1. SolShadows's Avatar
    I am a huge fan of the windows phone but not a single one the new phones has been released in Canada. Now that Cortana is supposedly coming to Canada, does this mean that the Cityman will also be available in Canada? I would think it's really dumb on Microsofts part not to release it in Canada.
    08-02-2015 07:06 PM
  2. Rezelius's Avatar
    Bell, Telus and Rogers have a pretty poor record on supporting Windows Phone here in Canada although we did finally get the 830 on at least 2 carriers.
    Frankly I hope that Microsoft just offers the phones in their store (online and physical) right from the start, that way we can still get our hands on them, regardless if the carriers want in or not.
    08-02-2015 07:40 PM
  3. Steve Adams's Avatar
    If the MS store does NOT carry them in Canada, I am finding one unbranded and unlocked somewhere. I am not having a carrier branded, locked phone again. I am on telus, and have an AT&T 1020. and I will be never owning a branded phone again.
    08-03-2015 04:32 AM
  4. SolShadows's Avatar
    When I went to the Microsoft store in Michigan to buy an unlocked one they said I couldn't because it was exclusive to certain carriers. And to be honest, I don't think Canada has a Microsoft store. They sort of forgot we exist.
    08-03-2015 10:24 AM
  5. Rezelius's Avatar
    Steve, I'm with ya. I'm sick of dealing with all the carrier BS up here. I'm done dealing with Carrier loaded bloatware as well as being tied to one carrier or another when they're so quick to screw with us.

    Sol, I'm not sure whereabouts you're from but I know that I am lucky enough to have a physical Microsoft store within about an hour and a half of where I live here in Alberta. I usually end up buying online but I will definitely be going to the store to hold one of the new phones before I purchase it.
    08-03-2015 12:35 PM
  6. SolShadows's Avatar
    Well, When the Cityman comes out, if it is not available in Canada, would I would be able to buy it unlocked from the Microsoft store in the US, because the employee told me its not possible but I'm quite positive that it can be done.
    08-03-2015 12:51 PM
  7. Rezelius's Avatar
    It doesn't look like you can ship to Canada from the Online US store, however if you're close to the border and there is a physical store nearby then you could pick one up in person or if you have friends/family in the states, ship it to them then have them ship it to you. Many ways of getting your hands on one.
    08-03-2015 02:40 PM
  8. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Steve, I'm with ya. I'm sick of dealing with all the carrier BS up here. I'm done dealing with Carrier loaded bloatware as well as being tied to one carrier or another when they're so quick to screw with us.

    Sol, I'm not sure whereabouts you're from but I know that I am lucky enough to have a physical Microsoft store within about an hour and a half of where I live here in Alberta. I usually end up buying online but I will definitely be going to the store to hold one of the new phones before I purchase it.
    Im in Newfoundland. I do have a house in Florida so I am good, just ship one there from the US store. Just waiting. My wife and I are both getting the new phones. She want the smaller 950, and I am going to the 950 xl. I also may toss in a new budget phone for when I am off roading and stuff so I don't trash my good phone.
    08-04-2015 04:11 AM
  9. SolShadows's Avatar
    I cant wait for the cityman. I hate apple products and the specs look amazing. Plus windows 10 is awesome.
    08-04-2015 01:43 PM
  10. ale2999's Avatar
    We have MS Stores in Canada. Traditionally the carrier have carried Windows phone with the exception of the 930...
    08-07-2015 10:49 AM
  11. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I saw on Twitter Microsoft Canada said they just opened a store in Vancouver B.C. and as far as I am aware there is a Microsoft Store in the Downtown core for Toronto Ontario.

    So they should be able to ship across Canada, if the phone comes to Canada. I would say chances are good Rogers will have the 950 XL in limited numbers.
    You may have to do what I did with my 1020, buy outright and then pay 3rd party to unlock. As I use a Rogers 1020 on Wind.
    08-07-2015 11:13 AM
  12. SolShadows's Avatar
    I was originally going to get the Lumia Icon but I was told as a Verizon exclusive it couldn't be unlocked because of some radio differences between them and other carriers? idk. I'm guessing Microsoft is ending their exclusivity with Verizon though.
    08-10-2015 11:30 PM
  13. amoodie's Avatar
    You'll also be able to get the phone on Expenses.ca. They will certainly have it for shipping in Canada.

    Not to worry, if you really want the phone, you can get it in Canada.
    09-25-2015 08:29 PM
  14. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    I was originally going to get the Lumia Icon but I was told as a Verizon exclusive it couldn't be unlocked because of some radio differences between them and other carriers? idk. I'm guessing Microsoft is ending their exclusivity with Verizon though.
    I have the Icon, works perfect on Rogers LTE. No unlock needed.
    09-26-2015 01:24 AM
  15. PEI Nick's Avatar
    Yeah Canada has a more than one Microsoft store. A really nice relatively new one is in a mall in North York.
    Last edited by PEI Nick; 09-27-2015 at 06:54 AM. Reason: mall on phone
    09-27-2015 06:53 AM
  16. PEI Nick's Avatar
    It does work great I agree. I used it on Bell. The only problem I have is if you upgrade the software beyond a certain point you lose the functionality of picture messaging, because the app that made it work, no longer works.
    09-27-2015 06:56 AM
  17. travisel's Avatar
    Microsoft Store Canada
    There 9 location's across Canada

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=OiS9Fe4B
    09-27-2015 07:46 PM
  18. timster01's Avatar
    I am a huge fan of the windows phone but not a single one the new phones has been released in Canada. Now that Cortana is supposedly coming to Canada, does this mean that the Cityman will also be available in Canada? I would think it's really dumb on Microsofts part not to release it in Canada.
    the Lumia 640 XL LTE and Lumia 535 Dual SIM are both available unlocked in Canada from microsoftstore.ca

    When I went to the Microsoft store in Michigan to buy an unlocked one they said I couldn't because it was exclusive to certain carriers. And to be honest, I don't think Canada has a Microsoft store. They sort of forgot we exist.
    there are eight Microsoft Stores in Canada. You can order from microsoftstore.ca and get free shipping

    View all stores - Microsoft Store Canada
    09-30-2015 09:09 PM
  19. blue1k's Avatar
    So glad I live 3 minutes from the border

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    10-01-2015 12:59 AM
  20. DustinJClark's Avatar
    There are 2 in Toronto that I know of. Yorkdale mall and Eaton Center.
    10-03-2015 11:20 AM
  21. DustinJClark's Avatar
    Bell, Telus and Rogers have a pretty poor record on supporting Windows Phone here in Canada although we did finally get the 830 on at least 2 carriers.
    Frankly I hope that Microsoft just offers the phones in their store (online and physical) right from the start, that way we can still get our hands on them, regardless if the carriers want in or not.
    I seriously had a hell of a time buynig my last phone with straight cash unlocked. Bell was the only one that would allow it and I had to go to Future Shop (before they closed) to do it. Personally, if they drag their collective behinds delivering the 950 XL to Canada, I'll just get it at the Microsoft store in Buffalo. Hoping the exchange rate changes soon.
    10-03-2015 11:24 AM
  22. Sasquatch2's Avatar
    I hope so I've never owned a windows phone before and I wanna get the lumia 950 Xl really badly! Come on carriers!

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-04-2015 01:37 AM
  23. david90531's Avatar
    They NEED to release 950 and 950XL as soon as it's available. I would buy it without carrier I don't care... I need a new phone badly.
    10-04-2015 07:17 PM

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