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  1. Mark Jungdahl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    how did you get an offer from Verizon to switch to the DRoid Turbo? I'd take that.
    Complained enough, would it be frustration to make you switch or a better phone?


    Pleas tell me how to complain enough...
    zweible likes this.
    11-28-2014 03:11 PM
  2. XillaKun's Avatar
    Bought this phone a month before Verizon retired it. Feeling ripped off and questioning if I should stick with Windows phone now.

    I have thought of just ending my contract and just using my 1020 on straight talk. I love the Icon but the way it's being handled by Microsoft and Verizon is beyond horrible.
    11-28-2014 04:09 PM
  3. DavidinCT's Avatar
    If you want to leave, leave....No one is stopping you. If you feel Windows Phone does not give you enough features, download the DP and that will give you pretty much everything.

    Stop crying about it...it's getting old...

    I have a VZW LG G2 sitting here....I have played with it for hours, trying to find out what people really like about Android vs Windows Phone, maybe the apps ? And why ? As first playing with it, I am not crazy about it but, maybe I don't know the ins and outs of the device.
    xibartx, RSailer and Scorpio5x0 like this.
    11-29-2014 10:18 AM
  4. anon6002755's Avatar
    If you want to leave, leave....No one is stopping you. If you feel Windows Phone does not give you enough features, download the DP and that will give you pretty much everything.

    Stop crying about it...it's getting old...

    I have a VZW LG G2 sitting here....I have played with it for hours, trying to find out what people really like about Android vs Windows Phone, maybe the apps ? And why ? As first playing with it, I am not crazy about it but, maybe I don't know the ins and outs of the device.
    There's lots to like about android. Yes, many of them being the apps. The built in email client on the G2, which has had its problems in the past, is in terms of functionality is leaps and bounds ahead of what the icon offers in its built in app.

    WP has it merits though. That's why I hover in these forums and hanging on to my icon instead of selling it as I originally planned.

    Now for those feeling they have been ripped off by vzw or Microsoft are just complaining about not getting extras. Heck yeah it sucks and is annoying but the phone still functions as it did when it was purchased and that's all that's officially promised.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    11-29-2014 01:20 PM
  5. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    Heck yeah it sucks and is annoying but the phone still functions as it did when it was purchased and that's all that's officially promised.
    When I bought the phone in May I was promised the updates by the sales people.
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    11-29-2014 01:31 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    When I bought the phone in May I was promised the updates by the sales people.
    And you listened to them... why? They are there to SELL you something. They do not make decisions in respect to when or if an update will be provided. Just because a sales rep promises you will get an update doesn't mean you will get one. The ONLY promise you have from Verizon is in the contract you signed when you purchased the phone.
    11-29-2014 01:41 PM
  7. anon6002755's Avatar
    When I bought the phone in May I was promised the updates by the sales people.
    I don't mean to sound condescending but did it say that in your contract? I have a hard time imagining it did.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    11-29-2014 01:52 PM
  8. MicrosoftRulesAll's Avatar
    Just be patient and the update will roll out.

    But if you can't wait just install dev preview..
    11-29-2014 02:11 PM
  9. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    No, but the point is that Verizon is not training anyone properly or they are training them to lie. Either way, I'm laying this on VZW. I wasn't expecting to be first, but dead last with no sign in sight? I didn't sign up for that either.
    MikeSo likes this.
    11-29-2014 03:52 PM
  10. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    Just be patient and the update will roll out.

    But if you can't wait just install dev preview..
    Had DP since the first day with the phone. But there are things that need Cyan to function properly. Right now the camera slow as hell.
    11-29-2014 03:53 PM
  11. anon6002755's Avatar
    Had DP since the first day with the phone. But there are things that need Cyan to function properly. Right now the camera slow as hell.
    Agreed. There are some items that can't be addressed by software updates and the firmware updates are what's needed. I'm lurking in the forums and waiting for those as well. Unfortunately to help ease the pain I'm just not using my icon as my daily driver.

