View Poll Results: Should MS use an Upgrade Program?

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  • Yes! Where Do I sign up?

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  • No! Waste of money

    0 0%
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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Yesterday, Apple announced a new system, where you pay a certain amount per month and you can get the iPhone 6S, and you get applecare+ on your phone if you drop it etc. My questions is, do you think that MS should use a similar system. Find out more about the Apple Upgrade System here

    If you could pay X amount per month directly to MS and you got the latest MS Flagship device running W10 Mobile, as well as warranty support if you broke your phone, would you do it?
    Ed Boland, libra89 and a5cent like this.
    09-10-2015 12:02 PM
  2. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    I'd go for it on day one! I have no plans of changing OSes any time soon (i.e. ever again), so I'll happily pay a bit every month to upgrade to Microsoft's latest and greatest.

    Just 2 changes would be nice:
    1. Can we keep our old phones? The article states that Apple would get the iPhone back when you upgrade. Can Microsoft let us keep ours? Even if it means a few more dollars monthly?
    2. Can support be an option for us? "This program also includes AppleCare+, for support. This is important because iPhones are incredibly fragile and easily broken." That's not the story with our phones. We have some of the most rugged and long-lasting phones available, so perhaps give a discount to remove this service (and what we save can be used for the first change listed)?

    I'm not sure if Microsoft (or Google) have plans to do something similar, but I wouldn't mind if they both go this route. It's a win-win for all!

    Except perhaps carriers, but no one cares about them...
    09-10-2015 12:37 PM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'd sign up for sure!
    09-10-2015 01:00 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I voted yes, but the "Where do I sign up?" part doesn't apply to me. I personally wouldn't use it, but I think that Microsoft should do something like Apple is doing.

    Microsoft's upcoming disassociation with carriers is going to require financing of some sort. Without it, there is no way they'll sell any significant number of flagships.

    One question I have is about the trade ins: I wonder what Apple intends to do with them. Sure, they can resell them, but that would probably cut into new phone sales. Maybe sell them to developing countries where iPhones don't sell well because of cost?
    libra89 and a5cent like this.
    09-10-2015 01:42 PM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    I was thinking about this it makes sense Microsoft has their own insurance anyway they could offer something similar
    09-10-2015 05:39 PM
  6. The Extreme G's Avatar
    They don't release phones soon enough for this to even work. It'll be paid off before the newer generation arrives.
    Nabkawe5 likes this.
    09-10-2015 09:41 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    They don't release phones soon enough for this to even work. It'll be paid off before the newer generation arrives.
    Yes I hadn't thought of this. Apple releases phones every year, like clockwork. Microsoft so far hasn't. Will they? Their entire mobile situation is currently somewhat tenuous. They don't even really want to be in the hardware business. If the OEMs take over, they might want to drop it completely.
    09-10-2015 11:08 PM
  8. FinancialP's Avatar

    One question I have is about the trade ins: I wonder what Apple intends to do with them. Sure, they can resell them, but that would probably cut into new phone sales. Maybe sell them to developing countries where iPhones don't sell well because of cost?
    Refurb and sell or refurb and give to people who come in with broken iPhones, pretty similar to what they already do now. They have these machines that can fix an iPhone in a hour, broken glass, digitizers, home buttons, power buttons etc. it's down to a science now.

    Yes I hadn't thought of this. Apple releases phones every year, like clockwork. Microsoft so far hasn't. Will they? Their entire mobile situation is currently somewhat tenuous. They don't even really want to be in the hardware business. If the OEMs take over, they might want to drop it completely.
    What amazes me is how Microsoft introduced open betas to the mobile world (although they did announce this years ago, but finally got around to it this year), and now Apple and Google does it. What really is amazing is, Microsoft hasn't shipped an actual product, just more open Betas. Apple has seeded the Golden Masters of iOS 9 already, with pre-orders this weekend, and actual products in weeks. What do we have from Microsoft? Renders?
    09-10-2015 11:55 PM

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