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06-12-2012 05:20 PM
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  1. JustinMSalvato's Avatar
    So while waiting for the elevator at work today, I heard what sounded like the default chime for a Windows Phone voice mail. The man in front of me picked up his phone, but I couldn't see it clearly yet. When we got on the elevator, I looked over and began a conversation, that went like this:

    "You have a Windows Phone. Thought I was the only one. Looks like a Samsung Focus."

    "I want a different phone. I want the one my son has."

    "What's wrong with your phone?"

    "It doesn't have 3 apps that I want including my bank app. My son's Android has those apps."

    At this point, I thought, "really, apps? the banking mobile site isn't good enough?" Whatever. So my devotion to Windows Phone got the best of me and I couldn't let him leave the building without throwing an insult his way.

    As we walked off the elevator and he was walking towards the exit...

    "So you're getting an Android."

    "Yeah, it has everything."

    "Including bugs..."

    "Yeah." He said with a smile.

    Hope my next encounter with a Windows Phone owner is a positive one.
    06-06-2012 12:49 PM
  2. ejb222's Avatar
    Ha! He'll be back ;)
    06-06-2012 12:58 PM
  3. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I like the title. It made me smile.
    06-06-2012 01:00 PM
  4. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    well, he'll be back once wp8 hits and all the app he needs start popping up... hey, ive yet to see anyone carry a wp here in vancouver other than the ones i convinced
    06-06-2012 01:18 PM
  5. Ray E.'s Avatar
    So while waiting for the elevator at work today, I heard what sounded like the default chime for a Windows Phone voice mail. The man in front of me picked up his phone, but I couldn't see it clearly yet. When we got on the elevator, I looked over and began a conversation, that went like this:

    "You have a Windows Phone. Thought I was the only one. Looks like a Samsung Focus."

    "I want a different phone. I want the one my son has."

    "What's wrong with your phone?"

    "It doesn't have 3 apps that I want including my bank app. My son's Android has those apps."

    At this point, I thought, "really, apps? the banking mobile site isn't good enough?" Whatever. So my devotion to Windows Phone got the best of me and I couldn't let him leave the building without throwing an insult his way.

    As we walked off the elevator and he was walking towards the exit...

    "So you're getting an Android."

    "Yeah, it has everything."

    "Including bugs..."

    "Yeah." He said with a smile.

    Hope my next encounter with a Windows Phone owner is a positive one.
    Hilarious. :-D
    06-06-2012 01:20 PM
  6. Verkunder's Avatar
    *****.
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    06-06-2012 01:35 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    So while waiting for the elevator at work today, I heard what sounded like the default chime for a Windows Phone voice mail. The man in front of me picked up his phone, but I couldn't see it clearly yet. When we got on the elevator, I looked over and began a conversation, that went like this:

    "You have a Windows Phone. Thought I was the only one. Looks like a Samsung Focus."

    "I want a different phone. I want the one my son has."

    "What's wrong with your phone?"

    "It doesn't have 3 apps that I want including my bank app. My son's Android has those apps."

    At this point, I thought, "really, apps? the banking mobile site isn't good enough?" Whatever. So my devotion to Windows Phone got the best of me and I couldn't let him leave the building without throwing an insult his way.

    As we walked off the elevator and he was walking towards the exit...

    "So you're getting an Android."

    "Yeah, it has everything."

    "Including bugs..."

    "Yeah." He said with a smile.

    Hope my next encounter with a Windows Phone owner is a positive one.
    Too bad the moron didn't look at pageonce. Best financial app I've seen in a while. webOS had a Wells Fargo app and it wasn't nearly as complete as pageonce.
    06-06-2012 02:07 PM
  8. JustinMSalvato's Avatar
    Too bad the moron didn't look at pageonce. Best financial app I've seen in a while. webOS had a Wells Fargo app and it wasn't nearly as complete as pageonce.
    He probably meant his personal bank app, but I use the bank's mobile website and it does all I need, so...
    06-06-2012 02:20 PM
  9. JustinMSalvato's Avatar
    Some people just don't see beyond apps.
    Some people want to customize everything.
    Some people like to tweak their phone so much that it becomes useless.

    Those people gravitate towards Android.

