Please let Corporate know that the lack of the new Windows phone this Fall, 950 or 950XL, will signal to me that you are not interested in having the Windows phone user as one of your customers. I expect Verizon Wireless to sale and support the new Windows phone just like you do will all of your Android phone that you love to push in your stores.
If at some time Microsoft decides to stop sell the phone, at that time I'll change to something else. But for now, I will not have Wireless carrier force me to a particular phone. Yes, that decision will send me elsewhere for good.
I hope the Verizon corporation reconsiders their decision on a lack of Windows Phone support.
I did a quick tally of the current Windows phone offerings by at&t, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. This was just a check of the number of devices listed and did not take into account new vs refurbished. The results were quite interesting:
T-Mobile: 4 Lumia 640, Lumia 521, Lumia 635 and Lumia 530
Verizon Wireless: 3. Lumia 735, LG Lancet and HTC One (M8)
at&t: 2 Lumia 640XL and Lumia 635
Sprint: 2. Lumia 635 and Samsung ATIV S Neo
I might spring for a 735 before Verizon Wireless decides to remove it from it's catalog. I was able to get a small amount of "hands on" time with it yesterday while waiting to be helped at a nearby Verizon Wireless store. Seemed like an ok device, but that is based upon a short session.
I totally agree with you. I have been with Verizon since 1995. I currently have 8 phones/devices on their network (4 in contract & 4 not).
I have been through the Blackberry's, Androids and iPhones but have never found a phone that meets my needs like my current Lumia 928. Hands down the best phone I have had. I've been looking forward to the release of the 950/950xl and will do what it takes to get one even if it means moving all 8 of my phones/devices to a new network.
I truly hope Verizon will carry these new flagship devices and not force me to move to a different network.
I'm hoping Microsoft will release an unlocked 940/950 XL that will work on VZW's network. I really don't want to leave VZW but if they are no longer going to support/carrier Windows 10 Mobile devices they give me no choice but to go to their competitors that do.
I am in the same boat. I have been with Verizon for over 15 years. But If I cannot get new Windows Phones, I will have to find another carrier.
Only time will tell if VZW will continue to ignore those of us that want Windows phones. I'm really tired of helping my friends/family/acquaintances and the VZW store reps (at multiple stores) say that they're is no such thing as a Windows phone or they just try to push an Android. As they already know (if they read any of my e-mails,) I too will be forced to leave if VZW chooses not to get a Windows flagship device. Even though I've been with VZW since 1998 (back before the merger,) I won't hesitate. There are several people I know that are waiting to see what I do and will follow suit.
This will be Verizon's last chance to keep me as their customer.
If Microsoft does not create a CDMA version of the phones, it becomes a moot point. VZW still controls what devices are allowed to direct connect to the network, but, it won't create profiles for nonexistent phones.
So far the Microsoft Surface 3 isn't allowed and I'm starting to get the feeling that it won't be at all because there is no code for the device in VZW's system. So purchasing an unlocked device and bringing it to a VZW store is a fruitless exercise.
Even if Microsoft does create unlocked CDMA versions, nobody knows if VZW will allow them on the network.