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  1. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    Could you please confirm a couple of things here?

    1. On Newegg site it is called Lumia 1520.3. You call it rm-938. Is it the same thing?
    2. Everyone here is talking about 32GB internal memory, however Newegg states it is 16GB. So which one is correct? Is it an error on their page?
    3. Among the specs, listed at Newegg, I could not find any reference to wireless charging. Could you please confirm?
    4. Warranty. So this phone is from outside the US, which means there is no warranty (except for 30 day Newegg warranty). Is this correct?
    5. Newegg states it will have only 2G with T-Mobile. Is this another error?
    6. Did you figure the tethering fix? Does it work now?

    Thank you and other people in advance for response.
    1. 1520.3 and rm 938 is the samething. this is what newegg sells. i purchased it from them.

    2. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) that newegg sells ships with 32gb's the website specs are wrong. i purchased, i can CONFIRM!

    3. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) that new egg sells ships with QI WIRELESS CHARGING. i purchased this device. i can CONFIRM.

    4. Newegg offers 30 day. I AM NOT SURE but its seems safe to think nokia would honor any hardware warranty that accompanies the purchase of their device. A purchase is a purchase. no matter where on earth you purchased.

    5. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) HAS T-Mobiles AWS bands (1700_2100) which they currently use for some LTE and mostly HSDPA, HSDPA+, Again i have it, i can CONFIRM.

    6. I HAVE tethered the device, AFTER using the keyboard hack. The steps i took weren't too difficult.
    S1. Change region to spain, DONT restart yet.
    S2. Add spain keyboard. Press POSTPONE when the prompt comes up.
    S3. NOW RESTART The phone.
    S4. Head over to settings>phone update. Check for update. this is the spain keyboard. Install it.
    S5. Turn on tethering, it works!

    make sure it works. after confirming you can change your region back!! I waited a few minutes.

    I type all of this to encourage anyone interested to GET THE PHONE! the more people who buy this the better chance we have of these type of devices being sold in more places here in the U.S
    #VoteWithYourWallet
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    04-09-2014 12:09 PM
  2. hmmwv's Avatar
    Ran speed test, can't figure out how to post pics from the app, 5 down .98 up
    Press Power Button and Windows Logo simultaneously will take a screenshot.
    04-09-2014 12:29 PM
  3. gvp 1995's Avatar
    1. 1520.3 and rm 938 is the samething. this is what newegg sells. i purchased it from them.

    2. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) that newegg sells ships with 32gb's the website specs are wrong. i purchased, i can CONFIRM!

    3. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) that new egg sells ships with QI WIRELESS CHARGING. i purchased this device. i can CONFIRM.

    4. Newegg offers 30 day. I AM NOT SURE but its seems safe to think nokia would honor any hardware warranty that accompanies the purchase of their device. A purchase is a purchase. no matter where on earth you purchased.

    5. The 1520.3 (or rm-938) HAS T-Mobiles AWS bands (1700_2100) which they currently use for some LTE and mostly HSDPA, HSDPA+, Again i have it, i can CONFIRM.

    6. I HAVE tethered the device, AFTER using the keyboard hack. The steps i took weren't too difficult.
    S1. Change region to spain, DONT restart yet.
    S2. Add spain keyboard. Press POSTPONE when the prompt comes up.
    S3. NOW RESTART The phone.
    S4. Head over to settings>phone update. Check for update. this is the spain keyboard. Install it.
    S5. Turn on tethering, it works!

    make sure it works. after confirming you can change your region back!! I waited a few minutes.

    I type all of this to encourage anyone interested to GET THE PHONE! the more people who buy this the better chance we have of these type of devices being sold in more places here in the U.S
    #VoteWithYourWallet
    Thank you! In regards of #4, you are correct that purchase is purchase, but if the device is not from US market, Nokia will tell you to go to repair it somewhere in Nicaragua (or whatever the region is). At least this is my understanding, based on my previous experience. So for all practical purposes, it is the same as no warranty. But I am prepared to take the risk.
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    04-09-2014 12:38 PM
  4. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    Dude get the phone! If you worry about what happens when something goes wrong, something will go wrong! But taking my philosopher hat off, GET IT its worth it. This is your dream phone staring you in the face. Don't let this opportunity go by.

    In regards to number 4. All I know is if I have a hardware problem, Nokia is going to fix it! That's that. But my phone is perfect. Its built to perfection. All phones should be built as excellently as mine! 😊
    04-09-2014 12:45 PM
  5. kwill's Avatar
    So ordering from Newegg, does that mean we wouldn't be able to send the phone to Nokia if we have problems with it? It should still fall under manufacturers warranty correct?
    04-09-2014 12:56 PM
  6. hmmwv's Avatar
    So ordering from Newegg, does that mean we wouldn't be able to send the phone to Nokia if we have problems with it? It should still fall under manufacturers warranty correct?
    No it does not, manufacturer warranty only covers regions where the phone's intended market is, in this case Mexico and possibly other South American countries, they don't have international warranty.
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    04-09-2014 01:04 PM
  7. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    Where are you getting this info from? I'm just curious... In regards to the lack of a manufacturers warranty
    04-09-2014 01:26 PM
  8. gvp 1995's Avatar
    Where are you getting this info from? I'm just curious... In regards to the lack of a manufacturers warranty
    I can confirm this (personal experience of myself, and family member). If the device was not produced for US market, they will not have S/N in their database, and will not accept it for repair here, in states. What happens next I am not sure. I assume theoretically there should be a way to ship the phone to some place outside the US, but all this is complicated...

