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  1. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    Been looking for the past few days and finally found this. No worries to those who have at&t.
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    10-15-2015 05:39 PM
  2. AgentDiaz's Avatar
    I saw this too. I visited the Lumia facebook page just to make sure it was a legit post and hadn't been removed. Has anyone else confirmed that the social media team didn't stick their foot in their mouths?
    10-15-2015 05:51 PM
  3. Letros's Avatar
    Why beat around the bush? Just announce the phones availability at the reveal.
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    10-15-2015 06:03 PM
  4. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    Why beat around the bush? Just announce the phones availability at the reveal.
    I agree completely but they never denied the XL. So long Droid!
    10-15-2015 06:14 PM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    Don't get why att is getting EVERYTHING they're no better than any other carrier as far as updates or support
    10-15-2015 06:36 PM
  6. ashram's Avatar
    i don't find this as confirmation that at&t will carry the XL, plus, most social media teams are just that, social media teams, not PR people.

    Do i want AT&T to carry the XL directly? yes, will it kill me that they don't? nope.

    Don't get why att is getting EVERYTHING they're no better than any other carrier as far as updates or support
    actually, in the US, they have shown more windows phone support than the other big guys.
    editguy likes this.
    10-15-2015 06:37 PM
  7. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    actually, in the US, they have shown more windows phone support than the other big guys.
    Exactly. AT&T has proven to be the most consistent supporter of Windows Phone. That's why they're the one striking the partnerships for the flagships.
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    10-17-2015 01:06 AM
  8. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Don't get why att is getting EVERYTHING they're no better than any other carrier as far as updates or support
    While AT&T is pretty much as bad as Verizon on the software side (LOL, 830 Denim), they're better than T-Mobile, who repeatedly abandons software support on WP devices. Sprint doesn't even meaningfully acknowledge the WP devices it gets, it seems. While basically anyone on this site has more WP knowledge than the typical AT&T employee, with regards to the platform. AT&T employees at least don't try to sell you the wrong phone (a Verizon employee almost sold my sister a 928 when she went to get her ICON because the guy didn't know the difference). Remember that this isn't a one-way street of bad support, either.

    WC just posted an article about how Verizon is ACTIVELY keeping the new Lumias from its network. It's been the aggressor in the Verizon-Microsoft feud, going back to when it wrecked the Kin devices (which sucked anyway), as it put them on the full-on smartphone data plans, making them irrationally expensive. Verizon employees will openly throw at you that they don't know about/sell Windows Phones, almost as a badge of honor or something. Granted, when I got my 920, the AT&T employee told me I knew more about it than he did, though that was partially because we had a college class together shortly before, and they were launch devices I had read about for weeks and months, while he probably got the generic training from AT&T that didn't go much beyond how to activate and power on the phone.

    AT&T's easily the best carrier for the platform, even if AT&T employees kind of suck with it. I honestly don't care. If AT&T gets the XL, I'm golden. I just want that thing, but I can't throw down $700 (after tax) on it like it's nothing. I'd rather not end up with the ugly camera ring on the 950, but if this ends up a ruse or miscommunication, then I'll learn to live with it.

    Where AT&T really separates itself, particularly from Verizon, it that promotes the hardware, to a degree.
    Drehood, rmeigs and JohnStrk like this.
    10-17-2015 01:24 AM
  9. Lawrence Crecy's Avatar
    I'll be pissed if att doesn't carry the XL because if I can't use my upgrade to get the XL then Microsoft will lose me as a long time customer for screwing up big time!

    They better hope that ATT carries the 950 XL otherwise they won't sell anything.
    10-17-2015 02:09 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Actually it's not confirmed for AT&T read the message again it said
    both the 950 and XL will be available in November
    .

    It doesn't say or anything similar to :
    both the 950 and XL will be available in November on AT&T as well
    You may read the the first quote to imply it will be available on AT&T given the context however there is no clear answer let alone a confirmation of sorts. They are reiterating what has been said in the past.