    Some people like what others tell them to like.
    Some people like cold, metallic designs, both in hardware & software.
    Some people would jump off a thousand foot cliff because their friends are doing it.

    Those people gravitate towards Apple products.
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    06-06-2012 02:24 PM
  10. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    Yet another one lost to the urge to have all the apps. What would a bank app do? Tell you your balance? You can do that with most banks these days by sending them a text message. I don't have a bank account or any of that, so I don't really know how in depth a bank app is going to be... but I know for a fact that I'd probably only check my bank account to see my balance, and you can do that by text message.
    eric12341 likes this.
    06-06-2012 02:27 PM
  11. eric12341's Avatar
    Some bank apps on Android allow you to take a picture of a check and deposit it. How safe this actually is is beyond me. But yea I would've mentioned pageonce before insulting the person.
    06-06-2012 03:05 PM
  12. selfcreation's Avatar
    LMAO @ "Including bugs..."

    :giggle:
    06-06-2012 03:20 PM
  13. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    Some bank apps on Android allow you to take a picture of a check and deposit it. How safe this actually is is beyond me. But yea I would've mentioned pageonce before insulting the person.
    Wow... We are really getting that lazy to need an application on our smart device in order to deposit a check? -_- That, disgusts me to be quite honest. Can't just go to the bank and deposit it yourself, nope... "I HAVE AN APP FOR THAT".
    06-06-2012 03:25 PM
  14. DanSmithKY's Avatar
    Wow... We are really getting that lazy to need an application on our smart device in order to deposit a check? -_- That, disgusts me to be quite honest. Can't just go to the bank and deposit it yourself, nope... "I HAVE AN APP FOR THAT".
    You're looking at this solely from your perspective. Some of us are members of awesome banks (or credit unions) such as USAA and would never switch to an inferior bank just to have a B&M nearby. So on the rare occasion where I have a paper check, I love the fact that I can cash a check just by taking a picture of it on my phone and have the funds in my account immediately.

    Lots of "lazy" people shop on Amazon and Newegg, etc. as well. Just because it's not for you doesn't mean that it is wrong.
    06-06-2012 03:36 PM
  15. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Wow... We are really getting that lazy to need an application on our smart device in order to deposit a check? -_- That, disgusts me to be quite honest. Can't just go to the bank and deposit it yourself, nope... "I HAVE AN APP FOR THAT".
    Heheh my sentiments exactly. Beat me to it. Definitely interesting how technology has made people lazy. It's not a bash against tech though. Tech is great because it makes our lives easier no doubt, but that doesn't mean one can't do the same task a different way. It's wouldn't necessarily be that big of an inconvenience. I guess some people just check their brains at the door though.
    06-06-2012 04:02 PM
  16. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    You're looking at this solely from your perspective. Some of us are members of awesome banks (or credit unions) such as USAA and would never switch to an inferior bank just to have a B&M nearby. So on the rare occasion where I have a paper check, I love the fact that I can cash a check just by taking a picture of it on my phone and have the funds in my account immediately.

    Lots of "lazy" people shop on Amazon and Newegg, etc. as well. Just because it's not for you doesn't mean that it is wrong.
    See, now I can understand that rare occasion... but for most of us, we don't have that rare occasion. I shop at Newegg / Tiger Direct... 'cause around here we don't have any stores for that sort of stuff, yet again rare occasion. I was just thinking as a general thing, it shows certain people are lazy.

    Heheh my sentiments exactly. Beat me to it. Definitely interesting how technology has made people lazy. It's not a bash against tech though. Tech is great because it makes our lives easier no doubt, but that doesn't mean one can't do the same task a different way. It's wouldn't necessarily be that big of an inconvenience. I guess some people just check their brains at the door though.
    I just think certain things people don't necessarily have to go out of their way for. I love technology, my entire life revolves around technology... but there just isn't tradition left, or doing things the "hard" way... because it's more and more at our fingertips. Makes me think of movie Idiocracy... and how we're continuing to go down that path.

