06-09-2014 10:17 AM
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  1. iamtim's Avatar
    So while my work phone - by company requirement - is and will always be an iPhone (currently it's a 5S), my personal phone is whatever I want it to be at any given moment, switching between an iPhone 4 and a Lumia 820 (although in the last year, I've switched from a 520 to a 920 to the 820, heh. I'm fickle like that).

    The other night I decided to bite the bullet and throw the 8.1 developer preview on my 820. I popped in my SIM and did all the upgrades. No problem, worked great. Yesterday, however, I had to swing by an AT&T store to have my data plan switched from the iPhone data plan to the generic smartphone LTE data plan.

    I tell the guy what I need and he starts asking me for IMEI and all that, which, of course, I get off the phone. I can tell that the 8.1 backgrounded tiles immediately catch his attention. He asks me to restart the phone, which I do. Once it's up, he asks if he can see my phone, so I hand it over to him.

    "How... how did you do that to your tiles?": he asks. He reaches under the counter, pulls out a 1520, and sets it next to my phone. "I use Windows Phone too," he adds.

    So I tell him about the developer preview and all the cool, new stuff it adds; he didn't know anything about it. I spent probably a good 15 minutes or so going over all the new stuff in 8.1.

    Anyway, I just thought that was pretty cool. :)
    05-09-2014 09:26 AM
  2. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Cool story. You might be the first person to see an AT&T rep using a windows phone. Lucky you. Everyone I have met is always steering you to other products.
    05-09-2014 10:01 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    That is cool. The at&t guy who sold me my 920 was enthusiastic about Windows Phone. It was launch day for WP8, so I don't know if he was really into it or just playing the part, but he said his 920 was on order when I picked mine up.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-09-2014 10:16 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Last month, I went to the AT&T store to pick up a Zagg screen protector I ordered online. I asked if someone in the store would install the screen protector for me, since I cannot install screen protectors without bubble issues.

    The guy who installed the screen protector on my 920 had a red 1520. There was also a woman who worked at that store who had a red 1520. I know those were their personal phones, since I saw both of them take the phones out of their pockets.
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    05-09-2014 04:46 PM
  5. Fade_z's Avatar
    Last month, I went to the AT&T store to pick up a Zagg screen protector I ordered online. I asked if someone in the store would install the screen protector for me, since I cannot install screen protectors without bubble issues.

    The guy who installed the screen protector on my 920 had a red 1520. There was also a woman who worked at that store who had a red 1520. I know those were their personal phones, since I saw both of them take the phones out of their pockets.
    Awesome nonetheless but why does the fact that they took the phone from their pockets make it a personal phone?
    05-09-2014 04:52 PM
  6. iamtim's Avatar
    why does the fact that they took the phone from their pockets make it a personal phone?
    Would YOU keep a 1520 in your pocket if it wasn't a personal phone? :D I don't even think a 1520 would fit in my pocket, heh.
    05-09-2014 05:18 PM
  7. oditius's Avatar
    Would YOU keep a 1520 in your pocket if it wasn't a personal phone? :D I don't even think a 1520 would fit in my pocket, heh.
    If it was a company phone I would. I use to keep the company iPhone in my pants pocket, with no case. But my personal phone I kept in my shirt pocket with a case and a shield. They didn't want to buy me the phone I wanted, so I didn't care. Broke the iPhone when it hit the floor. They gave me another, I put it in the desk drawer and set it to forward all calls to my personal phone.
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    05-09-2014 05:29 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Would YOU keep a 1520 in your pocket if it wasn't a personal phone? :D I don't even think a 1520 would fit in my pocket, heh.
    I'm eligible for an upgrade, but I'm waiting for the 930 or another similar new device. The 1520 is too big for the pockets on my jeans, and I wear regular fit jeans, not skinny jeans.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 05-10-2014 at 12:30 AM.
    05-09-2014 05:33 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If it was a company phone I would. I use to keep the company iPhone in my pants pocket, with no case. But my personal phone I kept in my shirt pocket with a case and a shield. They didn't want to buy me the phone I wanted, so I didn't care. Broke the iPhone when it hit the floor. They gave me another, I put it in the desk drawer and set it to forward all calls to my personal phone.
    I'd imagine AT&T employees are able to choose any smartphone they want. They have to like the 1520, since it is big, and smaller devices, even other Windows Phones are available.
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    05-09-2014 05:36 PM
  10. sd173's Avatar
    So does this mean that when I get my 1520 this weekend and ask the sales representative if upgrading to WP8.1 will void any warranty or contract he or she probably won't even know what I'm talking about?
    Last edited by sd173; 05-09-2014 at 05:57 PM.
    05-09-2014 05:41 PM
  11. iamtim's Avatar
    If it was a company phone I would. I use to keep the company iPhone in my pants pocket, with no case.
    LOL.

