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  • Ror1984 31 Oct 2012 12:17:14 4,074 posts
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    @robthehermit "If EE tariffs are a bit much, or like 70% of the population, 4g isn't an option for you, the 920 will be available on both Orange and T-Mobile."

    Are they? I just assumed they were becoming EE - so will they change to EE in 4G areas and remain as Orange and T-Mobile in areas that aren't covered..? I'm not all that fussed about 4G for the time being, but I'm in London, so if that's the case, I might not have a choice.

    Like I said, I'm a bit confused by it all.

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 12:26:43 5,127 posts
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    Does EE offer any sort of unlimited data plan? I don't think they do, which sucks. But I have also read about Orange and Tmo offering the 920 so that's good.

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  • robthehermit 31 Oct 2012 12:40:16 4,244 posts
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    @Ror1984

    As I understand it, EE are being marketed as a completely seperate network for the time being and Orange/T-Mob will continue as they are independent of the others.

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  • RedSparrows 31 Oct 2012 12:59:01 23,852 posts
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    Why has my network magically changed itself to EE when I am an Orange customer? I still get Orange customer service etc. Is it purely the signal network name?
  • Ror1984 31 Oct 2012 13:00:24 4,074 posts
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    I do hope that's the case - I'd much rather stick with my current 18 month contract and be able to use my upgrade. I'm not confident though - there's absolutely no mention whatsoever of the 920 on Orange's site, so if they do get it, I'm guessing it won't be any time soon.

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 14:09:16 5,127 posts
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    I'm reading comments of people who have contacted Nokia and are being told the 920 will be locked to EE even when bought sim free. That's common practice in the US, I surely hope it won't actually be the case here.

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  • robthehermit 31 Oct 2012 14:17:01 4,244 posts
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    Everything I've read online regarding the exclusivity of the 920 has been updated in the last couple of days to include Orange and T-Mobile under the EE umbrella. The updates are based on conversations with EE. I would expect it to surface on their website in the next couple of days. WPCentral.com is an excellent resource for all things Windows phone related, and in my experience they get very little wrong. You should check them out.

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  • Ror1984 31 Oct 2012 14:36:22 4,074 posts
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    I do use WPC every now and then, but I generally use wmpoweruser. The writing is pretty shite, but they seem to get a bit more up than WPC.

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 14:44:34 5,127 posts
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    They get more because they're ready to make a post on anything. It does feel like it's run by teenagers, very immature at times.
    Anyway back to the 920, it would seem P4u will only offer red and yellow with white being available to EE customers. I definitely want to go white or black so I'll have to play the waiting game a little bit more.

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  • Ginger 31 Oct 2012 14:54:12 6,896 posts
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    I have no idea what all the fuss is about LTE from a user perspective. Yes, you might get a theoretical bump in download speeds from 5 - 14Mbps, but on a phone are you really likely to notice that much of a difference?
    When there are more and more people on the system, you'll all be sharing that bandwidth anyway, so during that overpriced 2 year contract you're seeing you're likely to see a massive drop off in performance as more people get compatible phones.

    edit: Not really about the windows phone, more an LTE rant.

    Edited by Ginger at 14:56:19 31-10-2012

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 14:56:50 5,127 posts
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    Just got that answer from @nokia_uk
    Hi there, a SIM-free device bought from Phones4U will be locked to the EE network. We hope this helps. #AskNokia
    Fuck you Nokia!

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  • Ginger 31 Oct 2012 15:01:49 6,896 posts
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    @Peew971 wow, so the point of that is...

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 15:04:18 5,127 posts
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    @Ginger When I pay over 450 for a phone I expect to be able to use it on Three or O2 if I feel like it, that's the point.

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  • Ginger 31 Oct 2012 15:07:28 6,896 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    @Ginger When I pay over 450 for a phone I expect to be able to use it on Three or O2 if I feel like it, that's the point.
    Yeah, I totally agree. I only buy SIM free, unlocked phones these days

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  • CharlieStCloud 31 Oct 2012 16:30:21 5,350 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    When I pay over 450 for a phone, I expect to be able to use it on Three or O2 if I feel like it, that's the point.
    Agreed, and that is why I won't be buying the Lumia 920 after all.

    ... are Nokia trying their best to bugger all their hard work up?!
  • Ginger 31 Oct 2012 16:34:48 6,896 posts
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    I think it's likely to be a part of the contract between EE and Nokia, so you should see unlocked versions becoming available.

    I can't believe how much they seem to have fucked up the launch of these things :(

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  • Peew971 31 Oct 2012 16:59:20 5,127 posts
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    If only HTC had put 32GB on the 8X :(

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  • Dirtbox 31 Oct 2012 17:04:58 78,761 posts
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    You'll be able to unlock it yourself, I did it with my 900.

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  • Ginger 1 Nov 2012 09:38:26 6,896 posts
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    Comparison of the 920 camera and 8X camera

    http://twitpic.com/b93pa9

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  • superdelphinus 1 Nov 2012 10:12:31 8,110 posts
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    Is the 920 going to be on Vodafone or O2?
  • mcmonkeyplc 1 Nov 2012 10:32:26 39,508 posts
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    Eventually it'll be on O2. I don't know about Vodafone though.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Peew971 1 Nov 2012 11:24:19 5,127 posts
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    Eventually meaning 2013.

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  • CharlieStCloud 1 Nov 2012 16:15:01 5,350 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    Comparison of the 920 camera and 8X camera

    http://twitpic.com/b93pa9
    Did someone turn the light off when a photo was taken with the HTC 8X...?!
  • Tricky 1 Nov 2012 17:16:52 4,468 posts
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    Worth also noting that the HTC 8X's Maps application doesn't include turn-by-turn navigation like the Nokia does (even though all Windows Phone 8 devices are using the same Nokia Maps data for the Maps application).

    I keep seeing this stuff saying that Orange and T-Mobile will offer the 920 on their tariffs too but I'm not seeing anything on their sites yet that reflect that (and I'm certainly not going to trust anecdotal evidence based on a call with a customer service person, most of whom are bloody clueless).
  • anon_ 1 Nov 2012 20:30:48 211 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    Comparison of the 920 camera and 8X camera

    http://twitpic.com/b93pa9
    Well that seals it.

    I was briefly considering going with the 8X - prefer its more compact design, even if its 16GB of storage is a bit on the meager side - but I've had my fill of useless lowlight smartphone cameras.

    Edited by anon_ at 21:09:52 01-11-2012
  • Peew971 1 Nov 2012 22:06:13 5,127 posts
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    First 920 review is up on The Verge. Only real knock is the ecosystem but that should sort itself out now that WP8 is on the W8 kernel. Bulkiness is fine for me given all the reasons for that.

    Edited by Peew971 at 22:06:49 01-11-2012

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  • Peew971 2 Nov 2012 11:02:17 5,127 posts
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    HTC 8X now in stock at Clove.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 2 Nov 2012 11:06:35 39,508 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    Eventually meaning 2013.
    In 2 months. Yup :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • oceanmotion 2 Nov 2012 12:41:17 16,079 posts
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    Lumia 820 with charging plate for 379.95 @CPW

    Bit pricey.
  • CharlieStCloud 2 Nov 2012 15:50:01 5,350 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    Lumia 820 with charging plate for 379.95 @CPW

    Bit pricey.
    Gosh, the 820 is only a twenty pound note less than the blooming 'flagship device' HTC 8X ... what is Nokia smoking?!
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