09-22-2021 05:13 PM
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  1. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    To be fair, I don't think that many people ever did argue that Windows phones' feature set beat iPhone or Android. People preferred them for a couple different reasons.

    1. Windows phones excelled in a specific area that was important to the user.
    2. The user was Microsoft fan.
    3. Along with #2, the user did not like or trust Apple and/or Google.
    Bingo.. I have used Microsoft windows and office products since 1995. Business runs on Windows! Whether you like it or not. Is it perfect ? No.

    I don't like the communist dictator ship of Apple take our way or leave.

    I do not trust Google and there listening to every thing said whether on an android phone, smart speaker etc. I have an old Google Nexus phone of my son's. I have played with it and put all Microsoft programs on it. It does not work the same. It will not let you have contacts other than email address's in outlook. You must put them in the Google account. No Thank You!

    I don't need an app to wipe my butt. I am self employed so I don't have an employer forcing me to use something my phone won't do.

    Using my windows phones until they don't work any more.
    09-17-2020 09:37 AM
  2. DUCA NERO's Avatar
    Windows Phone forever ! It is Always the best !
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    10-25-2020 07:10 PM
  3. RTGent's Avatar
    My Mother, the Alcatel Idol 4s and T-Mobile are getting along just fine. I just shut off the wifi. She has 2gig of data and will never come close to using it up. She calls, text messages and checks weather and email. That is it.. I have every thing set up just like her Lumia 635 was and she is happy. I was very surprised to see that T-mobile service is better where she lives than ATT. I do have a spare 950 if she breaks the Idol. I have a daughter using and Idol 4s windows on Crickett and all is good for her too.
    Did your mother also get the VR goggles packaged "originally"? with the Idol 4S? I have a never-used set in its original Idol 4S packaging, if not, and if you/she like... (I purchased the 4S package, but dropped and ruined the phone the first week.) (I am careless, and on my third 950 )
    12-09-2020 01:37 PM
  4. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    RTGent, No the phone only. My daughter also has a Idol 4s she may enjoy playing with them.
    12-10-2020 09:55 AM
  5. RTGent's Avatar
    RTGent, No the phone only. My daughter also has a Idol 4s she may enjoy playing with them.
    Where in the world are you ...I should have asked? You can PM this (I presume), if you prefer.
    12-11-2020 09:16 AM
  6. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    For all its warts, and there are too many to mention, it still has one feature that's head and shoulders above the rest and that's Continuum - particularly the wireless variety. From my personal experience, only Huawei's Easy Projection works in wireless desktop mode but it is a lagfest and not really usable.

    Other than that, WM10 is good for calls, text and Outlook.
    Can we still do a clean install and set up our Microsoft account? Cricket is trying to kill off my two daughters phones. A cricket branded Lumia 650 and a unlocked Alcatel idol 4s. I know the Alcatel is supported if they will provision, not sure on the 650. I have a spare Lumia 950 but don't want to hard reset if it can't be set up on one of our accounts. Thanks
    09-14-2021 06:34 PM
  7. RTGent's Avatar
    Can we still do a clean install and set up our Microsoft account? Cricket is trying to kill off my two daughters phones. A cricket branded Lumia 650 and a unlocked Alcatel idol 4s. I know the Alcatel is supported if they will provision, not sure on the 650. I have a spare Lumia 950 but don't want to hard reset if it can't be set up on one of our accounts. Thanks
    I'd guess yes, but have no experience doing it; probably carrier-dependent. My 950 is still running reliably on T-Mobile, thankfully. I can report that all apps may not be available to re-install. I've installed a couple of trivial ones recently, but I also uninstalled Accuweather this spring, and couldn't find it again to re-install. I'd guess/FEAR that other apps and maybe functionalities would not be recovered.
    09-17-2021 11:21 AM
  8. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I am not concerned with "apps" just the ability to do a clean install and set up the Microsoft account. I found out the hard way last year when I hard reset my mothers win 8 phone and couldn't set up her account.
    Thanks Dan
    09-17-2021 12:53 PM
  9. Davinity's Avatar
    Here's a little story about my current life as a Daily WP User. Some guy robbed me, took my Android phone from me... It really hurt because I saved up for a long time to afford it (Barely $150), also didn't have Google Photos backed up because I relied too heavily on my 128GBs of Internal Storage and my 64GB SD Card (that was really, really Foolish NGL). Gave up on trying to recover it/ find it.

    Long story short, I picked up an old Lumia someone gave to me last year, didn't think it could still work okay. I updated it to W10M (offline method, Google it) and found a Telegram Channel with a treasure trove of Archived Apps from WP8.1. I'm still using it as a daily Driver (although it's locked to a carrier, that I can't use. So there's only Wi-Fi) along with a Nokia C1-01 that handles Calls and Text Messaging like a Classic. I'm currently Satisfied with my Lumia 640 LTE as a daily driver mainly because I have access to almost all the apps I used to rely on for communication. Currently saving up for a new Android Phone (But I guess I'll enjoy my time with the Lumia while it lasts... 🙂)
    09-22-2021 05:13 PM
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