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  1. WPhoney's Avatar
    How long takes to AT&T give the Unlock Code after the buying?
    Because I bought the Lumia520 in the PayGo thing, and I cant use AT&T.
    Call them saying you are going to travel abroad and you need the device unlocked. If they refuse, wait 25min, then call them again. A different customer service rep might give you the code. If no rep gives you the code, search for unlocking codes online. Some people sell them on eBay.
    08-21-2013 12:15 PM
  2. jdbii's Avatar
    T-Mobile gave me the unlock code.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Have you noticed any difference (voice/data/speed/reception) between the 520 and 521 when you use your Net10 AT&T sim in the same location? Specifically are you ever limited to 2G on the 521 on AT&T's towers where you would otherwise get 3G or HSPA+ in the same location with the 520? I ask because it has been mentioned in these forums that the 521 has extra antennas that don't work on AT&T's network.
    08-21-2013 12:37 PM
  3. jdbii's Avatar
    How long takes to AT&T give the Unlock Code after the buying?
    Because I bought the Lumia520 in the PayGo thing, and I cant use AT&T.
    Official AT&T policy is here. It says they'll unlock for Go Phone customers after 6 months. Unfortunately, it says the account has to be active for 6 months. https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
    08-21-2013 12:39 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Have you noticed any difference (voice/data/speed/reception) between the 520 and 521 when you use your Net10 AT&T sim in the same location? Specifically are you ever limited to 2G on the 521 on AT&T's towers where you would otherwise get 3G or HSPA+ in the same location with the 520? I ask because it has been mentioned in these forums that the 521 has extra antennas that don't work on AT&T's network.
    I've never specifically tested both of them at the same time & place, but I haven't noticed any difference between the two at home. On AT&T's network both phones get HSPA. Where I live I've never seen anything above 7 or 8 Mbps on Net10 AT&T anyway, and I've seen that speed on the 521 as well. Of course YMMV depending on where you live.
    08-21-2013 01:13 PM
  5. jdbii's Avatar
    I've never specifically tested both of them at the same time & place, but I haven't noticed any difference between the two at home. On AT&T's network both phones get HSPA. Where I live I've never seen anything above 7 or 8 Mbps on Net10 AT&T anyway, and I've seen that speed on the 521 as well. Of course YMMV depending on where you live.
    Interesting. I've never seen anything higher than 7 Mbps myself with my own Net10 AT&T service. I think I would get the 520 since AT&T's coverage is so much better in my home and I wouldn't have to deal with getting a 521 unlocked. I would rather support T-mobile because I like how they've shaken up the industry with their new pricing schemes, but I've tried them a couple different times and I struggle even to get voice it I step away from my windows.
    08-21-2013 02:10 PM
  6. WPhoney's Avatar
    I think I would get the 520 since AT&T's coverage is so much better in my home and I wouldn't have to deal with getting a 521 unlocked.
    The 521 on T-Mobile has WiFi calling, so you'd be well covered at home.
    08-21-2013 03:03 PM
  7. jdbii's Avatar
    The 521 on T-Mobile has WiFi calling, so you'd be well covered at home.
    T-mobiles wifi calling only works for their postpaid plans (Simple Choice Plans). So far as I know, you don't have wifi calling on T-mobile's prepaid plans.
    08-21-2013 05:09 PM
  8. WPhoney's Avatar
    T-mobiles wifi calling only works for their postpaid plans (Simple Choice Plans).
    Can anyone confirm this? It doesn't sound likely to me.
    08-21-2013 06:32 PM
  9. jdbii's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm this? It doesn't sound likely to me.
    I'd be interested to if anybody knows for sure, but it is covered pretty thoroughly in this 521 thread. http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...keting-bs.html The person named "@mogelijk" who starts around the 10th posts explains it about 3 or 4 times throughout the thread. The issue in that thread is a bit different -- they are talking about whether or not wifi minutes are free or deducted from your plan's minutes, but @mogelijk mentions several times that it is only a feature on T-mobiles postpaid plans. If you go to T-mobile's prepaid site, they don't mention anything about wifi calling features on either their prepaid plans here Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, No Annual Contract | Monthly 4G | T-Mobile or where they list the features of their 521 prepaid phone Prepaid Nokia Lumia 521 | Lumia 521 w/ No Annual Contract | T-Mobile But if you look at the features on the postpaid side for the 521 wifi calling is listed. https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=3zYwmreG

    Editing. As pointed out and confirmed in subsequent posts wifi calling is permitted on prepaid, and I incorrectly stated above the wifi calling is not listed on the prepaid 521. Actually on the link I posted wifi calling is in fact listed as a feature on the prepaid 521. My bad.
