| | 09-13-2013, 02:12 PM #1
I've been a Windows Phone user since the first Samsung Focus and love the OS. The email management is hands down the best. I've been using the Lumia 920 without issue for about a year now and before that had the 900. I shattered the screen on a recent camping trip so decided to check out what was available and ordered the 925 from ATT.
At first I thought it would make a fine phone. It didn't strike me quite as much as the first time I opened my Lumia 900, but figured it would do. I got my stuff setup and left for a job. Now I work in some remote places, but the Lumia 920 never let me down - I had a signal anywhere I went except 20 miles offshore once, which is understandable. The first thing that struck me a blow with the 925 was when I neared the job the signal indicator indicated I didn't have any signal at all. WHAT? My coworkers that use blackberry and iPhone had plenty of 4G signal and minimum of one, but were able to make calls. We were working on a tanker that day and I could not get signal until I was up on the bridge wing about 150ft off the ground with a clear view of the sky. I've been in way more remote places than that and had full signal with internet. The next blow was when I relaxing in my master bedroom checking on some email - again zero signal. With my 900 and 920 I'd have 3-4 bars of LTE in the same place. The last straw is here in my office. The phone shows an LTE connect all upper case full signal. Then when I make a call it goes down to 1 bar, drops the call, and I get reports of robot voice. If I walk to my warehouse 50 feet away, again zero signal.
Needless to say, this is the biggest disappointment from Nokia that I've seen. I'm returning it to ATT Premier and I'm considering going back to my broken 920 until GDR3 is available, I just don't know if I can wait that long and I hate to waste my "upgrade" on a Lumia 920... If I could an android device that could manage email like WP8 I would consider changing, but there isn't anything close.
Here are some screen shots of my phone before and during a call. This never happened on the 920.