05-22-2014 03:25 PM
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  1. Mediademics's Avatar
    Went into the MS store tonight. My plan was to buy outright but did not realize it was $699. Cheaper to buy off contract from AT&T website for $584. ETF is $325, might be better to buy on contract at $99, eat one month of service and ETF.
    11-22-2013 10:38 PM
  2. blur510's Avatar
    Went into the MS store tonight. My plan was to buy outright but did not realize it was $699. Cheaper to buy off contract from AT&T website for $584. ETF is $325, might be better to buy on contract at $99, eat one month of service and ETF.
    that is weird, their website still has it at $549
    Microsoft Store - Product Information
    11-22-2013 10:44 PM
  3. Mediademics's Avatar
    Thank you for the link. I might just need to buy online then.
    11-22-2013 11:00 PM
  4. Sniper1087's Avatar
    Thank you for the link. I might just need to buy online then.

    what? I bought mine for 549 plus tax at the store today weird
    11-22-2013 11:18 PM
  5. omegafiler's Avatar
    Went into the MS store tonight. My plan was to buy outright but did not realize it was $699. Cheaper to buy off contract from AT&T website for $584. ETF is $325, might be better to buy on contract at $99, eat one month of service and ETF.
    That's just list price. The MS Store will price-match their website, including any special offers. That's how I got mine for $550 + tax + other free stuff for pre-order.
    11-23-2013 08:03 AM
  6. blur510's Avatar
    Can anyone please enlighten me, I know that the ATT version is missing some bands/frequency that is used by TMobile. But I don't really know what it means. I saw LTE works, are there different LTE bands, will HSPA+ or HSPA work? thanks
    11-23-2013 09:14 AM
  7. Mediademics's Avatar
    The rep at the store that helped me must not have been that knowledgeable. In gonna call when they open and see if they will do it before I drive down again.

    I wonder if I can activate this on Go Phone and be good enough to get them to unlock it.
    11-23-2013 10:13 AM
  8. Mediademics's Avatar
    Picked up my 1520 at the MS store for $549 + tax. Thank you to those who brought this to my attention.

    Now let the unlocking attempts begin :)
    11-23-2013 02:34 PM
  9. PB_H's Avatar
    No offense but I find it hard to believe you were able to unlock the 1520 considering this never happens when the phone is an at&t exclusive. I would love for this to be true so I can use it on T-Mobile :(
    It's not exclusive to AT&T it's exclusive to AT&T in the USA

    You can buy an unlocked (in all colors) 1520 for $885 +/- shipped to the USA from Unlocked Mobiles .com (UK) or Amazon for $905.

    Computerworld - AT&T will start in-store sales of the new 6-in. Nokia Lumia 1520 on Nov. 22 for $199.99 and a two-year contract.
    The updated Microsoft Web site lists the device in three colors (black, white and red) and offers a free black flip cover and a
    $50 app card when customers pre-order the device. A yellow version listed earlier is not included.

    The device is also available unlocked for $549, and to eligible buyers for $27 a month..
    11-23-2013 03:50 PM
  10. Mediademics's Avatar
    I have gotten no where with AT&T International Support :(
    11-23-2013 05:36 PM
  11. Sniper1087's Avatar
    I have gotten no where with AT&T International Support :(
    well u didnt call them right? you used the chat system on their website? you need to keep trying otherwise you wouldnt succeed, find the right person. for me it took me 1 try to get it working, I mentioned to them that deviceunlock website kept getting me an error, of course also mentioned that i bought the phone a full price.
    11-23-2013 06:10 PM
  12. blur510's Avatar
    well u didnt call them right? you used the chat system on their website? you need to keep trying otherwise you wouldnt succeed, find the right person. for me it took me 1 try to get it working, I mentioned to them that deviceunlock website kept getting me an error, of course also mentioned that i bought the phone a full price.

    I am also having a hard time, I read the terms and condition but the people on the chat are a little confused as they are saying that phones have to be active for 60 days,
    11-23-2013 06:26 PM
  13. OliverK's Avatar
    They will only unlock you if your a customer on contract. It doesn't matter if you paid full price and bought it from Microsoft. They don't care.

    Do not phone them as it's a waste of time. This is exactly what happened when I got a 1020.

    Try the third party unlock sites. They worked for me on my 1020 but as I do not have my 1520 yet I can't try any of them.

