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  1. Xbox Avatar on Lock Screen

    It would be nice if there was an option to display my Xbox avatar on the phone lock screen.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • want to block a number from calling me and texting

      Please I need an app to block someone from calling me and texting me orange are useless and said there is an app the only one I can find is Chinese and doesn't work

      Can't believe on this phone there is no facility to do this

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        0 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change custom message tone

        Change my own tone

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Tap to Pay / EE Cash on Tap

            With Windows Phone supporting payment SIMs for 'Tap to Pay' would be good to see more networks adding Wallet-integrated support for Windows Phone. EE in the UK for example have 'Cash on Tap' - but it's only currently on Android phones.

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            • Create an SDK that does not need visual studio installed

              So we can build apps on a build server

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              • Ability to turn off push notifications within a time period

                Provide the ability to set a time period where push notifications are turned off or silenced (no vibration either). For example I wouldn't want to be woken up to a barrage of Twitter notifications in the middle of the night, so I'd like to be able to turn them off between 0:00 AM and 08:00 AM.

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                  0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make windows 10 better for one hand use

                  One of the best Windows Phone's feature is ability to use the phone with one hand. But in windows 10 Microsoft Added Hamburger menu which makes Windows 10 hard to use with one hand.
                  This is my idea to improve the Windows 10 UI.
                  (You can see there is no button at the top in phone UI.)
                  http://i.imgur.com/iHHXPyM.jpg?1

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Option to search a number in phone book

                    Can you please provide an additional option to search a "Number" in phone book, Current search option supports only text (name) search i.e we can only search the contacts by name.

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                      0 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Pepperplate Recipe application

                      This application is available on Windows 8 Store but not for the mobile store. Seems pointless not to have this available on my phone, which is the device I would use in the grocery store with the planners and shopping lists.

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                        1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • please include microsoft live meeting for windows phone

                        Please develop microsoft live meeting for Windows8 phone. This feature would would be a feather in microsoft's hat considering its mobile advantages.

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                        • Please add a call recording option in the lumia devices

                          My previous android phones does support call recording ...... but now my new lumia does not support it too!! ...... I really am happy that I switched to a lumia ...... but pls add this little handy feature in windows's future updates

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                            1 comment  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • NFC wearable ring, watch, or necklace for 2 factor authentication.

                            or keychain item. Something you have, and something you know. I believe that is the saying. Maybe even for simple authentication or continuous unlock while holding the device and in NFC communication. Walk away from phone and it locks.

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                              0 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a app which monitors both data and call usage that is not carrier exclusive.

                              Add an app like DataSense that is not carrier exclusive. The app would be VERY useful to a lot of people with certain plans that they don't want to blow. Hopefully simillar to the counters app provided by nokia which isn't supported by WP8 devices.

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                              • Show middle name during on incoming call screen

                                In countries where people talk to each other using First Name + Middle Name (for example, Russia), it's very important. Especially, during Business calls.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 11 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 强烈要求开发五笔输入法 一日没有五笔输入法 我绝不买wp8手机 并且你们一定无法在中国市场成功

                                    强烈要求开发五笔输入法 一日没有五笔输入法 我绝不买wp8手机 并且你们一定无法在中国市场成功

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                                      0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please made zune player and windows phone support .wav file!

                                      I'm a musician, and I do recording too. It's very hard for me not able to import .wav file into my windows phone, I have to convert it to other format every time. If the feature is supported, I would save a lot of times.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 11 votes
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                                        • Allow pdf attachments to be added to email

                                          Hi,
                                          We are only able to attach photos from the Photos tile. Pls allow pdf's to be attached from the adobe reader app. Similarly other items need to be attached from the compose email-> Add attachment options, but it only opens Photos. Kindly create a link wherein all the files on the phone can be shown and the required file can be selected as an attachment. This thing is very annoying and I use my laptop all the time whenever i have to attach pdf's. Also, pls make forwarding of a mail with attachment to be a bit more flexible.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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