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  1. weatheryoko's Avatar
    Isquare,
    I recommend Martin Fields Screen Protectors (they're excellent). Theirs also comes with a screen protector for the Camera Lens.

    Cheers,
    Justin
    06-07-2014 01:12 PM
  2. mister2d's Avatar
    So far, so good! I loaded up 55GB of music and a bunch of pics last night. The music app seems to work just fine. The only glitch I have had so is when I tapped a pic to add to the home screen, it started rapidly moving back and forth between different albums in the pics folder. I went back to home screen and tried again, and all was fine. I wasn't too crazy about having to use the PC to put some old ringtones on the phone (that I had already loaded on the SD card) but not a big deal. No problems with tap/swipe sensitivity. Happy camper!


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX

    You want ringtones? :D Try downloading "Nokia Tones" from the store. It's Nokia's whole collection dating back to the old days. It's pretty good I think.
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...b-4985e61d6b03


    mister2d,
    I'm on T-Mobile too. I had an initial problem with Internet Sharing (on my device, I would get a pop-up stating my current plan doesn't support Wifi Hotspot/Tether (my plan actually does...)). Anyway, when I initially set up my device (during this initial set up, I did multiple Hard Resets because I was learning how the phone worked), I did it without my SIM Card inserted (I ended up cutting it down and inserting ~24 hours after I initially set up my phone). I could never get Internet Sharing to work. So, I ended up hard resetting my phone (this time with SIM inserted). After the initial screens, I did the Spanish Keyboard trick and Internet Sharing has been working great since. As posted earlier in this thread (by Rhoyz), here are the exact steps I took:

    My steps were:

    1.) Uninstall Spanish ( Mexico) Keyboard
    2.) Reboot Phone
    3.) Install Spanish (Spain) keyboard
    4.) Reboot Phone (just to be safe)
    5.) Turn on Internet Sharing

    Cheers,
    Justin

    Unfortunately my issue isn't the popup. Internet sharing turns on just fine. It's just that I get a T-Mobile web page when attempting to browse on a connected device over the shared wifi from my phone. I can't go to any other address from there.

    From my exhaustive research it appears it isn't a T-Mobile issue at all (per se), but it's a tethering flag set by MICROSOFT in the phone itself (likely the registry) that notifies the carrier that traffic going through is tethering/hotspot traffic. From there the carrier sets up a captive portal and blocks outbound. I noticed that there are Android phones that had this flag set and was easily reversible (if the phone was rooted). Unfortunately, on these WP8 devices it isn't possible to do [yet].

    I suspect that since I am on a prepaid plan that T-Mobile pays attention to this flag. For postpaid folks it seems they ignore it.
    06-07-2014 01:35 PM
  3. weisman87's Avatar
    Any recommendations for a screen protector for the Lumia 1520? Are the edges of the screen curved?

    Is it possible to configure the Lumia 1520 to be used as a tablet? I'm thinking of keeping my Nexus 5 as my main device and then just order another sim card that will ultimately be using data that's already allocated from my phone plan for the Lumia 1520. Will this be possible through either AT&T or T-Mobile? Are there any specific settings that I would need?
    I have the Krusell screen protector for my 1520. This is the one they have at the Microsoft Store and it is AMAZING. Its fit is just a little small, but overall this thing is solid. I highly recommend it for the 1520, very impressed.

    Krusell - Works with Nokia
    06-07-2014 02:06 PM
  4. enthuz's Avatar
    Nave question, but I suspect some of the participants in this thread are on T-Mobile and perhaps have experience with this.

    When the Lumina 1520.3 arrives, do I just remove the micro SIM card from my Lumina 710, cut it down to nano size (I ordered a SIM cutter), and install it into the Lumina 1520? Will my phone number and plan be the same except they will apply to the new phone? Or do I need to contact T-Mobile to transfer my plan and phone number?

