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  1. Want1520RM-938's Avatar
    that's a great price but not sure when they will have stock ?

    This is also promising. Cost is higher but delivery is about 2 weeks (to your door).

    Nokia Lumia 1520 Canada Unlocked RM-938 Windows Black LTE
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    03-24-2014 08:33 PM
  2. Want1520RM-938's Avatar
    For interested Canadians, a Toronto-based company is currently selling the RM-938 model of this phone, which according to their website and the specs they listed works also on carriers like Wind and Mobilicity.

    Canada GSM | Nokia Lumia 1520 6 inch Phablet Windows 8 20MP Unlocked

    For $599 CAD this sounds like the real deal. I contacted them and they told me it's possible to purchase and pickup the phone directly in their office in Mississauga, saving on the shipping cost.

    If by April 19 no new/better Lumias are announced I will most probably be going with this one. My pocket is ready!
    that's a great price but no word on delivery time.

    This is higher price but delivery charge included within Canada and its about 2 weeks (to your door).

    http://www.omegacell.com/products/no...520-rm-938-lte
    03-24-2014 08:36 PM
  3. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    that's a great price but no word on delivery time.

    This is higher price but delivery charge included within Canada and its about 2 weeks (to your door).

    Nokia Lumia 1520 Canada Unlocked RM-938 Windows LTE AWS
    I was about to post about the same link then I saw your replies.

    I contacted CanadaGSM and they told me the model they sell doesn't have 1700_2100 printed on the box. I was surprised considering the fact their website specifically specifies the opposite. I still want to visit them in person to confirm what variant they are selling. If it turned out they are selling the typical RM-937 I am going to order the more expensive RM-938 from Omegacell. I already ordered the nano sim cutter, so both items would arrive almost at the same time.
    03-26-2014 11:35 AM
  4. overide2's Avatar
    Any word on the release date of 1520 by the Canadian carriers?
    04-03-2014 09:55 PM
  5. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Any word on the release date of 1520 by the Canadian carriers?
    It looks like no Canadian carrier is interested in getting this phone. I was hoping Rogers, but it has been too long already (the Lumia 1020 was released in Canada much sooner), so I lost hope and purchased my Lumia 1520 - the RM938 variant - from Omegacell, shipped straight from Alberta.
    04-04-2014 12:09 AM
  6. overide2's Avatar
    I'm hoping either Rogers and or Telus will release it once windows 8.1 is out..
    As for RM938 you have ordered from Omegacell, does it have the following radio bands?
    LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 and wireless charging?
    thank you
    04-04-2014 09:37 AM
  7. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    As for RM938 you have ordered from Omegacell, does it have the following radio bands?
    LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 and wireless charging?
    thank you
    Yes it does. All printed on the box.
    04-04-2014 09:42 AM
  8. LuvMeSomeWP's Avatar
    Hey everyone! Thanks again to those on this forum that posted info about availability and where to purchase, I grabbed my very own yellow 1520 RM-938 from Omegacell and am loving it!
    I can also verify that it has all the bands for LTE (including future 700MHz!) on all the major carriers in Canada, as well as the smaller players.
    04-04-2014 01:52 PM
  9. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Hey everyone! Thanks again to those on this forum that posted info about availability and where to purchase, I grabbed my very own yellow 1520 RM-938 from Omegacell and am loving it!
    I can also verify that it has all the bands for LTE (including future 700MHz!) on all the major carriers in Canada, as well as the smaller players.
    Ordered my black one from Omegacell yesterday and it is currently showing on the FedEx site tracking for delivery by noon Monday. I called them first to make sure it was in stock and then placed the order online. I had a tracking number in about 20 minutes.

    So far I am very impressed with them.
    04-05-2014 04:25 PM
  10. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    After I got my Lumia 1520 I decided to do some experimentation with it.

    First of all, using Nokia Care Suite I determined the product code of my phone was: 059V6W7 VAR LTA 7R CV BLACK

    This is the model I purchased from Omegacell Canada. If you purchased the phone from somewhere else you might have got a different code, but I am not sure.

