Smartphone prices out of contract are preposterous! 600+ dollars?! That's a Windows 8 PC!!
I am glad to say, Nokia is sending me a Lumia 920 on trial for FREE! All I need is the SIM card!
The trial is for two weeks, and I am SSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! And it's going to be red and it's shipping out of Lambeth, UK!!!!
Also, I do suggest to buy insurance on it. I got a quote for 143 dollars on a Lumia 920 for two years and covers EVERYTHING! That might be a great investment to make... as well as Nokia stock... $4.20 as of Monday when it was 2.67 in October...
I just received the infamous OTA update known as "Portico" at 5pm yesterday, then had to visit the local high school because our daughter and exchange students were in the choir/orchestra Christmas concert. We were told not to take pics or video, so of course I did with the L920. The video is outstanding and the unzoomed photos are excellent. With the zoom on, the photos get a bit blurry, but that's really pushing it for a phone, not a dedicated DLSR camera. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the L920 and we'll see if the few small issues I've experienced are gone after the major update.
I'm far from a "phone pro", I'm just an IT guy with a smartphone!
how did you know the update came through? My 920 is set to tell me and automatically download. I am running the phone update from settings now to see if it's there....
Yup!! There it is! Thanks for pointing that out Art! Any idea what is fixed or changed with this update?
I will do my wifes when I get home
Sorry double post:
Here is the update changes Windows Phone 8 update history | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
Here's the info for you... lots of great information posted here...
Microsoft publishes changelog for Windows Phone 8 OS update | Windows Phone Central
I read your other post on phone cost tally also, Coke. Real savings to be had!
The thing is that they have set plans of which I'm guessing most people don't even use up. IMO, cell service should be pay as one uses as it was back in the day -> A service charge + what one used. I think they tactfully changed it around with "packages" to their advantage through the years.
As with my daughter and I, I have to maintain the 750-minute shared call package for the next least one, which is 500 minutes (if I remember correctly) is not enough. I use calling more than she because of business. She uses approximately 100 minutes of calling if lucky, whereas I use about 400 to 600 minutes. She uses tons of texting and FB data as a teen. I caught Vz taking unlimited texting off the plan the last time I had to renew the contract when I was promised it would remain as it would be grandfathered in. I caught this upon the first bill, for it was sky high. They charge 30 cents a text on overage. That's absolutely outrageous!
The real kicker is data and really gets my goat. It's mandatory to get a data plan with a smart phone. We get 150MG a month each on our plan. She went over one month using FB while on vacation in Florida. Ugh! $$$ Of course it doesn't eat up too much when writing text in FB, it's the pics they post that eats up a lot. Of course this is when she had her old phone of which didn't have the option of turning off data. She can now with her new one. To teach her some responsibility, I taught her how to turn it off and use the WiFi in the house or anywhere else she can do so. I also set up alerts when it reaches certain points.
Anywho, using this method, we're lucky if we use half of it. In keeping somewhat of track when looking at my bills, I use around 30MB and she about 60MB on average. It was less, but she uses more since school started. If I had my way, I wouldn't have data in my plan whatsoever. Not with all the hot spots around here in the big city anyway. The only other time I really need data is out on the road looking up an address or using navigation, of which can be replaced by some other navigation. I can wait to check up on my email or news until I'm in a hot spot. So to me data plans are useless, yet mandatory and expensive!
I thought like Elvis sang -> "I'm caught in a trap! I can't walk out!" Just like Cokie figured out -> I'm going prepay come hell or high water!