1. jdandison's Avatar
    I was fortunate enough yesterday to order a few Lumia 1020s for $199 on Amazon - and actually receive them. I've spent the better part of this morning on the phone with ATT to no avail.

    First, the majority of people who I spoke to today are complete morons. Here are some of the choice responses I've gotten:

    • Amazon could have sold you a Sprint or Verizon phone
    • AT&T doesn't sell a phone called 'Nokia Lumia 1020'
    • That phone is under contract (even though it's brand new, never opened, never activated)
    • Go to the unlocking website (x10)


    I'm a former customer, so I tried the website - the IMEIs simply come back as 'not available for unlocking.'

    I called the international number and the lady there was somewhat more informative. Not sure how true this is, but it may be possible: effectively, resellers like Amazon buy phones for 'contract' and 'off-contract' sales - so, for instance, if Amazon bought a batch from ATT, there'd be some IMEIs marked as 'on contract' and 'off contract.' With the price discrepancy yesterday, it wouldn't surprise me if these are technically 'on-contract' phones (i.e., the phone you'd receive from Amazon had you purchased service from them).

    I've seen in other threads that some people will use them on ATT, make a call to 'register' the IMEI as an active IMEI on the network and that that somehow allows it to be unlocked. I'm skeptical, but I'll try and report back (provided I can find my old ATT SIM).

    If ebay codes don't pan out, I may just send them back - unless anyone's interested in some ATT locked yellow Lumia 1020s - sell 'em to ya cheap ;)
    11-08-2013 12:01 PM
  2. montsa007's Avatar
    Thats gross...
    11-08-2013 12:14 PM
  3. unfaix's Avatar
    It's not just the Amazon price glitch 1020, it's all 1020s.

    I've inserted my Unlocked 1020 bought from the microsoft store in the ATT device unlocked and it said the same thing.

    ALso 3rd party unlock site doesnt have an option to unlock ANY AT&T lumia devices.
    11-08-2013 04:29 PM
  4. jdandison's Avatar
    That's actually encouraging - it may mean I just need to call ATT more like some of the other people on the forums who have managed to get them unlocked.

    I also wonder if sometime in December they'll be more likely to give out codes - this phone released in late June yes? Mid December would be six months, if it's an exclusivity problem.
    11-08-2013 06:04 PM
  5. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    That's actually encouraging - it may mean I just need to call ATT more like some of the other people on the forums who have managed to get them unlocked.

    I also wonder if sometime in December they'll be more likely to give out codes - this phone released in late June yes? Mid December would be six months, if it's an exclusivity problem.
    If you can't figure it out and want to get rid of it, I'll buy it for whatever price you paid for it ;)
    montsa007 likes this.
    11-08-2013 07:31 PM

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