1. honda811's Avatar
    This sucks

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-10-2016 06:45 AM
  2. Lee Power's Avatar
    Thats the way the backwards US mobile network providers treat there customers. Here in the civilised world people are free to buy a sim free / unlocked phone & just stick there sim card in it.
    01-10-2016 06:48 AM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    No, verizon offers many capable phones.
    01-10-2016 10:23 AM
  4. lankylars's Avatar
    It's tough for Verizon customers; because of their different radio technology, you're stuck having to buy CDMA-capable phones from them. You either have to deal with it, find the right time/promotion to incentivize you to leave, or hope that as advances to LTE technology continue to roll-out that LTE bands become universally compatible.
    RumoredNow and aximtreo like this.
    01-12-2016 01:23 PM
  5. FXi2's Avatar
    It is truly not a fun set of shoes to be in. I know.
    I truly wish there would be some reconciling, but does not seem probable at all. Guess it never did.
    Probably just let it play a few months, see how the new Qualcomm chipset improves things and then make your move based on a current 2016 generation product.
    02-05-2016 02:32 PM
  6. constantreader16's Avatar
    I am a former Verizon customer, I gladly switch to AT&T after having issues with an unlocked Android phone (could not use data while on the phone). Immediately after activation on AT&T my issues were resolved.

    I couldn't be happier on AT&T. I've seen no drop in service so far!
    RUCKUS_US likes this.
    02-05-2016 02:40 PM
  7. editter's Avatar
    I will be switching from Sprint to AT&T in a few months. I am excited for it but will be losing unlimited data which sucks a little.
    02-05-2016 03:06 PM
  8. nausky's Avatar
    The 950 was the final straw for me. I was pretty sick of never being able to get the phones I wanted. Now im a pretty happy cricket customer.
    02-05-2016 03:35 PM
  9. anon(8635265)'s Avatar
    The main trouble spot in my area now has full att lte so the service is working well so I am very tempted to switch and get the 950 now.
    02-06-2016 06:43 PM
  10. etphoto's Avatar
    Screw Verizon. The second I need a different phone i'll leave Verizon (who I have been with for 17 years) in a heart beat.

    Sent from my Surface 3
    RumoredNow, Crabber50 and aximtreo like this.
    02-06-2016 07:23 PM
  11. anon(8635265)'s Avatar
    Well I finally couldn't take it anymore and got the 950 and switched to att. Everything has been great so far. Very very glad I made the switch.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-13-2016 07:27 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    Rumor is HTC is releasing a Windows 10 phone. Curious if it'll be on Verizon. I'm sporting an M8 now and if they release a WM10 on Verizon I won't have to make the choice in switching carriers.

    Sent from my Surface 3
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-15-2016 10:52 AM
  13. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    Honestly tmobile and ATT have their crap together here in the states. Data speeds are way faster than Verizon from what I've seen. And coverage is basically everywhere now.
    02-15-2016 11:01 AM
  14. Nate Silver's Avatar
    T-mobile is basically 2G in my area, and AT&T non existent. Verizon is pretty much it, or US Cellular (who has even less windows phone options than Verizon).
    rambo47 likes this.
    02-15-2016 07:14 PM
  15. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    Dang, where the heck are you?
    02-15-2016 08:18 PM
  16. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    I hate the way Verizon does business, but their service has just been pretty rock solid for me.

    I had AT&T back in 2000-2002 or something and it was craptastic. I dropped calls daily around Los Angeles. Switched to Verizon and have had maybe 2 dropped calls ever. One thing that bothers me though is whenever I go to some big event for something, the internet comes to a near screeching halt due to the towers being overloaded while my friends on Sprint or AT&T have no issue.

    That being said, I'm ready to ditch Android and Verizon. Living in a large metro area, I have four carriers to choose from and three of them (not Sprint) all have good service blanketing the area here. Unfortunately, the 950 / 950xl aren't enough to get me to switch to a Windows device yet. I think a lot of people are living in "lack of app denial". I don't even use that many apps, but the few I do are nowhere to be found in the Windows store. If these rumors of the mack daddy of all Windows Phones (IE the "Surface Phone") are true, I hope it lives up to the hype and wins me over.
    02-16-2016 01:39 AM
  17. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Dang, where the heck are you?
    Northern Maine.
    02-16-2016 04:42 PM
  18. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    I will be switching from Sprint to AT&T in a few months. I am excited for it but will be losing unlimited data which sucks a little.

    Sprint OS trashhhhh compared to att! You're gonna be so happy. What's the point of unlimited data when its slow as hell?
    02-17-2016 09:35 PM
  19. rambo47's Avatar
    I'm thinking those that waited and stuck with Verizon instead of jumping to AT&T for the 950 are happy with their decision. All the reports of issues, with both the Lumia 950 and W10M, have given me reason to wait. As others have said, the Surface Phone is our next hope. All indications are that it will be released on ALL the major carriers.The 950 was just a placeholder for the SP anyway. Once SP comes out the 950 will be shunted to the back burner just like the Icon has been. There is a history of this kind of thing. The "flagship" Lumia 900 was out for a grand total of THIRTY-SEVEN days when owners learned there was no upgrade path to WM8. Waiting for the Surface Phone will be the right move, and Verizon will have it.
    dlowe23 likes this.
    05-16-2016 09:15 PM
  20. rambo47's Avatar
    The three most important things to consider when choosing a wireless carrier are:
    1. Network
    2. Network
    3. Network
    Switching carriers for no other reason than the latest smartphone is a baaaaaaad idea. A long time ago, in a neighborhood not so very far away, I was using a BlackBerry on AT&T. And I was happy. But then my old sentimental favorite phone company relaunched with a whole new device, new operating system, and all the promise of tomorrow. It was Palm, and they released the Palm Pre as a Sprint exclusive. You may (or may not) recall all the hype surrounding this new wonderphone. I was already a huge Palm fanboy, having used Treo phones since the 600. I didn't need to be hyped into getting the Pre - I was all in the moment it hit the streets. So I ported to Sprint, bought the Palm Pre, and was thrilled.............for about 15 minutes. The network sucked. Hard. The phone was an ergonomic nightmare with it's insanely small keyboard, and a grand total of 27 apps at launch for the newly minted WebOS. I believe they eventually got that app total up to about 35. So I went running back to BlackBerry while I rode out my new contract with Sprint. Eventually even that was too much so I paid a modest ETF and signed up with Verizon. Never looked back.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-18-2016 11:01 PM
  21. FXi2's Avatar
    Maine is one area I venture into frequently and the VZ coverage there is better. However ATT is both present in the more major areas and improving. But that is one place someone can say there is a difference in the two carriers and they are quite valid. Since my Icon is "working", and the 950/XL have outsourced, I'm sitting for the time being. I can say I have a wide variety of relatives and friends on ATT and they report great results. And ATT is still building out their network where VZ has pretty much said "what you see is what you get". So I'd expect over the life of the next 2-3 years on a phone ATT will likely be close to equivalent (sadly both in coverage and price) to VZ. So if you find you have to switch the difference is not as bad as it was years ago. And remember that CDMA is going to be killed off in a couple of years. That alone, and the royalties that are paid for having that compatibility, is something to weigh in on which carrier you go with. Remember those costs carry over to your costs and will be paid on devices of a given generation potentially even after the network is no longer in use. I tend to think the coverage in Maine for VZ will go down when CDMA dies.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    10-16-2016 12:01 PM

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