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#1 Riva

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:04

Got my Lumia 930 today. To my shocking surprise there were no earplugs bundled. First time I have seen this in a decade of buying smartphones.

o.O




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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:14

Got my Lumia 930 today. To my shocking surprise there were no earplugs bundled. First time I have seen this in a decade of buying smartphones.

o.O

 

Well, dont worry about it, the same happens with the iPhone...  :shifty:



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:36

Got my Lumia 930 today. To my shocking surprise there were no earplugs bundled. First time I have seen this in a decade of buying smartphones.

o.O

 

Do you want my Apple ones? I have one set from each phone and I used 2 of them one. Just terrible. 



#4 primexx

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:48

Got my Lumia 930 today. To my shocking surprise there were no earplugs bundled. First time I have seen this in a decade of buying smartphones.

o.O

 

they're not even bundling it with the 930?? I know they don't bundle them with the low end ones anymore, but I'm surprised at the 930.



#5 jakem1

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:55

This is a good move IMO.  The headphones aren't usually that good and just end up as waste so it's better for the environment.  It also saves money.  You probably already have a set of headphones lying around and, if not, it's not hard to get some.

 

Phone manufacturers really should have done this with chargers by now too.  That was the whole point of standardising on micro-USB but phones still come with an unnecessary charger.



#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:01

I dont think they come with any windows phone (might be something to do with the horrible native music app (xbox music) who knows. I use a pair of Samsung headphones with mine because the controller and mic on it works whereas the controller and Mic on my apple ear pods does not.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 17:24

This is a good move IMO.  The headphones aren't usually that good and just end up as waste so it's better for the environment.  It also saves money.  You probably already have a set of headphones lying around and, if not, it's not hard to get some.

 

Phone manufacturers really should have done this with chargers by now too.  That was the whole point of standardising on micro-USB but phones still come with an unnecessary charger.

Yes I have the earplugs I got bundled with the HTC 8X. :p

 

I dont think they come with any windows phone (might be something to do with the horrible native music app (xbox music) who knows. I use a pair of Samsung headphones with mine because the controller and mic on it works whereas the controller and Mic on my apple ear pods does not.

We also got a Lumia 625 which included bundled ear plugs.

 

I just hate it when other companies copy every Apple stupidity. Years ago front facing cameras disappeared from all phones because the iPhone didn't had one.



#8 protocol7

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 17:39

The ones that came with my 520 were crap. But then I prefer in-ear ones anyway.



#9 Dot Matrix

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 17:42

People still use earplugs? They're terrible when it comes to sound quality. :/



#10 MaxBurke

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 18:09

There should have been a note in the box directing you to a website for the headphones should you want them.

 

Microsoft are giving them away free but want to reduce carbon footprint.

 

Max



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 18:40

Phone != MP3 player. :)



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 18:47

Phone ⊋ MP3 player

 

But yes, earbuds suck anyway, no need to waste time and effort for making them. Want to enjoy music on the go - buy proper IEMs or headphones.



#13 primexx

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 19:38

There should have been a note in the box directing you to a website for the headphones should you want them.

 

Microsoft are giving them away free but want to reduce carbon footprint.

 

Max

 

but then would the extra shipping overweigh the reduced original shipment?

 

they'd probably do well to bundle it in emerging markets anyway and not bundle it for established ones.



#14 bmetelsky

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:11

Enjoy your Lumia 930. I have the Lumia Icon and love it!



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:33

Hello,

 

I don't think I've received ear phones with a smartphone that I've bought since the Windows Phone 6.5 days...

 

Maybe offerings are carrier-specific (e.g., AT&T, Vodafone, etc. tell Nokia whether or not they want them in the box)?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky