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Just what I've been waiting for :)

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    Just what I've been waiting for :)


    Now that MS has purchased Nokia, we will see some great additions. This is one I've been waiting for. A Nokia phablet > Look at the specs of this beauty.

    The only problem I see is that it may only be offered exclusively through at&t. I'm contacting MS/Nokia to see if I can purchase this outright to go prepay. I don't want contracts.

    Coming soon! With a six-inch, 1080p full HD screen, enjoy what’s on your phone in a whole new way—even in bright sunlight. Take stunning photos with the 20 MP PureView camera. Zoom in, reframe and recrop your shots into new images, and get creative with exclusive photo editing tools. Then use Nokia Storyteller to organize your photos and videos in creative ways to tell rich stories using an interactive map. All of this plus Microsoft Office Mobile and SkyDrive to stay productive on the go. Color availability may vary by country.
    Nokia Lumia 1520 | Windows Phone (United States)

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    Hmm, just what I was waiting for. I'm eligible for a phone update now, so hopefully it'll get released soon.
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    Best of luck with that, omg, it's awesome technology, but, the contract is what is an issue, as far as I am concerned. Talk about subscription oppression, ...
    Is everyone comfortable paying $1000 per year for a telephone?
    Does anyone consider how fast 10 years go by, ... $10,000 for a telephone?
    I resist cable tv because of that cost as well in favor of less channels and free tv with a digital rooftop antenna.

    Some folks pay more than $200 per month for tv.
    In 10 years, that's, what, $24,000 for television ? yikes, ...
    What's going on
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    Yes, Shawn, party indeed over this one if I can pull it off.

    Totally agree mdmd!

    My thinking is that I will always need a cell phone. I haven't had a land line in years nor do I think they are worth it anymore, although I realize that some do need one. Let's keep in mind that the landline with long distance costs around $60 to $80 a month that we have to deduct from the cost of cell phone service. The problem really lies with the high costs of contracts and device subsidies.

    I've had my eye on the Surface Pro, thinking of that route, and keeping up with Rover's thread on his. A great device indeed!

    My situation now is that I've recently retired and collecting SS. I will continue do some construction projects of my picking. I can't justify the cost of the Surface to do so. I think this phablet device will be right up my alley as long as I can do light Office editing work on it. I just recently obtained Office Pro 2013 and along with 8.1 with SkyDrive I think this will work out just fine for me. I also do not desire to carry around two devices when I can "shoot two birds with one stone".

    Also, my last child just turned 18 and she went out and bought her own phone. She is on my plan, but this was totally her own decision. OMG! A social "iPhone thing"! I supported her with her decision, but told her that we all need to learn by our own mistakes.

    I've been up for a new one since December, but the contract lasts until her phone is up in May. Just last week I contacted VZ to see how much it would cost to buy out of the contract and go prepay with a phone that I buy outright. Trouble was is that VZ only carries the Nokia 920. I don't want to buy a device that doesn't fit my needs.

    Fingers crossed! Hopefully I can buy this device outright via Microsoft. Buying outright and going prepay will be one big savings for this semi-retired old guy.
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    The cable TV corps seem to have led the consumers where they want in ( in the US at least ).

    Let us see if the big tech corps can do similar, via "computing devices".

    Will the consumers catch on, or will they will just let themselves be manipulated ? It will be fascinating.




    [ In the UK, there is need to pay for cable or satellite. Huge number of free to air channels available, including the best in the world. UK users do need to pay a license fee to the BBC, about £150 a year. That is great thing. It ensures great quality. ]
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    landline with long distance costs around $60 to $80
    That sounds expensive - unless you make a huge number of long calls.

    I don't know what the market is the US, but it could be the landline handlers are driving customers away with that kind of pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That sounds expensive - unless you make a huge number of long calls.
    That price is correct, unless someone can say otherwise. Tack on more expense if one goes over the limits of the package with long distance minutes. Long distance is anything outside of an area code, which is about the size of a county, so therefore it's not too difficult to use the minutes up.

    The problem we have here in the U.S. is that we overbuilt everything from houses, to hospitals, to communications infrastructure (whether it be land line, cellular, or cable TV), to Defense/Offense Forces, and even our government. It's all just too big. The cost of maintaining all this is huge. Inflation and taxes have been on the rise here and are getting worse. The economy has been showing signs of increase, but it's going to take quite a long while before we get back to where it was before the housing bubble burst and the corporate bailouts.

    I don't know what the market is the US, but it could be the landline handlers are driving customers away with that kind of pricing.
    Actually in relation to any other expenses, this is not any more expensive, although inflation is eating us up. I see no sense of a landline when one can carry a cell phone around at all times to perform more functions via the Internet or data connection as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The cable TV corps seem to have led the consumers where they want in ( in the US at least ).
    Let us see if the big tech corps can do similar, via "computing devices".


    Will the consumers catch on, or will they will just let themselves be manipulated ? It will be fascinating.
    Yes, admittedly the cable/landline/satellite TV corps have duped Americans into a subscription model. No doubt about that. But then again most Americans are ignorant to the fact that one can still place an antenna on the rooftop to pick up TV just as mdmd has stated, but it is limited with channels, not the two hundred that one can obtain from a carrier corp. I don't own a TV. I haven't for many years. All my "entertaiment" is via the net. What someone would do with two hundred channels is beyond me. But, heh, that's me.

    Will they be duped the big tech corps? All I can say is that I think most Americans live in a Hollywood TV and movie la la land that only exists in their minds. Personally I don't mind Bing as a part of 8.1 as long as I have the choice to turn it off. The day I see an ad on my Start Screen is the day I install something else that doesn't.

    In the UK, there is need to pay for cable or satellite. Huge number of free to air channels available, including the best in the world. UK users do need to pay a license fee to the BBC, about £150 a year. That is great thing. It ensures great quality. ]
    Nothing is free. Perhaps advertising is more costly on the BBC or you may watch more commercials? In the end we all pay for commercial TV via the cost of products.
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    Yes, that is what "free to air" means, several are ad supported. Nevertheless for the reasonable sum of £150 a year , UK residents get a vast array of channels, some of them the highest possible quality.

    The BBC does not carry commercials.

    There is another phrase "free at the point of delivery", often used to describe the National Health service. That is because it is already paid for out of everybody's taxes. Nobody gets a heart attack inducing bill at the end of their treatment.
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    I would love a Nokia, but not every carrier has Nokia phones, I am on Sprint and hopefully with MS behind the wheel of Nokia we can start to get some love too. Hell we just got Windows 8 phones like three four months ago.
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