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  1. camstreet1's Avatar
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    I've just seen that AT&T are selling the Lumia 920 off-contract (but presumably SIM-locked) for $449.99. THat is only 280!!!! Sure, we have VAT here, but even whacking that on at 20% it comes out at 336, WAY cheaper than the pricing we have here - and far cheaper even than the SIM-free pricing of the Lumia 820, which is listed as 379.95 at carphone warehouse.

    WHat the **** is going on, Nokia?
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    Have you seen the new handset price on EE! Disgraceful.
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    EE is Disgraceful!
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    And they have it it Cyan, Im debating whether to get one, and hope the unlock method isn't too far away...
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    Would a sim free AT&T handset work on uk 3G networks? (I'm on 3 currently)

    Much cheaper if it works
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    In Australia, the 920 is exclusive to Telstra (best coverage and speeds but ridiculous pricing) and is supposedly going to cost around $820 unlocked. Not really an option, if that holds true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camstreet1 View Post
    I've just seen that AT&T are selling the Lumia 920 off-contract (but presumably SIM-locked) for $449.99. THat is only 280!!!! Sure, we have VAT here, but even whacking that on at 20% it comes out at 336, WAY cheaper than the pricing we have here - and far cheaper even than the SIM-free pricing of the Lumia 820, which is listed as 379.95 at carphone warehouse.

    WHat the **** is going on, Nokia?
    That's $449 + tax + a full month of service. So really, it's $449 + $130-150 depending on which state you live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Splash View Post
    Have you seen the new handset price on EE! Disgraceful.
    Quote Originally Posted by RXP-Andy View Post
    EE is Disgraceful!
    Burn them!
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    Why? Its cheaper than more popular Android mobiles, like the S3/Note (499.95 on CPWH) or Note 2 (549.95 on CPWH)

    Being that the S3 has been out a couple of months now, yet the brand new 920 is still cheaper.
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    This price (379) is for the 820 though. Hardly comparable to S3 or Note 2.
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    Hi guys,

    PHONES4U will do Nokia Lumia 920 (red and Yellow) sim free for 459.99.

    Signs are up in shop.. Hopefully hey'll be getting a delivery tomorrow for L920.

    Some of the PHONES4U shops in Leeds have got the HTC 8x and L820
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmacleodbrown View Post
    And they have it it Cyan, Im debating whether to get one, and hope the unlock method isn't too far away...
    I'm praying for a method to get the Cyan one!
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    The 'sim free' phones with Phones4U are still carrier locked to EE/TMobile/Orange - thats from a post on their twitter feed.

    P4U have Black and White on a 3-5 day delivery if you get it on contract - includes charging plate and bluetooth speaker at the moment - that is news I was given 1 hour ago having a chat with them - ie they have stock! As i'm in the market for a contract I took the plunge seeing as its not going to be available unlocked for a while and working out the costings to buy one at the moment from say Germany and add in the monthly costs it's not much difference over a 2 year ownership.

    They stated they have no idea when stores will have them, dealing direct seems the best way to get one. Having bought a HTC 8X and returned it an hour later as the screen was faulty i'm taking the 920 route.
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    From what I've been told today the 920 will be sim free on all carriers at 350. EE is only exclusive for 4G but they're the only one with 4g so no shock there. Rep said think of it as being in the same situation as the iPhone where its exclusive to EE for 4g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebrov View Post
    From what I've been told today the 920 will be sim free on all carriers at 350. EE is only exclusive for 4G but they're the only one with 4g so no shock there. Rep said think of it as being in the same situation as the iPhone where its exclusive to EE for 4g.
    Who was it that told you that you can get it for 350 and from where? The cheapest price I've seen is Phones4U pay as you go for 459 but there's a lot of debate whether that phone is really unlocked and even when they're getting them in stock.

    EDIT: I just received an email from Digital-phones.co.uk too:

    Hi, Unfortunately we have been informed that we will not be getting the Nokia Lumia 920 unlocked until the new year now. Nokia have opted to just supply this product on high tariffs with EE only. Another phone option that has just come out which might be of interest to you is the new HTC 8X, which is a windows 8 Phone. Really good specification phone at a great price to. Plus it is in stock now and unlocked.

    http://www.digital-phone.co.uk/produ...-htc-blue.aspx

    Sorry that we cannot now supply the 920

    Kind regards

    John Sherwood
    Last edited by Muessig; 11-07-2012 at 01:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebrov View Post
    From what I've been told today the 920 will be sim free on all carriers at 350. EE is only exclusive for 4G but they're the only one with 4g so no shock there. Rep said think of it as being in the same situation as the iPhone where its exclusive to EE for 4g.
    Who told you that Sebrov? Sounds way too good to be true... and counters what we've been told via official(ish) P4U and Nokia channels, not to mention Muessig above.
    In-store workers seem to just make up whatever they think people want to hear.
    Last edited by camstreet1; 11-07-2012 at 01:42 PM.
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    It's wrong - Phones4U have stated time and again that their phones are all locked to EE - with some colours being locked to EE the network and others being locked to EE the brand (so needs a orange, EE or T-mobile sim).

