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  1. ZuLuuuuuu's Avatar
    I will go on the other route and say that you need help with your addiction. It is good that you are aware of it but there appears to be times that it still has the tendency of interfering your more important life events like getting a new phone instead of saving for your wedding. You got a lot of phones during these last years, and they are expensive ones as well (they are all flagships).

    We all like Windows Phone here but it shouldn't be up to the point where it becomes the most important thing in our lives. It is just a tool at the end. It makes us happy for the first few days but after that it becomes a regular tool that we use and nothing more. They will disappear in the past. On the other hand, loved ones are there for ever, they love you back which you will appreciate as time passes.
    04-03-2016 01:39 AM
  2. Marconis4's Avatar
    I will go on the other route and say that you need help with your addiction. It is good that you are aware of it but there appears to be times that it still has the tendency of interfering your more important life events like getting a new phone instead of saving for your wedding. You got a lot of phones during these last years, and they are expensive ones as well (they are all flagships).

    We all like Windows Phone here but it shouldn't be up to the point where it becomes the most important thing in our lives. It is just a tool at the end. It makes us happy for the first few days but after that it becomes a regular tool that we use and nothing more. They will disappear in the past. On the other hand, loved ones are there for ever, they love you back which you will appreciate as time passes.
    Thank you for the reply and your concern. I think you took my post a little too seriously, it was really supposed to be half joking. The only phone that I bought at "top dollar" was the Icon. Everything else was through upgrades, trade ins and deals.

    I view phones as a hobby, just like my aquarium hobby. They both bring me immense happiness and all financial decisions are responsibly made. My wedding is actually in 2017, so $200 when my last phone purchase was 13 months ago really isn't extreme. When I work a 50 hour work week, I like to indulge a little.

    I don't mean any harm in my response, as you actually offer very sound advice. I am lucky enough that my fiance and I both have great jobs and I do not take that for granted. I was just attempting to make my post slightly on the humorous side and to emphasize my love for WP. After all, while tools, phones are incredibly important tools in our lives and ones that we should have ultimate comfort and joy in using. While some people like to buy fancy cars and go out every night, I like to buy aquariums and phones.
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    04-03-2016 02:12 AM
  3. ZuLuuuuuu's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply and your concern. I think you took my post a little too seriously, it was really supposed to be half joking. The only phone that I bought at "top dollar" was the Icon. Everything else was through upgrades, trade ins and deals.

    I view phones as a hobby, just like my aquarium hobby. They both bring me immense happiness and all financial decisions are responsibly made. My wedding is actually in 2017, so $200 when my last phone purchase was 13 months ago really isn't extreme. When I work a 50 hour work week, I like to indulge a little.

    I don't mean any harm in my response, as you actually offer very sound advice. I am lucky enough that my fiance and I both have great jobs and I do not take that for granted. I was just attempting to make my post slightly on the humorous side and to emphasize my love for WP. After all, while tools, phones are incredibly important tools in our lives and ones that we should have ultimate comfort and joy in using. While some people like to buy fancy cars and go out every night, I like to buy aquariums and phones.
    Ok then, it is good to hear that :)
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    04-03-2016 03:18 AM
  4. sikurunana's Avatar
    Well, I probably should see a therapist because I DID IT BABY! I'M BACK! Bought the 735 for $200. Swapped the SIM from my iPhone, no need to go through Verizon which is fantastic. Phone is setting up now. I am so, so excited. Wish I hadn't sold all my wireless chargers.

    For 30 day returns, I was fine shelling out $200. I kept my iPhone 6, so if worst comes to worst I can just switch back.
    How did your fiance react to this after seeing the new phone..? :P
    04-03-2016 07:31 AM
  5. Marconis4's Avatar
    How did your fiance react to this after seeing the new phone..? :P
    Ha, she asked why my texts had gone from iMessage to texts...had to reveal the news. When she came home she just called me an a'hole and then we devoured Chinese food, so all is well.
    04-03-2016 09:48 AM
  6. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Ha, she asked why my texts had gone from iMessage to texts...had to reveal the news. When she came home she just called me an a'hole and then we devoured Chinese food, so all is well.
    Lucky guy
    04-03-2016 10:34 AM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Ha, I feel like people have been saying this for years, to "wait to get something perfect". It's hard to tame the urge. My fiance would throw a fit if she came home and saw I had a new phone, so that fear is keeping me from doing it.
    Go to an MS store with a party hat.
    Buy the phone.
    Have an MS store employee take a picture of another employee handing you the phone. And say you won it.
    04-03-2016 10:37 AM
  8. Marconis4's Avatar
    Go to an MS store with a party hat.
    Buy the phone.
    Have an MS store employee take a picture of another employee handing you the phone. And say you won it.
    Hahahahahaha! You just made me spit out my lunch. Wish you had said this to me yesterday! Brilliant.
    04-03-2016 10:43 AM
  9. dlalonde's Avatar
    I should probably start off by stating that I do have obsessive-compulsive tendencies in a lot of areas of my life, but nothing debilitating and I lead a perfectly normal life. One area that greatly impacts my daily well-being, however, is my obsession with any device (desktop, laptop, phone) feeling "right". As I grew older and began using smartphones more and more, I felt an unrelenting nagging about something feeling "off". My first solution to this problem was back in 2013 when I finally switched to an HTC 8X from an HTC Incredibe (I think that's what I was using, can't recall). Windows Phone 8 was the answer to all of my "technological mental ailments". It felt incredibly clean, minimal, sexy, and smooth. I loved every minute of it and was not bothered that much by the app gap. Below is a brief timeline of my phones over the last 3 years that outlines how I am never fully satisfied, I guess.

