11-28-2015 03:21 PM
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  1. Eustis99's Avatar
    I currently have a 735 with Verizon which I like. I must say though the 950 has been making me consider jumping ship. What do you 950 owners think? Is it worth it or nay? Or should I wait to see if by chance Verizon releases their own? Snow balls chance in hell though that'll happen...
    11-23-2015 09:24 PM
  2. tangledW's Avatar
    I would say the most important thing is coverage in your area.

    I switched from Verizon after 15 years for the 830, which I immediately regretted because the four 830s I had were all garbage - worst Lumias I've ever owned.

    I travel all over the country, rural and metro, it's a simple fact that Verizon's signal covers more area. It's hasn't been an issue for me because the AT&T coverage in my home area is fine and when I travel I carry a company iPhone that is on Verizon with my personal phone set to forward calls to it when it's not in reach.

    Now, for the 950. I love this phone, it's such a huge upgrade over the 830 and I've had zero issues or bugs with it. This phone has completely reversed the regret I felt for switching for the 830. So for me, yes, absolutely worth it but I can't say yes or no for you.
    11-23-2015 09:37 PM
  3. Eustis99's Avatar
    That's the thing. Verizon has awesome coverage here while AT&T is meh. The other two? Garbage. I'm just hoping Verizon and Microsoft kiss and make up because I don't want to downgrade my service for a phone I want.


    I would say the most important thing is coverage in your area.

    I switched from Verizon after 15 years for the 830, which I immediately regretted because the four 830s I had were all garbage - worst Lumias I've ever owned.

    I travel all over the country, rural and metro, it's a simple fact that Verizon's signal covers more area. It's hasn't been an issue for me because the AT&T coverage in my home area is fine and when I travel I carry a company iPhone that is on Verizon with my personal phone set to forward calls to it when it's not in reach.

    Now, for the 950. I love this phone, it's such a huge upgrade over the 830 and I've had zero issues or bugs with it. This phone has completely reversed the regret I felt for switching for the 830. So for me, yes, absolutely worth it but I can't say yes or no for you.
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    11-23-2015 09:52 PM
  4. tangledW's Avatar
    That's the thing. Verizon has awesome coverage here while AT&T is meh. The other two? Garbage. I'm just hoping Verizon and Microsoft kiss and make up because I don't want to downgrade my service for a phone I want.
    Well... there's your answer.

    Awesome phone or cellular service.
    11-24-2015 01:33 AM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    My 950xl has been shipped. When it arrives, I'll take it to my local Verizon store and ask to move my number from my Note 4 to the 950xl. I'm not going to tell them that it's the new WP unless I'm asked. I don't think most of the people in the store know one phone from another. If it activates; great. If they say it won't work on their network, I'll loudly ask why and go from there.

    Once this exercise in futility is over, I'll walk out letting them know I'm on my way to AT&T.
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    11-24-2015 08:51 AM
  6. tangledW's Avatar
    My 950xl has been shipped. When it arrives, I'll take it to my local Verizon store and ask to move my number from my Note 4 to the 950xl. I'm not going to tell them that it's the new WP unless I'm asked. I don't think most of the people in the store know one phone from another. If it activates; great. If they say it won't work on their network, I'll loudly ask why and go from there.

    Once this exercise in futility is over, I'll walk out letting them know I'm on my way to AT&T.
    Why not just swap your SIM card.
    11-24-2015 09:04 AM
  7. majortom1981's Avatar
    I am being honest. I do not think so. Maybe you can try to find a used icon instead? I have the 950 because they gave it to me as a replacement for my 1520. I do not think its good enough to replace a icon/930/1520. I am having a lot of the same bugs that I did on my 1520 on windows 10 mobile. Yes the camera is a little better but thats about it.
    11-24-2015 09:32 AM
  8. willied's Avatar
    I'm going to switch to Cricket (AT&T's network) for this phone. We'll see how it goes, but $35 for 2.5 GB of data and unlimited text and talk is great.
    11-24-2015 09:48 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Why not just swap your SIM card.
    I think that might only work if it's from one Verizon phone to another.
    11-24-2015 09:51 AM
  10. Fenoy's Avatar
    Anyone have any thoughts on how is AT&T coverage in the metro Washington DC area compares to Verizon.
    11-24-2015 11:03 AM
  11. tangledW's Avatar
    Anyone have any thoughts on how is AT&T coverage in the metro Washington DC area compares to Verizon.
    I'm in the area now, with Verizon & AT&T phones. I see no difference.

    AT&T basically has every metro area covered, it's the more rural areas that Verizon has it beat.
    11-24-2015 01:40 PM
  12. tangledW's Avatar
    I think that might only work if it's from one Verizon phone to another.
    Oh, I assumed your Note 4 was a Verizon phone.
    11-24-2015 01:41 PM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    Why not just swap your SIM card.
    My active SIM card is micro and the 950xl requires a nano card. Thanks for the heads up though.
    11-24-2015 01:57 PM
  14. Fenoy's Avatar
    Thanks - I have an L928 (which has been an excellent phone) and I'm thinking of switching from Verizon, who I've had since they were Bell Atlantic, to AT&T get the 950XL which I'll buy unlocked from MS. I may be wrong but given Verizon's past support of WP I don't see these phones coming to Verizon in the foreseeable future.
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    11-24-2015 03:03 PM
  15. asellite's Avatar
    I currently have a 735 with Verizon which I like. I must say though the 950 has been making me consider jumping ship. What do you 950 owners think? Is it worth it or nay? Or should I wait to see if by chance Verizon releases their own? Snow balls chance in hell though that'll happen...
    Short answer for ya, I switched from Verizon for the 950. Very happy I did.
    11-24-2015 03:46 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I'm in the area now, with Verizon & AT&T phones. I see no difference.