    They have also stated that they will provide no unlocking service and that unlocking the phone voids your warranty.
    Last edited by cgk; 11-07-2012 at 01:58 PM.
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    EE seem to be charging the same for the L920 as the 16gb iphone 5, despite the iphone being 300 more expensive SIM free (according iphone price on handtec).

    Using these numbers the 1GB 12 month L920 should be 51 a month with a 100 cash back, not the 199 actually being charged.

    I can only assume EE do not want to sell the lumia! Very annoying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by camstreet1 View Post
    Who told you that Sebrov? Sounds way too good to be true... and counters what we've been told via official(ish) P4U and Nokia channels, not to mention Muessig above.
    In-store workers seem to just make up whatever they think people want to hear.
    It was phones4u that told me that. They thought I was mad when I was telling then it was EE exclusive. Several members of staff all said the same. Supposedly there was a training event only yesterday regarding this. Don't know when its out though as they don't have any stock yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    It's wrong - Phones4U have stated time and again that their phones are all locked to EE - with some colours being locked to EE the network and others being locked to EE the brand (so needs a orange, EE or T-mobile sim).

    They have also stated that they will provide no unlocking service and that unlocking the phone voids your warranty.
    I had a slightly different take on it from P4U when I called and was told that they would have it SIM free but didn't see why the manager would be selling it that way; which I inferred to mean they get more kickback selling it on contract.
    Last edited by Narr; 11-07-2012 at 03:02 PM. Reason: corrections
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    The twitter feed is run by head office corporate comms its take on things is more definitive than the minimum wage staff in the call centres and shops.
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    So let me get this straight - even though every single shop I've been to has told me I can get the Lumia 920 sim free and unlocked in store, I actually can't. Not only can I not get this phone unlocked, but it will be sim-locked to T-mobile or EE or Orange and the Phones4U shop has been instructed that if they unlocked my phone for me, either for free as i purchase it or at an extra cost, that would void any Phones4U warranty?

    Am I able to use the PAYG sim I am likely to HAVE to activate and top up with 10 just to get the phone to call T-Mobile or Orange and get them to unlock the phone for me or will they a) refuse for the same reasons above or b) unlock it at a premium but force me to void my warranty.

    One last question: from what I hear about Phones4U they very rarely ever let anyone return a phone anyway, so does their warranty even count for anything?

    If I purchase a 920 regardless of Phones4U will I still have a Nokia warranty and how long does that last for?
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    Not entirely sure if you guys are right or not but i've ringing around to the local Leeds P4U shops and all of them have told me that the red + yellow will be unlocked sim free.

    P4U shops in Leeds will be getting a delivery this morning and Saturday morning and i've been told by few of those shops that it's most likley the L920 will come on one of the two deliveries.

    One of the phones4u shops has got the HTC 8X and L820
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    Their twitter account is still saying the phones are locked to one of the EE networks. Maybe Yellow and Red are 'unlocked' in as far they can be used on T-Mobile, Orange and EE and the Black and White are fully locked to EE. So not really unlocked and they also will still have network branding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muessig View Post
    So let me get this straight - even though every single shop I've been to has told me I can get the Lumia 920 sim free and unlocked in store, I actually can't. Not only can I not get this phone unlocked, but it will be sim-locked to T-mobile or EE or Orange and the Phones4U shop has been instructed that if they unlocked my phone for me, either for free as i purchase it or at an extra cost, that would void any Phones4U warranty?

    Am I able to use the PAYG sim I am likely to HAVE to activate and top up with 10 just to get the phone to call T-Mobile or Orange and get them to unlock the phone for me or will they a) refuse for the same reasons above or b) unlock it at a premium but force me to void my warranty.

    One last question: from what I hear about Phones4U they very rarely ever let anyone return a phone anyway, so does their warranty even count for anything?

    If I purchase a 920 regardless of Phones4U will I still have a Nokia warranty and how long does that last for?
    Simply unlocking a phone should not void any warranty. They may simply be saying that to gear people towards an EE contract.

    However, I have read that they probably won't be issuing any unlock codes util exclusivity ends.

    There is lots of misinformation out there:(
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