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  1. progmistro's Avatar
    Thanks to whoever reads this,

    So I'm trying to find a RM-938 phone or Lumia 1520.3. Reason: I live in Canada and I'm with a network that only supports 1700/2100 frequency, I love my plan and I have no intention on moving to another carrier. So my question is, is there a website or eBay listing that can help me with getting the RM-938, there was a post that I read earlier but all the websites are expired and are no longer used or no longer have the RM-938 type.

    All help is appreciated.

    Thank you
    11-27-2014 04:07 PM
  2. lunaticjim's Avatar
    I live just outside Calgary and bought mine from bhphotovideo.com. It's a store in New York but they ship to Canada. Or are you interested in a used one? Mine is white and a great phone but I'm thinking of switching to a 730 so I can use the dual SIM.
    11-27-2014 04:41 PM
  3. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Give omegacell.com a try, they're great.
    Sent from my Lumia 930 using Tapatalk
    11-27-2014 06:05 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Give omegacell.com a try, they're great.
    Sent from my Lumia 930 using Tapatalk
    FWIW They only list black and that it is sold out. Plus its a hundred dollars more than B&H if they did have any.
    11-28-2014 10:34 AM
  5. progmistro's Avatar
    I dont mind so long as the price is reasonable and the condition is "good"

    Thanks
    11-28-2014 07:25 PM
  6. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I recommend B&H as well, I got my 1520.3 from them about a month ago now, I havent had a single issue, their shipping was nice, and it only cost around $500

    Nokia Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone A00016720 B&H Photo

    offtopic: so, whats up with the black 1520.3 being discontinued.. anyone know if thats just a B&H thing or did microsoft kill it?
    11-28-2014 09:30 PM
  7. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    It's increasingly hard to come by... I bought mine on eBay. Got lucky on the auction not being a ripoff.
    11-29-2014 07:11 AM
  8. groovejumper's Avatar
    Lunaticjim - PM sent.
    11-29-2014 08:10 AM
  9. Cartman's Avatar
    offtopic: so, whats up with the black 1520.3 being discontinued.. anyone know if thats just a B&H thing or did microsoft kill it?
    I also just noticed that black was discontinued at b&h. It was in stock last week. I have an order in for a white one and the web site went from expected delivery of Dec 8th to Dec 15th.

    Seeing that the 1030 just got leaked maybe their gearing up for a 1530? :)

    Since it is the holiday season B&H has extended their return policy until Feb 1st so if the 1530 comes out or is announced before then I'm safe. If it does not get released until later next year then I will use my available upgrade on AT&T for it :D
    11-30-2014 10:03 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...Seeing that the 1030 just got leaked maybe their gearing up for a 1530? :)...
    Read the comments after the article: Leaked images of supposed Lumia 1030 prototype appear online | Windows Central

    Occam's Razor and some pretty convincing evidence from seemingly informed readers indicates this is a one-off prototype "Liberated" from the Nokia R&D facility in China and it is being sold on Taobao as a unique item.
    11-30-2014 11:11 PM
  11. bing76's Avatar
    I've recently seen an ad at tronicltd dot tictail dot com. It shows for what appears to be $249.99 USD. Site looks a little sketchy. I was curious if anyone has used the site/purchased from them?
    12-02-2014 10:21 AM
  12. David Jean STMP's Avatar
    I want that phone to and Im in Canada to. I've checked with tronicltd.tictail.com but they do not ship in Canada. But the price is so low it look like a trick...

    And on B&H the white and yellow one the expected available date is always pushed back since September and black on is dead.

