Microsoft Dual Sim Lumia 950 or 950 XL with Continuum Dock at Microsoft Store France (€299/€399) £250.26
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Microsoft Dual Sim Lumia 950 or 950 XL with Continuum Dock at Microsoft Store France (€299/€399) £250.26

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Found 5th Sep 2016
For close to the price of the single SIM 950 at the Microsoft store here in the UK (£249 vs £250.26) you can have the dual SIM version.

This, of course, could be used for a personal and a business SIM on one phone, but it will probably get used for covering up making 'special' phone calls.

This has the Continuum dock, and we can all hope that Microsoft learns to spell or will teach us to pronounce their new word. At least they won't get sued this time for copyright infringement. Probably.

Vote hot, vote cold because it isn't an iPhone or Android or a personal lease vehicle or your other half just yelled at you or you're a bored teenager and think voting cold is cool.

And if you are tempted to get the 10% off because you are a 'student' you lose the dock.

So there.

Use Google Chrome for translation if you do not speak Surrender Monkey.

link for dual sim 950 XL microsoftstore.com/sto…dG3

link for surrender monkey on wikipedia, like you can trust them en.wikipedia.org/wik…eys

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what special calls?

teggl97

what special calls?



​Local Joe the Raspberry dealer

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teggl97

what special calls?


Anything you don't want the other half, or your boss, or your kids, or the government, or the Inland Revenue to find out about
Edited by: "brs98" 5th Sep 2016

The question is will we get the Continuum dock if we order this from Microsoft France? Do they bundle it in or do we have to redeem?

is it for the lx costs £249?

what am I doing wrong?! showing €399, that's closer to £330...?

EDIT: OK, my bad, €399 is for the XL
Edited by: "pp02442" 5th Sep 2016

where does it say that continuum dock is included?

"Contenu de l'emballage" suggests no continuum dock...?

£249 including dock from the uk Microsoft store.
microsoftstore.com/sto…500?tduid=(2ed5ff022d74f72eb1de8ea8a37045b1)(266696)(1018132)(1003324303)()

pp02442

"Contenu de l'emballage" suggests no continuum dock...?



Eh? Station d'accueil Continuum incluse

ah, I see now, right at very top!
not mentioned in "contenu de l'emballage", guess just means dock is in separate box when sent with phone...

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JoeSpur

The question is will we get the Continuum dock if we order this from … The question is will we get the Continuum dock if we order this from Microsoft France? Do they bundle it in or do we have to redeem?


You do get the dock, I spoke with them and it was automatically added to my order when I checked out.
Transcript of the important bit:
You: Hello, does the 950 dual sim come with the dock when I buy it as a student?
You: I am in the UK
Brad: Thank you, one moment while I check that for you.
Brad: So at this time, it looks like the Display Dock is only available for non-student purchases of the phone. The Student discount isn't combinable with other offers and the same would apply to the free dock offer.
You: Ok, so if I want the dock, I pay full price?
Brad: For the student discount it would be the full price, however I would recommend getting the phone without the student discount to get the dock as it's a better offer between the two.
You: Thank you

And here is the receipt, sort of, in a bad formatting
Produits de votre commande : Montant :
Microsoft Lumia 950 Double SIM (noir)
Prix à l’unité : 299,00 €
Quantité commandée : 1 @ 299,00 €
Microsoft Display Dock
Prix à l’unité : 99,00 €
Quantité commandée : 1 @99,00 €

Remise: 99,00 €
Sous-total : 249,17 €
TVA : 49,83 €

Total : 299,00 €


Edited by: "brs98" 5th Sep 2016

Original Poster

Hardawan

is it for the lx costs £249?


The 950 is £250, the XL is about £334.

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migavupe

£249 including dock from the uk Microsoft store. … £249 including dock from the uk Microsoft store. https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Microsoft-Lumia-950/productID.326061500?tduid=(2ed5ff022d74f72eb1de8ea8a37045b1)(266696)(1018132)(1003324303)()


Yes, as stated above, and about the same price for the dual sim with dock.

So wish it was somewhere near this price when it came out. I would have one instead of this iPhone. I miss windows phone.

Best intro ever

I owned one of the XLs with the dock. I bought it when there was 20% off of the Amazon warehouse prices... The concept is superb. But the lack of continuum supported apps, the mildly buggy experience when in full screen and the overall heat of the phone was a problem.

