wondering why Verizon wont allow lumia 950 on there network? why not try and get the hp elitex3. everytime I go to a Verizon store they ALL try and talk me into android or apple. sorry the smoothness is so much better. the connectivity between phone and computer is amazing. whatever I do on my phone my wife can see at home on computer within minutes. cant do that with android or apple. I find android laggy as hell and cant keep up when I text. im always waiting for it to catch up to make sure I didn't misspell. im not a big apps guy but more of a techie. apple will never do it for me. android if they didn't have all those usless apps. i.e. amazon crap. I probably wouldn't hesitate as much. but lost my icon(it was an amazing phone) bought a lumia 928. its nice but no icon. not sure how much longer I can wait or willing to wait for a new windows phone. but what new android would be similar to the icon features? Qi wireless charging, 20mp camera, 4mics for recording, great low light pics and video.
Those aren't allowed on the Verizon Wireless network because the manufacturers didn't make them compatible with the Verizon Wireless network by not including the radio hardware and frequencies necessary for the network. If the manufacturers included the frequencies, there is nothing that Verizon could do to stop customers from using the phones.
Could you have purchased a second hand Lumia Icon from a third party retailer like Swappa or eBay?
Microsoft has their applications available for Android or iOS devices that will still sync with the Windows environment.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.