11-21-2014 11:11 AM
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  1. Alpo714's Avatar
    Does any one know how to unlock a the Verizon Lumia 2520? My goal is to unlock the Verizon 2520 to have it used on T-mobile's network with the Uncarrier promotion (free 200 mb of internet). I mostly use the tablet at home with WiFi but would like to have the added capability to use it on T-mobile's GSM. Although, I'm perfectly happy using the tablet on my WiFi only.

    I've called Verizon several times to confirm that the tablet is "unlocked" but it seems that most Verizon reps say its "unlocked." I was able to speak to T-mobile to obtain a tablet SIM card and placed it into the Verizon Lumia 2520. When I open up the settings to view if I have mobile broad band but it shows as "No service." Just to make sure we're all the same page, the T-mobile SIM card is active and registered as mobile broad band for tablets.

    Does any one have any advice on how to unlock this device? Suggestions?
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    12-05-2013 12:41 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    It has no GSM frequencies: Nokia Lumia 2520 Specifications - Nokia - USA



    4. Verizon Lumia 2520 supports 4 and 13 LTE network bands
    5. Verizon Lumia 2520 does not support WCDMA network
    6. Verizon Lumia 2520 does not support GSM network
    12-05-2013 12:46 PM
  3. Alpo714's Avatar
    It has no GSM frequencies: Nokia Lumia 2520 Specifications - Nokia - USA


    4. Verizon Lumia 2520 supports 4 and 13 LTE network bands
    5. Verizon Lumia 2520 does not support WCDMA network
    6. Verizon Lumia 2520 does not support GSM network
    Thanks for the response! Looks like I'll be tethering this device to my phone! :-)
    palandri likes this.
    12-05-2013 12:56 PM
  4. treetownal's Avatar
    T Mobile uses Band 4 LTE in refarmed areas - is there a reason you wouldn't be able to use it LTE-only?
    12-06-2013 09:52 AM
  5. OliverK's Avatar
    The my ATT app has the unlock settings on the ATT model. I suspect there Is a similar app for Verizon.
    12-06-2013 02:20 PM
  6. Alpo714's Avatar
    The my ATT app has the unlock settings on the ATT model. I suspect there Is a similar app for Verizon.
    I checked the apps in the 2520 regarding any unlock settings, I don't seem to find anything relating to the matter of unlocking.
    12-06-2013 02:31 PM
  7. Alpo714's Avatar
    T Mobile uses Band 4 LTE in refarmed areas - is there a reason you wouldn't be able to use it LTE-only?
    I'm not sure... I was able to confirm with T-mobile that the mobile broad band SIM card is active but when I insert it into the device it clearly states "No service." Any suggestions? I guess I will try calling T-mobile to force the SIM card to use band 4 LTE... It's worth a try.

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    12-06-2013 02:37 PM
  8. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    The my ATT app has the unlock settings on the ATT model. I suspect there Is a similar app for Verizon.
    where did you get unlock code from?
    12-06-2013 05:51 PM
  9. dav8o8's Avatar
    I, too, picked up the Verizon model. It's not unlocked out of the box. Although I spoke w/ two online sales reps and both said it's unlocked. Doesn't work with my T-mobile SIM in Seattle. So, I'm thinking to return it today.
    12-10-2013 10:27 AM
  10. MrVoras's Avatar
    It is unlocked. Verizon doesn't use GSM bands
    12-11-2013 02:54 AM
  11. pranaynewton's Avatar
    Hi,

    I also have a similar issue. But I came across this the other day.
    Network Mode Setting - Nokia Lumia 2520

    I think that you should be able to choose your device's network mode using the Verizon Connection Manager application. But when I tried it with another SIM it didn't show any settings. I think one would have to put in a Verizon SIM change it to GSM/UMTS and then put in the other SIM card. Can anyone try and confirm this?

