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  1. Support alternative browsers like Opera Mobile

    Many other users of Opera and Windows Phone 7 owners are looking into this, and I hope for them to vote supporting this suggestion to get your attention.

    Thanks for opening this contact channel Microsoft, it's great to see you're looking for feedback. I wish contacting you about other products was that easy.

    6,788 votes
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      168 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        180 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow installation of apps from Store without setting up "My Family"

        Kindly allow people of age 13 and above to use the phone to it's fullest (by which I mean downloading apps from Windows Phone Store) without requiring parents having to setup "My Family" in cases where the parents have not set Windows Live Family Safety integration. This is perfectly doable (I don't know of any any law that dispermits it), and if I am correct is done by the rivalling mobile platforms.

        2,041 votes
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          712 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Windows Phone users to delete unwanted items from their App Purchase History.

          Over time this list will increase making it increasingly difficult to locate apps for reinstall. The ability to remove unwanted entries will help this issue.

          1,206 votes
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            24 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Marketplace, Zune, Xbox Live and Bing services for Slovakia

            Enable Marketplace, Zune, Xbox Live and Bing services for Slovakia.

            646 votes
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              72 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Delete App Installation Files

              I find WP8 won't delete app installation files, even if you unstall them. Those installation files occupy "other" space. The problem becomes poorer as user installs more apps. A big problem is WP8 uses only "free" space to decide whether or not user can install new app and add video, music, ... even if "other" space has many space to be released.

              Please provide a function for WP8 to delete the app installation files!

              597 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dont allow to publish same application multiple times with Name/Language changes only

                In the marketplace we can find applications like this:
                http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/apps/54535879-74c7-4570-a7f3-2972f9b61d1a
                and this:
                http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/apps/30ac71f8-a773-41ab-afce-979b909c2766
                and this:
                http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/apps/12e32db6-1a44-4886-8bb1-44d14eab1705
                and finally this:
                http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/apps/00251d6d-36f6-40aa-a566-965f225e84d6

                All are the same application, from the same publisher, and all have been published the same exact day. The unique different feature in all 4 apps is the language, spanish, english, french...
                Please vote to not allow to publish apps with the same exact code, only changing the language or the rss feed, or the url of source, it only damage Windows Phone Marketplace.

                593 votes
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                  44 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • XBOX/Zune Region Change

                  Allow users to change their counrty/region to other exisiting ones after moving countries so they can add/update credit card details. new gamer/zunetag is a solution

                  477 votes
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                    47 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support option to pay for apps and games in marketplace on your mobile or prepaid account

                    it's more easier than using credit card, and it's real money......

                    445 votes
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                      21 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • the ability to check for updates on the marketplace app

                      i would like it if i could check for updates for my phone apps this would be a great feautre iphone has it and android has it its time for windows phone to have it

                      412 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to turn off the 20 MB restriction when downloading Marketplace apps via cellular data connection.

                        Somewhere in the settings we need to be able to turn off the 20MB block on downloading Marketplace apps over the cellular data connection. I have an unlimited data plan and connect over 4G, so neither size nor time is a concern for me. Moreover, we do not have a home internet connection - my phone powers all of the internet in our house through it's data connection! Sometimes WiFi is just not an option, and there are times when it's just not necessary. I want to be able to download my apps when and how I want. I don't…

                        411 votes
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                          32 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Password or pin for Marketplace purchases

                          It's far too easy to accidentally buy apps or music from the marketplace. A password or pin number should be required to prevent accidental purchases.

                          402 votes
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                            34 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Actively remove junk from the Store

                            http://oneslash.postach.io/microsoft-please-clean-your-store-from-junk

                            Having recently read the above article, I 100% agree with what the author is saying. Do not let new and inexperienced users get mislead by all this junk in the store. Many apps in the store provide no actual function or are pathetic and blatant clones of other applications (Facebook example). I understand the idea of user choice and having other options available but this garbage must be reflecting badly on the overall marketplace.

                            371 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • One global Marketplace

                              I see different posts about marketplace here and their but my suggestion is totally different and for all users and developers benefits.
                              Current marketplace is based on country location with a lot limitations. Too many apps which is available in one country is not available on other countries. Windows phone users with valid credit card can't purchase apps if their credit card issues in their country and they live in another country for business reasons. There are many reasons prevent people to purchase apps freely and smoothly.
                              Currently, users do not see valid comments on other country marketplace about an…

                              332 votes
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                                22 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • nokia lumia call recorder

                                I work as a journalist. In my old n95 8gb it was easy to record interviews. I need kind of call recorder in my new nokia lumia 800... Put solmethinng like that into the marketplace, it will be very useful for me.

                                320 votes
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                                  48 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Subway surfers

                                  Subway Surfers game has to be in this market!!!

                                  182 votes
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                                    29 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow app purchases via separate Live ID

                                    I would like Windows Phone to behave like iOS/iTunes in that, it should allow app/content purchases via a second (non-default) Live ID.

                                    174 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow redownload of purchased apps delisted in Marketplace

                                      If I bought an app in Marketplace and it gets delisted (like PES 2011, Star Wars Cantina,...) there is no way to redownload it anymore, for example when moving to a new phone or when my phone crashes (or just accidentally deleting the app for example to reset its settings).

                                      This is really VERY bad practice since I payed good money for that app and there is no way besides Marketplace downloading to move an app from one phone of mine to another.

                                      This should also include free apps "bought" by installing them.

                                      170 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 155 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please add Syria to Market Place support and purchase

                                          In Syria we don't have any supporting for purchasing from Windows Phone Store.. Please add Syria to your supporting list.

                                          Please every body vote to this idea just for Syria.

                                          Best Regards

                                          151 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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