09-02-2014 03:42 PM
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  1. merlot2k1's Avatar
    Well, not totally free as I had to pay for the $30 "activation fee". Anyway, I've been debating real hard over the M8 vs the Icon; the M8 camera was the deal breaker for me. Plus Iove the simplistic design of the black Icon. I should receive it Monday. I can't wait to put my laggy Android days behind me!
    08-21-2014 02:09 PM
  2. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Phone ! It's a great smooth OS, that you wont see in Android and it's not just a sea of icons like the iPhone is...
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    08-21-2014 02:40 PM
  3. MikeLip's Avatar
    Well, you are now into what is probably the most interesting OS in a while, and on what is the best phone out there for WP. Enjoy.
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    08-21-2014 02:46 PM
  4. merlot2k1's Avatar
    Thanks. I went through a bit of hell since my official upgrade date is 9/13. I wanted to get in on the $99 M8 promotion but have since decided I liked the Icon better - especially the free part. I hate dealing with Verizon - it's like the physical store, online web, and calling in are 3 separate entities that like to bump you around until you find the right person. I find it odd the brick and mortar store won't honor online pricing.
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    08-21-2014 02:51 PM
  5. shakermaker41's Avatar
    Just curious - what did you do to bump up your upgrade date? I recently made the mistake of relaxing in a hot tub for 15 minutes with my 928 in my pocket, and now its a stone cold brick. My upgrade date is in about 10 weeks, and am wondering how I might go about getting that bumped up?
    08-21-2014 03:04 PM
  6. mmmuffin's Avatar
    I also just got the Icon. I changed from ATT to Verizon... I got it for free also, by picking the "pick up in store" option and it sends you a code to give to the store clerk. Upgraded to 8.1 now, and love it!
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    08-21-2014 03:08 PM
  7. merlot2k1's Avatar
    Just curious - what did you do to bump up your upgrade date? I recently made the mistake of relaxing in a hot tub for 15 minutes with my 928 in my pocket, and now its a stone cold brick. My upgrade date is in about 10 weeks, and am wondering how I might go about getting that bumped up?
    Since mine was less than a month away, I'd figured I would ask nicely. Found one nice lady who put me on hold, then told me her supervisor would change the date to today. 15 minutes later, I checked online and I was eligible!
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    08-21-2014 03:31 PM
  8. MikeLip's Avatar
    Since mine was less than a month away, I'd figured I would ask nicely. Found one nice lady who put me on hold, then told me her supervisor would change the date to today. 15 minutes later, I checked online and I was eligible!
    It's amazing how often being nice to a fellow human being works. :)
    08-21-2014 04:20 PM
  9. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I find it odd the brick and mortar store won't honor online pricing.
    Was it a franchise store and not a corporate store?
    08-21-2014 05:26 PM
  10. asmac17's Avatar
    Corporate stores can't honor online pricing. Unless you order it online and select in store pickup...annoying
    08-21-2014 05:36 PM
  11. merlot2k1's Avatar
    Yes, it was a corporate store. I did not have the option for store pickup when I was ordering online.

    I can not wait to get it now! I've debated whether to get a case or screen protector, but I'm going to leave it as is. Since my Droid Razr M has Gorilla Glass, I figured I try it without protection for a few months and it has held up remarkably well. Plus it shows a lot less fingerprints vs the screen protector and is far more resistant to scratches. The frame of the phone shows wear, but that doesn't bother me as I think it adds a bit of character.
    08-21-2014 06:29 PM
  12. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    Corporate stores can't honor online pricing. Unless you order it online and select in store pickup...annoying


    Not true. If you go to the Icon webpage there is a link that says "Get Deal In-Store" just under where you make the choice for 2-year or EDGE pricing. They will email you a coupon to use in store. Best of all, the Microsoft Store will honor that coupon. That gives you the option of buying the killer warranty from MS rather than paying for Verizon's scam.
    08-22-2014 02:44 PM
  13. merlot2k1's Avatar
    I got it yesterday! Really impressive phone and OS! But I'm just preaching to the choir...
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    08-23-2014 06:54 AM
  14. Felix Bank's Avatar
    I moved from Android to Windows a few weeks ago. Amazing. And like you I'm glad to leave lag and bugs behind.
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    08-23-2014 07:00 AM
  15. MDK22's Avatar
    I moved from Android to Windows a few weeks ago. Amazing. And like you I'm glad to leave lag and bugs behind.
    I'm a BIG fan of Windows Phone - I have a Lumia 1520 & have handed down my Lumia 920 to my wife (she re-iterated yesterday,' ... she loves her phone, as much as she loves her car ... ' & probably more than me) jk .

    That being said, there are enough posts on here about buggy devices (especially with Dev Preview), hopefully that will NOT be off putting, as ALL OSs have their share of bugs / glitches.
    Don't want to turn a fan into a hater, if issues should arise. That's why we're here, the forum attempts to rectify issues, based on experience.
    I have NO issues with my device, there were some early battery issues (after Dev Preview update 1 of WinPhone 8.1) that look to be shaking themselves out.

