One main reason Windows Phones aren’t selling

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This afternoon, I walked into a T-Mobile store to see their newest gadgets and to talk story with the agents there – who are super friendly by the way.

I was asking about their newest phones and since I still use my Note 4 as my main phone (upcoming video why its still my favorite), they were promoting Samsung’s latest flagships – the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus – as well as Apple’s latest flagship, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

In fact, they were quick to point out Samsung’s latest promotion, where if you trade in your iPhone – in addition to the trade in value, you will get $100 in Google Play credits, Samsung will also pay your bill until 2016 – great right!?

After learning about Samsung’s latest promotion – in which they were misinformed, it wasn’t for the entire bill amount – its only for $40 for up to 3 months, a maximum of $120 – and you don’t have to trade in your phone, as long as you sign up for the promotion and actually buy one of the participating devices, you would get $40 monthly payment until 2016, I asked about their selection of Windows Phones.

Samsung Trade In

The agent quickly pointed out that they didn’t have any Windows Phones in stock – which is quite shocking – because they are the most affordable smartphones out there and since T-Mobile no longer does contracts, a Windows Phone starting at $99 outright is a great option.

Another disturbing fact is their agents aren’t familiar with Windows phones because their recommended I buy the HTC One M9 with Windows (which doesn’t exist), the M8 is the version which exists with Windows.

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With Microsoft revealing their latest gadgets on Tuesday, as rumored (but more than likely), Lumia 550, 950, 950XL, Surface Pro 4 and other surprises, Microsoft is going to need more than new gadgets (and more apps), to increase the Windows 10 Mobile marketshare – they are going to need awareness and carrier support – without any exclusives – please no AT&T exclusives!

What do you think?  Are you curious about Windows 10 Phones?  Have you owned one before?  Tweet us @AsianGeekSquad!

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Max Sandoval

Founder at Asian Geek Squad
Founder of Asian Geek Squad, Max loves tech, travel and desserts. Oh yeah, and he's learning Spanish (finalmente!)