1. IndieAdmirer's Avatar
    Hey everyone, pretty new to the boards, although I have had my HTC Radar for T-Mobile for almost a year now. I was thinking of buying an unlocked 920 from AT&T or waiting for the Samsung Ativ S to be announced with US carriers since my Radar has been glitchy as of recently.
    I'm not necessarily that educated on how unlocked phones from different carriers work, but I know that that the cellular radios on the 920 doesn't include the frequencies that T-Mobile uses (or something along the lines of that). I don't have a data plan on my phone (I have access to WiFi most of my day so no real need for a data plan) so I was wondering if the unsupported cellular bands on the 920 is only for 3G/4G, or all types of cellular activity like making/receiving calls as well. I wouldn't mind having a 920 on T-Mobile even if it meant no data plan; it's such an awesome phone!
    Thanks for the help guys!
    12-19-2012 07:41 PM
  2. jdhooghe's Avatar
    ATT will not have unlocked phones until their exclusivity ends. You can buy it off contract and wait five months but until then you can't use it with any other carrier
    12-19-2012 07:44 PM
  3. IndieAdmirer's Avatar
    Really? Well damn it then. I was really looking into the 920 as a replacement phone. Might have to wait for the Samsung Ativ S to be released in the US then. Thanks!
    12-19-2012 07:57 PM
  4. wpbrand's Avatar
    you could still use it with At&t MVNOs like Straight talk and H2O wireless, I currently have mine on H2O
    12-19-2012 09:04 PM
  5. hary536's Avatar
    I believe, unlock codes are available for atleast some batch of AT&T phones online. I know, it can be unlocked in India.
    12-19-2012 09:14 PM
  6. IndieAdmirer's Avatar
    Well I'm using an old family plan from a couple years back. I only would need to use the phone's cellular activity for talk+text. I just want to know if I somehow unlock the phone, would I be able to use it on t-mobile's network.
    12-20-2012 12:57 AM
  7. ARVI_SD's Avatar
    Really? Well damn it then. I was really looking into the 920 as a replacement phone. Might have to wait for the Samsung Ativ S to be released in the US then. Thanks!
    how are you so sure that Ativ S will be released/sold as unlocked? it could be same story as L920 (exclusivity) - just sayin
    12-20-2012 01:28 AM
  8. siddwpc's Avatar
    I believe, unlock codes are available for atleast some batch of AT&T phones online. I know, it can be unlocked in India.
    Hary536, I need to unlock an AT&T Lumia 920 in India. Do you know who can do it?
    12-20-2012 05:19 PM
  9. IndieAdmirer's Avatar
    how are you so sure that Ativ S will be released/sold as unlocked? it could be same story as L920 (exclusivity) - just sayin
    You have a point. I guess I'm just a wishful thinker. I heard that Samsung might announce US carriers for the Ativ S at CES, so who knows.
    12-20-2012 08:43 PM
  10. prometheusdc's Avatar
    I was in an AT&T store a few hours ago in downtown DC to see if they had the cyan 920 (they don' t) and I overheard a customer speaking with a rep who sounded like he knew what he was talking about . He was saying the customer could buy the 920 without a contract, but that AT&T would not give him an unlock code -- he would have to get that from a "third party". FWIW...
    12-20-2012 09:34 PM
  11. Gundeep Singh's Avatar
    I believe, unlock codes are available for atleast some batch of AT&T phones online. I know, it can be unlocked in India.
    Hiya! im from India. Can you please elaborate and help me out. My brother is getting me this phone from USA in first week of jan. Im very anxious about getting it unlocked. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
    12-22-2012 05:13 PM
  12. devil.insulted's Avatar
    Guys I am from India and I have this phone from AT&T.
    I have contacted cellunlock to get the unlock code and trying different ways to pursue AT&T to provide me the unlock code.
    I was not successful so far but well I would say even with 3 months of wait for exclusivity to run out this is a good deal $500 from US and in India it might be around Rs. 36,000 it will be 10K Cheaper for me after 3 months.
    Unlock codes will be available then.
    12-22-2012 06:14 PM
  13. eshy's Avatar
    You already got the answer about unlocking it. As far as the T-Mobile frequencies go, they've been changing things to support the iPhone. My old Lumia 800 now works fine on their network (it also only supports the AT&T 3G bands). I think LTE would work as well, once T-Mobile upgrades
    12-22-2012 07:55 PM

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