| | 01-10-2012, 09:01 PM #1
NCIX.com (canadian site) is having a sale on the Lumia 800 ($629 unlocked, $110 off normal price). It's tempting... especially considering that I'm currently locked on Bell for a while and would like to switch handsets.
The price isn't such a deal breaker since I can easily cover it on revenue I've made from selling my apps on webOS.
What I'd like to know is:
1) I've seen some mention of issues getting HSPA+ working in Canada. Has anyone been able to get this working on Bell? I'm in the Toronto area.
2) App store -> if the phone I buy is imported from the UK, will I be shown the UK app store or the Canadian one? Will there be issues in regards to the app store with some apps not loading correctly?
3) Is $629 really that good of a deal? It's the lowest price in Canada, for sure... but with the unlocked US version coming on Feb 20th, I feel like waiting just a bit longer might be worth while. Furthermore, I tried to look up the contract-free price of the Lumia 800 in the UK to get an idea at possible retail price but I was unsuccessful. I would expect the unlocked price to be $599... maybe $499?
4) My understanding is that the UK Lumia is quadband (sans 850). Is the Unlocked Feb 20th vesion going to be pentaband? This is actually a huge deal for Canadians as discount mobile companies usually run on the 1700MHz frequency. It would be the difference between $70 per month and $40 per month unlimited plan.
Thanks for reading this far, and thanks in advance for your help!
edit: the sale ends Tomorrow (January 11th) so I'm hoping you guys can help me out before then. Thanks again!