03-02-2012 01:56 PM
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  1. jleebiker's Avatar
    Instead of a bunch of threads all over the place, can we consolidate any Verizon rumors in on place? MWC is my last hope at staying with Vzw. If there isn't SOME shred of love for Verizon users, I'll be saying goodbye to Vzw.
    02-24-2012 12:56 PM
  2. ATCraiger's Avatar
    I feel the same way. I am on Verizon now with the HTC trophy and (even though I love the phone), it's getting old and new phones would be great. They have been putting it off for long enough, considering that they took about 7 months to get their first windows phone out the door when Windows Phone 7 launched, I am extremely tired of waiting hand and foot on Verizon. NEW PHONES NOW! NEW PHONES NOW!
    02-24-2012 02:26 PM
  3. CaymanDreamin's Avatar
    Don't blame you for at least holding out until MWC to switch. I'm on the Southside of Chicago and I miss the reliability of the service. I moved 5 lines to ATT in Nov of 11 because I wanted 2nd Gen windows phones for 3 lines and saw no future for WP at big red. As much as we love our phones, we're not thrilled with ATT's network. Several times I've said "that never happened with Verizon", whether it was no signal, dropped calls or poor sound quality. If Verizon does come up with support for WP in 18 months and ATT hasn't improved, I'll switch back.

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    02-24-2012 03:10 PM
  4. jleebiker's Avatar
    Cayman, that's a very interesting perspective. Most times, people say they are moving to ATT and we never hear back from them. I live in an area where I have good coverage from Vzw, ATT and Tmob. I'n fact, I had someone with a Tmob Radar do a 4G test on the Tmob network at my place and consistently got 6Mb download speeds. That beats my 4G Mifi that can't even get Vzw 4G signal. While the signal QoS is very good, I can't get the 4G speed that other can get even a 1/4 mile away.
    02-24-2012 05:19 PM
  5. threed61's Avatar
    I signed up with AT&T in December, coming from VZW. I don't think AT&T's network is as good, but it hasn't been too bad. I would have preferred 2nd gen phones on VZW though.
    02-24-2012 06:07 PM
  6. mtmjr90's Avatar
    If you're grandfathered in on unlimited data on Verizon though, it makes it REALLY hard to switch. I have a Verizon line with my Galaxy Nexus, but got bored and really wanted a Windows Phone so I got a T-Mo Radar on eBay for like $240 and I'm using the $30/month prepaid 5GB plan. Granted, the (max) 5-6Mbps speeds are a far cry from the (actually hit) 43Mbps speeds on VZW LTE, but I'm still loving WP:)

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    02-24-2012 06:20 PM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I'm not going to say how I know what I know but I have it from informed sources that there is hope for Nokia coming to Verizon via the 900 or some variation of the 900. I don't have a time table yet but it is coming. I will post more information when I get it. That's all for now.
    02-24-2012 07:12 PM
  8. mtmjr90's Avatar
    I'm not going to say how I know what I know but I have it from informed sources that there is hope for Nokia coming to Verizon via the 900 or some variation of the 900. I don't have a time table yet but it is coming. I will post more information when I get it. That's all for now.
    My wallet just recoiled in fear...
    02-24-2012 08:19 PM
  9. ATCraiger's Avatar
    I'm not going to say how I know what I know but I have it from informed sources that there is hope for Nokia coming to Verizon via the 900 or some variation of the 900. I don't have a time table yet but it is coming. I will post more information when I get it. That's all for now.
    That would make all my waiting worth it! Please keep us updated.
    02-25-2012 06:05 AM
  10. jleebiker's Avatar
    @Dave, don't tease me like this!!!! Really. I don't know if I could take the rug being snatched out from under my feet yet again.

    The 900 is larger than what I like, but I guess I could get used to the form factor for a 2nd Gen WP phone.
    02-25-2012 11:18 AM
  11. psiu_glen's Avatar
    While a 4" screen would be the best I think, even the 3.8" on my Trophy is okay. The worst part is, I can't even say we will switch. Our entire package is grandfathered in at Verizon. We have an America's Choice II 500 minute family plan for $59.99, I have the unlimited data on my phone, and I also have the $5/250 message plan. I can't even do an upgrade on their website or I will lose my texting plan. If I do an upgrade I will have to call or go to the store. Oh yeah, we have a Network Extender as well...plus VZW does have better coverage where we go, just remembered the 18% discount we get too.

