1. JonaBraun1899's Avatar
    Hey Guys I'm New to This forum.

    I live in Europe and I have a Lumia 925 and I would like to upgrade to the M8. I read that it has international bands so it should work in Europe and it should also be unlocked because of the rule the government passed lately. Do you think it is a good idea to pick one up (see what I did there) the next time I am in the US or do you think there will be complications?

    Thanks For The Help

    Jona
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    08-20-2014 04:05 PM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    Verizon phones are unlocked so it will work in Europe. But you Might have problems with SMS, MMS, and no LTE
    08-20-2014 04:08 PM
  3. Jnelson071's Avatar
    HI Jona, I picked The ONE up today and slipped my T-mobile sim inside and got exactly what I expected... Phone works great and extremely fast BUT no MMS. Also there is no field under APN settings to enter MMS URL. My advice? Wait for more carriers to offer the device.
    08-20-2014 10:03 PM
  4. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Have you tried throwing the Nokia Access Point on it? Would be interesting to see if that would install.
    08-20-2014 11:35 PM
  5. Jnelson071's Avatar
    Have you tried throwing the Nokia Access Point on it? Would be interesting to see if that would install.
    Not a bad Idea! Where can I find APN for Nokia?
    08-21-2014 12:50 AM
  6. Anthony Lowry's Avatar
    Id be careful. Verizon somehow intentionally borked the Icon so it would not work correctly on AT&T & T-Mobile. Most that tried could not get MMS working among other brain damage.
    08-21-2014 04:34 AM
  7. scottd34's Avatar
    Id be careful. Verizon somehow intentionally borked the Icon so it would not work correctly on AT&T & T-Mobile. Most that tried could not get MMS working among other brain damage.
    voice still goes over cdma so ya it isnt intentional its more like every carriers networks are set up differently then everyone elses.
    08-21-2014 07:44 AM
  8. waazzupppp's Avatar
    08-22-2014 08:31 PM
  9. Jnelson071's Avatar
    Thanks for the link but NO DICE! Verizon has this thing locked down tight. I can access the link on both 1520 and 925 (they both show "in collection") but when it comes to the ONE M8, you get a msg (not available for this device)!!!
    08-22-2014 09:31 PM
  10. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Thanks for the link but NO DICE! Verizon has this thing locked down tight. I can access the link on both 1520 and 925 (they both show "in collection") but when it comes to the ONE M8, you get a msg (not available for this device)!!!
    That's probably because it's a Nokia app designed for Nokia hardware.

    There's this app from Samsung. It might not let you install it, but perhaps you could take a look? APNs | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    08-22-2014 11:34 PM
  11. Jnelson071's Avatar
    That's probably because it's a Nokia app designed for Nokia hardware.

    There's this app from Samsung. It might not let you install it, but perhaps you could take a look? APNs | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Honestly, after 19 yrs (almost exclusively) with Nokia, it completely went over my head that this is not a Nokia! While I am loyal to Nokia I must admit this is a wonderful device. Now, about those DAMN MMS settings...
    08-23-2014 06:54 AM
  12. WP7Nettwerk's Avatar
    Yeah, I'd like to know LTE does work in EU?
    08-23-2014 06:58 AM
  13. waazzupppp's Avatar
    08-25-2014 11:46 PM
  14. Novron's Avatar
    That's probably because it's a Nokia app designed for Nokia hardware.

    There's this app from Samsung. It might not let you install it, but perhaps you could take a look? APNs | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Probably not, most likely, MS just hasn't added it the list of devices. Windows Phone Insider app isn't available for the M8 either yet I could get in on Samsung and I know 8x users could get it.
    08-26-2014 08:20 AM
  15. Jnelson071's Avatar
    Well guys, still no luck. Hopefully someone will come to market SOON with a fix for this. Guess until then I'll continue to send whatsapp invites.
    08-26-2014 09:28 AM
  16. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Weird, connection setup didn't do the trick huh? Well, strangely enough, I asked a little birdie about this one... Apparently, you need to have the phone officially 'unlocked' by VZW before the APN protocols are accessible. It ships unlocked for world usage, but if you plan on using it here (or want to edit APNs) you need to make a call to customer care... Strange...
    08-26-2014 10:56 AM
  17. Jnelson071's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip! I'll get right on it. I'll post the results here as soon as I know something.
    08-26-2014 11:17 AM
  18. Novron's Avatar
    Weird, connection setup didn't do the trick huh? Well, strangely enough, I asked a little birdie about this one... Apparently, you need to have the phone officially 'unlocked' by VZW before the APN protocols are accessible. It ships unlocked for world usage, but if you plan on using it here (or want to edit APNs) you need to make a call to customer care... Strange...
    I just got off the phone with Verizon's customer care. They lied to my face and told me the APN options will pop up when you put in the other network's SIM card. I also asked them why I didn't have call blocking ability and they said I had to add it my account. I told them it's built into the OS. And their reply was the phone isn't capable then.
    08-26-2014 02:24 PM
  19. Jnelson071's Avatar
    Typical! I've had those experiences with various customer care reps from all of the Big Four carriers. Corporate bull**** is what it is!
    08-26-2014 02:44 PM
  20. frank zhao's Avatar
    I have same issue with you, I am in China, and want to add more APN
    Do you have any update for that issue?
    09-12-2014 09:50 PM
  21. waazzupppp's Avatar
    They are actually correct... (Almost)

    Once you insert the foreign (non-VZW) SIM and switch the phone mode accordingly - switch to GSM over CDMA or Global - and the APN editing box does appear. What they aren't telling you is that there is only a DATA APN box... There isn't one for the MMS APN...

    I still haven't gotten access to the MMS APN either, so I don't even know if there is an additional unlock!
    09-16-2014 10:59 AM
  22. Jnelson071's Avatar
    I actually took mine back to Verizon and decided to wait for T-Mobile to release it. Not necessarily in that order but...
    09-16-2014 12:18 PM

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