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AT&T Kills off Windows Phone Devices

AT&T is no longer selling Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform smartphones. Unlocked devices can still work on the network, but the carrier is abandoning the platform after weak sales.


is no longer selling devices on its website. The second largest carrier in the US was a rare network partner for . However, after cutting its listings this week, the company no longer sells Windows based smartphones.

This of course includes Microsoft's own smartphones, which were discontinued last year. At the moment, a quick look through the AT&T store still shows some Windows Phone handsets. These are not new though and a refurbished “Certified Like-New” products.

While the company no longer sells Windows Phone on its website, customers still have ways to grab an AT&T networks Windows handset. For example, Microsoft still sells the locked Lumia 950 on the network through the . The price of that device is currently at $298.99.

None of this is at all surprising. Back in December, Microsoft sold out of its own unlocked Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices on the Microsoft Store. Interestingly, the sole survivor was the AT&T Lumia 950 mentioned above.

A week later, Microsoft sold out of all its Lumia devices, ending a fire sale that started when the company announced it was ceasing hardware production.

Other Options

It is worth mentioning that AT&T's Windows Phone removal is for all devices, not just for Microsoft's. However, any unlocked Windows device bought from a retailer will function with the network.

The Microsoft Store has a couple of decent options, such as the HP Elite x3. Some third-party retailers are also still selling Microsoft's Lumia handsets. However, stock is now becoming limited.

AT&T's decision is hardly a surprise considering Windows Phone sales have been in steady decline. Just yesterday we reported that the platform was on just 0.3% of all smartphones sold during Q4 2016.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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