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  1. TechoGeek's Avatar
    Update- I downgraded and found out what the issue was. I needed Cyan to use internet sharing on AT&T on the 1520.3. So downgrade, get all the phone updates, and then enroll in the developer preview. Everything is perfect now
    So are you saying after downgrading to 8.0 Nokia Black, you then upgraded back to 8.1 Nokia Cyan developers preview and internet sharing worked? Or did you stay on 8.0 developers preview in order to keep internet sharing?
    08-11-2014 09:50 PM
  2. kabel_mk's Avatar
    Currently i do not posses ATT branded LTE device. If i provide ATT my RM-938 IMEI they will recognize that is not their device and i will never see LTE on that device. Check on the ATT Samsung Galaxy Note 3 forums and you will see that bunch of ATT customers purchased the T-Mobiles version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because the boot loader is unlocked. As soon as they provided ATT their IMEIs off of the T-Mobiles version of the Note 3 they lost LTE. Similar story with the One + One phone. People purchased the phone, gave ATT the IMEI and said kaput to LTE. ATT is keeping off their LTE network most of the non ATT branded phones. The Nexus 5 is exception. So, i do not think it is a good idea to give ATT the IMEI of my non ATT branded device.
    I managed to find my broken HTC First (ATT branded LTE phone) and gave ATT that IMEI. Now my line is setup with Android LTE data plan. My plan has internet sharing and now it works on my RM-938 when I toggle it. When my line was setup with iPhone data plan, I couldn't make the internet sharing work no matter what I tried.
    08-11-2014 10:04 PM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    As soon as they provided ATT their IMEIs off of the T-Mobiles version of the Note 3 they lost LTE. Similar story with the One + One phone. People purchased the phone, gave ATT the IMEI and said kaput to LTE. ATT is keeping off their LTE network most of the non ATT branded phones. The Nexus 5 is exception. So, i do not think it is a good idea to give ATT the IMEI of my non ATT branded device.
    You seem to be saying the carrier doesn't have access to a connected device's IMEI. I'm pretty sure that T-Mobile (at least does). I base that on the fact that I upgraded from a 521 to a 925 some time ago. I bought the T-Mobile branded 925 from Newegg when they were selling them cheap. I moved my SIM from the 521 to the 925 and never told T-Mobile a thing. Then after 40 days, I asked for and got the unlock code for it from T-Mobile. As much as carriers hate giving unlock codes, I have to believe they would have said they have no record of my using that IMEI for 40 days if it didn't automatically show up in their system pretty much as soon as I plugged the SIM into it. Is my logic faulty?
    08-12-2014 03:00 PM
  4. Nimdock's Avatar
    Yeah, I also gave them the IMEI of my AT&T L920 and had no issues getting AT&T LTE on my L1520.3.

    They do have access once the phone is working, but when they are inputting the info for the first time for a new sim card they provision it according to what the IMEI shows them. For whatever reason IMEIs of 1520.3s display as basic phones (probably because they are not in their system) so a lot of times they don't get LTE provisioned correctly.
    08-12-2014 03:52 PM
  5. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I also gave them the IMEI of my AT&T L920 and had no issues getting AT&T LTE on my L1520.3.

    They do have access once the phone is working, but when they are inputting the info for the first time for a new sim card they provision it according to what the IMEI shows them. For whatever reason IMEIs of 1520.3s display as basic phones (probably because they are not in their system) so a lot of times they don't get LTE provisioned correctly.
    Okay, then you are saying the carrier (AT&T) isn't trying to cripple phone they don't sell. They just have a messed up system that has bad info for some phones. I'm not saying they don't drag their feet fixing that though.
    08-12-2014 04:33 PM
  6. Nimdock's Avatar
    Okay, then you are saying the carrier (AT&T) isn't trying to cripple phone they don't sell. They just have a messed up system that has bad info for some phones. I'm not saying they don't drag their feet fixing that though.
    Yeah, I wouldn't say they do it intentionally (although it is AT&T, haha ).

    I just think sometimes they incorrectly assume that if the IMEI is not from their own database then it must be basic.
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    08-12-2014 05:20 PM
  7. ITMedCEO's Avatar
    Yes...It is a policy of Cricket to NOT ALLOW ICS... That way it give you a reason to upgrade to AT&T. Basically Cricket is Ghetto!!! Not for Power Users or Business Minded Users! Go Tmobile if plan prices are the reason you picked Cricket.
    10-05-2014 12:21 PM
  8. Ordeith's Avatar
    Yes...It is a policy of Cricket to NOT ALLOW ICS... That way it give you a reason to upgrade to AT&T. Basically Cricket is Ghetto!!! Not for Power Users or Business Minded Users! Go Tmobile if plan prices are the reason you picked Cricket.
    Business minded people need coverage T-Mobile doesn't provide. ICS issues can be worked around easily enough (you should know, with your own attempts to work around T-Mobile's blocks), coverage issues are not so easily overcome.
    10-06-2014 01:30 PM
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