12-22-2013 04:44 PM
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  1. TravelBro's Avatar
    I will probably get the iPhone 5S myself... not too excited but at least it will work with tmobile.

    Anyone else getting a different phone because you can use the Nokia Lumia 1520 in tmobile or another service provider?
    11-23-2013 08:18 PM
  2. OliverK's Avatar
    Just pay one of the unlock sites and unlock it.

    I don't get why it's such a big deal.
    11-23-2013 08:22 PM
  3. TravelBro's Avatar
    Just pay one of the unlock sites and unlock it.

    I don't get why it's such a big deal.
    No thanks. $150 lol

    I would never pay $150 to unlock a phone. If someone pays full price off contract it should be unlocked.
    11-23-2013 08:42 PM
  4. riffraffy's Avatar
    I'll wait until Nokia offers something similar on T-Mobile. I'm using my ex-AT&T 920 on TMO, and can't get the internet-sharing to work. While fiddling with it, the TMO gal mumbled something under her breath about "unlocked phones...."
    11-23-2013 10:04 PM
  5. Janak Patel's Avatar
    I am not and hopefully T-Mobile realizes what they are doing is wrong and gets their $hit together and gets the new Lumia. And I am not going back to $t&T.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    11-23-2013 10:55 PM
  6. riffraffy's Avatar
    I am not and hopefully T-Mobile realizes what they are doing is wrong and gets their $hit together and gets the new Lumia. And I am not going back to $t&T.
    One way or another, I think T-Mobile will end up with new Lumia flagship soon. They have done very well with the 521, and I think Nokia will keep that in mind.

    That said, the gal at TMO did say they weren't selling near as many of the 925...
    11-23-2013 11:13 PM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    Lately I've had no problem calling up AT&T and having them unlock my phone. I've done it in the past few months with a 920, a 1020, and a 925 before I sold them. I've haven't been denied yet, or charged for the unlock code.
    11-24-2013 11:31 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I learned a long time ago to buy unbranded/unlocked phones. I prefer phones unbranded because I hate all the garbage a carrier will load on your phone. I need my phones unlocked since my wife is French, so we go to France a couple of times every year.

    When I was a Palm enthusiast, it was never a problem getting an unbranded/unlocked phone. After HP purchased Palm, I moved to Nokia and it was never a problem getting an unbranded/unlocked Symbian OS phone.

    Now it's getting more difficult to find unbranded/unlocked phones in the states. I was going to get a Lumia 920 this last Spring, but AT&T still wasn't unlocking them due to their exclusive deal. I was thinking of getting a Nokia 2520 tablet, but it's the same issue, they come locked.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    11-24-2013 11:54 AM
  9. OliverK's Avatar
    Well I'm not cheap so I'll pay to unlock it. Simple.
    11-24-2013 02:11 PM
  10. Janak Patel's Avatar
    well I hope you are right. Last couple of weeks microsoftstore.com did not have the Lumia 925 for T-Mobile listed so I was excited and scared at the same time. I was excited because I thought T-Mobile is getting the new Lumias and scared because I thought T-Mobile is discontinuing the higher end Lumias, but to my surprise the phone is back online. It is scary to see that everytime I got the T-Mobile store the reps don't have much clue to what the hell the phone can do or what it is about. They have huge displays of samsung and iphone. I hope they get it, it would be the ultimate experience.
    11-24-2013 02:30 PM
  11. T Moore's Avatar
    I am in no hurry. I will wait till the RM-938 variant is available.
    Just getting an unlocked RM-940 is not the answer, no T-Mobile LTE and no Qi charging
    I Unquello likes this.
    11-24-2013 02:53 PM
  12. leo74's Avatar
    I read an article today on Bing news... Don't remember the source, but it said that the FCC is working towards ending carrier locked phones as early as by the end of the year...
    mary beth hale likes this.
    11-24-2013 03:02 PM
  13. leo74's Avatar
    I read an article today on Bing news... Don't remember the source, but it said that the FCC is working towards ending carrier locked phones as early as by the end of the year...
    just checked... Technology and science section, Kansas city star...
    11-24-2013 03:04 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    I read an article today on Bing news... Don't remember the source, but it said that the FCC is working towards ending carrier locked phones as early as by the end of the year...
    Are you sure that wasn't about getting carriers permission to unlock your phone? The wireless carriers in the U.S. hate the FCC and that's why they went bonkers over the "net neutrality" issue. If carriers are forced to sell their phones unlocked, they'll start selling phones with only their LTE frequency on them.
    11-24-2013 03:48 PM
  15. Janak Patel's Avatar
    I am in no hurry. I will wait till the RM-938 variant is available.
    Just getting an unlocked RM-940 is not the answer, no T-Mobile LTE and no Qi charging
    thats not an issue for me either, its just that there is no word on the 938 and some blogs are reporting (stupid Engadget) that at&t has the 938. I am sure the info on the Nokia Developer site is correct and there will be a 938 but I want it to be a T-Mobile phone not really an unlocked international. I like the WIFI calling feature.
    11-24-2013 04:15 PM
  16. toraji's Avatar
    I actually purchased the 1520 from Microsoft after chatting with a Microsoft rep, she told me it would be possible to buy the phone without contract and simply unlock it, the website I found to unlock it just send me the message that they can't unlock it yet, does anybody has a suggestion?

