View Poll Results: What Will you do IF no WP7 is announced for Verizon/Sprint At Nokia World?

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  • Go ahead and buy the HTC Arrive / HTC Trophy

    8 21.62%
  • Forget WP7 and move on to iPhone4s or Galaxy Nexus

    9 24.32%
  • Switch Carriers

    20 54.05%
11-14-2011 06:06 AM
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  1. btgusto's Avatar
    Well if Sprint doesn't support more WP7 devices which they kinda don't already, hopefully someone gets a petition going to persuade them. Its all about what the customers want, right? Maybe. I heard talk of the googlies starting their own cell service. How hard would it be for MS to do the same? OR just buy sprint with all that google money.
    10-23-2011 08:57 PM
  2. silentbob343's Avatar
    I would leave, but I have unlimited data ATM.
    10-24-2011 10:07 AM
  3. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I voted switch to iPhone/Droid but I'm still up in the air on it. I already have an Arrive but I'm looking at my options before the year is up. I was a Premiere/Gold member until they did away with the program so I still have my $150 credit towards a new phone. I'd like to get a new tech, current phone to hold onto for the next couple of years. I doubt I'll be switching carriers any time soon unless they also do away with the unlimited data/Everything plan like the others have. If/When that happens, then I'll just look to see who has the best deals and the cheapest outlay of funds for phone, plan, coverage, etc and then I'll choose with my money. I've been a mobile Windows user for 15+ years and a Nextel/Sprint customer for at least as long.

    Unless they force me to switch I don't see a real need to.
    10-25-2011 08:28 AM
  4. WayCool's Avatar
    Doesnt matter.

    Focus S and AT&T (contract up in Dec :) )

    VZW eliminated our corp discount on the 2gig data plan. So bye VZW ! Will be a Trophy available on ebay soon enough...
    10-25-2011 11:41 AM
  5. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Looks like it is true. No Nokia phones in the US until early 2012. Le sigh. Guess I'll be running a month-to-month contract on my Focus until then, since I love the apps that come with the Nokia phones.
    10-26-2011 05:52 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Looks like it is true. No Nokia phones in the US until early 2012. Le sigh. Guess I'll be running a month-to-month contract on my Focus until then, since I love the apps that come with the Nokia phones.
    Depending on your usage, month to month on AT&T isn't bad. It only cost me about $20 a month on my Trophy which is my work phone.
    10-26-2011 07:29 AM
  7. cckgz4's Avatar
    Even though I wouldn't be in a rush to switch to a new WP device, I would switch carriers to get what I want. It would have to be for more than just a phone though because carriers alternate between each other in who has the hottest/best phones. I was a returning Sprint customer for 2.5 years but with that spotty coverage and expensive bills, I couldn't stay with them. They were constantly increasing the prices (and the taxes ALONE were ridiculous). And that's what's going to be with these carriers. That's why I ultimately made the decision to go prepaid. I pray that services like H2O wireless and Simple Mobile keep their plans and rates because their prices are great. Being able to use any unlocked device (or native AT&T *H2O* or T-Mo *Simple* devices) on their networks is an added bonus
    10-26-2011 10:21 AM
  8. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    My company pays for my service but not my phone. Because of that, I'm tied to Verizon no matter what. So what will I do if no WP7 is announced for Verizon at Nokia World?

    cry...
    crying over here...
    10-26-2011 10:39 AM
  9. Bballbenb's Avatar
    Yea I am pretty upset...anyone know where I can buy a Trophy for around 200 off contract?
    10-26-2011 10:52 AM
  10. squadbumrush's Avatar
    Yea I am pretty upset...anyone know where I can buy a Trophy for around 200 off contract?
    eBay used
    10-26-2011 11:19 AM
  11. psychotron's Avatar
    You VZW customers might be pleased to know that the Verizon team is at Nokia World, so there's definitely hope for you. :)

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
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    10-26-2011 11:23 AM
  12. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    You VZW customers might be pleased to know that the Verizon team is at Nokia World, so there's definitely hope for you. :)

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    I'd be happy if I heard they were there to make a presentation.

