- 09-05-2012, 01:27 PM #1
The 820 is U-G-L-Y (imo, though I know preference is different for each). I'm a big proponent of WP, but as a Verizon customer, I have the 4s and SIII for work and personal. I was really hoping Verizon could snag a flagship device, as I've been wanting to switch since the original 900 announcement.
It seems like Nokia may be going with the iPhone-AT&T exclusivity model, which really sucks for consumers. Which is even more bizarre considering the pent-up demand for a high-end WP was already met on AT&T with the 900. Verizon might have better luck on the marketing/selling side. See the original Droid campaign.
I'm holding out hope that Verizon will get the 920 after an exclusive AT&T launch -OR- Verizon gets their own flagship device.
What do you guys think?
- 09-05-2012, 03:32 PM #5
I don't know how reliable nokia4us is, but they are saying a 920 variant for verizon the first week of november
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 set to debut on At&t Nov. 2nd. Also tMobile and Verizon getting one each. #switchtolumia ~ Nokia For UsNextel Brick > Samsung SGH-X426 > Motorola RAZR V3 > Samsung SGH-A737 > HTC Incredible > HTC Windows Phone 8x (Red)
- 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM #8
Also, Verizon generally has the best coverage out of all the US carriers, both in voice and 3G/LTE. Quite a few people report that Verizon is the only carrier that provides reliable coverage in their area.
- 09-05-2012, 04:20 PM #9
Fortunatly I don't have to live with that. In my country (Portugal), I would say that 95% of our territory is well enough covered by all the 3 main carriers. They compete with prices, not with phones, services or coverage.
- 09-05-2012, 04:23 PM #10
- 09-05-2012, 04:33 PM #11
If I had the option to buy my own phone outright and get a discount on my monthly bill, I would do it. But nobody offers that option. It's basically collusion but they get away with it. Sadly, until we get a more consumer-friendly environment I'll keep signing up for contracts.
- 09-05-2012, 05:02 PM #14
The majority buy phones on carriers full price. Those phones are locked to that carrier but you can have it unlocked legally for a cheap price). You can also have a discount on the phone if you use your carrier points (which you earn according to the ammount of money you charge your phone with. It's like €1 = 1 point, but that deppends on the carrier). You can purchase a phone for a half of its price if you have about 2000 points to use.
So most people don't have monthly bills, they just charge their phones with money whenever they want to and use that amount for calls, sms and data (€20/$25 for 1GB, varies a bit from carrier to carrier), etc...
Maybe it's a model with its pros and cons.
Last edited by poiman; 09-05-2012 at 05:17 PM.