10-24-2014 02:06 PM
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  1. raqball's Avatar
    I am looking at picking up an 830. I found a few on eBay and they are listed as RM985 Prototype models.

    1) Any difference between prototype and the retail version?
    2) Will it work on T-Mobile LTE
    3) Will it work on AT&T LTE

    I can put the phone on either AT&T or T-Mobile..

    Thanks in advance!
    10-10-2014 05:27 PM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    Prototype is generally a (barely) working phone that is used in trade shows. As for LTE, unlocked phones tend not to.
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    10-10-2014 05:49 PM
  3. raqball's Avatar
    Prototype is generally a (barely) working phone that is used in trade shows. As for LTE, unlocked phones tend not to.
    I'll avoid it, thanks..
    10-10-2014 05:52 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    To answer your questions, yes to all of them. There's a dedicated thread for those models. Secondly looks like these are not prototype hardware but are just running prototype software
    tpbklake and sahib lopez like this.
    10-10-2014 05:53 PM
  5. sketchy9's Avatar
    Prototype is generally a (barely) working phone that is used in trade shows. As for LTE, unlocked phones tend not to.
    All due respect, but you don't know what you're talking about WRT to the RM-985. OP, there are a couple of threads on this forum that specifically address the RM-985 prototype (one of which I started). Search is your friend.
    tpbklake and raqball like this.
    10-10-2014 06:26 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    "Barely working "?
    Errr I have that phone in my hands right now and you wouldn't know it's prototype if the production one and this one were side to side . The only thing missing is glance .


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    10-10-2014 07:53 PM
  7. YanivC's Avatar
    Prototype is generally a (barely) working phone that is used in trade shows. As for LTE, unlocked phones tend not to.
    Are you crazy?!
    I have the pprototype. I bought it on eBay. It works PERFECTLY. In fact there is only one thing that doesn't work yet. Glance screen. Even that will work. I spoke with a Nokia rep and they guaranteed me that even the prototype will get the full update as soon as it goes live.
    I live this new phone. It's almost perfect. In fact I put it right up against the 1520.
    rogonso likes this.
    10-10-2014 08:11 PM
  8. raqball's Avatar
    Ok cool, thanks for the additional responses..

    I might just grab it and toss it on a T-Mobile pre paid plan.. Cant really beat it for $360
    Joe Dubya likes this.
    10-10-2014 08:42 PM
  9. MethodGT's Avatar
    Along with the glance screen not working, mine has had trouble saving nfc device settings, and lots of my live tiles don't update unless I click on them, and the phone resets when I try to use the GPS, Bluetooth audio, and the camera all at once (it happened three times in a row the other day).

    I'm hoping the final denim firmware will fix these minor annoyances.
    10-11-2014 08:45 AM
  10. Likwidz's Avatar
    I purchased two from eBay and both pretty much work fine as can be, just glance not there. Use them on AT&T with no problems
    10-11-2014 08:52 AM
  11. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Also an owner of the 830 prototype who can vouch for it working perfectly. No glance, but I don't use glance anyway so no loss there.

    I was won over from the moment that I popped in my SIM and got full LTE support on AT&T.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    10-12-2014 07:01 PM
  12. Likwidz's Avatar
    Question for you guys that installed DP/Update 1. I had my prototype for a few weeks before installing the update. Now, after installing I am having problems with certain apps spiking my home modem/router and drops the entire home connection. It took me a while to figure out it was the 830 jacking the network. I disabled the wifi on the prototype and now all other devices on the network are running flawless and network has had no drops.

    Any of you have any wifi/connection issues after installing DP-Update 1? Damn, did it again...anyone noticed any wifi/connections problems in general?
    10-16-2014 11:31 PM
  13. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Question for you guys that installed DP/Update 1. I had my prototype for a few weeks before installing the update. Now, after installing I am having problems with certain apps spiking my home modem/router and drops the entire home connection. It took me a while to figure out it was the 830 jacking the network. I disabled the wifi on the prototype and now all other devices on the network are running flawless and network has had no drops.

