Microsoft turns off Push Notifications for WP7.5, 8.0, wrests phones from cold dead hands

There are some users who are determined to continue using their Windows Phones until they fall apart, saying they would never transition to any other mobile operating system no matter how many apps leave the system as long as they still have their Live Tiles.

Microsoft has just taken a step to test those promises, as they informed users that Push Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will be turned off tomorrow, the 20/2/2018.

They write:

On February 20, 2018, Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications. Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates. The “Find my phone” feature will no longer locate your phone. Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time.

For now Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile is OK, but it is surely just a question of time, as even Windows 10 Mobile has exited mainstream support in January this year.

In general, we recommend readers still on Windows Phone form an orderly queue to their local phone shop and make the jump before they get pushed.

Via the WC

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