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Yup, I love WP but there's a certain lack of quality that's partially due to developer/company neglect for the platform and partially due to poor APIs and implementations from Microsoft. It's one of the biggest challenges actually that WP has, besides the negative image people have of the platform and company.
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Pandora One is decent, 256 IIRC. Like $30 for the year too. I tried Rhapsody for a couple months, but Spotify is what I'm using now. I really enjoy being able to pick a mood or preset playlist based on what I wanna listen too. It's no hassle, quality is great, variety is insane, and the app on Android and Windows is fantastic. $10 a month tho.

I usually swap phone after phone until I find something I like, then I'm good for a year, maybe more. The Note 2 carried me for a year and a half, but after seeing a friend's S4, I started wanting as the display really improves the clarity w/ regard to text. But I waited for the S5 and M8 to come out and put them against a 5S as well. They all have their merits and I enjoyed them all...and hated them all, hah! M8 had the audio, but a weak camera. 5S proved annoying and frustrating as it wouldn't tolerate my purchased Amazon MP3's unless I deleted the comment tag in Foobar. So off I went for an S5. I missed the polish of the 5S and the build quality/audio perks of the M8, but that display!

I started streaming video...a LOT of video. This did not bode well on Verizon and before I knew it, I had to change my plan to the 50GB option just to make sure. mad.gif I guess the S5 finally had a screen that was worthy of watching tiny videos on the go...and I knew I was going to abuse this, haha!

So after riding big red for a decade, I am now on Tmo. The coverage can be a touch spotty @ times, but the network doesn't crawl along like VZW's here in the Tempe/SoMo, AZ area. In fact, Tmo's quite a bit snappier overall. Apparently this is due to the amount of subscribers on Verizon out here.

Anyway, I just wanted to try out 8.1 and figured the 520 lumia wasn't too bad. Looking back, the 520 was the better phone by far. I'm sure I'll try Windows phone again, but it will need to have some of the apps I use on a daily basis as well as more fit and finish along w/ features like the Android/iOS versions.

If you have such a hunger for data you can get the plan I use. https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/mainControl.php?page=planMon60 Pick up any unlocked (compatible) phone or just buy ATT locked phones (they resell ATT so no need to unlock.)

Bam, no terrible CDMA (Verizon) network and no need to worry about data overages. And as a bonus, no spotty T-Mo network.
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Got (or had until an accident with the floor, floors are hard) an HTC 8X. Gotta either spend $100 to replace it cause my contract renewal isn't up yet, or just buy another phone. Did anybody hear any solid information about 8.1 for the 8X (Verizon). Cause last I heard, it was late October, and here we are. And if they aren't rolling out the update, may just go with Android.
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Got (or had until an accident with the floor, floors are hard) an HTC 8X. Gotta either spend $100 to replace it cause my contract renewal isn't up yet, or just buy another phone. Did anybody hear any solid information about 8.1 for the 8X (Verizon). Cause last I heard, it was late October, and here we are. And if they aren't rolling out the update, may just go with Android.

I own an 8X and if they don't roll the update, I'll buy a Nokia. I'm sick of this waiting. This wasn't supposed to happen.
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I own an 8X and if they don't roll the update, I'll buy a Nokia. I'm sick of this waiting. This wasn't supposed to happen.

It's a great OS, but unfortunately the problems with it are so glaring for me that this is one of the major ones that I would just ditch the windows phone. There are those with Lumia's that my friends have that also aren't getting the update, so just going with Nokia may not even prevent this, which is very discouraging.
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