You might have heard that Microsoft has unveiled its two new Lumia flagship smartphones, the Windows Phone community had been waiting for these handsets for a very long time, but some were disappointed to find out that not all carriers in the country would have the devices at launch. Instead the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL are actually exclusive to AT&T. To set the record straight T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter to clarify that Magenta didn’t actually turn down the new Lumia flagships.
“To be clear: We did not turn down the new Windows devices,” Legere tweeted, adding that Microsoft gave them to AT&T instead. He also took a shot at the company and said that if Microsoft “wakes up,” they’ll talk about T-Mobile carrying its new smartphones.
In response to a query Legere explained that T-Mobile was told that the new Lumias would be “old school exclusive,” meaning that only AT&T would carry them, but that might not be the case down the line. Microsoft tells CNET that it’s talking with other carriers in the country to get them to carry the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.
However Microsoft hasn’t struck a deal with any of the other carriers as yet and it can’t be said for sure right now how long it will take before carriers other than AT&T also offer the new Lumia flagship smartphones.