Who wants a premier offer for WP10?ie Lumia 950,950xl
WP10_950xl
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I have owned and absolutely loved my Lumia 822 and now my Lumia 735. I have been waiting wit bated breathe for the Lumia 950 xl. I figure if the phones that I have been using for the last 2 1/2 years are considered mid level, then high end has to be off the hook. Now I read that VERIZON may not support a flagship WP 10 at all. If that is the case I would seriously consider switching carriers.

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vzw_customer_support
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We want you to have a device that best suits you, WP10_950xl. We have a great lineup of devices and are sure we can find one that does what you are looking for it to do.  We don’t want you to leave us, as we value our customers. How do you use your current device? What are you hoping to do with your new one?


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robert5050
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We have 20 business lines and our contract expires in July.  We'll probably be moving to ATT \ Lumia 950 if Verizon doesn't come up with a good upgrade to the Lumia icon....

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vzw_customer_support
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robert5050, we never want to lose a valued customer like yourself. We strive to make sure we have the right phone for all our customers. You can stay up to date with the latest Verizon news here. http://vz.to/1Y8VhIS



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dexman
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The latest rumblings point to an April 2017 release for Microsoft's new phone line. As noted, it is not known of the Surface Phone, or HP X3 will have Verizon Wireless variants.

robert5050
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I've heard about the Surface phone and it'll probably be a really good device but we won't be able to wait until April.  I've also read about the HP X3 and it looks amazing.  We do wish it was a bit smaller though.  Anyway there's no word on whether these would come to Verizon or not so currently nothing to look forward too.  Grass is greener on the other side with T-Mobile or ATT.

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vzw_customer_support
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The grass is not always greener on the other side robert5050. I understand making sure you get the phone you want we have many http://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/ devices available that suit your needs.
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robert5050
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MarkP_VZW - Verizon news is not much interest to me.  I'll stay up to date by following Windows Central and Windows Power User sites.

AmberF_VZW - I couldn't care less about those devices.  Again, I'm only interested in Windows Phone and will follow the above news sites.  Should one become available, I'll probably know before hand.

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dexman
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In the past, Tidbits has noted that Verizon Wireless is slowly moving away from CDMA. Eventually everyone will be GSM and/or VoLTE.

Microsoft has also said that the limited position is short term with an eye towards wide availability in the future. This is thought to be a veiled reference to the Surface Phone.

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I'm going to hold onto it until the Surface Phone's trajectory is known.

If no Verizon Wireless variants are forthcoming, I'll spring for a Lumia 735, or, whatever phones can be used with Verizon Wireless.

Looks like MaryJo Foley and I are going in opposite directions.

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Tidbits
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Then you have to wait for the surface phone and see if it goes here.

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techfranz
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I have red some reviews on Lumia 950 and 950XL and they say the build quality is not the premium we would expect from a flagship phone.Sounds like they are great mid-grade phones though.

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dexman
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The look and feel of the phone itself isn't a huge deciding factor...for me anyways. Any smartphone I purchase goes right into a protective case...such as an OtterBox.

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Geebox
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I'll do a review once mine arrives.

Sent from my Windows Phone

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TomSawyerB
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Go to the Microsoft Store on your Windows Phone and D/L the Windows Insider App. It will give you access to Windows 10 on most windows phone. (I have the 929 (Icon)). Keep in mind that it's still a build versus an official OS, BUT the newest version came out this week and it is Phenomenal! Hands down awesome. So you can at least have Windows 10. As for the 950, I'm considering swapping over to AT&T when the 950 does finally hit. Keep that in mind Verizon. 8 years with you guys (3 were with Alltel, but that doesn't really matter). I'd hate to swap but it's not something that would kill me to do either.

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slippercream
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VoLTE?  Win Phone X calling is directly integrated with Skype Smiley Happy, right on the call/dial interface.

Can't see Google nor Apple doing that anytime soon...

(Yeah I know, not the same as VoLTE.  But some people and companies live by Skype and Lync / Skype Biz these days.  No one can deny that any other alternative comes close.)