    Sometimes you are lucky, sometimes - not. For example, long time ago I bought N82 from God knows where. I think it was on EBay from Hong-Kong. It is still in working condition after many years of service. On the other hand, N8 died on me after 6 months. Luckily it was US version bought from Amazon. Then 808 I had to send back to Nokia twice!

    You never know.
    04-09-2014 01:42 PM
  9. Rhoyz's Avatar
    I remember that before I sent the device back to Newegg (for replacement-hardware issue), I went to Nokia's website and checked the warranty status on my rm-938. I typed in the IMEI number in the field and hit submit. The response was "In warranty-US". The website is http://www.nokia.com/us-en/support/warranty-check/ . Try it for yourself and let me know.
    04-09-2014 02:08 PM
  10. dgr_874's Avatar
    I remember that before I sent the device back to Newegg (for replacement-hardware issue), I went to Nokia's website and checked the warranty status on my rm-938. I typed in the IMEI number in the field and hit submit. The response was "In warranty-US". The website is Warranty status - Nokia - USA . Try it for yourself and let me know.
    Can someone with a 938 here in the US try this to see if its in warranty? I can't because I don't have an IMEI number to try it with before I buy it.
    04-09-2014 02:19 PM
  11. notebookgrail's Avatar
    I just checked mine and it says In warranty
    Serial number (IMEI): XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Warranty: In warranty in the US
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    04-09-2014 02:31 PM
  12. gvp 1995's Avatar
    I just checked mine and it says In warranty
    Serial number (IMEI): XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Warranty: In warranty in the US
    That is a great news!
    04-09-2014 03:12 PM
  13. j o e l's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip on confirming warranty. I hope I will never need it but it's good to know it's there.
    04-09-2014 03:58 PM
  14. hmmwv's Avatar
    Great! I just checked my status and it's in warranty as well.

    The reason I said it's not in warranty in the US because I have purchased European speced phones on Newegg before (Nokia N95 in 2009) and it's not covered under warranty here. Maybe their warranty terms have changed.
    04-09-2014 04:55 PM
  15. Rhoyz's Avatar
    I would save that screenshot, just in case. :)
    04-09-2014 06:02 PM
  16. christenmartin's Avatar
    Man you guys have twisted my arm enough. The warranty thing was the final straw. I'm getting it!
    04-09-2014 06:41 PM
  17. christenmartin's Avatar
    Hello everyone.
    I just got my Lumia 1520 RM938 from NewEgg.
    I had ordered mine last Friday Morning & received it last night. I'm soooo happy to see 4G LTE on T-Mobile. I'm going to work in an hour so no time to "fix" the tethering problem.
    Anyone waiting on the fence, it's the real deal. Now I'm posting my 1520 RM937 up for sale on Ebay.
    Yeah Baby.
    Hope all is working out. is there that much difference between the 937 and the 938 ? Looks like 937 goes for 500ish so 100+ less. Just wondering, the wireless charging thing wipes my ***. Just don't want to go back to plugging in.
    04-09-2014 09:52 PM
  18. Marek Marzec's Avatar
    yep mine also says warranty us, i have 1520.3 from newegg
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    04-09-2014 10:21 PM
  19. hmmwv's Avatar
    Hope all is working out. is there that much difference between the 937 and the 938 ? Looks like 937 goes for 500ish so 100+ less. Just wondering, the wireless charging thing wipes my ***. Just don't want to go back to plugging in.
    The problem is that 937 doesn't have US LTE bands, so at best you can get HSPA+ speed.
    christenmartin likes this.
    04-10-2014 12:39 AM
  20. MTWIZARD7's Avatar
    Mine is in warranty also
    04-10-2014 12:54 AM
  21. HighDefEdition's Avatar
    Hope all is working out. is there that much difference between the 937 and the 938 ? Looks like 937 goes for 500ish so 100+ less. Just wondering, the wireless charging thing wipes my ***. Just don't want to go back to plugging in.
    If 4G LTE speeds on T-Mobile is important to you then yes. You will regret it.
    christenmartin likes this.
    04-10-2014 07:41 AM
  22. dgr_874's Avatar
    For those checking the warranty, is the IMEI number for the phone on the outside of the box? If I order one I want to see if its under warranty before I even open it.
    04-10-2014 09:18 AM
  23. j o e l's Avatar
    For those checking the warranty, is the IMEI number for the phone on the outside of the box? If I order one I want to see if its under warranty before I even open it.
    Yes, the IMEI is printed on the box.
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    04-10-2014 09:38 AM
  24. Kacey Green's Avatar
    Didn't expect that my Build phone had a voided warranty out the gate. My RM-938 is in warranty in the US!
    04-10-2014 10:46 AM
  25. dgr_874's Avatar
    Wow, this is good to hear! Thank you everyone and keep checking!
    kennsg likes this.
    04-10-2014 11:21 AM
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