1. Mallguvner's Avatar
    I've heard of dual SIMs but not SIM Free. I was on the Microsoft Store site in the MS Offer's tab showing AT&T's black and white selections when I noticed it. I probably have missed something here but figured I'd ask...

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/phone/lumia950/offers/

    MG
    11-17-2015 11:12 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Simply means that the phone isn't locked to one carrier (in a nutshell)
    11-17-2015 11:25 PM
  3. jmajid's Avatar
    I've heard of dual SIMs but not SIM Free. I was on the Microsoft Store site in the MS Offer's tab showing AT&T's black and white selections when I noticed it. I probably have missed something here but figured I'd ask...

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/phone/lumia950/offers/

    MG
    Simply means that the phone isn't locked to one carrier (in a nutshell)
    interesting point...
    SIM free in the UK means not coming with a SIM and is NOT the same as unlocked...
    and thats why the mention of 2yr contract required to get the 149.99 pricing for the black and the white (2 offers)

    but why mention SIM free on a US website?
    RumoredNow and ven07 like this.
    11-18-2015 09:11 AM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    but why mention SIM free on a US website?
    Two theories

    (1) To maintain a near perfect record of confusing, ambiguous or misleading information.
    (2) They had an intern make the description; the intern copy pasted from a foreign market document. They didn't have an intern proof read it.
    jmajid, ven07, bells0 and 1 others like this.
    11-18-2015 09:28 AM
  5. 920Walker's Avatar
    Funny how free can mean no cost and without, meaning costs extra.

    Example: Free OneDrive. OneDrive-free.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-18-2015 09:32 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Funny how free can mean no cost and without, meaning costs extra.

    Example: Free OneDrive. OneDrive-free.
    And a lot of people think fat free means a product has no fat when legally it just means they don't charge you for the fat.

    And has anyone else noticed some restaurants charge more for gluten free items? I just order the regular and ask for the gluten on the side.
    11-18-2015 09:58 AM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    And has anyone else noticed some restaurants charge more for gluten free items? I just order the regular and ask for the gluten on the side.
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    I'm sure you have many a waitress going off to the kitchen confused... Then coming back all apologetic.
    11-18-2015 11:16 AM
  8. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'm sure you have many a waitress going off to the kitchen confused... Then coming back all apologetic.
    I have an ongoing battle with restaurants. Kinda like I have with everything else.

    Have you ever noticed if you ask for Coke, they almost always say "Is Pepsi okay?" and if you ask for Pepsi, they say "is Coke okay?". My theory is they all have both and just want to mess with you.
    RumoredNow, tgp, Skyway and 1 others like this.
    11-18-2015 08:28 PM
  9. Musicman247's Avatar
    When I worked the drive-thru years ago, I would sometimes ask, "Will that be for here or to go?"
    HoosierDaddy, RumoredNow and ven07 like this.
    11-18-2015 08:43 PM
  10. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    When I worked the drive-thru years ago, I would sometimes ask, "Will that be for here or to go?"
    Did you get fired when someone sat there eating while the whole line honked?
    11-18-2015 09:01 PM
  11. eugarps's Avatar
    All,

    As I understand it from a couple of sources including an online chat with AT&T the phone can be bought three ways:

    1. Under a 2 year contract locked to AT&T

    2. With no contract from AT&T. The phone is initially locked but unlocking can be requested after the 14 day buyer's remorse period.

    3. With no SIM unlocked from Microsoft. Under this scenario you get a clean phone with no AT&T bloatware.

    Option 3 is what I'm doing but I have to physically show up at a Microsoft Store to pre-order it. I'll be doing that Saturday and inserting the Nano SIM from my iPhone 5S. I'll be ordering a dual SIM model, so I can use it more easily for overseas travel.

    My $0.02 (USD),

    Bill
    HoosierDaddy likes this.
    11-18-2015 10:22 PM
  12. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    3. With no SIM unlocked from Microsoft. Under this scenario you get a clean phone with no AT&T bloatware.
    And no carrier between you and updates. Plus you gain an asset instead of a liability.
    libra89 and ven07 like this.
    11-19-2015 05:49 AM

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