The announcement over the weekend that windows phones were now “dead” sounded severe, but the truth is that Microsft only means they won’t be updating them any longer. So does this mean your windows phone is obsolete? Not quite.
Not updating doesn’t mean the phone suddenly doesn’t work anymore, it just means they are discontinuing the product. If you have a cell plan with a provider already, then you don’t need to do anything. And since Microsoft did say that they would continue to send bug fixes, that pretty much means you are ultimately secure and still fine to use the operating system for now.
But what if you wanted to get a new phone and are stuck with this old one that will never be updated again?
Here are 6 Ways you can still get the most bang for your buck from your windows phone, despite the discouragement you may be reading in the news lately.