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  1. TravelBro's Avatar
    What do I need to to in order to get the Nokia Lumia 1520 unlocked and working with my tmobile plan?

    and will the phone work with Tmobile?
    11-15-2013 04:18 PM
  2. MichelleSV's Avatar
    I am getting Ready to call ATT and get my unlocked, Since I have a Tmobile SIm, I let you know soon
    11-15-2013 04:23 PM
  3. TravelBro's Avatar
    I am getting Ready to call ATT and get my unlocked, Since I have a Tmobile SIm, I let you know soon
    Thanks. I am worried about this because some say you have to be on a att plan for 60 days before being considered to unlock a device. :(
    11-15-2013 04:35 PM
  4. Janak Patel's Avatar
    Yes that would be good info since I'll buy it only if it word on tmo, not going back to at&T.
    11-15-2013 05:06 PM
  5. superlawyer15's Avatar
    All those interested in an unlocked device should hold off a few weeks ...the FCC chairman pretty much told carriers to have something in place before the holidays or else his agency will force their hand
    11-15-2013 05:36 PM
  6. MichelleSV's Avatar
    ATT Denied me Unlock code, Said they no longer have access to unlock phones, and its all done now via Website,, said have to be ATT Customer or GOPhone
    11-15-2013 05:40 PM
  7. TravelBro's Avatar
    ATT Denied me Unlock code, Said they no longer have access to unlock phones, and its all done now via Website,, said have to be ATT Customer or GOPhone
    I am worried about this. I don't know what to do :(

    I currently use t-mobile and am very happy with my plan. Did you try to unlock with the website and did they say you have to be a customer for 60 days?
    11-15-2013 05:47 PM
  8. MichelleSV's Avatar
    I tried the website when i put my IMEI # in said this phone can't be unlocked
    11-15-2013 07:59 PM
  9. omegafiler's Avatar
    For those being denied, were they activate on an AT&T account when you tried? I heard that was the issue in the past, in that they might need to be.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    11-15-2013 08:04 PM
  10. TravelBro's Avatar
    I tried the website when i put my IMEI # in said this phone can't be unlocked
    You were able to buy the phone at the local att without having to sign up for a att phone plan?
    11-15-2013 08:06 PM
  11. drbanks's Avatar
    All the published specs I've read say that the ATT model is missing the WCDMA AWS bands meaning that if you're not in a TMo refarmed or LTE area, you're stuck with 2G.
    11-15-2013 08:18 PM
  12. TravelBro's Avatar
    11-15-2013 08:37 PM
  13. MichelleSV's Avatar
    Yes the ATT Store here will sell without contract,, only phones they will not sell are Iphones
    11-15-2013 09:19 PM
  14. omegafiler's Avatar
    I think that's a new policy change or something. I bought an AT&T tablet a few months ago and they required a plan. But I just called a local store here and they said I could buy any phone at full price and they wouldn't require a plan.

    And back to the unlocking issue, that's something AT&T has been rather vague with when I've called them. It seems if it was bought from them directly and is active with their service, unlocking shouldn't be an issue. Inactive? Who knows. And when asked about phones purchased from other retailers, such as Microsoft, they aren't sure at all. And from a recent search I did on the topic, it sounds like it could be an issue with those phones not being in their database. So activating it with AT&T first could be a possible "work-around."

    Either way, nothing is definitive with this stuff. Personally, I'm going to try to get it unlocked via phone and website out of the box. If no go, I'll probably sign up for GoPhone for a month, and see if that does it. Per a recent AT&T chat, they claim GoPhone plans are unlockable just as if it were on a normal contract plan. And worse case, StraightTalk says they allow locked or unlocked AT&T phones. Which would provide much better coverage than the limited T-Mobile LTE and H+ 1900 re-farmed areas. So there's that.
    11-15-2013 09:58 PM
  15. TravelBro's Avatar
    I think that's a new policy change or something. I bought an AT&T tablet a few months ago and they required a plan. But I just called a local store here and they said I could buy any phone at full price and they wouldn't require a plan.

    And back to the unlocking issue, that's something AT&T has been rather vague with when I've called them. It seems if it was bought from them directly and is active with their service, unlocking shouldn't be an issue. Inactive? Who knows. And when asked about phones purchased from other retailers, such as Microsoft, they aren't sure at all. And from a recent search I did on the topic, it sounds like it could be an issue with those phones not being in their database. So activating it with AT&T first could be a possible "work-around."

