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  1. kj_wp's Avatar
    I am interested in purchasing the 822 (or HTC 8X) for use on t-mobile or AT&T in U.S.

    Any suggestions? I know you can buy and the GSM radio is unlocked but wanted to know if there are any issues. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by kj_wp; 12-24-2012 at 01:40 PM. Reason: typo
    12-24-2012 01:40 PM
  2. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Verizon radios wont work on tmobile or at&t. You would actually have to replace hardware to get the 822 working on tmobile or at&t.

    Verizon uses CDMA, not GSM
    12-24-2012 06:00 PM
  3. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Partly correct. LTE requires sim card so has the ability to work with both tmob n att
    thanks! Didnt know that.
    12-24-2012 06:58 PM
  4. 91venom's Avatar
    The Verizon HTC 8X will work on att from experience and its already unlocked
    12-24-2012 07:11 PM
  5. Mandapher's Avatar
    I just received a Lumia 822 and trying to use it on the T Mobile network, everything is working except I can't send out text messages. They come in fine, calls go out and come in fine. Not sure where the problem is.
    12-26-2012 06:07 PM
  6. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    It should work since its a global phone.

    Nokia Lumia 822 Specifications - Nokia - USA

    If you look under the hardware tab, you can see the GSM support, CDMA2000 support, WCDMA support (HSPA+ essentially), and LTE 700 support. If you buy an international plan from VZW and use it over in Europe or wherever, the phone will work.

    Texting likely has to do with the carrier in some way, but if you put a TMobile or ATT SIM card in the phone, it should work on their network.
    12-27-2012 08:34 AM
  7. The Last Byte's Avatar
    It should work since its a global phone.

    Nokia Lumia 822 Specifications - Nokia - USA

    If you look under the hardware tab, you can see the GSM support, CDMA2000 support, WCDMA support (HSPA+ essentially), and LTE 700 support. If you buy an international plan from VZW and use it over in Europe or wherever, the phone will work.

    Texting likely has to do with the carrier in some way, but if you put a TMobile or ATT SIM card in the phone, it should work on their network.

    So can I pop in a Telus Sim and will this work?
    12-27-2012 01:35 PM
  8. kj_wp's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate all the comments and feedback. I'll keep reading the posts but I'm leaning towards unbranded after all I've read. I favor 3G (hspa+) because of availability and cost. Still haven't found killer 4G app.
    12-29-2012 01:57 AM
  9. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    So can I pop in a Telus Sim and will this work?
    I would think so.
    12-30-2012 03:01 PM
  10. lucas.scott's Avatar
    hmm.. im about to test this out now. I just got an 822 through work as well and am looking to get rid of it... it being able to work across carriers would help a lot. I'll try Tmo and ATT soon.
    01-28-2013 02:44 PM
  11. xirsteon's Avatar
    hmm.. im about to test this out now. I just got an 822 through work as well and am looking to get rid of it... it being able to work across carriers would help a lot. I'll try Tmo and ATT soon.
    Can u post your results here with Tmob usa testing pls? I've been interested in buying one for a while now but I wasn't too sure if everything will work on it. Thx
    01-30-2013 09:30 PM
  12. KentWNg's Avatar
    I bought a new Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 from eBay. The seller did not unlock it. I am currently using an Samsung Focus on AT&T. I put my AT&T SIM card into the Lumia 822 and it picked up the AT&T network. I was able to make a phone call and send a text message with no problems. It looks like the 822 is SIM unlocked. Did not try a data connection as I do not have a data plan with AT&T.
    02-08-2013 03:50 PM
  13. bigboy29's Avatar
    Yes, the 822 is factory SIM unlocked.
    02-08-2013 09:52 PM
  14. ZeroseveN07's Avatar
    I have this exact same issue of not being able to send SMS messages on T-Mobile with the Lumia 822. It says it can't send the SMS message and gives an SMS error: 1

