08-09-2015 05:05 AM
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  1. mon_Wentworth's Avatar
    Hi everybody.
    I just came back from one of my favorite chain restaurants (not gonna say the name).
    As my friend and I arrive (both windows phone users), the waiter gave us the menus and then proceeded to explain to us their new promo.
    "If you download our new app, next time you come, you'll have a 10 discount". She said.
    At that moment I already knew they wouldn't have a Windows phone app, so I nodded and said: "Ok, thank you". I check the little pamphlet and confirmed the words "Play Store" and "iOS App Store". I check the windows phone store just in case, but "nada".
    A while later another waiter comes and as he sees the little piece of paper he asks if we had the app. I said we couldn't get it because we used windows phone. He laughs and says: "Well, you need to get a real phone".

    Is it bad that I wanted to punch him in the face? Has any of this kinda thing happen to any of you?
    ven07, Byrese, aximtreo and 7 others like this.
    07-24-2015 08:44 PM
  2. Slovenix's Avatar
    Lol.. Its okay :)
    k72 likes this.
    07-24-2015 08:55 PM
  3. Timbre70's Avatar
    You will be a captive audience and your personal data will be with the restaurant 🍴. IF you use some of these apps. Lucky 🍀 that you are not using the real phone 📞.
    07-24-2015 09:00 PM
  4. Ordeith's Avatar
    Response:
    Maybe I'll go to a real restaurant that values all of their customers.
    And let the manager know on your way out.
    xandros9, libra89, ven07 and 11 others like this.
    07-24-2015 09:18 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    From the way you're telling it, there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent :) Everybody has an opinion, so just respect that (unless the person is being an ***). There really is no point in reporting every little thing to a manager :p

    If I don't have the app, I can't use it.. end of story and life goes on :D
    07-25-2015 02:08 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    From the way you're telling it, there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent :) Everybody has an opinion, so just respect that (unless the person is being an ***). There really is no point in reporting every little thing to a manager

    If I don't have the app, I can't use it.. end of story and life goes on :D
    I agree. It's also very possible that the manager told the waiter that he had to promote the restaurant's app.
    ven07, Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    07-25-2015 02:16 PM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    While I doubt there was a malicious intent to it and the person was likely joking, it wasn't professional. He was talking like the op and him are best friends. That's not your place to joke about my phone


    sent from my iPhone...asking myself why I own one
    ven07, aximtreo, 11B1P and 6 others like this.
    07-25-2015 02:27 PM
  8. noobchief's Avatar
    I agree. It's also very possible that the manager told the waiter that he had to promote the restaurant's app.
    Yeah, but the waiter still needs to respect customers and their choices. Still no excuses though.
    11B1P and rhapdog like this.
    07-25-2015 02:28 PM
  9. vikash singh1's Avatar
    Sue the restaurant and ask them for a real phone .... Then sell that phone and get another windows phone :P

    Jokes apart ... Whatever restaurant it was .... Surely bad service man.

    Should report the manager
    ven07, aximtreo and k72 like this.
    07-25-2015 02:48 PM
  10. darkest.white's Avatar
    I work as a technology consultant and all my buddies are nerds like me. They consistently bug me about windows phone "I bet you don't have this app because you have a windows phone" "actually I do" "oh really!? They have 2 apps in the app store now??" Lmao they mean it as a joke and I play along, but to each their own. I'll still with windows phone till the end. I'm helping to fight the good fight by getting as many people upgraded to windows 10 as possible, so far alone I have several hundred I already have set up to get it. And launch will be a hectic day for us. I'm pumped
    ven07, aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    07-25-2015 03:05 PM
  11. hiya15's Avatar
    I dont know which phone are you using but you could have shown them Pics taken by your "not so real phone". I've shown a number of people the pics i have taken with L1520 and their first reaction ,almost all of the time, have been " soooper" .

    And No, dont complain to the manager, its not going to improve him even if he was an a$$.
    07-25-2015 03:15 PM
  12. windobuddies625's Avatar
    *there there*
    07-25-2015 03:32 PM
  13. mon_Wentworth's Avatar
    Obviously it didn't cross my mind to ask for the manager or anything. I just wanted to punch him a little bit because of the little joke. The thing is, I am a waiter myself, and personally wouldn't have said anything like that. I would probably say to the costumer, "well if you have an android phone lying around at home, or someone close to you has one, you can try and take advantage of the app anyway".
    I am a proud windows phone user since 2013 and not gonna change anytime soon, and like I said, being a waiter myself , I get to see lots of people and most importantly their phones, and I'm seeing quite a number of windows phones everyday which makes me really happy.
    Last edited by mon_Wentworth; 07-25-2015 at 08:13 PM.
    07-25-2015 07:25 PM
  14. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    that waiter can go #%$$ himself. All I have to say
    07-25-2015 07:49 PM
  15. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    I never have understood the real phone argument anyway. The source code for windows phone is far more complex than Android. Android users seem to think...the more things you have to select in order to complete a task means complexity. I find in my logic, to be, minutes wasted that could've been used doing something more productive. I have a company Android phone and a personal 1520 Windows phone. Truly do not understand the draw to the static Android or for that matter Iphone???? I've used all three and still get board with both the iPhone Android OS's. Android I find frustratingly frivolous waste of effort. What is this argument that android allows you to do more things . Setting around I.T. Groups saying you have more freedom to tinker and adjust different aspects of your phone compared to Windows phones. I actually asked a fellow I.T. Engineer ," please elaborate on what is you do that entertains on an android for hours?" He basically said going to this and that (settings) changing and adjusting....I finally stopped him and asked why would you by a phone just so can constantly adjust and tinker with? Don't you have enough to do in your day to day job ? I by a phone the seamless functionality of the phone. Windows Phone has its issues but III t also has so much more potential than Android and IPhone put together. Especially With Microsoft coming out with OS Windows 10 Windows 10 RT/ mobile.
    darkest.white and skt_diaz like this.
    07-25-2015 07:57 PM
  16. CB Stuart's Avatar
    I don't like it when others say that my phone sucks because I have a windows phone. One kid at my school always said "EW Windows" when he saw me. I think others need to leave us alone and get over the fact that we use windows phones.
    07-25-2015 08:11 PM
  17. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    Keep in mind: The Windows platform has more potential than Android and IPhone put together. Think about it! The potential is limitless.....you can give many reasons to own a Windows device now that they have tied Windows 10 to all three platforms. It is the future of mobile PC devices. Microsoft just needs to build upon this unlike what they did with Windows phone 7 and 8.1. WP 8.1 was first step but an incomplete step and oversight. Windows 10 is where they had there come to Jesus moment. Now everything will be built upon this platform and the best of both worlds. Desktop capabilities with the ease of mobility....😉
    07-25-2015 08:21 PM
  18. theefman's Avatar
    Its just a phone.
    Sent from my S3
    07-25-2015 08:26 PM
  19. mjyumping's Avatar
    Why do you have to buy a real phone, isn't that a phone? It's just a phone. Sent from my L1320
    07-25-2015 08:35 PM
  20. mark233's Avatar
    Next time out go to a real restaurant ..... j/k
    07-25-2015 09:00 PM
  21. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I always try to start a conversation when people say "Windows Phone Sucks".

    I'm always open to a healthy debate.

    "Well, why does It suck?"

    Typically you get a responses like:

    " ..............."
    or
    " It just sucks"
    or
    "It's just ****!"
    or
    "it has no apps"

    I would love to see what is going to be the excuse when Windows 10 launches and apps begin coming to Windows Platform.

    Honestly, the app excuse is a bit drawn out now.

    Majority of apps used on phones are Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Messger. And we have those.

    And lets be honest. People don't buy phones because it has "apps" they buy phones because of what Is cool.

    Example. Tell anyone that you can get the exact, same apps on a Blu Android as you do on a Samsung S6 and you know what they will buy? The s6 of course. Even though it is like triple the price. Why? Because it's "cool"

    A friend asked my opinion if she should get the s6. I told her no, you should buy the One plus. It's a much better phone and it's like half the price. Her response was " I don't know what that is." Couple days later she told me she bought the s6.

    It's all about a Brand. It has nothing to do with apps. If it did, Samsung would not be the most popular android phone.
    07-25-2015 09:23 PM
  22. atkichra's Avatar
    Well I be real with you. I have a 640 and its a great phone I've grown to like it alot. The battery life is great and the camera is good enough. People love the orange back I ordered of eBay. But when people check out my phone or ask me about I ask them these things. Do you game alot, do you use snap chat. If so then WP isn't for you. I have an s5 and untill WP gets games like clash of clans and snap chat boom beach and some if the other games I'll use my s5 as my daily driver. The app gap is still real and when WP does get those apps or games they are lacking features that are on the other OS.
    07-25-2015 09:48 PM
  23. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    Well I be real with you. I have a 640 and its a great phone I've grown to like it alot. The battery life is great and the camera is good enough. People love the orange back I ordered of eBay. But when people check out my phone or ask me about I ask them these things. Do you game alot, do you use snap chat. If so then WP isn't for you. I have an s5 and untill WP gets games like clash of clans and snap chat boom beach and some if the other games I'll use my s5 as my daily driver. The app gap is still real and when WP does get those apps or games they are lacking features that are on the other OS.
    Reason I went back to android was lack of apps mainly bank apps was the deal breaker.
    Though I do love windows interface and miss it but till there is a strong app progress and support I'll be on the sidelines.

    Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk
    07-25-2015 11:20 PM
  24. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    The waiter is not professional and respectful. He should better say "We are sorry that we don't support Windows Phone currently."

    I have similar situation where one of my favourite restaurants does not offer app for Windows Phone.

    I won't turn to Apple/Android just to save 10% for my meal.
    rhapdog likes this.
    07-26-2015 12:52 AM
  25. wrm1's Avatar
    I remember hearing things like this when I had my T-mobile G1. Android users today seem to forget, as they quickly write off windows, that all of the arguments and write-ups about app gap and death in the face of iOS were written for them almost verbatim. And now look. A huge market. Windows will grow as people tire of the other two options and the app gap will close as we go further and we see universal apps and an easier development environment. Hopefully we will remember history better than the guys with the robots and fruit in their pockets.
    07-26-2015 01:59 AM
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