    Thanks in advance!
    Switching your SIM after cutting it will be all you have to do. That's the benefit of unlocked phones. Switch and go.
    I have another naive question. I'm buying the 1520.3 to go on a new (not switching) T-Mobile account. How do I get a working sim for the phone and T-Mobile? I looked on TM's site and of course the phone isn't listed as a valid phone to order a sim for it.
    06-08-2014 01:23 AM
  5. mister2d's Avatar
    I have another naive question. I'm buying the 1520.3 to go on a new (not switching) T-Mobile account. How do I get a working sim for the phone and T-Mobile? I looked on TM's site and of course the phone isn't listed as a valid phone to order a sim for it.
    Assuming you are talking about prepaid service. You would go here:

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=6aYIgmkM

    The bring your own device link is right at the top. It doesn't ask for what type of phone.



    For postpaid plans I was able to go to cart as well without me specifying the phone.



    Just so you know, the 1520.3 will not come up as recognized.
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    06-08-2014 01:34 AM
  6. enthuz's Avatar
    Nave question, but I suspect some of the participants in this thread are on T-Mobile and perhaps have experience with this.

    When the Lumina 1520.3 arrives, do I just remove the micro SIM card from my Lumina 710, cut it down to nano size (I ordered a SIM cutter), and install it into the Lumina 1520? Will my phone number and plan be the same except they will apply to the new phone? Or do I need to contact T-Mobile to transfer my plan and phone number?

    Thanks in advance!
    Assuming you are talking about prepaid service. You would go here:

    Prepaid Cell Phones | No Contract Cell Phone Plans | T-Mobile

    The bring your own device link is right at the top. It doesn't ask for what type of phone.



    For postpaid plans I was able to go to cart as well without me specifying the phone.



    Just so you know, the 1520.3 will not come up as recognized.
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I' looking at the prepaid for now. If all is well, then I will move to a regular plan.
    06-08-2014 01:51 AM
  7. dclaryjr's Avatar
    Fortunately, I have a TMo company store right down the street. I went in Thursday to get a nano sim for my 1520.3, and went back Friday to get a micro sim so my grandson could have my Note II. They charged me 9.99 for the first one, but gave me the second one free. Meanwhile, I used the phone a lot today. I did have a couple instances where an intended swipe registered as a touch, but it wasn't a real problem. My home screen has a better looking Unicorn on it now. :-)


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
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    06-08-2014 01:53 AM
  8. dclaryjr's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I' looking at the prepaid for now. If all is well, then I will move to a regular plan.
    They sell sim kits in all three sizes.


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    06-08-2014 01:54 AM
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    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    06-08-2014 01:56 AM
  10. enthuz's Avatar
    I will stop by the store tomorrow and get it setup so I can have a smooth setup. Thanks again everyone.
    06-08-2014 02:15 AM
  11. mister2d's Avatar
    I will stop by the store tomorrow and get it setup so I can have a smooth setup. Thanks again everyone.
    Well I don't know if it will be smooth as you say. Your IMEI won't come up as a recognized phone. Chances are the rep will have at least some minor trouble. Hopefully they activate it AND you get an LTE signal. That's the goal here. :)

    Otherwise, if you want it to be smooth then you go the nano sim cutter route. You would cut your Lumia 710's micro sim down to size and use that one without a hitch.
    06-08-2014 02:22 AM
  12. flameinthefire's Avatar
    Someone is selling it on eBay if any of you are Interested
    06-08-2014 11:20 AM
  13. dclaryjr's Avatar
    Well I don't know if it will be smooth as you say. Your IMEI won't come up as a recognized phone. Chances are the rep will have at least some minor trouble. Hopefully they activate it AND you get an LTE signal. That's the goal here. :)
    I've used the unlocked, international version of the original NOTE and the 1520.3 on TMo , both with new sims, with no problem.


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    06-08-2014 05:00 PM
  14. mister2d's Avatar
    I've used the unlocked, international version of the original NOTE and the 1520.3 on TMo , both with new sims, with no problem.


