1. terryb99's Avatar
    "Right now, all it takes is $298.99 to grab the handset away from the wireless operator. Keep in mind that this is an off-contract price. And if you want to purchase the Lumia 950 using an equipment installment plan, the unit can be yours with 30 monthly payments of $9.97."

    AT&T slashes the price of its Lumia 950 down to just $299 without a contract | Windows Central
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 08-06-2016 at 03:36 PM. Reason: replace outside link with internal one
    08-06-2016 03:15 PM
  2. rocketboy's Avatar
    I've had a $620 unlocked Galaxy S7 sitting in my Best Buy shopping cart for two weeks and have been one-click away from purchasing several times in the last few weeks. At just $70 more than the L950 the S7 was a far better deal. I played with the S7s in the stores several times. Android has all the MS apps that I use. The S7 devices are beautiful high end products in a generic way like super models are generically beautiful. I missed the statement form factor that I still get asked about when I pull out my yellow L920.

    Yet, every time I was close to clicking "purchase" I felt irrationally resigned to having to use Android. Even knowing that there were more apps (which has always been secondary to me) didn't do much. There's nothing particularly wrong with Android these days, but it wasn't the WinPho experience that I've loved since WP7.

    I can afford to experiment with WM10/L950 at $300 and not feel too cheated if all the horror stories turn out to be true. If Surface Phone is actually a thing then a year from now $300 wasn't too much to spend either. Really banking on W10 AU to start turning things around. I've been with the platform for 5 years now and this time I was really close to being done.
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    08-06-2016 06:02 PM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    I have an unlocked version, not att, but I don't have horror stories either.

    that seems like a great price for a brand new one. if I bought it outright, i'd request an unlock code before I used it, just to have it.

    I just bought an oldie but goodie - the Samsung gt-i9100 S2 to have to play around with games and such. I had one of those in the past, and thought I'd play with a bit to see what I'm missing.

    Just got the wife an S6 Edge - looking forward to see what that looks like.

    I don't see changing platforms though. The 950 will still be the daily.
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    08-07-2016 11:17 AM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Great but I'm still holding my breath on those Windows 10 Roms for Xiaomi mi5, one plus 2 and one plus 3...
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    08-08-2016 11:51 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Great but I'm still holding my breath on those Windows 10 Roms for Xiaomi mi5, one plus 2 and one plus 3...
    I would absolutely use WM10 on a OP3 :-)
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    08-08-2016 12:59 PM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I would absolutely use WM10 on a OP3 :-)
    Who wouldn't ? :)
    08-08-2016 01:52 PM
  7. Jakoh's Avatar
    W10M AU on 950 = Awesome
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    08-08-2016 02:15 PM
  8. SlideWRX's Avatar
    I would absolutely use WM10 on a OP3 :-)
    I posted a comment like this on their forums. There is a thread asking about it. Be sure to tell them.
    08-10-2016 12:42 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    W10M AU on 950 = Awesome
    How is the battery life for you?

    I have an unlocked version, not att, but I don't have horror stories either.

    that seems like a great price for a brand new one. if I bought it outright, i'd request an unlock code before I used it, just to have it.
    I'm seriously wondering how easy it is to buy one and unlock it to use on T-Mo. It lacking DTTW is concerning but if it would be easy, I wouldn't mind giving it a try, because it's new.
    08-10-2016 12:54 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    How is the battery life for you?



    I'm seriously wondering how easy it is to buy one and unlock it to use on T-Mo. It lacking DTTW is concerning but if it would be easy, I wouldn't mind giving it a try, because it's new.
    $300 on Swappa for factory unlocked version, better than the AT&T version.
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    08-10-2016 01:12 PM
  11. Jakoh's Avatar
    How is the battery life for you?
    If i m having a busy day, i am left with 40%. If i have nothing to do, i can usually make it through the day.
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    08-10-2016 01:30 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    $300 on Swappa for factory unlocked version, better than the AT&T version.
    This is true. I have an unlocked 950 (DS) that gave me MMS issues. I was really only curious because I wonder if anyone who has a single sim one ever had these issues.

    If i m having a busy day, i am left with 40%. If i have nothing to do, i can usually make it through the day.
    Nicee. That's something to look forward to, thanks.
    08-10-2016 01:58 PM
  13. JohnStrk's Avatar
    AT&T (Asurion) replaced my aging off contract L830 for a L950 for a $62 deductible! I was going to get the 950 XL for $450 from the MS store but since I was still paying the insurance for my L830 I figured I try and get a replacement. Can't wait to start fresh with WDRT and set up the latest Production build on it. Now I really hope the AT&T DTTW firmware arrives soon!
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    08-10-2016 02:29 PM
  14. gordonfink's Avatar
    AT&T (Asurion) replaced my aging off contract L830 for a L950 for a $62 deductible! I was going to get the 950 XL for $450 from the MS store but since I was still paying the insurance for my L830 I figured I try and get a replacement. Can't wait to start fresh with WDRT and set up the latest Production build on it. Now I really hope the AT&T DTTW firmware arrives soon!
    maybe I should swap to the 830 (I have mobile protection from ATT on my line), then break the screen, and swap it out through assurion.
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    08-10-2016 07:42 PM
  15. gordonfink's Avatar

    I'm seriously wondering how easy it is to buy one and unlock it to use on T-Mo. It lacking DTTW is concerning but if it would be easy, I wouldn't mind giving it a try, because it's new.
    If it is not under contract, and you do not have ATT service, and you own the phone outright, you can fill out the request online at their website, and they should give you the code.

