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Where's The GDR2/Amber Update... Any Schedule?
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Ok ATT, when is GDR2 going to be released for the Nokia 920 (and all the other phones).

 

-taylor

Ok ATT, when is GDR2 going to be released for the Nokia 920 (and all the other phones).

 

-taylor

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I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.
I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.

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Hardware wise, I wouldn't buy that argument either. But on the software side or on the side of DataSense or the FM Radio conflicting with some internal function with their network, I could see that as a possibility don't you think?

Hardware wise, I wouldn't buy that argument either. But on the software side or on the side of DataSense or the FM Radio conflicting with some internal function with their network, I could see that as a possibility don't you think?

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I agree with you. I'm hoping for an awesome Monday for my NL920 as well. There's still time for AT&T to assist Nokia and MS in keeping their word on the update.

I agree with you. I'm hoping for an awesome Monday for my NL920 as well. There's still time for AT&T to assist Nokia and MS in keeping their word on the update.

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landolambert7 wrote:
I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.

It is possible if you consider the godawful next program which is very bad for consumers.  Under those circumstances att would want to drive us to a phone change now rather than update.  If that's the case, kiss all updates goodbye. 


landolambert7 wrote:
I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.

It is possible if you consider the godawful next program which is very bad for consumers.  Under those circumstances att would want to drive us to a phone change now rather than update.  If that's the case, kiss all updates goodbye. 

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True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.


johninsj wrote:

 


True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.

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The possible reasons for the hold up you have given do in no way excuse ATT from their silence in respect to their current customers with legitimate questions about services they were promised. IF I TREATED MY MEMBERS AT THE GOLF COURSE LIKE THIS I WOULD NEVER GET ANOTHER JOB IN THE GOLF BUSINESS

The possible reasons for the hold up you have given do in no way excuse ATT from their silence in respect to their current customers with legitimate questions about services they were promised. IF I TREATED MY MEMBERS AT THE GOLF COURSE LIKE THIS I WOULD NEVER GET ANOTHER JOB IN THE GOLF BUSINESS

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alodar1 wrote:

...yet, there is still the unresolved issue of bricked 920's on reset. 

 

...thinking about the numbers I have heard about, you take a 15% chance of bricking your 920 by doing a Hard Reset. 

 


Are you referring to the hard reset problem that was around with the 1242 (and previous) build?


alodar1 wrote:

...yet, there is still the unresolved issue of bricked 920's on reset. 

 

...thinking about the numbers I have heard about, you take a 15% chance of bricking your 920 by doing a Hard Reset. 

 


Are you referring to the hard reset problem that was around with the 1242 (and previous) build?

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Yep, no update this morning.  I went back to my old BB 9700 at least I can do updates on it without ATT's influence!

Yep, no update this morning.  I went back to my old BB 9700 at least I can do updates on it without ATT's influence!

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mark.f.masters wrote:

johninsj wrote:

 


True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.


Did you buy it on contract? If so, then you've also financed it.

 

If you bought an unbranded phone, you would have the update already.

 

Anyway, We're still not getting it today. Status unchanged on the Nokia site, so it's several weeks away.

 


mark.f.masters wrote:

johninsj wrote:

 


True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.


Did you buy it on contract? If so, then you've also financed it.

 

If you bought an unbranded phone, you would have the update already.

 

Anyway, We're still not getting it today. Status unchanged on the Nokia site, so it's several weeks away.

 

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of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 

of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 

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mark.f.masters wrote:

of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 


If your financed phone bricks during the update... is that AT&T's problem or yours? If you agree it's yours then you can already get the update without AT&T.


mark.f.masters wrote:

of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 


If your financed phone bricks during the update... is that AT&T's problem or yours? If you agree it's yours then you can already get the update without AT&T.

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AT&T,

 

FAILING TO RESPOND TO CUSTOMERS DESIRES MAKES NO SENSE. YOUR HURTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS BY IGNORING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

To make matters worse, you're making decision to disable DATA SENSE which is included with GDR2 from NOKIA. Why are you being soooooo STUPID?

 

 

Why do we want GDR2 you ask?

 

Microsoft's GDR2 update in detail

 

FM radio returns to Windows Phone with the GDR2 update. As on Windows Phone 7 devices, the FM radio is accessed via the Music+Videos hub. Do note that FM radio is not available on all phones as it requires a connection between the FM radio chipset and the 3.5mm audio jack so that headset / headphones can act as an aerial. Our feature, FM radio return to Windows Phone 8 in GDR2, has the full run down on this addition

 

Xbox Music receives a number of small updates in GDR2. It is now easier to download, pin, and select music, and meta data is more accurate (i.e. song and album information). It's now also possible to add songs to Kid's Corner from within the Music+Video hub (long press on album). The start up time of the app has been improved and the use of streaming music is more reliable.