    Besides you can still buy the 950 and XL unlocked then use it on AT&T, I know what I'd rather do given this option - knowing the shenanigans the US carriers have done in the past.
    10-17-2015 07:13 AM
  11. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Don't get why att is getting EVERYTHING they're no better than any other carrier as far as updates or support
    Because they're willing...unlike Verizon...
    10-17-2015 09:00 AM
  12. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'll be pissed if att doesn't carry the XL because if I can't use my upgrade to get the XL then Microsoft will lose me as a long time customer for screwing up big time!
    Wait, you blame MS for YOU confining yourself to a carrier hamster wheel? LoL Keep that wheel spinning so you can get whatever treat they see fit to give you. Get off the wheel and you don't have to worry about those things.
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    10-17-2015 10:44 AM
  13. lancorp's Avatar
    Did we confirm the 950XL will be dual SIM in the US? I don't know of many (or any) phones in the US that are dual SIM. The store model looked to be dual SIM. It will be interesting if ATT turns off the 2nd SIM slot or not. Will MS sell an unlocked/no-carrier version?
    10-17-2015 11:08 AM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Did we confirm the 950XL will be dual SIM in the US? I don't know of many (or any) phones in the US that are dual SIM. The store model looked to be dual SIM. It will be interesting if ATT turns off the 2nd SIM slot or not. Will MS sell an unlocked/no-carrier version?
    Ah Microsoft is already accepting pre-orders for unlocked Dual-SIM 950 XL's.
    10-17-2015 11:10 AM
  15. lancorp's Avatar
    Ah Microsoft is already accepting pre-orders for unlocked Dual-SIM 950 XL's.
    Where? Their Microsoft Store still says "email me when available". I just checked.
    10-17-2015 11:57 AM
  16. tangledW's Avatar
    Funny how many words and claims there are in this thread... while there is not a single link.
    JohnStrk and editguy like this.
    10-17-2015 12:20 PM
  17. bpm1966's Avatar
    Slightly off topic: Went to my local AT&T store to check out the 649XL display model. I have to say that I really like the 5.7 screen size, which I believe is the same as the 950XL screen. The salesperson didn't try to discourage me from a Windows phone. She was very helpful and told me that I can keep my old number when I switch from Verizon.
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    10-17-2015 12:23 PM
  18. lancorp's Avatar
    Slightly off topic: Went to my local AT&T store to check out the 649XL display model. I have to say that I really like the 5.7 screen size, which I believe is the same as the 950XL screen. The salesperson didn't try to discourage me from a Windows phone. She was very helpful and told me that I can keep my old number when I switch from Verizon.
    Go to a MS Store if you can and look at the 950XL. I'll tell you, the display is one of the best I've seen (the latest Samsung line is probably the "best" right now). If the app selection wasn't so sucky, I'd be getting a 950XL for sure (and sell my iPhone 6). But, apps run the world, and until the Universal App thing takes off, I'm afraid only a fraction of smartphone users are willing to give up their favorite apps in favor of a phone that just looks better.

    NEVERMIND -- I just read all 950/XL phones were pulled from the store. Bummer.
    Last edited by lancorp; 10-17-2015 at 01:25 PM.
    10-17-2015 01:13 PM
  19. bpm1966's Avatar
    My contract with Verizon runs out in April 2016. I hope by that time something is worked out for financing the 950xl or an alternative comes along.
    10-17-2015 01:48 PM
  20. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I'm shocked at how ambiguous the marketing of these phones has become.
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    10-17-2015 01:51 PM
  21. bpm1966's Avatar
    I'm shocked at how ambiguous the marketing of these phones has become.
    Me too. Everywhere phones are being sold, I see big displays for iPhone and Android but nothing for Windows phones.
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-17-2015 02:24 PM
  22. Lawrence Crecy's Avatar
    Wait, you blame MS for YOU confining yourself to a carrier hamster wheel? LoL Keep that wheel spinning so you can get whatever treat they see fit to give you. Get off the wheel and you don't have to worry about those things.
    Bro I'm not spending $600+ for an unlocked phone when I don't need an unlocked phone. The phone won't even be kept for more than 2-3 years so why not pay $200 on contract with my upgrade?..
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    10-17-2015 04:53 PM
  23. Br1t's Avatar
    Bro I'm not spending $600+ for an unlocked phone when I don't need an unlocked phone. The phone won't even be kept for more than 2-3 years so why not pay $200 on contract with my upgrade?..
    I hate to break it to you, but if you are paying $200 with a contracted plan you are still paying $600+ for a phone. Compare current uncoupled plan pricing to yours and factor in the device, it appears you might be surprised. Get that flagship a month after release from Amazon for $0.01 on contract then you are in better shape.
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    10-17-2015 05:08 PM
  24. tangledW's Avatar
    I hate to break it to you, but if you are paying $200 with a contracted plan you are still paying $600+ for a phone. Compare current uncoupled plan pricing to yours and factor in the device, it appears you might be surprised. Get that flagship a month after release from Amazon for $0.01 on contract then you are in better shape.
    On average you're paying $20-30 a month extra for that on contact phone in my experience.
    10-17-2015 08:03 PM
  25. Citizen X's Avatar
    On average you're paying $20-30 a month extra for that on contact phone in my experience.
    That really depends on what plan you have. I have an unlimited plan on at&t and I used over 30 GB of data for a few months when I traveled a lot. No way an unlocked phone would be cheaper for me in that scenario.

    I really wish people would stop posting this stuff as a universal truth. I have a friend on TMobile and they have all kinds of signal problems not just at home but on the road. They buy unlocked phones and tell me how great it is. Then they can't get a signal. Sorry I'm an adult with important stuff to do. I need my data and a signal. I realize people living in different areas with better coverage by other providers and different usage habits can save a bundle by buying unlocked. But that is not true for everyone.
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    10-17-2015 08:44 PM
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