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  1. pazces84's Avatar
    WP should have a way to customize SMS notifications.
    Psaris likes this.
    01-07-2013 02:24 PM
  2. Psaris's Avatar
    5. Just turn the ringer and vibrate off? (under settings/sounds) I do this every night while the phone is on the charger.. Alarm still sounds just fine in the morning.
    Ok, fair enough I suppose. But an extra hassle. I'd probably still have to re-enable sound every morning too?
    01-07-2013 02:25 PM
  3. anilraj's Avatar
    For writing lengthy sms, you can use the email id of the phone number.
    But, it will not store the mail in your SMS sent item.




    Provider
    Format
    Sprint
    phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    Verizon
    phonenumber@vtext.com
    T-Mobile
    phonenumber@tmomail.net
    AT&T
    phonenumber@txt.att.net
    AIM
    +1phonenumber








    Source: How to Email Text Messages to Any Phone - Email to Text - Popular Mechanics
    jlzimmerman and SergeMcG like this.
    01-07-2013 03:24 PM
  4. anilraj's Avatar
    6) I am able to edit the number. How are you using it? I picked a number from the internet. And it showed an editable phone number field.
    01-07-2013 03:28 PM
  5. uselessrobot's Avatar
    1) There's an option to back up messages to SkyDrive. I haven't used it so I can't speak to how it works.

    5) As far as I know, the alarm app works fine. I don't see how it would be possible for an app to actually turn on a phone if you've shut it off. If some other phone has this feature this is the first I'm hearing of it.

    6) I'm not sure what your problem is. I can edit anything I want. In fact, I find the contacts list easier to work with than what I had in Android.

    7) I've been finding battery life to be excellent. The only way I experience aggressive battery drain is if I'm playing a game, especially one of the more graphically intensive ones. But even then, I'm getting better battery life than my prior phone. However, this wasn't the case for the first several days.

    I can't speak to some of the other issues as I don't have those problems myself. It seems like a lack of apps.
    01-07-2013 04:17 PM
  6. slashd0t's Avatar
    "Do Not Disturb" from the iPhone .. I have a global role at work and get calls at all sorts of hours.. Having do not disturb except for people in a designated favourites list is pretty awesome..

    This is such a highly desired feature it may prompt me to go back to an iPhone actually..
    Joe920, SergeMcG and Nerius like this.
    01-07-2013 04:28 PM
  7. expectafight's Avatar
    1. Customize SMS and Email alert notification sounds.
    2. I would like to be able to edit emails before I forward them. Not all previous information in some email is pertinent to the people I forward to... ie. bad jokes, people's contact info.
    3. Flash. I know, Flash is on it's way out, it's buggy, yada yada yada. I'm a huge motoGP race fan, and I cannot watch racing on motoGP.com from my phone. I could on my iPhone and Android phone.
    4. And this is a big one. I want a Quit option in my apps. Using the back button does NOT exit all apps. I use Tunein radio every morning to get my BBC fix on my drive to work and despite "backing out of the app" it does not quit. Even though it does not show up when you hold the back button. This happens with metro radio too. If I get back in my truck, once bluetooth connects, those apps will start right up again.
    5.I have not been able to see the mobile version of Craigslist. I'm a craigslist junkie, and haven't found a great app that compares to the mobile site. I know this is probably a craigslist thing... just something I'd like to see.

    Aside from those things, I am very happy with my Lumia 920, and the WP8 experience as a whole.

    Anything you'd like to see? Please chime in.
    1. You can change the sounds for SMS in the ringtones+sounds settings menu
    2. Cant help you there. You should suggest it to them.
    3. So here's flash...
    4. Music/radio apps close differently. Use this. everything else, keep using the back button.
    5. Haven't really looked into this but I can. Give me a day.

    I like these types of posts, let me know what else you got.
    01-07-2013 05:10 PM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Ok, fair enough I suppose. But an extra hassle. I'd probably still have to re-enable sound every morning too?
    Yeah, you'd have to turn the ringer and vibrate back on of course.
    01-07-2013 05:18 PM
  9. ooklah's Avatar
    Internet Explorer is a pain to quit, having to repeatedly hit the back button. Also for some reason, if I just open Youtube, I can't close IE. I have to go to another page, and then hot the back button multiple times to close it.
    The quickest way I've found to close IE is by opening the tabs window and closing all the tabs. After that only one back press is required.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    01-07-2013 05:52 PM
  10. tebugg's Avatar
    Internet Explorer is a pain to quit, having to repeatedly hit the back button. Also for some reason, if I just open Youtube, I can't close IE. I have to go to another page, and then hot the back button multiple times to close it.
    IE tip: hit the ... in the lower right corner, tap tabs. hit the X button on the tab or tabs. hit the back button 1 time. IE closed.
    01-07-2013 06:47 PM
  11. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Internet Explorer is a pain to quit, having to repeatedly hit the back button. Also for some reason, if I just open Youtube, I can't close IE. I have to go to another page, and then hot the back button multiple times to close it.
    I notice this too with Youtube sometimes. I wonder if Google did this on purpose to screw up WP users lol. Like tebugg said, you can go to Tabs and close it.
    01-07-2013 07:46 PM
  12. SergeMcG's Avatar
    +
    10) Notification led.
    It is very useful to check if we missed anything. When you are used to it you know what you miss..

    Thanks all for your answers.
    @Anilarj, I will have to check if I can do the same with my network here in the UK.
    01-07-2013 08:28 PM
  13. SergeMcG's Avatar
    6) I am able to edit the number. How are you using it? I picked a number from the internet. And it showed an editable phone number field.
    I meant something like the RapDialer app. Some of its features are basic and should be implemented in a phone like this.
    01-07-2013 08:31 PM
  14. expectafight's Avatar
    Also, I tend to use UC Browser more these days. No matter.

