I have been waiting almost a year for a flagship windows phone. If they cannot provide on Verizon, I will be taking my money and accounts elsewhere.
I certainly hope that MS and Verizon strike a deal to provide the Lumia 950/950XL on Verizon or that it will work unlocked on the Verizon network. I compared the networks and bands specified for the Lumia 735 on Verizon and the 950/950XL both have everything the 735 is reported to have (ala the MS store and Phone Arena). But the lack of CDMA per se seems to indicate that they will not work on Verizon's 3G network even if it will on the 4G LTE.
As for updates, I think you can get updates via the Windows Insider program to get around the carrier's slow distribution.
The 735 is a good phone but it's not really comparable to the new flagships. If you're truly in the market for a 950/950XL/similar I don't think you'll be cross shopping with the 735.
I am getting really tired of Verizon email me about telling me I have a phone ready for swapping out. I have a Lumia Icon, do you have something as good or better? Nope! Verizon needs to off the Lumia 950 and XL, I would update my phone once they get these. I even tweeted at Verizon about the Lumia 950 XL. I refuse to get an iPhone and I don't care for the Android OS. Come on Verizon, step up to the plate.
Yea, I get those e-mails for the android and even iPhones too. But when any Windows Phone, like the Icon, came out for VZW, did I ever get an e-mail announcement that it was available? NOPE!
I really don't want to switch carriers, but if I can't buy a Lumia 950 or 950XL and use it on Verizon, then I will be forced to go to AT&T. I don't necessary need Verizon to sell them directly (although it would be nice), but I just want them to work on the network. Make it happen Verizon.
Add another person to the list of frustrated consumers. Verizon and Microsoft have a terrible working relationship that has cost us the opportunity to get the best of the Windows phones.
Verizon, please listen to those of us who want to own the 950 Lumias. If you don't want to sell them, allow us to buy them unlocked from Microsoft and use them on our network.
I'm already paying more for Verizon than I would with the other carriers. Not allowing the 950 to work might just be the final push I need to leave for someone who will give me what I want.
If Verizon doesn't offer the new Lumia 950 then when I return from my Jordan trip in December, I am moving to AT&T. I will pay more for international data and voice on AT&T but at least I will have the cellphone that "I" want.
Agreed. I have been with Verizon Wireless since the old name. I have an iPhone 4S which badly needs to be replaced. I have been holding off waiting for the new Windows10 phones. If Verizon does not carry it I will have to switch to AT&T (3 phones in my plan). I hate to do that since Verizon has much better coverage in my area.