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  1. psiu_glen's Avatar
    My Trophy has worked okay in general for reception, though compared to the OG Droid it definitely suffers a bit...but the usability of the WP interface blows away any Android and iPhone usage in real life by far.

    The voice commands for search/local scout/texting always amaze anyone I'm with since they work flawlessly and get useful answers NOW. Have smoked iPhone and Android's both :D For a phone built on 2009 technology that's pretty dang good!

    edit: PS, what is Northern Michigan when you say it? We travel up to the Keweenaw to see our families so we are biased when it comes to that term ;)
    08-31-2012 05:21 PM
  2. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    My Trophy has worked okay in general for reception, though compared to the OG Droid it definitely suffers a bit...but the usability of the WP interface blows away any Android and iPhone usage in real life by far.

    The voice commands for search/local scout/texting always amaze anyone I'm with since they work flawlessly and get useful answers NOW. Have smoked iPhone and Android's both :D For a phone built on 2009 technology that's pretty dang good!

    edit: PS, what is Northern Michigan when you say it? We travel up to the Keweenaw to see our families so we are biased when it comes to that term ;)
    That's the biggest thing is usability. I'm with VZW, so it was Trophy or no Windows Phone at all. My brother's got a Razr Maxx and the only thing I'm envious of is that massive battery it has (3000+ mAh in a small body), but I routinely find things faster. People with Android and iPhone have been amazed when I've shown them the People Hub and how it works. And the Live Tiles always impress.

    My brother will be getting a WP8 device as will every friend I've shown my Trophy to. Some will be leaving Apple and others Android, but all were convinced of Windows Phone's superiority with just a few minutes using my Trophy. And the app gap is closing as well, with all the WP7 apps functional on WP8 and the new code base of WP8, I think this platform will do nothing but grow in a big way.
    08-31-2012 08:29 PM
  3. Honestabebread's Avatar
    My Trophy has worked okay in general for reception, though compared to the OG Droid it definitely suffers a bit...but the usability of the WP interface blows away any Android and iPhone usage in real life by far.

    The voice commands for search/local scout/texting always amaze anyone I'm with since they work flawlessly and get useful answers NOW. Have smoked iPhone and Android's both :D For a phone built on 2009 technology that's pretty dang good!

    edit: PS, what is Northern Michigan when you say it? We travel up to the Keweenaw to see our families so we are biased when it comes to that term ;)
    I live in the Cadillac/Traverse City area. Not the UP although I may transfer to Marquette or Houghton.
    08-31-2012 09:50 PM
  4. astraith's Avatar
    I think if the big red is really gung to push Windows phone, they need to create a Droid like brand. One brand, shared by Nokia, HTC, and anyone else making a WP8.
    08-31-2012 10:16 PM
  5. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I live in the Cadillac/Traverse City area. Not the UP although I may transfer to Marquette or Houghton.
    They have 4G LTE up there, AT&T just got 3G (!!!) into Marquette last year lmao. If they ever get coverage into Lake Linden it will be great up there. I need to dig up the pics with GPS info I took on my Droid a couple years ago...middle of the woods, in a ravine...pulling 2Mbps down on my Droid. Love the VZW coverage up there.
    09-01-2012 01:14 PM
  6. Honestabebread's Avatar
    That's the biggest thing is usability. I'm with VZW, so it was Trophy or no Windows Phone at all. My brother's got a Razr Maxx and the only thing I'm envious of is that massive battery it has (3000+ mAh in a small body), but I routinely find things faster. People with Android and iPhone have been amazed when I've shown them the People Hub and how it works. And the Live Tiles always impress.

    My brother will be getting a WP8 device as will every friend I've shown my Trophy to. Some will be leaving Apple and others Android, but all were convinced of Windows Phone's superiority with just a few minutes using my Trophy. And the app gap is closing as well, with all the WP7 apps functional on WP8 and the new code base of WP8, I think this platform will do nothing but grow in a big way.
    Crazy how simple demonstrations can win even the most die hard Android and Apple lovers over. When I hired in and got my Trophy, my coworkers made fun of me nonstop. One of them has a best friend who works for AT&T and has a Lumia 900. Now he loves Windows Phone and will be snatching up the first one VZW gets along with me!
    09-02-2012 11:52 PM
  7. exsanguine's Avatar
    Well if you right you've gained my respect and i will for sure take any info you post on here seriously without raising an eyebrow. By the way if no one has, welcome to the forums :)
    SO, have I passed your test?



    As I said, ATT/VZN the first week, TMOB the following week.

    Sprint is lagging in the rear. The silly bastards.
    09-07-2012 06:02 PM
  8. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I'm sure this has been asked before but, I have never seen it so please bare with me.

    Since both Verizon and Sprint both use CDMA and now, Sprint has begun implementing the LTE predominantly, can I buy a VZW phone and get it activated on Sprint? Or, is there some subtlety that I am missing between the two networks?

    Thanks You
    09-07-2012 07:35 PM
  9. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I'm sure this has been asked before but, I have never seen it so please bare with me.

    Since both Verizon and Sprint both use CDMA and now, Sprint has begun implementing the LTE predominantly, can I buy a VZW phone and get it activated on Sprint? Or, is there some subtlety that I am missing between the two networks?

    Thanks You
    No. And yes. Though they can roam, at least on CDMA, but the activation is tied to their device databases (unlike AT&T and TMo, which are basically SIM/account based).
    09-10-2012 03:48 PM
  10. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Sprint won't support the device when it comes to the CDMA side, though the LTE side of things is SIM card based on VZW.

    Sprint is rolling out more LTE and that is good. VZW is prepping their LTE network for VOIP and they've been working with Qualcomm to get VOLTE working so they can slowly wind down their 3G network and phase out CDMA.

    If you really want LTE and you're not in a contract, Verizon is the way to go. They have consistently invested in network upgrades and they don't try to badge non-LTE tech as 4G (not that CDMA would qualify). They are still planning to have full network LTE deployment by the end of next year and, frankly, I think they are the only ones with the spectrum to be able to get their whole network over to LTE so quickly.

    Verizon's phones are not always the cutting edge, but they've always had a strong vision for their network. I'd just like to see them embrace WP8 and it seems that they will from what I've heard.

    They've had to invest billions in Android support and have found only a slight cost advantage over iPhone even after Apple's demands. I think Windows Phone 8 will eventually be the leader because the major cell carriers will embrace Microsoft's hybrid model. Not the same kind of dictatorial system that Apple runs, but also not the way-to-open system that Android has. MS will provide support and their will be far greater continuity from WP8 device to WP8 device. The phone manufacturers also will not have to invest as much in OS tweaks.

    If you are locked in with Sprint, hopefully AT&T, VZW, and T-Mobile see large sales surges when WP8 hits so that Sprint is convinced they need to carry multiple WP8 devices.
    09-10-2012 10:46 PM
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