    Either way, nothing is definitive with this stuff. Personally, I'm going to try to get it unlocked via phone and website out of the box. If no go, I'll probably sign up for GoPhone for a month, and see if that does it. Per a recent AT&T chat, they claim GoPhone plans are unlockable just as if it were on a normal contract plan. And worse case, StraightTalk says they allow locked or unlocked AT&T phones. Which would provide much better coverage than the limited T-Mobile LTE and H+ 1900 re-farmed areas. So there's that.

    I am not sure if go phone will work. This is what I found about it:

    Prepaid / GoPhones: Device has been active for at least 6 months.

    I really want the phone but need it unlocked to work with tmobile? :(
    11-15-2013 10:44 PM
  16. blur510's Avatar
    I am not sure if go phone will work. This is what I found about it:

    Prepaid / GoPhones: Device has been active for at least 6 months.

    I really want the phone but need it unlocked to work with tmobile? :(
    I am also with tmobile, and I want the phone, I will buy it from Microsoft and put my brothers att sim card on it then I will try to unlock it via website. Hope it works. Then I will try to see if it wrks with tmo here in SD. I am currently using my Verizon 822, I get hspa plus but not LTE. My internet sharing doesn't work and sending txt is hit or miss. 11/22 isn't coming fast enough.
    11-16-2013 12:34 AM
  17. MichelleSV's Avatar
    I am going to Call AT&T again today and see if I get someone thats more "Friendly " I will say NET10 works great.. but I want to get Tmobile to work.
    11-16-2013 06:26 AM
  18. kevm14's Avatar
    Either way, nothing is definitive with this stuff. Personally, I'm going to try to get it unlocked via phone and website out of the box. If no go, I'll probably sign up for GoPhone for a month, and see if that does it. Per a recent AT&T chat, they claim GoPhone plans are unlockable just as if it were on a normal contract plan. And worse case, StraightTalk says they allow locked or unlocked AT&T phones. Which would provide much better coverage than the limited T-Mobile LTE and H+ 1900 re-farmed areas. So there's that.
    I don't believe Straight Talk offers LTE on AT&T networks, last I checked.
    11-16-2013 07:57 AM
  19. S_C_B's Avatar
    It is interesting that that sold you the phone before the official launch on the 22nd. I might have to visit an AT&T store today. I might even visit the MS Store. It is opening today.
    Da_PHAT_Ninja likes this.
    11-16-2013 08:11 AM
  20. MichelleSV's Avatar
    kevm14 ,
    Straight Talk and NET10 are same company I can confirm LTE is workiing
    11-16-2013 09:48 AM
  21. MichelleSV's Avatar
    ATT Customer Service Can't Unlock phone anymore, they took the tool away from them, have to go through website

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/cli...msAndCondition

    luckily my friend is on ATT so he is getting it unlocked for me
    11-16-2013 10:00 PM
  22. MyNL822's Avatar
    You will still get 3G at the most, My area has refarmed spots, but they are refarmed to give me 3G, but no 4g, in central Atlanta,Georgia I got all 5 3G bars. I'm just stating from my WP coming unlocked from Verizon. I also hate that you rarely can send texts over 3g(Only on Nokia Lumia 822 because of Verizon) always getting an error, and that the H+ is the highest you can go. I think H+ is close to 4G I am mainly on 3G or edge most of the time.
    11-16-2013 11:59 PM
  23. rdubmu's Avatar
    You will still get 3G at the most, My area has refarmed spots, but they are refarmed to give me 3G, but no 4g, in central Atlanta,Georgia I got all 5 3G bars. I'm just stating from my WP coming unlocked from Verizon. I also hate that you rarely can send texts over 3g(Only on Nokia Lumia 822 because of Verizon) always getting an error, and that the H+ is the highest you can go. I think H+ is close to 4G I am mainly on 3G or edge most of the time.
    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
    palandri likes this.
    11-17-2013 12:55 AM
  24. MyNL822'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
    If it already worked on T-mobile it should work getting 4g. Since AT&T already had the same bands it should be the same. Why don't you go check it out at the store? Don't exactly ask if it will work with T-mobile, but ask the bands and then look it up yourself. Or take the bands to T-Mobile and ask them.
    11-17-2013 08:36 AM
  25. MichelleSV'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
    Last edited by MichelleSV; 11-17-2013 at 09:30 AM.
    11-17-2013 08:46 AM
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