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#46 Perfect72

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:06

Ugh. Took around 2 hours on the phone with AT&T to cancel my previous order as it just so happens the order just got sent today, so I had to do the run around with them.

The good news, for having to deal with all that. I got the phone completely free of charge, with the wireless dock included, AND they added $100 credit to my account. I went to a local corporate store and picked it up. I wanted the blue one, but all they had was the black matte one. No big deal. The wireless dock should be here in a couple days... And they are still sending me the blue one, since they can't stop the shipment now.

Free phone, wireless dock, no upgrade free, and $100... Yes please, thank you very much.

Anyway, I've been playing with it for awhile. It is neat, and city lens is really cool. Two things I cannot figure out. 1.) How in the world do you fast forward or skip around in audio files. 2.) I got the Xbox Music Pass, but everytime I click on it, it just takes me back to the subscription page. I am a little lost on it.

EDIT: Ok, I figured out the fast forward thing... Have to hold down the skip track button, which I tried before, but it wasn't working. Then, the speaker on my phone stopped working. Had to restart the phone and now the speaker and fast forward works. That worries me. The thing is only an hour old or so, and the speaker has already stopped working once....


#47 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:03

EDIT: Ok, I figured out the fast forward thing... Have to hold down the skip track button, which I tried before, but it wasn't working. Then, the speaker on my phone stopped working. Had to restart the phone and now the speaker and fast forward works. That worries me. The thing is only an hour old or so, and the speaker has already stopped working once....


Make sure you run all the app updates.. they're fixing things like crazy

#48 Perfect72

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:02

Make sure you run all the app updates.. they're fixing things like crazy


I haven't seen a single update since the first day I got it. I did a test today. I let my phone sit, without touching it once. No texts or phone calls. I took it off the charger at 8AM and it was dead at 8PM, without any touching or interference once-soever. It has also restarted itself twice today, without me touching it. I am now wondering if I got a faulty phone, or if this is normal? (I've been sick with a fever, so I have been in bed all day watching T.V. with my phone on my nightstand. I noticed it shutting off twice and back on, in that time.)

12 hours on standby 100% of the time is a poor battery, seeing as how my two year old Samsung Galaxy S will last nearly two days on standby.

Should I be concerned?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:06

I haven't seen a single update since the first day I got it. I did a test today. I let my phone sit, without touching it once. No texts or phone calls. I took it off the charger at 8AM and it was dead at 8PM, without any touching or interference once-soever. It has also restarted itself twice today, without me touching it. I am now wondering if I got a faulty phone, or if this is normal? (I've been sick with a fever, so I have been in bed all day watching T.V. with my phone on my nightstand. I noticed it shutting off twice and back on, in that time.)

12 hours on standby 100% of the time is a poor battery, seeing as how my two year old Samsung Galaxy S will last nearly two days on standby.

Should I be concerned?


I would be concerned. My Lauch day 3GS which is 2 1/2 years old and I retired 6 months ago goes a week or more on standby easily. So yes please be concerned.


Standby time (3G)

320 h

http://www.nokia.com...specifications/




The above stats are from Nokia's Spec Page for the 920. Totally doesnt sound like you are getting that time.

#50 Perfect72

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:56

I would be concerned. My Lauch day 3GS which is 2 1/2 years old and I retired 6 months ago goes a week or more on standby easily. So yes please be concerned.






The above stats are from Nokia's Spec Page for the 920. Totally doesnt sound like you are getting that time.


O_O 52 hours of music playback? 320 hours standby?

Yeah, there is definitely something wrong then. I barely use my phone and it barely makes it a days without touching. I am wondering if they overestimated their stats, or if my phone really is that bad...

#51 +da00

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:42

O_O 52 hours of music playback? 320 hours standby?

Yeah, there is definitely something wrong then. I barely use my phone and it barely makes it a days without touching. I am wondering if they overestimated their stats, or if my phone really is that bad...



I guess it also depends on what things you have running on it continously. WiFi, bluetooth, brightness of screen etc...look through the settings.

#52 Perfect72

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:49

I guess it also depends on what things you have running on it continously. WiFi, bluetooth, brightness of screen etc...look through the settings.


The brightness is on the default that it came with. Bluetooth is never on. WiFi is constantly on. Same settings as my Galaxy S, really. It even seems this phone doesn't stay connected to WiFi when on standby (which is aggravating as it doesn't update my email until I check it, because I keep data network turned off.)

#53 georgevella

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:08

The brightness is on the default that it came with. Bluetooth is never on. WiFi is constantly on. Same settings as my Galaxy S, really. It even seems this phone doesn't stay connected to WiFi when on standby (which is aggravating as it doesn't update my email until I check it, because I keep data network turned off.)

