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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Yes it will be locked. You'd have to get ee to unlock it and until their exclusivity deal is ended, they won't.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby kingweed » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:03 pm

RB wrote:Yes it will be locked. You'd have to get ee to unlock it and until their exclusivity deal is ended, they won't.


Sigh.

Looks like I'm sticking with my 5 for the time being then.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:28 pm

Get an 8x. It's a much nicer size than the 920 and most reviews say they are evenly matched with neither being better at everything. I don't regret getting mine and may eBay my nexus 4 if it ever comes.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Savara » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:53 pm

RB: I thought there was some EU law saying that companies had to unlock phones when asked? Or have they managed to find an exemption in exclusivity contracts?

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Mr.Clark » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:25 pm

I don't think they have to do it until you're out of contract (or buy your way out of contract).

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby kingweed » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Mr.Clark wrote:I don't think they have to do it until you're out of contract (or buy your way out of contract).


I wouldn't have a contract though,nor any ties to them.

Say I was to buy it from P4U and phone them saying it's lock to EE. I wonder what they'd say.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:39 pm

I remember my iPhone being locked to o2 under an exclusivity deal and being told it couldn't be unlocked until that deal expired. Once it did they unlocked it for free for contracts and ten quid for pay as you go.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Gi Me Beer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 am

Cant these phones be unlocked by one of those small independant phone shops?

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby DCUK7 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:45 pm

Probably not. Most phones nowadays are unlocked remotely via a hidden message or using a code. Both generally come from an unlocking server either provided by the OEM or a third party trusted with handling these code generators. Networks can unlock them whenever they feel like as they have unrestricted access to these servers.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby kingweed » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:27 pm

I was thinking about it today, as i'm going on holiday soon for four weeks. If I just keep my iphone until I come back. The 920 should be on general sale as it's surely not that popular with EE.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby kingweed » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 pm

I've spoke to a buddy in America.

He will be able to ship it to me but it would be locked to their networks over there.

Is this a waste of time as well then?

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Probably. Have you actually held a 920 yet? They're pretty big, I thought you hated the iPhone 5 because of the size.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby kingweed » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

RB wrote:Probably. Have you actually held a 920 yet? They're pretty big, I thought you hated the iPhone 5 because of the size.


I've not. I should really go play with it.

It's not just the size of it, the new port, the podcast stuff a few things that they shouldn't have changed has put me right off it. A complete change to a lumia 920 would appeal to me and if i don't like the phone/os I can just sell it and continue with my i5

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby FamousDave » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:05 am

The Lumia 920 is pretty big. But I've had it for a couple of weeks now and gotten used to it. An iPhone now feels tiny; too small in fact.
I have been liking it but as has been documented I have been having issues with battery life. It seems to be getting better but some days can be amazing and others terrible. I'm keeping an eye on it and if it doesn't improve I'll get it swapped for another one (same model).

Software is slick but definitely in need of a few obvious enhancements. Expecting a point release from Microsoft soon to stabilise it.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Mr.Clark » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:14 am

FamousDave wrote:An iPhone now feels tiny; too small in fact.
The 3.5" screen 4 (or 4S, I can't tell the difference by touch) feels like a toy. A bloody heavy toy, mind. It must weigh more than the Padfone handset. I'd like to have it as an improvised weapon, but I can't take it seriously as a phone.


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