10-19-2015 07:26 PM
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  1. outdriver311's Avatar
    Anybody else notice that online Microsoft Store no longer has the Lumia 950, only the XL? AM I reading into it or is there something going on here?
    10-09-2015 03:02 PM
  2. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    On-Site difficulties maybe
    10-09-2015 03:06 PM
  3. ssapre's Avatar
    10-09-2015 03:48 PM
  4. TheCudder's Avatar
    Microsoft.com = Product information page
    MicrosoftStore.com = Product purchasing page


    The Lumia 950 has been on Microsoft.com since the Oct. 6 event, it has yet to appear on the MicrosoftStore.com US page. Only the 950 XL is listed --- International Microsoft Store websites list both devices.
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    10-10-2015 11:27 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Microsoft.com = Product information page
    MicrosoftStore.com = Product purchasing page


    The Lumia 950 has been on Microsoft.com since the Oct. 6 event, it has yet to appear on the MicrosoftStore.com US page. Only the 950 XL is listed --- International Microsoft Store websites list both devices.
    I wonder why that is.
    10-11-2015 12:28 AM
  6. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    It confuses me too. Some of the links on the microsoftstore.com website take you to the microsoft.com website. I got all excited when I was able to find the 950 through the store then I realized the "All Lumia" link on the store site takes you to the product information page on microsoft.com, where it shows the 950xl and the 950.

    I'm spending way too much time thinking about this lol. I'm just gonna back off for a week or so and wait for someone to release a statement.
    10-11-2015 01:31 PM
  7. spaulagain's Avatar
    I went to their store in my area, and they didn't even have the 950. Just the XL. I'm wonder in ATT has exclusive sale rights to the phone. Which us utter ridiculous if its the case.

    I looked at the 950 XL, its just too big. You can't even hit the back button at the bottom when holding single handedly. Good thing I'm on ATT so I can get the 950.
    10-11-2015 02:34 PM
  8. manicottiK's Avatar
    You can't even hit the back button at the bottom when holding single handedly.
    Well, I couldn't even SEE the back button -- although the kiosk at the King of Prussia mall has a 950 XL, it has no USB-C cable so they can't charge it to turn it on!
    10-11-2015 04:04 PM
  9. Musicman247's Avatar
    Just got back from the MS kiosk in our local mall. They were using a Qi charger to power the XL. Asked about the 950 and was told that they didn't have any information about it at all, and that only stores in Canada were slated to have it so far.
    10-11-2015 04:10 PM
  10. 920Walker's Avatar
    This carrier exclusivity and size exclusivity, if legit in the US, is asinine.
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    10-11-2015 04:14 PM
  11. txkimmers's Avatar
    I just saw a big ol gorgeous product page for the 950...still no pre-order button though. Microsoft Lumia 950 - Smartphones - Microsoft - USA

    And..I can't get there from the main Microsoft store page or from the searching the site. Pulled up that link via a google search. Very weird and annoying.
    10-11-2015 09:15 PM
  12. outdriver311's Avatar
    I'm fairly confident they were both on microsoftstore.com, but I could be losing my mind, also. Either way, not too worried about it anymore. At the time, I got neurotic and thought maybe they were pulling the plug on the 950 or delaying it. A couple days later it's clear that's not happening.
    10-11-2015 10:02 PM
  13. TheCudder's Avatar
    For those who haven't noticed, see the picture attached. The left is the Microsoft US Store, the right is the Microsoft UK Store --- it really looks like the US is getting the shaft on the Lumia 950.

