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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Wild View Post
    What is the advantage of buying it through Microsoft store as oppose to AT&T! It 920s are still locked and branded AT&T!

    I heard from another website that the hacklers are working on the codes to do the unlocking but it seems tougher for some reason. hum??
    AT&T is forcing me to sign up for contract; Microsoft Store isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Wild View Post
    What is the advantage of buying it through Microsoft store as oppose to AT&T! It 920s are still locked and branded AT&T!

    I heard from another website that the hacklers are working on the codes to do the unlocking but it seems tougher for some reason. hum??
    Well for me all the colors was readily available (except Yellow) as it seemed most ran to the AT&T store and gobbled them all up. Secondly, I had no issue buying off-contract, which some were having issue that AT&T stores was not allowing them to buy off-contract. Lastly, they know more about the phone and will give you a tour if your new to WP8.

    Yes you are correct that your still locked through AT&T, but the experience with the Microsoft Store is better. I know for some Microsoft stores are not easily nearby so it's understandable.
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    Also, ms stores don't seem to charge restocking fees (the physical locations).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAERSK View Post
    ... no grey model at store, online, no grey model at all... "We'll have all colors available online" they said...


    :(
    Grey doesn't seem to be available annywhere, sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    Well for me all the colors was readily available (except Yellow) as it seemed most ran to the AT&T store and gobbled them all up. Secondly, I had no issue buying off-contract, which some were having issue that AT&T stores was not allowing them to buy off-contract. Lastly, they know more about the phone and will give you a tour if your new to WP8.

    Yes you are correct that your still locked through AT&T, but the experience with the Microsoft Store is better. I know for some Microsoft stores are not easily nearby so it's understandable.
    This is a perfect summary as to why I went to the Microsoft Store. Add a horrible AT&T online experience to the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAERSK View Post
    No there isn't, but I was hoping MS would sell these as non-ATT models in their online store but I was hoping for too much. US & this whole carrier business blows...
    No there is not which is funny because the box it comes in for ATT shows all the colors on the side with a sticker for which color you have purchased.

    Sent from my White Nokia Lumina 920 using Board Express
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    It's just ridiculous to me that I can't walk into an MS store here in Toronto and just buy an MS phone outright and unlocked.

    What a complete joke.
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    If I call in my order (no physical MS Stores around here) will they price match ATT's $449? I didn't see an email or chat option, just ordering by phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Wild View Post
    What is the advantage of buying it through Microsoft store as oppose to AT&T! It 920s are still locked and branded AT&T!

    I heard from another website that the hacklers are working on the codes to do the unlocking but it seems tougher for some reason. hum??
    MS doesn't charge restocking fee
    MS doesn't force you to sign a contract
    MS provides a much better insurance for the phones. No deductibles or fees. If you break it, they will replace it no questions asked.
    And MS is more knowledgeable about WP
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    I bought a Cyan Lumia 920 at the Bellevue Square Microsoft Store for $500 off contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusteater View Post
    I bought a Cyan Lumia 920 at the Bellevue Square Microsoft Store for $500 off contract.
    You couldn't get them to price match it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Press for Bacon View Post
    If I call in my order (no physical MS Stores around here) will they price match ATT's $449? I didn't see an email or chat option, just ordering by phone.

    Yes they will price match. I got my phone for $449 plus tax from the Microsoft store. I didn't even have to ask them to price match they already knew, but for some you might have to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    Yes they will price match. I got my phone for $449 plus tax from the Microsoft store. I didn't even have to ask them to price match they already knew, but for some you might have to ask.
    Is it possible to purchase the unlocked 920 from the MS store?
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    They only have AT&T models at the MS store
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAERSK View Post
    They only have AT&T models at the MS store
    This is so frustrating. All I want is the phone. Just the phone and they make it nearly impossible to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    This is so frustrating. All I want is the phone. Just the phone and they make it nearly impossible to get it.
    Your best bet is Ebay or one of those websites people mention around the forums. As soon as I purchased my phone they cut my Titan off and put the new sim card in from AT&T into my Nokia and the 920 was up and running already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    Your best bet is Ebay or one of those websites people mention around the forums. As soon as I purchased my phone they cut my Titan off and put the new sim card in from AT&T into my Nokia and the 920 was up and running already.
    Thanks. Some of these guys on EBay are hilarious by asking nearly $1000 for a 920. Since I live in Canada, my best bet is to wait for Rogers to get them and hope that they're unlocked like the first few models were. They're selling the phone off contract for $599. Only downside is that black is the lone option.
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    one of the things that is holding me back from buying an off contract phone and holding out for xda to have an unlock code/process is that even if that happens, i will still have an ATT branded phone, and a phone with the ATT firmware / version....
    which to me means that it "may" not get updates as readily or regularly as true unlocked phones.
    Also - waiting for the eventual Amazon penny to drop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    Thanks. Some of these guys on EBay are hilarious by asking nearly $1000 for a 920. Since I live in Canada, my best bet is to wait for Rogers to get them and hope that they're unlocked like the first few models were. They're selling the phone off contract for $599. Only downside is that black is the lone option.
    you wouldnt consider negri electronics? they have the rogers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmajid View Post
    you wouldnt consider negri electronics? they have the rogers...
    Right now their version would cost me $150 more than the off-contract Rogers one. I'll need to try one in store at Rogers to see if my Bell micro-sim works on it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmajid View Post
    one of the things that is holding me back from buying an off contract phone and holding out for xda to have an unlock code/process is that even if that happens, i will still have an ATT branded phone, and a phone with the ATT firmware / version....
    which to me means that it "may" not get updates as readily or regularly as true unlocked phones.
    Also - waiting for the eventual Amazon penny to drop...
    isn't supposedly on WP8, updates are supposed to be provided Over-the=Air by Microsoft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    isn't supposedly on WP8, updates are supposed to be provided Over-the=Air by Microsoft?
    thats what i have heard, but i guess i want to see it happen....even if its just 1st party apps that are updated.
    that will give me SOME confidence.
    In the meantime, i am still scouring the web for an unlocked Lumia 920
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    Also another problem is the lack of color option :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by erzhik View Post
    MS provides a much better insurance for the phones. No deductibles or fees. If you break it, they will replace it no questions asked.
    YES! THIS!

    fyi, the insurance program is called Assure. It's $99 for 2 years, with a $50 deductible when you need to replace it, for up to two times.

    BTW, a similar program for Surface RT tablets is called Complete; it gives you tech support in addition to the insurance.
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    Did any one try price matching online?
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