11-08-2014 02:14 PM
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  1. broar94's Avatar
    I don't recommend windows phone either unless that person is a elderly or someone who doesn't need apps, or play a lot of games.. If the person is from android then a definite no no. Better off using android ecosystem, as its far superior and with android 4.1+ everything is so slick.

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    08-06-2013 02:32 PM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    I don't recommend windows phone either unless that person is a elderly or someone who doesn't need apps, or play a lot of games..

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    Correct. Android is superior when it comes to the number of apps. So, if you are one of those that need that app to help you work a door knob or help you add ice cubes to a glass of water, its perfect.
    08-06-2013 02:46 PM
  3. eruptflail's Avatar
    If they're switching from an iPhone they shouldn't have ever gotten anything less than a lumia 920. Also, there ARE a lot of missing features. Just because you don't notice the lack doesn't mean they can't/shouldn't. Until WP gets an orientation lock I'll never recommend it to anyone without mentioning how annoying that is. I enjoy my WP, but Microsoft has no excuse for missing features when they're this late to the Mobile Phone party.
    techiez likes this.
    08-06-2013 02:53 PM
  4. Sean Miller4's Avatar
    For one thing, any way you look at it, its a disgrace for Microsoft's own mapping solution for WP8 to be missing a major country like Japan. As a side note, I don't understand why they ditched Bing maps data for Nokias data. Secondly, Google refuses to make an official maps app for windows phone, so we're left with pretty "meh" versions from 3rd party developers that are not vector based and generally feel kludgey. I'm not a whiner, I just really want to see Microsoft step it up, especially given that they're still behind after almost 3 years.
    First of all you obviously dont know anything about Nokia or Bing maps, Bing maps and Google both might have Japan, but nokia maps (navteq) are the largest most extensive mapping company in the world do some research before you wonder why microsoft switched. That being said, Japan is a weird market and Nokia doesnt sell a ton of phones there, android is probably vastly more popular there and also some other brands, but not so much japan that i know of. And if your out of normal country data rates can be astronomical which almost is pointless to use your android or whatever for mapping you will pay through the nose, which is once again why nokia maps is better, their maps are undisputed best maps available on a phone and if you dont believe me go do some actual research. they will probably eventually add japan and possibly mix in bing maps data with nokias, but frankly if they dont sell phones there its probably not high up on the list. So yes if you had a android device you might have the original google maps there, but you will pay through the nose, apple maps are awful in every way so thats not an option so your saying ONE OS has good maps in japan that you pay through the nose for. Your right WP8 comes WAY short lol. Please. Nobody saying japan isnt a huge market but its a tough one to crack so it suffers in that sense. But the accuracy between google and nokia are neck and neck and nokia beats all in terms of amount of countries available and offline options you just happen to travel to one of the FEW they dont have. BTW my bmw mapping software is based on nokias maps they seem to they think they are good enough to put into a high end car, i dont see google in any of those. Also garmin uses nokia, most likely not exclusively its probably combined, but nokia the main provider for GARMIN. Which i believe is the #1 GPS maker. "Company Facts
    NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services, and mobile advertising around the world
    08-06-2013 03:05 PM
  5. Guzzler3's Avatar
    The sad part I forgot to mention, was he did ask my opinion, and I let him play with my phone. He liked it at the time. I even told him to go to the Windows phone store web and verify that there were comparable apps that he had on his iPhone before making the jump.

    Apparently he didn't... Oh well.
    08-06-2013 03:36 PM
  6. Gurggles's Avatar
    Just because you support the platform does not make you the bad guy. I would be impressed if most of my friends could describe the differences between iOS, android, and WP. People should research what device they are going to get instead of basing it off price. If you sign a contract then doubly so because you are locked to that phone!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-06-2013 03:55 PM
  7. thawkth's Avatar
    I recommend WP a lot, but since I handle the cell phones for my organization, a lot of people end up with WP, haha. Add to that the fact that the 928 is free for business accounts and also, it is the highest rated smartphone on Verizon, with almost 300 reviews and 94% of the reviewers would recommend it. That is a pretty amazing statistic.

    But, I talked my wife into one a while ago and coming from an iphone, she (like most people), kept comparing it to the iphone and after a few "the iphone does this/that" comments, she is relatively happy with it.
    I also handle cell phones for an organization and believe we will be moving to the Lumia 928. We've been using the Blackberry 9930 (free as well with our plan) for about a year and nobody is impressed with them. Our Blackberry server is ancient and the support/CALs are a bit expensive as well.

    Frankly, the idea of being able to toss out an old server and utilize just EAS is beautiful to me. The interface is also simple and approachable enough for all of our users, and I think they'll appreciate having a few good apps at their disposal as well as maps/navigation. Plus it's free with our plan? I'll be rolling a few out to test users to get some feedback but so far Blackberry Z10 reactions have been mixed.