    -HTC 8X in March 2013. Dropped it and screen cracked. Bought a...

    -Nokia Lumia 928 in September 2013. Hated it. What a disaster that phone was, embarrassingly buggy. Traded it in for a new one, which turned out to be better, and then dropped that one. Traded in for a...

    -iPhone 4S. Loved it for two weeks, missed my 8X. Bought a...

    -HTC 8X in December 2013. Fell in love all over again. Then the Icon came out, which I began itching for. I held off for a while but then...

    -Nokia Lumia Icon in May 2014. Man, what a device. Loved this puppy. In February of 2015, I had to give my dog back to the breeder and I felt an emptiness. I no longer liked my phone for a variety of frustrating reasons, especially because Chase vanished from Windows Phone which really pissed me off. So...

    -iPhone 6 in February 2015. Waited for a jailbreak. Jailbroke it and boom, themed my life away.

    We are now in the present day, and my feeling for wanting something fresh and new is tearing me apart like an addict. I got bored and frustrated with a jailbroken iPhone, so I upgraded to iOS 9.3 and I absolutely hate it. iOS is so incredibly ugly that I hate even using my phone anymore. I've never liked iOS. You know what I've always liked? Windows Phone. Never once have I felt bored from it, merely frustrated. But what I was bored by, I suppose, was the lack of apps (I know I know, we are all sick of this argument, but it's a real one). It's something I do not take for granted on my iPhone. I'm sure there are many other things about Windows Phone that I am forgetting really sucked (I'm sure if I picked up a Windows Phone I'd very quickly remember the things that are lacking), but a huge selling point in phones for me is how comfortable I feel using it. If I don't like the look of a device, it bothers me to no end. I'm extremely bored today because my fiance is working a 12 hour shift at the hospital, and it's raining outside. So I'm sitting here watching Arsenal while feeling like I need a serious dose of Windows Phone.

    Does this sound insane? Yes, it does. But I miss my Windows Phone like no other and there's obviously some big issues with W10M that are preventing me from going to the store and buying a new device. And probably that I have a wedding to save for, but even so...you don't understand how hard it is to not go buy one. Every time I'm in the mall I go and play around with them just to get my fix, but it's never the answer.
    I wouldn't say insane. I've gone through something similar in the last year. Bought my first WP, an HTC 8s, in March 2013, sold it in August 2014 to get the Lumia 635 and got annoyed with the app situation so in February 2015 I got a Galaxy S4. That lasted until July 2015 when I got the Lumia 640 which I sold in November 2015 to get the Moto X Play (again the app situation). Now, 5 months later, I realize I don't use all that many apps and I'm no longer going to be a freelancer so I'm waiting for my Lumia 650 to come and my Moto X Play is for sale.

