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  1. Verkunder's Avatar
    That's just it...I don't want all that info sync'd in the first place.

    And I forgot one HUGE upside to WP7.5; voice to text via BT. Texting and driving is against the law where I live. The phone automatically allows texts to be read and you can dictate your reply. That is simply AWESOME and literally a life saver.
    Then don't input your social networks. They won't show up. Also, you can get apps that give you shortcuts to wifi/network/etc.
    05-25-2012 12:35 PM
  2. mhans311's Avatar
    There was another thing that was annoying about WP. There are no separate volume controls. You get one volume level and it will be Tue same for media, ringtones, notifications, etc. It was annoying when I would be listening to music at a higher volume, then later I would forget the volume was still high and a call would come in and ring super loud. Or I would forget I turned the volume down and my alarm wouldn't wake me up.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    05-25-2012 12:51 PM
  3. eric12341's Avatar
    Dude, you're just straight up wrong. You don't have to believe me. But you might have to believe Verizon and the New York Times.

    Verizon Clarifies: Unlimited Data Plans to Die Slow Death - NYTimes.com

    Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan, they will not have to do so.
    When we introduce our new shared data plans, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to customers when purchasing handsets at discounted pricing.
    Customers who purchase phones at full retail price and are on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan.
    The same pricing and policies will be applied to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones
    ok but what does that have to do with this thread? Seriously just stop, if you aren't serious or dedicated to WP and are just going to post negative things then you shouldn't be posting here.
    05-25-2012 12:58 PM
  4. mhans311's Avatar
    ok but what does that have to do with this thread? Seriously just stop, if you aren't serious or dedicated to WP and are just going to post negative things then you shouldn't be posting here.
    He wasn't saying anything negative. He was just clearing up the misinformation being spread by others. I won't name names. :rolleyes:
    05-25-2012 01:17 PM
  5. AngryNil's Avatar
    If you enjoy Google services and rely on them heavily, you either go with Android or switch to Microsoft stuff. There's no reason why someone who uses Google Docs, Drive, Calendar, Search, Maps & Mail should leave Android unless you are fine with switching or for some reason consider those to be insignificant when compared to the advantages.


    He wasn't saying anything negative. He was just clearing up the misinformation being spread by others. I won't name names. :rolleyes:
    He's a self-confessed troll whose sole purpose is to rile up Windows Phone users by attempting to tear down the platform. Good indication of the state of moderation on this site is, it's 100% by the rulebook ("do not swear do not double post do not advertise") and 0% on better judgement.

    Goddamn I miss Backstage.
    Last edited by AngryNil; 05-26-2012 at 05:18 AM.
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    05-26-2012 01:04 AM
  6. erjennin's Avatar
    hey guys, quick update. Got the Lumia. I just couldn't wait.

    Anyways, I love it so far. The phone is built great and WP7.5 has most of what I need. There are two things that I don't like so far.
    1. I dropped an excel file into skydrive that i formerly kept on Google Docs. I went to edit it from the skydrive app on my phone and it wouldn't let me. What am I doing wrong?
    2. The Facebook apps is terrible at providing notifications and clearing them once I check them.
    05-27-2012 03:16 PM
  7. willied's Avatar
    hey guys, quick update. Got the Lumia. I just couldn't wait.

    Anyways, I love it so far. The phone is built great and WP7.5 has most of what I need. There are two things that I don't like so far.
    1. I dropped an excel file into skydrive that i formerly kept on Google Docs. I went to edit it from the skydrive app on my phone and it wouldn't let me. What am I doing wrong?
    I have this problem as well. I looked it up and this is what I found:

    --Open the document on your PC

    --Go to Options..Trust Center

    --Select Privacy Options

    --Uncheck the "Remove personal information from file properties on save" option

    Hopefully WP8 will fix this and some other limitations that WP7 has.
    05-27-2012 09:52 PM
  8. eric12341's Avatar
    hey guys, quick update. Got the Lumia. I just couldn't wait.

