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  1. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Let's revive this thread!

    I recently heard this somewhere:

    *Some customer is intent on looking at the Lumia 520*
    Salesperson: "Are you really getting that? That thing's horrible! Get the *crappy Android* instead."
    Me: "Explain why. I have a Lumia 620 and I know why you shouldn't badmouth it."
    Salesperson: "The screen is horrible..."
    *Everything else at the same price has an even worse screen*
    Salesperson: "...it's not Android..."
    *Pfft. Just because it's not Android doesn't mean it's good.*

    And now for the clincher.

    Salesperson: "...it's overpriced..."

    Unfortunately for her, I destroyed each and every one of her arguments. I feel sorry for her now. She may not be as good as some of the other salespersons, but once she knew about Windows Phone, she was way more open-minded.
    DBDev, cckgz4, ArthJar and 7 others like this.
    08-20-2013 02:40 AM
  2. aximtreo's Avatar
    I work for one of the MLB teams and we had a sell out and were offering only SRO (Standing Room Only) tickets. After carefully explaining what SRO meant and how much the ticket she purchased one. Her parting question after purchase: Where did you say my seat is?
    08-20-2013 09:26 AM
  3. ArthJar's Avatar
    This happened yesterday on the first day back to school:
    (I'm with my Lumia 505, my friend had a SGS3 before and just got a SGS4)

    Friend: Why do you still have that piece of garbage? It can't even sent files over bluetooth.
    Me: Because I don't need to replace it every year, like you just did, and yes, I can send files.
    Friend: Whatever, It doesn't have any of the air gestures my GS4 has. (walks away)

    (It happens my friend always has her bluetooth turned on, so I send her a picture I made with a paint app in my phone, telling her what I thought about her air gestures.)
    Picture: I don't need useless stuff, I can easily swipe my finger over the screen to get things done. Have fun with this picture I sent you via BLUETOOTH.

    Can't believe someone with a GS4 is still so technologically ingorant.
    08-20-2013 02:58 PM
  4. Bartdog's Avatar
    I went to an AT&T store last week just to play around with a 1020 and they guy, who was busy with someone else, chimed in and said that phone's appeal was mainly in the camera, since wp was "missing basic app functionality." I really wanted to ask him more, but he was otherwise heavily engaged with another customer (talking to the guy the entire time I was there and who knows how long after). sheesh.
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    08-20-2013 03:14 PM
  5. E Lizzle's Avatar
    This one is really stupid: When I first got the phone, I kept thinking the phone was showing an "overheated" icon at the top. No, it was the vibrate icon.
    08-20-2013 03:46 PM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    My friend, who used to work for Verizon, was frowning his nose up when he saw I went to Windows Phone

    "That phone was our worse seller" as he picked up his HTC EVO 3D trying to figure out why his phone stopped alerting him when he had new texts
    08-20-2013 04:38 PM
  7. jfa1's Avatar
    08-20-2013 05:37 PM
  8. joshage's Avatar
    Oh god I've had a funny one from the Carphone Warehouse salesman, I was standing on my HTC 8S taking a look at the nokia lumia 520 in store and he started talking and he said "You dont want a windows phone, they're really slow and the battery life is terrible let me show you the iPhone 5" which made me laugh and I showed him my HTC 8S which was on 95% from 5hours ago and I showed him how fast and responsive the OS is and well he just said "Do you need anymore help" lol, speechless.
    08-20-2013 06:04 PM
  9. sahib lopez's Avatar
    This had happened twice to me the first occasion was when my friends and I where looking looking for a place to eat and she was on her android phone and I told her let me use my phone and I used city lens to look for a place to eat and she told me ooooh what is that app called so I can get it on my android cell phone and I told her well you can't get it on android because its only on Nokia lumia winows phone and she ooooohhh how fancy in a sarcastic way
    The second time I was with my cousin and her friend and also they wanted to eat and again I used city lens and she said what app is that because I want it on my andriod and I told her you can't because its exclusive to Nokia windows phone and she was surprised that an app that I have is not on google App Store and she said "that app would of been useful when we were looking for a burger place to eat "

    In those cases I was able to show that windows phone has good things that are actually useful :)
    DBDev and sumton like this.
    08-20-2013 07:17 PM
  10. MattMamba2012's Avatar
    Not a question but my girlfriends sister call windows 8, windows 2008. Where did she get that from?
    08-20-2013 07:19 PM
  11. anon(5419168)'s Avatar
    My story... Went to T-Mobile to look at the Nokia 925 and sales guy seen me looking over every angle of the phone and asked if I need help. I explained I had been following Nokia for a while and was interested in this phone. He asked if I had ever used a Windows phone as they were not really a full featured phone and most people that have a need for a smart phone usually go with a Android and he proceeds to pull out his Galaxy S3 which had some really flamboyant case,,,,,and my stare goes blank. I pulled my htc 8x out of my pocket and said I have been exposed to Windows phone, Galaxy S2, iPhone 4 and I prefer WP8. Told him to write it up. At the counter when the sales guy was doing the sim and paperwork another worker, the manager, walked over to the register and said I see you are buying the 925 and he proceeds to pull out his 925 with the yellow charge cover and said it's a great phone. I looked the other worker and back at him and said I know why your the manager.
    08-20-2013 08:35 PM
  12. RodimusMajor's Avatar
    Wow-- I feel kinda lucky that I've never run into people this daft about phones, hahaha. The most common reactions I get to my Lumia 900 are, "Hey, what's that?" or "Is that one of those Windows Phones?", and I just answer them and they say "Cool" and move on. The worst I ever got was my friend (who owns a Note II) mistaking it for a Droid Razr (!!), lol.

