01-20-2012 11:02 PM
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  1. malik2k1's Avatar
    Another heads up, when you first setup your phones, make sure you keep your region as English (United Kingdom). The Nokia music app has a feature called mixed radio that is installed if you keep it on UK. If you switch the region on first boot to United States, then the app doesn't have the mix radio feature. Once it's all installed and booted, you can switch your region back to English (United States).

    The mix radio feature is well worth resetting the phone and setting it up again.

    Also, has anyone else been able to get HSDPA to work on their phones in North America? I'm still only seeing 3G versus the H which pops up rarely for a second or 2.
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    12-08-2011 01:38 AM
  2. kinslayer's Avatar
    Also, has anyone else been able to get HSDPA to work on their phones in North America? I'm still only seeing 3G versus the H which pops up rarely for a second or 2.
    I live in Redmond,WA and I get H most of the time actually. It depends on what towers are next to you I guess. I get H a lot, 3G sometimes and E at home (got wifi at home, so doesn't matter).
    12-08-2011 02:14 AM
  3. malik2k1's Avatar
    I live in Redmond,WA and I get H most of the time actually. It depends on what towers are next to you I guess. I get H a lot, 3G sometimes and E at home (got wifi at home, so doesn't matter).
    I wonder why it's not working too well here in Vancouver, BC. For the most part, I've never really had any issues with coverage on Fido.

    Any other Vancouver users experiencing a lack of HSDPA on their phones?

    Kinslayer, where did you order your phone from? And on the box, did it show 3G+ support on 4 bands or 3? My box from Clove only showed 900/1900/2100 under 3G+ support even though Nokia's website says it also supports 850.
    12-08-2011 10:27 AM
  4. kinslayer's Avatar
    I wonder why it's not working too well here in Vancouver, BC. For the most part, I've never really had any issues with coverage on Fido.

    Any other Vancouver users experiencing a lack of HSDPA on their phones?

    Kinslayer, where did you order your phone from? And on the box, did it show 3G+ support on 4 bands or 3? My box from Clove only showed 900/1900/2100 under 3G+ support even though Nokia's website says it also supports 850.
    Got mine from the UK. My brother picked it up for me from Phones4U or whatever that store is called. Box says the same as yours. But I already knew it was missing the 850 even though the specs say otherwise.
    12-08-2011 04:25 PM
  5. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Another heads up, when you first setup your phones, make sure you keep your region as English (United Kingdom). The Nokia music app has a feature called mixed radio that is installed if you keep it on UK. If you switch the region on first boot to United States, then the app doesn't have the mix radio feature. Once it's all installed and booted, you can switch your region back to English (United States).

    The mix radio feature is well worth resetting the phone and setting it up again.

    Also, has anyone else been able to get HSDPA to work on their phones in North America? I'm still only seeing 3G versus the H which pops up rarely for a second or 2.
    No, no HSPA+. Seeing 4G, but never knew there *could* be an H until a rash of postings today. Not getting anything close to fast on cellular, and hardly getting a connection at all at home. Ugh. (I am new to at&t...)
    12-08-2011 05:31 PM
  6. malik2k1's Avatar
    Weird. Seems like our experiences are all different. I didn't realize the phone could say 4G?? I thought it was only capable of E, 3G and H.

    I wonder if there's a deeper diagnostic app that lets us look at/ alter our HSPA/HSDPA settings like we could on the Samsung Focus.
    12-08-2011 05:37 PM
  7. jameskk1's Avatar
    I'm in SC and I just got one this morning. Ordered on ebay and was supposed to have the 850/1900 US bands but it's the UK version with the 900/1900/2100 bands. I've notified the seller and I think that they are giving me a partial refund since I paid $100 over what clove.uk had it for. Anyway, AT&T uses 1900 band in my area anyway so at least it works where I am 98% of the time. I've also got a Samsung Focus and Focus S and my while the Nokia is cool, the Samsung Focus S is a better phone in most respects. Volume is louder, sound is clearer. But, the Nokia really feels good in the hand. I am just having a hard time hearing people on the phone. Mine hasn't received the latest update yet so maybe that will change.
    12-12-2011 02:05 PM
  8. Ba11ers's Avatar
    Question: Does your guys MMS work fine? Able to send and receive perfectly?

    Thanks
    12-12-2011 09:25 PM
  9. jameskk1's Avatar
    My MMS works fine on at&t
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    12-12-2011 09:37 PM
  10. Ba11ers's Avatar
    Another question. Is the ESPN Hub App available or has it not been released by Nokia yet?
    12-13-2011 01:05 PM
  11. fc000's Avatar
    Anyone receive a Lumia 800 from NCIX? Ordered one when the story was listed here in WPCentral, still hasn't shipped. NCIX does state its got 850 HSDPA.
    12-13-2011 01:59 PM
  12. trmnta82's Avatar
    Well, according to Nokia customer care there is currently only one version out there and it does not have HSDPA850... It took about five emails back and forth for them to figure it out
    12-13-2011 02:31 PM
  13. fc000's Avatar
    Well, according to Nokia customer care there is currently only one version out there and it does not have HSDPA850... It took about five emails back and forth for them to figure it out
    I can confirm this. I just received mine from NCIX, it doesn't support HSDPA 850. They've also updated their website to reflect this. They offered to take it back free of charge.... but it's so pretty.. :D
    12-14-2011 01:15 PM
  14. queritor's Avatar
    I purchased an Italian model from expansys and I'm seeing the H here in Charlotte, NC. I have no idea what bands it came with. I can't see any reference on the box and the manuals are all in Italian.
    12-14-2011 01:50 PM
  15. JedH's Avatar
    I can confirm this. I just received mine from NCIX, it doesn't support HSDPA 850. They've also updated their website to reflect this. They offered to take it back free of charge.... but it's so pretty.. :D
    I just got off the horn with NCIX as well. It looks like they only make Euro versions right now. I'm very tempted to keep it because it's one of the nicest pieces of tech I've ever seen, but I'm sure there will be 850 Nokias out in another month or two...