    Anyways, I love it so far. The phone is built great and WP7.5 has most of what I need. There are two things that I don't like so far.
    1. I dropped an excel file into skydrive that i formerly kept on Google Docs. I went to edit it from the skydrive app on my phone and it wouldn't let me. What am I doing wrong?
    2. The Facebook apps is terrible at providing notifications and clearing them once I check them.
    1) if it's a regular .doc file it will not be editable from office mobile but I think you can resave it in .docx on office online.

    2) yea they take awhile to clear but they eventually do. You can also turn them off entirely and just use the Me tile for notifications, its what I do.
    05-27-2012 10:08 PM
  9. Zumanity's Avatar
    Congratulations on your purchase.

    Let me say, I am confident you will enjoy an upgraded experience this fall on your Lumia 900.

    As a Google user (Gmail, etc). I can say Windows Phone has the integration I need to run my life, I hope you get the same experience.

    Nokia will take care of you in a fashion no other OEM can do. Support - Nokia - USA is your friend for anything you wish to tell them about.

    Enjoy your Lumia!
    05-28-2012 12:29 AM
  10. scottcraft's Avatar
    I switched from android to WP. Over time I have moved most of my stuff from Google to Microsoft. I stil have my gmail, but now hotmail is my primary account. Using hotmail, bing and skydrive I find I don't really miss google at all.
    05-28-2012 02:57 AM
  11. smapor's Avatar
    I switched from android to WP. Over time I have moved most of my stuff from Google to Microsoft. I stil have my gmail, but now hotmail is my primary account. Using hotmail, bing and skydrive I find I don't really miss google at all.
    Never used their services, I try to avoid companies who heavily sell peoples information as their primary income.
    05-28-2012 07:06 AM
  12. N8ter's Avatar
    It depends on what your requirements are. If you don't require more than what a WP7 device can offer, then why not take the plunge?

    I'm getting the Vivid moving on from an HD7. It meets all my requirements (ICS, 1080p + 720p in 60FPS + Slow Motion Mode on a really good camera, Dual Core + HSPA+/LTE, qHD resolution screen, 16GB + SD Slot, FFC for Skype, Sense has all the Social Integration I used on WP7 and more).

    The 60 FPS recording is clutch. I need that for video analysis and it will let me drop one more device I carry with me. I took some samples and emailed them to myself, the quality was very good in dubious lighting.

    P.S. Microsoft collects as much data as Google, and if you don't think they monetize it then you don't have a clue how that all works. You think they're in the business of throwing money down the toilet, since otherwise that is exactly what they would be doing providing free service with literally no revenue stream.

    Microsoft is in the Ad and Search market, just like Google. They are just the underdogs. Everyone always loves the underdogs :P
    05-29-2012 11:13 PM
  13. eric12341's Avatar
    It depends on what your requirements are. If you don't require more than what a WP7 device can offer, then why not take the plunge?

    I'm getting the Vivid moving on from an HD7. It meets all my requirements (ICS, 1080p + 720p in 60FPS + Slow Motion Mode on a really good camera, Dual Core + HSPA+/LTE, qHD resolution screen, 16GB + SD Slot, FFC for Skype, Sense has all the Social Integration I used on WP7 and more).

    The 60 FPS recording is clutch. I need that for video analysis and it will let me drop one more device I carry with me. I took some samples and emailed them to myself, the quality was very good in dubious lighting.

    P.S. Microsoft collects as much data as Google, and if you don't think they monetize it then you don't have a clue how that all works. You think they're in the business of throwing money down the toilet, since otherwise that is exactly what they would be doing providing free service with literally no revenue stream.

