06-09-2014 06:14 PM
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  1. zaptook's Avatar
    I'm with Wind Mobile and would be willing to switch from Android to this for a while to give it a shot. Seems like a sweet phone and WP seems to be hitting it's stride (have a Lumia 710 as my backup phone and it's decent).

    The problem is that when Rogers claims exclusivity, it basically kills any desire to get the phone because they are such a crappy company to deal with in terms of customer service, sales reps and price. I checked out the WIki entry for the 1020 and it appears that there is a pentaband version coming (model RM-876) that has yet to be announced. I would definitely be into this. Just has to be soon because I won't be interested in it 6 months from now.
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    08-03-2013 03:25 PM
  2. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I was at the Microsoft store in Yorkdale Mall today buying my Lumia 520, and asked the rep about the Lumia 1020. He said it will coming late September / early October, Rogers exclusive for 6 months.
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    08-04-2013 12:41 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    I was at the Microsoft store in Yorkdale Mall today buying my Lumia 520, and asked the rep about the Lumia 1020. He said it will coming late September / early October, Rogers exclusive for 6 months.
    Lets hope the rep knew what he was talking about, an unlocked, pentaband 1020 sounds glorious for Tmo! :)
    08-04-2013 07:16 AM
  4. zaptook's Avatar
    Lets hope the rep knew what he was talking about, an unlocked, pentaband 1020 sounds glorious for Tmo! :)
    I suspect the pentaband version will be released and available way before the exclusivity offer with Rogers is done. I swear, by going exclusive, they lose a lot of visibility with the people who would actually use and promote their phone (early adopters).
    08-04-2013 07:22 AM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    I suspect the pentaband version will be released and available way before the exclusivity offer with Rogers is done.
    The only pentaband Lumia to date has been the Rogers 920 (maybe 900 and possibly the old 710 for Tmo?) so the exclusivity shouldn't be a problem.
    08-04-2013 08:00 AM
  6. zaptook's Avatar
    The only pentaband Lumia to date has been the Rogers 920 (maybe 900 and possibly the old 710 for Tmo?) so the exclusivity shouldn't be a problem.
    Sorry, I should have qualified that I was talking about the Pentaband HSPA+ version that supports AWS and not the Pentaband LTE version. The Pentaband HSPA+ release date is still "TBA" according to Wikipedia - link here
    08-04-2013 08:46 AM
  7. bilzkh's Avatar
    I was at the Microsoft store in Yorkdale Mall today buying my Lumia 520, and asked the rep about the Lumia 1020. He said it will coming late September / early October, Rogers exclusive for 6 months.
    Looking at the Canadian market, Nokia would be much better off selling the Lumia 1020 unlocked via the Microsoft store.
    08-04-2013 09:10 AM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    Sorry, I should have qualified that I was talking about the Pentaband HSPA+ version that supports AWS and not the Pentaband LTE version. The Pentaband HSPA+ release date is still "TBA" according to Wikipedia - link here
    That's the thing, so far only Rogers has released a pentaband HSPA Lumia so I think that is what sites are referring to.
    08-04-2013 10:10 AM
  9. Erwan12's Avatar
    C'mon Rogers....what's the hold up, this is dumb

    Sent from my Lumia 920
    08-07-2013 10:26 PM
  10. RJ Priest's Avatar
    Looking at the Canadian market, Nokia would be much better off selling the Lumia 1020 unlocked via the Microsoft store.
    Oh, how I wish that this was the case. Windows Phone will never have a chance in Canada as long as the best (Nokia) devices are exclusive to Rogers. I hate the exclusivity deals so much, as it prevents would be customers from getting their hands on these excellent devices. I really want to shut up and give Nokia my money, but they just won't let me. At least the ATIV S has turned out to be rather wonderful after my initial attitude of "I'll have to settle for the ATIV, since that's all I can get" mentality.