Data Sense is now available to more, but not all users (varies by operator and country). Data Sense lets you track the amount of data you are consuming and set usage limits. Our feature, Wider Data Sense availability in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how Data Sense works and what you can use it for.

 

 

The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) stack has been optimised in GDR2. This means that apps like Lync and Skype should be more stable and have better performance (e.g. Skype calls more reliably trigger a ringing/incoming call event).

 

A number of improvements have been made to Internet Explorer. The most notable is improved media playback reliability. There's no change to the HTML 5 test score for the browser, but there are improvement in performance. These are most noticeable when loading large or complex web pages.

 

Support for the CardDAV and CalDAV protocols for syncing to Google has been added in GDR2. This means that Windows Phone users can continue to connect to and sync with Google's Mail (Gmail), Calendar and Contact services. Our feature, CalDAV and CardDAV (Google) support in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how this works and the back story to Google Sync on Windows Phone.A default camera app can now be set in the camera+photos settings. The default camera will automatically start when you hold down the camera capture key on the side of the device. This is useful in Lumia devices because it lets you choose between the standard Windows Phone Camera app, Nokia Smart Camera, and Nokia Pro Camera (on supported devices).

 

The Me Live Tile now supports high resolution profile pictures. This is most noticeable when using a double wide size Live Tile on devices with higher resolution screens (e.g. HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 92x). In some cases it may be necessary to update your profile picture in order to see a change.

Me Tile

The OneNote app now has an option to pin a secondary "new note" Live Tile to the start screen. The feature, which was previously available in Windows Phone 7, returns in GDR2, making it easier to add a quick note (i.e. saves a few screen taps).

OneNote

Wider .wav codec support is included in GDR2, making it more likely that you will be able to play back voice mail messages attached to emails. The most notable additions in GDR2 are the support for Ulaw and GSM6.10 codecs. Both of these allow audio to be compressed, which results in smaller file sizes, making them popular in voicemail systems (when compared to an uncompressed format like PCM).

wav support

A fix for the "Other" storage bug is included in GDR2. Previously, the size of "other" storage, as seen in the phone storage module of the Settings app, would grow over time, with no way to recover the used space (short of resetting the phone). It was caused by the OS failing to clean up temporary files in certain situations (when uninstalling an app). Do note that "other" storage will still take some space as it is used for storing email attachments, the web cache and other temporary data. Nokia (storage check) and HTC (customised phone storage) both now include an option to delete temporary files manually.

 

Map data can now be updated in place. This means that only new or changed data will be downloaded when updating map data. For example, we noted that during the last map data update the download size for the United Kingdom was 295.9MB on the Lumia 920 (running Windows Phone 8 GDR1), but only 61MB on the Lumia 925 (running Windows Phone GDR2).

 

Support for Bluetooth SMART (also know as Bluetooth Low Energy) has been added in GDR2 (select devices). Bluetooth Smart is normally used in low power accessories (e.g. activity trackers and smart watches). However, there are currently no Bluetooth SMART accessories that support Windows Phone (almost all such accessories require a companion app of some kind). Updated apps are expected to be released in the next few months, and both

Nokia and HTC are expected to release their own Bluetooth SMART accessories.

 

A number of APIs are fixed in GDR2. For example, there's a fix for ResourceIntensiveTask, an API that allows for allows apps to perform processing even when the main apps is not in the foreground. It is typically used for tasks that need to run infrequently, but need to run for longer periods than provided for by PeriodicTask. The app Podcast Lounge uses this API to enable unattended downloads (i.e. podcast download overnight without having to start the app).

 

WAKE UP AND RESPOND!

 

Robert Rathbun

robert.rathbun@outlook.com

 

P.S. GDR3 will be released NEXT MONTHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AT&T,

 

FAILING TO RESPOND TO CUSTOMERS DESIRES MAKES NO SENSE. YOUR HURTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS BY IGNORING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

To make matters worse, you're making decision to disable DATA SENSE which is included with GDR2 from NOKIA. Why are you being soooooo STUPID?

 

 

Why do we want GDR2 you ask?

