12-08-2014 01:29 AM
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  1. gernerttl's Avatar
    Switch to AT&T if you can. They actually embrace it. I did and my new 1520 has Cyan and works very well.
    If AT&T had the Icon (or a similar phone), I would consider it. I like the 1520, but it's too big for my taste, I had a phablet and I thought it was way to big. The 1020 is also a really nice phone, but a bit too small. My "Goldilocks" zone is the Icon. It has the perfect screen size for my taste, with all of the supporting hardware.
    10-28-2014 02:16 PM
  2. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Find a 930 that will work on T-Mo or AT&T and get that then. Its the same phone except for Verizon's BS.

    If AT&T had the Icon (or a similar phone), I would consider it. I like the 1520, but it's too big for my taste, I had a phablet and I thought it was way to big. The 1020 is also a really nice phone, but a bit too small. My "Goldilocks" zone is the Icon. It has the perfect screen size for my taste, with all of the supporting hardware.
    10-28-2014 04:42 PM
  3. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Find a 930 that will work on T-Mo or AT&T and get that then. Its the same phone except for Verizon's BS.
    And right now you get a free wireless bundle when buying the phone (free portable Bluetooth speaker and qi portable battery charger).
    10-28-2014 04:51 PM
  4. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Damn, Verizon brought back the BlackBerry Z30 (a phone with very much the same story as the Icon), is there hope for the Icon?
    BlackBerry Z30 returns to the Verizon Wireless site | CrackBerry.com
    10-28-2014 09:54 PM
  5. Steven Land's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with Verizon Tech Support. The guy was very friendly and answered my questions, best he could:
    1. Has the Nokia Lumia Icon been retired? Answer: Yes, it has.
    2. Once a device has been retired, does it still receive updates? Answer: Yes, it does. In fact 60+% of our customers are rolling around with devices that have been retired. We still support them and provide updates to the phones.
    3. Can you confirm that the Icon will still be getting the Windows Phone 8.1 update, the one with Cortana? Answer: (He went and pulled up an internal VZW Support Forum) Yes, there was a recent post this month from a moderator that indicates the 8.1 update is still in testing, but scheduled to begin rolling out by the end of October. (He then freely admitted that we are running out of days left in Oct. so, it might very well spill over into Nov.) He could not provide a specific release date, as once the update releases, it will roll out to so many phones at a time per some specfic ID.


    Anyway, I am a little less disappointed about the retired news after this call and a little more hopeful about us all getting the Windows Phone 8.1 release.
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    10-30-2014 02:11 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    Find a 930 that will work on T-Mo or AT&T and get that then. Its the same phone except for Verizon's BS.
    Yes. But it doesn't work on any LTE band in the US. Had Microsoft included US LTE bands like the 1520.3 then it would be a major contender.
    10-30-2014 05:26 PM
  7. garak0410's Avatar
    Yes. But it doesn't work on any LTE band in the US. Had Microsoft included US LTE bands like the 1520.3 then it would be a major contender.
    So are you saying the 1520.3 will work on Verizon?
    11-05-2014 03:25 AM
  8. mundyb's Avatar
    I hope that's what he's saying. I'll go get one today
    11-05-2014 07:24 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    So are you saying the 1520.3 will work on Verizon?
    Nope, it does not.
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    11-05-2014 07:30 AM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    So are you saying the 1520.3 will work on Verizon?
    I hope that's what he's saying. I'll go get one today
    Even if you could get the LTE bands working on Verizon, you would hate it, as Verizon's awesome coverage depends on it's old 3G network that needs CDMA support.

    As the 1520 does not have the CDMA bands on it, your coverage would be worse than Sprint or TMO in a bad area if you travel (drive in and out of LTE coverage).

    Unless your lucky enough to have 100% LTE coverage where you go (I get LTE at home and work but, during my commute, many areas do not have LTE yet)

    As great as having that phone on Verizon is, the experience would not be worth getting it...
    11-05-2014 07:58 AM
  11. awilliams1701's Avatar
    I tried it before I switched to AT&T. I looked for networks and saw T-Mobile and AT&T, but not Verizon. I had a Verizon SIM card in the device when I attempted it.

    So are you saying the 1520.3 will work on Verizon?
    11-05-2014 09:56 AM
  12. awilliams1701's Avatar
    I think its worse than that actually. It doesn't get any connectivity at all, but if it were to connect via LTE Verizon would have to permit it to make calls via VoLTE. I think they currently have that ability filtered to a specific set of phones. Obviously if its not one of their phones, they aren't going to add it to the list.

    Even if you could get the LTE bands working on Verizon, you would hate it, as Verizon's awesome coverage depends on it's old 3G network that needs CDMA support.

    As the 1520 does not have the CDMA bands on it, your coverage would be worse than Sprint or TMO in a bad area if you travel (drive in and out of LTE coverage).

    Unless your lucky enough to have 100% LTE coverage where you go (I get LTE at home and work but, during my commute, many areas do not have LTE yet)

    As great as having that phone on Verizon is, the experience would not be worth getting it...
    11-05-2014 09:58 AM
  13. Cjmurtaugh's Avatar
    With the recent FCC filing showing a Lumia 735 looking to be headed to Verizon I have a new theory on the "retiring". I think Verizon is planning to sell the Lumia 735 at a contract price of $99... which is what the Lumia Icon is being sold at right now. Considering that the Lumia Icon is superior to the Lumia 735 in almost every way (with the exception of the front-facing camera being 5MP vs. Icon's 1.2MP), Verizon would be stupid to try selling them both at the same price. I think this is an attempt to improve sales of the 735 at an inflated starting price of $99 on contract. Then once the excitement settles, they will decrease the 735 price to free and bring back the Lumia Icon for the price of $99... or not bring it back at all. Just a theory, and frustrating considering a phone at the quality of the 735 should probably be free on contract from the start. This might explain why few/no Verizon associates know what is going on, as this would need to be kept secret since before recently no one knew that Verizon would be getting the 735. Somewhat of a conspiratorial theory, but it seems reasonable for Verizon to do this.
    11-05-2014 10:20 AM
  14. awilliams1701's Avatar
    You would have to be crazy to pay money for a 735 on contract. If you are going to pay money on contract it has to be the flagship. Paying for $100 off contract on the other hand is fine as you should be able to save money in the long run by not having a contract.
    11-05-2014 12:59 PM
  15. quantum tao's Avatar
    was in a Verizon store yesterday and the icon was still on display for $99. I went in to look at the turbo.
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    11-07-2014 08:49 AM
  16. gernerttl's Avatar
    So are you saying the 1520.3 will work on Verizon?
    No. I am saying that the 930 won't work with US LTE Bands, just GSM and HSPA+ and therefore, is not a good enough reason for me to switch. The 1520.3 works on US as well as overseas LTE bands, but it is too big for me so, again, not a good enough reason to switch.

    The 1520.3 doesn't have CDMA and therefore will not work on Verizon's 3G network. Even IF it did have CDMA, it wouldn't work on Verizon's 3G network. I would need Verizon's CDMA key to work; which is part of the firmware and not the OS.
    Last edited by gernerttl; 11-09-2014 at 11:50 PM.
    11-09-2014 11:39 PM
  17. gernerttl's Avatar
    Btw. I was at one of the Verizon stores here on Oahu today and found an Icon on display. They also had the HTC M8 and the Samsung ATIV. There was no sign of the 928 though.
    Last edited by gernerttl; 12-03-2014 at 02:02 AM.
    12-02-2014 06:01 PM
  18. Tomad9#AC's Avatar
    I was at the Verizon store checking out the Sony Z3v and saw a Nokia Icon on display. $99 for 2 year contract. Go figure...Maybe they found a box in the back.
    12-02-2014 07:46 PM
  19. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    WTF ... a friend of mine said that the Verizon Lumia ICON "is still available" FROM MICROSOFT - and HAS BEEN for almost 2 months ... since, Verizon "RETIRED" the ICON???

    BOTH ... "with a new 2 years agreement" for $99 - OR - "off contract" for $499 - almost 1/2 the price of an iPhone 6 Plus !!!

    So, is this "Microsoft "merely clearing existing inventory" - OR - Microsoft "getting some BIG BALLS FINALLY" and standing up to Verizon ???

    Buy Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon - Microsoft Store
    12-07-2014 04:26 PM
  20. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Even in physical stores they have the Icon, went yesterday when my father wanted to pick up a Band (which he's enjoying now... May have to get myself one in the next batch).
    12-07-2014 04:52 PM
  21. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    Has anyone "read" about the estimated number of Nokia Icons that "have been sold to date" ???

    The Icon "just never shows up on any stats"!
    12-07-2014 11:11 PM
  22. wuiyang's Avatar
    same thing goes to Lumia 810, no love for them
    12-08-2014 01:29 AM
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