    BTW: try TimeMe tile, if you like a Time display on your Start screen - it appears to be very stable, NOW.
    08-23-2014 11:25 AM
  16. merlot2k1's Avatar
    So far I'm loving this phone; I can not put it down! I'll stick with version 8 and will wait for the official release of 8.1. The only bugs I have found are with IE and certain websites. In fact, this site is buggy. The nav bar wouldn't work on the forums here. I had to go back to the front page to log in. As a developer, I think that's more of an issue on wpcentral's part. Speaking of developing, I'm seriously thinking about developing for Windows Phone.
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    08-23-2014 09:02 PM
  17. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    So far I'm loving this phone; I can not put it down! I'll stick with version 8 and will wait for the official release of 8.1. The only bugs I have found are with IE and certain websites. In fact, this site is buggy. The nav bar wouldn't work on the forums here. I had to go back to the front page to log in. As a developer, I think that's more of an issue on wpcentral's part. Speaking of developing, I'm seriously thinking about developing for Windows Phone.
    WPCentral has a killer app. I highly suggest using it instead.
    08-24-2014 05:15 PM
  18. beerme1's Avatar
    Not true. If you go to the Icon webpage there is a link that says "Get Deal In-Store" just under where you make the choice for 2-year or EDGE pricing. They will email you a coupon to use in store. Best of all, the Microsoft Store will honor that coupon. That gives you the option of buying the killer warranty from MS rather than paying for Verizon's scam.
    What is the killer MS warranty?
    08-29-2014 09:47 AM
  19. scottcraft's Avatar
    Not true. If you go to the Icon webpage there is a link that says "Get Deal In-Store" just under where you make the choice for 2-year or EDGE pricing. They will email you a coupon to use in store. Best of all, the Microsoft Store will honor that coupon. That gives you the option of buying the killer warranty from MS rather than paying for Verizon's scam.
    So you get the coupon through the Verizon website and take it to a Microsoft store and purchase the phone with the Microsoft warranty?
    08-29-2014 05:37 PM
  20. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    So you get the coupon through the Verizon website and take it to a Microsoft store and purchase the phone with the Microsoft warranty?
    100% right. Just be nice and ask if they will price match the Verizon offer with proof. Then let slip that you're there mostly for the amazing MS warranty and you'll be all set.
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    08-29-2014 10:13 PM
  21. scottcraft's Avatar
    100% right. Just be nice and ask if they will price match the Verizon offer with proof. Then let slip that you're there mostly for the amazing MS warranty and you'll be all set.
    That's pretty cool! I'm not eligible to upgrade and the nearest Microsoft store is a couple of hours away, but when it's time I'll definitely keep this in mind.
    08-29-2014 10:23 PM
  22. astell's Avatar
    Welcome! Do ask any question you have here - that is why we are all here; to help one another!

    I usually go to a Verizon store to do my stuff with them, but if I can convince my wife to switch back to WP from iPhone (we both had HTC WP8 and she didn't like it) I'll do my business with Verizon through Microsoft. The nearest store is an hour or so away, but it is worth the trip (I can see family in the area too!) as I find the MS employees are more knowledgeable and more friendly.
    08-29-2014 11:14 PM
  23. beerme1's Avatar
    Welcome! Do ask any question you have here - that is why we are all here; to help one another!
    What is the Microsoft warranty? How much is it on an Icon?

    Thank you!
    08-30-2014 03:54 PM
  24. vancevep's Avatar
    I also just used my upgrade to get the Nokia Lumia Icon (white). The VZW website wouldn't let me pick it up at the the store because their database showed that no stores within 50 miles had any Lumia Icons in stock (even though I had just left a corporate store with some in stock). After speaking with a supervisor at *611, I was able to get the coupon emailed to me so I could go back to the store and pick it up at the online price (free) + $30 upgrade fee.

    I also was trying to decide between the HTC One M8 and the Icon. After lots of internet research, I decided that the camera on the Icon and the free price made the Icon the choice for me. It's a beautiful piece of hardware.

    Being a new Windows Phone user, coming from Android, and previously iOS, I am struggling with adopting the WP8 platform. Though I am not an app "junkie", there ARE a few key apps that I use regularly... Facebook being the main one. Yes, there is a Facebook app, but it is severely crippled compared to Android/iOS. First of all, pictures posted in comments do not show up in the WP Facebook app (nor am I able to post pictures in comments to a post).

    I bought the Icon in hopes that WP 8.1 will make its way to our phones, but as usual Big Red is dragging its heals in pushing it out to our phones. I'm hoping that the longer I use the Icon, the easier the transition from Android to WP will become. But I don't find much Windows Phone for beginners help anywhere. What I do find is basic stuff that I was easily able to figure out on my own. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. I am heavily tied into Windows through work, home, and school, so it seemed to make sense to integrate Windows into my mobile platform as well.
    09-01-2014 01:23 AM
  25. vancevep's Avatar
    I also just got the Icon. I changed from ATT to Verizon... I got it for free also, by picking the "pick up in store" option and it sends you a code to give to the store clerk. Upgraded to 8.1 now, and love it!
    How were you able to upgrade to WP 8.1 on a VZW Icon?
    09-01-2014 01:25 AM
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