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  1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Not having a carrier unlocked 950 version at a Microsoft store is bad but not horrible. There are 3 major disadvantages of a carrier locked phone (no, a logo isn't one of them): (1) relying on the carrier to release OS/firmware updates, (2) downgraded components (less memory, no Qi, etc), (3) needing to switch carriers to use it.

    The insider program goes a long way for mitigating the first.

    The second varies by phone but I'm guessing the AT&T 950 won't be crippled and may even have an additional wireless charging method.

    In the case of AT&T, the 3rd doesn't exist any more although I guess they may close the loophole. I purchased a 640 to use as a gift for someone using another carrier and AT&T issued me an unlock code without me even opening the box. I just had to give them the IMEI that was on the box label. AT&T will give unlock codes for any of their phones at any time if asked by someone who is NOT an AT&T customer (I'm not) as long as the phone isn't being used on AT&T.
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    10-18-2015 06:48 PM
  2. CygnusOrion's Avatar
    Can anyone from MS explain why 950 is not available on their site for pre-order? Also at the MS Store the 950 XL demo units were not there!
    10-18-2015 10:12 PM
  3. jlangner's Avatar
    Can anyone from MS explain why 950 is not available on their site for pre-order? Also at the MS Store the 950 XL demo units were not there!
    As far as 950xl, there was an article saying just temp..maybe updating software etc???

    For 950, if you mean unlocked, I would assume it means ATT has exclusive and even MS can't sale unlocked at launch...just a guess
    10-18-2015 10:57 PM
  4. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    It's back at the store. They even have the AT&T version listed.
    Microsoft Lumia 950 ? Microsoft Store
    10-19-2015 06:00 PM
  5. jlangner's Avatar
    Now if we could just find out if unlocked will be released at launched :)
    10-19-2015 07:26 PM
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