    They may be expensive but however much they cost it's less than the phone and needed for it to work.
    11-23-2013 06:31 PM
  14. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The rep at the store that helped me must not have been that knowledgeable. In gonna call when they open and see if they will do it before I drive down again.

    I wonder if I can activate this on Go Phone and be good enough to get them to unlock it.
    I used my 920 on gophone so I can't for see their being any issue using this on gophone
    11-23-2013 06:31 PM
  15. Sniper1087's Avatar
    They will only unlock you if your a customer on contract. It doesn't matter if you paid full price and bought it from Microsoft. They don't care.

    Do not phone them as it's a waste of time. This is exactly what happened when I got a 1020.

    Try the third party unlock sites. They worked for me on my 1020 but as I do not have my 1520 yet I can't try any of them.

    They may be expensive but however much they cost it's less than the phone and needed for it to work.

    the unlocking sites charge around 150 bucks, i dont think people will pay that much for it.
    11-23-2013 08:24 PM
  16. Mediademics's Avatar
    I did not call them, I used the chat on the international support page you linked to. I spoke with two reps then was transferred to a Manager and got the same run around that they are unable to unlock the phone and kept trying to send me to the device unlock URL. When I told them I will be traveling outside the country they just pitched their international service/rates.

    I guess the best thing I can do is port my number from T-Mobile to a GoPhone plan and keep trying then switch back once successful.
    11-23-2013 09:23 PM
  17. OliverK's Avatar
    If your willing to spend around $600 for the phone but not $150 for the unlock then that is in my mind band preparation. I purchased these devices aware that the unlock may cost me more than I would want but that is the cost of importing a phone not made for the UK.

    I can't check if all 3 are $150 but when I went to unlock my 1020 I found a couple that were and then found one that was $19.99 and that worked. Of course those of you in the US could just switch to AT&T which isn't an option for me.
    11-24-2013 12:12 AM
  18. Sniper1087's Avatar
    If your willing to spend around $600 for the phone but not $150 for the unlock then that is in my mind band preparation. I purchased these devices aware that the unlock may cost me more than I would want but that is the cost of importing a phone not made for the UK.

    I can't check if all 3 are $150 but when I went to unlock my 1020 I found a couple that were and then found one that was $19.99 and that worked. Of course those of you in the US could just switch to AT&T which isn't an option for me.
    things have changed thats why unlocking iphones cost around 100 bucks, because the way to do it is no longer available, and same goes for lumias so no more 19.99.
    11-24-2013 12:55 AM
  19. OliverK's Avatar
    It appears I may well be the first person to try these tomorrow when I get my 1520 and 2520.

    I was hoping that someone else would have a go first and report success however!
    11-24-2013 03:15 AM
  20. Mediademics's Avatar
    It appears I may well be the first person to try these tomorrow when I get my 1520 and 2520.

    I was hoping that someone else would have a go first and report success however!
    Please fill us in on whether the third party unlocks worked. Not sure how they would if AT&T will not give them out. Of course I have never unlocked a phone before and do not fully understand how it all works.
    11-24-2013 12:20 PM
  21. palandri's Avatar
    Please fill us in on whether the third party unlocks worked. Not sure how they would if AT&T will not give them out. Of course I have never unlocked a phone before and do not fully understand how it all works.
    It's a randomly generated number assigned to the IMEI of the phone. My best guess on how they get these unlocked codes is they know someone on the inside at Nokia or AT&T.
    11-24-2013 12:55 PM
  22. OliverK's Avatar
    I believe that there is a database provided by Nokia and they can calculate the unlock code based off an algorithm.

    Or they may well know someone inside AT&T or Nokia. However it works doesn't matter.

    I unlocked my 1020 using a third party site when AT&T told me it wasn't possible so they do work.
    11-24-2013 01:09 PM
  23. T Moore's Avatar
    yes everything works as intended.
    Do a test at speedtest.net and show what the speed is on T-Mobile LTE.
    The phone does not have the band for T-Mobile LTE.
    11-24-2013 02:04 PM
  24. palandri's Avatar
    Do a test at speedtest.net and show what the speed is on T-Mobile LTE.
    The phone does not have the band for T-Mobile LTE.
    It says it has LTE band 4 which is T-Mobile: Nokia Lumia 1520 - Specifications - Nokia - USA
    11-24-2013 02:53 PM
  25. Mediademics's Avatar
    I ended up signing up on a GoPhone plan with a new number. If I end up liking the device and service I will port my T-Mobile number. During that time I will keep at trying to get it unlocked.
    11-24-2013 02:58 PM
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