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slippercream
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My saving grace at the moment is that I do have a TMO sim, which I will definitely end up using more until such time... or if at all... a suitable Verizon phone comes out.  And that's all dependent on whether I decide not to switch over completely. 

I will comment on both MSFT and VZW.

On the former, it's no secret that it's an MS habit to take the quickest path to market with new devices - most of the time because they're lagging against competitors.  It doesn't help them either to depend on initial release feedback from customer complaints  (i.e. the Surface Book) to determine bug fix.  That's one of the fundamental differences between AAPL and MSFT - that Redmond is quicker to market with more bugs thanks to less thorough testing, while Cupertino will go above and beyond to deliver a thoroughly-tested product.  Personally, I'd rather pay a bit more to have a product that won't conk out on me as soon as I drive it out of the lot.  Moreover, it's pretty common knowledge that the reason Apple has the fan base and brand loyalty it has is in large part due to their strategy of combining marketing and device features that support ease of use.  Microsoft is just getting there, but, just like HP, they operate like the same old crusty IT company of the late 80's and 90's.  I can only imagine how much innovation and creativity is lost each time they lay their skilled workforce off.

(On a side-note, visit #2 to the local MSFT store left me feeling like the sales staff didn't seem to care at all that there won't be VZW coverage either.  So, who's calling the kettle black?)

On Verizon, I realize that they now have a lot more to be concerned about competition creeping into their market share.  Brand identity has never been a problem for Verizon, and a lot of other companies I'm sure base their strategies on Verizon's own plans.  Someone else said it in this thread - it'll be so easy for a competitor to capitalize on Verizon's "garbage" if it put their backs behind MSFT.  "PC Does What"?  Imagine if the "Un-Carrier" decided to invest in this opportunity and won big.

That's the challenge of those at the top --- it's a very steep fall down.  And it would be terribly unfortunate if Verizon decided way too late that they've been putting all their chips on 2 out of 3 major OS manufacturers, when the reality is, MSFT isn't going away anytime soon, and shows no signs of giving way to IOS nor Android nor their cloud offerings that can't quite compare to what MSFT has to offer.

As uninformed as I am about mobile technologies and what makes my phone get a signal, etc.,  I'm going to wait eagerly and hope that I can find a way to hack into this nonsense and make the phone work.  Even if it means I forward all my VZW calls to my TMO number.  As a person who personally has 13 working Windows devices in my household and vehicles  (3 of which I take to work with me wherever in the world I travel),  I consider myself to be well invested in everything MS.  Regardless of how well invested the rest of the world is, I wonder how much the MS userbase is worth losing to Verizon.  And how much the "Nation's #1 Network" can boost sales (and market share) for MS on the mobile soundstage.

Not a lot of foresight here on both parties.

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dexman
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Apple has been having it's own share of problems as of late. iOS 8.0.1 was a total disaster. Fixes/updates for iOS 9 are rolling out in a Conga Line. El Capitan has issues.

Hardware issues as well...but not as severe as the SB's.

Hopefully Surface Phones will be coming to VZW. I like my Samsung Galaxy S4...but...there are things with Lollipop that I'm happy with.

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dexman
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I'm not happy with...

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vzw_customer_support
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dexman We never want our customers to be unhappy. I can definitely help you out. Please share a few details.
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Timlovesbikes
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I think it's funny that you can help him out when he's unhappy about his S4 but you can't help any of us out when we want a high end Windows Phone.

I also think it's funny that VWCS monitors every thread but only chimes in when it doesn't relate to the subject. It shows that their definitely listening, just simply not caring.

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Tidbits
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They already said to be said. The fact remains MS said they didn't talk to anyone but AT&T in the US market and they are doing a limited release in the short term. You guys already had your answer for a long while now. Either you move to AT&T or wait to see what MS long term plans are before moving.

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NolMac
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Either phone can be bought and used on at least t mobile too. It's not AT&T or nothing just cause that's the only company they talked to. Just cause AT&T is the only carrier selling it. Doesn't make it an exclusive. Microsoft is selling the phone too.

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