- 08-12-2013, 05:19 AM #1
I want to order a lumia 1020 from Microsoft store (full price) but i saw this line:" For Use with Existing Plan
No Contract Required
Activate on Delivery"
and i don't know if i can order the device if i don't have any at&t account...
if someone had the same case and the solution for that i will be glad to hear..;)
thanks and have a good day!
- 08-12-2013, 05:36 AM #4
It may depend on which store / sales rep you get. I was buying mine at full retail (~$700 including tax) and the AT&T store rep wouldn't sell it without getting my account info first.
If the AT&T store you visit gives you a hassle, try another. Also remember that buying from the Microsoft store is an option, too...
08-12-2013, 08:36 AM #7
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If you can buy it online at Microsoft without providing account details at the time of purchase then that is a pretty good indication that the "replacement phone" option doesn't require an AT&T account. I recently bought an 820 that way because I need a device with an SD card for my music collection. No one asked for my account information and AT&T sent me unlock information almost immediately when I made an online request. I do have an account with them but Microsoft didn't know that. It helped with the unlock request from AT&T though.
- 08-12-2013, 09:42 AM #8
I've bought 2 521s for my kids off contract and there is no account requirement. You don't even have to use a Microsoft account on the device if you don't want to but you won't get Store access, etc.
I have them set up for WiFi only in the house and they use the phones as game / music devices.
I'm about to head to the MS store this afternoon to pick up a replacement Lumia 1020, they have a better deal than the AT&T store, and I have no intention of activating it until I get home. I'll let you know how that works out if interested.
- 08-12-2013, 09:52 AM #9
Call AT&T instead of going into a store. Then, you can buy an AT&T Lumia 1020 from ANYWHERE you want, and have an unlock code. The stores will force account info from you, but the phone reps will not. There's a couple of threads on WPCentral about people doing it this way.
- 08-12-2013, 01:07 PM #10
I just got back from the MS store. The free camera grip is only if you're getting a new 2 year agreement.
The first thing they asked me when I told them I wanted the phone is if I would be activating it there or not so there's no problem walking in and grabbing one without activating.
I didn't buy it, but, the opportunity is there.
- 08-12-2013, 01:33 PM #11
- 08-12-2013, 03:41 PM #12
edit: I contact Microsoft and they were supposed to include the grip. This is seriously frustrating, I wasted a lot of time today driving out there for nothing all because the employees were uninformed.
Last edited by hysonmb; 08-12-2013 at 03:53 PM.
- 08-12-2013, 04:37 PM #13
- 08-12-2013, 05:13 PM #14
BTW- shipping isn't free even though the site says: "Free shipping. Free returns. On everything." It's only $10 for overnight so it's no deal breaker but it's not free.
Back to the topic at hand though, yes- you can get one without activating on AT&T... myth CONFIRMED!
08-12-2013, 10:40 PM #15
- 5 Posts
I bought my 1020 from the ms store in natick ma on sat. They gave me the same story about camera grip. I spoke with the manager and pulled up their website and showed them that there was no mention of the contract requirement. They backed down and said that they would contact the web admins and have it changed (sure......). Got the phone + grip but no other offers.
- 08-14-2013, 10:54 AM #16
09-09-2013, 12:42 AM #20
- 19 Posts
I bought my 1020 from Amazon.com for $670.
Unlock codes are available on eBay for $2.94.
I did not have to unlock it because it worked with my Consumer Cellular SIM card.
My monthly Consumer Cellular bill for 2 phones is only $50 including all taxes and fees.
That includes a $2.50 (shared) data plan (10 mb + 100 text messages).
I never go over my data allowance because I only use it on Wi Fi.
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