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    Hey Dave, do you have an update for us regarding your news about the 900 (or variant) on Vzw? He had hinted about it before MWC. I was talking to my Vzw rep yesterday and all she could say was to wait. I asked how long, and she said just a little.
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    I wish I had a little more information. My parents are itching to get smartphones on Verizon and I'd love for them to get a new Windows Phone. I doubt they'll wait until this fall, though.

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    I got another phone call from my rep. She did some more checking and thinks Vzw won't do anything until WP8. Not what I wanted to hear. I've been off contract since last July. A person can only wait so long...
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    All I can say is we do have a Windows Phone in our 4G LTE promotional material (stuff that only employees can see) but there is literally NOTHING as far as information on it goes.
    RSM for VZW
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    Honest, I notice you have a Trophy for personal and Razr for work. Which one do you PREFER? I'm just curious of the perspective of someone who uses both, which one is your "go-to" device?
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    I hated the Razr with a passion. I hate most Android phones with a passion. I love stock Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus but I hate OEMs and the garbage skins they put on Android. Touchwiz is trash, Motoblur is trash, and Sense is marginal at best. I had to reboot my Razr once every couple of days. I have yet to ever reboot my Trophy or be forces to pull the battery.

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    I really like the software and screen size on the galaxy nexus. It's not enough to switch me back to Android though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honestabebread View Post
    I hated the Razr with a passion. I hate most Android phones with a passion. I love stock Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus but I hate OEMs and the garbage skins they put on Android. Touchwiz is trash, Motoblur is trash, and Sense is marginal at best. I had to reboot my Razr once every couple of days. I have yet to ever reboot my Trophy or be forces to pull the battery.
    I'm the same way. I've rebooted a couple times, but only to fix issues with individual programs. (Like the other day my browser was rendering a particular forum in a rather bizarre way.)

    I'm okay with Android, but there's certain things I think it should never be used for. (Anything serious, like business.) The stock email and SMS clients are unreliable at best, as one "bad" email can bring email sync to a painful, screaming halt. The manufacturer bloatware complicates things horribly, giving Android the exact same troubles people used to have with Windows Mobile. It's a mess.

    Ice Cream Sandwich shows promise, but because Google finally said enough was enough with the bloatware, almost no manufacturers are offering it. Figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polychrome View Post
    I'm the same way. I've rebooted a couple times, but only to fix issues with individual programs. (Like the other day my browser was rendering a particular forum in a rather bizarre way.)

    I'm okay with Android, but there's certain things I think it should never be used for. (Anything serious, like business.) The stock email and SMS clients are unreliable at best, as one "bad" email can bring email sync to a painful, screaming halt. The manufacturer bloatware complicates things horribly, giving Android the exact same troubles people used to have with Windows Mobile. It's a mess.

    Ice Cream Sandwich shows promise, but because Google finally said enough was enough with the bloatware, almost no manufacturers are offering it. Figures.
    Except htc, sony, lg, and samsung in their newest phones. Not to mention the leaked moto roms. But you're right nobody is offering it or has any plans to. may want to do a little research first. And I have used all 3 os(Ios, android, wp7) so don't try and pull the fanboy card.
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    The lack of WP support on Verizon makes me want to switch carriers... but with Apollo so close, and everything.. I'm trying to stick it out for the long run.

    As I always tell people. Verizon has the best service, AT&T has the best phones, and Sprint has the best contracts. >_< You just can't win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhoulPhreak View Post
    As I always tell people. Verizon has the best service, AT&T has the best phones, and Sprint has the best contracts. >_< You just can't win.
    Couldn't agree with you more on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhoulPhreak View Post
    The lack of WP support on Verizon makes me want to switch carriers... but with Apollo so close, and everything.. I'm trying to stick it out for the long run.

    As I always tell people. Verizon has the best service, AT&T has the best phones, and Sprint has the best contracts. >_< You just can't win.
    And T-Mobile has the prettiest spokespeople. :)

    Anyway...the Lumia 900 is so nice and the $99 price point makes it a great switcher phone to get out of Verizon contract with ETF but I just have this great feeling that Big Red will pull the Lumia card knowing LTE is the future for them. It is the matter of when and when might be just around the corner when the "other" big phone that will come out in the fall.
    Sign the petition to bring more Windows Phones to Verizon Wireless. We need better choices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by htom View Post
    And T-Mobile has the prettiest spokespeople. :)

    Anyway...the Lumia 900 is so nice and the $99 price point makes it a great switcher phone to get out of Verizon contract with ETF but I just have this great feeling that Big Red will pull the Lumia card knowing LTE is the future for them. It is the matter of when and when might be just around the corner when the "other" big phone that will come out in the fall.
    I think verizon will eventually get something similar to the lumia. Not to mention no matter how great the phone is if the network is spotty. Ill stick with verizon over at&t
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    LOL verizon with a WP7 ? LOL !

