Windows 8 Phones for Koodo !!

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Hi, if you are like me and love the new Windows phones such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X or Samsung Ativ S. Then ask yourself, why hasn't Koodo released one? Personally I don't think that it is a matter of getting one of those phones but finding us, customers, the best phone for our money that affordable and powerful. Well, as I was overseas I found two phones to consider: Nokia Lumia 820 or Lumia 620. Both are windows 8 and look similar to their big bro the Lumia 920. My questions to people is, should Koodo consider these windows phones??
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Hi Maharus,

I have been waiting to get a WP8 phone with Koodo since november. In fact I had to send my clients to Rogers and Telus because they wanted a new Windows Phone 8. I would love to see a Nokia Lumia 920 from Koodo since they offer iPhones. I own a Nokia 610 from them since september 2012. I like this model for Nokia's quality and native GPS but I was shocked to read that this phone was not providing all features like Skype because of the weakness of the memory and processor... (256MB RAM and 800 MHz) So I really hope to see at least the Nokia 820 if the new 620 is not fully able to run all kind of apps from the Windows Phone store. This issue will be determining if I stay with Koodo for the next year. I will absolutly regret the great service they gave me in the past.
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Since you love Koodo's service, it may be wise to buy the phone unlocked and bring it over. Believe me, you don't want to trade great service for a one-time deal on a phone you'll keep for 12-24 months. And in the long term, you come out ahead financially too, even if the initial cost is way higher.
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This is what I did with my 920, My pocket took a good hit as it came in around 700$ after the unlock. Awesome phone though.
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Lumia 920 on kijiji - around $400, Rogers open box $325+tx
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Koodo is getting the HTC 8S soon
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Rogers has exclusivity on the 920 so you won't see it at all.
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Koodo is getting the HTC 8S and the Nokia Lumia 620 soon.
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I'll be tempted too. Microsoft is aiming at a unified experience across the price range so I want to see how an entry-level WP8 phone performs.
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I got a 610 last year, also just because, and I ended up liking it. It has since become the phone I bring to work, because it was cheap and I wouldn't cringe as much if I somehow destroyed it. Now, the 620 has an SD slot and dual core. If it stays cheap, or close to last year's price, it's a sure buy.
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I'm predicting a $249 to 279 release price. Somehow destroy a Nokia phone?
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sounds reasonable!

And yeah, although it's carved from a block of pure adamantium, I doubt it'd survive a drop in industrial fluids :oD
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lol
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I would consider a W8 device if they got a good one. Might grab a Z10 instead
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What app did you make for BlackBerry?
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I haven't made anything for Blackberry, I have a small consulting firm and I made an application for our employees that patches into our exchange server and gives an overview of clients account information and previous services, so our reps have this easily accessible when they're travelling. So really, I develop for myself. It's nothing special, but because I'm registered as a developer (had to in order to get OS6 APIs originally), I get access to development toolkits and invitations to BB events, like the the BB Experience Forum last week. We just got access to the OS10.1 tools last week (which is what the Q10 will launch with). For new devices to launch in Q3, carrier testing would need to start in the next 8-12 weeks, and the dev tools would have to be available sometime around then as well. It could happen, but I haven't seen any information or notifications that something like that is in the pipeline coming up...
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If they did have something coming in Q3 I'm sure they would want to keep it quiet, or else no one would buy the current phones.
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Very valid point, I have no idea what the actual road map looks like, just speculating. If I had to guess, I'd say they release two "entry level" os 10 devices in Q4 (1 full touch - 1 qwerty), I can't see them neglecting that market for another 12 months........but they're also continuing OS7 legacy support for "developing countries", so who really knows...
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They're suppose to be bringing out 6 devices in total this year. Supposedly they have made it super easy to tweak the OS to different models so maybe they won't put out stuff till fairly close to release of each device, I'm not sure. Did you already get the stuff to adapt to the Q10?
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I also hope they get Windows Phone 8. I've purchased the 8x and use it on Koodo, but the problem is there is no support. For instance despite having all the correct MMS/APN settings, I still cannot receive MMS. HTC has a network setup app that pretty much has every carrier available except Koodo. If they carried WP8, then they would support - essentially work out the network bugs that are causing my (and others) issues. Right now there is no incentive for them to bother .....
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One wonders if Telus is included in this list of "every carrier available except Koodo"? Because Koodo is really just a Telus brand name which used to be (at least in my mind) more targeted at youth. So when Koodo first came along, it was (and still is) really Telus but with branding and marketing more targeted towards consumers (as opposed to business users). Whatever their marketing vision it seems to be working as they have the best deal and service that I am aware of.
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Yes Telus is included in the list of carriers in their Network Setup app, but it doesn't solve the problem. Although they are basically using the same infrastructure (towers etc), they have a different network setup. You can see just from checking out the APN/MMS settings of both carries. They are on different servers etc. Clearly Koodo needs to 'tweak' something on their end to make it work 100%. My theory is that once they get WP8, they will see the problem themselves and will need to take action to serve their customers.
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Doesn't seem like rocket science to me (and even if it was they could hire a rocket scientist :)

