09-17-2020 08:37 AM
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  1. rocketpoe's Avatar
    I currently use a WM 8.1 Nokia and I was going to buy a WM10 phone but I read where support will be ending at the end of 2019. Many features (Cortana) and apps (Facebook, Twitter) don't work on my WM 8.1. Will they work if I upgrade to WM10 or will it be more of the same? I don't want to go to Android or iPhone.
    11-05-2019 01:55 PM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    Will they work if I upgrade to WM10 or will it be more of the same?
    W10M will be more of the same, just a step or two behind. You'll soon be where you are now with WM8.1. And in some areas they're the same as far as support.

    I don't want to go to Android or iPhone.
    It's either this or feature phone. Take your pick.
    aximtreo, N_LaRUE, libra89 and 1 others like this.
    11-05-2019 03:41 PM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Important article to read:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/shoul...ows-phone-2019

    Answer is NO.
    aximtreo, MSFTisMIA and libra89 like this.
    11-07-2019 02:22 AM
  4. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    Where r u from
    Windows 8.1 phone. I am surprised it's still functional
    12-24-2019 05:47 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    You are better off moving to Android at this point.
    12-26-2019 06:43 PM
  6. sly4vic_4's Avatar
    Both versions are dead! it is better to move to the andriod platform. my windows 10 Mobile finally came to an end by the end of December 2019.
    Now there is no Facebook, WhatsApp, Microsoft store. it has reached the end of service life.
    you better move to Android.
    01-15-2020 01:14 PM
  7. EFats's Avatar
    Not quite true. I just received (the last?) OS update 2 days ago.
    The Microsoft store is still up and I am still downloading stuff from it, even as of this morning.

    Don't care about Facebook so this thing still works fine for me. Much more enjoyable than any of the droids I have.
    MOHAMED ALTEGANI1 likes this.
    01-16-2020 06:29 PM
  8. fatclue_98'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.
    MSFTisMIA, raycpl and anthonyng like this.
    01-16-2020 07:17 PM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    Continuum on 950XL. that's my combo !!
    When I was still working, it saved my bacon on so many occassion.
    anthonyng likes this.
    01-16-2020 08:14 PM
  10. Jeremy Cush's Avatar
    For just having a phone for calls windows phone is good enough , thanks to chromebooks there are plenty of web apps to keep you busy if needed
    05-20-2020 12:18 PM
  11. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    Which one are you using
    05-25-2020 01:52 PM
  12. RTGent's Avatar
    Which one are you using
    WC has just eliminated the Microsoft 950-specific forum (or, at least its former link now diverts here); but, summer is here, and I'm still using a 950, very satisfactorily -thank you, Microsoft. My life is not as phone-centric as others', and I've never been as app-dependent. Most everything I need still works as ever -several tiles are still live, even: Spotify is the only app that abandoned me since the end-of-support. I do have two/three angroids prepped and ready-to-SIM-switch when the fun stops. Do I still recommend it? Absolutely, if you don't depend on unavailable apps. Heck, I even still use a 1020 occasionally for photography, and its tiles are even more alive (I always liked the live People tile(s) more on 8.1).
    06-26-2020 08:02 AM
  13. njstol01's Avatar
    I was using my 950 up until last month. But I was only getting about 24 hrs on a full charge (even after replacing the battery with a supposedly new oem one), and then when the main camera's focusing went jittery I figured it was time. Good phone for about 2 and 1/2 years!
    07-28-2020 09:52 AM
  14. DUCA NERO's Avatar
    For me Windows Phone is Always the best ! I have Microsoft 959 XL & NOKIA LUMIA 1520 ! BOTH WITH WINDOWS 10 MOBILE ! STILL TOP TOP TOP !!!;
    08-08-2020 05:52 AM
  15. SlideWRX's Avatar
    For just having a phone for calls windows phone is good enough , thanks to chromebooks there are plenty of web apps to keep you busy if needed
    I used to use a Starbucks Web app, but it no longer supports our browser apparently. Google maps still works as a PWA, but I dont try to use it for idrections or anything, just traffic info mostly. I don't use social media other than reddit, and I recently downloaded a couple apps for that, although support is lacking; links to GIF websites & such don't seem to work right. I am planning on getting an iphone eventually, when this pandemic/economic collapse stabilizes a bit.
    Last edited by SlideWRX; 08-09-2020 at 09:19 AM.
    08-09-2020 09:08 AM
  16. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    You are the man.
    08-13-2020 12:09 AM
  17. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Still using a Lumia 950 Att RM1105. One daughter on a Lumia 650 and other daughter on my Idol 4s. All on Cricket wireless.

