The fact that it is available unlock means it's not exclusive. However, since it doesn't have cdma, that limits the phone to AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.
I don't really care. The 950XL is not the 1520 replacement I am looking for. Not big nor WOW! enough. I wish Microsoft really creates a Surface Phone with 6+" screen with no on-screen buttons and great built quality.
Seems like lot of people here only read the headline and then post their uninformed comments.
"...we've made the decision to have AT&T carry the Lumia 950, and then sell both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL unlocked through our own channel in Microsoft stores."
when you think " no way they'll F it up this time " and surprisingly they prove you wrong! AGAIN =]
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2015What do you expect from a crap company like MicrosoftCrap as a phone manufacturer indeed, not as a software company, where you might be writing your comment using software from MS.
Exclusivity is the sure shot way to ensuring the product is DoA when your market share is already pitiful.
If you don't want AT&T, buy the unlocked phones and get the carrier of your choice.
Not like the unlocked phone option isn't available.