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So microsoft just announced the 640 and 640XL, will I be able to use these on Verizon?
eagleye68
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So microsoft just announced the 640 and 640XL, will I be able to use these on Verizon? They look like great mid range phones and I hope it will be an option.

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Re: So microsoft just announced the 640 and 640XL, will I be able to use these on Verizon?
Snn5
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Well, mid-range phones aren't as expensive as high-end flagships.  Nonetheless, from the article it looks like ATT will have some exclusive rights, meaning some won't have the correct hardware or revisions needed to work on Verizon.  That's not to say MS won't bring SOME sort of WP to Verizon.

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Snn5
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Microsoft is planning to release the Lumia 640 in April and XL in March with LTE and 3G variants.


So, sometime after that IF VZW carries the 640.  They do need a replacement for the mid-range and flagships like the Icon.  I don't think any platform should be absent from representation on any carrier.


Shortly after Microsoft’s announcement, AT&T said that it will carry the Lumia 640 and 640 XL this spring. The carrier will have an exclusive on the Lumia 640 XL when it arrives on the network. AT&T didn’t announce pricing or an exact launch date yet,

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Release Date, Price, Specs, and More | Digital Trends

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eagleye68
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So if I understand correctly, Verizon would not allow me to purchase one of these from microsoft and use it, the only phones on their network are verizon branded phones ? If so that is disappointing.I do not want to go to android or apple and would have to take my business elsewhere to find a satisfactory phone. I need a quality but inexpensive windows phone that I don't need a 2 year contract to afford.

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Re: So microsoft just announced the 640 and 640XL, will I be able to use these on Verizon?
Snn5
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Well, mid-range phones aren't as expensive as high-end flagships.  Nonetheless, from the article it looks like ATT will have some exclusive rights, meaning some won't have the correct hardware or revisions needed to work on Verizon.  That's not to say MS won't bring SOME sort of WP to Verizon.

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Re: So microsoft just announced the 640 and 640XL, will I be able to use these on Verizon?
47seijar
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The 640 and 640XL will NOT work on Verizon. You would need a CDMA variant made specifically for Verizon. If that happens they will change the model number slightly to something like 642/642XL.

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