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Topic # 123313 3-Jul-2013 09:26
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Hi all, 

I just bought one and all in all I am very happy with it. 

As usual there are some little things which are always a learning curve for a new phone. 

Today's one is this:

At work I leave the ringer off so as not to annoy my colleagues which is all good. but sometimes I will get messages or calls when I'm not at my desk. On my previous phone a little LED would flash if I had a waiting message or unanswered call. 

Can someone enlighten me as to the equivalent on a Lumia? 




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  Reply # 848566 3-Jul-2013 09:34
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Not possible atm as there are no notification LED's on the Lumia's. Both me and wife have a Lumia 720. Mine is parallel imported but my wife's is from TheWarehouse. Her's has started to hang quite a bit but mine has no issues.




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  Reply # 848568 3-Jul-2013 09:37
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Thanks for that, stops me looking for something that isn't there.

Guess, it is time to find a work around.




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  Reply # 848570 3-Jul-2013 09:45
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billgates: Not possible atm as there are no notification LED's on the Lumia's. Both me and wife have a Lumia 720. Mine is parallel imported but my wife's is from TheWarehouse. Her's has started to hang quite a bit but mine has no issues.
I got mine form the Warehouse and really wanted to support Windows Phone but looks like will go back to Android.  My Lumioa is a month old and apart from standard nokia apps   I have wd remote , nz herald app, quick shopping app and 4u2stream.  Media on microsd card and photos save to micro sd.   Now I constantly get out of storage messages. Reading goolge search it seems to be a common problem with Windows Phone and no fix in sight.  Looking in storage in settings it is all in other and no way of finding what is clogging it up




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Gilco2:I got mine form the Warehouse and really wanted to support Windows Phone but looks like will go back to Android.  My Lumioa is a month old and apart from standard nokia apps   I have wd remote , nz herald app, quick shopping app and 4u2stream.  Media on microsd card and photos save to micro sd.   Now I constantly get out of storage messages. Reading goolge search it seems to be a common problem with Windows Phone and no fix in sight.  Looking in storage in settings it is all in other and no way of finding what is clogging it up


Storage Check under settings details which apps etc is clogging up the space. You can also try clearing temp files under storage check.




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  Reply # 848583 3-Jul-2013 09:57
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Gilco2:I got mine form the Warehouse and really wanted to support Windows Phone but looks like will go back to Android.  My Lumioa is a month old and apart from standard nokia apps   I have wd remote , nz herald app, quick shopping app and 4u2stream.  Media on microsd card and photos save to micro sd.   Now I constantly get out of storage messages. Reading goolge search it seems to be a common problem with Windows Phone and no fix in sight.  Looking in storage in settings it is all in other and no way of finding what is clogging it up


Storage Check under settings details which apps etc is clogging up the space. You can also try clearing temp files under storage check.
storage check which only just arrived a week ago shows 4.2GB Media and Files.  Only thing is my media files are on microsd and only a total of 2GB. 
Temp files is only 17MB.
  Apart from this they are nice phones and I actually like the Windows Phone 8 UI. 




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  Reply # 848701 3-Jul-2013 12:57
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crackrdbycracku: Hi all, 

At work I leave the ringer off so as not to annoy my colleagues which is all good. but sometimes I will get messages or calls when I'm not at my desk. On my previous phone a little LED would flash if I had a waiting message or unanswered call. 

Can someone enlighten me as to the equivalent on a Lumia? 


There's no LED of course, but you'll have already found up to half a dozen notification counters at the bottom of the the lock screen. These are configurable and will tell you if you had a call, or whatever you decide you want there. If you have skipped past the lock screen then there is of course the live tile. And if you are already in the phone app, then you'll find missed called highlighted.

And you've probably found the quick way to turn the ringer off is to press a volume button and then tap top right. This can be done from the lock screen or anywhere.
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  Reply # 848721 3-Jul-2013 13:19
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crackrdbycracku: Hi all, 

I just bought one and all in all I am very happy with it. 

As usual there are some little things which are always a learning curve for a new phone. 

Today's one is this:

At work I leave the ringer off so as not to annoy my colleagues which is all good. but sometimes I will get messages or calls when I'm not at my desk. On my previous phone a little LED would flash if I had a waiting message or unanswered call. 