Seems like something they should resolve just to make a wider market of potential customers that can move over to them. My phone was originally on another carrier but once unlocked it moved over to Koodo without problems and works flawlessly, in fact where I live Telus has no towers so I am still using the same towers I was before at a fraction of the previous cost for the same service :)
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MMS issues are the most common complaint on the internet with people who purchase phones outright, unlock them and then use on a carrier that does not carry/support the phone...believe me, I've looked into it. I can receive MMS from other Koodo subscibers no problem. I'd love to try it with someone else on Telus just for curiosity but none of my friends/peers are using them.
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I got the Lumia 920 unlocked and used my Koodo sim . The text and voice work perfectly but the internet connection used to disconnect continously. I called koodo so many times and their answer was that they can't provide assistance for data. I had to give the phone back. Very disappointed with Koodo
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Koodo states right on their website that there is no guarantee that phones brought to Koodo will work and they offer no support for said phones. so you shouldn't be disappointed in Koodo as its stated on the website when you look into the brining a phone to Koodo section of the site.
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Your Lumia 920 should have been updated to Portico by now (another update is just days away). You could go to:
settings -> cellular -> network selection => select Koodo
settings -> cellular -> highest connection speed => select 3G
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I tried with 3G but the problem was the same. The fact is that I could see the signal of 4G on my phone but when I tried to open the Internet Explorer it could not display the page with an error message. The problem disappeared once I switched to Wifi.
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I have my sim in a Blackberry and it's working fine. I did not try to use another explorer other than IE. It may be the problem
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OK, I did some tests, and here are my suggestions:
- you may delete proxy server and port in order to get higher speeds... tested with speedtest
- in the IE, change settings to desktop version... the mobile version initially gave me some errors, but worked afterwards
- use 3G or LTE, it has no impact
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Thank you I'll try these and see. The desktop version was already tried but no difference.
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Also, try IPv4 instead of the default IPv4v6
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All of my Lumia's(the 800 and 900) have worked without issue on Koodo. That include 4G on the Lumia 900 and MMS on both.
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Windows 8 has some issues, but the new z10 looks wicked appealing.
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The Galaxy Note 2 is my main device but I got the Z10 a couple weeks ago for my backup & it's amazing. There's a couple things that need work but it is without a doubt the most amazing OS for a brand new OS. Android was pretty bad when it first came out and needed alot of work, but BlackBerry 10 doesn't seem like a brand new OS there's not too much work that needs to be done on it and what does is small issues. The biggest issue is the lack of great games and apps in BlackBerry World but it will come in time. If your looking for a great phone for texting, emailing and social interaction then take a good look at the BlackBerry Z10. The build Quality is top notch as well with its anodized aluminum case and rubberized back plate that makes the phone very comfortable to hold and it's grippy
so it won't fall out of your hand if you don't put a case on it, it really doesn't need a case. I recommend the Z10 highly. I love mine.
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The comment above is off topic and should belong to an Android or BB related topic. IMO, each OS has its benefits and drawbacks. However, in this topic we're commenting on OP's request for WP8 phones on Koodo.
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New WP8 phones will be announced in May. Once rogers and at&t exclusivity expire, the existing models or variants of those will be available on other carriers as well.
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Install access point app. It will appear right at the bottom of the settings. First delete the existing apn and mms settings in the cellular section of settings. Then make koodo active in the access point section. Wait a few seconds and all apn, mms, and teathering access is set in the background. Don't add any settings on the access point screens. They stay blank.. My new as of yesterday now works perfectly. Mms in both directions from at least Rogers and telus, LTE connectivity here in golden bc and teathering working. I'm a happy camper

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/sto...
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I was trying to say my new lumia 920 :-)

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