    iPhone in a pocket

    Lumia 1520 in a pocket
    05-09-2014 08:35 PM
  12. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    Cool story. You might be the first person to see an AT&T rep using a windows phone. Lucky you. Everyone I have met is always steering you to other products.
    the guy I deal with at local at&t corp. store uses a lumia 1020.
    when I got my 1520 and son his 1020 rep actually didn't push anything.
    I know what I want, and I get it.
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    05-10-2014 06:58 AM
  13. peacefulberry's Avatar
    So does this mean that when I get my 1520 this weekend and ask the sales representative if upgrading to WP8.1 will void any warranty or contract he or she probably won't even know what I'm talking about?
    There's a possibility that the att reps won't, but Microsoft stores will. Do you have a Microsoft store in your area?
    05-10-2014 07:09 AM
  14. sd173's Avatar
    There's a possibility that the att reps won't, but Microsoft stores will. Do you have a Microsoft store in your area?
    Not really. {..(
    The closest store is 178.17 miles/2hrs. 48 mins. from my house. I think there's a kiosk 22.86 miles/25 mins. from my house, but I am being taken to get my 1520 by someone and they wouldn't go 23 miles away when there's an AT&T store 1.58 miles/4 minutes from my house.
    Last edited by sd173; 05-10-2014 at 09:53 AM.
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    05-10-2014 09:06 AM
  15. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    Not really. {..(
    The closest store is 178.17 miles/2hrs. 48 mins. from my house. I think there's a kiosk 22.86 miles/25 mins. from my house, but I am being taken to get my 1520 by someone and they wouldn't go 23 miles away when there's an AT&T store 1.58 miles/4 minutes from my house.
    the way you wrote this made me laugh! My nearest MS Store isn't even in my country I suppose (India).
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    05-10-2014 12:11 PM
  16. brau0303's Avatar
    There is a really great thread about this (I happen to agree with the OP) based on the language in the Nokia warranty it should not depending on some conditions.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...et-bottom.html

    Cheers
    BR

    So does this mean that when I get my 1520 this weekend and ask the sales representative if upgrading to WP8.1 will void any warranty or contract he or she probably won't even know what I'm talking about?
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    05-10-2014 02:44 PM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    My local AT&T store is totally ignoarant on WP's. But, seeings how they are the prototypical store, they only know 2 phones: The iPhone and latest Galaxy phone. Even other Androids (my wife needed to see a Flex from LG recently) they are lost on.

    In Champaign IL, their AT&T store rocks. They have a good group of reps who have a nice grasp of the basics and the advantages of WP. They are good with all their phones. They even have someone who is familier with BB10, which blew my brain.

    My local Verizon store is really good as well, though with no working WP's, only dummy phones.

    @iamtim, I was amused. Good to see my fellow WPC members smiling while showing off!! Makes me giggle...
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    05-10-2014 04:41 PM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    I'm eligible for an upgrade, but I'm waiting for the 930 or another similar new device. The 1520 is too big for the pockets on my jeans, and I wear regular fit jeans, not skinny jeans.
    Amen, Laura. I loved the L1520. But...but.... I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but it is a kinda stinking large phone.

    Bring on that L930. I will race you to see you uses their upgrade first.
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    05-10-2014 04:42 PM
  19. MDK22's Avatar
    Amen, Laura. I loved the L1520. But...but.... I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but it is a kinda stinking large phone.
    YES, it is kinda large, for about a week, then it seems normal & other phones are just small.

    The camera, the 6" surfing experience, the brilliant display, the fluid OS - did I mention the camera. Phones are going bigger, it's the current trend w smartphones. I actually use mine as (gasp) a phone - the earpiece & mic line up.

    I keep it in a ribbed case (slippery bugger - adds some grip - NOT the silicone hybrid = fugly) & put it in my jeans back pocket, sometimes I wear the holster (@ work) the case came with. It just works, for me.

    Remember, NO perfect phone, just perfect for you.
    05-10-2014 05:53 PM
  20. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    Remember, NO perfect phone, just perfect for you.
    agree 110%. and i have used three of the four OSes.
    at the time, each was the right one for me. current- and the one i'll
    stay with- is WP.
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    05-10-2014 06:06 PM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    YES, it is kinda large, for about a week, then it seems normal & other phones are just small.

    The camera, the 6" surfing experience, the brilliant display, the fluid OS - did I mention the camera. Phones are going bigger, it's the current trend w smartphones. I actually use mine as (gasp) a phone - the earpiece & mic line up.

    I keep it in a ribbed case (slippery bugger - adds some grip - NOT the silicone hybrid = fugly) & put it in my jeans back pocket, sometimes I wear the holster (@ work) the case came with. It just works, for me.

    Remember, NO perfect phone, just perfect for you.
    I have heard from a ton of users on here that you get used to the size (Old Cuss has been selling me on it since launch day!!), and used to it quick. I believe it. But, I have been setting up my wife's LG Flex with it's 6" screen, and I think I will give it some time. The 1520 will be around, I can be sure.

    Everything else about that monster is awe inspiring. I just get hypnotized by that screen.

    Somehow, it seems we have derailed this fun little thread.....
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    05-10-2014 08:14 PM
  22. ajst222's Avatar
    It's always a rewarding moment when you know more than a sales rep :)

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    05-10-2014 08:55 PM
  23. MaxyBley's Avatar
    That's awesome!!
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    05-10-2014 09:09 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    YES, it is kinda large, for about a week, then it seems normal & other phones are just small.

    The camera, the 6" surfing experience, the brilliant display, the fluid OS - did I mention the camera. Phones are going bigger, it's the current trend w smartphones. I actually use mine as (gasp) a phone - the earpiece & mic line up.

    I keep it in a ribbed case (slippery bugger - adds some grip - NOT the silicone hybrid = fugly) & put it in my jeans back pocket, sometimes I wear the holster (@ work) the case came with. It just works, for me.

    Remember, NO perfect phone, just perfect for you.
    I like to carry my phone in the left front pocket. I'm not going to put a phone in my back pocket, where it could be easily pickpocketed or sat on and broken.

    I'm also not going to use a holster.
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    05-10-2014 10:14 PM
  25. ajst222's Avatar
    I like to carry my phone in the left front pocket. I'm not going to put a phone in my back pocket, where it could be easily pickpocketed or sat on and broken.

    I'm also not going to use a holster.
    I would never put my phone in my back pocket. Not only does it feel uncomfortable, but I'm afraid I'll break it. My wallet goes in my back pocket. And holsters are so early 2000s ;) hahah



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    05-10-2014 10:21 PM
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