    lumia950_att.jpg
    10-12-2015 10:03 AM
  14. Pusta1122's Avatar
    I was at my local MS store yesterday in Orlando FL and I spoke with a rep abour pre-ordering the 950. They are currently not taking pre-orders for the 950. However this store is allowing people to pre-order the 950XL and then switching to the 950 when/if the pre-order for that phone opens. I dont know if it was total BS, but I gave it a shot. With 0$ and no obligation, whats the worst that can happen.
    10-12-2015 03:14 PM
  15. jlangner's Avatar
    I was at my local MS store yesterday in Orlando FL and I spoke with a rep abour pre-ordering the 950. They are currently not taking pre-orders for the 950. However this store is allowing people to pre-order the 950XL and then switching to the 950 when/if the pre-order for that phone opens. I dont know if it was total BS, but I gave it a shot. With 0$ and no obligation, whats the worst that can happen.
    Unfortunatley it sound like ATT is only one that can sale for XX days, even unlocked on MSStore..JMO
    10-12-2015 07:50 PM
  16. Pusta1122's Avatar
    Unfortunatley it sound like ATT is only one that can sale for XX days, even unlocked on MSStore..JMO
    If that truly is the case, its no biggie to me. I will just wait it out with my Galaxy s6 till the unlocked ones arrive on the MS store.
    10-15-2015 07:41 AM
  17. Dewg's Avatar
    Typical exclusivity is 3 months, with some going 6 months. The problem is that cell phones are replaced every 12 months with a new model (or 6 months for iPhones). If it's exclusive for 6 months, you've lost half the life of the phone before you can get it - now instead of being cutting edge, it's a hold-over for the next phone. I really hope they release simultaneous - or 3 month wait at the most.
    10-15-2015 12:56 PM
  18. jlangner's Avatar
    If is is exclusive past year end (Cant buy unlocked at microsoftstore.com) then Ill probably go back to android. MS said flagships were for us and it appears they don't even make them available to all of us.
    10-16-2015 04:25 PM
  19. Big Papa Smurf's Avatar
    What if they just got so many preorders they had to take it down? Sold out of stock already?
    10-16-2015 04:34 PM
  20. TheCudder's Avatar
    What if they just got so many preorders they had to take it down? Sold out of stock already?
    The 950 was never made available on the Microsoft Store US web site. I posted on both the Microsoft Lumia US & Microsoft Store Facebook's asking when unlocked versions of the 950 would be available, and I really didn't get much.

    Microsoft Lumia US's reply...
    The Lumia 950 will be available beginning in November. Hang tight for more details! [I'm sure this was in reference to the general availability date --- which is limited to AT&T in the US.]
    Microsoft Store reply...
    We don't have any information on a specific date. Keep checking back though [Along with a link to the Microsoft.com (not Store) product page for the Lumia 950]
    10-16-2015 06:08 PM
  21. jlangner's Avatar
    The 950 was never made available on the Microsoft Store US web site. I posted on both the Microsoft Lumia US & Microsoft Store Facebook's asking when unlocked versions of the 950 would be available, and I really didn't get much.

    Microsoft Lumia US's reply...


    Microsoft Store reply...
    On MSstore chat I was told paraphrasing "Some companies get rights to sale for certain periods, right now we do not have that permission".
    10-16-2015 06:41 PM
  22. TheCudder's Avatar
    On MSstore chat I was told paraphrasing "Some companies get rights to sale for certain periods, right now we do not have that permission".
    Yeah its' clear that AT&T required Microsoft not to sell the device directly for at least some unknown period of time in an attempt to pull customers from other carriers (ie. T-Mobile). Funny thing is, Microsoft would be much better off selling direct from the Microsoft Store and offering financing and full price purchasing --- but I'm sure AT&T paid a hefty chunk of change up front to Microsoft to persuade them to hand over exclusive rights to the Lumia 950. Good financially for Microsoft, ***** move for AT&T.
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    10-16-2015 08:00 PM
  23. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    Damn, I actually have AT&T but didn't want to have to go through them to get the phone. Also don't really want to wait....
    10-17-2015 12:49 PM
  24. Dewg's Avatar
    Damn, I actually have AT&T but didn't want to have to go through them to get the phone. Also don't really want to wait....
    I agree with you 100%. Even if you have AT&T, you should buy unlocked so you don't have to deal with firmware updates and OS updates being delayed by the carrier, or never released at all.
    10-17-2015 07:23 PM
  25. jlangner's Avatar
    I agree with you 100%. Even if you have AT&T, you should buy unlocked so you don't have to deal with firmware updates and OS updates being delayed by the carrier, or never released at all.
    It would be nice if Dan or someone from site would respond with what they are hearing on if unlocked 950 will be released at launch.
    10-17-2015 09:41 PM
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