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  1. T Moore's Avatar
    It says it has LTE band 4 which is T-Mobile: Nokia Lumia 1520 - Specifications - Nokia - USA
    This says DTM feature and WCDM1700/2100 (Band 4) will be disabled from RM-940. The RM-940 is the AT&T phone. Band 4 is T-Mobile
    This is the phone that went through the FCC.
    Nokia Lumia 1520 passes through FCC
    palandri and MikeSo like this.
    11-24-2013 08:12 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    This says DTM feature and WCDM1700/2100 (Band 4) will be disabled from RM-940. The RM-940 is the AT&T phone. Band 4 is T-Mobile
    This is the phone that went through the FCC.
    Nokia Lumia 1520 passes through FCC
    Thanks for pointing that out. I was going by the Nokia U.S. spec page which has an AT&T logo on it: Nokia Lumia 1520 - 4G Smartphone with 20MP Camera - Nokia - USA You would expect it to accurate, but it's not. Now carriers can say their phones are unlocked to the FCC, but it does nobody any good because you can't switch carriers with them. What a joke.
    11-24-2013 08:29 PM
  3. T Moore's Avatar
    Thanks for pointing that out. I was going by the Nokia U.S. spec page which has an AT&T logo on it: Nokia Lumia 1520 - 4G Smartphone with 20MP Camera - Nokia - USA You would expect it to accurate, but it's not. Now carriers can say their phones are unlocked to the FCC, but it does nobody any good because you can't switch carriers with them. What a joke.
    Conflicts in specs which in a round about way seem to be from the same source.
    Just have to wait and see what real world speed tests are on an unlocked phone on T-Mobile. Just because you have an LTE symbol by the connection bars doesn't always mean you have LTE speeds.
    Is their any other things check on an unlocked phone on T-Mobile?
    11-24-2013 10:30 PM
  4. gepepper's Avatar
    What was your relationship with AT&T when you asked to get it unlocked for travel? Contract? Prepaid? Also, does internet sharing work on t-mobile?
    11-25-2013 09:45 AM
  5. blur510's Avatar
    Just got my phone unlocked. here is a picture of my speed test. I have LTE in San Diego so it is blazing fast.

    wp_20131125_001.jpg
    11-25-2013 03:54 PM
  6. Agosto's Avatar
    blur510 just to confirm, that is unlocked on T-Mobile correct? Thanks.
    11-25-2013 04:14 PM
  7. blur510's Avatar
    blur510 just to confirm, that is unlocked on T-Mobile correct? Thanks.
    yes, att 1520 unlocked, using tmobile sim
    Agosto likes this.
    11-25-2013 04:56 PM
  8. 7anooof's Avatar
    can someone tell a place to get the 1520 unlocked cause att are not letting me unlock it ? really would like the phone before i go home.
    (7,000) miles away
    11-25-2013 04:56 PM
  9. 7anooof's Avatar
    how ? through att?
    11-25-2013 05:02 PM
  10. blur510's Avatar
    can someone tell a place to get the 1520 unlocked cause att are not letting me unlock it ? really would like the phone before i go home.
    (7,000) miles away
    here is how I got them to unlock my phone, I really didn't try any tricks, I just read the requirements and I qualify, I bought my phone outright so it is not under contract.
    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/

    Here are the specifics.

    Customer-Specific Requirements
    • Postpaid Phones and Tablets with a Service Commitment: Account is in good standing (i.e., it has no past due amount or unpaid balance owed AT&T), and all contract obligations, including any Service Commitment, associated with the device to be unlocked have been fully satisfied. The Service Commitment associated with a given device may be satisfied in one of the following ways:◦ Fulfillment of the Service Commitment by expiration of any contractual term
    ◦ Upgrading to a new device under AT&T standard or early upgrade policies. Note: the customer must wait 14 days after the device upgrade has been completed to request an unlock of the previous device.
    ◦ Payment of any applicable Early Termination Fee



    Postpaid Phones and Tablets with no Service Commitment: Account has been active for at least sixty days and is in good standing (i.e., it has no past due amount or unpaid balance owed AT&T).


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

    Most of the reps I spoke to tried to tell me that I have to have the device active for six months (text in blue) but it isn't true. that applies only to gophones/prepaid phones.
    What I tell them is that the account has been active for more than 60 days (blue text) and that the account is in good standing. Again it's the account that has to be active not the device. The reps don't understand the requirements properly and you might have to keep chatting till you find a rep that is able to understand the rule as it is written. Also I had to chat with someone from customer service and not international chat.
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    11-25-2013 05:51 PM
  11. manicottiK's Avatar
    What I tell them is that the account has been active for more than 60 days (blue text) and that the account is in good standing. Again it's the account that has to be active not the device.
    That's actually the thing that's presenting the problem for some users. What's happening is that T-Mobile users want to buy and unlock an AT&T-branded phone so that they can use the phone on T-Mobile. Since these customers have no AT&T account, they don't meet the 60-day requirement.

    In theory, those T-Mobile users could ask a friend with an AT&T account to front the sale of the phone and get it unlocked. (For example, I have an AT&T account. My friend and I go to an AT&T store to buy a phone. I give my cell number and the friend provides the payment method. I then ask for the unlock code and give it to the friend.) There's nothing illegal about this, but it is inconvenient and it leaves the T-Mobile user in an odd position should a return be necessary. (Maybe that means that you need the help of a good friend with an AT&T account!)
    11-25-2013 06:14 PM
  12. blur510's Avatar
    That's actually the thing that's presenting the problem for some users. What's happening is that T-Mobile users want to buy and unlock an AT&T-branded phone so that they can use the phone on T-Mobile. Since these customers have no AT&T account, they don't meet the 60-day requirement.

