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  1.    28 Jun 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Just being curious. Who offers that phone plan?
    Here in Germany? Telekom, Vodafone, O2, E-Plus, and I believe Debitel.
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  2.    28 Jun 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    That article is from: April 2014. It's not correct.
    Jeff
    Yes, it is... Do you have a link that contradicts the quoted article?
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  3.    28 Jun 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    Yes, it is... Do you have a link that contradicts the quoted article?
    This is from 2015 not 2014..
    Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users | PCWorld

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  4.    28 Jun 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    And where does it say that Microsoft will charge for Windows Phone 10 to smartphone OEMs? It does not...

    It does say that the upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1 to 10 will be free, same as it was from Windows Phone 8.0 to 8.1 on my smartphone. And no, there's no pop-up windows or anything else on my smartphone that asks me to reserve my copy of of Windows Phone 10...
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  5.    28 Jun 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    And where does it say that Microsoft will charge for Windows Phone 10 to smartphone OEMs? It does not...

    It does say that the upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1 to 10 will be free, same as it was from Windows Phone 8.0 to 8.1 on my smartphone. And no, there's no pop-up windows or anything else on my smartphone that asks me to reserve my copy of of Windows Phone 10...
    I thought you were referring to the part of the article where it states that Windows would not be free for PC's.
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  6.    28 Jun 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Here in Germany? Telekom, Vodafone, O2, E-Plus, and I believe Debitel.
    I was curious because my contract runs out in October and I'm not sure if i want to switch or stay with AT&T.
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  7.    28 Jun 2015 #17
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    Over here in the telecommunications department you have a very broad spectrum of choices, so prices and service is pretty good. Even my mobile broadband USB get pretty good up/download speeds compared to other place in the world(7.2 Mb/s downlosd and 2 Mb/s up)
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  8.    28 Jun 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Over here in the telecommunications department you have a very broad spectrum of choices, so prices and service is pretty good. Even my mobile broadband USB get pretty good up/download speeds compared to other place in the world(7.2 Mb/s downlosd and 2 Mb/s up)
    I'm not sure if I can get better service and a better plan if I switch carriers. I'm checking out different options in case I do decide to upgrade in October. One good thing by the middle of October I won't be locked into a contract and can do what ever I want.
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  9.    28 Jun 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I thought you were referring to the part of the article where it states that Windows would not be free for PC's.
    Nope... My comments were related to the Windows Phone OS and its cost to OEMS. The WaaS for this platform does not make much sense, if the OS is given away for free, but it makes sense for the desktop platform.

    The free upgrade for desktop platform actually emphasis that the upgrade is good for the life of the hardware, where it is installed. While MS had been lenient with moving previous versions of OS licensing, that may change with W10 and will be enforced more in line with the WaaS agreement.

    That's provided that the hardware qualifies for the free upgrade,which at times does not:

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  10.    28 Jun 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Here is a way of looking at Windows as a Service(WaaS)--- You want the newest smart phone but can#t afford it to buy out right, so you go to a carrier and sign a two year contract. Now, there are one of two types. 1
    1. You signup for a phone and after 2 years, if you want the newest phone, you have to sign a new 2 year contract(Old Windows version model)

    2. You signup for a phone and after 2 years, if you want the newest phone, you trade the old one for a newer , and stay on the contract you have(WaaSb where Windows new features and technology(for your specific version of course) are added without having to buy a new OS or key).
    In the U.S. we have prepaid where we can add minutes to keep the phone activated. I know that a fact because I use one it only cost me about $10.00 USD every two months. No requirements to keep the phone activate unless you want to keep the number the minutes expire in four months unless you add money.
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