    Anybody have any experience with wireless tethering and how well that works? That's an important feature to us!
    iliramove likes this.
    08-07-2013 08:04 AM
  8. jpling's Avatar
    I have tethering though Verizon on my 928 and the only issue I have is my ps3 won't see it. Everything else is a go. My game console sees my android phone tethering just fine so maybe iys the 928 doing something it doesn't like
    08-07-2013 08:42 AM
  9. Sean Miller4's Avatar
    Not sure about ps3 but mine works perfect, i've hooked 3 or 4 devices at once never has trouble.
    08-07-2013 09:04 AM
  10. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    I've given up recommending anything to anyone.
    If someone has the slightest problem (even one they caused themselves) then it will be my fault for telling them they should buy it in the first place.
    tgp, hipporama, xandros9 and 2 others like this.
    08-07-2013 09:55 AM
  11. Sean Miller4's Avatar
    ps3 needs dhcp to work the phone doesnt provide that typically, you could set it up manually should work fine.
    10-14-2013 03:56 PM
  12. Amol Mulik's Avatar
    I use Android, iPhone, and WP, and I like all of them (see my signature). I do have my preferences of course, but all 3 have their strengths and weaknesses.
    Since you have used iPhone, could you please tell me
    1. what files we can attach to our emails in iOS? (ex. doc/ppt/xls/recordings/songs/recorded videos/videos in library)
    2. can we attach pre-recorded videos and library videos in whatsapp on iOS?
    3. can we save incoming whatsapp audios or videos to phone library of iPhone?
    4. Can we save incoming email attachments on iPhone?

    I am thinking to switch to iOS very soon. I don't want to make the same mistake that I did while choosing WP8.
    If you could answer my questions it would be great help for me.

    Thanks in advance
    kumar_rajan5000 likes this.
    11-10-2013 01:35 AM
  13. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    i have recomended WP to 6 of my friends and they are very satified with the ecosystem
    11-10-2013 02:53 AM
  14. Charlie Poels's Avatar
    Got 3 friends into windows phone and a classmate. Sure, one of them had a hard time looking past some limitations (no seperate audio and no option to silence apps separately) but that far outweighed the overall experience and speed of the Lumia 620 he got. Just helping them find apps a bit from time to time since some have a different name on our platform. But all are very satisfied. Even got a IT guy at my university to roll with WP after his Lumia 800 died. appearantly he never updated to 7.8 (or 7.5 for that matter... how is that even possible?) Now he has a Nokia 720
    11-10-2013 05:51 AM
  15. Divair's Avatar
    I've recommended WP to a few dozen people over the years. Some have switched, some have not. None have complained. Choice of people you talk to, I suppose?
    11-11-2013 01:41 PM
  16. kumar_rajan5000's Avatar
    I recommend wp8 because its far better than android regarding stability n also android n iPhone is looks quite same. While wp8 is quite different which amazed many people.
    11-11-2013 02:03 PM
  17. runamuck83's Avatar
    And.... I'm still recommending it :-)
    Guytronic and aximtreo like this.
    11-08-2014 01:09 PM
  18. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    And.... I'm still recommending it :-)
    well done... keep going, i too have recommended some. at least 3 have changed,and they are happy until now.
    11-08-2014 01:21 PM
  19. Waylon Payne's Avatar
    People will always complain, regardless of the platform they've switched to. Initially I missed IOS quite a bit and kept knit picking at things that were different.

    After a few weeks of being on windows phone, when I pick up my iPad I get annoyed by UI specific things that are more longwinded to accomplish in iOS.

    Every OS has its positives and negatives.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-08-2014 01:33 PM
  20. runamuck83's Avatar
    well done... keep going, i too have recommended some. at least 3 have changed,and they are happy until now.
    Yes, actually since I originally made this post I have had 3 more people join the Windows Phone family, but lost 1. He jumped ship to Android due to a bad experience he had with the 1520 touch tap issue... oh well.
    11-08-2014 01:49 PM
  21. mjrtoo's Avatar
    If someone isn't invested in the Microsoft services, then it's pointless to get them to switch. They will hate it.
    11-08-2014 01:54 PM
  22. runamuck83's Avatar
    If someone isn't invested in the Microsoft services, then it's pointless to get them to switch. They will hate it.
    Not necessarily. The 3 people I know that switched all had iPhones. I specifically made sure that apps that they needed were there (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram (6Tag), Vine, and Snapchat (6snap), Pinterest (Pin.it by Chris Zorn))

    They have told me they're actually really happy with it and don't miss anything about the iPhone...
    broar94 likes this.
    11-08-2014 02:01 PM
  23. poddie's Avatar
    Just a pure fact of my life that is so annoying. I have at least two friend's, and two family members who switched from iPhones to WP8 phones based on my recommendations.

    Now, ever since all they do is complain to me non stop about it all the time. They complain about the lack of apps, complain about missing Features the iPhone has, yada yadda yadda. One of them is even convinced that windows 8 phone has a bug that automatically turns the phone volume down. I know its just them accidentally holding the volume down button on their nokia 820 when they are on the phone....

    Its so annoying because I love my WP8 phone and I'm sick listening to their crap and having to defend it constantly.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
    My policy is to never recommend it for someone else. I will tell them I love it, and show them what it does, but never ever twist their arm at all. If someone is not ready to switch, they can always find a million things that they at least think are better on the other platform. Cell phones are very personal... best to just let people do what they want. It's fine to show your enthusiasm, but don't tell them it's right for them. Just tell them it's right for you and show them why.
    Visa Declined likes this.
    11-08-2014 02:08 PM
  24. tgp's Avatar
    My policy is to never recommend it for someone else.
    Same here. I don't generally recommend any specific platform at all until I know what they're using it for. Let the user make the decision.
    11-08-2014 02:14 PM
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