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  1. CrazyQwert's Avatar
    What caught me at first was Nokia's bold design and me liking windows was also a factor there. It was clean looking, embraced flat design and fast. While Windows 10 is not as bold anymore and the same goes for the current devices, I still love the UI and the idea behind obe operating system for everything. I hope Redstone will make this an even more seamless experience. As for apps I have everything I need. I actually would miss audiocloud and mytube when jumping ship so I guess I will be here until the last tile has turned :D
    08-10-2016 05:54 AM
  2. Roddie Toney's Avatar
    I am a cheapskate. LOL I am on a prepaid AT&T and needed a cheap phone so I went flip about 6 years ago. Job title changed so I needed smartphone to send pictures and text. Android phone fit the bill but it was finicky as it worked when it wanted with required fix was fool with operating system. Not comfortable tried another and again no storage on these cheap phones so I tried the SD cards but that didn't work as again had to get into operating system and modify. Then I got Windows Phone. SD card went in and worked. Enough storage for operating system and worked when needed. Updated each year at Black Friday for 30.00 each year and never seen a need to spend 400 on a phone to text, call and check accounts when needed and watch movies. Until other phones come down on prices and do what these phones do at this price then sorry but I will stick with Windows Phone. Every person that I know hates Windows phones until they see how easy I do things and they struggle with same task.
    08-10-2016 11:39 PM
  3. Mindi B's Avatar
    It just works.

    Majority of people with iphones and samsungs spend allll that money to do what... WhatsApp , Facebook and Instagram.

    I can do that just fine on my 640 , thank you very much.
    Money? I'm not spending any money. My iPhone simply just works. No matter what country, what app or service I want, it's THERE. That certainly wasn't happening in the 5 years I spent on WP. iOS has full support on every place on earth, and the majority of developers will develop their services for it FIRST.

    If WP "worked", this thread wouldn't exist.
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    08-12-2016 06:10 AM
  4. Powerman777's Avatar
    Could not agree with mindi more. I'm with t-mobile and share the account with my kids. We recently travelled to Europe, which was extremely frustrating. My 950 (dual sim carrier unlocked) struggled to find cell networks, sometimes taking ten minutes or longer while my kids' 5Cs had no problems whatsoever.

    Texting? If I was lucky it would work...sometimes. My kids had no problems at all.

    Book a flight? Not on my phone, but my kids can do it.

    Set my fantasy lineups? Nope, I use my kids phones.

    And on and on and on...
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    08-12-2016 06:29 AM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    Money? I'm not spending any money. My iPhone simply just works. No matter what country, what app or service I want, it's THERE. That certainly wasn't happening in the 5 years I spent on WP. iOS has full support on every place on earth, and the majority of developers will develop their services for it FIRST.

    If WP "worked", this thread wouldn't exist.
    You got your iPhone for free? (I think that's what they meant by "spending all that money")
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    08-12-2016 12:27 PM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    You got your iPhone for free? (I think that's what they meant by "spending all that money")
    Exactly what I meant. The cost of the phone.
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    08-12-2016 07:05 PM
  7. Beckie Evans's Avatar
    I absolutely love the user interface. I find that it's gorgeous, intuitive and much more customisable than non-windows-mobile-users think. Also, I adore my phone--a Lumia 1520--much more than any other I've had. I will admit that I have recently given thought to perhaps getting an android or iPhone, because of the app gap mainly, plus the growing feeling that Microsoft just doesn't give a damn. However, it's surprisingly hard to jump ship.
    08-12-2016 08:39 PM
  8. Squachy's Avatar
    I've stuck around only cuz I can't afford to blow big money on an iphone at the moment. And I dislike android (I want a phone to just works). Not getting another windows phone anymore. Just feels like a neglected platform with no future at this point in time. Gave it a shot with wp7 (LG optimus 7/Lumia 710) gave it another chance with 8.1 (Lumia 930) and now currently using it with W10 but ready to jump ship as soon as funds allow.
    08-13-2016 02:40 AM
  9. Mindi B's Avatar
    You got your iPhone for free? (I think that's what they meant by "spending all that money")
    Exactly what I meant. The cost of the phone.
    It's 2016. You want a good phone? Then cough up the dollars and go get it. Don't complain.
    08-13-2016 09:35 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    It's 2016. You want a good phone? Then cough up the dollars and go get it. Don't complain.
    Completely disagree. It's 2016 and a very decent phone can be had for $200 to $300.
    libra89, Chintan Gohel and raycpl like this.
    08-13-2016 09:38 AM
  11. Mindi B's Avatar
    Completely disagree. It's 2016 and a very decent phone can be had for $200 to $300.
    Wrong.

