1. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Even if they do sell it unlocked on the microsoft store site, won't it still potentially have issues picking up an LTE signal on Verizon? My limited experience with unlocked phones was with using a TMobile phone on AT&T and I ended up selling it because the signal was awful.
    09-30-2015 08:08 PM
  2. spiff_p239's Avatar
    A lot of newer phones are being released with universal radios (offering the full gamut of frequencies offered by all of the US carriers) so that they can be used on any network. The iPhone 6/6s, Google Nexus 6, Moto X Pure Edition, Nexus 5X/6P are all examples of phones that are not carrier dependent. I gave the Moto X PE a try and it connected instantly to Verizon's network.
    Curtieson likes this.
    09-30-2015 09:29 PM
  3. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    Was talking to a buddy of mine who works for a Verizon authorized retailer. I guess they are moving (albeit slowly) to a system like what AT&T has. Might make a bit of difference here.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-01-2015 12:26 AM
  4. to_be_announced's Avatar
    Was talking to a buddy of mine who works for a Verizon authorized retailer. I guess they are moving (albeit slowly) to a system like what AT&T has. Might make a bit of difference here.
    Pretty sure both CDMA and GSM are being fazed out for VoLTE. So then it will be just LTE. But you can currently do with Verizon phones what you can with AT&T ones when it comes to simply putting your sim card in a different phone. I've done it many times with phones on Verizon. Works beautifully.
    10-01-2015 04:02 PM
  5. loki993's Avatar
    Yes newer phones may have universal radios but on V$ the actual radio/phone had to be registered on their network to work and if you didn't get a phone from them it wasn't and it never would be because they wont register a phone that wasn't originally a Verizon phone.

    This may or may be something that's changed since it seem carriers are moving to an unsubsidised model....but I still think V$ is going to give people "incentive" to buy phones in their stores.

    The PE probably works because Moto is basically Verizon anyway and they worked out to have the phone registered. Try that with an unlocked Xperia or something like that and I bet youd have a different experience.
    10-06-2015 11:21 AM
  6. tallarob's Avatar
    Any mention of Verizon carrying this phone?
    10-06-2015 11:54 AM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Any mention of Verizon carrying this phone?
    Verizon has not said a peep yet....Nothing new.. and I don't expect anything soon.
    10-06-2015 07:39 PM
  8. wylde06's Avatar
    Looking at the specs of the Verizon 735 vs the 950xl on the Microsoft store, they both appear to use the same bands? Unless I am looking at them wrong...that makes me think the 950/xl would work fine?
    10-07-2015 06:57 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    that makes me think the 950/xl would work fine?
    No. The 950/XL have no CDMA support. They will not work on Verizon, assuming the specs sheets we have are correct.
    10-07-2015 07:29 AM
  10. illidanx's Avatar
    Looking at the specs of the Verizon 735 vs the 950xl on the Microsoft store, they both appear to use the same bands? Unless I am looking at them wrong...that makes me think the 950/xl would work fine?
    Kinda. You were looking at an incomplete spec sheet for the Lumia 735 (Microsoft's fault I guess). This is the complete spec sheet Microsoft Lumia 735 Specifications - Microsoft - USA and it has CDMA radio, which the Lumia 950/XL does not.
    10-07-2015 04:49 PM
  11. Generalheed's Avatar
    In terms of LTE, the 950 does support most of Verizon's LTE bands except for 13. Bands 2 and 4 are supported though but apparently band 13 is preferred by Verizon LTE phones or something like that.
    10-13-2015 11:23 PM

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