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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
ChrisCalvin71
Member

Here is the million dollar question.  Microsoft is going to be selling the phones as well and they will be open.  Can/will Verizon support/activate the phones with these specs on them?

GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz

GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps

GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps

WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)

WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)

WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)

LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz)

TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz)

LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)

LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
ChrisCalvin71
Member

Actually, Microsoft said that the 950 only was going to be available through AT&T.  But that the 950XL would be available through the Microsoft store.

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

No it will not it doesn't not support the bands need let alone the technology.

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
primortal
Sr. Member

ChrisCalvin71 wrote:

Here is the million dollar question.  Microsoft is going to be selling the phones as well and they will be open.  Can/will Verizon support/activate the phones with these specs on them?

GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz

GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps

GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps

WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)

WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)

WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)

LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz)

TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz)

LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)

LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)

Its been answered numerous times, the specs above will not work on VZW network.  Also WCDMA != CDMA.

So until Microsoft enables CDMA and the missing LTE Bands these phones are a pipe dream on VZW network.

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Both will be available through the store but AT&T will be selling one of them. Either way MS said they were not talking to other carriers for the short term after John Legere called them out for lying.

Anyway this is what I believe I their long terms. Their Surface branding. Might not be these specs but the branding is what is important. They are finally limping their eggs in a single basket.

http://pocketnow.com/2015/11/02/surface-phone-intel-2016-lumias-snapdragon-820

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
ChrisCalvin71
Member

I refuse to go back to at&t.  What about Sprint or another carrier?  Any other options?

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Any GSM carrier whether MVNO or T-Mobile.

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
dexman
Sr. Member

T-Mobile should work. You'd have to purchase a phone from the Microsoft Store or Best Buy...take it to T-Mobile and have them activate it.

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
primortal
Sr. Member

Hmm VZW has no problems announcing they are carrying a phone that has a lower market share than Windows Phone; the Blackberry PRIV.  Granted the PRIV is now running Android...

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Source: IDC: Smartphone OS Market Share 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012

Verizon News on Twitter: "PRIV™ by BlackBerry. The first-ever BlackBerry powered by Android. Coming ...

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Re: Will Verizon carry the Lumina 950 and 950XL?
MrGecko
Novice

I sent a letter to an executive. We will see what good comes from it.

I'll post the reply if i get one.

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