Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Got my Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 phone last night...

  1. #111


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I can't speak to any other Nokia phone except the 920 and I can easily get 12 hours out of a full charge, with moderate use (BT, WiFi, email, calls and checking FB and weather, etc...). I STRONGLY recommend the L920, but that forces you to go to AT&T... The 2 year contract bring the upfront cost to $100, which includes a wireless charger.

    I was taught that if "you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all", so I will not say anything about iPhones...
    You can bypass att if you're dedicated!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #112


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    If you ask me, All smart phones are over priced. It's like all phone manufacturers stick together and charge high prices so we don't have a choice but to pay it. Same thing with cell phone service. We are getting ripped off.
    This is why I came to the conclusion that using prepaid cell service wins over at the end of the day, or at the end of two years. T-Mobile right now has their 4G prepaid monthly service going, which I'll be utilizing soon. Thirty dollars a month for 150 minutes of talk, unlimited texting, and unlimited 4G data (if the bandwidth for 4G speeds is in my area) that gets throttled after five gigs. PLENTY fine for me, as what I was getting with att.

    Smartphone prices out of contract are preposterous! 600+ dollars?! That's a Windows 8 PC!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #113


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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!!!!

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #114


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    WARNING! NOT INTENDED TO OFFEND iLOVERS, ANDROIDIANS, AND/OR Vz LIKERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    I am up for my new-in-two come January 3rd. I was in the Vz site this morning to pay my bill and decided to see what they have to offer so far as phones. Ugh! I'd guess 98% is iCrap and And-Avoid! And their prices are becoming astronomically rediculous!

    I don't think I'll upgrade for I want to get out of under contracts, buy new (unlocked), and go prepay. That's my goal, anyway. I have my heart set on the Lumia. This is what they offer today if one buys outright -> Only two Windows 8 phones.

    Nokia Lumia 822 -> Full Retail Price $449.99! OUCH!
    BTW, here's what they're claiming on battery specs:
    1800 mAh Li–Polymer
    Usage Time – up to 15.07 hrs OR (<- What's this OR mean?)
    Standby Time – up to 20.25 days

    Are these possible to achieve, Art?

    Windows Phone 8X by HTC -> Full Retail Price $549.99??!!!
    Are you kidding me?!! It's like the identical twin in specs of the Lumia!

    What I found interesting is a Samsung Brightside with Qualcomm's BREW MP operating system that looks like it mimics the Windows 8 screen. It has rectangles similar to tiles.

    Then I got into the iCrap section, which is on the same phone page. Ridiculus prices so far as I'm concerned. Get this:
    iPad mini 16GB $459.99 - 32GB $559.99 - 64GB $659.99
    iPad with 16GB $629.99 - 32GB $729.99 - 64GB $829.99

    And oooooo! A lot of iMe Key Features for the full pad:
    9.7-inch Retina display with Multi-Touch
    A6X chip with quad-core graphics
    5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
    FaceTime HD Camera
    Up to 10 hours of battery life
    iOS6 and iCloud
    Over 275,000 apps on the App Store

    I saw two other pads. The first is similar to the iPad Mini. The second to the full iPad.
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 going for $399.99
    4G Technology
    Thinnest 4G LTE Tablet
    7.7" Super AMOLED plus Display
    Dual-Core 1.4GHz Processor & 1GB RAM
    Peel Smart Remote and Built-in IR Blaster
    3.2 MP Camera & 2 MP Front Facing Camera
    Samsung Approved For Enterprise (SAFE)

    Samsung Galaxy® Tab 2
    Full Retail Price -> $499.99
    Dimensions
    6.9" (H) x 10.1" (W) x .38" (D) inches
    Weight: 20.5oz
    Network
    4G LTE, CDMA/1xEVDO Rev A (800/1900 MHz)
    Operating System
    Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Memory / Processor
    8GB internal (actual formatted memory is less)
    microSD™ Card support, up to 64GB (sold separately)
    Display
    10.1" 1280x800 WXGA 16M color TFT
    Keyboard
    Virtual QWERTY
    Battery
    7,000 mAh
    Usage time – up to 12 hrs OR
    Standby time – up to 624 hrs
    SAR
    Body: 1.39 w/kg

    And ooooo! -> Key Features:
    Stay entertained on a large 10.1-inch HD screen
    Thousands of movies and TV shows at your fingertips
    Turn this Android tablet into a remote and control your TV, DVR and surround-sound system
    Productivity and multitasking features help you get more done
    Seamlessly share photos, documents and more with select devices
    Write an email while watching your favorite home video
    Capture and share
    Browse the web like you are on a desktop computer

    I think the Surfaces are looking better all the time.