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    Glad to hear that. Everyone I heard had had problems recognizing the IMEI.
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    06-08-2014 05:06 PM
  15. knacky's Avatar
    I've used the unlocked, international version of the original NOTE and the 1520.3 on TMo , both with new sims, with no problem.
    Finally got around to taking mine out of the box and going down to T-Mobile with it. The guy didn't even ask for the IMEI. He just started a new account for service and gave me a Nano SIM. Popped it in and turned the phone on. The Lumia came up in Spanish but I changed it to English and then it wanted to reboot. Breezed thru the initial setup question and it wanted to reboot one more time. Then it came up showing T-Mobile as carrier with data type LTE.
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    06-08-2014 06:24 PM
  16. amorek13's Avatar
    Tmo has no problems with setting up sim cards for service, they are not as anal as att
    Last edited by amorek13; 06-09-2014 at 05:55 AM.
    06-08-2014 07:53 PM
  17. enthuz's Avatar
    I don't see why not, but I'm not sure why Negri and Newegg aren't selling the 1520.3 in that color.

    PopularElectronics.com has been advertising all colors of the RM-938 as "in stock soon" for a long time now. Here it is in red: Nokia Lumia 1520 4G Smartphone with 20MP Camera - Red RM-938
    That's the one my wife wants, but $800 is way too much just to get red. Plus I've never hear of them. I'm used to buying from Newegg though.
    06-08-2014 11:06 PM
  18. knacky's Avatar
    Tmo has no problems with setting up sim cards for service, they are not as anal as att
    Got T-Mobile service started yesterday and unfortunately already need to cancel it. 1 bar or "No Service" inside the house, even though the TMO coverage map on their site down to street level shows excellent or very good. My existing Sprint service is marginally better. It can shows 4 bars one minute, then the next minute its 1 bar and the phone has never moved.

    The wife's ancient Lumia 900 always gets a solid 2-3 bars inside the house, and she's on AT&T. So went down to AT&T and got service started. The guy entered the IMEI of my unicorn and didn't have any problems at all. Fired right up and took it home. The unicorn now shows the same signal as my wife's phone inside the house, consistently 2-3 bars.
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    06-09-2014 02:46 PM
  19. dclaryjr's Avatar
    Happy to hear another Unicorn is in service! Too bad about T-Mobile, but great plans are rather useless if you don't get a signal. I'm using the fee signal booster they offer to get coverage in my office.


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    06-09-2014 03:19 PM
  20. joebirney's Avatar
    I am in the same boat on Tmobile and barley get one bar if I keep my phone next to the window. My son and wife's S5 seem to get 2 to 3 bars. Not sure what to do.....It works great when I go outside but no bars inside is kind of a very bad thing :-(
    06-09-2014 04:41 PM
  21. dclaryjr's Avatar
    Joe, if tell that to TMo, they will send you a free signal booster that works great.


    Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
    06-09-2014 05:02 PM
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    06-09-2014 05:07 PM
  23. TechoGeek's Avatar
    Has anyone else received an update for 12 system updates tonight? I've been using the phone for almost a week and have checked for update but nothing ever came up. Some of the updates show dates at the end of March some examples are access point, network+, Glance, touch and several more. Shouldn't they have been updated on the first boot-up or after opening the app? I would just like to check if this is normal for windows phone.

    Thanks
    06-10-2014 05:39 AM
  24. infinitelurker's Avatar
    One issue (bug?) I've noticed on my 1520.3 running 8.1 that didn't happen on my 920 (also running 8.1), my Wifi connection bars are empty when waking the phone from sleep (with the stay connected option enabled). Wifi still works even though it indicates no signal, as I downloaded an app and it said it was over the Wifi network. However, if I cycle Wifi off then on, then the full bars of connectivity shows up.

    Anybody else seeing this?
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    06-10-2014 08:28 AM
  25. enthuz's Avatar
    One issue (bug?) I've noticed on my 1520.3 running 8.1 that didn't happen on my 920 (also running 8.1), my Wifi connection bars are empty when waking the phone from sleep (with the stay connected option enabled). Wifi still works even though it indicates no signal, as I downloaded an app and it said it was over the Wifi network. However, if I cycle Wifi off then on, then the full bars of connectivity shows up.

    Anybody else seeing this?
    Others with different versions of WPs have reported that issue as well. I have it on my 928. It messes with my OCD, but I've gotten used to it since we aren't official yet. Granted since the last update, it doesn't happen as much. I'm wondering if the Cyan update will address it with 8.1?
    infinitelurker likes this.
    06-10-2014 08:47 AM
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