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  1. palandri's Avatar
    I am able to get LTE on my AT&T Lumia 920 with T-Mobile. Does the 1520 have the same bands as the 920?

    Sent from my LG-D801 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    The 1520 has LTE network bands: 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 T-MobileUSA uses LTE band 4
    Nokia Lumia 1520 - Specifications - Nokia - USA

    Getting it fully unlocked is another story.
    rdubmu and MERCDROID like this.
    11-17-2013 09:03 AM
  2. kevm14's Avatar
    kevm14 ,
    Straight Talk and NET10 are same company I can confirm LTE is workiing
    I did not know that either of them offered LTE. That's great news. Is it really unlimited? Capped? Throttled? Can you tether?

    These MVNOs are such a pain in the ***: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/03...ins-unlimited/
    11-17-2013 01:26 PM
  3. OliverK's Avatar
    The phone Can;t Be Unlocked yet, Tried the Website and its a no go, Used my friend ATT account details.. said in bright RED font, this phone can't be unlocked
    This is exactly what happened to me with my 1020. I got it off eBay from the US. I phoned AT&T three times and they told me it couldn't be unlocked at all for at least 6 months.

    This was at the same time as everyone was getting the 1020 unlocked on here by AT&T.

    I got no where. Even when I complained they just told me it was IMPOSSIBLE to unlock it. The website had the RED writing and AT&T said no way would I ever get it unlocked.

    At the same time others were getting it unlocked with one call.

    So it appears Michelle that you have gotten the same difficult unhelpful people as I did when I called. I don't believe you can't get if unlocked because others had their phones unlocked. Eventually I found a website doing unlocks and they gave me a code.

    BUT I AM still very very angry at the terrible service I received from two-faced unreliable AT&T reps.
    11-17-2013 03:08 PM
  4. Janak Patel's Avatar
    One of many reason I left them this month after 13 years. I just wish the Rm-938 shows its face somewhere in the US. Even though its listed as a US variant, many blogs are reporting it as a Latin American variant. So damn confusing and irritating. I want it on Tmo and that's it. I'd rather save $40 a month and use a 925 than get screwed by shT&T. But like everyone I am eagerly waiting and if any one can ask eveleaks that would be great.
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    11-17-2013 04:48 PM
  5. MichelleSV's Avatar
    The people I talked to at AT&T Very nice, ive talked to 3 people, and the tools they used to unlock phones has been removed.. since oct 1, 2013 only via website, the lady i talked did everything she could to help me.

    Net10 MVNO is great its 2.5Gig per month of LTE speed, which more then enough for me. I normally use about 1.5-2Gig a month. i tell you coverage is way better then Tmobile and I in a Rearmed area with LTE with Tmobile. lots of EDGE spots still here with tmobile.

    Pretty happy with Net10
    11-17-2013 06:04 PM
  6. Janak Patel's Avatar
    You might be right I don't know but on Oct 16 I was chatting with an online AT&T rep and told him that I don't know how to request unlock via the web (I was being lazy) for my wife's iPhone and he did it for me and in two minutes I got an email to go ahead and unlock. They might be giving you a run around I am not sure but I have experienced nice customer service with retention dept only when I have told them I am leaving their sorry butts.
    11-17-2013 06:56 PM
  7. Janak Patel's Avatar
    And I forgot to mention, tmo is much better in Orlando than at&T, also once again for the dead spots when I visit my folks in the woods, WiFi calling covers it.
    11-17-2013 06:58 PM
  8. OliverK's Avatar
    I don't think they are purposely being difficult actually.

    I just think that some people at AT&T know how to do an unlock themselves and some don't.

    And it seems that it is pure luck as to who you get.

    I was told that an unlock was only possible online but that because the 1020 was new I had to wait 6 months.

    I told them that others were getting them unlocked by making phone calls to CS and they told me that was not possible as
    there was no way to do it... it was only possible online. This was a lie. Not intentional but not correct. Just look at the 1020 unlock threads
    you will see me complaining that I was told it was impossible while everyone else is being unlocked.

    So I don't believe it isn't unlockable over the phone. I am 100% certain that once it is officially available that plenty of people will get
    free unlocks over the phone and report it here.
    11-17-2013 07:17 PM
  9. Janak Patel's Avatar
    Is there a way to find out what RM versions are from china and Vietnam? I know we can go to the developers page and they do list it but I would like to know what it says on the box itself because the Chines model suggested RM-938 but I thought that was 937? Confusing. Can't wait to find out and hopefully someone from TMOBILE is listening and they can get the phone.
    11-20-2013 11:56 AM
  10. krisguy's Avatar
    Yeah. att.com/deviceunlock starts the process.

    Care is no longer allowed to start the process on your behalf, probably because of call volumes, but I don't know for sure why.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    21stNow likes this.
    11-20-2013 12:24 PM
  11. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    Can't wait to find out and hopefully someone from TMOBILE is listening and they can get the phone.
    T-Mo's listening doesn't matter when Nokia has given an idiotic, crippling, destructive, practically forever exclusive to AT&T.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    11-20-2013 02:57 PM
  12. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Does anybody know if there is any global 1520 that would work on Verizon?
    11-20-2013 02:59 PM
  13. rdubmu's Avatar
    Where is the best place to purchase thr international version. I want the built in wireless charging and to have it unlocked with tmobile :)