    In theory, those T-Mobile users could ask a friend with an AT&T account to front the sale of the phone and get it unlocked. (For example, I have an AT&T account. My friend and I go to an AT&T store to buy a phone. I give my cell number and the friend provides the payment method. I then ask for the unlock code and give it to the friend.) There's nothing illegal about this, but it is inconvenient and it leaves the T-Mobile user in an odd position should a return be necessary. (Maybe that means that you need the help of a good friend with an AT&T account!)

    I suppose you have to ask a friend. but even as I am a current customer, it was still difficult to get an unlock as a lot of the reps thinks that the device has to be active for 60 days.
    11-25-2013 07:33 PM
  13. Xabanak's Avatar
    Can anyone who has unlocked their 1520 and is on T-Mobile test to see if 3G works? Looking at the supported bands, it should work as long as you're in a reframed 1900 area, but I'd like to be certain if possible.
    11-25-2013 11:02 PM
  14. YesYesYap's Avatar
    do you know where i can purchase the international version of the Lumia 1520... and will it work on at&t?
    11-26-2013 08:32 AM
  15. drbanks's Avatar
    To whoever has their AT&T 1520 working on T-Mo:

    How's it do for non-refarmed 3G/4G (non-LTE)? Where I live, LTE isn't available and my old AT&T iPhone 4S is stuck on 2G, which tells me the refarming hasn't happened there yet, either. (the listed HSPA+ bands would work fine in a refarmed area, but since refarming seems to be a prelude to repurposing the AWS bands to LTE, it becomes moot.)
    11-26-2013 10:05 AM
  16. MikeSo's Avatar
    That's actually the thing that's presenting the problem for some users. What's happening is that T-Mobile users want to buy and unlock an AT&T-branded phone so that they can use the phone on T-Mobile. Since these customers have no AT&T account, they don't meet the 60-day requirement.
    This needs to be in bold in the first post. Yes, AT&T might unlock your phone - IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING AT&T CUSTOMER.

    This isn't anything specific to this model. I just think people expect to be able to go in and buy a phone, not sign up for AT&T service, and request an unlock code. That's not going to happen.
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    11-26-2013 11:00 AM
  17. iBandar's Avatar
    Does this mean the phone can work on Wind Mobile Canada?
    11-26-2013 12:09 PM
  18. gb22310's Avatar
    in July I purchased a Lumia 1020 and got an unlock code within 10 minutes from ATT. Now, I purchased a Lumia 1520 and can't get one, even from the int'l help desk.
    There is something that we are not being told to do that should get us the unlock code or someone is not telling the truth!?
    11-26-2013 06:04 PM
  19. gb22310's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 1020 on T-Mobile and it works great. Trying to get the unlock code for the 1520 I just got for my wife and not having any luck so far. I know you can buy them for 15 bucks or so, maybe better than spending another minute with ATT reps on the phone.
    11-26-2013 06:06 PM
  20. 7anooof's Avatar
    you have to have att account, they made it very hard to get a phone unlocked. the whole system is down so you can't unlock through a third party.

    if find a way please tell
    11-26-2013 07:35 PM
  21. Jeffrey Santos's Avatar
    You can buy an unlocked (in all colors) 1520 for $885 +/- shipped to the USA from Unlocked Mobiles .com (UK) or Amazon for $905.
    can somebody confirm this? can you provide the link for the amazon one?
    11-26-2013 09:04 PM
  22. g808's Avatar
    11-27-2013 01:12 AM
  23. Rodrigo Carvalho1's Avatar
    Hm, I was wondering, would the AT&T version have the LTE band 7 as stated in the Microsoft Store website or not ? I am a AT&T costumer and I'll be back to my home country only 9 months from now, so I would be eligible to unlock it after 6 months I guess, but I don't know if it does have the band 7, AT&T website does not state it but Microsoft Store does, is that a mistake in one of the websites ?
    11-27-2013 02:15 AM
  24. Jeffrey Santos's Avatar
    oh, wow, thanks for that link! seriously considering placing an order now. lol

    the only problem is, their website does not list the LTE bands that the model they are selling are compatible with (as is the case with ALL the other retailer websites, SMH). I am with a network that only offers band 3 (1800mhz) as its lte frequency -- Globe Telecoms in the Philippines.

    I got this from a nokia blog:

    Lumia 1520 RM-937, Global Variant
    LTE: Band 1 (2100), Band 3 (1800), Band 7 (2600), Band 8 (900) & Band 20 (800)

    Lumia 1520 RM-938, US Variant
    LTE: Band 2 (1900), Band 4 (1700/2100), Band 5 (850), Band 7 (2600) & Band 17 (700)

    So, obviously i need the RM-937 Global Variant for it to work here, anyone knows?


    As for Rodrigo, i think AT&T version has band 7.
    11-27-2013 02:47 AM
  25. Rodrigo Carvalho1's Avatar
    Also, if DTM feature and WCDM1700/2100 will be disabled in this model, does this mean that it will not work with HSDPA 1700/2100 too ? I'm still not sure about the band 7 as well, Microsoft Store is the only website that lists it.
    11-27-2013 01:54 PM
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