 

Microsoft's GDR2 update in detail

 

FM radio returns to Windows Phone with the GDR2 update. As on Windows Phone 7 devices, the FM radio is accessed via the Music+Videos hub. Do note that FM radio is not available on all phones as it requires a connection between the FM radio chipset and the 3.5mm audio jack so that headset / headphones can act as an aerial. Our feature, FM radio return to Windows Phone 8 in GDR2, has the full run down on this addition

 

Xbox Music receives a number of small updates in GDR2. It is now easier to download, pin, and select music, and meta data is more accurate (i.e. song and album information). It's now also possible to add songs to Kid's Corner from within the Music+Video hub (long press on album). The start up time of the app has been improved and the use of streaming music is more reliable.

Data Sense is now available to more, but not all users (varies by operator and country). Data Sense lets you track the amount of data you are consuming and set usage limits. Our feature, Wider Data Sense availability in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how Data Sense works and what you can use it for.

 

 

The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) stack has been optimised in GDR2. This means that apps like Lync and Skype should be more stable and have better performance (e.g. Skype calls more reliably trigger a ringing/incoming call event).

 

A number of improvements have been made to Internet Explorer. The most notable is improved media playback reliability. There's no change to the HTML 5 test score for the browser, but there are improvement in performance. These are most noticeable when loading large or complex web pages.

 

Support for the CardDAV and CalDAV protocols for syncing to Google has been added in GDR2. This means that Windows Phone users can continue to connect to and sync with Google's Mail (Gmail), Calendar and Contact services. Our feature, CalDAV and CardDAV (Google) support in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how this works and the back story to Google Sync on Windows Phone.A default camera app can now be set in the camera+photos settings. The default camera will automatically start when you hold down the camera capture key on the side of the device. This is useful in Lumia devices because it lets you choose between the standard Windows Phone Camera app, Nokia Smart Camera, and Nokia Pro Camera (on supported devices).

 

The Me Live Tile now supports high resolution profile pictures. This is most noticeable when using a double wide size Live Tile on devices with higher resolution screens (e.g. HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 92x). In some cases it may be necessary to update your profile picture in order to see a change.

Me Tile

The OneNote app now has an option to pin a secondary "new note" Live Tile to the start screen. The feature, which was previously available in Windows Phone 7, returns in GDR2, making it easier to add a quick note (i.e. saves a few screen taps).

OneNote

Wider .wav codec support is included in GDR2, making it more likely that you will be able to play back voice mail messages attached to emails. The most notable additions in GDR2 are the support for Ulaw and GSM6.10 codecs. Both of these allow audio to be compressed, which results in smaller file sizes, making them popular in voicemail systems (when compared to an uncompressed format like PCM).

wav support

A fix for the "Other" storage bug is included in GDR2. Previously, the size of "other" storage, as seen in the phone storage module of the Settings app, would grow over time, with no way to recover the used space (short of resetting the phone). It was caused by the OS failing to clean up temporary files in certain situations (when uninstalling an app). Do note that "other" storage will still take some space as it is used for storing email attachments, the web cache and other temporary data. Nokia (storage check) and HTC (customised phone storage) both now include an option to delete temporary files manually.

 

Map data can now be updated in place. This means that only new or changed data will be downloaded when updating map data. For example, we noted that during the last map data update the download size for the United Kingdom was 295.9MB on the Lumia 920 (running Windows Phone 8 GDR1), but only 61MB on the Lumia 925 (running Windows Phone GDR2).

 

Support for Bluetooth SMART (also know as Bluetooth Low Energy) has been added in GDR2 (select devices). Bluetooth Smart is normally used in low power accessories (e.g. activity trackers and smart watches). However, there are currently no Bluetooth SMART accessories that support Windows Phone (almost all such accessories require a companion app of some kind). Updated apps are expected to be released in the next few months, and both

Nokia and HTC are expected to release their own Bluetooth SMART accessories.

 

A number of APIs are fixed in GDR2. For example, there's a fix for ResourceIntensiveTask, an API that allows for allows apps to perform processing even when the main apps is not in the foreground. It is typically used for tasks that need to run infrequently, but need to run for longer periods than provided for by PeriodicTask. The app Podcast Lounge uses this API to enable unattended downloads (i.e. podcast download overnight without having to start the app).

 

WAKE UP AND RESPOND!

