Dating before Microsoft took over Lumia from Nokia was Lumia Voices a marketing programme that amongst other things arranged trials of Lumia phones for enthusiast and interest users. It enabled people to try out new Lumia phones before purchasing devices on a short loan period. They also provided marketing, user help and education.
I always found them very helpful in arranging trial devices for reviews and I they also reached out to regular users and business getting Lumia phones in to people’s hands.
Microsoft have sent emails out today confirming that the programme is to close April 12th. It isn’t surprising that it is closing but it is a shame.
We are writing to tell you that the Lumia Voices programme will close on April 12th 2016. After a truly amazing few years, it’s now time for our wonderful community to embrace the benefits of being part of the wider Microsoft family.
So, please do follow @Lumia and @Microsoft on Twitter and Instagram, where you’ll find all the latest news. You can also subscribe to our newsletter [http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/sign-up/ ] and our Lumia Help+Tips app [https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/apps/lumia-help-tips/9wzdncrfhwvf], to receive useful updates and insights, on a regular basis.
Most importantly, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work throughout the years. You’ve been an inspiration and your contribution to the programme enabled Lumia Voices to thrive and impact people’s lives in a very positive way. You truly are the backbone of this community and we really appreciate your dedication and loyalty during the time we’ve worked together.
If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to get in touch
Once again, thank you for everything!
The Lumia Voices Team