That said, as just a phone, it is excellent. And if you can forgive the sales blurb and see it for what it is, a super sized phone experience, then actually it's pretty good. Just wasn't what I needed...

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Will Microsoft end Windows Mobile soon(in 2017)?

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Ablessia

Will Microsoft end Windows Mobile soon(in 2017)?


According to what I have read, ysenoyesnoyesnoyesno

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papasb

I owned one of the XLs with the dock. I bought it when there was 20% off … I owned one of the XLs with the dock. I bought it when there was 20% off of the Amazon warehouse prices... The concept is superb. But the lack of continuum supported apps, the mildly buggy experience when in full screen and the overall heat of the phone was a problem.That said, as just a phone, it is excellent. And if you can forgive the sales blurb and see it for what it is, a super sized phone experience, then actually it's pretty good. Just wasn't what I needed...


I had the XL, the Snapdragon 810 chip does get hot even browsing the net, I sent it back and ordered the 950 as it has the 808 chip so runs cooler and the battery lasts longer.
The 810 chip has a reputation for the heat.
Edited by: "brs98" 6th Sep 2016

papasb

I owned one of the XLs with the dock. I bought it when there was 20% off … I owned one of the XLs with the dock. I bought it when there was 20% off of the Amazon warehouse prices... The concept is superb. But the lack of continuum supported apps, the mildly buggy experience when in full screen and the overall heat of the phone was a problem.That said, as just a phone, it is excellent. And if you can forgive the sales blurb and see it for what it is, a super sized phone experience, then actually it's pretty good. Just wasn't what I needed...



Was so hopeful this would take off and be the future of mobile. Maybe Android will take up the torch.

Ablessia

Will Microsoft end Windows Mobile soon(in 2017)?



It is basically dead at the moment - 1st quarter 2016 Windows phone were 0.69% ( yes less than 1% !) of worldwide sales - Android phones have 84.11%. Windows phones peaked at less than 3% in 2014 and it has been downhill ever since.

The NHS used to a big customer (the Organisation that still runs on Windows XP).......

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tintin7

It is basically dead at the moment - 1st quarter 2016 Windows phone were … It is basically dead at the moment - 1st quarter 2016 Windows phone were 0.69% ( yes less than 1% !) of worldwide sales - Android phones have 84.11%. Windows phones peaked at less than 3% in 2014 and it has been downhill ever since.The NHS used to a big customer (the Organisation that still runs on Windows XP).......


For the most part, it is the interface that is different with the various operating systems, and how many apps are written for that OS.
If Android looked like Windows OS, I would switch, but I do not like the icons on Android and iOS.
It is interesting that Microsoft made a Windows Mobile for the Xiaomi Mi4, and is reportedly doing the same for the Mi4 and also the OnePlus family.
That may be their way forward, giving people the option of picking a phone and installing which OS they want. I almost bought the Xiaomi Mi4 just to try it out, but the camera isn't great from what I read.

Aren't these phone going to be succeeded by the Surface Phone? There's talk all over the net about it.

Ablessia

Will Microsoft end Windows Mobile soon(in 2017)?



I don't think they will have a choice, there is practically no user, developer or carrier interest in these phones, not that there was ever much interest in them despite Microsoft ploughing billions upon billions into Windows Phone/Mobile.
I think theres as much chance of Blackberry becoming popular again or Linux replacing Windows as the most popular desktop OS... not going to happen! Windows Phones don't sell even at feature-phone prices.

what is the point of windows phones?!

zombies

what is the point of windows phones?!


To make iPhone users not feel so bad for being ripped off so much.

Heat for the laughs had reading the description and some of these comments... #specialcalls

tintin7

The NHS used to a big customer (the Organisation that still runs on … The NHS used to a big customer (the Organisation that still runs on Windows XP).......



Of Windows phone? Maybe years ago mate but not since they launched the newer versions that didn't support encryption at rest (I believe 8 didn't launch with it). They got dropped like a stone as soon as they weakened their security, iOS and Android took over.

Also where in the NHS have you still seen XP? It's rare to find an NHS PC not running Windows 7 now.

