Summary: After a year and 4 months of owning this phone, I've encountered a slew of problems during my ownership period. From sim card read error messages, to text not going through, and the most recent issue of the phone randomly shutting down. All of my issues have been hardware based and I would recommend a Nokia if you want a Windows phone.
Summary: First of all, the good. It's a good phone and I love windows 8. It is my second wp8 phone after the lumia 620 which broke down just out of warranty. Also, it's a beautiful looking phone. The basics work fine such as phone and internet (via cellular and wifi) on ptel. But, it's the Telstra (Australian operator) version. That means the bloatware is more annoying than usual, as it doesn't work. Also, some odd things about the ROM and a potential battery issue.
Summary: I love this phone, and the operating system is actually pretty nice seeing as I came from iPhone. However, since the day I got the phone, I have been having random reboot problems 6 or more times a day. I'll be using it and it will all of the sudden turn off and back on. I've looked for solutions, tried updating it as much as possible, and even wiped and reinstalled twice - all to no avail.
Summary: I took this phone to the Verizon Store and already have an account. I was unable to get my email accounts added to the phone. The phone looks great; however, it is difficult to understand, and I have Windows 8.1 on a laptop. The phone was extremely hot as I charged it. I would not recommend it.
Summary: I hate buying phones online because you can't be too sure of what you're going to get. I bought the phone with high hopes because my iPhone was taking a crap. When I ordered this phone, I was expecting to get a package in the mail containing a brand new, in the box phone ready to be activated with the books that would normally come with it. But that's not what I got.
Excerpt: I was super excited to get this phone, but a few months after i got it, it started doing weird stuff. twice it started vibrating constantly for about a minute and i couldn't control any of the buttons. and about once a week it would start flipping through a bunch of apps i didn't select. It has hung up on a conversation.
Summary: I would of given it 4 stars but the seller BLUTEKUSA didn't send me the phone with its original packaging, instead it came in a generic box, with no manual. I purchased this phone as new so I expect it to come in its original conditions and sealed. No problems with the phone, everything seems okay so far.