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Just a quick question about the Lumia 950 XL...

Does anyone know if T-Mobil or Sprint will support it?

I know Verizon isn't set up for it.

I'm getting a bit antsy to start saving some money and AT&T is starting to get on the expensive side.
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Just a quick question about the Lumia 950 XL...

Does anyone know if T-Mobil or Sprint will support it?

I know Verizon isn't set up for it.

I'm getting a bit antsy to start saving some money and AT&T is starting to get on the expensive side.

 

 

Uber conspiracy going on.

 

AT&T doesn't even sell the 950XL...  only the 950. T-Mobile doesn't either. None of the US carriers support Microsoft phones. How can MS even try and compete with Android, or Apple when millions of Verizon & Sprint customers can't even buy and use your product..?  

 

 

Nobody in any Carrier store know anything about MS products. They are trained to sell android. MS is not being served by US carriers, some serious collusion going on.

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Uber conspiracy going on.

AT&T doesn't even sell the 950XL...  only the 950. T-Mobile doesn't either. None of the US carriers support Microsoft phones. How can MS even try and compete with Android, or Apple when millions of Verizon & Sprint customers can't even buy and use your product..?  


Nobody in any Carrier store know anything about MS products. They are trained to sell android. MS is not being served by US carriers, some serious collusion going on.
The 950xl works fine with t-mobile, doesn't have wifi calling though. The employees definitely won't know anything about it. The 950xl isn't even in T-mobile's device database. Last time i was in a store they asked what phone i had cause it was showing as unknown in their system. They couldn't even enter it in manually cause it wasn't in the database; so they just marked it as a Lumia 930 cause that was "close enough"
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I upgraded from my beloved Lumia 1020 and have found the foll pros and cons-

Lumia 1020:
Pros:
1.Camera. No doubt about it.
2.The build quality seens better and is well built.
3.Design looks rich comapred to lumia 950
4 Perhaps touch too, i liked touch of this phone compared to Lumia 950.
Cons:
1. Camera too slow.
2.. Gets heated too much
3.Windows 10 lack
4.Yellowish color compared to 950 camera wise.
5. Heavier phone
6. Battery life.

Lumia 950
Pros:
1.Display. Just awesome
2.Find windows 10 better than 8.1
3. Call and network quality better than 1020.
4. Camera good for fast shots.
5. Feels smoother on win 10.
6 Battery life better thabn 1020
7 iRIS Scanner although no use of this feature as of today.

1-Cons:
1 Randomly hangs while working.
2. Build quality of lumia 1020 is better.
3. Gets heated too,
4.Audio quality seems inferfere
5 main thing the edge browser.
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Anyone tried the HP E X3 ? What are their opinions on it ? Also, what do you guys plan to get once Microsoft ends Lumia line from December ? Are you still going to stick around with whatever Microsoft puts out or would you go to iOS or Droid ? Thread seemed dead for quite sometime
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Also, what do you guys plan to get once Microsoft ends Lumia line from December ? Are you still going to stick around with whatever Microsoft puts out or would you go to iOS or Droid ? Thread seemed dead for quite sometime
I'll have to decide that later on. All the end of the Lumia line really means is that Microsoft is discontinuing an unsuccessful brand (Lumia) in favor of branding their future phones with a brand they've developed some traction with (Surface). The Surface Phones will be running W10 Mobile just like the latest Lumias, and even my older 640, do.

Whether I go forward with them depends on the level of support, the cost of ownership (I never buy phones under contract and never will) and the available alternatives. But I'll be looking MS's way first, because I like the WP OS and I've been using that system for a few years now, not to mention my distinct lack of enthusiasm for anything Apple or Google.
     
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Also, what do you guys plan to get once Microsoft ends Lumia line from December ? Are you still going to stick around with whatever Microsoft puts out or would you go to iOS or Droid ? Thread seemed dead for quite sometime
I'll have to decide that later on. All the end of the Lumia line really means is that Microsoft is discontinuing an unsuccessful brand (Lumia) in favor of branding their future phones with a brand they've developed some traction with (Surface). The Surface Phones will be running W10 Mobile just like the latest Lumias, and even my older 640, do.

Whether I go forward with them depends on the level of support, the cost of ownership (I never buy phones under contract and never will) and the available alternatives. But I'll be looking MS's way first, because I like the WP OS and I've been using that system for a few years now, not to mention my distinct lack of enthusiasm for anything Apple or Google.
This is what I'm thinking about as well. On one hand, I like WinPho for it's usability but on the other, I want to mess around with the OS the way Android and to a lesser extent, iOS has. I'm not much interested in the Apps available on the storefront as I have all those that matter to me and I seldom play games if any on my phone.
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This is what I'm thinking about as well. On one hand, I like WinPho for it's usability but on the other, I want to mess around with the OS the way Android and to a lesser extent, iOS has. I'm not much interested in the Apps available on the storefront as I have all those that matter to me and I seldom play games if any on my phone.
Being able to tinker with the OS doesn't really concern me. I rely so much on my smartphone these days for work that I'm always going for reliability, which is another reason I've used WP. To this day, I've never seen an Android phone that wasn't buggy. I've gone months at a time with no malfunction on a Lumia, except for those times I installed half-baked versions of WP 10 on an 820 or 640. The problem with Android is that it's always half-baked. My girlfriend has been on Android for years, and she's got what's supposed to be a pretty good phone, and when she was visiting me last month (she lives in Florida), there was rarely a day during the month she was here that it didn't misbehave. I never had a single issue with my Lumia 640 that whole month, but her Samsung, which she only got a few months ago and which is on Marshmallow, did something weird almost daily.

Maybe it's all of Samsung's modifications to Android that makes it buggy, but I've tinkered with other Android devices before (I once owned one just to learn the OS, because I had so many friends ask me for help with their Android problems...), and even ones with stock Android had issues. I've honestly come to think of Android as the Windows 95 of this generation, if you catch my drift.

I'd like to see something else come along that's viable. At one point, I wanted to get my hands on a Jolla phone (running Sailfish, an updated version of Nokia's aborted Meego Harmattan project), which has a compatibility layer that runs Android apps without being Android. But you can't even buy the darn things outside of Europe (really dumb move there, Jolla).
     
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Anyone tried the HP E X3 ? What are their opinions on it ? Also, what do you guys plan to get once Microsoft ends Lumia line from December ? Are you still going to stick around with whatever Microsoft puts out or would you go to iOS or Droid ? Thread seemed dead for quite sometime

About the X3, no, but I've read in others sites that is very good, but the camera doesn't convince me.

For the rest, well I'll stick with my 950XL until it fails or something hapens to it, if MS release another phone like the rumored Surface phone, I'll go for it. If no, an Android would be, I don't like it, but iOS is not for me, it's too boring, and I hate iTunes, I really can't stand it. I simple like to copy-paste my music and stuff, and for now they still have headphone jack tongue.gif.
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I do not want to go Android as I do not like the OS while I'd love to try iOS for the first time. But my love would still be WinPho if MS releases a worth successor to my 920 with next gen specs. This phone is still snappy with win8.1, but the battery life has tanked hard in recent time for unknown reason which if any of you have any idea would like to hear out how to get it to last me entire day of web browsing ? I'm also looking at the X3 as well as I've heard good things from certain reviews, but haven't seen one in person due to it launching in select markets which is odd for its unavailability here in this one.
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