    The thing is, WP never was the problem. So I understand wanting to come back to it. I don't think it's crazy though. You have to try things in order to understand what you prefer.
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    04-03-2016 02:16 PM
  10. Player Piano's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading this thread.
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    04-03-2016 02:27 PM
  11. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    It's like I'm reading about myself! ☺ I understand you completely! Also, 8x was my first WP too! After that I had 925, then 930. Then I made a stupid move and bought 5s. Sell it after 2 months to buy 735. I can't describe how happy I was after seeing tiles again! Now, some devil in me woke again and 950 is just no good enough to put him back to sleep! Waiting for Surface phone to fed my hunger for perfection. And yeah, I understand what you're saying about app gap. Using iPhone I really realised what I'm missing with WP. But, I hate ugly, booring iOS and Android is not even an option for me. Keep strong, Windows platform will grow, I'm sure! App gap will close and we'll all be happy! ☺
    04-03-2016 02:41 PM
  12. Marconis4's Avatar
    Turn by turn navigation is getting better with the new maps app (some of us are running it now). Chase might come back now that BoA is back. SnapChat is not a priority for grown ups.
    Just thought of something...I'm downloading offline maps on Google Maps on my iPhone, and I can just use this as a standalone GPS.
    04-03-2016 04:01 PM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Go to an MS store with a party hat.
    Buy the phone.
    Have an MS store employee take a picture of another employee handing you the phone. And say you won it.
    Brilliant. Saving this for all the other people on these forums complaining about not getting a phone because of spouse guilt.
    04-03-2016 04:16 PM
  14. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I miss the thrill of Windows Phone, I still remember the day I bought my Focus Flash for 99 cents on a 2 year, it was so different and new, there was so much promise in the platform. I will miss that. It was a breath of fresh air. I still fire up the ole girl just to play Harvest and Tentacles...
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    04-03-2016 07:44 PM
  15. Marconis4's Avatar
    I miss the thrill of Windows Phone, I still remember the day I bought my Focus Flash for 99 cents on a 2 year, it was so different and new, there was so much promise in the platform. I will miss that. It was a breath of fresh air. I still fire up the ole girl just to play Harvest and Tentacles...
    In a weird way, though, I still feel like there is a "thrill". When you are on something like an iPhone for a long time and constantly see Android devices all over the place, Windows Phone just screams, "Look at me."
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    04-03-2016 08:09 PM
  16. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I agree, but maybe I am just bored with all of it, I have too many devices. Nothing can hold my attention for more than a month anymore... I need a flip phone.. and Smartphone AA.
    04-03-2016 08:26 PM
  17. KimRM's Avatar
    Just thought of something...I'm downloading offline maps on Google Maps on my iPhone, and I can just use this as a standalone GPS.
    You can download offline maps in W10 also.... Just sayin'
    04-04-2016 02:00 AM
  18. Chintan Gohel's Avatar

    -HTC 8X in March 2013. Dropped it and screen cracked. Bought a...

    -Nokia Lumia 928 in September 2013. Hated it. What a disaster that phone was, embarrassingly buggy. Traded it in for a new one, which turned out to be better, and then dropped that one. Traded in for a...

    -iPhone 4S. Loved it for two weeks, missed my 8X. Bought a...

    -HTC 8X in December 2013. Fell in love all over again. Then the Icon came out, which I began itching for. I held off for a while but then...

    -Nokia Lumia Icon in May 2014. Man, what a device. Loved this puppy. In February of 2015, I had to give my dog back to the breeder and I felt an emptiness. I no longer liked my phone for a variety of frustrating reasons, especially because Chase vanished from Windows Phone which really pissed me off. So...

    .
    maybe you can try not to drop your phones
    04-04-2016 04:33 AM
  19. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I should probably start off by stating that I do have obsessive-compulsive tendencies in a lot of areas of my life, but nothing debilitating and I lead a perfectly normal life. One area that greatly impacts my daily well-being, however, is my obsession with any device (desktop, laptop, phone) feeling "right". As I grew older and began using smartphones more and more, I felt an unrelenting nagging about something feeling "off". My first solution to this problem was back in 2013 when I finally switched to an HTC 8X from an HTC Incredibe (I think that's what I was using, can't recall). Windows Phone 8 was the answer to all of my "technological mental ailments". It felt incredibly clean, minimal, sexy, and smooth. I loved every minute of it and was not bothered that much by the app gap. Below is a brief timeline of my phones over the last 3 years that outlines how I am never fully satisfied, I guess.

    -HTC 8X in March 2013. Dropped it and screen cracked. Bought a...

    -Nokia Lumia 928 in September 2013. Hated it. What a disaster that phone was, embarrassingly buggy. Traded it in for a new one, which turned out to be better, and then dropped that one. Traded in for a...

    -iPhone 4S. Loved it for two weeks, missed my 8X. Bought a...

    -HTC 8X in December 2013. Fell in love all over again. Then the Icon came out, which I began itching for. I held off for a while but then...

    -Nokia Lumia Icon in May 2014. Man, what a device. Loved this puppy. In February of 2015, I had to give my dog back to the breeder and I felt an emptiness. I no longer liked my phone for a variety of frustrating reasons, especially because Chase vanished from Windows Phone which really pissed me off. So...

    -iPhone 6 in February 2015. Waited for a jailbreak. Jailbroke it and boom, themed my life away.

    We are now in the present day, and my feeling for wanting something fresh and new is tearing me apart like an addict. I got bored and frustrated with a jailbroken iPhone, so I upgraded to iOS 9.3 and I absolutely hate it. iOS is so incredibly ugly that I hate even using my phone anymore. I've never liked iOS. You know what I've always liked? Windows Phone. Never once have I felt bored from it, merely frustrated. But what I was bored by, I suppose, was the lack of apps (I know I know, we are all sick of this argument, but it's a real one). It's something I do not take for granted on my iPhone. I'm sure there are many other things about Windows Phone that I am forgetting really sucked (I'm sure if I picked up a Windows Phone I'd very quickly remember the things that are lacking), but a huge selling point in phones for me is how comfortable I feel using it. If I don't like the look of a device, it bothers me to no end. I'm extremely bored today because my fiance is working a 12 hour shift at the hospital, and it's raining outside. So I'm sitting here watching Arsenal while feeling like I need a serious dose of Windows Phone.

