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  1. docteurvez's Avatar
    You know the sad part on this ? For us in Qubec with Videotron, the only WP8 that would work with this provider is the Lumia 810. Since 2010, I was a big Android fan, starting with the Nexus One. With WP8, I decided to give it a try...and I'm proud of it ! WP8 is absolutly awesome, no lag, the tile interface is a real "innovation" from Microsoft (finally ;) ). There is no other phone for us on this frequency (AWS 1700).

    So, I decided to get this Lumia 810, unlock it and I though everything would be ok... Wrong... the damn hardcoded APN settings... :(

    It's bad that, as a customer who paid a lot every month (yeah, in Canada, it's a lot) we can't chose which phone we want to use. It's the providers who has the power.

    Sorry for this moment of sadness this morning. ;)
    Have a great day. :)
    12-12-2012 08:21 AM
  2. Charkatak's Avatar
    Now you've discovered a catch-22. See, the interop unlock exploit for Nokia devices worked by taking advantage of nokia's network setup app... so you have to have the network setup app on your phone for the interop unlock to work. Hehehe. Then again, WP8 runs on an entirely different kernel than WP7 so that may not even work anymore.
    So looks like we will have to wait until the company decides to enable the settings through an update. Thanks
    12-12-2012 01:42 PM
  3. Charkatak's Avatar
    You know the sad part on this ? For us in Qubec with Videotron, the only WP8 that would work with this provider is the Lumia 810. Since 2010, I was a big Android fan, starting with the Nexus One. With WP8, I decided to give it a try...and I'm proud of it ! WP8 is absolutly awesome, no lag, the tile interface is a real "innovation" from Microsoft (finally ;) ). There is no other phone for us on this frequency (AWS 1700).

    So, I decided to get this Lumia 810, unlock it and I though everything would be ok... Wrong... the damn hardcoded APN settings... :(

    It's bad that, as a customer who paid a lot every month (yeah, in Canada, it's a lot) we can't chose which phone we want to use. It's the providers who has the power.

    Sorry for this moment of sadness this morning. ;)
    Have a great day. :)
    Have you checked HTC 8x, that would also work on your network, but as far as apn settings, I don't know.
    12-12-2012 01:43 PM
  4. docteurvez's Avatar
    Have you checked HTC 8x, that would also work on your network, but as far as apn settings, I don't know.
    In theory, it should work if I look at the spec from both networks :
    UMTS frequency bands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    E-UTRA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    HTC Windows Phone 8X - Full phone specifications
    Nokia Lumia 810 - Full phone specifications

    Videotron still has the "faux 4G", on the UMTS spectrum, T-Mobile has upgraded their network to the E-UTRA (LTE).

    If I can be 100% sure the 8X will work on Videotron, I would really consider getting one. :)
    12-12-2012 07:55 PM
  5. merakicore's Avatar
    Found out a way to change on the Lumia 810, thanks to Nokia.

    1. Press the Search hardware button on your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 Device and tap on Vision.

    2. Hold the camera viewfinder up to the screen to focus on the QR codes provided below.

    3. If successful, a small thumbnail of the QR code along with a description of a web link will appear on screen.

    4. Tap the web link and it will take you to the Store to update the Nokia app.



    After installing you'll have a menu in Settings called "Access Point" which will allow you to change the APN to match your carrier.

    I'm now running the 810 on WIND Mobile no problems!
    12-20-2012 09:05 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Found out a way to change on the Lumia 810, thanks to Nokia.

    1. Press the Search hardware button on your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 Device and tap on Vision.

    2. Hold the camera viewfinder up to the screen to focus on the QR codes provided below.

    3. If successful, a small thumbnail of the QR code along with a description of a web link will appear on screen.

    4. Tap the web link and it will take you to the Store to update the Nokia app.

    http://i.imgur.com/ZLdL6.png

    After installing you'll have a menu in Settings called "Access Point" which will allow you to change the APN to match your carrier.

    I'm now running the 810 on WIND Mobile no problems!

    Thank u thank u thank u.....
    12-20-2012 09:34 PM
  7. Zaam's Avatar
    Found out a way to change on the Lumia 810, thanks to Nokia.
    Oh my, GREAT find!
    Worked with my Italian sim, thanks so much!!

    This also confirms that the old Network Setup app doesn't work in WP8 I guess: the new fix is Nokia's Access Point app :)
    12-21-2012 05:11 AM
  8. jqwest's Avatar
    I got the lumia 810 from tmobile and using on solavei it works great no apn editing needed...then used the above app the get mms working ...super thank you

    <a href="http://www.solavei.com/jqwest">Click for $49 cell phone bill no contract</a>
    Last edited by jqwest; 01-03-2013 at 02:52 AM.
    01-03-2013 02:38 AM
  9. boblfixit's Avatar
    I just switched my Solavei sim to a Nokia Lumia 810, did a restore from my back up and it is performing excellent! one glitch..fails on MMS messages and, of course there is no "Access Point" under Settings, so I'm trying to find a way to get into the APN Settings!!

    BobL
    12-14-2013 12:08 PM
  10. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I just switched my Solavei sim to a Nokia Lumia 810, did a restore from my back up and it is performing excellent! one glitch..fails on MMS messages and, of course there is no "Access Point" under Settings, so I'm trying to find a way to get into the APN Settings!!

    BobL
    You have to download this systems app access point access point | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    12-14-2013 01:25 PM
  11. phelme's Avatar
    FYI. The Access Point fix was broken somewhere in the 8.1 DP cycle. Now it simply refuses to open.
    11-30-2014 03:14 PM
  12. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    IDK if you got this fixed, but i can assure you the 8.1 developer preview didn't break the access point settings (running the latest version). However, access point relies on extras+info, which in turn relies on the OS version, so if the access point options are not operational then you likely haven't updated extras+info and access point. Go into the store settings and check for updates. After a few minutes any app updates (including OEM system apps such as those aforementioned) will begin downloading and installing. Once all system apps are up to date it should work,
    03-12-2015 12:09 PM
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