    I have a DS, but I used it w/ATT with no problems. I can guess I can look for a thread, but what MMS issues do you have? Did you call TMo and give them your IMEI?

    I have had troubles on ATT where their system didn't pick up the IMEI when I swapped phones, and it caused MMS and internet issues.
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    08-10-2016 07:44 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    If it is not under contract, and you do not have ATT service, and you own the phone outright, you can fill out the request online at their website, and they should give you the code.

    I have a DS, but I used it w/ATT with no problems. I can guess I can look for a thread, but what MMS issues do you have? Did you call TMo and give them your IMEI?

    I have had troubles on ATT where their system didn't pick up the IMEI when I swapped phones, and it caused MMS and internet issues.
    Thanks to @Werentuckl, I'm good with the MMS issues! This was the thread actually: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...bile-help.html

    My internet worked right off the bat actually, no work required.
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    08-10-2016 09:42 PM
  17. JohnStrk's Avatar
    maybe I should swap to the 830 (I have mobile protection from ATT on my line), then break the screen, and swap it out through assurion.
    I wouldn't go that far. I just told them I've been having hardware/software issues like screen flickering, crap battery life, random reboots, bad speaker and call volume, etc. All true for my old L830. Call them and find out. They had L950's to replace it with. Both white and black. Not too entertained with my new L950 so far though!
    08-11-2016 11:10 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Not too entertained with my new L950 so far though!
    Oh? What's going on? Why not?
    08-11-2016 12:52 PM
  19. JohnStrk's Avatar
    Oh? What's going on? Why not?
    Just little things so far but I'll probably get used to them. The build quality is not nearly as good as the older Nokia built Lumia's but I knew that. The back cover does not seem to fit as secure as the one on the back of my L830 did. I should probably get a good case for it. I like the 950 in white but it's pretty slippery to hold.

    The latest Production build on this phone feels a little different than it did when I had that same build on my L830. Then I updated the L830 to the AU update recently so I got used to that and liked it. Can't wait until AT&T releases it with the firmware update. I already miss DTTW more than anything else! And the first time I tried out the camera I was getting the same error over and over. But a soft reset seems to have fixed that. This was a certified like new phone from Asurion so hopefully no major issues with it or I'll replace it ASAP. Still would like to give the 950 XL a try though.
    08-11-2016 02:09 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Just little things so far but I'll probably get used to them. The build quality is not nearly as good as the older Nokia built Lumia's but I knew that. The back cover does not seem to fit as secure as the one on the back of my L830 did. I should probably get a good case for it. I like the 950 in white but it's pretty slippery to hold.

    The latest Production build on this phone feels a little different than it did when I had that same build on my L830. Then I updated the L830 to the AU update recently so I got used to that and liked it. Can't wait until AT&T releases it with the firmware update. I already miss DTTW more than anything else! And the first time I tried out the camera I was getting the same error over and over. But a soft reset seems to have fixed that. This was a certified like new phone from Asurion so hopefully no major issues with it or I'll replace it ASAP. Still would like to give the 950 XL a try though.
    Ooh okay, I see. I hope that you wouldn't have any issues either.
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    08-11-2016 02:35 PM
  21. gordonfink's Avatar
    I wouldn't go that far. I just told them I've been having hardware/software issues like screen flickering, crap battery life, random reboots, bad speaker and call volume, etc. All true for my old L830. Call them and find out. They had L950's to replace it with. Both white and black. Not too entertained with my new L950 so far though!
    Well, I'll trade you my great condition unlocked 830 for it.
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    08-11-2016 05:34 PM
  22. Ling Cheung's Avatar
    Is the Lumia lock to att? I not I may get it, but my concern is is Microsoft still supporting the phone.
    08-13-2016 08:43 AM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    Is the Lumia lock to att? I not I may get it, but my concern is is Microsoft still supporting the phone.
    buy it from ATT and yea it'll be locked.

    if you want it, buy it with the expectation of being left behind in a year and there's no way you can be disappointed! Only thinking "okay" or being pleasantly surprised at continued support.
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    08-13-2016 11:29 AM
  24. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    I'm giving mine a go again as my DD. Really like the phone. Just missing a couple apps I use sometimes but I can probably get by with the mobile sites when needed. IPad can fill in the other gaps if needed. Screen on the 950 is great which is what keeps bring me back from my iPhone.

    Sent from mTalk
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    08-14-2016 01:00 PM

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