 

Robert Rathbun

robert.rathbun@outlook.com

 

P.S. GDR3 will be released NEXT MONTHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 

 

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 

 

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johninsj wrote:

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 


I'm sorry, but I must have missed where AT&T said we will get it by the end of September.  Nokia has stated that all devices "should" get this by the end of September, but the only thing I've heard from AT&T is "We're so hard at work testing it, we don't know when it will be available."  I'm not sure where your certainty comes from.


johninsj wrote:

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 


I'm sorry, but I must have missed where AT&T said we will get it by the end of September.  Nokia has stated that all devices "should" get this by the end of September, but the only thing I've heard from AT&T is "We're so hard at work testing it, we don't know when it will be available."  I'm not sure where your certainty comes from.

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mopinla wrote:

johninsj wrote:

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 


I'm sorry, but I must have missed where AT&T said we will get it by the end of September.  Nokia has stated that all devices "should" get this by the end of September, but the only thing I've heard from AT&T is "We're so hard at work testing it, we don't know when it will be available."  I'm not sure where your certainty comes from.


No, they said they expect all 920s will have it by the end of September.

 

http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/08/30/lumia-amber-your-questions-answered/

 

"With Lumia Amber we expect to have the update arriving in all Lumia Windows Phone 8 phones by the end of September."

 

I expect that means they will address any issues raised by AT&T by then.

 

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I also said AT&T doesn't announce release dates for updates, and you'll get it when you get it, so all I know is what you know. If you *NEED* it and can't wait, you have options. Not great ones, but you have them.

 

 


mopinla wrote:

johninsj wrote:

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 


I'm sorry, but I must have missed where AT&T said we will get it by the end of September.  Nokia has stated that all devices "should" get this by the end of September, but the only thing I've heard from AT&T is "We're so hard at work testing it, we don't know when it will be available."  I'm not sure where your certainty comes from.


No, they said they expect all 920s will have it by the end of September.

 

http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/08/30/lumia-amber-your-questions-answered/

 

"With Lumia Amber we expect to have the update arriving in all Lumia Windows Phone 8 phones by the end of September."

 

I expect that means they will address any issues raised by AT&T by then.

 

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I also said AT&T doesn't announce release dates for updates, and you'll get it when you get it, so all I know is what you know. If you *NEED* it and can't wait, you have options. Not great ones, but you have them.

 

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Same thing happened with the WP 7.8 update, it took 4 months. Why wait have a "Snickers"...
Same thing happened with the WP 7.8 update, it took 4 months. Why wait have a "Snickers"...
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Why has att just completely dropped the ball on the Nokia amber update? Every other provider and country has it and I still haven't got it and its been two months since it released.

this is shameful to claim to be the best and fall so short. 24 hrs more than the update release is unacceptable. Quit tampering with the update and release it already
Why has att just completely dropped the ball on the Nokia amber update? Every other provider and country has it and I still haven't got it and its been two months since it released.

this is shameful to claim to be the best and fall so short. 24 hrs more than the update release is unacceptable. Quit tampering with the update and release it already

where is the amber update

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We already have three topics on this which rehash it over and over. Could you just post in one of them?

We already have three topics on this which rehash it over and over. Could you just post in one of them?

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Lets those topics be posted so at&t can see what we are all waiting for. If there's a page full of gdr2/3 topics, then at&t is gonna have to do something about it...
Lets those topics be posted so at&t can see what we are all waiting for. If there's a page full of gdr2/3 topics, then at&t is gonna have to do something about it...
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EJ86 wrote:
Lets those topics be posted so at&t can see what we are all waiting for. If there's a page full of gdr2/3 topics, then at&t is gonna have to do something about it...

This is a user to user forum, not an AT&T support forum. I doubt the same handful of people posting over and over is going to make things go any faster.

 

And yes, I too await the update. But I'm not ready to get the torch and pitchfork. If they miss end of September then I "shall be very put out"


EJ86 wrote:
Lets those topics be posted so at&t can see what we are all waiting for. If there's a page full of gdr2/3 topics, then at&t is gonna have to do something about it...

This is a user to user forum, not an AT&T support forum. I doubt the same handful of people posting over and over is going to make things go any faster.

 

And yes, I too await the update. But I'm not ready to get the torch and pitchfork. If they miss end of September then I "shall be very put out"

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John:


Can we expect you to be the first one expressing your outrage on October 1st?

 

Best,

 

Fred.

John:


Can we expect you to be the first one expressing your outrage on October 1st?

 

Best,

 

Fred.

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Fred Bilitnikoff wrote:

John:


Can we expect you to be the first one expressing your outrage on October 1st?



"If it is otherwise I shall be very put out" to paraphrase Prince Humperdinck. That doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it will be counter to everything anyone could know. AT&T has publicly commented that they are "testing" and Nokia has publicly commented that all 920s are expected to have the update by the end of September. That's all we have to go on.