    They have their head so far up Google's... well... anyway.. the only thing they have is 20mbs to a phone.. LOL seriously.. you need that kind of bandwidth to a phone ?

    Uh no.. I live in a VERY rural area and have no problem with AT&T's service.. forgive me if I have no intention of paying verizon ever again..

    They have a grudge against MS.. and thats fine.. they can have one less customer too..

    ME !

    :) Good luck waiting ... I wont forget the 8 month delay for the mediocre trophy.
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    I come on wpcentral nearly every day with the singular hope of seeing an article titled "Lumia 900 coming to Verizon Wireless" (or something to that effect). Hopefully that'll make all these years of waiting worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waycoolkennel View Post
    LOL verizon with a WP7 ? LOL !

    They have their head so far up Google's... well... anyway.. the only thing they have is 20mbs to a phone.. LOL seriously.. you need that kind of bandwidth to a phone ?

    Uh no.. I live in a VERY rural area and have no problem with AT&T's service.. forgive me if I have no intention of paying verizon ever again..

    They have a grudge against MS.. and thats fine.. they can have one less customer too..

    ME !

    :) Good luck waiting ... I wont forget the 8 month delay for the mediocre trophy.
    They have no grudge it is about making money. WP still isn't selling that well and verizon isn't going to go all in on something that isn't a proven seller. Plus I am sure they will be just fine without you as a customer, they have another 80+ million to worry about. Not to mention when the first wp devices came out they were all pretty mediocre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rchillin View Post
    Couldn't agree with you more on that.
    I do agree that Sprint has the best contracts, but Verizon has a promo code for our data plans that makes them compete with Sprint price-wise, it's just not advertised. As for phones, I think AT&T is a little more experimental with their handsets, but I wouldn't say their phones are "better."

    Except for the Lumia 900 and Titan II of course. I told my district manager I was probably gonna move my personal line to AT&T so I can get the phone I want and he was like "Windows phones are junk, why don't you get the special edition Razr?" and I was like "Because Androids are garbage"
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraider133 View Post
    They have no grudge it is about making money. WP still isn't selling that well and verizon isn't going to go all in on something that isn't a proven seller. Plus I am sure they will be just fine without you as a customer, they have another 80+ million to worry about. Not to mention when the first wp devices came out they were all pretty mediocre.
    Yep.. thats exactly VZW's attitude too.. Arrogance.. they dont need me.. nor do they care if I was a 15 year customer... they have 80 million other customers.. good for them. Apparently their customers are supposed to buy what they sell... they shouldnt ask for what they want.. nor expect anything but what they tell them to buy...


    And FWIW , they dont really know if WP7 will sell.... they have one mediocre phone to offer... one **** of a test case.. be like Chevy testing the sports car waters by offering a Chevette .. instead of a Corvette ! Not to mention marketing be damned. (think Droid)

    VZW is indefensible on this forum. Everything else is just an excuse. Just my .02 I'm sure YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by johaas View Post
    I come on wpcentral nearly every day with the singular hope of seeing an article titled "Lumia 900 coming to Verizon Wireless" (or something to that effect). Hopefully that'll make all these years of waiting worth it.
    "Rumor: Lumia 900 coming to Verizon Wireless in Q4 2013"
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    I'm sorry... but really Verizon is smart here not to jump on WP's bandwagon.

    look at from their point of view, they are already the number 1 carrier with undoubtedly the best overall service they don't need to spend money on a OS that no one knows for sure is going to catch on. They can wait for other carriers to do the research and marketing for them then jump in when people actually start asking for WP in real numbers.

    90% of verizon customers only care about android and iOS. Why would they spend millions on advertising something that less than 5% of the population uses in the US? If they can survive not having the Iphone for what 2 years or so? they can definitly wait on WP7 and see how it sells on AT&T and T-mobile before jumping in Q3/Q4 with WP8. With multiple manufacturers offering WP getting one on VZW when they want will not be a problem.