    AT&T basically has every metro area covered, it's the more rural areas that Verizon has it beat.
    agreed.
    I'm in Maryland/DC metro area and a good amount of my friends have at&t. No issues really.
    11-24-2015 05:38 PM
  17. Eustis99's Avatar
    Thanks for the input everybody! I'm just annoyed because I have the windows 10 preview on my 735 and it's so buggy! I want to go back to 8.1 but the recovery tool won't work leaving me stuck with this mess.
    11-24-2015 07:31 PM
  18. tgp's Avatar
    My 950xl has been shipped. When it arrives, I'll take it to my local Verizon store and ask to move my number from my Note 4 to the 950xl. I'm not going to tell them that it's the new WP unless I'm asked. I don't think most of the people in the store know one phone from another. If it activates; great. If they say it won't work on their network, I'll loudly ask why and go from there.

    Once this exercise in futility is over, I'll walk out letting them know I'm on my way to AT&T.
    The joke will be on you. Anyone who knows anything about mobile phones will know that the 950XL will not work on Verizon. You will be showing your ignorance.

    It would be better to simply walk into the Verizon store and tell them that you're switching because they do not support the 950XL, although that's not technically true because Microsoft could have made it Verizon capable. Don't tell us they couldn't. Apple did it; Google did it; Motorola did it. If you say Microsoft couldn't, you are in essence saying that Microsoft is inept when it comes to mobile phone manufacturing.

    I think that might only work if it's from one Verizon phone to another.
    No, the phone does not need to be Verizon branded. It only needs to have Verizon capabilities. Did you not read about when the Nexus 6 was released last year? The factory unlocked version works on Verizon out of the box, but they couldn't activate it. It only worked if you took an already active SIM card and put it in. The 950 and 950XL are not capable of working on Verizon.
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    11-24-2015 08:01 PM
  19. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    I think you'd be barking up the wrong tree there, Sparky. Right message, communicated to the wrong people.
    11-24-2015 09:23 PM
  20. Eustis99's Avatar
    To whom may I ask?

    I think you'd be barking up the wrong tree there, Sparky. Right message, communicated to the wrong people.
    11-24-2015 09:31 PM
  21. dakranii's Avatar
    I'm in the area now, with Verizon & AT&T phones. I see no difference.

    AT&T basically has every metro area covered, it's the more rural areas that Verizon has it beat.
    What about down in the metro tunnels? When I lived there Verizon worked in the tunnels, ATT did not. Maybe that's changed? Not a deal breaker, but it was convenient.
    11-24-2015 09:48 PM
  22. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Sorry, should have quoted aximtreo, regarding walking into a Verizon store and delivering that message to retail employees.
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    11-24-2015 10:15 PM
  23. tangledW's Avatar
    What about down in the metro tunnels? When I lived there Verizon worked in the tunnels, ATT did not. Maybe that's changed? Not a deal breaker, but it was convenient.
    I'm not sure, I was only in the area on business.
    11-25-2015 09:55 AM
  24. nasellok's Avatar
    If you had the Icon, id say its not quite worth it - you could wait. But the 735......man, switch it up. I had the Icon, and would have kept it, but i had broken the charge port, and was able to use my Microsoft Complete insurance to file a claim, and I argued for the 950 as a replacement. They wanted to give me the HTC One - but I adamantly refused, and told them to give me my 599$ back that I spent on the Icon 22 months ago, or to repair it. The phone was not in production anymore, and they didn't have the parts available to fix it, so for 50$, i got myself a new 950. Its pretty awesome - other than the retina scanner, and how thin and light it is, I don't really notice much of a difference between this and the Icon. Its fast, but so was the Icon, the Camera is amazing, but i feel like the Icon was pretty close with it on an image quality level.
    11-25-2015 10:12 AM
  25. tanders04#WN's Avatar
    If you had the Icon, id say its not quite worth it - you could wait. But the 735......man, switch it up. I had the Icon, and would have kept it, but i had broken the charge port, and was able to use my Microsoft Complete insurance to file a claim, and I argued for the 950 as a replacement. They wanted to give me the HTC One - but I adamantly refused, and told them to give me my 599$ back that I spent on the Icon 22 months ago, or to repair it. The phone was not in production anymore, and they didn't have the parts available to fix it, so for 50$, i got myself a new 950. Its pretty awesome - other than the retina scanner, and how thin and light it is, I don't really notice much of a difference between this and the Icon. Its fast, but so was the Icon, the Camera is amazing, but i feel like the Icon was pretty close with it on an image quality level.
    If you're having issues with the iris scanner, someone posted a great tip on hear the other day. Look at the Microsoft logo when unlocking and you should see a noticeable improvement in speed and accuracy. I've been much happier with the feature after that.
    11-25-2015 10:37 AM
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