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    • jolizzie
    • By jolizzie 5th Jun 17, 5:37 PM
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    Smart phone for total beginner
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    • 5th Jun 17, 5:37 PM
    Smart phone for total beginner 5th Jun 17 at 5:37 PM
    I have a Microsoft lumina smartphone with sim only from plusnet but haven't a clue about terminology
    What is 4G
    Can I access internet and use a something to give me directions whilst driving
    Help I'm a silver surfer so in plain language please
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
    I have a Microsoft lumina smartphone with sim only from plusnet but haven't a clue about terminology
    What is 4G
    Can I access internet and use a something to give me directions whilst driving
    Help I'm a silver surfer so in plain language please
    Originally posted by jolizzie
    4G is just fast mobile internet access.

    As for Sat Nav. you may have an app for this already.
    I looked on the Microsoft store and saw a few.
    eg

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/maps-for-lumia-premium/9nblggh3ntn7
    • almillar
    • By almillar 6th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
    You've got a Windows smartphone. It's 'Lumia' by the way, and there's a number after that to tell you what the model really is.
    4G is a mobile communications system - it's the best at the moment and gives the fastest data speed when away from WiFi. Your phone will have WiFi, and you should use it when possible (at home, in cafes etc) instead of using up the 4G data you get on your SIM.
    Yes, you can access internet. I'm sure there's an internet browser, maybe something called Internet Explorer or Edge on your phone. I'm sure it'll also have a sat nav app - it might have 'Here' or 'Here Maps' built in, which goes back to Nokia days and is apparently good, and should include directions.
    Have a poke round the phone and ask any questions, hopefully someone that actually has a Lumia will appear...
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 6th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
    • #4
    • 6th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
    I have a Microsoft lumina smartphone with sim only from plusnet but haven't a clue about terminology
    What is 4G
    Can I access internet and use a something to give me directions whilst driving
    Help I'm a silver surfer so in plain language please
    Originally posted by jolizzie
    Due to the size of the screen I'd consider getting a standalone satnav for the car.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 6th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
    Due to the size of the screen I'd consider getting a standalone satnav for the car.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Not at all. The built in Navigation is excellent. Have used it all over the world with it's 4" screen.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 6th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
    I have a Microsoft lumina smartphone with sim only from plusnet but haven't a clue about terminology
    What is 4G
    Can I access internet and use a something to give me directions whilst driving
    Help I'm a silver surfer so in plain language please
    Originally posted by jolizzie
    Which Life Mobile/PlusNet tariff?
    Nokia Lumia(which number)?

    My Lumia has excellent integrated SatNav and maps and it was their most basic model.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 6th Jun 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 7:36 PM
    Not at all. The built in Navigation is excellent. Have used it all over the world with it's 4" screen.
    Originally posted by WAYT
    I didn't say it doesn't work, it may be brilliant (although I wouldn't touch a Windows phone with a barge-pole). The OP is a 'silver surfer' (their words) and I'm guessing they don't have the same eyesight as when they were in their twenties.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 7th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 7th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 7th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
    Due to the size of the screen
    What screen? I haven't seen what model of phone we're talking about here yet.

    Microsoft lumia is better thank nokia lumia ??
    Microsoft bought Nokia. If it's a Microsoft Lumia, it's newer than a Nokia Lumia, and better specwise you would generalise.
    • macman
    • By macman 7th Jun 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 7th Jun 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 7th Jun 17, 4:36 PM
    Unfortunately you bought into the wrong OS. Windows phones have far fewer apps than either Android or iOS. I'd be surprised if Microsoft were still in this market in a couple of years.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • anajames
    • By anajames 8th Jun 17, 2:14 PM
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    I have been looking at the newly launched Nokia 6. Not quite expensive either. I think for a beginner and someone who wants to explore things can give a shot at this.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 9th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    Windows phone are some of the more difficult phones to use in my experience. For anybody considering buying one ask about repairs. Last I'd heard MS had withdrawn accreditation from all UK repair centres and were forcing warranty repairs to be done in Eastern Europe with a turnround time of 4 weeks or so.
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