    thanks in advance
    t
    11-24-2013 06:33 PM
  17. Jazmac's Avatar
    Some people feel like that OP and I think I can agree that if you buy them at full price, they should come unlocked. I used to think if you could buy them directly from a Microsoft store, they would be unbranded and unlocked but that isn't the case. For me, I'm not worried about the unlock for now.
    21stNow likes this.
    11-24-2013 06:43 PM
  18. drbanks's Avatar
    The AT$T version just has too many negatives for me. No QI, half the storage, locked and probably no AWS bands.

    Even if I was willing to pay the $40/month extra to be an AT$T customer, the storage and Qi issues would just add insult to injury.
    I Unquello likes this.
    11-24-2013 08:36 PM
  19. T Moore's Avatar
    It does no good to unlock the AT&T phone. Where are you going to use it? It is RM-940.
    RM-940 AT&T DTM removed, no Qi charging, LTE band 4 disabled, 16GB, LTE 2 5 17
    Who besides AT&T uses those LTE bands? Answer that question for yourself before you go down the 'unlock the AT&T RM-940' path.
    11-24-2013 08:49 PM
  20. RobbyRob's Avatar
    Nope. Got my Lumia 1520 today and love it. AT&T just makes it that much better.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    11-24-2013 08:55 PM
  21. leo74's Avatar
    Nope. Got my Lumia 1520 today and love it. AT&T just makes it that much better.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    I wouldn't say AT&T made it better, but the phone is great if you are OK with the 16GB memory. It is enough for me, but I realize that it might be an issue for some. Still think it was a bad move from them...
    11-24-2013 10:25 PM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I am not trying to be rude or funny but in America, you already know more than likely high end windows phones are going to At&t first....so why are people surprised to hear that the phone is locked to At&t in the US?

    That makes zero sense to me. This is nothing unusual as this has happened for the 900, 920, 1020 and now the 1520 so why act like it is something brand new?

    Also, I wish people would realize that you when you are paying full price from the phone that doesn't necessarily entitle you to it being unlocked. You are buying the phone without SUbsidy from At&t but it is still the At&t model...Out of contract does not equate to unlocked.
    admorris#AC likes this.
    11-24-2013 11:02 PM
  23. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    T-mobile does not care about WP.
    11-25-2013 05:09 AM
  24. gizzzmo's Avatar
    No wonder Windows Phone sales suck tits in the US when Nokia makes those crappy exclusive deals with AT&T who behaves as if WP had syphilis. They strip some of the best qualities of their new flagship and expect huge sales? Wtf? I'm surprised they didn't opt in for a no-camera version "in order to reduce costs".

    Why do WP sales grow in Europe? Well, among the other reasons, because there are no exclusive ****ty deals locked to just one carrier here.

    Nokia and Microsoft - get a grip!
    7anooof and Joe Acerbic like this.
    11-25-2013 05:22 AM
  25. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I'm not buying it because it's too big for a phone
    PB_H likes this.
    11-25-2013 09:55 AM
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