upgrades. I had an 822, I bought it brand new from a friend, who's wife didn't like it. My wife had a dumb phone Pantech Jest II. I had unlimited data and she had nothing. Here is what we did, and at the advice of a Verizon over the phone rep. I never go to the store, I always call Verizon. We upgraded my wifes phone and got the Lumia Icon. I added a 2Gb data plan for her. When the Icon arrived, I activated MY old 822 on her phone number, the Icon on my phone number. This allowed me to keep my unlimited data plan. She's at home all day so the WIFI is connected to the 822 and the 2Gb never gets used. See what we did there? Easy peasy! I really loved my 822, but this ICON ROCKS!!! My wife now has her first smart phone, an 822 no less and she loves it. It all worked out great for us. And we still have an un-used upgrade to boot.
    Kasey Pierce likes this.
    02-27-2014 10:09 PM
  3. jt09xlt's Avatar
    Samsung Huron Windows Phone Will Be Launched at Verizon as ATIV SE

    Doh! Makes the return policy hand itchy...I know and like the S4 form factor and I bet it has microSD and a friggin LED...what to do...
    MicroSD would be nice but the biggest turnoff for me is that it is Samsung. Their hardware is plastic and feels as if they should be charging .01 for it or paying us to have it. Their radios are complete garbage. Their longevity is severly lacking. From what I have had experience with, Samsung designs their products with a shelf life in mind so that you are constantly over your life time purchasing new every couple of years if you stick with their brand.
    02-28-2014 08:06 AM
  4. b0blight's Avatar
    Its ok to wait ! Only one more month to go before /build/ 2014 !!
    02-28-2014 08:16 AM
  5. Christopher Senn's Avatar
    I just bought a lumia 928 (used) for $175. Happy with it. The icon turned out not being the flagship i thought it will be. No xenon flash? I thought new WP8.1 phones would of been announced at the mobile conference but it wasnt. So dont expect anything till like late fall i think. And in a few months as noted earlier Icon will be free with contract
    02-28-2014 09:30 AM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Its ok to wait ! Only one more month to go before /build/ 2014 !!
    That does not mean that there will be a new high end WP8 on Verizon in one month.

    I just bought a lumia 928 (used) for $175. Happy with it. The icon turned out not being the flagship i thought it will be. No xenon flash? I thought new WP8.1 phones would of been announced at the mobile conference but it wasnt. So dont expect anything till like late fall i think. And in a few months as noted earlier Icon will be free with contract
    Don't count on the Icon being free until right before they announce another device. Meaning sometime in the fall.
    02-28-2014 09:49 AM
  7. mtalinm's Avatar
    Meaning sometime in the fall.
    of 2015
    wpn00b likes this.
    02-28-2014 10:16 AM
  8. jt09xlt's Avatar
    I just bought a lumia 928 (used) for $175. Happy with it. The icon turned out not being the flagship i thought it will be. No xenon flash? I thought new WP8.1 phones would of been announced at the mobile conference but it wasnt. So dont expect anything till like late fall i think. And in a few months as noted earlier Icon will be free with contract
    To me the snappiness of the processor far outweighs a xenon flash. I can multitask so much faster with the Icon as opposed to the 928. The 928 is still a great phone but it is no where near the Icon as far as overall capabilities.
    02-28-2014 10:25 AM
  9. Joel S79's Avatar
    Side note, are there any WiFi teetering apps for wp8? Only real reason I keep unlimited data mostly.
    Yea, that's another option, lol. Bit convoluted, but hey.

    No tethering apps that I know of. I switched to the More Everything plan recently, same price for 6GB (we never topped 4GB, and I stream A LOT of music, phone is way better with data than my Android device was), and it includes tethering. :)
    02-28-2014 10:33 AM
  10. Joel S79's Avatar
    No xenon flash?
    I was surprised at how good the dual LED flash is. Plus you can shoot RAW with the icon and easily fix WB issues.
    02-28-2014 10:35 AM
  11. b0blight's Avatar
    That does not mean that there will be a new high end WP8 on Verizon in one month.

    Sorry for that dude! I don't live in the US. So I'm not so sure of the carrier politics there!

    Don't count on the Icon being free until right before they announce another device. Meaning sometime in the fall.
    02-28-2014 12:33 PM
  12. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    That does not mean that there will be a new high end WP8 on Verizon in one month.



    Don't count on the Icon being free until right before they announce another device. Meaning sometime in the fall.
    Exactly. With Verizon the WP8 record is a phone/year.
    2012>Lumia 822
    2013>Lumia 928
    2014>Lumia Icon
    02-28-2014 04:02 PM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Exactly. With Verizon the WP8 record is a phone/year.
    2012>Lumia 822
    2013>Lumia 928
    2014>Lumia Icon
    2011 - HTC Trophy
    2012 - Lumia 822 & HTC 8x
    02-28-2014 04:20 PM
  14. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    2011 - HTC Trophy
    2012 - Lumia 822 & HTC 8x
    Yeap, forgot about HTC. Wasn't there a Samsung last year too?
    02-28-2014 06:36 PM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Yeap, forgot about HTC. Wasn't there a Samsung last year too?
    Yeah, but I was just really just counting what could be considered "high end." Pretty sad that the Trophy was in that list.
    02-28-2014 06:38 PM
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