    Any one on T-Mobile get this working? Calls and receiving SMS messages work but not being able to send SMS messages is a deal-breaker!
    02-10-2013 07:57 PM
  15. bmsox622's Avatar
    I threw my iPhone 4s' SIM card in my Lumia 822 and it immediately popped up with AT&T. I was able to make a call and receive calls and even send and receive texts! The bad part is...and here is my question within...but when I turned off WIFI, my data didn't work. Would I have to call AT&T? When I logged in to my AT&T account online it did note that I have a "DataPlus for iPhone 4s" plan. Would that prevent me from using data on another device with this SIM card?
    02-11-2013 04:44 PM
  16. HillBillJr's Avatar
    Verizon sells its phones with GSM part unlocked. This was part of the agreement with FCC duing the 700 MHz A Band spectrum auctions, I believe. For those who canot send SMS on T Mobile, you may have to set up your SMS Center manually under Messaging>Settings>SMS Center Number (+12063130004 ?? flying blind here..never held an 822 in hand, no first hand knowledge of T mobile SMSC number, this is based on my AT&T NL 920)
    02-12-2013 09:44 AM
  17. bmsox622's Avatar
    I threw that same iPhone 4s SIM card in my new BlackBerry and it works without issue... data, phone, and text. So not sure why the 822 won't work with the data plan I have like the BlackBerry does.
    02-12-2013 11:57 AM
  18. ZeroseveN07's Avatar
    The SMS center number is automatically entered in on the 822 for T-Mobile and I've verified that it's correct but that doesn't correct the issue of not being able to send out SMS messages (+12063130004 is the automatic SMS Center Number according to T-Mobile and it's the same that's automatically entered with the SIM).
    02-12-2013 01:30 PM
  19. John Holland's Avatar
    Im also going to try a tmobile sim in my verizon 822 and im not worried about texting since i can download a app to text using data....my question is will it work with internet and calling...i bought a straight talk sim and a $45 plan and the APN settings for internet would not work neither texting but calling did....so i wasted my money....straight talk did not have a solution.. so if i go with tmobile please can someone tell me that the APN data settings will work with it so i can use the internet....PLEASE SAY YES im scared to lose anymore money on this
    03-02-2013 10:25 PM
  20. xirsteon's Avatar
    Im also going to try a tmobile sim in my verizon 822 and im not worried about texting since i can download a app to text using data....my question is will it work with internet and calling...i bought a straight talk sim and a $45 plan and the APN settings for internet would not work neither texting but calling did....so i wasted my money....straight talk did not have a solution.. so if i go with tmobile please can someone tell me that the APN data settings will work with it so i can use the internet....PLEASE SAY YES im scared to lose anymore money on this
    Try installing the Nokia access point app to see if it helps with pan settings. I know this app also helps with enabling Internet sharing. Ymmv
    03-04-2013 07:12 PM
  21. MorbidFun's Avatar
    My brother just took his Nokia to T-Mo. According to him he went to wireless settings and changed it to the GSM option and then selected any update buttons that showed up and he has full data, voice, and text. Hope this helps anyone. I may be switching myself to save money since my wife is now unemployed.
    03-05-2013 02:17 PM
  22. xirsteon's Avatar
    My brother just took his Nokia to T-Mo. According to him he went to wireless settings and changed it to the GSM option and then selected any update buttons that showed up and he has full data, voice, and text. Hope this helps anyone. I may be switching myself to save money since my wife is now unemployed.
    It will be nice if you can have your brother post screenshot showing how he did it. Or perhaps a better step by step instructions. Thanks
    03-06-2013 08:26 AM
  23. xirsteon's Avatar
    My brother just took his Nokia to T-Mo. According to him he went to wireless settings and changed it to the GSM option and then selected any update buttons that showed up and he has full data, voice, and text. Hope this helps anyone. I may be switching myself to save money since my wife is now unemployed.
    Can he send SMS? can u verify this with your brother?
    03-06-2013 08:35 AM
  24. MorbidFun's Avatar
    I will check with him later in the week. He went to Settings, Cellular, and selected GSM. I assume texting is fine as he texted me yesterday. I live in Washington and he lives in Idaho. Will let you know.
    03-06-2013 06:44 PM
  25. xirsteon's Avatar
    I will check with him later in the week. He went to Settings, Cellular, and selected GSM. I assume texting is fine as he texted me yesterday. I live in Washington and he lives in Idaho. Will let you know.
    Ok. Thanks. I'm assuming "GSM" is an on/off switch under the Cellular sub-settings screen. If you can confirm this, I might get an 822 off CL. There are few for $100 or so in the last few weeks. I just didn't want to buy them for the SMS sending issue.
    03-07-2013 09:22 AM
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