    It won't be "decent" - it'll barely scratch the surface, and by the time the next release of your chosen OS comes out, it'll be like being stuck in mud.

    You want a great device which will go the distance, do everything, then you need to expect to pay some money for it. Stop being cheap scabs.
    08-13-2016 10:08 AM
  12. NatKingColeslaw's Avatar
    Wrong.

    It won't be "decent" - it'll barely scratch the surface, and by the time the next release of your chosen OS comes out, it'll be like being stuck in mud.

    You want a great device which will go the distance, do everything, then you need to expect to pay some money for it. Stop being cheap scabs.
    I feel compelled to jump in here. I am currently on contract with Verizon for a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It was the best phone I could afford at the time, and I would consider it "top end". Several months ago I bought a Lumia 640 for the princely sum of $30 brand new, just so I could keep up with insider builds. Each and every day I compare the two phones through the same tasks. Work tasks for the 100 people I directly manage. Personal tasks like keeping up on news, instagram, etc. I have been blown away by how well this phone matches up to my Note 4. Granted the camera isn't as good, but in almost every task I do, I'm just as fast on my 640 as on the Note 4. On many things crucial to managing my workers, I am even faster on the 640. Would I be even faster on a higher end Windows device? I guarantee it. That's why I'll be moving to AT&T in the spring.
    08-13-2016 10:40 AM
  13. PGrey's Avatar
    The problem is, zero of the carriers are offering support for VoLTE on Windows Phones, not because it's not there, but because they don't sell them (okay you can get it on a branded 950, from AT&T).

    This means, if you're like me, and have a really strong Band12 tower nearby, and a sort of junky Band4 or similar, you get sketchy voice calls, because you can't use the good tower/antenna/band.

    Carriers don't seem to want to budge on this for Windows phones either, they're locked in, or at least playing all their cards really close. Either way, as they continue to expand the low-frequency bands (i.e. 12/700, 17/700, etc), our performance will get worse, and they don't really care, because they only building-out the newer tech.

    My AT&T data is great, my voice, well, it works, mostly. I drop from 3-5 bars to 1-2, when I make a call, and I definitely can't use data at the same time, with any consistency, very frustrating, particularly when they could simply provision the fix.
    I don't think MS and the perception on Windows Phones' future is exactly helping the cause, either.
    08-13-2016 02:20 PM
  14. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    If you've stayed with Microsoft's mobile operating system for a long time and are seeing yourself as one who will still be here till the last Windows Phone is sat on the shelf, why? What keeps you from "jumping ship"?
    I don't like anything else, more.
    Hehehe...
    JJ
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    08-13-2016 06:59 PM
  15. vdamir78's Avatar
    I was on the road the other day with some guys, outside our country and I wanted to share some pictures with them. One of them had an iPhone, and guess what - he could neither receive nor send us with windows phones and androids anything - the only option being bluetooth sharing, since we were without internet on the road...
    Oh, not to mention how messed up mp3s get with iPhone. I'd never use such a phone. And this is not just because of no sharing with others when you don't have access to internet - I share stuff from my phone, almost on daily basis with my PC. If I had an iphone I would have to connect with the PC with a cable every single time. Now that's another hassle I would not take...
    Money? I'm not spending any money. My iPhone simply just works. No matter what country, what app or service I want, it's THERE. That certainly wasn't happening in the 5 years I spent on WP. iOS has full support on every place on earth, and the majority of developers will develop their services for it FIRST.

