- 11-20-2012, 12:05 PM #1
I posted this as a reply to the t-mobile post, but i thought that I should share my experience in a different thread so that any one who wants to buy and unlock this phone from Rogers will get an idea on how to do it. I was able to buy and unlock it at the same day Please read below:
I bought my phone yesterday because I wanted to use it on Wind/Mobilicity or possibly Fido
So, here's what I did:
A. Went to a Roger's Plus corporate booth Downtown Vancouver @ Pacific Centre
B. Bought the phone for $550+HST on a month to month (they tried to sign me up for 3 year contract, no thanks)
C. Here are my steps to get it unlocked:
- Went to rogers.com and entered my credit card info for automatic payment (so that they can charge me for the unlocking fee, this is so IMPORTANT to avoid payment hassle)
- Got a non-rogers micro sim card (I used a Wind Mobile one)
- Shut down and and insert the micro sim on the Lumia Phone, restart, phone asks for unlock pin
- I called up customer care from a different line and told them that I want to unlock my phone and the sales rep that I dealt with told me to contact them
- Transfered to multiple departments, asked for my IMEI number, said they will charge me $50 on my credit card, waited until forwarded to the unlocking team
- I talked to a guy named Mohammed, he confirmed my last IMEI 4 digits and gave me the pin
- Entered the pin and then bam, Phone said: "Pin accepted", restarted phone and made sure the Wind Mobile 3G works and it did
So, I will cancel my LTE plan this weekend, probably gonna try the Mobilicity network.
But man, LTE/4G makes me feel really good! :p
Yes, the Rogers Lumia 920 phone is pentaband. Loving the phone so far.
Anyone know where the Data Sense is?
- 11-20-2012, 12:32 PM #5
I ported my Wind mobile number to them. I would assume that you can just sign up for a month to month plan with them as long as you pay the phone (they charged my credit card right away), you will be billed monthly. They had to check my credit background for this. I also have a Fido account but they didn't really ask about that.
- 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM #6
I urge anyone wanting to do this to be cautious. I also bought a Rogers Lumia 920 and got the unlock code from calling Rogers. I've managed to got 90% of the phone working on the Telus network. However, myself and many other users have been unsuccessful in getting Internet Sharing (Wi-Fi Tethering) and MMS working properly. I've tried many tips and APN settings found on the web to try and remedy this issue but my success has been flaky at best.
I got Internet Sharing working but then lost Data connectivity all together shortly after by using the foreign keybord + tethering APN trick.
I got MMS working to the point where I can send an MMS and receive from other Telus users (sometimes), but not from people of other networks.
And I don't know if it's a cause of being unlocked but my Data is fairly unstable dropping randomly for a short time during the day.
This is just a warning to others who are looking to buy and unlock a Lumia 920. It comes with problems!
- 11-20-2012, 12:39 PM #9
You may need to download it from your phone. Using this app I was able to get all the features working on my Lumia 710 on Fido. It may work for you as well.
- 11-20-2012, 12:52 PM #10
- 11-20-2012, 01:03 PM #12
1) There are not enough settings available to get Internet Sharing and MMS to work proper on unlocked devices
2) There is something baked into the Rogers ROM preventing it from working properly
3) No one as figured out the correct settings yet
Until Nokia, Microsoft or the Carriers (Rogers, AT&T, etc) comment on these issues we are stuck with non-working features and constant tinkering to try and find a reliable fix.
11-20-2012, 01:55 PM #15
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My story is that after some probably 20+ years on Telus I finally switched to Rogers and got the phone for $99 on a three year Small Business Plan
-$450 subsidy price on the phone to start that keeps dropping
-contract means nothing these days - just buy out what is left
-3100 minutes +6GB data +canada wide + unlim eve/wkds + more for $85/month
Tired of the unlocking game and not having MMS and internet sharing working. This was the big one.
Not regretting a minute so far.
- 11-20-2012, 02:40 PM #16
11-20-2012, 03:17 PM #18
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I did the exact same thing. Was with Bell, and I did a lot of research, but Roger's didn't really have a plan that would work well for me (a high data user) and my wife for a reasonable amount of money. That is, until you look at their small business plans. And you don't really need to be a small business, as they don't ask for any type of proof or anything; just say you are a sole proprietor and the company name is the same as your name.
Also, they will credit up to $300 to your account if you are porting in from another carrier. And they are currently waiving the $35 admin fees.
- 11-20-2012, 03:36 PM #19
#1 - I have an Galaxy S3 and the Lumia 920 and I've compared it to other android devices. Android phones have APN settings that the Lumia doesn't. Such as MMC, MNC and MMS Proxy settings (this last one could be the WAP gateway on WP8).
#2 - You're right there is no proof. So why don't the settings provided by my Network Provider (which work just fine on other devices) work?
Last edited by Richhy; 11-20-2012 at 03:47 PM.
- 11-20-2012, 03:53 PM #20
- 11-20-2012, 03:58 PM #21
#1 - These settings you mention are for MMS and not for the data connectivity portion. On WP8, you can find these in the MMS settings (and yes, you are right that not all are present). But those settings have no bearing on the Internet Sharing.
#2 - I don't know about your specific case, but I do know some of the other folks do have it working.
- 11-20-2012, 04:24 PM #22
People on T-mobile and Fido have been reporting more success than people on other providers. Some people on Bell and Wind are reporting successful MMS configurations only. People with AT&T devices are not even able to unlock their phones yet.
Posting links that don't provide solutions for people having problems or telling people their information is incorrect without providing correct information is not very helpful...
The point we're trying to make here is the phone is not working the way it should when unlocked.
Who's to blame? We don't know yet.
Is it fixable? For many, No. For some Yes, but requires research and tinkering and headaches.
We'd love see a simple solution or at least hear something from Nokia or Microsoft or the Carriers that they're looking into the issue.
If someone has a fix for Telus, I'd love to hear it. The fix on XDA is not working very well.
- 11-20-2012, 04:37 PM #24
On Telus' website they tell you to enter sp.telus.com for data and this works fine on the 920
For tethering Telus tells you to enter isp.telus.com in the APN settings. This kills data on the 920.
The iPhone for example has two APN settings, one for Data and one for Tethering. As seen here:
iOS: About cellular data network settings (viewing or editing the APN)
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