    The 6 month exclusivity might as well be exclusivity for eternity. It's not like we suddenly received the 920 on Bell and Telus after 6 months. Why would a carrier want to launch a device 6 months after a competitor?
    08-07-2013 10:50 PM
  11. Kenny G Jr's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised. I haven't seen a single Nokia phone on Bell, only Rogers. What's up with that?
    08-09-2013 11:59 AM
  12. Kenny G Jr's Avatar
    Looking at the Canadian market, Nokia would be much better off selling the Lumia 1020 unlocked via the Microsoft store.
    I agree. Now we just need more Microsoft stores.
    08-09-2013 12:04 PM
  13. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    with the news of GDR3 due in a few month, I'm kind of wondering if Rogers went to Nokia and Microsoft and told them to make them a 1028 with GDR3 on board so they can shove a newer processor and orientation lock on to it instead...? (crossing fingers, if that is the case. would make the wait much more tolerable)
    08-09-2013 12:41 PM
  14. Noob1ee's Avatar
    with the news of GDR3 due in a few month, I'm kind of wondering if Rogers went to Nokia and Microsoft and told them to make them a 1028 with GDR3 on board so they can shove a newer processor and orientation lock on to it instead...? (crossing fingers, if that is the case. would make the wait much more tolerable)

    If that was true, I'd swap my lumia 920 for the 1020 in a heart beat!

    Knowing Rogers though.........
    08-09-2013 01:01 PM
  15. bilzkh's Avatar
    I agree. Now we just need more Microsoft stores.
    Well by Microsoft store I mean the actual store but also the website and Best Buy/Future Shop mini-stores. The fact that the MS store in Canada offers free shipping is a huge plus.
    08-09-2013 01:48 PM
  16. codo27's Avatar
    Mine arrived from Negri today, factory unlocked. Was a little nervous with the AT&T branding but sure enough, works fine with my koodo sim.
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    08-19-2013 10:52 AM
  17. trickym81's Avatar
    Mine arrived from Negri today, factory unlocked. Was a little nervous with the AT&T branding but sure enough, works fine with my koodo sim.
    Does everything on it work?

    I'm tempted to go this route, especially if the phone doesn't end up coming to Canada. I'll try waiting another month or so and hope more info comes out, but it's nice knowing that this is an option.
    08-22-2013 11:05 AM
  18. fc000's Avatar
    Does everything on it work?

    I'm tempted to go this route, especially if the phone doesn't end up coming to Canada. I'll try waiting another month or so and hope more info comes out, but it's nice knowing that this is an option.
    The 1020 was just announced for Rogers today (only details is sometime in October), but like codo27, I ordered a white 1020 from Negri and am using it on Rogers.

    After providing it with the Rogers LTE APN, and using the nokia "access point" app to switch it over to Rogers network settings, it works perfectly (including wifi hotspot). The only AT&T branding is visible on boot, which is very quick, and the tiny logo on the face that isn't blatant like on other devices.
    08-22-2013 03:41 PM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    The 1020 was just announced for Rogers today (only details is sometime in October).

    Fantastic news, thanks.
    08-22-2013 03:49 PM
  20. trickym81's Avatar
    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
    08-22-2013 04:03 PM
  21. MobileGorilla's Avatar
    Yesss! I was at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square last week and was impressed how light the 1020 was compared to my 900. Hoping Rogers releases this early in October before my trip to Japan. Maybe I can ditch my DSLR and go light this time.



    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Tapatalk
    08-23-2013 10:25 AM
  22. trickym81's Avatar
    08-23-2013 12:12 PM
  23. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I've tweeted Bell and asked...Hey what about you, will you carry the 1020???...Guess what no answer lol!

    I guess that I will swtich since now I will have two options for carriers!
    08-23-2013 12:31 PM
  24. theefman's Avatar
    So a question for Canadian residents, can you recommend an online retailer to buy the Rogers 1020 from that ships to the US? I know of Negri and ebay of course but would like to check other options as it is likely to be expensive if there are only 1 or 2 sources. Thanks.
    08-24-2013 09:20 AM
  25. hcrick's Avatar
    I'll wait for others to chime in, but I doubt anything from Canada is going to be significantly cheaper for you. I'm assuming you're looking for an unlocked unit out of the box from a reputable company and not something off of Craigslist or Kijiji...
    08-24-2013 12:54 PM
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