950XL on Verizon
FargoWindowsMan
Enthusiast - Level 1

I have been a Verizon customer for over 10 years and have 7 lines active on my account.  For much of those 7 years, I've had a Windows Phone active for my mobile line.  I updated to a 928 when they came out in 2013, then updated to a used Icon about the time that Verizon discontinued them.  I plan to immediately order a 950XL, Band2 and SurfacePro4 (currently own the SP3) as soon as I'm able to order them.  I really hope that Verizon allows me to activate the phone on their network, but if they don't, I will not hesitate to move my line to AT&T under my Parent's plan.

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LonestarJedi
Enthusiast - Level 1

Yah, just picked up my 950xl and connected wilt T-Mobile. Have great coverage in my area with faster download speed and cheaper plan rates. This is after being a customer for 20 years.... back when it was still PrimeCo. My whole eco system is Windows, so I am not giving that up for a carrier that has never been the most customer friendly. And its all because Verizon wants control of the phone (updates, etc.), just like they did with iPhone at first. Verizon had to cave on that one because it was so popular they lost too many customers (too much money). With Windows, Verizon probably won't care; not enough money loss for them to actually have to give customers what they want.

Just a thought for those who haven't switched yet; Every carrier is catching up to Verizon's coverage, they simply can't expand much more as they already cover most everywhere. The gap between them and T-Mobile, ATT is closing quickly. This means that the other carriers, which have better phone options and pricing will soon nullify the one thing Verizon has held over their head. Far more customers lost in the future because they didn't take care of them in the present.

Cheers.

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

In major metro areas the coverage is pretty close for all the majors. But stray from those big cities and you quickly find that nobody can come close to Verizon's coverage. I've had T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. At least where I live, in northern NJ, Verizon is the only choice that gets you coverage. Pay a little more, get a LOT more.

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ilikeverizonwireless

You want to go to a company that has very bad reviews for thier cellular data coverage?

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/cell_phones/att_wireless.htm

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mama23dogs
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ilikeverizonwireless wrote:

You want to go to a company that has very bad reviews for thier cellular data coverage?

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/cell_phones/att_wireless.htm

Did you actually read the first few complaints?  I read about 12.   Not a valid complaint in the bunch.

WHy not not check out Verizons one star?   Top 3,259 Complaints and Reviews about Verizon Wireless

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Geebox
Contributor - Level 3

I've switched for about a month and it has worked well for me so far.

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ilikeverizonwireless

It also, depends on what part of the United states you are in.  Manhattan, is the tough spot. 

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WJEnsell
Enthusiast - Level 1

Unfortunately, I have to agree. I have been with Verizon for a long time and if I can't use the 950XL then I will be moving all of my phones to another service provider.

47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

I hope you will wait for the firmware update we're seeing in Europe to make it to the U.S. The 950 has a ton of issues, from minor annoyances to deal-breakers. Check out the forums at Windows Central and Microsoft. This firmware update had darn well better address the terrible battery life among other things. Me personally - I'm waiting for the Surface Phone which should be released for ALL carriers.

ilikeverizonwireless

There is a reason why it will be released to all cariers.  It will be as powerfull as the 950, but not a real smartphone, it won't fit in your pocket.

Also, who ever is thinking about a AT&T and Verizon merger, there was a company like that unitl 1958 or 1968, and the company was called "Bell System", and this what happened, Regional Bell Operating Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaUnited States v. AT&T Co. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Breakup of the Bell System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

So the possibility of that happening is 0% exact. 

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47seijar
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Tidbits
Legend

Some of those I have not ran into yet. Some of them would down right annoy me.

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