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    I bought the 920 with full price, but it's still locked, I wonder if there is anyway to unlock it, like unlock codes?

    Thanks in advance
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    Nope. Rumor is you have to wait 6 months. I assume that rumor is based solely on the length of exclusivity to AT&T, which is also a rumor FWIW.
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    Ok, I am planning to go to AT&T store tomorrow, what plan I can get? Can I use prepaid SIM card in it? I really don't want to sign a contract with att.
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    You can sign up with an AT&T MVNO. Since they run of the AT&T network, you wouldn't need to unlock your phone.

    Some AT&T MVNOs that offer prepaid services includes Net10 & Straight Talk(both part of Tracfone). There's also H20 wireless.
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    I asked about getting a Lumia 920 at an AT&T store today and was told it would take TWO YEARS before it could be unlocked, after a person's contract expired. WTF?? :@ And no, I don't have a contract with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    I asked about getting a Lumia 920 at an AT&T store today and was told it would take TWO YEARS before it could be unlocked, after a person's contract expired. WTF?? :@ And no, I don't have a contract with them.
    Just ridiculous. I'm going to the MS store that's opening up near me in Toronto this Friday and they better be selling off contract 920s there or I will snap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott19931223 View Post
    Ok, I am planning to go to AT&T store tomorrow, what plan I can get? Can I use prepaid SIM card in it? I really don't want to sign a contract with att.
    You bought the phone off contract, you can use ATT service without tied into a 2 year contract because you didnt buy the phone at discounted price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    I asked about getting a Lumia 920 at an AT&T store today and was told it would take TWO YEARS before it could be unlocked, after a person's contract expired. WTF?? :@ And no, I don't have a contract with them.
    That is essentially true, their policy is that the phone must be off contract and your account in good standing.

    Here is the reality of it though, your plan is actually the 2 year deal not the phone itself, so you can actually get the unlock code eventually once exclusivity ends in about 6-months.

    Im sure this site will post something, just go to att international chat and say you need it to use out of country. That is what i did with my 900.
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    AT&T is crap at these exclusive. Rogers from Canada is better at this. A guy from XDA said that he called Rogers after he bought the 920 and they actually unlocked it for him, the only downside is that he will have to pay $50 to get it unlocked. So for AT&T, I think they could do that but they are just greedy.
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    I would pay $50 not to deal with AT&T. Currently running the 920 on straight talk.
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    Could be worse I guess. Could be in the back order category. At least its queued to deliver, some day ~~sigh~~
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    Just ridiculous. I'm going to the MS store that's opening up near me in Toronto this Friday and they better be selling off contract 920s there or I will snap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    Just ridiculous. I'm going to the MS store that's opening up near me in Toronto this Friday and they better be selling off contract 920s there or I will snap.
    Picked mine up at the MS store no contract. However, it is locked. I have it running on 4G and it's zippy. Love when reviewers say zippy. Makes me laugh each time!:lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by frageelay View Post
    Picked mine up at the MS store no contract. However, it is locked. I have it running on 4G and it's zippy. Love when reviewers say zippy. Makes me laugh each time!:lol:
    I'm assuming you're in the US? Were the phones AT&T branded too? I better not see Rogers branding on the Lumias for sale at the MS store here because Michael Douglas form will fully be engaged.

    Just sell me the damn phone! No contract! Unlocked! Unbranded!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    I'm assuming you're in the US? Were the phones AT&T branded too? I better not see Rogers branding on the Lumias for sale at the MS store here because Michael Douglas form will fully be engaged.

    Just sell me the damn phone! No contract! Unlocked! Unbranded!
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    lol...not yet man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekboyD View Post
    I'm assuming you're in the US? Were the phones AT&T branded too? I better not see Rogers branding on the Lumias for sale at the MS store here because Michael Douglas form will fully be engaged.

    Just sell me the damn phone! No contract! Unlocked! Unbranded!
    Yep. Doesn't look like it's coming off either. It could be worse I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drugtab View Post
    I unlocked my Nokia Lumia 920 safer and easier using unlock code. I got the unlock code for my Nokia Lumia 920 from Wicked Unlock.com at affordable cost with easy step by step unlocking instructions. You guys too can visit here to get unlock code for a Nokia Lumia 920.

    Never heard of these guys before. Anyone else tried them and had success?
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    That guy is a marketer/works for the company he just linked. Just go look through his recent (all of 'em) posts and he's advertising the same company in each and every post he has made. Wouldn't trust the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    I asked about getting a Lumia 920 at an AT&T store today and was told it would take TWO YEARS before it could be unlocked, after a person's contract expired. WTF?? :@ And no, I don't have a contract with them.
    True to an extent. While you are officially eligible for a free unlock after you had it for 2 years (because of contract), you can easily get it unlocked from AT&T for free AFTER 6 months if you know how to ask. Or just buy an unlock online AFTER 6 months. 6 months is because AT&T will release codes after 6 months like they did with Lumia 900.
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    That's interesting, I talked with customer support on Saturday and asked about getting an unlock code. I told them I'm on getting out of my contract (Somehow I got out of paying $ to break the contract early) next week and they said once I'm out of my contract to give him a phone call back and he will have an unlock code for me that same day.
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    Did you switch to an MVNO? I'm tempted to jump to straight talk, not sure if I'll miss LTE though...

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedVIP View Post
    That's interesting, I talked with customer support on Saturday and asked about getting an unlock code. I told them I'm on getting out of my contract (Somehow I got out of paying $ to break the contract early) next week and they said once I'm out of my contract to give him a phone call back and he will have an unlock code for me that same day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadueler View Post
    Did you switch to an MVNO? I'm tempted to jump to straight talk, not sure if I'll miss LTE though...
    I'm switching to MNVO tomorrow when I get the SIM in the mail. I'll letcha know what happens!

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