    Otherwise, they could be there just to guage if there is any interest at all in the new handsets or if they should just sell off the existing inventories of HTC Trophys and stick with Apple and Android, with BlackBerrys for the business types.
    10-26-2011 11:42 AM
  13. foosball's Avatar
    Even though I wouldn't be in a rush to switch to a new WP device, I would switch carriers to get what I want. It would have to be for more than just a phone though because carriers alternate between each other in who has the hottest/best phones. I was a returning Sprint customer for 2.5 years but with that spotty coverage and expensive bills, I couldn't stay with them. They were constantly increasing the prices (and the taxes ALONE were ridiculous). And that's what's going to be with these carriers. That's why I ultimately made the decision to go prepaid. I pray that services like H2O wireless and Simple Mobile keep their plans and rates because their prices are great. Being able to use any unlocked device (or native AT&T *H2O* or T-Mo *Simple* devices) on their networks is an added bonus

    I'm about to bail on Sprint myself. How's that working out going prepaid in terms of coverage or any other potential quirks?

    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
    10-26-2011 12:44 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    I've heard good things about H20. I have never tried them. It's on the AT&T network. You can find their SIM cards at Best Buy. I might give them a shot. I have a AT&T pay as you go SIM card in my Trophy.
    10-26-2011 01:25 PM
  15. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm about to bail on Sprint myself. How's that working out going prepaid in terms of coverage or any other potential quirks?

    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
    Coverage is good. I'm with Simple Mobile so it has decent coverage in my area. My apartment is another story but I knew that being that I used to be with T-Mo a long time ago. The only other thing I can think of that could cause problems is buying the phones used or outright. Could get expensive if you like using different phones. Other than that I haven't had any problems
    10-26-2011 02:34 PM
  16. jfa1's Avatar
    Looks like it is true. No Nokia phones in the US until early 2012. Le sigh. Guess I'll be running a month-to-month contract on my Focus until then, since I love the apps that come with the Nokia phones.
    There was a at least one VZN employee at Nokia world! That a tiny bit of hope!
    10-26-2011 11:21 PM
  17. trivor's Avatar
    This debate reminds of the first two iPhones and ATT. Everyone loved their iPhone except they couldn't access the internet or make phone calls. It really sucks that Verizon doesn't seem all that interested in WP7. But until now, it seemed like everyone else (TMo, ATT and Sprint) had better Android choices. Verizon is about to get THREE top notch Android devices (HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus and Moto RAZR) and I don't think very many people are holding their breath for a new WP7 device. It's hard to see how Microsoft is going to build market share with their current line up of Phones. While I'll even concede that WP7 doesn't need dual core the other specs of even the 2nd gen WP7 (Radar, Titan, Focus S and Focus Flash) are underwhelming - the biggest one to me is the low memory (16 GB max with non expandable phone - I don't even have a big music collection and 32 GB is my min). The other ones are sticking to low res display - you really think people are going to go for a Titan vs. Galaxy Nexus (4.65" HD - 1280x720) - even the reviewers who liked it said 800x480 doesn't look all that great at 4.7". The Focus S at 4.3" versus the RAZR at qHD (960x540 Super Amoled Advanced). And Lumia 800 (when/if it makes it here - early 2012 could be some time late in the first half). Try holding that up to iPhone 4S retina display and the Apple ecosystem. While I know iOS is not exciting for WP7 or Android fan boys I have yet to run into a single person that is unhappy with their iPhone - it reminds me of IBM in the 80s - your can't go wrong with IBM. Apple has great customer loyalty. Microsoft and its partners need to up the marketing push or they are going to remain in the slow lane at 1%. While I don't own a WP7 (and probably won't because I don't think Verizon is going to get a decent one in time to make a difference) I am a Microsoft guy all the way back to mid 80's (MS-DOS 2.0). I would really like to see WP7 succeed - it will make 'em all better.
    11-01-2011 05:41 AM
  18. selfcreation's Avatar
    wow , when Iphone dint come to bell when it first came out..