    Anyhow, googling this product code I found this page which lists all available product codes for the RM-938 variant:

    Product Codes of Nokia Lumia 1520 Seidea

    RM-938
    059V726 VAR LATAM 6J CLARO SL WHITE
    059V730 VAR LATAM AR CLARO SL SKD WHITE
    059V728 VAR LATAM AR CLARO SL SKD BLACK
    059V725 VAR LATAM 6J CLARO SL BLACK
    059V6X0 VAR LTA 7R CV WHITE
    059V6W7 VAR LTA 7R CV BLACK
    059V6X1 VAR LTA 7R CV YELLOW
    059V442 VAR LTA BR CV BLACK
    059V533 VAR LTA BR CV WHITE
    059V744 VAR LATAM 6F MOVISTAR SL BLACK
    059V721 VAR LATAM AR MOVISTAR SL SKD YLW
    059V5L9 VAR LATAM 6F MOVISTAR SL WHITE
    059V719 VAR LATAM AR MOVISTAR SL SKD BLK
    059V720 VAR LATAM AR MOVISTAR SL SKD WHT
    059V7N7 VAR LTA UY ANTEL BLACK SL
    059V724 VAR LATAM AR CV SKD RED
    059V722 VAR LATAM AR CV SKD BLACK
    059V3L0 AMERICAS WHITE SWAP
    059V3L1 AMERICAS RED SWAP
    059V3L2 AMERICAS YELLOW SWAP
    059V3K8 AMERICAS BLACK SWAP
    059V3L8 PWBASSY LIGHT SWAP ENGINE GLOBAL

    So I downloaded the firmware of my product code and saved it in a safe place. This is like the installation disk of Windows, if something wrong happens to my phone I can always flash it and start anew (the same way you format a computer and clean-install Windows).

    Then I got interested in the SWAP variant and decided to take a look at their firmware files and see how they differ from the model I got. I googled further and found this link which lists the file names of all firmware components:

    Get Lates Nokia Firmwares From Product Code 059V3K8

    The link above is for the Black SWAP variant. Replace the last 7 digits in the URL with your actual product code to get a list of the firmware files and even download them for free from the official Nokia servers!

    Anyhow, looking at the firmware files of the SWAP variant, I was surprised to see this file:

    RM938_1028.3534.1343.0000_RETAIL_nam_canada_104_00_317445_prd_signed.ffu

    Notice the word "Canada" in the file name? This is the main firmware file which is around 1.5 GB in size.

    So apparently, there was a plan to launch the RM-938 variant in Canada at some point. Going through some of the firmware files, I found that the firmware was signed early in January this year, and I personally was expecting the Lumia 1520 to be officially in Canada (Rogers or Telus) in January, but it looks like the plan was canceled for some reason.

    I got interested in flashing my own Lumia 1520 with one of those SWAP firmware just to see how they work, so I downloaded the firmware files and went ahead with the process! I am pretty comfortable with flashing Lumia phones, and I can always flash it back to my original product code if I want.

    So the flashing was complete, and my phone restarted with an English interface (instead of the Spanish interface in the original firmware). After setup was complete, I went to Settings --> Cellular , and to my surprise I couldn't find 4G anymore in the "Highest connection speed". Doing a Network Selection search didn't detect 4G carriers, so I figured this older/basic firmware was crippling my phone and I certainly didn't want to spend any more time with it, so I flashed my phone back with the original firmware and was able to restore the 4G connectivity. Everything is back to normal now.

    I just wanted to share this with you. The fact that there is a "Canadian" firmware for the Lumia 1520 is very interesting. I don't know if this is indeed a canceled project or the basis for a future plan to bring the phone officially to Canadian carriers. But so far I am happy with the phone I got. No defects and every thing seems ok, and in less than 10 days I will be running Windows Phone 8.1 on it!

    This is indeed a future-proof phone. It will take a long time before anything significantly better is available in the market.
    04-06-2014 09:27 PM
  11. Solar Mike's Avatar
    Warning about CanadaGSM as a seller of phones...

    A link to a Canadian supplier, CanadaGSM was listed above, so I checked them out a bit. Their site has many dead links and glaring incongruities, so I checked them out on other websites and found some unhappy people on an Android forum who have had dealings with them:

    Anyone purchased from CanadaGSM? - Android Forums

    Don't think I'll be pursuing them for my 1520.
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    04-07-2014 12:21 PM
  12. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Warning about CanadaGSM as a seller of phones...

    A link to a Canadian supplier, CanadaGSM was listed above, so I checked them out a bit. Their site has many dead links and glaring incongruities, so I checked them out on other websites and found some unhappy people on an Android forum who have had dealings with them:

    I actually went into their store last week to see which 1520 they actually had. It was the AT&T unit. However the store was quite nice and they seemed pretty friendly. Sorry to hear that others have had issues.


    Anyone purchased from CanadaGSM? - Android Forums

    Don't think I'll be pursuing them for my 1520.
    04-07-2014 01:36 PM
  13. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I was disappointed with CanadaGSM. They advertised their Lumia 1520 as penta band and claimed it works with Wind, specifically listing the AWS bands 1700/2100, but the price was too good to be true. I contacted them twice and was about to visit their store in person, but they replied to me twice confirming it's an error from their side. They do seem nice, though.

    I ended getting my Lumia 1520 from Omegacell.
    04-07-2014 03:14 PM
  14. Michael M Maslowski's Avatar
    This is awesome to know.

