- 09-11-2012, 12:07 AM #1
First off, Mods, feel free to move this topic. Have no idea where it should go. Technically, i am talking about future phones that may or may not happen.
Anyway ... Are you going to wait to see if they support it next year -- which they might get one, maybe the HTC one. Or are you jumping ship?
I sm going to ATT for the Nokia 920. If it comes to Verizon, then I'll get it there instead (they actually 4G in my areas). And when they ask why ... I'm trellng them because they aren't supporting WP8. Specifically, the Nokia 920.
So who is with me? Anyone?
- 09-11-2012, 02:31 AM #3
When I lived in the US (now in NZ). I always recommend people to move away from Sprint. because I kept getting told that Sprint's network is slow and it has limited options for what phone you want or you get that specific phone months later. when it was released on the competing carrier
- 09-11-2012, 02:32 AM #4
09-11-2012, 08:35 AM #5
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Sprint is the slowest of the main 4 US carriers by far. If I was a feature phone user, I'd consider then. But I can't imagine being stuck with them as a smartphone user.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 09-11-2012, 08:43 AM #6
i would do exactly as i am about to do... ditch the carriers altogether. i am switching to straight talk for $45 a month and unlimited everything. bring any gsm phone you want... i am tired of being locked on contracts and depending on my carrier to support the phones i want, especially with updates... no more verizon...:lol:WP Central - Super Member
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- 09-11-2012, 10:22 AM #7
T-Mobile's new unlimited plan has removed Sprint's last competitive differentiator (other than rural coverage versus T-Mo). If you want fast unlimited everything, T-Mo's Value plan is faster AND cheaper than anything Sprint can sell you.
- 09-11-2012, 10:30 AM #8
- 09-11-2012, 12:19 PM #9
After much debate, I dumped Sprint yesterday and bought a Lumia 900. On a month to month plan so I can always go to the carrier that has the phone I want. I told Sprint why and they only seemed interested in selling me iPhones and Androids. Not interested.
09-11-2012, 01:36 PM #10
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After 9 years, and thousands of dollars, I will be bidding adieu to Sprint once the new 920 becomes available. I’m absolutely bored with the IOS/Android lineup Sprint insists upon me. I still use my Palm Pre. Once I saw the wireless charging on the 920 my decision was finalized. I’ve never used a Nokia before, I’ll give it a shot.
Regarding the valid concerns about unlimited data, I do have a question; In our wifi world, where about 90% of my time I have access to a wifi network, how Important is unlimited data via cell network anyways?
09-11-2012, 03:51 PM #13
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im a young guy stuck on my dads plan because i cant afford to pay my own cell bill YET but, i will be desperately trying to get my father to switch carriers lol if that fails... i just i'll have to wait...
and ive always hated sprint and there crappy phone line up and slow connection...
- 09-11-2012, 05:24 PM #15
i would do exactly as i am about to do... ditch the carriers altogether. i am switching to straight talk for $45 a month and unlimited everything. bring any gsm phone you want... i am tired of being locked on contracts and depending on my carrier to support the phones i want, especially with updates... no more verizon
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09-11-2012, 07:17 PM #16
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If WP is that important to you then I would switch as soon as you can. Sprint sold its soul to Apple (to the tune of $15.5 billion) and they don't even expect to make a profit off the deal until 2015! They're low on cash right now and there's no way they're taking any risks anytime soon.
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- 09-11-2012, 11:58 PM #21
I will wait for everybody to put there cards on the table and then decide. I'm thinking everything will be out by the end of the year. The US version PadFone should be available by then and HOPEFULLY Asus will give word on a WP8 version of it. If the maybe some day network still hasn't said jack then it will be time to look at my options for whatever phone I will get.
- 09-12-2012, 12:00 AM #22
AT&T's 3 gigs are pretty easy to blow through if you decide to watch a few movies/TV shows while you're out and about. If you're a heavy e-mail user, with attachments, it's also not hard to get to those "we're adding $10 to your bill for another gig" messages.
Wifi bugs me for a couple of reasons.
First, if I'm paying beaucoup bucks for wireless data and other services, I expect coverage and availability when I need it. If I hang out on WiFi most of the time, there's no point in paying for service at all -- just use VOIP on a PDA! Or go for super-cheap 2G voice and text service and use only WiFi, and save $80 or so per month.
Second, there's no REAL reason to throttle and cut back data speeds (or worse, cap) other than sheer laziness on the part of the carriers. They're not adding sufficient backhaul. And consider on the flip side, when carriers sold people MUCH more than they needed... they tried selling my mom a crazy smartphone plan with "unlimited data" years ago for $180/month until I stepped in and screamed at the carrier rep. Nobody called her and said "you've only made 4 mins of calls, sent 15 texts and used no data." Yet once people started USING the "unlimited data" plans they were selling, oh it was bloody murder -- those horrible "data hogs" USING what they paid for!
Third, WiFi has security and access concerns. There are exploits to hijack and packet-sniff WiFi data, which could be used on public networks to grab confidential or sensitive information that's inadequately encrypted (including e-mails, even stuff like bank/credit card details). And if I had $1 for every time some public WiFi system decided that content (including this web site, as well as app updates) was "inappropriate" or "out of scope" or "blocked," I could afford an unlimited Verizon plan. :D
That's not to say I don't use WiFi -- I have 100 Mb/second service upstream and downstream at home, which is faster than any wireless carrier. But if I have to rely on or "look for" WiFi on a regular basis for any reason (coverage, data caps, etc.), I think that means I have the wrong provider.
T-Mo has been good for this city boy in that regard. Fast speeds, good connection quality, low prices, and uncapped service.
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- 09-12-2012, 12:02 AM #23
Sprint's coverage map didn't show it as "roaming," but it was. Very annoying.
I ended up switching earlier this year, not because of that, but it was maddening to essentially get upbraided for using my phone on a "national network."