1. lghtnj's Avatar
    I bought a Lumia 521 at Walmart yesterday. Just noticed it doesn't have a T-Mobile logo on the front of the phone. It came in the usual T-Mobile box. Has anyone else seen one without the logo?
    07-13-2013 04:28 PM
  2. juan6996's Avatar
    Mine was also without the logo, which I appreciate. There no mention of Tmobile anywhere on the device. 😃
    07-13-2013 04:54 PM
  3. drbanks's Avatar
    Is it still locked to TMo?
    07-13-2013 04:56 PM
  4. accursedvenom's Avatar
    I also got mine at tmobile about 3 weeks ago. Mine DOES have a tmobile logo.
    07-13-2013 04:58 PM
  5. juan6996's Avatar
    I got mine at WalMart, logo-less. Let me see if its locked... I'm guessing it is.
    07-13-2013 05:28 PM
  6. juan6996's Avatar
    Yeah, its SIM-LOCKED. My AT&T SIM from my Lumia 920 made my Lumia 521 ask me for an unlock pin. Bummer. Don't know what I expected, though.
    07-13-2013 05:35 PM
  7. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I wish my did not have the logo! You are lucky! You will be able to re-sell it at a much higher price in the future I think!
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    07-14-2013 12:04 AM
  8. drbanks's Avatar
    I don't care so much about the logo. What I wish is that backs for the 520 would fit.
    07-14-2013 12:47 AM
  9. juan6996's Avatar
    I don't care so much about the logo. What I wish is that backs for the 520 would fit.
    DDon'tthey fit though? Its basically the same phone
    07-14-2013 06:17 AM
  10. CopaCC's Avatar
    Mine came from Walmart with the T-Mobile logo.
    07-14-2013 06:22 AM
  11. drbanks's Avatar
    Apparently, the 521 is 4mm longer than the 520, presumably to make space for the logo.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-14-2013 08:17 AM
  12. Corepc's Avatar
    I want one without the T-Mobile Logo.
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    07-14-2013 09:34 AM
  13. lety26's Avatar
    I got mine at a t-mobile store about a week ago and it doesn't have t-mobile a logo.
    08-12-2013 09:51 PM
  14. KitN's Avatar
    Is there any way to remove the T-Mobile logo?
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    08-12-2013 10:53 PM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    Is there any way to remove the T-Mobile logo?
    No generic rom to flash phone with that would remove t-mobile branding software wise.

    Otherwise painting over the t-mobile
    logo will work.
    08-12-2013 11:26 PM
  16. KitN's Avatar
    No, I meant the actual T-Mobile logo on the front at bottom of the phone.
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    08-12-2013 11:45 PM
  17. Corepc's Avatar
    Looks to me that the logo is under LCD screen, not on top. So u would have to remove the screen in order to get to it to paint it.
    08-12-2013 11:51 PM
  18. hotlavaaaa's Avatar
    My 521 from HSN doesn't have the T-Mobile logo. Seems like a stupid thing to get excited about, but I was pretty happy when I opened the box and saw that it was logo free. Makes the phone look so much cleaner. As for the phone being longer than the 520 just to make space for the T-Mobile logo, I don't think I buy that. Maybe someone with more knowledge of the 521 can chime in, but my theory is that it's longer to accommodate a different antenna setup than the 520 since the 521 has a frequency that the 520 doesn't.
    08-13-2013 12:08 AM
  19. mogelijk's Avatar
    It doesn't really make sense to me that the phone is longer because of the antenna. T-Mobile phones pretty much always add the 1700 Mhz, which AT&T phones don't have, but the phones still typically are the same size. There may be another reason for the size difference but I'm not sure what it would be.

    One interesting thing, it would appear that the issues with the battery not fitting properly (causing the phone to reboot) is largely only an issue on the 521 -- at least I haven't seen the complaints about it with the 520. So it is possible increasing the size actually created an issue.
    08-13-2013 08:31 AM
  20. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Apparently, the 521 is 4mm longer than the 520, presumably to make space for the logo.
    Thats just a rumor from angry users who cant use 520 shells. If you notice, under the camera with the back off, there appears to be some kind of mic or sensor that does not appear (from what is seen in photos) on the 520, and that with the possibility for a variation in hardware for tmobiles extra cellular bands and wifi calling, could all lead to its added height. There's also some users who say compared to the 520, the 521 is nicer to hold and touch buttons are pressed by the palm accidentally less often.
    08-14-2013 10:52 PM
  21. Daiki Miura's Avatar
    I guess lumia 521 without Tmo's logo is made for MetroPCS.
    I visited Nokia website and there are 2 type of lumia 521 and Metro's one has no logo on the bottom of the phone.

    I think if you buy in Metro store and get no logo same as Tmo's lumia 521 but I'm not sure.
    08-15-2013 11:11 AM
  22. Plazma1's Avatar
    Bought mine in the US from Walmart - with no T-Mobile branding. Brought it up to Wind in Canada and TMobile sent me the unlock code. One happy camper here :D
    08-16-2013 09:35 AM

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