Fred Bilitnikoff wrote:

John:


Can we expect you to be the first one expressing your outrage on October 1st?



"If it is otherwise I shall be very put out" to paraphrase Prince Humperdinck. That doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it will be counter to everything anyone could know. AT&T has publicly commented that they are "testing" and Nokia has publicly commented that all 920s are expected to have the update by the end of September. That's all we have to go on.

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We have more than that to go on, John: we have AT&T's poor record on these matters.  The cynicism seen here and elsewhere has been well earned by them.  Nevertheless, I hope you're right.

We have more than that to go on, John: we have AT&T's poor record on these matters.  The cynicism seen here and elsewhere has been well earned by them.  Nevertheless, I hope you're right.

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I spoke with an AT&T tech support representative yesterday. He said he didn't expect the update to be available until around the end of October and acknowledged that AT&T is horribly slow about these things. There are instructions online for installing the Roger's updated ROM onto your AT&T Lumia 920, but I don't personally know anyone who has tried it. AT&T's service in this area is abysmal, historically, and I don't expect this time around to be any different.
I spoke with an AT&T tech support representative yesterday. He said he didn't expect the update to be available until around the end of October and acknowledged that AT&T is horribly slow about these things. There are instructions online for installing the Roger's updated ROM onto your AT&T Lumia 920, but I don't personally know anyone who has tried it. AT&T's service in this area is abysmal, historically, and I don't expect this time around to be any different.

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The cynicism is seen in every forum of every carrier.  AT&T is no different.  We got the phone first, the update last.  Verizon got the phone last, but the update first.  In Sprints forum it's, wait a sec, there's a Windows Phone 8???  T-Mobile customers are waiting for Carly to come back. 

 

If you leave AT&T and go to Verizon...who are you hurting.  In 18 months you leave Verizon and go to T-Mobile.  Then what.  We already know Android is no different.  So, we all need to buy an iPhone with Sprint. 

 

This is all about Money.  Nothing else.  They want you to buy a new phone if at all possible.  They do NOT want to support any phone not released in the last 30 days, unless it says iPhone.  Every minute spent thinking about a 920 is lost money and time for AT&T. 

 

I went into an AT&T store the other day and almost bought a 925.  At the last minute I said...Are you nuts....and walked out.  I was gonna buy a new phone just to get GDR2 and Amber.  Ha!

 

Its about money and only money.  Your good will and thoughts, translated into Mobile Carrier speak is Your money means more to us than anything else.  Give us your money and we'll be happy.  Translations may vary depending native language.

 

get this...if they go too much further...then they will post GDR3 instead.  It's supposed to out before xmas....so, what the heck. 

 

Money...think Money. 

The cynicism is seen in every forum of every carrier.  AT&T is no different.  We got the phone first, the update last.  Verizon got the phone last, but the update first.  In Sprints forum it's, wait a sec, there's a Windows Phone 8???  T-Mobile customers are waiting for Carly to come back. 

 

If you leave AT&T and go to Verizon...who are you hurting.  In 18 months you leave Verizon and go to T-Mobile.  Then what.  We already know Android is no different.  So, we all need to buy an iPhone with Sprint. 

 

This is all about Money.  Nothing else.  They want you to buy a new phone if at all possible.  They do NOT want to support any phone not released in the last 30 days, unless it says iPhone.  Every minute spent thinking about a 920 is lost money and time for AT&T. 

 

I went into an AT&T store the other day and almost bought a 925.  At the last minute I said...Are you nuts....and walked out.  I was gonna buy a new phone just to get GDR2 and Amber.  Ha!

 

Its about money and only money.  Your good will and thoughts, translated into Mobile Carrier speak is Your money means more to us than anything else.  Give us your money and we'll be happy.  Translations may vary depending native language.

 

get this...if they go too much further...then they will post GDR3 instead.  It's supposed to out before xmas....so, what the heck. 

 

Money...think Money. 

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I updated my Lumia 920 branded AT&T phone. The full instructions how to do it are here

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2401226

 

Went completey smooth. Phone works great except for one small issue. There is a weird workaround for tethering not working. This workaround is "sensitive" to say the least. I fiddled with some options and lost it. Supposedly you can get it back through a reset though I haven't tried yet. There is also an app called Tether X that completely circumvents having to pay for tethering. But I haven't tried that either since flashing my phone. So other than that issue, phone works perfectly fine. In fact with AT&T's bloat gone, it's seems to respond much faster.

