1. ouchyoung's Avatar
    Just wondering whether AT&T keeps locking the 920 purchased at the full retailed price is correct or not. As I chose to purchase it at full price, it means I didn't get any benefit from AT&T, why does AT&T still have the power to lock my phone to their own network to kill my rights for choice?
    11-09-2012 04:12 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Just wondering whether AT&T keeps locking the 920 purchased at the full retailed price is correct or not. As I chose to purchase it at full price, it means I didn't get any benefit from AT&T, why does AT&T still have the power to lock my phone to their own network to kill my rights for choice?
    You can get it unlocked.
    11-09-2012 04:15 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    Just wondering whether AT&T keeps locking the 920 purchased at the full retailed price is correct or not. As I chose to purchase it at full price, it means I didn't get any benefit from AT&T, why does AT&T still have the power to lock my phone to their own network to kill my rights for choice?
    Because that's allowed in the U.S. I don't like it either, that's why I always buy unlocked/unbranded phones. I know the FCC has tried to regulate wireless carriers a little, with things like net neutrality, but the wireless carriers start screaming about getting regulations and the government out of their lives.

    I guess we can't win. :D
    11-09-2012 04:19 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    You can get it unlocked.
    Now or in 6 months like the Lumia 900?
    11-09-2012 04:19 PM
  5. dkp23's Avatar
    Why would it be illegal, it is their branded phone which means they can have it locked for their services only especially when they have 6-month exclusivity. If you want an unlocked phone, go get one from another retailer that is unbranded.

    The benefit of you paying full price is that you are not stuck with a contrat and can cancel at any point. Also at some point, you will be able to unlock through ATT or a 3rd party.
    11-09-2012 04:24 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Now or in 6 months like the Lumia 900?
    Right away...? Unlockers can't do it either? Or one of those sim cards that people used with the iPhone devices? I don't keep up with the unlocking scene any more as I use AT&T primarily and don't use any other GSM carrier.
    11-09-2012 04:25 PM
  7. zukirin's Avatar
    After what Duvi said, I decided to search around I found this:

    How to Unlock Nokia Lumia 920 Cell Phone by Unlock Code - CellPhoneUnlock.net

    I have no idea if this is legitimate or not however, but if it is...I think I might just bite.
    11-09-2012 04:36 PM
  8. VagrantWade's Avatar
    After what Duvi said, I decided to search around I found this:

    How to Unlock Nokia Lumia 920 Cell Phone by Unlock Code - CellPhoneUnlock.net

    I have no idea if this is legitimate or not however, but if it is...I think I might just bite.
    Notice how it does not list any US carriers?

    It's locked. And perfectly legal. They just dropped a ****load of money for exclusivity. they won't be unlocking it anytime soon.
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    11-09-2012 04:38 PM
  9. palandri's Avatar
    After what Duvi said, I decided to search around I found this:

    How to Unlock Nokia Lumia 920 Cell Phone by Unlock Code - CellPhoneUnlock.net

    I have no idea if this is legitimate or not however, but if it is...I think I might just bite.
    The U.S. isn't listed yet.
    11-09-2012 04:41 PM
  10. palandri's Avatar
    Notice how it does not list any US carriers?

    It's locked. And perfectly legal. They just dropped a ****load of money for exclusivity. they won't be unlocking it anytime soon.
    I would think 6 months like the 900
    11-09-2012 04:42 PM
  11. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I would think 6 months like the 900
    Well yea. Because that's when the exclusivity deal will end.
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    11-09-2012 04:50 PM
  12. WPenvy's Avatar
    The day 6months after it became available they will unlock it. They are allowed to wait 6 months with an exclusivity deal such as this according to a California court ruling.

    AT&T Cellphone locking Cases
    11-09-2012 07:10 PM
  13. invisik's Avatar
    The AT&T rep at my corporate store said they will give you an unlock code in 3 situations:

    1. You buy it for the full price up front, get an unlock code that day
    2. You finish out a 2-year agreement
    3. You pay early termination to get out ofa 3 year agreement
    11-09-2012 08:26 PM
  14. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    The AT&T rep at my corporate store said they will give you an unlock code in 3 situations:

    1. You buy it for the full price up front, get an unlock code that day
    2. You finish out a 2-year agreement
    3. You pay early termination to get out ofa 3 year agreement
    If it's an exclusive device... ugh. Someone I know has a HTC Vivid. It's, "AT&T exclusive," and now discontinued by the manufacture (HTC... I *do* wonder why their star is fading). Now, AT&T says it will not be unlocked, as it is 100% exclusive to them. Well, that settles it. Since my contract is up, I'm moving to T-Mobile. Google Nexus phones have an unwritten target of being developed for T-Mobile, anyways (if you need to buy an android phone, for any reason).
    11-09-2012 08:59 PM
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