If I am not mistaken, WP switches off WIFI when the phone goes to sleep. It was like this for 7.5 and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it is the same for 8. Your device is acting up really "funny".

#54 Perfect72

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:13

If I am not mistaken, WP switches off WIFI when the phone goes to sleep. It was like this for 7.5 and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it is the same for 8. Your device is acting up really "funny".


Wonder if there is a way to make it not do that. I don't know when I have a new email, unless I have my Galaxy on me as well. (Or I manually check it.)

I love the phone, but all these problems are really taking away from it. Not trying to scare anyone away from it, as these seem to be isolated problems specific to my phone. When the cyan 920 comes in I'll call AT&T and inform them of my issues, and see if I can just swap out the black matte one for the cyan one without any issues on returning this one instead.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:19

Wonder if there is a way to make it not do that. I don't know when I have a new email, unless I have my Galaxy on me as well. (Or I manually check it.)

I love the phone, but all these problems are really taking away from it. Not trying to scare anyone away from it, as these seem to be isolated problems specific to my phone. When the cyan 920 comes in I'll call AT&T and inform them of my issues, and see if I can just swap out the black matte one for the cyan one without any issues on returning this one instead.

I checked where I've read that about WP8, it was on a review article on ArsTechnica. They also mentioned that MS was working on an update to change that behaviour, but until then there is no way to change that. It never really bothered me because I had data always on (this was back when I had a Dell Venue Pro with its sucky battery). It's really weird considering your's is a new device. I'd suggest restore to factory settings maybe it has some buggy software installed or return it.

#56 Perfect72

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:24

I checked where I've read that about WP8, it was on a review article on ArsTechnica. They also mentioned that MS was working on an update to change that behaviour, but until then there is no way to change that. It never really bothered me because I had data always on (this was back when I had a Dell Venue Pro with its sucky battery). It's really weird considering your's is a new device. I'd suggest restore to factory settings maybe it has some buggy software installed or return it.


I have the 200MB data plan (grandfathered in). So I like to keep it off unless I go out of town, as I am 90% of the time around WiFi otherwise.

I hadn't thought about a factory reset. I'll try that first and see what that does. Thanks!

#57 CronicHazel

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:40

I have the 200MB data plan (grandfathered in). So I like to keep it off unless I go out of town, as I am 90% of the time around WiFi otherwise.

I hadn't thought about a factory reset. I'll try that first and see what that does. Thanks!


The WiFi switching off is an annoying "feature" and they are working on patching it up for WP8. If your phone is charging however, the WiFi will stay connected. No news about a patch coming to WP7 though.

My yellow Lumia 920 just came in earlier today! And the wireless charging pad with it woo hoo
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#58 RevelingSeven

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:21

Ordered mine on 11/15 and its still stating its in "Processing". I reached out to customer service and they stated they had received 720 units of the yellow. Expected the device to ship out 11/20, I don't think its going to make it before my business trip on the 26th. I tried to cancel the order and have them ship a black unit, but they wouldn't do it. I wish they would have at least let me know when I placed my order that there were limited quantities of the yellow in stock at AT&T.

#59 Perfect72

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:29

Ordered mine on 11/15 and its still stating its in "Processing". I reached out to customer service and they stated they had received 720 units of the yellow. Expected the device to ship out 11/20, I don't think its going to make it before my business trip on the 26th. I tried to cancel the order and have them ship a black unit, but they wouldn't do it. I wish they would have at least let me know when I placed my order that there were limited quantities of the yellow in stock at AT&T.


If you still want to cancel it, call back and refuse to speak with anyone until they get you to "customer relations", and explain your business trip situation. That is what I did, and they cancelled it and gave me $100 off my next bill for the trouble.

#60 typu

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:39

Is it amazing enough to convert an iPhone 5 user like me who has a lot invested in apps? I like everything Windows 8 and the 920 does look super sweet. iOS just seems to be getting stale despite the amount of apps I've bought.


i dont know how its for you but i had an iphone once with lots of apps. i then switched to android cause i felt bored of iOs. of course i had to do without with some of the iOS apps and after a little while, i didnt even miss them.
then i had a windows phone and i noticed that how little apps i really need. most are just toys without any real significance.

maybe u experience the same. how many iOS apps are really (and i mean really!) necessary?

The WiFi switching off is an annoying "feature" and they are working on patching it up for WP8. If your phone is charging however, the WiFi will stay connected. No news about a patch coming to WP7 though.

My yellow Lumia 920 just came in earlier today! And the wireless charging pad with it woo hoo
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can you do me a big favour? id like to know this:

do you need to put it on the wireless charging pad front upwards? if yes, does any (any i mean any) light blink or constantly lighten?
or can you also put the phone front down on the charging pad and it still charges?

thing is, i have it next to my bed and any light would disturb me.

thanks a ton :-)



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