Telstra promotes the hell out of Windows Phone, has video to prove it
We’ve heard a lot of discussion from users, mostly anecdotal, about their local carriers and how well they are promoting Windows Phone in the store. Some are horror stories, with reps pushing Android or the iPhone while often there are great experiences too.
Telstra though as evidently set the bar with their in-store advisements.
In fact, it’s so good that Microsoft has made a video in conjunction with the popular carrier to highlight their effort. It’s quite the achievement to see Windows Phone promoted in such a way and while US carriers like AT&T and Verizon are getting serious about putting Windows Phone front and center, we think Telstra here sets a great example.
Verizon Lumia 928 in-store promo material
Speaking of, Verizon is getting aggressive here with the Lumia 928—a phone you can tell that they are very proud of with the amount of commercials we’re seeing on TV. We even ran into a Nokia rep handing out promotional materials in our local Verizon store, giving us hope yet that Windows Phone will have a good run on that carrier.
Source: Microsoft, Australia via WPCentral Forums; Thanks, nikhilr51!
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But yeah, of you're going to sell something, then support it properly damn it.
All I could say when I saw this was, "Damn."
If only their iOS and Android switching app was anywhere near as good as creating a good first impression as this.
Although all of this was introduced within the last few months, so i'm hoping its going to improve!
...So I'm not sure sales figures from Telstra would be a an accurate reflection
$65 a month gets you the phone, 1gb LTE, $600 worth of calls and unlimited text. Not sure how that stacks up to you guys.
Telstra phones get updates before unbranded phones, but we only got 1314 yesterday.
i bought a lumia 520 from them recently, the display might be good but the staff are less than clueless...
also, my sales receipt says i bought a Galaxy Ace, I saw her scan the box, the 520 is just coded into the system that way.
So sales figures will be a touch skewed but i hope they keep up the campaign.