Can someone enlighten me as to the equivalent on a Lumia? 


Just check for messages.



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  Reply # 848773 3-Jul-2013 14:17
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New phone. New learning curve.

I have checked and many people consider it an issue that if you leave you phone and then come back to it there is nothing to alert you to the fact you have a message waiting unless you turn the screen on. I'm going to get used to checking regularly.

It appears there is a push for the an optional setting to get the Windows button to light up but no idea when this will happen.

Apart from that I am really happy with the phone and Windows Phone in particular. It is simple and straightforward in a way Android wasn't.




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  Reply # 848946 3-Jul-2013 21:00
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crackrdbycracku:
I have checked and many people consider it an issue that if you leave you phone and then come back to it there is nothing to alert you to the fact you have a message waiting unless you turn the screen on. I'm going to get used to checking regularly.

I agree it most annoying not having a notification and have to open the lock screen to find out.

It appears there is a push for the an optional setting to get the Windows button to light up but no idea when this will happen.

I believe Nokia are planning on an update to add double tap to wake up and a lock screen clock, perhaps notifications will be included as well.

http://www.wpcentral.com/exclusive-look-nokia-double-tap-awake-clock-lumia-920

Apart from that I am really happy with the phone and Windows Phone in particular. It is simple and straightforward in a way Android wasn't.

I find it better to use than Android too.




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The trouble with having a notification light for many these days is that it would never be off. In the old days there were just calls, but now there are dozens of notifications all the time, so it needs more granular sorting than just a single light.

Regarding the upcoming Nokia clock when off feature.. that won't work with backlit LCD displays. I imagine they will probably include notifications for screens that support it... or they'll go with the start button light.



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For me the main transition from Android is that with Android whatever you wanted to do you could probably find a way to do it, often an app that would do what you want.

You could configure the phone so that an LED came on when a call was ringing, waiting. What colour you wanted the LED (choice of three) or no lights at all. Same thing with ringtones, you have a song on the SD card or phone, that can be your ringtone or your wake up alarm if that's what you want.

There were downsides to this as far as I am concerned.

First, I spent a lot of time configuring and reconfiguring my phone when I have better things to do. There was just so much stuff to customise; Wallpaper, Themes, new additions. Sometimes it felt like I was renovating a house. My Windows phone home screen barely needs scrolling and I have everything I need, right there.

Secondly, not everything worked as it should. I found the Outlook.com and Skydrive experiences very unsatisfying (Yes, I know about Gmail and Google Drive but I prefer Outlook.com/Skydrive) and these were my deal breakers. With Windows Phone if it is there, it works.

Thirdly, the range of choices actually made doing simple things harder. Would I like to view this movie trailer in YouTube, the browser (standard or Dolphin), or IMDB? Ahh!

I moved to Windows Phone for a simpler experience and that is what I am getting. Some new things to learn but on the whole I'm happy with the decision.




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  Reply # 849069 4-Jul-2013 08:56
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You would also have this issue with an iPhone. No blinking light on them.




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robax: The trouble with having a notification light for many these days is that it would never be off. In the old days there were just calls, but now there are dozens of notifications all the time, so it needs more granular sorting than just a single light.


Nokia did it very simply with the N9. You could see by looking at the black (Blank) screen what the notification was, as there was a different symbol for each one.  Not hard at all and very very handy.  I guess if you've never used it you don't miss it. I find it annoying to have to open the lock screen to see any notifications.




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  Reply # 849223 4-Jul-2013 12:48
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Technofreak:
robax: The trouble with having a notification light for many these days is that it would never be off. In the old days there were just calls, but now there are dozens of notifications all the time, so it needs more granular sorting than just a single light.


Nokia did it very simply with the N9. You could see by looking at the black (Blank) screen what the notification was, as there was a different symbol for each one.  Not hard at all and very very handy.  I guess if you've never used it you don't miss it. I find it annoying to have to open the lock screen to see any notifications.


Yep, cept that won't work with an LCD... they're reintroducing that soon for some phones though.

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  Reply # 851219 8-Jul-2013 20:37
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where did everyone buy there 720 from...... expansys still best price or value basket had them for 379 anyone using them on telecom brought from over seas? still considering this phone, Is as good as u hoped it would be...>>




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