12-06-2016 05:22 PM
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  1. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'm looking to get a Lumia 950 XL this holiday season but I'm hoping to find a good sale for an unlocked version. The price gap between the 950 and XL has been growing and the 950 can be grabbed for a great price but the XL is still a bit expensive.
    11-17-2016 05:22 PM
  2. Rocco Giordano's Avatar
    Just got my Lumia 950 XL at the Microsoft Store a couple of weeks ago, got the 10% student discount and the Free Display Dock. On the Microsoft Store's Black Friday deals page, they list the Lumia 950 XL as having a "Bundle Offer" starting on 11/24, which indicates a $498 savings. My best guess would be a repeat of the BOGO deal where you buy an unlocked 950 XL and get a free unlocked 950, along with the display dock (would be $498 value for those 2 free items), or some sort of offer where you buy a Lumia 950 XL and get a free Xbox and Display Dock.

    Either way, it looks like the Microsoft Store is going to really try and unload these over the Thanksgiving holiday period, so keep an eye out there, I'll be keeping my receipt and trying to get them to match any new deal that comes out. Might even do a return/re-purchase if it ends up being an actual $498 offer...
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    11-17-2016 05:37 PM
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Originally posted by Rocco Giordano
    Just got my Lumia 950 XL at the Microsoft Store a couple of weeks ago, got the 10% student discount and the Free Display Dock. On the Microsoft Store's Black Friday deals page, they list the Lumia 950 XL as having a "Bundle Offer" starting on 11/24, which indicates a $498 savings. My best guess would be a repeat of the BOGO deal where you buy an unlocked 950 XL and get a free unlocked 950, along with the display dock (would be $498 value for those 2 free items), or some sort of offer where you buy a Lumia 950 XL and get a free Xbox and Display Dock.

    Either way, it looks like the Microsoft Store is going to really try and unload these over the Thanksgiving holiday period, so keep an eye out there, I'll be keeping my receipt and trying to get them to match any new deal that comes out. Might even do a return/re-purchase if it ends up being an actual $498 offer...
    I'll keep an eye out for that. Thanks.
    11-17-2016 06:00 PM
  4. editguy's Avatar
    It would be nice (for me) if it was the 950XL and a Xbox. Windows blog says: "Buy an unlocked Lumia 950XL or unlocked 950 and receive a Microsoft Display Dock for free" (which wouldn't be any different than the deal that's available now), but that doesn't jive with the $498 savings. Unless it's going to be $1 for the phone and dock (I jest).
    11-18-2016 01:44 AM
  5. Rocco Giordano's Avatar
    The folks over at WinBeta reached out to the Microsoft Store communications team and they have confirmed that the deal is a BOGO, you buy the Lumia 950 XL unlocked and get a free unlocked Lumia 950 and Microsoft Display Dock.

    When you consider the $399 price of the 950 and the $99 price of the dock, there's your $498 bundle savings.

    They'll try to get you to pay the full $499 for the 950 XL, but you can get them to give you a 10% education discount, assuming someone in your house is a student. Sell the 950 on eBay, Amazon or Craigslist, and you've got a great deal on a 950 XL ready for continuum with your dock!
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    11-18-2016 01:53 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar

    They'll try to get you to pay the full $499 for the 950 XL, but you can get them to give you a 10% education discount, assuming someone in your house is a student. Sell the 950 on eBay, Amazon or Craigslist, and you've got a great deal on a 950 XL ready for continuum with your dock!
    This is indeed a good plan. I think that the market might be a bit flooded with 950's after the sale. I feel like they're already in good supply online.

    I was fortunate to grab a 950 a month ago for $150.
    11-19-2016 02:53 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    [NOTE]Dedicated Find-a-Partner Thread for the US Lumia 950XL/950 BOGO Deal: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...er-thread.html
    Dedicated Find-a-Partner Thread for the Canada Lumia 950XL/950 BOGO Deal: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...er-thread.html

    Only use the linked threads to find partners on the BOGO. Any inquiries here will be deleted out of hand. Repeat violators will draw infractions....[/NOTE]
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    11-21-2016 10:51 PM
  8. B T C's Avatar
    If this thread is any indication, this bundle is going to sell like hotcakes. Having said that, I need a new phone and I'm interested. Personally, I wish they would just cut the price on both models as opposed to doing a BOGO. I don't need two phones and getting rid of one of them seems like it could be a hassle.
    11-23-2016 11:44 AM
  9. MDK22's Avatar
    I'm getting the 950XL for me, the 950 for the wife (to replace a Lumia 1520 (battery issues), Lumia 920 respectively) the ONLY reason the BOGO works for me.
    11-23-2016 12:54 PM
  10. B T C's Avatar
    Yeah, I have a launch day 920 that is either on its last legs or my AT&T coverage has gotten much worse. I'm leaning towards the former. I think my 920 may have some antenna issues, perhaps as the result of one too many drops. I can go from a pretty strong LTE signal to no signal whatsoever within a few feet. It's been a good phone and I'm kinda surprised by the state of the Windows mobile ecosystem 4+ years later. I definitely thought market share and direction would have dramatically improved by now.

    If I do take the plunge on this deal, I'm hoping it's not a huge pain to get the 950XL, which is what I believe I want sight unseen, to work on AT&T.
    11-23-2016 02:34 PM
  11. MDK22's Avatar
    ... If I do take the plunge on this deal, I'm hoping it's not a huge pain to get the 950XL, which is what I believe I want sight unseen, to work on AT&T.
    S/B No problem ...
    Have connected unlocked phones (in the past) w/o a problem & I'm on AT&T, also. I'll use the 950 IMEI ...
    11-23-2016 03:39 PM
  12. B T C's Avatar
    S/B No problem ...
    Have connected unlocked phones (in the past) w/o a problem & I'm on AT&T, also. I'll use the 950 IMEI ...
    Will I need a new SIM card for these phones? I think the 950's are nano-sim, which is smaller than the SIM in the 920? Is that correct? And AT&T only needs an IMEI number from a phone they support in order to activate the SIM?