    I have some high hopes for Windows 10 and Microsoft owning the devices completely. I hope that's a formula for faster nexus like updates.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Last edited by akak84; 11-29-2014 at 10:30 PM.
    11-29-2014 05:25 PM
  12. DavidinCT's Avatar
    It's kind of funny if you stand back from a 3rd party and read this thread and the Cyan one that got closed, everyone has their own theory on what is going on here. Everyone is grasping at straws and most of all, everyone is like WTF ?

    Yea, Verizon is crappy when it comes to updates, BUT, something public was said, it's not being released because that Verizon's crappy apps don't work (would think that would be a blessing), so it is coming, the big question is when and only Verizon and Microsoft know (according to the tweet, MS is working with VZW on this)

    Maybe after this issue is fixed so their crappy apps work now, in a 1 week period all WP8 devices will get Cyan/8.1.....

    Who freaking knows at this point, tomorrow is December 1st, yea, it's beyond old now.
    MikeSo likes this.
    11-30-2014 09:49 AM
  13. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    Or maybe we will all get a free upgrade to the new leaked phone if the problem cant be fixed!
    **crossed fingers**
    DavidinCT likes this.
    11-30-2014 10:21 PM
  14. carlosirai's Avatar
    Or maybe we will all get a free upgrade to the new leaked phone if the problem cant be fixed!
    **crossed fingers**


    Epic LOL
    11-30-2014 10:26 PM
  15. lylone's Avatar
    I switched to VZW and got the ICON in July. I already asked about a free upgrade to a new phone. I was told that there are no offers posted at this time and that came from the SOB's mouth who told me Cyan/8.0 would be released in September.
    12-01-2014 06:24 AM
  16. MikeSo's Avatar
    If you want to leave, leave....No one is stopping you. If you feel Windows Phone does not give you enough features, download the DP and that will give you pretty much everything.

    Stop crying about it...it's getting old...

    I have a VZW LG G2 sitting here....I have played with it for hours, trying to find out what people really like about Android vs Windows Phone, maybe the apps ? And why ? As first playing with it, I am not crazy about it but, maybe I don't know the ins and outs of the device.
    Most people buy Android because it was the cheap alternative to an iPhone that they had seen in ads and that was sitting there in the stores for them to buy when they went there. There are no Windows Phones to buy in most places (in the US at least), and Blackberry is no longer around so Android it is. End of story.
    12-01-2014 03:22 PM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Most people buy Android because it was the cheap alternative to an iPhone that they had seen in ads and that was sitting there in the stores for them to buy when they went there. There are no Windows Phones to buy in most places (in the US at least), and Blackberry is no longer around so Android it is. End of story.
    Yep and after a few days of playing with this LG G2....I put it back up on ebay...I just don't like it but, I will admit, they have some freaking cool games that we can only dream of on Windows Phone...

    I guess they all have their plusses...

    I will admit the LG G2 is a very nice phone(hardware wise) and the G3, is a epic phone, wish they made the G3 for Windows Phone, I would dump Nokia in a heartbeat...
    12-01-2014 07:23 PM
  18. anon6002755's Avatar
    Most people buy Android because it was the cheap alternative to an iPhone .
    Also it was the only option available with the iPhone only being on AT&T. But that was 2009 or so when android first started to gain traction. Bring us to 2014 and it's very different story. It would be a mistake to still think if android as a cheap alternative to iPhones.
    12-01-2014 08:53 PM
  19. dannebtd's Avatar
    I switched to VZW and got the ICON in July. I already asked about a free upgrade to a new phone. I was told that there are no offers posted at this time and that came from the SOB's mouth who told me Cyan/8.0 would be released in September.
    Yeah, I got mine a week before Windows Phone 8 was revealed (After it was publicly stated the ICON would be upgraded). I knew, being a Verizon customer, that it would be a couple of weeks at least but every salesman told me 100% we would have it before end of summer. . . . Now I'm just thankful I have the edge plan and can upgrade this spring. If I didn't have developers Preview i would have jumped ship long ago (back to my BB Q10 at that)
    12-01-2014 10:19 PM
  20. mtalinm's Avatar
    it is pretty awesome to have cheap smartphones. got my kid a Lumia 520 last year for $40. he dropped it so I got him an android for $70. if I didn't care so much about the camera I'd get one of these cheapies as well - no insurance crap to deal with, etc.
    12-02-2014 07:02 AM
  21. drewman77's Avatar
    Another clue to the delay? Microsoft is looking for a cellular modem software specialist for their Lumia Engineering location here in San Diego and has been for 60+ days.

