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BOA Dropping Windows Mobile Phone App

wp_ss_20150219_0002I am not a happy camper with both Bank of America (BOA) and Microsoft.

Earlier this month I started to receive the following message whenever I logged onto my BOA phone app from my Nokia Lumia 920 –>

So, what’s their definition of “soon”?

You have to go to the Windows Phone App store to find that in “early March 2015” they will stop supporting this app on the Windows Phone platform!

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I utilize the electronic check deposit feature of their phone l the time.

Their suggestion that I do my mobile checking through the browser is a farce, since their web site does not provide the capability of electronic check deposit.

Why am I upset with Microsoft? Because it appears that BOA is waling away from the Windows Phone platform, and I’m not hearing anything from Microsoft on this situation. If BOA walks, whose next? And what does that say about the future of the Windows Phone platform?

P.S. Now it looks like both BOA and Chase are moving away from the Windows Phone platform! click here

Nokia 920 Error Code 80048888

Today, my Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8 locked up on me again (see my prior blog post on the lock up issue).

However, after getting my phone restarted, my phone displayed the following error:

Error code 80048888
There is a problem with the certificate for {my mail domain}. Contact a support person on your service provider

I was able to resolve the issue by completely powering down my phone and restarting it. However, I found another post indicating that deleting and recreating your email account on your phone may also fix the issue.

Force reset of Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8

I purchased my new Nokia 920 on Friday November 9, 2012. On Wednesday Nov 21st, my phone is locked up and I cannot use it. All that appears on the screen is the “Nokia” logo. I rechecked my charger cord, and tried different cables and outlets.

On my Samsung Galaxy II tablet, I had encountered a similar issue, and discovered that I needed to hold the power button in for 13-15 seconds. So, I tried that with my Nokia phone. But holding it in for more than 30 seconds did not fix the issue.

So off I went to the AT&T store where I purchased the phone. The sales rep was surprisingly quick with the solution, which worked. He held in both the Volume key (5) and the Power/Lock key (6) simultaneously, for a full minute. This does a soft reset of the phone.

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Blogging from Windows Phone 8

I just installed the WordPress app on my new Nokia 920 phone. Let’s see how well it works!

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8 Desktop App

If you are running Windows 8 on your desktop computer, you can skip this post.

But if you’re like me, and you are still using Windows 7, and you purchased a Windows Phone 8, then you need to install the Windows Phone App for Desktop, a free download from Microsoft. Please note that as of this writing, this app is still considered Beta.

Go to http://www.windowsphonecom/en-US/how-to/wp8/windows-app-for-desktop

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Click on the Download now link

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Click Run –> I accept… –> Next –> Next –> Install. If everything goes smoothly, you can click Finish

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You can locate your Windows Phone app from the start menu:

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Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8

I don’t recall that I ever stood in line to buy anything on it’s release day. That is, not until Friday November 9, 2012, when I was the second person to go through the doors of our local AT&T store at 10am, and the first to purchase the brand new Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8.

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Brief background and history … I’ve been an AT&T/Cingular customer for as long as I can remember, maybe 20 years? The first smart phone I owned was the Cingular 8125 with a pull out keyboard that ran Windows Mobile 6.0.

After my 8125 died, I switched over to the iPhone 3, and then the iPhone 4. I really liked the iPhone 3, until it fell and broke. I was one of many who encountered the issue with cell phone reception and dropped calls on the iPhone 4, depending on where you held the phone. To their credit, Apple did send me a free bumper protector that minimized the issue.

But since June when I attended Microsoft’s 2012 Tech Ed conference in Orlando, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Windows Phone 8.

I’ll report on its performance and apps in later blogs.