    Microsoft is in the Ad and Search market, just like Google. They are just the underdogs. Everyone always loves the underdogs :P
    could've just left it at the first paragraph and that's that, rest is just jargon.
    05-29-2012 11:40 PM
  14. tekhna's Avatar
    could've just left it at the first paragraph and that's that, rest is just jargon.
    No, the rest is why people aren't buying WP7 phones. You can say that's jargon, that's fine, call it what you want, but the fact is that people are either buying specs, or jargon. It doesn't matter if they're buying one or the other, they're buying it, and it's not WP7.
    05-30-2012 12:08 AM
  15. 12Danny123's Avatar
    No, the rest is why people aren't buying WP7 phones. You can say that's jargon, that's fine, call it what you want, but the fact is that people are either buying specs, or jargon. It doesn't matter if they're buying one or the other, they're buying it, and it's not WP7.
    Of course people are buying windows phones. What r u 7?. U the trolling machine?. Go away man. Don't get why u r even here. People don't care much about specs. They want something that works. Even you know that. And I don't think you like wp. You're a fat liar.
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    05-30-2012 12:39 AM
  16. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    could've just left it at the first paragraph and that's that, rest is just jargon.
    No the rest, as usual, was just crap about a personal life no one on this board really cares much about.

    The Microsoft thing might have some merit though.
    05-30-2012 01:47 AM
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    05-30-2012 04:12 AM
  18. tekhna's Avatar
    Of course people are buying windows phones. What r u 7?. U the trolling machine?. Go away man. Don't get why u r even here. People don't care much about specs. They want something that works. Even you know that. And I don't think you like wp. You're a fat liar.
    So much anger on this forum.
    05-30-2012 09:19 AM
  19. N8ter's Avatar
    Of course people are buying windows phones. What r u 7?. U the trolling machine?. Go away man. Don't get why u r even here. People don't care much about specs. They want something that works. Even you know that. And I don't think you like wp. You're a fat liar.
    Calling someone a troll is trolling and that's against the rules. I'm not in the business of reporting posts like some people love to here, but I thought I'd just give you a heads up.

    It's not something the MODs here tend to tolerate. Lock it up.
    05-30-2012 11:22 AM
  20. selfcreation's Avatar
    P.S. Microsoft collects as much data as Google, and if you don't think they monetize it then you don't have a clue how that all works. You think they're in the business of throwing money down the toilet, since otherwise that is exactly what they would be doing providing free service with literally no revenue stream.
    hmm not really , Google is allot less secured and they take more *personal* info then MS.
    its a HUGE problem and every single gadget website talks about it, lol


    Windows Phone Privacy Statement

    compare Google's NEW policies:

    http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

    ether way its all evil .. big brother any one?? .. 5 more years and you wont be able to take a **** with out every one knowing about it half way across the world.
    Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 05-30-2012 at 02:36 PM.
    05-30-2012 11:39 AM
  21. scottcraft's Avatar
    As far as Google and Microsoft sharing data, both are evil, I just think Microsoft is less evil. I have quite a number of apps on my phone that ask for access to my location. Some of this is unavoidable with a smartphone. I stopped using android because my motorola droid was junk and I didn't like the android phones that were out at that time, not because I was concerned about Google spying on me.
    05-30-2012 01:15 PM
  22. eric12341's Avatar
    Calling someone a troll is trolling and that's against the rules. I'm not in the business of reporting posts like some people love to here, but I thought I'd just give you a heads up.

    It's not something the MODs here tend to tolerate. Lock it up.

    His remarks are absolutely uncalled for, he hasn't said a single constructive thing.
    05-30-2012 01:24 PM
  23. selfcreation's Avatar
    I came from a Sony Xperia X10. It was a kludge of a phone. I now have a Samsung Focus S. I'm not totally sold of Windows Phone. Here are some differences you will notice.

    1) There's no easy Wifi, BT, GPS toggle. You've got to go through the Settings menu rather than quickly going to a widget.
    2) You can't modify the Wifi sleep policy. The only workaround is to set the screen timeout time to the max (5 minutes).
    3) The info bar disappears...not that battery info is easily accessible anyways...
    4) Obviously, many apps are missing and the ones that exist are not as smooth or well developed.
    5) The phone will "integrate/sync" all your contacts. If you're one who wants things kept separate (like me), you're screwed. :dry
    6) For me, battery life is the same...they're smartphones.
    7) A lack of customization for the better.