    So as a verizon customer, yes i am frustarated, but guys... Blackberry still has a greater market share than WP7 and that isnt going to change this year and who knows what will happen when/if BB10 gets off the ground. Being on top means Vzw has luxary to be patient and see how it fairs before committing money to it.

    Be patient, if it catches on, WP will definitly be on VZW in the fall in all it's LTE glory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waycoolkennel View Post
    Yep.. thats exactly VZW's attitude too.. Arrogance.. they dont need me.. nor do they care if I was a 15 year customer... they have 80 million other customers.. good for them. Apparently their customers are supposed to buy what they sell... they shouldnt ask for what they want.. nor expect anything but what they tell them to buy...


    And FWIW , they dont really know if WP7 will sell.... they have one mediocre phone to offer... one **** of a test case.. be like Chevy testing the sports car waters by offering a Chevette .. instead of a Corvette ! Not to mention marketing be damned. (think Droid)

    VZW is indefensible on this forum. Everything else is just an excuse. Just my .02 I'm sure YMMV
    It is called going by how well it is selling overall not just on one carrier. Simple numbers the investors are all about the company making them money and right now that comes with iphone and android no denying that. Just look at the market share and it will prove the boy. Not defending anyone on this one. Numbers don't lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraider133 View Post
    It is called going by how well it is selling overall not just on one carrier. Simple numbers the investors are all about the company making them money and right now that comes with iphone and android no denying that. Just look at the market share and it will prove the boy. Not defending anyone on this one. Numbers don't lie.
    Indeed the numbers dont lie it costs Verizon no more to sell WP7 than it does android or ios. Reasons short of the truth not to carry a decent device are excuses its that simple. (truth is they are pissed at MS )

    In fact I would argue it costs them money not having a legitimate WP7 offering... afterall I left to AT&T because of it. Lost sales especially in data plans (contracts) do not make
    them MORE money.

    I would also argue that it costs them LESS to sell addtional WP7 devices than it does android since the UI and OS is the same for all devices.

    I would offer proof of their excuses: VZW stated they turned down the Nokia device due to not having LTE support and they want ALL their smart phones to have LTE built in. ALTHOUGH .. they have the iPhone 4s. Hmm...

    Why dont they just come out and state they are pissed at MS? Then WP7 enthusiasts can just switch carriers and stop wondering if a decent WP7 device will ever come to VZW.

    Oh.. and first generation WP7 devices are not mediocre.. in fact I'm still using an i917.. it makes the trophy look ... well.. mediocre ;) Next stop.. LUMIA 900
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    Quote Originally Posted by waycoolkennel View Post
    Indeed the numbers dont lie it costs Verizon no more to sell WP7 than it does android or ios. Reasons short of the truth not to carry a decent device are excuses its that simple. (truth is they are pissed at MS )

    In fact I would argue it costs them money not having a legitimate WP7 offering... afterall I left to AT&T because of it. Lost sales especially in data plans (contracts) do not make
    them MORE money.

    I would also argue that it costs them LESS to sell addtional WP7 devices than it does android since the UI and OS is the same for all devices.

    I would offer proof of their excuses: VZW stated they turned down the Nokia device due to not having LTE support and they want ALL their smart phones to have LTE built in. ALTHOUGH .. they have the iPhone 4s. Hmm...

    Why dont they just come out and state they are pissed at MS? Then WP7 enthusiasts can just switch carriers and stop wondering if a decent WP7 device will ever come to VZW.

    Oh.. and first generation WP7 devices are not mediocre.. in fact I'm still using an i917.. it makes the trophy look ... well.. mediocre ;) Next stop.. LUMIA 900
    Except when they said about lte the 4s had been out for awhile. Maybe at least use a source that was said before a phone came out... Every wp device so far is mediocre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thed View Post
    "Rumor: Lumia 900 coming to Verizon Wireless in Q4 2013"
    Thank you, I can rest easy now. :)
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    I doubt it hurts Verizon not having a new WP. Down the road I'm sure Verizon will carry more WP, but they probably feel they don't have to rush to support a platform that has less than 5% marketshare. Regardless I'm not switching, so I'll make do with the phones they carry.
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