Because the only carrier he can get a signal on wont support it. http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-verizon-convinced-me-to-give-up-my-windows-phone/ In the U.S., there are four major U.S. carriers. One is clearly dominant. Verizon, in its most recent quarterly report, announced that it had passed 100 million postpaid retail subscribers. To put that number into perspective, it represents well over 40 percent of the total U.S mobile market and is roughly equal to the total postpaid subscriber count of AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile combined. And yet Verizon's attitude to Windows Phone could charitably be described as callous. Back in July 2014, the company released its Lumia Cyan update, a major overhaul that includes significant new features as well as the Windows Phone 8.1 Update. That was five months ago. And yet, if you are a Verizon customer who owns a Lumia Icon today, you are probably still running the Windows Phone 8.0 release. as long as U.S.-based carriers, including the biggest of them all, Verizon, are able to drag their feet and ignore Windows as a mobile platform, it's unlikely that anything Microsoft can do will be able to make a dent in its market share in the United States. Question: Is this because Verizon just doesn't care or see a market OR have they been manipulated by deals with other vendors (i.e. Apple). Haven't we seen this type of thing in the past??? Of course we have and to be fair MS has probably been guilty of it themselves. WP may well be blackballed.