- 10-09-2012, 10:18 AM #1
I would image there are many others like myself that want the Lumia 920 but either aren't on one of the exclusive carriers or don't want to switch carriers just to get it. I for one live in Toronto, Canada and Rogers is carrying the Lumia 920 which based on previous history I would imagine could be carrier unlocked to use on Bell or Telus. 2 downfalls however is the phone is that Rogers has only announced the 920 in black (boring!) and we'll have to sacrifice MMS, group text and tethering. Same goes for using any other unlocked model.
Now personally if I'm buying a 920 it's definitely not going to be in black so that leaves me to wonder where else I'll be able to pick one up (and successfully unlock it). I have a strong feeling AT&T will withhold the unlock codes again like they did with the L900 which will rule out unlocking those an option.
But those in the US that don't mind a black L920 will be okay to use the Rogers model. For the majority of us that want color in our lives we have to rely on an international model with compatible bands. I do recall using an unlocked Telstra HTC HD2 back in the day that worked flawlessly on Telus (same bands as AT&T/Rogers/Bell). And I do know they are releasing the L920 at the end of October but from what I can see it may not do LTE which could be another big draw back.
Anyone know of any other models that will compatible on the same bands as AT&T/Rogers/Bell/Telus that will be in colors other than black AND have LTE capabilities?
- 10-09-2012, 10:47 AM #6
The way I have understood the LTE question, is that Lumia 920 will support LTE and the international version will support a great amount of bands anyway, it could be refered as a (WorldPhone) since it supports so many bands, however if your uncertain that will it work with your carrier then match these to your carriers network:
WCDMA, V, (850)
WCDMA, VIII, (900)
WCDMA, IV (1700)
WCDMA, II, (1900)
WCDMA, I (2100)
- 10-09-2012, 10:52 AM #9
After this email it looks like I'm going to have to buy one from AT&T and hope its not too much of a PITA to have them unlock it.
Thanks for the note.
Initially, it will need to be through AT&T if purchased in the US.
- 10-09-2012, 11:09 AM #10
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- 10-09-2012, 12:13 PM #17
I've heard a few comments from people regarding Rogers and how it was fairly easy to unlock their Lumia 900?
I live in Alberta on TELUS and along with everyone else, I am quite ticked with this carrier exclusive bullcrap. TELUS still hasn't announced any Windows Phone 8 devices, and I am trying to decide if I can pass on the L920 for the HTC 8x if TELUS picks that up, or maybe even the Samsung.
However, if I just can't pass on the L920, which is probably going to be true, is Rogers my best choice? Do they unlock the phone for you, who has experience in unlocking Rogers phones? Also will L920 Rogers phone work on TELUS LTE? I think TELUS is using LTE 700MHz, not 100% sure though.
- 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM #21
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- 10-09-2012, 03:20 PM #24
As well a ton of people including myself have been bombarding Rogers with complaints over their launch colors (or lack of) and I feel that there could be a small chance that they may launch a second color. They've responded to my complaints saying they've been escalating my feedback as well as others on this matter. So one things for sure is they are aware people are unhappy about black being the only color choice. And they claim to have more info to release on this matter closer launch.
I'll grab a yellow, cyan or white from AT&T (if unlockable) but would rather grab an unbranded Rogers model closer to home and save on the customs and shipping from Ebay.