12-05-2014 09:14 AM
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  1. Stormdrunk's Avatar
    I was wondering if there is anyone from Canada that purchased a 1520 unlocked online and has it working on one of the Canadian carriers? I thought about buying one unlocked online and curious if someone else has done it before and what issues they may have doing that. Thanks!
    LumiaExtravaganza likes this.
    07-22-2014 07:25 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    The 1520.3 would work on Rogers and Wind since it supports AWS and LTE Band 4
    07-22-2014 07:40 AM
  3. Shai Petel's Avatar
    I'm using the rm-937 from hong kong.
    it works well on virgin mobile, but no LTE.
    still, really high data speed on 4g, enough for me.
    07-22-2014 09:21 AM
  4. Stormdrunk's Avatar
    Thank you for your response!
    07-22-2014 10:13 AM
  5. Stormdrunk's Avatar
    Any issues getting updates?
    07-22-2014 10:14 AM
  6. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I was wondering if there is anyone from Canada that purchased a 1520 unlocked online and has it working on one of the Canadian carriers? I thought about buying one unlocked online and curious if someone else has done it before and what issues they may have doing that. Thanks!
    As stated above the 1520.3 supports everything on every Canadian carrier including the new 700 meg LTE bands that are starting to appear. I bought mine from Omegacell so was only charged GST.

    The 937 variants support most of the Bell/Rogers/Telus bands but not all. It does not support 3G AWS like wind or Mobilicity at all.
    07-22-2014 10:17 AM
  7. Stormdrunk's Avatar
    Please excuse my ignorance but are the 1520.3 and 937 different versions of the 1520? Thanks for taking the time to reply!
    07-22-2014 11:22 AM
  8. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I am in Canada and purchased the RM-938 variant (Lumia 1520.3) and have been using it since April without any problems. Even upgraded to WP8.1 DP and the phone has been running cool and I am very happy with it. I got the phone from Omegacell.

    And yes, the RM-937 (Lumia 1520) and RM-938 (Lumia 1520.3) are 2 different versions. Only difference is in the frequency bands they work on.
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-22-2014 01:11 PM
  9. blue1k's Avatar
    RM-937 (which is what I have) supports 850/1900 2g, and HSPA (3g+) on any carrier except wind. It also has 2600 LTE band which works with Rogers. I don't bother with turning on LTE as the 2600 band is not always available. My HSPA speeds are plenty fast.

    The RM 938 has the same 2g, 3g bands but also AWS support for wind. It also has the other LTE bands 1700 and 2100 and the upcoming 700.

    Point is cost. I spent $500 new for a RM-937. I can't justify the few extra hundred to get it into Canada just to have full LTE. Omega cell is charging way more for the 938 than the 937 and new egg will not ship to Canada. Is it really worth about 250-300 for LTE when in 6 months there will be something better?
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    07-22-2014 01:19 PM
  10. LumiaExtravaganza's Avatar
    Well I bought mine from a seller in Hong Kong on eBay, I have no idea what variant it is. Everybody around here is raving about how they got a RM-937, RM-this RM-that ... yet nobody ever takes the time to mention how they found out what variant they have and how other owners can tell what variant their device is. But anyway, back to the original topic, I did get an unlocked 1520 from ebay last month and then went to a koodo store here in Montreal and got a nano sim card with a 40$ monthly plan and everything works out just fine so far. However, I haven't gotten any notification about the WP 8.1 update yet and I wonder if I ever will have my phone updated to WP 8.1, since some canadian users are already bragging about how they're already running on the new OS, I don't understand how some are getting it and others aren't. I hope I won't be regretting my purchase in the long run.
    07-22-2014 01:35 PM
  11. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Point is cost. I spent $500 new for a RM-937. I can't justify the few extra hundred to get it into Canada just to have full LTE. Omega cell is charging way more for the 938 than the 937 and new egg will not ship to Canada. Is it really worth about 250-300 for LTE when in 6 months there will be something better?
    Not just the extra LTE bands. If you ever wanted to switch to Wind or Mobilicity you certainly need the RM-938. For someone like me who intends to use the phone for at least 3 years, I preferred to have the peace of mind knowing that I can jump to these carriers in case they launch any special plans.
    07-22-2014 01:40 PM
  12. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Well I bought mine from a seller in Hong Kong on eBay, I have no idea what variant it is. Everybody around here is raving about how they got a RM-937, RM-this RM-that ... yet nobody ever takes the time to mention how they found out what variant they have and how other owners can tell what variant their device is. But anyway, back to the original topic, I did get an unlocked 1520 from ebay last month and then went to a koodo store here in Montreal and got a nano sim card with a 40$ monthly plan and everything works out just fine so far. However, I haven't gotten any notification about the WP 8.1 update yet and I wonder if I ever will have my phone updated to WP 8.1, since some canadian users are already bragging about how they're already running on the new OS, I don't understand how some are getting it and others aren't. I hope I won't be regretting my purchase in the long run.
    You can find your phone variant by going to Settings --> extras+info --> More Info