    It seems like people in general have trouble recognising anything that's not an iSomething or a Galaxy of some sort, whether it's phones or tablets. People keep asking if my Nexus 7 is a Kindle or an iPad Mini. XD
    08-20-2013 08:37 PM
  13. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    This Windows is a pain. . . . Get it? Pain, Windows, Windows pain. Hey, you asked for it.
    E Lizzle and Wilguens Joachin like this.
    08-20-2013 08:43 PM
  14. Corepc's Avatar
    The other day was with friends on a trip out to the local lake and I turned on Here Drive had speed limit turned on. Has my friend went over the speed limit my phone start beeping letting us know that. He was like well my phone can't do that, I said I know.

    Friend mention a Band, One friends pulls out his Android and the other pulls her Iphone start searching, I pull out my Nokia and press home bring up speech and ask him to repeat what he just said. Before the other phones could even get any info. Boom it was on my screen, videos, concert info, and much more..
    08-20-2013 09:21 PM
  15. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I wish I had funny stories to contribute. I love this thread! It always puts a smile on my face. :)
    08-20-2013 09:43 PM
  16. phing77's Avatar
    a salesman talk to me "oh! it's use Windows like computer so it is so slow! here get Galaxy Grand instead"
    08-20-2013 10:05 PM
  17. diktea's Avatar
    Can we go to the next video by pressing the 'next' button, without going back and individually clicking each video? LOL
    DBDev likes this.
    08-20-2013 10:39 PM
  18. mikeofthegarden's Avatar
    Fortunately for me, when I went in to buy a 928, the sales guy pulled out his 928 and told me he loved it. Started showing me apps that he bought, etc..

    On the other hand, my girlfriend is an iPhone junky. Thinks it makes her "hip". She likes my phone, and the live tiles, but only as MY phone. Whenever she picks it up she has trouble doing the simplest things. I came from iPhone an haven't had that problem. Oh well.
    DBDev likes this.
    08-20-2013 11:01 PM
  19. DalekSnare's Avatar
    This one is really stupid: When I first got the phone, I kept thinking the phone was showing an "overheated" icon at the top. No, it was the vibrate icon.
    I hoped it was the bacon sensor, but was disappointed when I learned it was just vibrate.
    08-20-2013 11:07 PM
  20. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    the dumbest question is without a doubt "Do you like it?" to which I reply

    "why no, I hate it, I just love going out and blowing hundreds of dollars on gadgets that make me miserable"

    I mean, what kind of ******* question is that? It is like someone asking if you like your broken arm or your wrecked car.
    The answer to a broken arm or wrecked car is no, I don't like either of them, which is the opposite of do you like your WP. Which I assume, yes you do...
    08-21-2013 09:48 AM
  21. th0mas96's Avatar
    Ok, the best I've ever heard ;D a mother of a friend that's in a 90€ per month contract with an iPhone 5 said my phone was rubbish, because the screen is way too small for Windows programs, even her Notebook has a too small screen. She really thought it runs a desktop Windows OS..
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    08-21-2013 10:07 AM
  22. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    My girlfriend had to take her Lumia 920 in for repair at an EE store recently. The guy working there said she could either have a basic dumb phone for free while the Lumia is being repaired or a Samsung Galaxy Mini Android Phone which she would have to pay a 60 deposit for but would get it back on collection of her Lumia.
    My girlfriend said, that's quite alot to pay and she was told that if she was bringing in an Android phone for repair she wouldn't have to pay the 60 deposit!!
    She said that's totally unfair and asked how come you only have to pay a deposit if you bring in a Windows Phone.
    He said that after using a Windows Phone and then being lent an Android lots of customers are smashing up the Android Phones in total frustration so they HAVE to take the deposit! lol.

    After trying out the Android Phone myself, the sales guy may not actually be joking either.

    They don't lend out Windows Phones for sum reason.
    Last edited by EasilyTheBest; 10-15-2013 at 03:19 AM.
    10-15-2013 03:04 AM
  23. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    I missed this thread :)
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    10-15-2013 03:13 AM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    Somehow I never saw this thread, or it's been long enough that my short memory doesn't recall seeing it. Either way, there's some good stuff here.
    10-15-2013 09:39 AM
  25. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I have noticed lately that the average person now seems too av at least heard of a Windows Phone and do know a little bit about them, hence I don't hear so many stupid comments about them which is a pity....
    WanderingTraveler and DBDev like this.
    10-19-2013 06:59 AM
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