    If WP "worked", this thread wouldn't exist.
    08-13-2016 07:10 PM
  16. rocketboy's Avatar
    I love the design philosophy behind Windows Phone. Have since I first saw WP7. I've been with it from the beginning. That MS hasn't done right by it doesn't diminish the fact that WP is unique in it's vision for how a mobile OS should work and look. WP is as much a revolution in UI as the original iPhone was in phone hardware (but mediocre in its software). The last thing I saw that was as intriguing to me as WP7 was the 1985 Amiga 1000.

    It's hard to make a case for WM nowadays. If you're not a fan or all in on MS there's really no point in trying to convert someone. But I've always been intrigued by unique (if not downright oddball) tech. I don't mind being the only one using something. I loved the idea of colourful phones. When I see everyone using the same iPhone or Galaxy it just seems so boring even if the app selection did allow me a few more capabilities.

    This L950 may be my last WP. If it weren't for the $300 ATT sale I may have given up already. But it's not quite time yet. There's still enough life left in the platform for me I'm certainly not willing to pay $600-800 for a flagship running an OS I'm not excited about. We WP fans are famous for holding out hope for the next big thing. I think the next 12 months will decide it all. But even if WM10 AU is the last big thing then I'll have had the satisfaction of seeing something through from the beginnings of WP7 to the end at WM10.
    08-13-2016 10:54 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    I was on the road the other day with some guys, outside our country and I wanted to share some pictures with them. One of them had an iPhone, and guess what - he could neither receive nor send us with windows phones and androids anything - the only option being bluetooth sharing, since we were without internet on the road...
    Oh, not to mention how messed up mp3s get with iPhone. I'd never use such a phone. And this is not just because of no sharing with others when you don't have access to internet - I share stuff from my phone, almost on daily basis with my PC. If I had an iphone I would have to connect with the PC with a cable every single time. Now that's another hassle I would not take...
    Very well said.

    I currently own a 640, 950, a Moto G3, and a Blackberry Classic. Recently sold my iPhone 6 because it didn't fit my needs and was frustrating to use. Well made but locked down and doesn't do things as easily as my other devices.
    I own a Lincoln MKZ and a Ford Escape. Guess which one I drive the most? The Escape because I'm tall and it's easier to get in and out of for me.
    Thinking you have to spend top dollar or you are cheap is a joke.
    Last edited by TgeekB; 08-14-2016 at 06:13 AM.
    08-14-2016 06:02 AM
  18. Jimmie Lee's Avatar
    I was always using android/ios. I only decided to give windows phone a try when I saw the lumia 520 was dirt cheap. I was merely curious and went for it. At first I didn't like it that much, then when windows 8.1 came out I started liking it a lot more. I especially liked the start screen more than anything. I ended up getting a lumia 830 to test out a more powerful phone as a daily driver using a prepaid card. Part of it was I didn't want to keep paying the carrier fees for something I barely used outside of texting/chatting. I never really used the phone much for calls. So I was pretty pleased with it. It wasn't till I started testing out windows 10 preview builds that I really started liking windows mobile. The Start screen enhancements and customization were great. The settings enhancements, action center, everything was really appealing to me. I would say though that 90% of my like for windows mobile is the start screen. And it's not really the live tiles. I find them useful for some things like weather or just knowing the number of unseen items. It's about being able to customize the look to my needs, make it more efficient/organized and differentiate myself with the look I find most appealing. Android did allow for it to some extent with a lot of hacks. But this was straight out of the box. And it just looked better in my opinion. And to this day I have my android/ios phones and I still prefer windows 10 mobile. The start screen is a big part of windows 10 mobile and it's the least understood part too. No one really knows much about the Start screen because MS doesn't educate people. They don't make any ads that show off how unique start screens can be made. People just know it as the boring default. That's how I knew it till I started playing around. That's how my friends knew it till they saw my start screen. That's how people all over the world know it. MS ignores its best feature go figure.
    What Kristianpants said! However, I've never used an Android phone. Mainly, for me, it's the WP start screen, the look, and the awesome customization that attracted me to the phone in the first place. I'm an organized person and Windows Phones seem to fit my character and style. Love the OS as well.
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    08-14-2016 02:56 PM
  19. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    I don't like anything else, more.
    Hehehe...
    JJ
    That's me too. 'Bout as succinct as you can get.

