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We're back for another exciting week in Windows Phone news--we take your questions, discuss new software and go over this weeks major events. T-Mobile gets the Nokia Lumia 710, Daniel gets a new pillow, Jay talks about is Lumia 800 and both debate if British food is any good.
Listen above or watch the whole thing below in HD. Show notes after the break!
- Lumia 710 Launch event
- Verizon draws a line in the sand with Microsoft? (opens in new tab)
- The Xbox Live companion App (and it's troubles)
- We talk about Microsoft's iOS offerings
- Final Mission: to scam people
- The SMS bug (and fix)
- A lot of Xbox Live games this week! (opens in new tab)
- Win a Focus S!
- The Dark Lumia Rises (opens in new tab)
- Jay's first week with the Lumia 800 - does it match Harry McCracken's?
- HTC makes two (opens in new tab) "best" lists (opens in new tab)
- Rolling thunder!
- Comments from last week
- Live questions
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I was listening to the podcast and had a few comments about the discussion about verizon wanting to push people to LTE as a money grab.
1. VZW (unlike sprint) does not charge extra for 4g service. There are 4g specific plans but they are the same price as the 3g plans and are there so that the right provisioning features are set up on that line so the devices can access the respective 4g network.
2. VZW has stated publicly that they want to move voice traffic from the inneficient circuit switched 1xrtt network over to a more efficient voice over lte platform once that goes live. The only way that will work is if manufacturers start refining their lte device offerings. With the lead time to get a device out there being as much as 2 years, that needs to be starting now.
3. 3g networks are overloaded. They were launched almost 8 years ago when very few had smartphones, and those data cards were rare to see too. Now that just about everyone has or wants a smartphone, tablet or data card these networks are at or exceeding capacity in many areas. AT&T is the one with the most news coverage about it but everyone is feeling the pinch. It makes sense that for everyone that moves to a 4g network (LTE or wimax) then that clears more room on the old 3g networks for those that havent made the switch yet. This is why data cards always get released before phones when new networks launch is because they tend to use the network the most.
Just wondering if you know of any video streaming services coming to WP. Noticed tvcatchup doesn't work and no 4od or iPlayer app in the UK and Netflix is only US based at the moment.
would love some video streaming options but only have youtube at the moment.
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