    Does this sound insane? Yes, it does. But I miss my Windows Phone like no other and there's obviously some big issues with W10M that are preventing me from going to the store and buying a new device. And probably that I have a wedding to save for, but even so...you don't understand how hard it is to not go buy one. Every time I'm in the mall I go and play around with them just to get my fix, but it's never the answer.
    This is not insane at all. There is something that Windows Phone has that just feels 'right' and you enjoy using it. I have no idea what it is but I feel at home with Windows Phone compared to iOS or Android. I don't care about the app gap and I know that Windows 10 Mobile isn't without issues but I wouldn't change it. When I went from Windows Phone to Android something felt like it was missing. I no longer enjoyed using the phone, it just felt like an accessory.

    Now that I am back with Windows Phone everything is okay again. Sometimes it isn't about having the latest apps or the most popular features but about what just feels right for you. However, you may feel that Windows Phone is lacking (when I went back from Android I struggled a little bit but I got used to it) in apps, as everyone well knows, but Windows 10 Mobile is making small steps in the right direction in that respect with many apps now being universal ones.

    So, inevitably, it's up to you. Do you follow everyone else and have a phone that is deemed popular or cool or do you go against the grain and just pick the phone that you want to use and are the most comfortable with and not the one you feel you have to use?

    Welcome to Windows Phone
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    04-04-2016 04:52 AM
  20. Jonny702's Avatar
    I know exactly the feeling. I'm on Android (Cyanogen to be exact) with a OnePlus One and it's so buggy. Some apps just plain don't work (Though it's nice to have the Microsoft features that the OnePlus One has) . I actually had a Lumia 950 XL for a while but had to return it as it was so buggy on release and I couldn't justify the $1000 price tag (in Canada, not a single carrier offers subsidies on Windows Phones). I've nearly considered getting the screen replaced on my old Lumia 920 and using whatever Windows 10 mobile preview I can get on it. If the app gap wasn't there, I'd splurge on the Windows phone today, especially since I've heard many of the initial bugs are gone. It's extremely frustrating to follow the battle of Windows Phone and hear Microsoft not putting much faith into it anymore. I think if we only had the apps, it would be a lot easier to sell both to consumers and carriers
    libra89 likes this.
    04-04-2016 07:05 AM
  21. Faar126's Avatar
    Ooh man! Finally a thread on wc, that is not depressing! More like Notting Hill than Cramer vs Cramer! Thank you Marconis4. You gave me the looong needed fix of reading something nice and positive on this site!!!!
    That practically saved my day☺ I know that might sound insane😉
    04-04-2016 10:32 AM
  22. werner6769's Avatar
    Yes I too love the platform. I really hope they squash the bugs with w10m. I'm still using wp8 (not 8.1)and love the simplicity. Even would have bought a cheap wp7 if it would still support Skype. Apps are secondary to me except for the major ones. The only platform that comes close in polish and smoothness is ios.
    04-04-2016 10:40 AM
  23. Tepid's Avatar
    I started with Sprint HTC Arrive
    Moved to VZW 928, loved that phone, no major problems that caused me headaches. Better than the Arrive.
    Edged plan up to the Icon and love it, running the final W10M for Icon through Preview and absolutely love it.
    I have no issues at all with it. None.

    Finally paid it off on the edge plan from VZW
    I am waiting for the next phone, Rumored Surface Phone.
    Regardless I will most likely be leaving VZW when that happens
    Maybe sooner. Take my Icon to ATT possibly. Or maybe switch to the 950, not sure yet.

    I bought 2 Android burners (Galaxy Core Prime and a Motorola) recently for dirt cheap, not activated
    Just wanted something to play with and see what I was missing.
    But using them is like going back to the stone age.
    I will never own an Android or iPhone (Mother in law owns one and it sucks in comparison) as a primary device, unless Windows Phones are no longer produced.
    That would be a very sad day indeed.

    Anyone who has ever said that the apps are more polished on these devices is sadly mistaken.
    Maybe a few are, but over all, they are not that much better and some are even worse.

    Granted, not all apps on the Windows Phone are great, but many are.

    In general, I am a Windows Phone guy for life.
    there is just no comparison when it comes to look and feel of the OS in general.
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    04-04-2016 02:34 PM
  24. Devan Hammack's Avatar
    Sorry man, but this is your instant Karma for being a gooner.
    04-04-2016 02:50 PM
  25. Marconis4's Avatar
    Sorry man, but this is your instant Karma for being a gooner.
    4 nil, win for them, win for me.
    04-04-2016 03:14 PM
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