1. gordonfink's Avatar
    I just went over to CNet to see what other folks may be saying about the 950, and they quote a devices marketing person as saying the new Lumias will be ATT exclusive for now.

    If you buy unlocked direct, I suppose that won't matter, but as for carrier availability, I guess that's it. AT&T does have a fine track record of support for Lumias after all.

    Is this reliable info?
    10-06-2015 02:10 PM
  2. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    Link: Microsoft's new Lumia phones are exclusive to AT&T in the US - CNET

    Quote from article: ""It's the best distribution for this family of devices," said Tuula Rytila, corporate vice president of marketing for phones and new devices, in an interview."

    While ATT may be the best US carrier for MS phones, limiting themselves isn't in the best interest for MS. If they want people to take these phones seriously, they have to make them available to as many people as possible.
    SPS828 likes this.
    10-06-2015 02:17 PM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    It would have to be substantially cheaper for me to buy an ATT version, even though I have ATT.
    10-06-2015 02:26 PM
  4. wpfan86's Avatar
    So can I buy it unlocked direct from MS? If so, wouldn't it then work on any other GSM network?
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-06-2015 02:30 PM
  5. gordonfink's Avatar
    So can I buy it unlocked direct from MS? If so, wouldn't it then work on any other GSM network?
    I would think that's the plan. I have an RM-985 (direct from MS 830), and it works on ATT LTE, as well as TMo and others.
    10-06-2015 02:36 PM
  6. bluscreened's Avatar
    HUGE mistake if the unlocked version doesn't work on Verizon. I'm not changing carriers pretty much ever. I sold my Galaxy S6 and I'm in the market for a new phone. A valid argument could be made for iPhone 6S, Nexus 5X or Lumia 950. In my eyes, Lumia is the best out of the three in terms of features and specs. If Microsoft doesn't make it available unlocked to all carrier they will lose me for the next several years. They NEED people like me.
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    10-06-2015 02:39 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    I would suggest checking out the history of the carriers and their support of WP before moaning that any device is exclusive to ATT. Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint have all displayed horrible support for MS's mobile platform recently and while ATT isn't perfect they do have a track record of carrying the most devices and not retiring them after 6 months or only selling them online and pretending they don't exist if you go to their stores....

    And PS - Verizon doesn't matter. They've had the Icon, HTC M8, Samsung Ativ SE and the needle for WP didn't move due to their deliberate refusal to actually sell the handsets. Passing on Verizon wont make any difference.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-06-2015 02:54 PM
  8. bluscreened's Avatar
    Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint have all displayed horrible support for MS's mobile platform recently and while ATT isn't perfect they do have a track record of carrying the most devices
    Which is EXACTLY why Microsoft needs to go the same route as Apple and Google. Sell unlocked, direct to consumer, update directly from Microsoft instead of carriers. I don't want to buy through carrier if I can help it.
    10-06-2015 02:58 PM
  9. Generalheed's Avatar
    This is absolutely ridiculous if this is true! I no longer have any upgrade path on Verzion for my Lumia 928. I definitely am not switching over to the Lumia 735 and it's impractical for me to switch carriers. Even if I did switch carriers, how do I know the next phone won't go back to being a Verizon exclusive like the Icon was?
    10-06-2015 03:01 PM
  10. Generalheed's Avatar
    Which is EXACTLY why Microsoft needs to go the same route as Apple and Google. Sell unlocked, direct to consumer, update directly from Microsoft instead of carriers. I don't want to buy through carrier if I can help it.
    Doesn't unlocked phones not matter on Verizon or Sprint? Most unlocked phones are GSM if I'm not mistaken and they wouldn't support CDMA on Verzion and Sprint's networks.
    10-06-2015 03:02 PM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    HUGE mistake if the unlocked version doesn't work on Verizon. I'm not changing carriers pretty much ever. I sold my Galaxy S6 and I'm in the market for a new phone. A valid argument could be made for iPhone 6S, Nexus 5X or Lumia 950. In my eyes, Lumia is the best out of the three in terms of features and specs. If Microsoft doesn't make it available unlocked to all carrier they will lose me for the next several years. They NEED people like me.
    Unlocked means GSM networks. We will need a version specifically stated it will work on Verizon. If it only comes out on ATT, I will call MS and scream and cuss. I find I hard to believe this will be an ATT exclusive.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-06-2015 03:09 PM
  12. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Man, I was really hoping for a miracle that tmobile would pick it up. I need me some wifi calling.
    10-06-2015 03:11 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    10-06-2015 03:14 PM

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