- 04-06-2012, 10:52 PM #1
Just tinkering with getting a general feel on what the Lumia would look like IF Verizon would get the Lumia 900. Can't we dream huh?
Last edited by htom; 04-16-2012 at 07:46 PM.
04-07-2012, 07:27 AM #4
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I was half expecting to see a frozen **** or flying pigs in the background. ;)
Nice work, though! I'm very impressed.
Edit: Sorry, I didn't know that was a bad word... o.O
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Phones: HTC Trophy & Samsung Focus
PC:Dell Studio XPS 1640
Spitfire 4.0, my Imagio, rest in peace.
- 04-08-2012, 09:02 AM #10
- 04-08-2012, 12:49 PM #13
VZW passed on the Lumia and all other WP7 Mango phone for that matter. VZW will not carry any new Windows Phone devices till Windows 8 :(
VZW is in love with Android , because VZW can put their bloatware on Android to draw revenue......
I am happy that apple does not allow ZW bloatware on iOS! I hope microsoft follows the same theory of no bloatware from VZW!
- 04-08-2012, 07:30 PM #16
04-08-2012, 08:44 PM #17
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- 04-09-2012, 02:03 AM #18
Plus, there's network incompatibilities (Sprint/Verizon being CDMA and AT&T/T-Mobile being GSM) and even though all of them are moving to LTE, not everyone's using the same bands.
Which is disappointing because if carriers didn't subsidize phones for us and let us purchase them outright, most of us would probably save money over the length of two years. Have you heard of the T-Mobile Value plan? It's a good example, and it's similar to what they do in Europe.
- 04-09-2012, 02:20 AM #19
These carriers have you believing you can't afford a phone. How does the rest of the world do it then? They also want you to think there is competitive pricing among them. There isn't, unless you are thinking it's an 'honor among thieves' mentality. I don't have an issue with them making money, the issue is robbing us and calling it competitive pricing.When all else fails empty the magazine...
- 04-09-2012, 02:56 AM #20
AT&T Unlimted Data 2GB?
That's right, in the UK, for a similar plan they pay like half of what we do. And some of the carriers there actually offer REAL unlimited data, no caps, no throttling, no "unlimited data" followed by a bunch of asterisks that say you can't do this, fair usage policy that.
The thing is in Europe, you're only paying for what you need to. If you bring your own device, you don't have to pay some inflated price. Why should you? The carrier didn't subsidize your device, they shouldn't get more of your money for something they didn't do. But if you want to buy a device from the carrier and spread the payments out? No problem, they'll add the cost of the device to your monthly payment.
04-09-2012, 06:10 AM #21
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If you can't buy the phone for it's real price, you shouldn't be able to buy it on contract as you end up paying more in a long term anyways. North America being tied to the carriers and paying more from data than Europe and Asia is still mainly because there's no competitor for the carrier model.
Here in Finland many own two mobile data contracts. One for your phone and one LTE or HSDPA plus contract for your laptop (needed for summer cottage use). There's no data caps in any contract, you always only pay for the speed.
Every operator has all of the phones. There's no exclusives on one operator, there can't be.
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- 04-09-2012, 06:18 AM #22
You can call it whatever you want. The fact remains we have been getting screwed for so long we think it's the way it should be and everyone else is in fact wrong. Way wrong answer.When all else fails empty the magazine...
- 04-09-2012, 02:22 PM #24