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
    11-20-2013 07:26 PM
  14. AleWP7's Avatar
    Hi, I'm an Italian boy and I write for Plaffo.com
    I have a friend that he lives in US, so I want to by the Nokia Lumia 1520 in US (because is more cheap $ -> ), but in US there aren't Nokia lumia 1520 unlocked.
    So, if I buy the Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T without contract and I do this tutorial (Guida per sbrandizzare o resuscitare i vostri Lumia brickati aggiornata | WindowsBlogItalia), for make my Nokia lumia 1520 no brand, can I use the phone in Italy?
    11-28-2013 08:18 AM
  15. manicottiK's Avatar
    if I buy the Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T...can I use the phone in Italy?
    First, the phone will need to be SIM unlocked. IF your friend is an AT&T customer, he can probably get them to unlock the phone; if he is not, AT&T will not unlock it. Once it's unlocked, you can use it in Italy for 2G (GSM and EDGE) and 3G (UMTS, HSPA), however, you will not get LTE services. The AT&T version of the 1520 supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17; Italy uses 3, 7, and 20.
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    11-28-2013 10:58 AM
  16. AleWP7's Avatar
    thank you for your answer ManicottiK, you confirmed my supposition. Thank you again
    11-28-2013 02:23 PM
  17. phoneuser2's Avatar
    can you please any website you have used to unlock your AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520? I bought the phone out of contract but still At&T is not ready to provide me the unlock code. Please help?
    Kha Bui likes this.
    12-03-2013 06:11 PM
  18. Xabanak's Avatar
    Having just received my unlock code from AT&T, I'll share my story.

    I have an active AT&T account that has been around for years. We're switching to T-Mobile soon, so the pressure was on for me to get my lumia 1520 unlocked as to not delay our switch. I bought my phone outright from a Microsoft store, then got a SIM card and updated my data plan at an AT&T store. After that, I tried the unlocking tool. It did not work. I received the same "This phone cannot be unlocked" message in red everyone else has been getting. I hopped on the technical support chat and let the representative (politely) know that I meet all the criteria to unlock my phone, but the online form will not allow it. She agreed that there was no reason it should not work, so she escalated the issue. The next day I received an email from support to let me know the issue was resolved. They forgot to include the unlock code in the email, so I jumped on chat again and the representative gave me the code with no hassle.

    My experience was trouble-free. I can understand if the reps can't unlock the phone, but obviously someone can and did in my case, just on the backend without my direct interaction.

    I have not made the switch yet, since I just got that email this morning. Soon.
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    12-04-2013 02:36 PM
  19. berrywr's Avatar
    Correct; it's only AT&T 3G HSPA+. I would like to buy the 1520 but think I will stay in my custom flashed Titan a bit longer despite stuck on 2G on T-Mobile...I have 5 bars where I live, 0 bars Straight Talk but where I had ST; all HSPA+. It's what drives me nuts about T-Mobile; it's great if you live in a city, EDGE if you're rural.
    12-05-2013 03:52 AM
  20. IzaacJ's Avatar
    Damn, wish I could import the 1520. It'll get released January 16th here in Sweden with a hefty price tag if bought unlocked, off contract. About $1000 USD... :(
    12-05-2013 04:49 AM
  21. Wray Smallwood's Avatar
    Don't forget those that want this for T-Mobile that once it comes out you still need to do your research. This phone, like most GSM phones out there, does not have the 1700Mhz 3G band that most T-Mobile areas use. That means if you aren't in range of LTE (and that's quite frequently if you look at coverage maps), then all you will have is 2G.
    12-07-2013 11:16 AM
  22. kevm14's Avatar
    The RM-938 variant does have that band, though (which is called AWS).

    Device Details -- Nokia Lumia 1520

    I have no idea when/where the RM-938 is going to be released. All the unlocked 32GB Qi charging 1520s that are popping up are RM-937.
    12-07-2013 06:33 PM
  23. Games Goblin's Avatar
    Hello everyone

    If the 1520 is bought from the Microsoft Store for full price (no contract) - will they give an unlock code for it?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I contacted Microsoft Chat Support through the answer desk link in the Microsoft Store and threw this question at them. While they were helpful, they told me that they could not confirm this query as the answer desk dept. does not handle these types of queries (I think they are geared to tackle PC ad Office problems) and gave me a phone number tocontact the microsoft store team.

    Has anyone here at WPC bought a 1520 from MS store for full price and gotten an unlock from them?
    Last edited by Games Goblin; 12-09-2013 at 10:48 AM.
    12-09-2013 04:24 AM
  24. Kha Bui's Avatar
    Hello everyone

    If the 1520 is bought from the Microsoft Store for full price (no contract) - will they give an unlock code for it?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I contacted Microsoft Chat Support through the answer desk link in the Microsoft Store and threw this question at them. While they were helpful, they told me that they could not confirm this query as the answer desk dept. does not handle these types of queries (I think they are geared to tackle PC ad Office problems) and gave me a phone number tocontact the microsoft store team.

    Has anyone here at WPC bought a 1520 from MS store for full price and gotten an unlock from them?
    Buying a full price phone from Microsoft Store doesn't mean that you get your phone unlock. It depends on the carrier. If you want to use it for other carriers, you have to call AT&T for unlock code. However, it is not possible now because AT&T SUCK!
    12-09-2013 12:38 PM
  25. Games Goblin's Avatar
    I can't find an e-mail address for contacting Microsoft store about my query. I would be mighty thankful if any US WPC member could call them at 1-877-696-7786 and ask if getting an unlock for a contract free 1520 bought from the MS store is possible.

    Buying a full price phone from Microsoft Store doesn't mean that you get your phone unlock. It depends on the carrier. If you want to use it for other carriers, you have to call AT&T for unlock code. However, it is not possible now because AT&T SUCK!
    If a phone is bought out at full price, doesn;t the customer get to use it on any network he/she likes? Or is there a catch? I am not too familiar with phone contracts in the US.
    12-10-2013 04:56 AM
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