    Aren't you also supposed to do something with the 950XL phones in terms of the SIM before you even turn them on in order to ensure a smooth activation with AT&T, perhaps just get a SIM installed and activated?
    11-23-2016 08:39 PM
  13. MDK22's Avatar
    Will I need a new SIM card for these phones? I think the 950's are nano-sim, which is smaller than the SIM in the 920? Is that correct? Correct
    And AT&T only needs an IMEI number from a phone they support in order to activate the SIM? i.e. your current device, or the 950 from the BOGO

    Aren't you also supposed to do something with the 950XL phones in terms of the SIM before you even turn them on in order to ensure a smooth activation with AT&T, perhaps just get a SIM installed and activated? I've found my AT&T store to be quite accommodating ... it appears the GSM carriers (AT&T, TMobile) are quite helpful, they need to retain subs. I'll simply reboot the phone w my current nano sim ... Take the sim home & activate on the phone w AT&T.
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    11-23-2016 09:34 PM
  14. B T C's Avatar
    So, I just placed an order and I hope everything is working correctly. It does not show the 950 anywhere in the order details, but the BOGO appears to be live. I guess I'll see what happens.
    11-23-2016 11:19 PM
  15. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    So, I just placed an order and I hope everything is working correctly. It does not show the 950 anywhere in the order details, but the BOGO appears to be live. I guess I'll see what happens.
    Same for me too. I ordered the 950XL with the BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer on the web site, but no indication of the free dock nor the free 950 on the order details.
    11-23-2016 11:35 PM
  16. B T C's Avatar
    So, just out of curiosity I googled this deal and somehow ended up on the Canadian Microsoft site, or at least that's what I'm assuming based upon the currency and pricing that was being displayed. When you add the 950XL to your cart on that site and proceed to checkout, it shows the 950XL, the Display Dock and a 950. Not sure if something is up with the USA site. My order is also dated 11/23, which may not mean anything if they are timestamped based upon Redmond Washington time.

    I really don't want to cancel the order out of fear something is wrong and then miss out on the opportunity to get the BOGO. I'm thinking they'll just have to make it right if something is screwed up.
    11-23-2016 11:47 PM
  17. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I just chatted with 2 separate reps and both told me the website is not ready yet with the updated BOGO deal... told me to wait. Apparently they are aware of the problem and are working on it.
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    11-24-2016 12:55 AM
  18. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    To those that ordered when the website was having issues. I waited and JUST ordered (215am central) and it works ok now they fixed it. The cart showed the XL along with the 950 and dock at $0 in addition to the 950xl...

    You may want to cancel your order and re-order to avoid any unpleasant issues.
    11-24-2016 02:16 AM
  19. B T C's Avatar
    I'm no longer able to cancel my first order and the Microsoft rep I chatted with also indicated he was not able to cancel it. He escalated it to have the missing items added, but that could take awhile. In the meantime I tried to place another order, which was promptly declined by my credit card company. What a cluster. It might be a lot easier to deal with all of this if it weren't 5am on Thanksgiving.

    The orders for white 950XLs seemed to just start working correctly via the website within the last 30-60 minutes or so based upon my experience.

    Here's hoping the 500 Windows mobile users throughout North America don't suddenly bum rush the remaining inventory.
    11-24-2016 04:33 AM
  20. MDK22's Avatar
    YES, I had to place another order this morning to include the 950 & Display dock.
    Like you, could NOT cancel the original order.
    11-24-2016 07:48 AM
  21. B T C's Avatar
    Microsoft resolved the issue with my order by creating another "free" order for the docking station and 950. I guess all is well with me. Good Luck to everyone else. I hope these phones aren't the pieces of junk that some posts would lead one to believe. I also ordered the Mozo brown leather back for the 950XL. I heard good things about that item. Anyone using it with their 950 or 950XL?
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    11-24-2016 09:21 AM
  22. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I think I just barely skipped the problems you guys were having. I went without a hitch at about 4:30a Central Time.
    11-24-2016 09:40 AM
  23. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I think I just barely skipped the problems you guys were having. I went without a hitch at about 4:30a Central Time.
    Yup by then it was working fine. Website was fixed by 230am central. It seemed everything else was working ok except the 950XL orders. All is well now.
    11-24-2016 10:17 AM
  24. B T C's Avatar
    YES, I had to place another order this morning to include the 950 & Display dock.
    Like you, could NOT cancel the original order.
    I guess I did not read your post closely enough, but this is what was done to address the issue with my order. When I first read it this morning, I thought it said you had placed an entirely new order.

    When I first placed my order, I had the option to cancel. That was no longer an option when I got around to chatting with customer service hours later.
    11-24-2016 11:12 AM
  25. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'd just like to say that I've been dreaming of a Lumia 950 for over a year now. I finally have the Xbox One (S), Surface (Pro 4), and now the Lumia. I'm so utterly content and can't wait to get my new phones. I'll finally be retiring my Lumia 830, Lumia 635, and HP Stream 8. I'll also be handing the Lumia 640 to my girlfriend since she broke the last phone I gave to her haha (Nexus 6).
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    11-24-2016 11:33 AM
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