    I guess the only question is why do you care if the browser is open. It's frozen state, doesn't really have an impact on the battery or other app performance.
    01-07-2013 08:53 PM
  15. beachhoppr's Avatar
    Stop the Music will stop all media apps
    01-07-2013 09:34 PM
  16. Seany72's Avatar
    One thing I hate about IE on Windows is WHY it never saves any passwords??
    01-08-2013 02:09 AM
  17. PhotoAnt's Avatar
    Didn't have time to go thru the previous 10 pages, so excuse me if I am repeating them. This should be features available which I find very convenient and useful on other platforms and Symbian:

    1. Select multiple recipients directly from address book/contact list for SMS;
    2. Search SMS history (available on iOS);
    3. Attach document files directly from email application;
    4. Select the account you wish to reply/forward from, a received email;
    5. Proper month view for calender + weekly view;
    6. Similar MS basic features for all users (currently users in different regions, get different features - eg. choice of sizes for photos to be uploaded to SkyDrive);

    In general, adoption of WP8 was pretty easy, but after using it for a month, I find that there are some features that are better than the other 2 main OSs - but overall it is still lagging behind. In areas where it is supposed to be MS's strength, some of the features (eg. calender features, email document attachment, etc) are not there - hence disappointing!

    Hope these will be addressed...
    jlzimmerman likes this.
    01-08-2013 08:21 AM
  18. PhotoAnt's Avatar
    Oh yeah, one more:

    7. When you're on the ear piece in a conversation, after the time-out period the screen blacks out. If you need to re-activate the screen to say key in a phone number or check an email for reference in the conversation, the phone doesn't react when you press the power button!

    C'mon, this is a PHONE - call features should be exceptional :)

    Excuse the fruit - I feel it was a toy with phone features added, but this is NOKIA!!!
    Last edited by PhotoAnt; 01-08-2013 at 08:53 AM.
    01-08-2013 08:27 AM
  19. willybraatlund's Avatar
    Slight alteration. Sorry for posting it again.

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    01-08-2013 10:35 AM
  20. Psaris's Avatar
    1) Syncing SMSs with the laptop.
    That's not only for back up reason. I mean, with my "old" N8 I was able to send SMSs from my laptop via Nokia Suite. Now that's not possible (possibly thanks to Microsoft?). That's really missed when I need to write a long SMS or not to use my mobile phone when my manager is around..

    Anyone who has found any alternatives for point number one?
    You can have your sms and texts backed up to Hotmail, which I believe is enabled by default. Similarily, if you use a 3rd party IM app like IM+, you can manually choose to send specific conversations to Hotmail.
    01-08-2013 10:49 AM
  21. Psaris's Avatar
    5) As far as I know, the alarm app works fine. I don't see how it would be possible for an app to actually turn on a phone if you've shut it off. If some other phone has this feature this is the first I'm hearing of it.
    Blackberrys do it. I have had a Bold 9700 and a Torch 9810, and the "bedside mode" was awesome for blocking any incoming alerts while charging at night. But also the alarm clock would indeed turn the phone on from off to sound the alarm.
    01-08-2013 11:08 AM
  22. Psaris's Avatar
    7. When you're on the ear piece in a conversation, after the time-out period the screen blacks out. If you need to re-activate the screen to say key in a phone number or check an email for reference in the conversation, the phone doesn't react when you press the power button!
    I'll assume you're using a Lumia 920, so I'm not sure about that handset, but my HTC 8X has a sensor that re-enebles the screen when you pull the phone away from your face...
    01-08-2013 11:19 AM
  23. eruptflail's Avatar
    You can make it so that the artists picture is displayed on the lockscreen while their song is on

    I'm aware of this, but I'd rather see the album art than a picture of the artist, honestly.
    01-08-2013 12:09 PM
  24. Mosov's Avatar
    I'd like to give a short but frank review of my experience with the Windows Phone in the past month. I have carried a Nokia Lumia 920. The best thing of the phone has been the camera, which comes from Nokia not the Windows software. The Windows Phone design is very refreshing and a big plus. But it goes downhill from there. The main issue that there's no sizeable community revolving around WP, which results in a severe lack of apps and support. Yeah there are some 3rd party apps that try to improve the experience, but in the end they are 3rd party apps. Missing official youtube and facebook apps is criminal in my view. Also, unless your entire ecosystem is synced with Microsoft, you are going to suffer, because there's absolutely no support for Google. At least in Apple, there is cross-border support. You can't even access google maps with IE. Because of this severe lack of apps, the capabilities of the WP is severely limited. In the end, I think Windows is making a good try, their design is very nice, but they might be too late into the game, and given what I have been reading, I think after the Holiday Season hype of WP is over, there's a good chance WP is going to crash and burn. I just don't see how WP can grow in a significant way. I'd like to be prove wrong, but that's what I see looking at it now. Anyways. Stuck with this phone for 2 years.
    01-08-2013 09:21 PM
  25. Sharpmango's Avatar
    You'll have to recalibrate your expectations. Google hates wp8 and is looking to destroy it. Don't expect 'official' google apps for sometime on wp8. You'll have to embrace third party alternatives, the other option is you don't use that app at all.. And of course instead of constantly thinking how it isn't as good as ios and android, embrace the things it is good at.. It is an amazing phone.. It approaches things from a different angle, but its beautiful alright.. I for one love Nokia music, something i didn't even know about till i got the app.. I love the customised mixes i can get.. I love the skydrive and office functionality which no other ecosystem remotely offers.. And i love how simple it makes it to manage my contacts.. Just hang out on wpCentral, embrace your phone, and be part of something exciting :)
    zoowater likes this.
    01-08-2013 09:31 PM
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