    Also regardless of what you read/hope, 850 is not supported on this phone, and in Canada 850 is the choice hspa band, 1900 may work in some places but it's an afterthought and it won't be as good as 850 in most cases.
    12-14-2011 02:57 PM
  16. fc000's Avatar
    Also regardless of what you read/hope, 850 is not supported on this phone, and in Canada 850 is the choice hspa band, 1900 may work in some places but it's an afterthought and it won't be as good as 850 in most cases.
    It really is a stunning phone.

    After a quick Google search, I came across this page that has a map of all tower locations in Canada, and their supported frequencies with carrier filters. After doing a quick look around the downtown core here in Toronto, every tower has 1900Mhz supported, including dedicated 1900Mhz towers, and some even support 2100Mhz.

    The map seems pretty accurate, considering areas I know of with poor coverage have a distinct lack of towers servicing those areas.
    12-14-2011 03:07 PM
  17. JedH's Avatar
    It really is a stunning phone.

    After a quick Google search, I came across this page that has a map of all tower locations in Canada, and their supported frequencies with carrier filters. After doing a quick look around the downtown core here in Toronto, every tower has 1900Mhz supported, including dedicated 1900Mhz towers, and some even support 2100Mhz.

    The map seems pretty accurate, considering areas I know of with poor coverage have a distinct lack of towers servicing those areas.
    See I don't quite believe that, Regina says all 850/1900 yet I haven't been on 3g anywhere.
    12-14-2011 04:01 PM
  18. jameskk1's Avatar
    I purchased an Italian model from expansys and I'm seeing the H here in Charlotte, NC. I have no idea what bands it came with. I can't see any reference on the box and the manuals are all in Italian.
    pretty much all of Nc/SC/ east TN are all 1900. original Bellsouth DCS markets.
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    12-14-2011 04:31 PM
  19. fc000's Avatar
    This phone is staying with me. Stunning, fast, and even though I don't get Hsdpa everywhere, it still maintains a data connection at all times unlike the Samsung Focus.
    12-14-2011 05:02 PM
  20. JedH's Avatar
    This phone is staying with me. Stunning, fast, and even though I don't get Hsdpa everywhere, it still maintains a data connection at all times unlike the Samsung Focus.
    Once again I was tempted to keep it still for the odd chance I may get 1900 service, but I figure there will be American versions out soon enough.
    12-14-2011 05:56 PM
  21. SaPlaneGuy's Avatar
    I just got my Lumia yesterday from NCIX and it's been on HSDPA all the time since I got it up and running. I'm on Telus in BC, Canada, for reference. Kicking around that tower website, Telus looks to have 1900 on all of its towers in cities at least.

    Unrelated: the GPS is awesome on this thing. Better than the horrible no-siglnal-within-10-feet-of-indoors my Milestone gets, anyway.
    12-15-2011 01:04 PM
  22. for.doc's Avatar
    The current Lumia 800s do not support the 850 3g band. Some sites are listing the 850 3g. I contacted Nokia and they said that it currently does not support US bands. However, they said that the Lumia 800 will be coming to the US.

    Of course no timetable.
    12-15-2011 07:21 PM
  23. based_graham's Avatar
    I just got my Lumia yesterday from NCIX and it's been on HSDPA all the time since I got it up and running. I'm on Telus in BC, Canada, for reference. Kicking around that tower website, Telus looks to have 1900 on all of its towers in cities at least.

    Unrelated: the GPS is awesome on this thing. Better than the horrible no-siglnal-within-10-feet-of-indoors my Milestone gets, anyway.
    Nice another Lumia Owner in BC!
    12-15-2011 11:35 PM
  24. fc000's Avatar
    I just got my Lumia yesterday from NCIX and it's been on HSDPA all the time since I got it up and running.
    HSDPA shows up as "3G", and HSPA+ shows as "H" at the top of the screen.

    What's odd, is I get HSPA+ speeds, but it still shows "3G". If I enter the proper APN info for Fido, I do get the "H", with the same high speeds, but when it drops to "3G", I lose all data connections.
    12-16-2011 11:44 AM
  25. SaPlaneGuy's Avatar
    HSDPA shows up as "3G", and HSPA+ shows as "H" at the top of the screen.
    Whoops, I got those mixed up. I'm getting HSPA+ consistently then, since the H is what I always see. This thread had me worried about the frequencies for a bit after my order, but it's worked out.
    12-16-2011 06:14 PM
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