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  1. stephen_az's Avatar
    Considering they so rarely support Windows Phone, I doubt they'll make good on this either.
    ....and again, please compare VZW's actual support history which matches or bests AT&T. Perception and reality simply do not match and this dates back to WP7. Yes, Cyan is late - compare that though to previous updates and T&T's record prior to Cyan. Beyond that, are people even aware that even with the deletion of the Icon, VZW has a larger catalog of WP devices than AT&T?
    10-12-2014 08:25 PM
  2. stephen_az's Avatar
    Is this still some rumor or did something change officially?
    That they are retiring Icon is not a rumor - it has been acknowledged by VZW's official twitter feed. That they are dumping WP is an absolute and utter BS rumor started on this very site in threads like this one.
    10-12-2014 08:30 PM
  3. stephen_az's Avatar
    Not really. Most Americans go the the carrier on contract because there is no price savings by buying on contract vs off contract. Example: Buying a phone for $199 on contract with $50/month plan, or buying the same phone out right for $500 and still having to pay $50/month for a plan. That's why Americans buy on contract.

    Back on topic, Verizon is the nations largest carrier but only accounts for 13-15% of WP users. So how many overall customers by percentage is that for Verizon? 1%? 2%? Verizon simply doesn't care. Switch to AT&T or TMobile (which accounts for 75% of WP users) and be happy.
    Yes, I will dump VZW that sells four WP devices (check out the number AT&T sells), was the first to grab the HTC One, still supports both my 928 and 822., and have coverage everyplace I have been other than a few mile stretch just inside the Colorado border where I am limited to voice only. After all, what I really need is poor service and middling coverage (AT&T) or widely inconsistent service and non-existent coverage (Tmobile). Do people even think this stuff through? If the alternatives work for you that is great, but the reality is they do not offer better service and VZW still does offer better coverage for many of us. BTW, I also do not choose phone companies to make me happy - just to provide an essential service. Of the choices, VZW is not perfect but I will take them over the alternatives any day.

    As for the Icon, so they canceled a phone? A) So what, it happens, B) get over it, and C) stop trying to turn it into something more meaningful than it is....
    10-12-2014 08:48 PM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    I'm closing this thread. There is nothing wrong with it. It's just that another thread exists dealing with the same topic, and it happened to have a more descriptive thread title:

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