Summary: I spent eighty dollars on this phone. Let me tell ya what I think. This phone wasn't worth the money. One it won't update to 8.1. Unless you do it manually. Which you need a Windows 8 computer to do. They say it works for any carrier which is true.
Huawei has abandoned support for their Windows phones.
Benjamin H., Amazon
1 April 2015
Summary: I suggest anyone considering buying ANY Huawei Windows phone do some research before you buy. Huawei has abandoned ALL support for their Windows phones. They have refused to pass ANY of the 3 updates to the operating system to the carriers.
Did Not Work with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone Plan (Confirmed by Straight Talk)
29 December 2014
Summary: Purchased in: 2014. Bought for: Myself, to use with Straight Talk with their Bring Your Own Phone Plan. Pros: The Huawei Ascend W1 - Windows 8 Smartphone - Unlocked, is a decent quality phone, and for the price I really have no complaints on the quality of the product.
Summary: Beware, this is the International model of this phone. After hours , and HOURS, of trying to get this phone to work, I found out that this is an International phone and you can not add the APN number. Many of the functions that are advertised with this phone are not functional.