    I am very interested in this device myself and I use Telus as my carrier.
    04-23-2014 05:16 PM
  15. o4komodo's Avatar
    I was disappointed with CanadaGSM. They advertised their Lumia 1520 as penta band and claimed it works with Wind, specifically listing the AWS bands 1700/2100, but the price was too good to be true. I contacted them twice and was about to visit their store in person, but they replied to me twice confirming it's an error from their side. They do seem nice, though.

    I ended getting my Lumia 1520 from Omegacell.
    Looks like they fixed it as there are no AWS bands.
    The phone will still work with all of the carriers they provided though, you'll be capped at HSPA+/4G
    04-23-2014 06:47 PM
  16. bh626's Avatar
    CanadaGSM says their 1520 is 32gb so how can that be the ATT unit?
    Also what variant will work on Bell?
    Does anyone know what variant expansys.ca is selling? Search Results for: "1520" - EXPANSYS Canada

    Thanks for the help.
    05-31-2014 02:55 PM
  17. Michael M Maslowski's Avatar
    CanadaGSM says their 1520 is 32gb so how can that be the ATT unit?
    Also what variant will work on Bell?
    Does anyone know what variant expansys.ca is selling? Search Results for: "1520" - EXPANSYS Canada

    Thanks for the help.
    Hi,

    I can honestly recommend a seller called OmegaCell that actually sells the RM-938 variant of the 1520 that should have no issues with Bell (myself, I am with Telus in NS and they use Bell's infrastructure in rural areas).

    Order processing was quick. I would also recommend shelling out extra $$ for warranty, as typically Nokia Care will not honour claims for a device that is an import (I am using the qualifier here, as I have read somewhere in the 1520 that sometimes they actually do). Personally I did not intend using any cases, so I also opted for the full-body Clear Coating, the best one I have had to date.

    Here's the thread that might be of your interest. The Expansys model is quite likely the international version, that is the RM-937, thus it has different LTE bands.

    Good luck!
    05-31-2014 06:16 PM
  18. sweatshopking's Avatar
    I just bought one on swappa, and it's an unlocked at&t, but i'm not sure the RM number, and neither are they. they claim they used lte on tmobile though. I'm with bell, in Fredericton, and i'm just wanting to clarify that worst case scenario it still does 3g? I don't really care about lte at all, and my 1020 I had set to 3g as I found it improved battery life. is that the situation, or am I confused? is it possible my new phone doesn't work at all or just edge?
    06-03-2014 10:59 AM
  19. SevenDead1ySinz's Avatar
    Just curious, has anyone purchased the RM-938 variant from Omegacell that is on Rogers? I have a Lumia 920 right now and looking to upgrade...although might hold out for a 1520 successor
    08-21-2014 10:41 AM
  20. enroh_mada's Avatar
    Just curious, has anyone purchased the RM-938 variant from Omegacell that is on Rogers? I have a Lumia 920 right now and looking to upgrade...although might hold out for a 1520 successor
    I did...works perfectly. (I am on Rogers in Winnipeg)
    08-21-2014 05:57 PM
  21. blue1k's Avatar
    I did...works perfectly. (I am on Rogers in Winnipeg)
    I'm using the RM-937 on Rogers. Yup works perfect too. Even get LTE in some places. MMS works, internet sharing works etc..
    08-22-2014 11:03 AM
  22. Dos101's Avatar
    Just curious, has anyone purchased the RM-938 variant from Omegacell that is on Rogers? I have a Lumia 920 right now and looking to upgrade...although might hold out for a 1520 successor
    I'm on Rogers and have an RM-938 (not from OmegaCell, but same phone) and I get LTE here in Edmonton. Everything works perfectly for me (texting, mms, internet sharing).
    08-22-2014 12:19 PM
  23. Alan Sutton's Avatar
    So true, SaskTel don't even carry Windows phones, seems an anti-windows sentiment, we love iApple and Blackberry.
    08-24-2014 01:31 PM
  24. Win Luck's Avatar
    Hi MrGoodSmith, I experience the same problem. Nokia service center swapped a 1520.3 for me. When I turn on the phone I don't see LTE icon next to the signal bar but H or H+, then I reset the phone, when the phone asked for the Restore from back up. I found the backup is RM-938_nam_canada..._104. I am just wondering what your original ROM was, also if you change different ROMs for different regions/countries, will that brick your phone?
    10-17-2014 12:06 AM
  25. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    It's sad that no carrier wants to carry the 1520, such a lovely device... and yet they carry the Note 4... Good god talk about double standards. I understand that they didn't wanted to carry it because they thought "no one would buy it" but holy crap put it in a test market or something.

    Now of course I don't work for a single telecom company so I could be saying BS :P
    10-17-2014 09:51 AM
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