1. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    I become eligible for my upgrade discount tomorrow and I sure other Arrive users have had that for awhile now too. I thought it would've been a idea to announce these new devices in Early to Mid-June and launch them July 1st which is a Monday. I work in retail and I know 4th of July Weekend is a big shopping event, I would've had a huge Smartphone sell and have the New 8XT for $49.99 and the Ativ Neo for $99.99 just for the weekend since they're $99.99 and $149.99 regularly. I would've ran out and got a Neo. They could've even ran it as an online only sell. That's just my opinion but I think that would've help WP8 on Sprint have decent launch.
    snowmutt likes this.
    06-30-2013 10:07 PM
  2. dgr_874's Avatar
    It wouldn't be a windows phone launch if it wasn't screwed up somehow...
    07-01-2013 12:18 AM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    The only part of this launch that bothers me....



    How dedicated is Sprint to WP this time?? Just a portion of Verizon and AT&T's promotional support would be nice.
    07-01-2013 11:21 AM
  4. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    Have in mind Microsoft is providing Marketing support to AT&T and t Mobile, as well as Verizon. I would expect Microsoft be more supportive this time in Sprint's case (who was the only CDMA carrier promoting WP7 in the case of the Arrive/Pro 7)
    07-01-2013 04:37 PM
  5. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Have in mind Microsoft is providing Marketing support to AT&T and t Mobile, as well as Verizon. I would expect Microsoft be more supportive this time in Sprint's case (who was the only CDMA carrier promoting WP7 in the case of the Arrive/Pro 7)
    Verizon also had the trophy around that time didn't they?
    07-01-2013 04:38 PM
  6. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    Verizon did not push the Trophy at all. Sprint did try for the Arrive (as well as every CDMA carrier in the US that sold the Arrive/Pro 7).
    07-01-2013 06:50 PM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Verizon did not push the Trophy at all. Sprint did try for the Arrive (as well as every CDMA carrier in the US that sold the Arrive/Pro 7).
    how exactly did sprint actually try for the arrive? This is the same company who used the arrive as an advertisement to recycle your device and the device wasn't even 6 months old and when they were called out on it, they went and changed the advertisements.

    There was an article on wpcentral about it. Sprint did not push the arrive except to be recycled.
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    07-01-2013 07:42 PM
  8. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    Actually, there were several newspaper ads (both national and regional newspapers), radio ads, and a TV ad as well. Those were visible and heard for the first two+ months, but ironically those were never mentioned here...
    07-02-2013 08:17 AM
  9. icthusman1's Avatar
    Verizon also had the trophy around that time didn't they?
    I believe the Trophy came out multiple months after the Arrive.
    07-02-2013 06:12 PM
  10. snowmutt's Avatar
    Verizon did not push the Trophy at all. Sprint did try for the Arrive (as well as every CDMA carrier in the US that sold the Arrive/Pro 7).

    I am thinking WP8 support. Big Red has put their Nokia's on display fairly well. There has been a very good "So advanced it is simple" campaign for both the 822 and the 8X. In return, the 822 has been rumored to have been a very pleasently selling surprise and the 8X sold to expectations. AT&T has stood behind WP since it's introduction. If Sprint steps up at all for their two WP8 devices, both of which have good selling points, they may get a very good response.
    07-04-2013 11:51 AM
  11. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    The 822's sales figures have been in amount only because it has been given away for free, otherwise it would have not moved enough units. And for the looks of it, the 928 is heading the same way for a device which has year old specs (yes, I went there and reversed the logic of the bashing of the Ativ S Neo).
    07-04-2013 11:59 AM
  12. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    I know for sure the Ativ S Neo will be a major seller, especially in places where LTE is widely active (and that stat is actually growing, and will grow even faster once the FCC give the approval of the Softbank deal).
    07-04-2013 12:01 PM

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