- 06-02-2013, 10:38 AM #2
I spoke to the rep at my local store and they are very surprised on how well the 928 is selling. She told me they sold out the first week and having a hard time keeping in stock, plus there are a lot of Apple users coming to windows. She noted that the camera and size are the two big selling points. I have several friends that used mine that are getting one as soon as their contract is up so it look like the 928 is a hit!
- 06-02-2013, 11:40 AM #7
- 06-03-2013, 02:23 PM #9
At the risk of being attacked for merely stating a fact, on bestbuy.com the Lumia 928 ranks 33rd in sales out of a total of 73 Verizon devices. It is getting slaughtered by iPhone and Android there. Is this indicative of all of Verizon sales? I don't know, so take it for whatever you want it to be. The good news, though, is that it seems to be climbing.
- 06-03-2013, 02:29 PM #10
It's a matter of perspective. But being in the top 50% means the glass is more than half full.
- 06-03-2013, 02:47 PM #13
You read it on the best Windows Phone website.
06-03-2013, 03:47 PM #14
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06-03-2013, 04:01 PM #15
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I jumped ship last week from Android to the 928. From Sprint to Verizon for this phone.....Same here my wife and I are loving it. First time ever I heard my wife come to me excited that she was able to figure something out on her own without needing my help while customizing her home screen. Every day she comes to me with something new she learned...Like downloading offline music from Nokia Music instead of streaming it to waste data.
06-03-2013, 04:31 PM #16
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Guys, now I know not everyone pays attention to this, but if you go to a Verizon 'authorized' reseller, they are most likely NOT corporate. What does that mean? Well, most Verizon stores that you may see are not official Verizon stores and do not get corporate training. I went to pick up a 928 for a family member and accidentally went to an 'authorized' reseller. Needless to say, they were definitely NOT part of the official authorized corporate Verizon store. The guy I ended up speaking to was a total dirtbag, excuse my language. He was insistent that the reason 'we don't carry those things', he referring to Windows Phones, was because they are absolute trash and useless. I asked for some reasoning on his unfounded, ignorant opinion and he simply said they are no good, they don't have any apps, and are extremely buggy and laggy. "All around, he continued, "the few things Windows Phones do, they do 'terribly'". He also called the Lumia the "Lumina" several times. -.- While I was totally level headed about the whole thing, I could have smacked a b****. He told me that if I was 'in the business', I would understand that Windows Phones shouldn't be sold due to how poorly they operate compared to the superior Galaxy phones. One of the things that killed me was the fact that he said he hasn't sold maybe more than a half dozen of Windows Phones since he opened the store a year ago... Maybe it's because you get unfairly assaulted by this associate when you enter the store and that the phone you are looking to buy isn't carried, displayed, or discouraged from purchase. Moral of the story, go to a branch location. I went to a corporate store a couple miles further away and was greeted, shown to the Windows Phone demonstration area where the associate bragged that his favorite phones run Windows Phone and he has a personal employee edition 8x and a company 928 that he loves dearly. He also told me they were trained extensively on how to sell Windows Phones, how great they are, and to push them when possible. That and they have sold quite a few Windows Phones at the store recently. My outlook on sales is positive, if looked at in terms of Verizon corporate satellite stores and not just the 'authorized' resellers.
- 06-03-2013, 06:24 PM #19
- 06-03-2013, 08:31 PM #22
Ditto the last comment. If it's a building or a store in the mall, it must say, noticeably, "Authorized Reseller." If the store is a kiosk, it will have it on their signage. I tend to avoid them like the plague. The store I went to for my 822 activation (needed a SIM card) was a corporate one, and this is where I saw the sales guy giving a couple a nice run down on the Windows Phones (this was back a couple months ago when the 822 and the 8X were all that was out). Verizon should really get a better handle on the "Authorized" stores because most people don't know the difference, and the Verizon placard is large and proud, thus making customers associate the experience with Verizon. That's not good for your brand.
- 06-03-2013, 08:57 PM #23
I went into my local store and the manager had the Lumia 928. He likes it and it may had help set the tone of the place with the WP8 phones being prominent in the store.Sign the petition to bring more Windows Phones to Verizon Wireless. We need better choices!
- 06-03-2013, 09:18 PM #24
I briefly worked at a Sprint "Authorized Seller" several years ago. It was nearly as awful for me as it is for the customer, you get no training, and are not authorized to help with certain problems that the customer has. Most people do not realize that you do not work directly for the carrier and it can be very frustrating for all involved. Avoid these places like the plague, unless you know exactly what you want and are willing to put up with some crap to get it.
06-04-2013, 02:40 AM #25
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I got mine on Memorial Day at a Microsoft store. I dealt with the assistant manager. I asked how many 928's had been sold and he said "a couple". I guess I was number 3.
If you live near a Microsoft store, you should definitely get your phone there. The most friendly and knowledgeable people you will find. And, they give you the best deal on the phone. Best price, best trade-in prices by far, best warranty, Bing Challenge credit and extra SkyDrive storage. But, they only sell it in white, which has really grown on me over the past week.
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