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/24453134
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    12-02-2014 10:01 AM
  22. wstanton's Avatar
    Another clue to the delay? Microsoft is looking for a cellular modem software specialist for their Lumia Engineering location here in San Diego and has been for 60+ days.
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    I didn't think that sounded plausible until I read the job description. Yikes. Did they dump the wrong Nokia employee?
    12-02-2014 10:18 AM
  23. MikeSo's Avatar
    Also it was the only option available with the iPhone only being on AT&T. But that was 2009 or so when android first started to gain traction. Bring us to 2014 and it's very different story. It would be a mistake to still think if android as a cheap alternative to iPhones.
    I agree. Now many people buy them because they are established and, once again, are actually sitting on shelves in the stores. I bet most people don't even know they run "Android". It's just a phone.
    12-02-2014 11:11 AM
  24. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Also it was the only option available with the iPhone only being on AT&T. But that was 2009 or so when android first started to gain traction. Bring us to 2014 and it's very different story. It would be a mistake to still think if android as a cheap alternative to iPhones.
    Yea, when Microsoft had Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 on shelf...sitting in a little corner with 2-3 models(depending on carrier) while there was 1 iPhone and 10 Android devices...

    If times could change, if Windows Phone 7 was released in 2009 going head to head with the iPhone and Android 1.0, I would think all of out complaints with Windows Phone would of been resolved by now and it would have at least a 25% share in the marketplace...in fact, do you think Android would of been as big if that happened ?

    A Day late and dime short Microsoft.....

    Still after playing with Android, setting up all email accounts, doing texts and an playing games....besides the games/app selection, I like Windows Phone so much better....
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    12-02-2014 12:50 PM
  25. anon6002755's Avatar
    Yea, when Microsoft had Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 on shelf...sitting in a little corner with 2-3 models(depending on carrier) while there was 1 iPhone and 10 Android devices...

    If times could change, if Windows Phone 7 was released in 2009 going head to head with the iPhone and Android 1.0, I would think all of out complaints with Windows Phone would of been resolved by now and it would have at least a 25% share in the marketplace...in fact, do you think Android would of been as big if that happened ?

    A Day late and dime short Microsoft.....

    Still after playing with Android, setting up all email accounts, doing texts and an playing games....besides the games/app selection, I like Windows Phone so much better....
    I had a few of the windows mobile devices back then. The HTC wing, and HTC Snap. Both were great after some brewing from the guys at xda. I miss you ookba!!

    If WP had been released back in 2007 and released on multiple carriers at multiple price points it wouldve done extremely well. I'm a member on the XDA boards because of windows mobile not android. Many of the users there are or atleast were. Android would not have grown because Windows would have been the alternative to the iPhone and google would have continued its support of the platform. remember this page? https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/138636?hl=en

    Windows phone is great and if the app selection was equal and as well as the email client I'd be using it right now instead of my G2. but it doesnt function as i need it to in its current form so i'm hanging on to my Icon and using my G2 as my daily driver in the hopes that windows 10 fixes these issues.

    Thats if verizon decides to allow us to even have 8.1 which is my real gripe.we are this far behind on Cyan while denim is in the works for release. Then when can we expect W10?

    de ja vu?http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...-iphone-127022

    I hope not.
    Last edited by akak84; 12-02-2014 at 05:35 PM.
    12-02-2014 04:36 PM
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