The reason the NHS were so keen on Microsoft was due to the Select Agreement. The government basically paid for it with an £80m fund, which meant that the NHS didn't have to pay Microsoft for any software. They could just use whatever they wanted. That's been scrapped now and has led to a massive increase in costs.
Edited by: "ollie87" 6th Sep 2016

Thanks for this Deal .

brs98

For the most part, it is the interface that is different with the various … For the most part, it is the interface that is different with the various operating systems, and how many apps are written for that OS.If Android looked like Windows OS, I would switch, but I do not like the icons on Android and iOS.It is interesting that Microsoft made a Windows Mobile for the Xiaomi Mi4, and is reportedly doing the same for the Mi4 and also the OnePlus family.That may be their way forward, giving people the option of picking a phone and installing which OS they want. I almost bought the Xiaomi Mi4 just to try it out, but the camera isn't great from what I read.



The raison d'etre of Android is you can customise it to look like Windows Phone/Mobile/Whatever-it-is-now.

If I buy this from MsFrance and it develops any problems and needs to be fixed/returned under warranty, will it need to be sent back to France or can it be serviced here?

Used prices of these are dropping fast.
Just bought a mint 950 XL with the Dock (and some cases) for £250. I have seen them for around £200 as well.
I don't really game anymore and fancied a change so sold my Mate 8 for this, am I mad??

I needed to replace my old 920 which was a great phone but I just don't trust Microsoft right now to maintain support with slightly older devices.
This could be a great phone but there is a significant chance MS could just drop it and you find you have a £250 phone that can't do the things it was advertised as.

Plus it won't work well with anything since no one is committing to develop compatible apps. IF (big if) MS throw their weight and money behind a Surface phone things might improve but it doesn't mean it'll improve for the 950.

I bought an iPhone in the end. I still think Windows Phone (8.1) is a far superior operating system but everything just works with the iPhone and I haven't even needed to bother with iTunes.

tintin7

It is basically dead at the moment - 1st quarter 2016 Windows phone were … It is basically dead at the moment - 1st quarter 2016 Windows phone were 0.69% ( yes less than 1% !) of worldwide sales - Android phones have 84.11%. Windows phones peaked at less than 3% in 2014 and it has been downhill ever since.



Still big bits of government using WinPho but MS's fannying around means lots are looking to move away from it. NHS can be quite open and runs BYOD kit so all sorts in use.

Shouldn't be any XP in hospitals except on isolated systems. The police are still using XP and getting quite scared right now.

The NHS used to a big customer (the Organisation that still runs on Windows XP).......[/quote]

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Rickardo

The raison d'etre of Android is you can customise it to look like Windows … The raison d'etre of Android is you can customise it to look like Windows Phone/Mobile/Whatever-it-is-now.


So far, no one has done a decent job of imitating the Live tiles, there are poor ones similar to W7. I have an Android phone and tablet, and I live in hope.

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Aspman77

I needed to replace my old 910 which was a great phone but I just don't … I needed to replace my old 910 which was a great phone but I just don't trust Microsoft right now to maintain support with slightly older devices.This could be a great phone but there is a significant chance MS could just drop it and you find you have a £250 phone that can't do the things it was advertised as.Plus it won't work well with anything since no one is committing to develop compatible apps. IF (big if) MS throw their weight and money behind a Surface phone things might improve but it doesn't mean it'll improve for the 950.I bought an iPhone in the end. I still think Windows Phone (8.1) is a far superior operating system but everything just works with the iPhone and I haven't even needed to bother with iTunes.


I replaced my 920 with the 950, it is not as tough as the 920, but everything pretty much works, only one or two of the apps I used not available on W10. Poor Cortana was getting a bit senile on the 920, so what else could I do but take her out behind the shed and shoot her?
Edited by: "brs98" 6th Sep 2016

brs98: Snapdragon 820 is a good chip, unfortunately the 950xl uses the 810...notorious for heat and power usage...but fast.

Our company ditched iPhones and now issues Windoze phones to save money. They are okay, but the apps just aren't quite as good as the Apple or Android ones and there are nowhere near as many. If it does what you want then it's a bargain, but I wouldn't pick a Windows phone out of choice. I wouldn't go back to Apple either - way overpriced and they suck too much power. I much prefer Android and Windoze support isn't likely to last much longer.

JoeSpur

If I buy this from MsFrance and it develops any problems and needs to be … If I buy this from MsFrance and it develops any problems and needs to be fixed/returned under warranty, will it need to be sent back to France or can it be serviced here?



You just contact Microsoft.
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