1. eurovisionacts's Avatar
    I read an article on Dailytech claiming the following:

    DailyTech - Nokia Announces Flagship Super-Shooter, 41 MP Lumia 1020

    The single-carrier status is mitigated somewhat by the fact that you can buy an unlocked Lumia 1020 at a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Store for $602. In that regard the price is also misleading. Quite simply put AT&T's subsidy isnt that appealing.

    Unsubsidized, the Lumia 1020 is cheaper than the Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (KSC:005930) Galaxy S4 ("Pure" edition) and on par with HTC Corp.'s (TPE:2498) One ("Pure" edition). Subsidized, and you're talking $100 USD more than Samsung and $200 USD more than HTC.

    In that light the AT&T subsidy is pretty weak. Most should stay way unless you're stuck on an AT&T family plan. As the phone is dual-mode (CDMA/GSM) if you're going to buy it, get it at a Microsoft Store and go with a carrier of your choice.
    If this is true. Count me back on the bandwagon
    07-11-2013 07:34 PM
  2. majortom1981's Avatar
    The unlocked lumia phones have been getting updates slower then the att locked ones.
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    07-11-2013 07:38 PM
  3. eurovisionacts's Avatar
    The unlocked lumia phones have been getting updates slower then the att locked ones.
    True, but I save $40+ a month via Straight Talk and plan to travel abroad soon. 40*24 = $800+ saved for slower updates? No problemo.

    I am just surprised since I don't think the Microsoft Store was selling unlocked 9XX's... although could be wrong.
    07-11-2013 07:42 PM
  4. John20212's Avatar
    If this is true then there is no point in buying it locked for $300.
    07-11-2013 07:42 PM
  5. wariscoming's Avatar
    That would we wonderful if it could be used on T-Mobile's LTE
    07-12-2013 09:30 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Doubt MS will be selling an unlocked At&t version and since thats the only version thats been announced I think the article is just speculating.
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    07-12-2013 09:55 AM
  7. jgbstetson's Avatar
    If you just follow the source links, it leads back to wpcentral, which later admitted that this was an invoice price. I suppose they could sell it at or near cost, but there is no evidence so far that they will.
    07-12-2013 10:01 AM
  8. pavvento's Avatar
    I would be extremely surprised if this was sold unlocked at the MS store. AFAIK they have yet to sell an unlocked phone, let alone a flagship new release.
    07-12-2013 11:00 AM
  9. FlorentGj's Avatar
    Lumia 920 on T-Mobile with LTE.

    The Lumia 920 supports TWO LTE bands (4 &17) (
    http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia920/specifications/) while the LUMIA 1020 supports 4 bands (2, 4, 5, 17) (http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia1020/specifications/
    . )

    lumia-920-t-mobile.jpg
    Last edited by FlorentGj; 07-27-2013 at 07:57 PM. Reason: citing sources
    07-27-2013 07:51 PM

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