1. Smidgerine's Avatar
    My dad is wanting to get the 1520.

    I was going to get it off contract and put him on T-Mobile because ATT service is terrible at his house. He currently has a microcell, so his phone works fine because of that, but I am so tired of paying this huge phone bill, when he doesn't use it that much. T-Mobile works well at his house and the places he goes, so that would be nice to switch him.

    So, will the phone work on T-Mobile? I'm guessing yes, but with no LTE. I guess it would be HSPA+, which ought to be fine for him.

    I guess I could switch him to Straight Talk or AiOWireless, but unfortunately I don't think his microcell could be used then, and he'd have terrible service. It could be the 1520 would have better reception than his 4S, but I'd sort of doubt it.

    Any ideas???
    11-11-2013 10:30 AM
  2. Smidgerine's Avatar
    Does nobody know? Or did my thread just go too far down too fast?
    11-11-2013 01:45 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    First it's going to be locked to AT&T and you'll have to get it unlocked and people are having trouble getting an unlock code from AT&T if it's not activated on their network. Second, it doesn't have the normal T-Mobile data frequencies 1700/2100aws ( http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/ph...pecifications/ ), so if he's not in a refarmed T-Mobile area which has the 1900 band, he'll be stuck with 2G data. It does have LTE band 4 which is what T-Mobile uses, but that might not be on a model sold by AT&T.

    The phone isn't out yet and nobody has tried it. No one knows if carriers will lock their branded phones tighter than they have in the past with the next generation phone. That's about all I can yell you. I hope it helps.
    11-11-2013 01:56 PM
  4. Jeff Kibuule's Avatar
    Wait for the RM-938 model, it'll be more expensive, but you'll get full T-Mobile HSPA+ and LTE compatibility, plus 32GB storage and Qi wireless charging. And hopefully better color selection too.
    brianLTE likes this.
    11-11-2013 03:49 PM

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