    You can get the WP8.1 by downloading the "Preview For Developers" app and joining a free Microsoft program that entitles you to get the update on your phone. I am sure you will find all the steps in detail if you search these forums or the WPCentral website.
    07-22-2014 01:46 PM
  13. blue1k's Avatar
    Not just the extra LTE bands. If you ever wanted to switch to Wind or Mobilicity you certainly need the RM-938. For someone like me who intends to use the phone for at least 3 years, I preferred to have the peace of mind knowing that I can jump to these carriers in case they launch any special plans.
    Ya for me wind is useless. So not really an issue. And I go through phones like socks. Lol
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-22-2014 02:17 PM
  14. enroh_mada's Avatar
    bought RM-938 from Omegacell (props to them) - overpaid but I wanted it sooner rather than later. Anyways. runs like a champ. Setup on Rogers NP after doing a SIM swap online (existing phone was HTC One M7).
    Ran stock OS for a few days w/no issues other than odd looks at the sheer size of it. *lol*
    Anyways, inserted SIM, rebooted and on Rogers LTE. No need to add APN/MMS settings either. Set locale/region to US. Installed DP to get 8.1 and Cortana. Runs well...now if only the Latin Americas will get Cyan quickly!
    07-23-2014 02:01 PM
  15. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Well I bought mine from a seller in Hong Kong on eBay, I have no idea what variant it is. Everybody around here is raving about how they got a RM-937, RM-this RM-that ... yet nobody ever takes the time to mention how they found out what variant they have and how other owners can tell what variant their device is. But anyway, back to the original topic, I did get an unlocked 1520 from ebay last month and then went to a koodo store here in Montreal and got a nano sim card with a 40$ monthly plan and everything works out just fine so far. However, I haven't gotten any notification about the WP 8.1 update yet and I wonder if I ever will have my phone updated to WP 8.1, since some canadian users are already bragging about how they're already running on the new OS, I don't understand how some are getting it and others aren't. I hope I won't be regretting my purchase in the long run.
    I would suggest a thorough reading of this forum. ALL the info you are looking for is there via the posts.
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-23-2014 02:10 PM
  16. mohawk apple's Avatar
    I bought mine RM-940 unlocked from kijiji its a AT&T version working great on bell mobility!
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-23-2014 06:48 PM
  17. luv2skipow's Avatar
    1520.3 from Omegacell and on Rogers in Calgary.
    Working great.
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    07-23-2014 10:19 PM
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    07-23-2014 10:34 PM
  19. daniel187's Avatar
    1520.3 from negri on rogers working mint
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    07-23-2014 11:31 PM
  20. d-laybook's Avatar
    I bought a 1520.3 from B7H Photo in New York City. Use it on the Bell network in Calgary area (Airdrie). Love everything about the phone, including the full LTE as my old 925 didn't get LTE on Bell.
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    07-24-2014 04:07 AM
  21. enroh_mada's Avatar
    My RM-938 actually reads "Rogers LTE" - here in Winnipeg I dont think we have the 700 bands yet just the 2600 band I think it is...
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    07-24-2014 10:58 AM
  22. Richard Silvera's Avatar
    I'm in canada with a 1520, heard ATT got the cyan update in the USA. I'm running DP 8.1 was wondering if anyone with WP 8 got the cyan update cause i didn't want to go through a downgrade and not get the cyan update after. Or anyone with DP 8.1 downgraded and got cyan? 1520 Canada. How is our cyan issued since 1520 isn't offered in canada?
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-24-2014 07:10 PM
  23. c11amaral's Avatar
    I recently downgraded from DP and I haven't received the Cyan update. I'm also in Canada. Anyone have any luck with this?
    07-25-2014 09:41 PM
  24. Korlon's Avatar
    I'm using the RM 937 on the Fido network in Toronto, no issues. As for 4G/3G, I have a limited data plan so it's not important to me. I mainly use WiFi for internet connections. I have yet to see the Cyan update but I'm also running the 8.1 developers... I can wait.
    07-26-2014 02:49 AM
  25. pankaj981's Avatar
    I'm in canada with a 1520, heard ATT got the cyan update in the USA. I'm running DP 8.1 was wondering if anyone with WP 8 got the cyan update cause i didn't want to go through a downgrade and not get the cyan update after. Or anyone with DP 8.1 downgraded and got cyan? 1520 Canada. How is our cyan issued since 1520 isn't offered in canada?

    I recently downgraded from DP and I haven't received the Cyan update. I'm also in Canada. Anyone have any luck with this?


    The update would be tied to the rom that's currently running on your phone, for example if it's a country variant then you'll get the update when Nokia/MS pushes the update for the 1520 variants of that country, if it's a carrier variant like the ATT 1520, then you'll get the update when ATT releases it for the 1520 running it's carrier specific ROM
    Stormdrunk likes this.
    07-27-2014 10:33 PM
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