    Then anywhere else to get that phone?
    12-03-2014 01:15 PM
  13. AR2186's Avatar
    For what its worth, I think I've found a way to get the AT&T version to work by re-enabling the band in Field Test mode. I had a White backordered from B&H, but finally got sick of the delays so just cancelled my order. Had an opportunity to get an AT&T version for work, and got it unlocked. However, I do not live in the re-farmed area, so can't 100% confirm it connects (but no reason to believe it wouldn't)

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-4-1700-a.html
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    12-03-2014 02:21 PM
  14. bing76's Avatar
    Not sure where else to get it. The good news is the longer I wait the more money I'll have saved for its replacement.
    12-05-2014 01:42 PM
  15. ajknight7's Avatar
    I have my eye on this phone as well. Anyone know if the tronicltd website is legit? that's probably the cheapest i've seen the 1520.3
    12-06-2014 08:49 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The only other time I saw a 1520 online less than B&H it was actually an RM-937. A fine variant, but made for the Euro market and lacking North American LTE compatibility. It was about $395.

    To get an actual 1520.3 for $250, it most likely is refurbished stock. Who did the refurbishing is the question? I mean there just is no way any retailer is going to charge 1/2 the going rate for Genuine BNIB merchandise.

    You have to ask yourself; what is the catch?
    ajknight7 likes this.
    12-06-2014 09:18 AM
  17. ajknight7's Avatar
    Excellent point. I'll have to look into this if i do decide to put money into it. Thanks!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-06-2014 10:37 AM
  18. AR2186's Avatar
    Excellent point. I'll have to look into this if i do decide to put money into it. Thanks!
    You could also, potentially, get an unlocked AT&T 1520 on something like Swappa. My 1520 has LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17 and 17 and you can re-enable the 1700mhz HSPA bad in field test mode (at least on mine). 16gb and no QI are the big issues
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-06-2014 12:36 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Swappa is a good place to look...

    http://swappa.com/buy/nokia-lumia-15...pUvbUpU2886601

    There are no 1520.3 sales on Swappa right now.
    bing76 likes this.
    12-06-2014 02:46 PM
  20. Cartman's Avatar
    Recently noticed B&H changed the expected ship date from Dec 8th to the 15th and now back to the 10th
    12-07-2014 01:45 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Recently noticed B&H changed the expected ship date from Dec 8th to the 15th and now back to the 10th
    Hang Tough. B&H has a good reputation. I'm sure they are trying to fill demand.

    I'm so glad I bought my Big Yellow Beast when I did (August). Prices started going up slightly just after, and then the waiting started. I know everyone wants to be like me, but DANG!!!
    12-07-2014 09:02 AM
  22. Gunbust3r's Avatar
    Still no new flagship phone and Microsoft cant even keep the year old model in the sales channel. This is getting ridiculous.
    12-07-2014 07:00 PM
  23. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Microsoft cant even keep the year old model in the sales channel. This is getting ridiculous.
    Do you know there is a shortage of RM-938s in the countries its made for? Or is this just a shortage of black/grey market 938s being imported to the US?

    Of course it is MS' fault they didn't get any US carriers to carry these and were too spineless to sell them there themselves (or so ineffectual they signed carrier contracts preventing that).
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    12-07-2014 07:15 PM
  24. AR2186's Avatar
    Still no new flagship phone and Microsoft cant even keep the year old model in the sales channel. This is getting ridiculous.
    That's not actually true, as RM-938 that B&H sells isn't supposed to be sold in the United States since its a south American model. Its highly likely that B&H isn't even buying directly from Microsoft, as they couldn't guarantee that the one I ordered would ever come in as the backorder continued to get pushed out. If you want a 1520, you could always go to Microsoft store.com and buy one and get it unlocked (if your eligible)
    12-07-2014 07:29 PM
  25. AR2186's Avatar
    Do you know there is a shortage of RM-938s in the countries its made for? Or is this just a shortage of black/grey market 938s being imported to the US?

    Of course it is MS' fault they didn't get any US carriers to carry these and were too spineless to sell them there themselves (or so ineffectual they signed carrier contracts preventing that).
    To be fair, that would have been Nokia's fault bback then, not Microsoft's. They couldn't get involved with ANY business or contract decisions because of anti-trust review once the deal was announced, and its likely the deal was signed months before that even happened. If this is still a problem a year from now, the criticism is warranted, but right now its not really fair
    12-07-2014 07:32 PM
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