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    How to configure an unlocked device | Phone and Warranty | Get Support | Fido.ca

    Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications - Nokia

    Please help. I really want to buy a Lumia 920 and use it on Fido because I have a great plan with them. I do not want to leave the plan. I would pay the full price and get this phone if it works.

    Thank you in advance.
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    It should work, since Fido is owned by Rogers and uses Rogers' network.
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    A lot of rogers devices now don't even need to be unlocked to work on fido as well.
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    Yes it will. The international version is lacking 1700mhz band which fido doesn't use.
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    I do believe that a UK unlocked device would work in Fido's bands. AFAIK Rogers uses the UK bands for 2G and 3G, just like AT&T. Don't know about 4G though. Unfortunately, it does look like a UK version will be Everything Everywhere unlocked...

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Quote Originally Posted by paladinleeds View Post
    I do believe that a UK unlocked device would work in Fido's bands. AFAIK Rogers uses the UK bands for 2G and 3G, just like AT&T. Don't know about 4G though. Unfortunately, it does look like a UK version will be Everything Everywhere unlocked...
    Doesn't UK just use the global version?

    There's two version of Lumia 920. The AT&T specific model with less bands and the global version with following bands:
    GSM 1800
    GSM 1900
    GSM 850
    GSM 900
    LTE Band 1 (2100)
    LTE Band 20 (800)
    LTE Band 3 (1800)
    LTE Band 7 (2600)
    LTE Band 8 (900)
    WCDMA Band I (2100)
    WCDMA Band II (1900)
    WCDMA Band V (850)
    WCDMA Band VIII (900)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tissotti View Post
    Doesn't UK just use the global version?

    There's two version of Lumia 920. The AT&T specific model with less bands and the global version with following bands:
    GSM 1800
    GSM 1900
    GSM 850
    GSM 900
    LTE Band 1 (2100)
    LTE Band 20 (800)
    LTE Band 3 (1800)
    LTE Band 7 (2600)
    LTE Band 8 (900)
    WCDMA Band I (2100)
    WCDMA Band II (1900)
    WCDMA Band V (850)
    WCDMA Band VIII (900)
    True, but the global version doesn't support the AWS band, so carriers like T-Mo USA are out of the question. And Verizon? Sprint? Don't even think about it!

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    thank you folks for your advice.
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    and one more thing, are there any advantages buying an International phone rather than buying a unlocked Rogers phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dula714 View Post
    and one more thing, are there any advantages buying an International phone rather than buying a unlocked Rogers phone?
    The international version will receive updates as soon as Nokia releases them whereas the Rogers/carrier-based phone updates need more time to get released as the carriers need to customize the updates first.

    Keep in mind though that Microsoft did mention an opt-in method to bypass the carrier in updates.

    If both were the same price, and the AWS 1700 band is something you do not need, I'd go with the international version.

    I am in your shoes as I will be getting the 920 off contract. I am waiting on pricing and dates before I decide if I buy it from Rogers or get an international one on eBay. Currently have the Lumia 900 with Rogers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dula714 View Post
    and one more thing, are there any advantages buying an International phone rather than buying a unlocked Rogers phone?
    Colors... Rogers is launching black only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsever View Post
    The international version will receive updates as soon as Nokia releases them whereas the Rogers/carrier-based phone updates need more time to get released as the carriers need to customize the updates first.

    Keep in mind though that Microsoft did mention an opt-in method to bypass the carrier in updates.

    If both were the same price, and the AWS 1700 band is something you do not need, I'd go with the international version.

    I am in your shoes as I will be getting the 920 off contract. I am waiting on pricing and dates before I decide if I buy it from Rogers or get an international one on eBay. Currently have the Lumia 900 with Rogers.
    Dude, neither phone has the AWS band...
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    Dude, neither phone has the AWS band...
    Yes you are right. My mistake. Fido doesn't use AWS though so he's safe.
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    Yeah, I do not care about the AWS. All I need is an unlocked phone. I guess, I will buy the International version. Thanks again folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsever View Post
    The international version will receive updates as soon as Nokia releases them whereas the Rogers/carrier-based phone updates need more time to get released as the carriers need to customize the updates first.

    Keep in mind though that Microsoft did mention an opt-in method to bypass the carrier in updates.

    If both were the same price, and the AWS 1700 band is something you do not need, I'd go with the international version.

    I am in your shoes as I will be getting the 920 off contract. I am waiting on pricing and dates before I decide if I buy it from Rogers or get an international one on eBay. Currently have the Lumia 900 with Rogers.
    Not sure if MMS, group texting and internet sharing are of any importance to you but from my experience buying one from another carrier will disable those features for you. Unless you find a way to obtain the Nokia network setup app.
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    So, if I understand correctly there is no version out there for the 920 that would support Verizon correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    Dude, neither phone has the AWS band...
    According to the FCC docs, the "AT&T" version has AWS for both 3G and LTE.

    https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/repor..._id=%27PYAA%27

    Look at the "SAR r2" report:

    Simultaneous transmission capabilities in Head and Body-worn use
    WLAN2450 WLAN5000
    LTE700 ✓ ✓
    GSM/GPRS/EGPRS850 ✓ ✓
    WCDMA850 ✓ ✓
    LTE850 ✓ ✓
    WCDMA1700/2100 ✓ ✓
    LTE1700/2100 ✓ ✓
    GSM/GPRS/EGPRS1900 ✓ ✓
    WCDMA1900 ✓ ✓
    LTE1900 ✓ ✓
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokia.Nut View Post
    So, if I understand correctly there is no version out there for the 920 that would support Verizon correct?
    There appears, according to a couple of leak sources, to be a model "922" for Verizon.
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    Does the same thing apply to Nokia Lumia 800 International Version? If i by the international version will i be able to use it with chat-r or fido?

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