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  1. Doug Swallow's Avatar
    Any thoughts on US availability of the Dual SIM variant of the 950 XL (and 950)?

    The 950 XL Dual SIM web page from Microsoft is a Middle East/Africa source: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Specifications - Microsoft - Middle East and Africa

    No sign of it on the US version, and no mention in the Microsoft Store, just the single SIM versions.

    I do wish Microsoft would just sell the things unlocked in their stores, all models, and be done with it. I'm tired of carrier deals and variants not being easy if even possible to locate a source one can buy them from. It shouldn't be this difficult to buy a product. I'm tired of bands being locked out for some reason or another, even when the phone is capable of it. I'm tired of little carrier logos popping up everywhere and being on my device. I'm tired of not even being able to identify specific variants by the exact model number and knowing 100% for certain what each has that others may not. Fortunately the radios seem to be standardizing on wider support rather than so many unique individual models with different subsets of bands so it's less and less an issue, but is it really so hard to make the information easily available?
    10-06-2015 03:52 PM
  2. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    This is a huge concern for me as well. I bought an international version of the 640 XL LTE Dual SIM in the US. Of course the screen was defective and you know it: MS won't honor the warranty. I won't make that mistake again. Let's pray to the phone Gods we get a dual sim version in the US.
    10-06-2015 04:47 PM
  3. Ultimaty's Avatar
    Same here, I so want to buy an unlocked clean dual SIM 950 without any carrier logo/malware in it.
    10-06-2015 04:49 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    I wouldn't hold my breath on it since dual SIM phones have never been a hit in the US.
    10-06-2015 11:21 PM
  5. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Best we can do is as we did with the 640 dual sim, simply buy the variant (asian, euro, etc) that has the bands we want for where we travel.
    10-07-2015 12:53 AM
  6. aitt's Avatar
    Gonna have to buy it international.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-07-2015 10:19 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    Best we can do is as we did with the 640 dual sim, simply buy the variant (asian, euro, etc) that has the bands we want for where we travel.
    First look for the Canadian/Latin American variants since they have the closest US carrier matching bands.
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    10-07-2015 10:54 AM
  8. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    Best we can do is as we did with the 640 dual sim, simply buy the variant (asian, euro, etc) that has the bands we want for where we travel.
    The 640 XL RM-1065 was a US variant that was Dual SIM, LTE.
    10-07-2015 01:30 PM
  9. anguilla1980's Avatar
    The 640 XL RM-1065 was a US variant that was Dual SIM, LTE.
    That's great, hopefully will be the same for the 950 XL, but I was referring to the 640 (non-XL) in my post which is what I own so I can only speak towards that model.
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    10-07-2015 02:06 PM
  10. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    That's great, hopefully will be the same for the 950 XL, but I was referring to the 640 (non-XL) in my post which is what I own so I can only speak towards that model.
    I gotcha! How about they ONLY make dual sim lte models of the 950 and 950 xl? Instead of having 8 flavors, this isn't an ice cream shop for crying out loud!
    10-07-2015 03:54 PM
  11. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    Straight from the horse's mouth, in the words of Dumb and Dumber "So you're saying there's a chance!"

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=_ya-YPdl
    10-08-2015 12:55 PM
  12. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I'm desperate for a dual sim UK variant of the Lumia 950. Would be great for travelling as I'm planning to start going to gaming conventions abroad. Being able to whack a local sim in would be a godsend. Though dependent on the country I'm in I might be able to blag it on Three at Home (thus removing most of the need for a local sim except for calling numbers in that country)
    10-08-2015 01:00 PM
  13. Doug Swallow's Avatar
    One interesting spec difference is max LTE speed.

    For the Single SIM 950 XL (Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Specifications - Microsoft - Global), it shows:
    • LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)


    And for the Dual SIM 950 XL (https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=BtIDKwjE) it shows:
    • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)



    I don't know whether to attribute it to something real that may be a side effect of working with dual SIMs and the radios, or if it's just carelessness when creating the specs. :)
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    10-08-2015 02:26 PM
  14. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    One interesting spec difference is max LTE speed.

    For the Single SIM 950 XL (Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Specifications - Microsoft - Global), it shows:
    • LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)


    And for the Dual SIM 950 XL (Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Specifications - Microsoft - Global) it shows:
    • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)



    I don't know whether to attribute it to something real that may be a side effect of working with dual SIMs and the radios, or if it's just carelessness when creating the specs. :)
    Carelessness?!?! Never! That would be a first for MS, right? I'm glad to see it on the US site though. I will only buy direct from MS (store or online) after my disaster with my 640 XL warranty.
    10-08-2015 04:18 PM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    When I went to the Microsoft Store today, the only display model they had was the Dual SIM version. I'd say that's a good sign at least.
    CaptainLumia likes this.
    10-08-2015 05:11 PM
  16. manicottiK's Avatar
    When I went to the Microsoft Store today, the only display model they had was the Dual SIM version.
    Where? U.S.?
    10-08-2015 09:48 PM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    Where? U.S.?
    Yes.
    10-08-2015 10:23 PM
  18. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Demo 950XL in New Orleans (Metairie) Microsoft Store are dual-sim RM-1116_15357, running 10.0.10546.0, Carrier is "NAM CV" 000-US.
    10-08-2015 11:36 PM
  19. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Demo 950XL in New Orleans (Metairie) Microsoft Store are dual-sim RM-1116_15357, running 10.0.10546.0, Carrier is "NAM CV" 000-US.
    Is that a 32GB version?
    10-08-2015 11:39 PM
  20. bobsjets's Avatar
    I would like to point out that the demo 950XL that I looked at in the Microsoft store at Westfield Topanga was a dual sim model. I did preorder😁 one today.....
    10-09-2015 12:19 AM
  21. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Is that a 32GB version?
    Unfortunately I did not capture that bit of information. I took pictures of "about" and "extras...advanced" which seems to be equivalent to Extras and Info.
    10-09-2015 12:19 AM
  22. MikeSo's Avatar
    Is that a 32GB version?
    There is no other version.
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    10-09-2015 02:14 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    The 950XL I played with last night at the MSFT store in Woodland Hills, California was a Dual SIM version.
    10-09-2015 12:37 PM
  24. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    Just back from the store in South Coast. Dual SIM on display, RM-1116. Manager confirmed the stores will ONLY carry the Dual SIM.
    10-09-2015 02:08 PM
  25. o4komodo's Avatar
    Aside from being able to use a second SIM the only difference I see besides the reported LTE speeds is that the dual SIM also has 'LTE band 17'.

    I personally don't see a use for the dual SIM as I always pull my current SIM out when I travel (except to the States) in fear of outrageous roaming charges. Hopefully the Canadian store stocks the single SIM.

    Also someone mentioned that both SIM cards will be shown top-left. I'd be bothered by that.
    10-09-2015 02:44 PM
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