    I would gladly take the 900 though, especially if they add a micro-SD card slot in anticipation of WP8. Hopefully we hear something, not getting my hopes up though (I would have expected US centric news at CES).
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    02-25-2012 11:47 AM
  12. jfa1's Avatar
    Don't blame you for at least holding out until MWC to switch. I'm on the Southside of Chicago and I miss the reliability of the service. I moved 5 lines to ATT in Nov of 11 because I wanted 2nd Gen windows phones for 3 lines and saw no future for WP at big red. As much as we love our phones, we're not thrilled with ATT's network. Several times I've said "that never happened with Verizon", whether it was no signal, dropped calls or poor sound quality. If Verizon does come up with support for WP in 18 months and ATT hasn't improved, I'll switch back.

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    The chances of ATT improving their network are IMHO significantly greater than VZN coming up with a top tier WP device!
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    02-25-2012 02:59 PM
  13. cdook's Avatar
    The HTC Trophy is a great phone. It's a good Verizon released this as a Windows Phone, othewise I'd be pretty angry we haven't seen any new phones since then. You've got 16GB of space, great battery life and I love the 3.8" form factor. If we were given a 8GB phone then I'd wonder when the next one is coming.

    The only reason I'd consider upgrading the Trophy is for the camera. The picture quality on the Trophy is terrible compared to other phones out there.

    Now if Nokia would release a 3.8" LTE phone on Verizon I'd buy it out of pocket. Here's hoping we see some exciting announcements at MWC.
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    02-25-2012 07:01 PM
  14. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Lets see what they announce on Monday then I will try to find out more but no promises.
    02-25-2012 08:59 PM
  15. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    The HTC Trophy is a great phone. It's a good Verizon released this as a Windows Phone, othewise I'd be pretty angry we haven't seen any new phones since then. You've got 16GB of space, great battery life and I love the 3.8" form factor. If we were given a 8GB phone then I'd wonder when the next one is coming.

    The only reason I'd consider upgrading the Trophy is for the camera. The picture quality on the Trophy is terrible compared to other phones out there.

    Now if Nokia would release a 3.8" LTE phone on Verizon I'd buy it out of pocket. Here's hoping we see some exciting announcements at MWC.
    Agreed. If it wasn't for the yellow-tinted camera and the less than stellar screen, I wouldn't mind having the Trophy until it breaks.
    02-27-2012 02:37 AM
  16. scottcraft's Avatar
    At the rate Verizon is going I'll be using an iphone in November.
    02-27-2012 09:05 AM
  17. MadDogFL62's Avatar
    Verizon is going to take the same stand that HTC, LG and Samsung has at MWC. No new devices until Apollo is out. By then, the speculation about Microsoft buying Nokia should be aired out and either the rest of the market gets to play, or Microsoft will have their own version of the iPhone.

    Q3 or Q4 of 2012 is a very realistic date for Verizon.
    02-27-2012 10:48 AM
  18. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I learned after the HTC Merge and the first generation WP7 devices to never wait on Verizon.
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    02-27-2012 11:19 AM
  19. WayCool's Avatar
    So glad I left VZW :) Lumia 900 ! I find it rather pathetic that VZW can ignore the WP7 market... and FWIW I have had NO AT&T network issues whatsoever and I live in a rather .. ok VERY rural area.. :)

    Then again.. AT&T took over a ton of Alltel towers around here.. so .. :) YMMV
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    02-27-2012 04:54 PM
  20. migman47's Avatar
    I'm not going to say how I know what I know but I have it from informed sources that there is hope for Nokia coming to Verizon via the 900 or some variation of the 900. I don't have a time table yet but it is coming. I will post more information when I get it. That's all for now.
    Argh! What a tease!

    Wish they (Verizon/MSFT) would say something. All the press announcements are done and nothing interesting for us. Guess I'll be sticking w/ my Samsung Rogue for a while.

    Look it up. That's right. Feature phone. /cry
    02-27-2012 10:28 PM
  21. cdook's Avatar
    Verizon is going to take the same stand that HTC, LG and Samsung has at MWC. No new devices until Apollo is out. By then, the speculation about Microsoft buying Nokia should be aired out and either the rest of the market gets to play, or Microsoft will have their own version of the iPhone.

    Q3 or Q4 of 2012 is a very realistic date for Verizon.
    I hope that's not the case, but then again it wouldn't surprise me. I'm really curious if Nokia will be coming to Verizon.

