1. Victor Harshman's Avatar
    Does anybody know if the 950 XL will work with Straight Talk.
    My Icon does and the specs show that they have the same CDMA bands and data speeds.
    If I go to a AT&T store and put my sim in a 950 and I get data connection would that be a good test.
    01-05-2016 08:28 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    Straight Talk can be confusing. It is an MVNO distributed only online and by Walmart. Straight Talk uses one of all 4 major US carriers, depending on which phone and/or SIM card you choose.

    The 950XL does not have the same bands as the Icon. The Icon is a Verizon phone, so it is obviously capable of Verizon's CDMA bands. Not so for the 950XL. Are you confusing WCDMA with CDMA? They are not the same.

    But to answer your question, if you're using AT&T service on Straight Talk, the 950XL will work. The Icon works on Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile, so without knowing which service you're using, we cannot tell you for sure if the 950XL will work. I assume from what you wrote about the AT&T store that you're using AT&T's service through Straight Talk. If so, the 950XL is good to go.
    01-05-2016 08:42 AM
  3. Victor Harshman's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.
    I do know for sure that my Icon is using Verizon towers and I will only purchase the 950 XL if it can also. Because of the remote area I live in I only get Verizon signal all the time
    Thanks
    01-05-2016 09:14 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I do know for sure that my Icon is using Verizon towers and I will only purchase the 950 XL if it can also.
    Thanks, this answers the question. The 950XL will not work for you.
    01-05-2016 09:26 AM

Similar Threads

  1. For the CM Alpha Morph, can you use the Micro USB port to charge the battery?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2016, 07:41 AM
  2. Can i use a stylus with any windows tablet ?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2016, 06:36 AM
  3. You'll be able to talk to your Volvo with Microsoft's Band 2
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2016, 06:00 AM
  4. Scan objects using the Kinect sensor with Microsoft's 3D Scan app for Windows
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2016, 04:42 AM
  5. Lumia 950 showing holidays on lock screen for two countries
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2016, 02:48 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD