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I Plan to Stick Around
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Windows phones no longer available in my area

I live in Thunder Bay Ontario, where Rogers is partnered with and supplies phones for Tbaytel.

 

My wife is eligible to upgrade to a new device, so I went to get her a Lumia 1020. Checked with every outlet and no Windows phones are in stock or able to be ordered. At the end of life cycle I was told.

 

Not sure what to do now. I only want a Windows phone. Hopefully new models will come out soon. At least her old Lumia 900 is still going strong.

 

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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Windows phones no longer available in my area

Nokia Canada has stated that new devices will be announced very soon. I assume sometime in August. The Lumia 635 will likely be available on Rogers in a few weeks.

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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Windows phones no longer available in my area

If you really want a Lumia 1020, you can still get an unlocked one directly from the Microsoft Online store for 549$ CDN.

 

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Re: Windows phones no longer available in my area

Waiting for the 1030 will be worth it.

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I'm a Reliable Contributor
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Re: Windows phones no longer available in my area

Good Day!

 

I would suggest keeping the Lumia 900 for as long as you can as there are rumours that a Windows 10 flagship device may be announced at the Mobile World Congress in March. There are also rumours that the phones may be available in the early summer (May-June rumours). It might be different for us Canadians however and the release may be later.

 

I myself was thinking of using my upgrade to get the Lumia 830 (only windows phone "budget flagship" offered" but after doing some research I felt that my Lumia 920 performed the same if not better and that I would just be wasting my upgrade. I also thought of buying a windows phone outright, but that is expensive.

 

If the Lumia 900 doesn't last until the windows 10 release, I would recommend buying a cheaper windows phone like the Lumia 520 or Lumia 620 online cheap to bridge that gap until the 10 release and then use your upgrade for a Flagship model. You can get a unlocked Lumia 520 on www.expansys.ca for $138.

 

http://www.expansys.ca/nokia-lumia-520-unlocked-white-247071/

 

http://www.expansys.ca/nokia-lumia-630-dual-sim-unlocked-8gb-green-263156/

 

Here is a windows phone for $79  - you would just have to check to make sure that the device would support the network.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/Unlocked-BLU-Win-Jr/productID.310918400

 

Hope that helps!