    What you get in exchange is speed, fluidity, and less time wasted modifying the OS.

    1. yes there is! like 20apps you can get that does this. PIN to start and activate. 2 steps instead of 4 and scrolling around the menus

    2) if your downloading or connected via AC/USB wire it wont disconnect. (this is done on purposes so you dont kill your battery.same thing with WIFI sync you need to be connected)

    3) use your finger to slide down from top it comes back!! and if your in a APP, MOST APPS allows you to keep the BAR active in their settings!!!

    :happy:
    05-30-2012 02:42 PM
  24. selfcreation's Avatar
    not to create more useless post so please do not reply to this , keep it on topic.

    ok but what does that have to do with this thread? Seriously just stop, if you aren't serious or dedicated to WP and are just going to post negative things then you shouldn't be posting here.
    as much as I hate it , hes 100% allowed to post negative thing ( I agree that's its annoying cause its always the same people but w/e ) try to have your eyes walk right by does post ok? ;)

    thanks

    He's a self-confessed troll whose sole purpose is to rile up Windows Phone users by attempting to tear down the platform. Good indication of the state of moderation on this site is, it's 100% by the rulebook ("do not swear do not double post do not advertise") and 0% on better judgement.
    Goddamn I miss Backstage.
    your comment alone in worthy of an infraction , and if we where 100% by the RULES here, well this thread would have been closed a long time ago and allot of you would have been given infractions by now. but that's not the case or the point, we want people to have fun.

    Quote from out FEARLESS LEADER regarding the rules!!
    There I posted them no one ever ask me to do it again anywhere else on these forums... I hate Rules... Now to the Forums Rules blatantly copied from the Android Central Forums.
    normaly if we sound strict on a topic its cause it was reported by an other member.

    1. we support arguments , actually we encourage it!!! as long as its civil.

    2. we might sound strict , but when people start name calling instead of of a CONSTRUCTIVE argument , that's where we draw the line.

    3. if you swear or insult some one and you get reported, YOU WILL get an INFRACTION! unless its not really that bad.

    4. like EVERY SINGLE mobile forum , duplicated threads are NOT tolerated and will be MERGE or DELETED! that's just common sense.people that post on forums 99% of the time dont search or read before posting! and Do you want 100threads with the same topic and have to read over 300pages to find one answer? dint think so.

    5: this is a FAMILY web site, , so please keep it civil! (swearing and personal insults) we have kids on the site! if thats to much to ask then expect to get a infraction and possibly banned.. ( PS mods dont report , members do )


    :happy: :excl: Civil , Clean and Fun!! :excl::happy:

    thanks , and enjoy! :happy:
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    05-30-2012 04:27 PM
  25. socialcarpet's Avatar
    But, inherently, something is wrong with Android. I feel like I have to babysit it and constantly monitor it to make sure everything is working correctly. I've almost become consumed by it. WP7 is supposed to be exactly the opposite it seems. It's simple and easy from what I can tell.
    This is precisely how I feel. I gave up some capabilities by moving to Windows Phone no doubt, but I haven't missed any of them. My phone is a pleasure to live with on a day-to-day basis and so much more well thought out than the cluster*** of Android, I wouldn't trade that piece of mind for anything.

    Windows Phone is like the zen rock garden of smartphone OS's.

    Sure, it doesn't have bumper cars and cotton candy, but it's far more picturesque and serene than the tacky theme park of Android could ever be. It's more than the sum of it's parts.

    I have literally noticed I am calmer and less agitated using this phone than any other I've owned. I'd be willing to bet if they did some hidden camera study of people using Androids and people using Windows Phones, you would see most of the people on Android knitting their brows and spending far more time squinting at the screen and knitting their brows while the Windows Phone users do a few calm swipes, glance and get on with their lives. It all depends on what kind of experience you want to have.
    05-30-2012 05:26 PM
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