    I don't know how much I can get the Lumia for under contract, but I won't be buying anything from Vz any time soon for sure!

    Too-A-Roo for now......
    Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah are out of contract prices real high! That's the thing about this prepaid thing, it's a high up front cost, (which means you will baby it more versus a 100 dollar on contract phone for longer, I guess) but after two years with the phone and prepaid service, it's a BIG difference! For example, an unlocked Lumia 920 is like 700 dollars. On T-Mobile's prepaid 4G service at 30 dollars a month (150 minutes of talk, unlimited text and data, throttled after 5 gigs of data usage, PLENTY for what I need and use) after two years, the grand total cost is about 1,420 dollars. Counter this with att on an individual account. 50 dollars for the phone, then about 80-90 dollars a month for service (preposterous as my home INTERNET bill isn't even CLOSE to that!) with 3 gigs of data for two years. Grand total after two years, 2,020 dollars. This is at a rate of 80 dollars a month. Which on att, that I believe will only let you have like 300 megabytes of data. I had a 24 percent discount on my bill with att before I cut and ran from them like the plague, which I'm upset at as I do believe they jacked me almost 9 dollars a month on my bill since it's now coming across to me that they weren't totally clear on the billing. My bill was 85 dollars a month. Without it, according to my first statement for my first bill, would had been 90 dollars a month for what I had signed up for. Basically after everything, I would had paid almost 100 dollars a month for service without the discount. That's 2,400 dollars, versus 1,420. With that difference, you can literally buy a new Lumia 920 off contract, unlocked!

    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...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #115


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I can't speak to any other Nokia phone except the 920 and I can easily get 12 hours out of a full charge, with moderate use (BT, WiFi, email, calls and checking FB and weather, etc...). I STRONGLY recommend the L920, but that forces you to go to AT&T... The 2 year contract bring the upfront cost to $100, which includes a wireless charger.

    I was taught that if "you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all", so I will not say anything about iPhones...
    Thanks for all the info, Art. I didn't catch the model number difference. I will surely listen to your good advice being that you're a Pro.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #116


    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!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #117


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    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

    Geeve
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #118


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    Sorry double post:

    Here is the update changes Windows Phone 8 update history | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    Geeve
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #119


    Geeve,
    Here's the info for you... lots of great information posted here...

    Microsoft publishes changelog for Windows Phone 8 OS update | Windows Phone Central
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #120


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    If you ask me, All smart phones are over priced. It's like all phone manufacturers stick together and charge high prices so we don't have a choice but to pay it. Same thing with cell phone service. We are getting ripped off.
    This is why I came to the conclusion that using prepaid cell service wins over at the end of the day, or at the end of two years. T-Mobile right now has their 4G prepaid monthly service going, which I'll be utilizing soon. Thirty dollars a month for 150 minutes of talk, unlimited texting, and unlimited 4G data (if the bandwidth for 4G speeds is in my area) that gets throttled after five gigs. PLENTY fine for me, as what I was getting with att.

    Smartphone prices out of contract are preposterous! 600+ dollars?! That's a Windows 8 PC!!
    IMO also -> You're absolutely correct, bfoster!

    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!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 12 of 19 FirstFirst ... 21011121314 ... LastLast
Related Threads
Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8.1 Account Verification in User Accounts and Family Safety
Phone recently updated to 8.1, now i can't download apps. Been through the Account.Live procedure which tries to send a code to an e-mail address which no longer exists and doesn't appear editable. Been through the "I have no code" procedure and got emailed a 7 digit code. Problem is the phone is...
Nokia Lumia Icon Windows 8.1 in Drivers & Hardware
Hello Does anyone know if the Nokia Lumia Icon can be updated to 8.1 yet? I do not want to buy it unless I know and I have been to At+T Verizon and called each. I also have used the web for information. I still cannot get a definitive answer. I could not get through to Nokia or Verizon tech...
I have no problem picking up a Wi-Fi signal on my phone at home, but it is only 3 feet away. However, at my club I cannot pick up the local signal, even though others are picking it up fine on tablets. Me included when I use my tablet there. Any suggestions please!
Thought some may find this test interesting, some great praise for the Lumia's video + sound recording capabilities. "We also mention that the phone does a good job in dark and difficult conditions, that the fabulous microphone captures even the most intense bass drums" Hopefully a...
When I click on the links in my gmails at google it only highlights them, it doesn't take me to the website.
Lumia 520 continues to dominate Windows Phone, while Nokia crosses 90% threshold http://i40.tinypic.com/2nlu7ns.jpg Source A Guy
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook