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  1. mikepalma's Avatar
    Link for the 640 for $59 please!!
    11-07-2015 12:08 PM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    11-07-2015 12:44 PM
  3. Citizen X's Avatar
    I just wanted to squash some things. You guys have mostly come to the right conclusion on pricing with AT&T. A couple things I would like to add is that not everyone, even in a good credit situation, can afford to buy a phone outright. Even the 640XL is just out of reach for a normal phone buyer. AT&T does more for its customers by way of options than anyone else. Take Samsung exclusives for example. AT&T actually has to fight to get Samsung to bring these to the US. There are lots of phones on AT&T that you almost never heard of. AT&T just had a big marketing reset yesterday. Go look at that nice shiny Windows Phone support on the walls. They always have a wp on their collateral. Next is NEXT. AT&T premiered their financing plans with not one but two different plans. Now there is the even cooler NEXT 24 that is spread over 30 months. Eeeeeeeven cooler, there is now NEXT 12 w/down payment where you pay 30% down and spread the rest over 28 months, which makes the monthly about 60% of the NEXT 18 plan.
    Question though is will there be a way to get the Lumia 950 XL on contract? I know in the past you could get a contract phone through the Microsoft store.
    11-08-2015 11:13 AM
  4. cheesemoo's Avatar
    Also my experience... I am the manager of an AT&T store.
    Hmm, so can I get your friends and family discount?
    RumoredNow and Ed Boland like this.
    11-09-2015 12:14 PM
  5. MikeSo's Avatar
    If you want the phone, go buy the phone. Half of you, or more, are up to your eyeballs with credit and student loan debt im guessing. Youll whip out the CC for a new TV but having to buy a phone outright is outrageous... wow.
    It is a little weird that $700 upfront or on credit card for a phone that people use all the time, almost every hour of every day for a thousand things is considered, like you say, outrageous. However, even though the TV us used less, people don't usually replace TV's often. If it doesn't break, most people will have them a decade or longer. Whereas the cellphones have basically become objects that we're expected to replace every 2 years at most. That's what makes the cost seem higher for most, I think, even though we really get a lot more mileage out of phones than TVs these days (most of us).
    11-09-2015 01:06 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    It is a little weird that $700 upfront or on credit card for a phone that people use all the time, almost every hour of every day for a thousand things is considered, like you say, outrageous.
    No worries; we just like to use iPhone and Samsung Galaxy users as fodder for financial management training.
    11-09-2015 01:41 PM
  7. troylytle's Avatar
    What a surprise. An AT&T employee wants to sell a more expensive phone and AT&T is happy to pile on the debt. Nothing wrong with that if people will go for it.

    But there is an alternative to going into debt because you can't afford to pay for a 950XL up front. Its called buying a phone you can afford, like an AT&T Lumia 640 for $59. Do something like that, and it won't be long before you can save enough to buy a more expensive phone. Unnecessary debt is something to avoid, not be grateful for the opportunity.
    You wouldn't have called it debt if it was on contract. Also, it doesn't matter how much the phone costs a consumer. There is something called gross profit. I seriously doubt there is a much different margin if at all.
    11-10-2015 06:40 AM
  8. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    No worries; we just like to use iPhone and Samsung Galaxy users as fodder for financial management training.
    You had me dieing in the office, I walked out and looked at the casualties and walked out laughing.
    libra89 and tgp like this.
    11-10-2015 10:35 AM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    You wouldn't have called it debt if it was on contract. Also, it doesn't matter how much the phone costs a consumer. There is something called gross profit. I seriously doubt there is a much different margin if at all.
    So I've looked back at all of your posts in this thread, and somehow you've avoided the big question. As a "manager of an AT&T store" you must know something... is AT&T eventually going to carry and offer the 950XL or not?
    11-10-2015 07:13 PM
  10. troylytle's Avatar
    Because I manage a store does not mean I know anything more than you. Plus everything I find inside the site is internal AT&T information. But... There isn't anything on the XL yet.
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    11-12-2015 12:51 AM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Because I manage a store does not mean I know anything more than you. Plus everything I find inside the site is internal AT&T information. But... There isn't anything on the XL yet.

    Thanks for the reply. I figured since nobody else had come out and asked...
    11-12-2015 07:26 AM
  12. grunt0300's Avatar
    Because I manage a store does not mean I know anything more than you. Plus everything I find inside the site is internal AT&T information. But... There isn't anything on the XL yet.
    I've been an AT&T customer for over 10 years, but i'm not an employee. By telling people who your employer is, you've opened yourself up to some unanswered questions. I think that you should have left that door closed. I know that the demand for the Lumia 950XL is great, but come on people, IT'S JUST A FLIPPING PHONE!!! I'm sure that nobody really cares, but seeing what is going on in this thread, has made me rethink whether or not i really want that phone.
    11-12-2015 08:42 AM
  13. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    seeing what is going on in this thread, has made me rethink whether or not i really want that phone.
    The people behind you in the waiting list, hope you make the "right" decision!
    maevinj, Gungzwei and libra89 like this.
    11-12-2015 08:46 AM
  14. grunt0300's Avatar
    The Lumia 950XL is at my local AT&T store, and some customers are actually playing with it. AT&T @ So.Venice, FL. Call them if you don't believe me.
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    11-12-2015 12:43 PM
  15. Ed Boland's Avatar
    The Lumia 950XL is at my local AT&T store, and some customers are actually playing with it. AT&T @ So.Venice, FL. Call them if you don't believe me.
    Stop it...
    11-12-2015 01:08 PM
  16. 707wpfan's Avatar
    AT+T is NOT carrying the XL on initial launch for sure, 100%
    People with PayPal and wishing to wager, I'm banking on you to pay for my XL from Microsoft store
    11-12-2015 01:33 PM
  17. grunt0300's Avatar
    AT+T is NOT carrying the XL on initial launch for sure, 100%
    People with PayPal and wishing to wager, I'm banking on you to pay for my XL from Microsoft store

    It's in the AT&T store in Florida. If you want to bet, i'll be happy to take your money.
    11-12-2015 02:28 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    AT&T
    4100 S.Tamiami Tr.
    Venice,Fl.34293
    941:496-9029

    After you call, i'll expect an apology.
    11-12-2015 02:35 PM
  19. 707wpfan's Avatar
    AT&T
    4100 S.Tamiami Tr.
    Venice,Fl.34293
    941:496-9029

    After you call, i'll expect an apology.
    Called and nothing, no apology here
    11-12-2015 02:42 PM
  20. grunt0300's Avatar
    Called and nothing, no apology here
    Did you get through to the store? I was in there about two hours ago, and they had one locked down on their bench. The 950XL, not the 950.
    11-12-2015 02:46 PM
  21. 707wpfan's Avatar
    They have 640xl NO 950 SERIES at all in store, troll harder guy
    11-12-2015 02:49 PM
  22. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    AT&T
    4100 S.Tamiami Tr.
    Venice,Fl.34293
    941:496-9029

    After you call, i'll expect an apology.
    Why does reverse lookup say that's the number for "Dial-A-Prayer"?
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    11-12-2015 03:08 PM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    How about a PICTURE???
    11-12-2015 03:14 PM
  24. Jon_Rubinstein's Avatar
    Why does reverse lookup say that's the number for "Dial-A-Prayer"?
    Cause that is what we all been praying for!!! a DAMN 950XL!!!! :-)
    11-12-2015 03:14 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    11-12-2015 03:17 PM
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