    Peace. Alan
    MS Lumia ICON 929 "Little Jewel" [Win10 M, Insider Preview, Redstone 14393.67]
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    08-14-2016 03:04 PM
  20. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Money? I'm not spending any money. My iPhone simply just works. No matter what country, what app or service I want, it's THERE. That certainly wasn't happening in the 5 years I spent on WP. iOS has full support on every place on earth, and the majority of developers will develop their services for it FIRST.

    If WP "worked", this thread wouldn't exist.
    ios has full support everywhere in the world? how did you come to that conclusion? The number of iphones I've seen in my city in the last 2 years has numbered to less than 30 while windows phones are 100s of times as many

    A country with over a billion people (India) has less than single digit percentage of their smartphone users on iphone. What kind of support do you think they have?
    08-15-2016 03:33 AM
  21. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Wrong.

    It won't be "decent" - it'll barely scratch the surface, and by the time the next release of your chosen OS comes out, it'll be like being stuck in mud.

    You want a great device which will go the distance, do everything, then you need to expect to pay some money for it. Stop being cheap scabs.
    Buying a cheap phone is sometimes the only choice people have. Not everyone can afford to spend over 500USD on a phone when their salaries is the same and university fees are even higher. The 100USD Windows phone is just right for basic work
    08-15-2016 03:38 AM
  22. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    Buying a cheap phone is sometimes the only choice people have. Not everyone can afford to spend over 500USD on a phone when their salaries is the same and university fees are even higher. The 100USD Windows phone is just right for basic work
    I don't see value in buying more expensive phone than needed :) While I could afford almost any phone except Vertu, I went for a cheapest one which had all the necessary things.

    Wrong.

    It won't be "decent" - it'll barely scratch the surface, and by the time the next release of your chosen OS comes out, it'll be like being stuck in mud.

    You want a great device which will go the distance, do everything, then you need to expect to pay some money for it. Stop being cheap scabs.
    I spent almost 3 years with L820, so it went a distance. And almost 1 year with L640. Before those, I had feature phones, Symbian and cheap android. Currently I have "$200-$300 cheap scab" Chinese android with specs somewhere between L650 and L950. And it's more than decent, thank you ;)

    I don't crave for bling, status or ultimate power. I don't need a phone that could navigate in hyperspace. I couldn't care less about 2K, 4K or 8K display in 5+ inch form factor. OIS would be nice but my digital P&S camera has it + long zoom. I'm more comfortable dropping a cheap phone than an expensive one to asphalt.
    I'm buying my phones, like my cars, based on what I need. Not based on what could be possible in 1 or 2 years. Not based on the impact it makes to other people. Not based on what "some bloke on the forum" told without arguments, if you don't mind :)

    In the same time I don't tell you what to buy. It's your money and your device.

    OS updates? Apple: checked. Android: if you are on Lollipop or better, you'll be covered with apps even without OS update for years (late KitKat seems to be the bottom line today). Windows: well... Some models will get RS2, so maybe you are referring to decent and long going Windows phone ;)
    08-15-2016 08:24 AM
  23. koolassme's Avatar
    The 1%ters are loyal fans thts why we still hold on how can ppl not like Windows Phones they are the best and not plain like os or android who else gives u live tiles NOBODY where else can you change the tiles the color theme or even put ur favorite pic on it and still see the whole picture thts the sugar honey iced t is the best
    I looked at android tht sucked looked at os tht sucked how can u not like Windows plz tell me
    08-18-2016 08:43 PM
  24. koolassme's Avatar
    How can u not like Windows Phones try putting ur fav picture on os or droid and tell me Wht u get it wont be a Windows look trust me who else have live tiles who else can change the color of tiles ummmm....let me think nobody how can u not like tht are y'all serious stop playing
    08-18-2016 08:47 PM
  25. koolassme's Avatar
    Windows should have a higher rating bigger than 1% if they step their game up they could be the #1 seed in the industry all the ppl tht use droid and os are just plain I guess there are more plain ppl in the world then live tiles ppl in the world are u serious I never want to be plain
    and hope they don't make me plain I want to stay live all day everyday shout out to all the live ppl in the world help keep it alive ppl....
    08-18-2016 08:54 PM
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