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  1. 42,136 votes
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      842 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Field Test Net Monitoring

      We want a Field Test ( Net monitor ) for engineers & windows phone users with this feature:
      - All Information & channels towers
      - Manually selecting our favorite channels(ARFCN) towers option
      - Manually changing 2G, 3G & 4G option
      - & ...

      10,414 votes
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        257 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We do NOT want Android apps on WP

        Really a horrible idea just to think about putting Android apps on the UI of Windows Phone. The UI is unique, and the apps should be as well.
        The person(s) at MS coming up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves!!

        8,519 votes
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          316 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support custom themes with Skinery Tiles Pro

          Many users have asked for more customization for the look and feel of the start screen. Skinery Tiles Pro now supports custom themes for live tile apps with notifications and users have asked for stock apps such as Phone, People, Office, Settings, Messaging, Xbox, Calendar, Mail and Store to be included in Skinery.

          Skinery knows it is ridiculous and far-fetching to ask Microsoft to work with an indie developer. So even if Microsoft is not interested to link up to Skinery directly, can Microsoft allow stock apps to be launched using uri scheme?

          Skinery's dream is to help Windows Phone…

          5,486 votes
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            358 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow whatsapp (and other apps) to access video gallery

            Allow whatsapp (and other apps) to access video gallery.
            Now whatsapp can't send videofiles that are stored in phones gallery and it's because of wp limitations. This is critical and it should be fixed as soon as possible!

            4,965 votes
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              213 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sirius XM Satellite radio App

              Sirius XM Satellite Radio needs an official App for Windows Phone! The "unofficial" SiriusXM Buddy App stopped working in Sept 2012, and who knows if it will ever work again (Sirius changed their API).

              Now I switch SIM cards back into my old iPhone constantly just so I can listen to Sirius/XM on my phone.

              They have an app for iOS, android and even BlackBerry. I've reached out to them to ask; I'm not sure they are listening. Maybe you guys can help make it happen.

              3,443 votes
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                166 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Port IDM (Internet Download Manager) for WP

                Port and bring Windows version IDM for WP with all capabilities: Resume, Stop, Schedule, Queue, Refreshing download link address, Several connections and working in background.

                A powerful IDM for WP please!

                2,889 votes
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                  48 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2,562 votes
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                    235 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Instagram + Snapchat for windows phone 8 soon!!

                    I would switch to windows phone 8 right away if they got these two apps that I use daily on my smartphone

                    2,537 votes
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                      99 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Install XAP-Files without SD-Card

                      The new function for WP8 to install Apps using an SD-Card and the XAP-File that can be downloaded from the Online Store (PC) is NOT working for some WP8 devices! For example the Lumia 920 DOES NOT have a SD-Card Slot. Installing via SkyDrive and Email didn't work either. Please add a function to install these Apps via the internal memory for these devices.

                      2,400 votes
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                        155 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Game POU

                        good morning I want to see if you put the game on windows phone pou right now for android and this is like a tamagotchi please that this is a game that everyone with the now

                        2,173 votes
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                          197 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Much Better Windows Application for WP Management

                          No matter how much I adore WP and my Lumia 920, this thing is most disturbing and definitely MS needs to improve alot.

                          and I must say even Zune app for WP7 is not the right one too.
                          I want a much better and improved App for WP for it's own Windows platform with beauty and feature rich.

                          1. Able to Sync Music/Videos/Documents.
                          2. Manage Phone basic settings.
                          3. Custom Libraries to Sync files
                          4. In-built store navigation and app management from PC
                          5. Complete backup and restore from Windows app [PC]

                          and most importantly MS needs to check itself…

                          2,115 votes
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                            45 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2,082 votes
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                              202 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Tango client for Windows Phone

                              Tango-client for WP8 needed ASAP, missing Tango-client prevents many i- and A-users to replace they phones with WP8 phones

                              2,049 votes
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                                206 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please enable to download big files without Wifi

                                Lumia 920 is a LTE Phone. There are a lot of good contracts to use LTE and a big data volume. Please enable a choice (w/ or without Wifi) for the Lumia 920 User with the next update. Everybody should be able to make a decision if he wants to download big files from Store or Nokia Maps by Wifi oder mobile connection.

                                1,804 votes
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                                  329 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Resuming an app in multi-tasking

                                  When tapping an app from the start screen or app list which is alreading in multi-tasking it should resume not relaunch from the beginning

                                  1,496 votes
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                                    65 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat Apps: Make Available For WIndows Phone

                                    It would be fantastic if the Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat Apps were made available for the Windows Phone in the marketplace. It's kind of a bummer that I can't keep up with any of my friends without these apps.

                                    1,453 votes
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                                      22 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • موتمر يجمع عشاق الوندوزفون

                                      e Thousand ask you As lovers system and users and developers for Windows Phone in Iraq that held conference Windows Phone brings together enthusiasts and developers to Windows Phone from all over Iraq to the discussion and development of the system and take advantage of some of the other, and perhaps may not you take my request into consideration but I hope you we are just users , and we want conference brings us together and ask it and maybe I'm just a young man who is not a big person but I want you this because have loved your…

                                      1,214 votes
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                                        30 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save whatsapp videos with WP8

                                        Make it possible to save videos from whatsapp, whatsapp-support says it's a limitation of WP8 which they are not able to elude. make an update to fix this WP8-bug.

                                        1,094 votes
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                                          161 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • CALL recording facility should be there in Lumia 520 windows 8.

                                          Call recording Application should be there in Windows 8 Mobile like Nokia Lumia 520.

                                          1,080 votes
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                                            217 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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