    ANYWAYS to be back on topic, I haven't met anyone with a WP device... I haven't even seen one in the wild and I don't know ANYONE with one. Everyone around here has an iPhone, a few of my friends that had Androids or BlackBerry's switched to iPhone's to be part of the local crowd. I hope I see one in the wild, it'd be cool to actually talk to a person that has one and see how they like it.
    06-06-2012 04:34 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    "...and the spyware and hacks. Have fun with your confidential banking data."
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    06-06-2012 09:46 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    Some of y'all sound like blackberry forum members. Full of malware or not, the current android experience is not what it was a year or so ago. Very fluid. And yes, the low end ones are prone to being laggy but generalizing the whole experience as bugs and lags is narrow minded. Yes the Droid bionic has issues, yes the vzw nexus has issues, etc. But so does my Nokia. I seem to reboot it everyday cause it hangs when I go to any contact tile or my me tile. The camera is the only one I know that has bad auto settings. See the pattern? Let people pick what they want and be happy with it.
    06-07-2012 01:31 AM
  19. jabtano's Avatar
    There is a guy who works with us who keeps harping on the fact that my phone can't have this app or that. Yet he spends endless hours trying to come up with the right theme. So just to be a dink I told him to put the dame phone away and get some actual work done or buy a WP7 device where you don't have spend hours trying to get it right because it already is..
    06-07-2012 04:26 AM
  20. lippidp's Avatar
    Wow... We are really getting that lazy to need an application on our smart device in order to deposit a check? -_- That, disgusts me to be quite honest. Can't just go to the bank and deposit it yourself, nope... "I HAVE AN APP FOR THAT".
    Lazy? It's about having better things to do than drive to a bank. You sound like a grumpy old man. If I were you I'd make sure to never use the ATM, either. Are you too lazy to wait in line inside the branch? Also never use your bank card at a store. If you run out of cash just drive - no, walk to the bank, fill out a withdrawal slip, and wait in line to get more cash you lazy *******.
    Last edited by lippidp; 06-07-2012 at 05:55 AM.
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    06-07-2012 05:49 AM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    OK guys, enough with the insult hurling. Bank apps are not just for checking a balance or depositing a check with a picture. The good ones, like pageonce, will let you see your activity. That is very important these days with all the fraud going on and identity theft. I know I'd like to be able to nip something in the bud if there's shenanigans going on. Personally, I'd never deposit a check with my phone. But that's just me, if you feel good about it - knock yourself out. It certainly isn't about being lazy, it's about being smart and keeping tabs on your money whenever and wherever. That's why they call them "smartphones", DUH! End of rant.
    06-07-2012 07:27 AM
  22. jimski's Avatar
    Point is, dissing an OS because it's missing a single app is, well silly. There are always workarounds. Its not a capability problem. It's a lazy bank making too much money to care about all their customers. So put the blame where it belongs.

    Not having custom ringtones when WP launched drove me nuts, but didn't drive me away.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    06-07-2012 09:29 AM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    I have written before that as a huge AT&T area, I have seen a few other WPs around. And they are happy. But, seriously - I am fine fine with those who want what Android offers. It is a disadvantage of our OS that apps - especially local apps like banks, local papers, local news stations, and small area businesses - haven't been developed. If WP 8 gets to some serious sales than that will take care of itself. It will be so hard going forward to get an OS started. How many other companies will have deep enough pockets to get it off the ground? I am not exactly hopeful for the open sourcing of WebOS or Tizen. Who is going to develop for them??
    06-07-2012 10:15 AM
  24. JNM's Avatar
    This thread is pretty amusing. Did this really happen?

    I can't say I would really blame the guy or make fun of him for wanting a device that does what he wants it to do. He actually appears to have stated a clear reason for wanting what he wants rather than simply "It has more 'apps' so I want it."
    06-07-2012 10:42 AM
  25. JustinMSalvato's Avatar
    This thread is pretty amusing. Did this really happen?

    I can't say I would really blame the guy or make fun of him for wanting a device that does what he wants it to do. He actually appears to have stated a clear reason for wanting what he wants rather than simply "It has more 'apps' so I want it."
    It did happen. While I do see your point, I have a hard time seeing someone choosing another ecosystem because they have more apps. People don't want to hear the words "work-around", but most of these issues can be solved by visiting the mobile version of a website.

    To the man's credit, he smiled as he acknowledged the insult. While part of his response was in agreement of what I said, the other part was simply him taking the high road by not firing an insult back =)

    In a way, he is taking the low road; he's is choosing Android :O
    06-07-2012 11:38 AM
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