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Hi SA and welcome to the Telus Neighbourhood. You'll see that everyone here is helpful. I was wroking for Bell, 10 years ago and the policy in regards to new phones is probably the same. Because of specific agreements with the manufacturers, the mobile providers don't have much control over the choices of hardwares and their OS. It's like asking your local gas station to change the engine in your next model of car. You can buy $300 of gas, they still won't be able to impact your car's features. The key is to frequently search on Google and to choose if you'll be an Apple, Android, Rim or Windows user. The arrival of a new device (like the Samsung S5 or Iphone 5s) is now becoming an event, which complicates things for the providers. When I was working for Bell, we were told about a release date only few days before the phone was available.
I wish they had an Android variant. I'd go for that. Metro is a horrible interface and is way too visually busy.
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I believe that's the point; it's just the international variant of the Icon. Hence why it isn't releasing in the US!
Regardless, I'd love for Telus to carry this phone, as well as the 630/635! I'm due for an upgrade this December, and the 930 is just what I want in a phone 🙂
Please sell this phone! I'm due for an upgrade soon and would love to move back to Windows phone. My old Optimus 7 died too soon, so I switched to Android. Let me jump back onto the Windows phone without having to move to a new carrier please.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is the phone I've wanted two days after I was forced to buy an iphone 4s 64GB almost two years ago.
Telus Calgary, Alberta, please give us this phone now so I can give the mickey mouse iphone to a kid that it was made for!!!
Hi DunCanuck, I'm currently using a nokia Lumia 625 and I love it 🙂 We'll only know few days before it's official if TELUS will have the Lumia 930 and I,m hoping that we will have a phone to replace the Lumia 1020 but I really don't know for now. Keep an eye on the website for any news about it http://www.telus.com/en/qc/mobility/catalog/ .
SuperFred, I just want to say that I monitor this thread a few times a day and I do appreciate your response (I thought we were being ignored for the longest time).
Just want to add that checking the website for a new model is not the best use of technology - couldn't we have a section that states what new models are being considered by Telus (or asked for by customers)? With the possibility of being emailed if/when the model(s) we want are available?
The ability to choose the O/S would also be a bonus (it was available in the past) - Android and iOS do not offer anything that is even remotely usable to me.
The ability to see/search only all available Windows Phones would be a blessing.
Thank you for listening.
Thanks SA, yes, using this forum is a great way of sharing the information. Wallywest gave us a pretty funny example and thanks to him for sharing this with us. Welcome to the TELUS Neighbourhood SA!
SuperFred and wally_west, thank you both for your replies and the warm welcome to the forum.
I can see how complicated the device manufacturers can make it for the providers - I guess only time will allow this part to change.
I still would appreciate a quick way to find just Windows Phones on the Telus website - to me, all the others are not worth considering for the things I want a phone to do.
Even this conversation is a great new direction though. Thanks again!
I'm hoping that Telus decides to rake the Lumia 930. Last time I had to settle for a Lumia Ativ because a Noka wasn't available. This time I'm going to go with whatevercarrier has the 930.
Still no word on this yet? I'm going to keep this on the front page in hopes that Telus sees that there are customers who are interested in this. Not everyone with an interest will post on this site.
I just might grab an Icon / 930 unlocked once they become available without Verizon Branding - as they are terrible for keeping firmwares rolled out at a decent pace. Currently loving my unbranded unlocked Nokia 925.
Unlocked-mobiles has Lumia 930 preorders available in black/green/orange. You're looking at about $775 shipping inc. It is what i am considering picking up if telus has no plans on carrying the phone.
Just as an FYI - I don't think the Nokia 930 phone model sold @ Unlocked-Mobiles.com would be LTE enabled on the Telus network. 3G bands would work. Thanks for the site - never had that one in my favorites.
I would love it if Telus would offer this phone! I have the Samsung Ativs and its the best phone ive ever used. I hope Telus will offer more windows phones as they seem to be offering less and less these days. I dont want to have to switch carriers in order to continue to use windows phone when it comes time to get a new one.
My Icon was dropping off the network often with LTE enabled, I set it to 3G and no issues now. Apparently this is somewhat normal for phones not certified on the carriers network from what I saw in my Google searches... Its not something I care a lot about myself so I'm okay with it. Otherwise everything runs fine.