    Any of you have any wifi/connection issues after installing DP-Update 1? Damn, did it again...anyone noticed any wifi/connections problems in general?
    nope nothing of the sort.....on my 830
    10-17-2014 12:41 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    Looks like the prototype is no longer available on eBay :(
    sahib lopez likes this.
    10-17-2014 06:23 PM
  15. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Looks like the prototype is no longer available on eBay :(
    Ouch :/ well it was good while it lasted but at lest they have them in Canada


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    10-17-2014 06:31 PM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    Looks like the seller has delisted all his/her items so I am assuming its temporary, I've also reached out to him/her and waiting for an answer
    10-18-2014 07:15 AM
  17. avmba's Avatar
    I ordered one on the 15th. On the 17th True Digital emailed me and indicated their facility had experienced a break-in and they lost all of their inventory.

    The seller no longer has any items for sale on eBay.

    I was bummed as I really wanted a white 830 on AT&T to replace my white 920.
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    10-20-2014 12:58 AM
  18. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    You can always get a RM984. That works fine on AT&T except for no LTE. I get HSPA+ and around 10mb speeds, which is more than fine for em.


    Fred


    I ordered one on the 15th. On the 17th True Digital emailed me and indicated their facility had experienced a break-in and they lost all of their inventory.

    The seller no longer has any items for sale on eBay.

    I was bummed as I really wanted a white 830 on AT&T to replace my white 920.
    hasasimo likes this.
    10-20-2014 08:27 AM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    I ordered one on the 15th. On the 17th True Digital emailed me and indicated their facility had experienced a break-in and they lost all of their inventory.

    The seller no longer has any items for sale on eBay.

    I was bummed as I really wanted a white 830 on AT&T to replace my white 920.
    Ahh...that really sucks!! :( I was going to buy it this weekend...looks like now I've to wait till the Rogers units start selling on eBay
    10-20-2014 08:40 AM
  20. hasasimo's Avatar
    You can always get a RM984. That works fine on AT&T except for no LTE. I get HSPA+ and around 10mb speeds, which is more than fine for em.


    Fred
    Yup, and I'm getting up to 20mbps down with the RM-984 on T-Mobile. Using HERE Maps, streaming video, etc. has been as flawless as it was on LTE. Plus you get the benefit of better battery life (just set your max connection speed to 3G).
    afcor likes this.
    10-20-2014 11:59 AM
  21. afcor's Avatar
    That's pretty similar to the speeds I've been getting using my RM-985 on T-Mobile with full LTE...
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    10-20-2014 08:59 PM
  22. hasasimo's Avatar
    That's pretty similar to the speeds I've been getting using my RM-985 on T-Mobile with full LTE...
    Yeah, I was using a Lumia 1520.3 on T-Mobile LTE Before switching to this Lumia 830. Was not going to pull the trigger before knowing exactly what data speeds and ping times were everywhere I go... turned out I got slightly faster HSDPA speeds when testing, so I went for it.

    With the RM-985 production models being released now, I could always just buy one and sell the RM-984. Just don't see the need to do so. Hope you're enjoying your RM-985 and were able to successfully flash to one of the production ROMs with Denim.
    10-20-2014 09:34 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Yeah, I was using a Lumia 1520.3 on T-Mobile LTE Before switching to this Lumia 830. Was not going to pull the trigger before knowing exactly what data speeds and ping times were everywhere I go... turned out I got slightly faster HSDPA speeds when testing, so I went for it.

    With the RM-985 production models being released now, I could always just buy one and sell the RM-984. Just don't see the need to do so. Hope you're enjoying your RM-985 and were able to successfully flash to one of the production ROMs with Denim.
    heheh if you check out the I have the 830 thread you will get your answer if users we able to flash denim on the 830 ;)....
    also I reached 40 up and 10 down on my 830 but the results were erased because I flashed my phone ._.
    10-20-2014 10:33 PM
  24. Bleser's Avatar
    Yeah, I was using a Lumia 1520.3 on T-Mobile LTE Before switching to this Lumia 830. Was not going to pull the trigger before knowing exactly what data speeds and ping times were everywhere I go... turned out I got slightly faster HSDPA speeds when testing, so I went for it.

    With the RM-985 production models being released now, I could always just buy one and sell the RM-984. Just don't see the need to do so. Hope you're enjoying your RM-985 and were able to successfully flash to one of the production ROMs with Denim.
    Curious - if you were running the 1520.3, why the switch to the 830? I'm about to buy two phones (dropping Sprint, switching to T-Mobile), and was going to get the 1520.3 for me and the 830 for my wife. But the more I read the more I think I should be buying two 830s.
    10-20-2014 11:59 PM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    keep in mind that the 1520 is more feature packed and will get more features along the way
    10-21-2014 12:54 AM
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