    i wish allot of people would have said , screw Iphone lol...... like they are to WP.

    well a better OS for phewer of us :)
    11-01-2011 09:16 AM
  19. xoted's Avatar
    well, i've made up my mind.

    i've been browsing this forum for weeks. i'm a bitter ex-webOS user who, after these last few weeks, has hopped on the WP7 bandwagon.

    i'll be dumping sprint on Sunday and picking up a focus S on AT&T. Nokia's conference was underwhelming; they'll eventually release some amazing devices for the US, just not now.

    My only concern is that this doesn't turn into webOS... I don't want to be stuck on a dead ecosystem for a year and a half. I don't think that'll happen, because Microsoft has a much better marketing, advertising, and road map team than palm ever had. The hardware options are also much better.

    Sprint just doesn't have enough variety when it comes to their phone selection... and I'm sick of saving 10$ a month at the expense of phone selection. Their unlimited data plan will eventually become limited when the iPhone boggs down the network, and their issues with clearwire/hesitation to jump on the LTE bandwagon mean they're (as always) going to be playing catchup for the next 3-4 years.

    So AT&T here i come... hopefully i'm not making a huge mistake
    webosisalive! likes this.
    11-01-2011 09:58 AM
  20. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    My only concern is that this doesn't turn into webOS... I don't want to be stuck on a dead ecosystem for a year and a half. I don't think that'll happen, because Microsoft has a much better marketing, advertising, and road map team than palm ever had. The hardware options are also much better
    Microsoft has deep pockets and, unlike the Kin, they seem dedicated to making WP7 succeed. I wish they were moving faster but I do believe that the steps are being made precisely so that they won't damage the brand by having phones out there that don't seem like a finished product. It is a risk when you are dealing with a smaller OS like WP7 but given MS's backing and the (rumored) future tie in with Win8 and WP8, it looks VERY promising.
    webosisalive! likes this.
    11-01-2011 12:59 PM
  21. selfcreation's Avatar
    Microsoft has deep pockets and, unlike the Kin, they seem dedicated to making WP7 succeed.
    lol strait up , they could keep WP alive with ONLY the royalties they get from android sell`s

    lol.... thank you Google :)
    11-01-2011 01:37 PM
  22. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    Microsoft has deep pockets and, unlike the Kin, they seem dedicated to making WP7 succeed. I wish they were moving faster but I do believe that the steps are being made precisely so that they won't damage the brand by having phones out there that don't seem like a finished product. It is a risk when you are dealing with a smaller OS like WP7 but given MS's backing and the (rumored) future tie in with Win8 and WP8, it looks VERY promising.
    I also remember when MS started making a couple of knockoff programs for PC and I thought, "Why would ANYONE quit using Lotus 1-2-3 or WordPerfect for Microsoft's crappy programs?" If you have deep pockets, patience, and focus, the market will respond. Although I still miss my WordPerfect key combination template for my keyboard. ;)
    11-01-2011 03:57 PM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    So I am on AT&T, but my wife and I have had a standing isue with them. Our contract is up on 11/11/11, so I will give them one last chance to take care of it. If they do, we are golden. If not, we go to Verizon. I intend to get a used Droid 3 (one of my favorite devices, Android or WP) until they get a new gen WP. I am not happy with the Trophy. Spent an hour trying to talk myself into enjoying it. I just don't (no offense, Trophy owners).
    11-01-2011 04:38 PM
  24. desmonium's Avatar
    iPhone 4S it is.
    11-02-2011 05:53 PM
  25. Premium1's Avatar
    It seems they aren't showing much cdma love when it comes with wp7. I mean the focus s and flash look nice and yet nothing has been announced for verizon. Come on give us a lte wp7.5! Looks like I will be getting the galaxy nexus until verizon gets more wp phones and atleast 1 lte version.
    11-13-2011 11:07 AM
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