    It seems like AT&T is the Windows Phone carrier and Verizon is the Android carrier. Hopefully Google doesn't do anything crazy like buy Verizon and we never see another Windows Phone.
    02-28-2012 12:35 AM
  22. bear_lx's Avatar
    At the rate Verizon is going I'll be using an iphone in November.
    you will regret that... i did the same thing already, and ended up back on verizon with an iphone.... heres my story... lol

    payed 600+ to cancel verizon because i wanted a wp7. so i switched to tmobile and bought the hd7. loved the phone but hated my service, almost never had 3g. so i payed 400+ to cancel, sold my hd7's for 400 so it was almost a wash. switched to sprint and got a nexus s 4g... phone was ok, but hated android, cant belive i went back. furthermore, my service was worse than tmobile... so i switched in 2 weeks after fighting 900+ in cancellations fees they tried to charge me... what a mess. so i switched back to verizon becaus ethey offer the most reliable service everywhere i go. reluctantly got an iphone 4 because i thouhgt the trophy was a sub par windows phone. turns out i hated my iphone, sure it worked fine but i got so bored staring at the same icons, and itunes vs zune is a no brianer. i tunes sucks on pc's. so i sold my iphone on ebay for 320 and bouyght a brand new trophy for 200. this phone rocks! now i am happy... i wish i had a nokia 900, but this phone preforms extremely well, and completely surprised me how solid it feels. so moral of the story, the grass isnt greener on the other side of the fence. stick with a carrier that works where you live, and be patient. ive read that the 900 is coming to verizon sometime late summer early fall... heres the link

    Nokia Lumia 900 Available from a Variety of US Carriers; AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon | ITProPortal.com

    Is Nokia bringing a new Windows Phone to Verizon? - The Washington Post
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    02-28-2012 09:05 AM
  23. scottcraft's Avatar
    you will regret that... i did the same thing already, and ended up back on verizon with an iphone.... heres my story... lol

    payed 600+ to cancel verizon because i wanted a wp7. so i switched to tmobile and bought the hd7. loved the phone but hated my service, almost never had 3g. so i payed 400+ to cancel, sold my hd7's for 400 so it was almost a wash. switched to sprint and got a nexus s 4g... phone was ok, but hated android, cant belive i went back. furthermore, my service was worse than tmobile... so i switched in 2 weeks after fighting 900+ in cancellations fees they tried to charge me... what a mess. so i switched back to verizon becaus ethey offer the most reliable service everywhere i go. reluctantly got an iphone 4 because i thouhgt the trophy was a sub par windows phone. turns out i hated my iphone, sure it worked fine but i got so bored staring at the same icons, and itunes vs zune is a no brianer. i tunes sucks on pc's. so i sold my iphone on ebay for 320 and bouyght a brand new trophy for 200. this phone rocks! now i am happy... i wish i had a nokia 900, but this phone preforms extremely well, and completely surprised me how solid it feels. so moral of the story, the grass isnt greener on the other side of the fence. stick with a carrier that works where you live, and be patient. ive read that the 900 is coming to verizon sometime late summer early fall... heres the link

    Nokia Lumia 900 Available from a Variety of US Carriers; AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon | ITProPortal.com

    Is Nokia bringing a new Windows Phone to Verizon? - The Washington Post
    I'm not switching from Verizon. The coverage is great for me and I've got a really good plan. I'm not planning on switching to the iphone, but I'd be a liar if I said there weren't things I liked about it. I'm hoping Verizon has a WP by November with a camera as good or better than the 4S with a high-resolution screen. Hopefully by then Apollo will be out and it will address some of the issues I have with WP. Either way I'm going to check out all the top phones Verizon has when it's time to upgrade, including the adroid phones.
    02-28-2012 11:05 AM
  24. entanianickwp's Avatar
    I bought the Trophy on the first day it came out at full price $449 if I remember correctly because I'm still on contract back then. Phone is solid and well build but I have to agree with many folks here that camera is awful. I need to use photo app like Fhotoroom to edit the picture white balance and other things.

    I've test Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 even the camera on Lumia 710 is way better than my Trophy let alone the 800 :P

    If the rumor about 900 is real and if it is the world phone I will go for that one in a heart beat. But other rumor about the 719 that could land on Verizon if this one is the same build quality as 710 I may need to think harder because the Trophy build is way better.

    But in the end I have to choose between build and camera quality..... WHY can't Verizon just give us both?
    02-28-2012 12:56 PM
  25. aubreyq's Avatar
    Either way I'm going to check out all the top phones Verizon has when it's time to upgrade, including the adroid phones.
    Dude, I was fine with that sentence until I read "...including the Android phones." ;)
    02-28-2012 01:02 PM
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