@brandonjbarnard Not "official" but people with sources at the major telcos say it isn't happening. I have no reason to doubt their sources, and equally no reason to think that things will change dramatically for Windows phone in the next two months:
If Rogers offers a discount on my plan for an unlocked phone (I've read that they do) then I'm happy buying direct from Microsoft.
@brandonjbarnard I had no idea you got a break on a Roger plan if you buy onlocked until I read it today.
Given that there is a ~$20/month savings on my plan, I'd be delighted to pay Microsoft directly.
Rogers device selection seem abysmal anyway. The only other phone I was considering was a Moto X Play. Turns out that's only on Telus (subsidized, that is).
yeah if your phone is old enough it can be reduced to a smart tab so $10 off, and my Lumia 920 in December will technically be a no tab device since my 3 year contract will be over so I'll get $20 off total for my wireless.
I don't have the $$$ to buy a phone unlocked so was hoping to get it through Rogers.
Only reason I switched to Rogers from Telus was for the Lumia 920