    Last edited by jdbii; 08-21-2013 at 07:31 PM. Reason: correcting info I posted in this post.
    08-21-2013 06:44 PM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Wifi calling works on a prepaid s4 on T-Mobile
    08-21-2013 06:53 PM
  11. jdbii's Avatar
    Wifi calling works on a prepaid s4 on T-Mobile
    With the official T-mobile wifi app that deducts your prepaid minutes? Could I ask what set up that is for? Was it a T-mobile branded phone that started on postpaid and you switched over to prepaid?
    08-21-2013 07:04 PM
  12. associatedpress's Avatar
    With the official T-mobile wifi app that deducts your prepaid minutes? Could I ask what set up that is for? Was it a T-mobile branded phone that started on postpaid and you switched over to prepaid?
    I have Lumia 925 purchased off contract on Craigslist. Bought prepaid SIM from T-Mobile (didn't start with T-Mobile postpaid). Activated $30 100 minutes, unlimited text and data*(throttled after 5 GB). Phone has WiFi calling app, I turn it on, calls and texts(not mms) work when I'm on WiFi. That all being said, it absolutely deducts from my pre-alloted minutes. The unlimited WiFi calling is reserved for postpaid plans. Hope that clears things up!
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    08-21-2013 07:14 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Every plan T-Mobile has these days is unlimited so not sure if mins are deducted. And the s4 line was started on the prepaid plan and its a T-Mobile branded device
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    08-21-2013 07:15 PM
  14. jdbii's Avatar
    I was incorrect above. Actually wifi functionality is listed as well on the prepaid 521 Prepaid Nokia Lumia 521 | Lumia 521 w/ No Annual Contract | T-Mobile
    08-21-2013 07:29 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    T-mobiles wifi calling only works for their postpaid plans (Simple Choice Plans). So far as I know, you don't have wifi calling on T-mobile's prepaid plans.
    Can anyone confirm this? It doesn't sound likely to me.
    I can; the statement is incorrect. I have a T-Mobile prepaid plan and WiFi calling definitely works, IF I'm using a T-Mobile phone. But it does go against the plan minutes.

    Every plan T-Mobile has these days is unlimited so not sure if mins are deducted. And the s4 line was started on the prepaid plan and its a T-Mobile branded device
    I have a T-Mobile plan, and mine isn't unlimited minutes. It's 100 minutes/unlimited texts/data throttled after 5GB per month (actually 30 days).
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    08-21-2013 08:45 PM
  16. mogelijk's Avatar
    Someone seemed to misunderstand what I posted. WiFi calling does work on prepaid plans, as others have found here. Prior to T-Mobile switching to the Simple Choice plans back in March, WiFi calling on postpaid did not count against your minutes, whereas WiFi calling on prepaid did count against your minutes. With the Simple Choice plans, all the postpaid plans have unlimited minutes and are allowed to use WiFi calling. The one caveat to this, you must have a T-Mobile phone that supports WiFi calling (like the L521 does). Most T-Mobile phones do but, for example, the iPhones do not.

    Prepaid accounts still are allowed to use WiFi calling. The problem is, some of the prepaid plans have limited minutes; while they can use WiFi calling, WiFi calls count against those minutes. The reason this is an issue on prepaid is that many people have T-Mobile's $30/month plan that only gives 100 minutes of talk but unlimited texts and 5 GB of high speed data.
