Is No Carrier Other Than AT&T Ready To Sell Microsoft’s Lumia Phones?
Microsoft launched its flagship phones at the “Windows 10” devices event on October 6. The company performed beyond expectations and raised its standard once again with all of its Windows devices. May it be the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, people are eagerly waiting for the release of these devices.
In the midst of all the goody-goody things, here comes the bad news. It seems that AT&T is the only carrier that will sell Lumia 950. It’s still not verified if the carrier will sell Lumia 950 XL. Microsoft said that it is open to selling devices by collaborating with other major carriers. While talking about the partnership, Microsoft’s Senior Vice President of Marketing for Phones Tuula Rytila said that by associating with AT&T the company is looking forward to work on building “connected table” displays at AT&T stores to demonstrate how Lumia smartphones connect with Windows desktops and Surface Pro tablets. She further added, “Partnering with AT&T is executing on that focus and we’re very happy to work them.”
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Where the tech industry is still trying to make sense of what is going on here, John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, tweeted, “If Microsoft wakes up, we’ll talk about T-Mobile carrying.” Major carriers cannot afford to skip Lumia smartphones if the demand for these Windows-powered devices only increase with time. The possibility looks very high. Having said that, even Microsoft cannot afford not to sell their devices on T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless or Sprint as they may lose a large chunk of customer base.