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Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
DaveVia
Newbie

I will buy an unlocked version of the Lumia 950 if it will work on Verizon. I have hear it will not work on the Verizon network.  If this is the case I will move my account once I hear back.  Thank you

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Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon?  I am looking to move to AT
Ann154
Super User
Super User

No it will not and it hasn't worked since the day it was announced.  It will never work has Microsoft decided not to build it with CDMA capabilities.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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47seijar
Specialist

The Surface Phone is scheduled (unofficially) to hit all the major carriers, unlike the Lumia 950 that was only designed as a placeholder for the SP. Do yourself a favor before getting the 960 and look at the support forums on Windows Central and Microsoft's support forum. The 950 has a TON of issues, and when the Surface Phone is released it will be shunted to the back burner real fast. That means it won't be getting improved, and it badly needs to be improved.

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Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
DaveVia
Newbie

thanks did some research and decided to wait until this fall.

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Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
Trekka
Enthusiast

The phone supports CMDA, it's not an issue with Microsoft.

Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
Tidbits
Legend

It does not and it's been verified multiple times.

WCDMA is not CDMA if you think that they are the same.

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Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
MSSPT
Enthusiast

It has the radio features in the hardware, but they are disabled, and you are correct they will never work on Verizon.

Verizon will not allow Microsoft to enable the for CDMA or their LTE bands.

Microsoft tried to leave them available/open/unlocked, and Verizon threatened litigation as they own licensing rights to the frequency bands.

So to clarify...
The Lumia 950 and 950XL will NEVER work on Verizon.
Do not blame Microsoft, it was Verizon that SPECIFICALLY stopped them from being available on their network.

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Tidbits
Legend

^^^That is flat out WRONG!

READ AND UNDERSTAND BLOCK C RULES.

Microsoft did it themselves. Verizob under block C can not block or stop a device that works on their network from working. They even have to give the software for their network to work on XLTE and such too.

Stop spreading the misinformation by a so called expert who work for Verizon 20 years ago and has never read the Block C rules.

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Tidbits
Legend

Also is not up to Verizon to allow anything. It's up to the manufacturer and the FCC who made block C rules. Don't believe me as the FCC, and they'll even tell you it is not up to Verizon.

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Re: Will the Lumia 950 work on Verizon? I am looking to move to AT
Tidbits
Legend

Hey what do you know... HTC is starting to go on the 1 device for all carrier bandwagon...

Buy HTC 10 | HTC United States

Now let's see if Microsoft is going to do the same with the Surface phone.  My fingers are crossed.

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