    Looking for a lumia 950 for my 76 year old mother that will work on T-Mobile. Not sure if my RM1105 will work or if she needs the dual sim version?

    Don't ask me how, but some how in trying to take back off of her Lumia 635 on Sprint she tore the screen off!
    08-14-2020 08:40 AM
  18. RTGent's Avatar
    Still using a Lumia 950 Att RM1105. One daughter on a Lumia 650 and other daughter on my Idol 4s. All on Cricket wireless.

    Looking for a lumia 950 for my 76 year old mother that will work on T-Mobile. Not sure if my RM1105 will work or if she needs the dual sim version?

    Don't ask me how, but some how in trying to take back off of her Lumia 635 on Sprint she tore the screen off!
    Your RM1105 should work if it is unlocked, or can get att to unlock it: I did that with my first 950 even before I moved to T-Mobile. My still-daily 950 is a dual-SIM RM-1118 (never used the second slot), but I also have an unlocked 1105 that takes my T-Mobile SIM.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-26-2020 03:40 PM
  19. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    RTGent: Thank you.

    I did find a ATT 950 RM1105 that was a store display phone. No USB or charge, no box and battery was swollen. I bought it for $50.00 and it is unlocked with only 3 minutes of talk time on it. Phone still had original Windows 10 software loaded! Who knows how much screen on time? I also picked up what looks like an unused T-Mobile locked Alcatel Idol 4s windows model 6071W for $70.00 shipped. This one had original software also. I think I will give mom that one and keep the Lumia 950 as a spare. I will take the phone to her on Monday and spend the hour at a T-Mobile store to get her changed over from Sprint plan of $30 +Tax about $37.00 to a T-Mobile prepay plan for $15.00+Tax.
    08-26-2020 07:56 PM
  20. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Where r u from
    Windows 8.1 phone. I am surprised it's still functional
    Windows phone 7 still works fine. Butt... As I found out last week when I hard reset an older windows phone 8.1 HTC 8XT on sprint and a Sprint HTC Arrive on windows phone 7 you cannot log in to your Microsoft account. I reading on MS support they finally pulled plug on 7 and 8 last winter about 1st of year 2020. I put a battery in my Nokia 520 today and all my calendar and email synced up and all installed app.s still work. Microsoft really screwed up not working harder to get mass support of Windows phone. I have a few spare phones now and using them until there are no more or you can't call and text..
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-26-2020 08:13 PM
  21. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Got my mother up and going on a t-mobile Alcatel idol 4s windows 6071w. Put her on a prepay $15.00 month plan with 2gig data.

    Only problem so far is whenever wifi is on it enables wifi calling. When I go into the setting to toggle it on or off, that option is not there.

    I am wondering if that is due to me setting up phone without the sim card installed?
    08-31-2020 09:18 AM
  22. naddy6969's Avatar
    Topics like this just make me laugh. “How do I get by/make do/hang on with an old Windows phone?”

    I bailed 4 years ago. Even then, the decision was easy. I can’t imagine still trying to use my Icon or 1520 daily. Both are antiques at this point.

    “I am wondering if that is due to me setting up phone without the sim card installed?”

    No. It is due to trying to use an old, crappy phone with an unsupported OS. If you must give your 76 year old mother a 4 year old phone, give her an iPhone 7 Plus. It is still supported by the current versions of iOS. She will have no problems with it.

    BTW, the Alcatel 4s was a POS the day it was released. I would never give MY mother one to use in 2020. You are asking for problems.
    Last edited by naddy6969; 09-15-2020 at 11:38 PM.
    09-15-2020 11:22 PM
  23. anthonyng's Avatar
    BTW, the Alcatel 4s was a POS the day it was released. I would never give MY mother one to use in 2020. You are asking for problems.
    My mom was fine with other windows phones I gave her until the Alcatel 4s, seemed like she had to reach out to me quite often to help her with phone

    I gave her a lumia 950 when that one freed up and was stable again :)

    Now I have her on iPhone. We needed Whatsapp!
    09-16-2020 03:46 PM
  24. Palm_forlackofchoice'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.
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-16-2020 03:54 PM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    Topics like this just make me laugh. “How do I get by/make do/hang on with an old Windows phone?”

    I bailed 4 years ago. Even then, the decision was easy. I can’t imagine still trying to use my Icon or 1520 daily. Both are antiques at this point.
    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.
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    09-17-2020 03:52 AM
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