 

One more thing. The backup feature only works if you sign in when you are first prompted. If you don't sign in right then and there, there is no other option to restore your data.

 

Thinking hard about Verizon or T-Mobile. The wife was so looking forward to getting a new iphone come November. But AT&T switched her eligibility from 18 months to 24. She was livid.  They offered her the Next plan but that's a total joke. But if you're a new customer, you get a massive discount. I don't know why AT&T insists on treating its current customers like crap. Been with them 10 years. Smiley Sad

I updated my Lumia 920 branded AT&T phone. The full instructions how to do it are here

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2401226

 

Went completey smooth. Phone works great except for one small issue. There is a weird workaround for tethering not working. This workaround is "sensitive" to say the least. I fiddled with some options and lost it. Supposedly you can get it back through a reset though I haven't tried yet. There is also an app called Tether X that completely circumvents having to pay for tethering. But I haven't tried that either since flashing my phone. So other than that issue, phone works perfectly fine. In fact with AT&T's bloat gone, it's seems to respond much faster.

 

One more thing. The backup feature only works if you sign in when you are first prompted. If you don't sign in right then and there, there is no other option to restore your data.

 

Thinking hard about Verizon or T-Mobile. The wife was so looking forward to getting a new iphone come November. But AT&T switched her eligibility from 18 months to 24. She was livid.  They offered her the Next plan but that's a total joke. But if you're a new customer, you get a massive discount. I don't know why AT&T insists on treating its current customers like crap. Been with them 10 years. Smiley Sad

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I love Nokias and used them for years. I just paid for it out of pocket,  and bypassed any contract with AT&T. But when they got the Lumias I was pretty stoked because I think Nokia makes the best phones period, and Windows did a decent job with the OS. So I got the Lumia and went back on contract. Got the 900 for free and the 920 for $100. But that's advantageous to no one but AT&T. I liked the freedom of an unlocked, unbranded phone.

 

But man once upon a time AT&T was very accomodating to us on a variety of issues. But that seems to be a thing of the past.

 

 

I love Nokias and used them for years. I just paid for it out of pocket,  and bypassed any contract with AT&T. But when they got the Lumias I was pretty stoked because I think Nokia makes the best phones period, and Windows did a decent job with the OS. So I got the Lumia and went back on contract. Got the 900 for free and the 920 for $100. But that's advantageous to no one but AT&T. I liked the freedom of an unlocked, unbranded phone.

 

But man once upon a time AT&T was very accomodating to us on a variety of issues. But that seems to be a thing of the past.

 

 

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This works.
This works.

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To make matters worse, you're making decision to disable DATA SENSE which is included with GDR2 from NOKIA. Why are you being soooooo STUPID?


 

Please, be respectful and no name calling; you might hurt someone's feelings at AT&T, as they care deeply about how their customers think of them. I also disagree with your assessment that disabling Data Sense is stupid. It's actually pretty smart: if you're not aware of your data usage, you're more likely to exceed your limit, and when you do, guess what? Fees! Sorry, that's revenue for AT&T, money taken out of your pocket, into theirs. Why would they need to do otherwise when most of you are already on contract, and can't leave without paying ETF? This is not only smart, it's brilliant.

 

Instead of focusing on what you want or what other customers want, please think of the other side. Think of Randy Stephenson, an employee and CEO of AT&T, who only made $21 million in 2012. If you do not keep paying for data overages, you might be taking money out of his pocket! Not only could this be considered stealing, he has a family to feed, and children to raise. Please, think of the children before you make unreasonable requests of AT&T.


To make matters worse, you're making decision to disable DATA SENSE which is included with GDR2 from NOKIA. Why are you being soooooo STUPID?


 

Please, be respectful and no name calling; you might hurt someone's feelings at AT&T, as they care deeply about how their customers think of them. I also disagree with your assessment that disabling Data Sense is stupid. It's actually pretty smart: if you're not aware of your data usage, you're more likely to exceed your limit, and when you do, guess what? Fees! Sorry, that's revenue for AT&T, money taken out of your pocket, into theirs. Why would they need to do otherwise when most of you are already on contract, and can't leave without paying ETF? This is not only smart, it's brilliant.

 

Instead of focusing on what you want or what other customers want, please think of the other side. Think of Randy Stephenson, an employee and CEO of AT&T, who only made $21 million in 2012. If you do not keep paying for data overages, you might be taking money out of his pocket! Not only could this be considered stealing, he has a family to feed, and children to raise. Please, think of the children before you make unreasonable requests of AT&T.

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