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    08-21-2013 09:36 PM
  17. jdbii's Avatar
    Someone seemed to misunderstand what I posted. WiFi calling does work on prepaid plans, as others have found here. Prior to T-Mobile switching to the Simple Choice plans back in March, WiFi calling on postpaid did not count against your minutes, whereas WiFi calling on prepaid did count against your minutes. With the Simple Choice plans, all the postpaid plans have unlimited minutes and are allowed to use WiFi calling. The one caveat to this, you must have a T-Mobile phone that supports WiFi calling (like the L521 does). Most T-Mobile phones do but, for example, the iPhones do not.

    Prepaid accounts still are allowed to use WiFi calling. The problem is, some of the prepaid plans have limited minutes; while they can use WiFi calling, WiFi calls count against those minutes. The reason this is an issue on prepaid is that many people have T-Mobile's $30/month plan that only gives 100 minutes of talk but unlimited texts and 5 GB of high speed data.
    That was me. My apologies. I completely misconstrued and upon rereading your posts much closer and thoroughly you clearly posted that wifi calling was available on prepaid as well. I edited my original post above stating I was incorrect as well as a subsequent post. Thank you for clarification. Again, my apologies.
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    08-21-2013 10:01 PM
  18. dropath's Avatar
    Guys.. I bought the AT&T Lumia 520 from Amazon at around 80$. Am planning to get the unlock codes from ebay. Now, I am from India. What happens now when I want to update to Amber? Should I wait from a India specific update to be released, or do I need to update to only AT&T firmware? Please clarify.
    08-22-2013 07:32 AM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    You can flash to an Indian variant firmware, best part it is they are unbranded. AT&T locks features out on its firmware so I would suggest changing firmware as soon as you get the phone
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    08-22-2013 08:05 AM
  20. dropath's Avatar
    @pankaj981 That means I will have to wait until the Indian firmware is released, right..? I guess I can wait for a few weeks. Yeah, I read about AT&T locking some features.
    08-22-2013 08:25 AM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    @pankaj981 That means I will have to wait until the Indian firmware is released, right..? I guess I can wait for a few weeks. Yeah, I read about AT&T locking some features.
    Isn't the Indian firmware (pre GDR2) already out on Navifirm?
    08-22-2013 09:15 AM
  22. jdbii's Avatar
    I was considering Net10's $50 plan with Unlimited talk, text and web, but it isn't clear ti me if the web part if it us indeed "unlimited". Could you explain how it works?
    Wow, looks like I need to correct myself again. Please take this with a grain of salt, but there have been a number of rumors that Net10 has lifted its 1.5GB data cap for AT&T towers despite the fact that the cap is still listed in the TOS. Net10 Removes AT&T Data Caps And Goes Back To Unlimited? (Updated Again) | PhoneNews.com
    UPDATED: TracFone's Net10 brings back unlimited data for AT&T SIM subs - FierceWireless
    On a side note, Straight Talk is doing business again with AT&T and selling AT&T sims (at least as of today and in my area code there are). Choose Your SIM card
    08-22-2013 01:39 PM
  23. dropath's Avatar
    @pankaj981 I have no idea what navifirm is. Being new to WP8, I still have a lot to learn. Will check it out. BTW, from what I read from various forums, Nokia will be pushing it's Amber update for L520 sometime before the end of September in India.
    08-23-2013 10:22 PM
  24. image4u's Avatar
    You can flash to an Indian variant firmware, best part it is they are unbranded. AT&T locks features out on its firmware so I would suggest changing firmware as soon as you get the phone
    But AT&T is RM-915 and Indian Lumia 520 is RM-914. Even then, is it possible?
    09-02-2013 12:10 PM
  25. zensea's Avatar
    I am completely new to smartphone.
    I am current Net10 user and have one sim card that uses ATT network (verified by starting network connection and sending emails to my XXXXXXXXXX(phone number)@txt.att.net).
    I purchased a Nokia 520 go phone from RadioShack today.
    I cut my sim card from my Net10 phone to fit into 520.
    Powered on 520. It did not say invalid sim card or anything else, but showed on right up corner No service.
    I can access internet via my WiFi and check my Gmail, but can NOT use phone to dial (no signal bars, no network).
    What should I do to get phone function working, then MMS.
    Please help me with detailed instructions or links.
    Thank you very much
    03-31-2014 12:38 AM
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