1. Jaime Salas's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I just purchased my Lumia 950XL unlocked from Amazon, and I was wondering which carrier would be the best carrier to go with? I know each one is different but I wanted to see which carrier most people are going with. I am currently a Sprint customer and have become unsatisfied with their service. Since I purchased my new Lumia 950XL, I wont to go with the best carrier that supports the 950. Any suggestion or can you tell me who you are with and if you are happy or not happy with their service. I live in Southern California by Palm Springs, does anyone else live close to me and what service are you using.

    Thanks!
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    12-15-2015 01:29 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Since the 950 XL (like other unlocked phones) is GSM, it will not work on Verizon, Sprint and carriers that use their network.

    Options I would consider are AT&T, T-Mobile, although I would take a look at Straight Talk and other smaller prepaid things. Preferably on AT&T's network, but T-Mo may have a better deal for you depending.
    12-15-2015 01:53 PM
  3. Jaime Salas's Avatar
    Thanks for the info...
    12-15-2015 02:27 PM
  4. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    I like Ting. They use T-Mobile's network and are post pay, but it's a 'pay for what you use' setup. I have a Ting phone for my second job and have yet to push it over 30 dollars, even when surfing fairly heavily.
    12-15-2015 03:23 PM
  5. gsjansen's Avatar
    I am very satisfied with my 950 xl on T-Mobile. I definitely get LTE, and my 950 xl gets reception in areas where my 925 would not. Not sure if it's because i'm getting band 12, or the antennae's in the 950 xl are that much better, but so far have been very happy with the 950 xl on T-Mobile!
    libra89, Andreas Lagos and editguy like this.
    12-15-2015 03:35 PM
  6. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    Hey man, I'm also using the 950xl with T-Mobile. I primarily reside in Florida but spend plenty of time in New Mexico where service is just as good, if not better than ATT (had them prior to grabbing the XL). If you can take advantage of family plans, now is the time to jump on T-Mobile .. I'm currently with 5 lines, 10GB of data each, unlimited everything for 142 out the door. insane deal if you ask me. plus, I just found out that unlike att, whatever data you didn't use the previous month carries over for up to a year (compared to just the one month on ATT)
    12-31-2015 06:57 PM
  7. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    I have heard that the band 12 is not actually activated by Tmobile for the 950's. I have no way of confirming this, but my sisters iPhone 6s does seem toget better indoor reception sometimes (1-2 bars)... any thoughts?
    12-31-2015 06:58 PM
  8. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    I have heard that the band 12 is not actually activated by Tmobile for the 950's. I have no way of confirming this, but my sisters iPhone 6s does seem toget better indoor reception sometimes (1-2 bars)... any thoughts?
    I can't speak for the 950, but I have U.S. unlocked dual-sim 950XL on t-mobile and it definitely gets band 12...but only for data since VoLTE doesn't work. I've confirmed band 12 via the field test interface. It's possible that band 12 availability might vary by area but it's definitely on in Austin for my phone.
    01-01-2016 12:14 AM
  9. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    thanks man. saw your field test data dump I'm another thread. heres hoping VoLTE gets turned on soon
    TexasLabRat likes this.
    01-01-2016 11:54 AM

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