    Regards

    Pranay
    12-21-2013 11:40 PM
  12. benc's Avatar
    spoke to nokia today.

    they confirmed only developed 1 model that had all networks within the device, including gsm.

    verizon still holding to position that their devices do not have gsm built in.

    if they do have gsm built in wouldn't they be out of compliance with the fcc?
    01-07-2014 03:57 PM
  13. mutoubj's Avatar
    Today I test my Verizon Lumia 2520 with Verizon 4G LTE SIM card and China Unicom SIM (GSM/WCDMA). I can say that the verizon Lumia 2520 definitely have the GSM/WCDMA build in. But the tablet don't have the software and apn support.
    01-08-2014 09:21 AM
  14. Lefa69wp's Avatar
    I have this same problem. Any new news to this?
    01-20-2014 04:51 AM
  15. meathead88's Avatar
    yeah, we need to figure this out.
    01-20-2014 07:45 AM
  16. mutou's Avatar
    No solution now.
    01-20-2014 11:11 AM
  17. Alpo714's Avatar
    Hi,

    I also have a similar issue. But I came across this the other day.
    Network Mode Setting - Nokia Lumia 2520


    I think that you should be able to choose your device's network mode using the Verizon Connection Manager application. But when I tried it with another SIM it didn't show any settings. I think one would have to put in a Verizon SIM change it to GSM/UMTS and then put in the other SIM card. Can anyone try and confirm this?

    Regards

    Pranay
    I will contact some of my friends who own Verizon phones / tablets and will see if i can change the settings. If not I'll go to a Verizon store and talk to the sales rep about using one of their sim cards. I'll keep you posted.
    01-21-2014 02:26 AM
  18. Alpo714's Avatar
    spoke to nokia today.

    they confirmed only developed 1 model that had all networks within the device, including gsm.

    verizon still holding to position that their devices do not have gsm built in.

    if they do have gsm built in wouldn't they be out of compliance with the fcc?
    I'm not sure about this, but what I do know is that the Verizon variant is missing a few LTE antennas.
    01-21-2014 02:27 AM
  19. Alpo714's Avatar
    Attachment 54015 The Verizon Lumia can recognize my GSM SIM card, but don't have internet connect. I think that need a program or setup a connection with username and password wfrom mobile service provider.
    Do you have any ideas on how to do this? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    01-21-2014 02:28 AM
  20. Alpo714's Avatar
    I have this same problem. Any new news to this?
    No new solutions, just road blocks. Although I do feel determined to figure this out. I will let you all know if I find a solution.
    01-21-2014 02:29 AM
  21. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    No new solutions, just road blocks. Although I do feel determined to figure this out. I will let you all know if I find a solution.
    please do.
    01-21-2014 12:09 PM
  22. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    The Verizon brochure on 2520 I picked up at Verizon store says under tech spec:

    Global ready (via software update in 2014).

    Guess we have to wait.
    Alpo714 likes this.
    01-24-2014 01:32 AM
  23. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Hi,

    I also have a similar issue. But I came across this the other day.
    Network Mode Setting - Nokia Lumia 2520

    I think that you should be able to choose your device's network mode using the Verizon Connection Manager application. But when I tried it with another SIM it didn't show any settings. I think one would have to put in a Verizon SIM change it to GSM/UMTS and then put in the other SIM card. Can anyone try and confirm this?

    Regards

    Pranay
    Yes you can set it to Global using Verizon connection manager. but once you out in a ATT card, there is no signal on the charms indicator. and the connection manager will stop working and says to insert a Verizon sim.

    Under network, you can see ATT, and there is apn settings. but it won't connect.
    Alpo714 likes this.
    01-24-2014 01:40 AM
  24. Alpo714's Avatar
    The Verizon brochure on 2520 I picked up at Verizon store says under tech spec:

    Global ready (via software update in 2014).

    Guess we have to wait.
    Thanks for the info. I'm hoping that this update will occur without having to be on the Verizon network. Currently, I use my Verizon Lumia 2520 mostly at home using home WiFi and if I need to, I tether it to my Lumia 925 using my mobile broadband.
    01-24-2014 01:54 AM
  25. Xnauticaxtc's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone has any more info on whether we can use the TMobile Sim Cards. I too had ordered a sim card from tmobile months ago and have not been able to use it on my Verizon Lumia 2520.
    04-16-2014 01:46 PM
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