1. buffalosolja's Avatar
    Recently broke my 1520 and got an 830 on next but missing the denim features. If I pick up an unlocked one will I lose anything (no real experience with an unlocked device).
    06-05-2015 10:27 AM
  2. Likwidz's Avatar
    Last Fall I was running RM-985 Prototype on ATT and didn't see any disadvantages that I could notice. I eventually got ATT Branded 830, back then Softcard was still useable and had to have a branded phone for it too work.
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    06-05-2015 10:58 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    No ATT Apps (if you needed one). You may not get other services like VVM to configure (but there is a 3rd party alternative). Possibly no access to HD Voice (ATT speak for VoLTE) and possible loss of Cell Broadcast capability...
    06-05-2015 11:25 AM
  4. buffalosolja's Avatar
    So vvm doesn't work on an unlocked device?
    06-07-2015 08:08 AM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    So vvm doesn't work on an unlocked device?
    VVM works on unlocked devices on most carriers except Cricket Wireless on non-Cricket Wireless devices
    Last edited by pankaj981; 06-07-2015 at 08:34 AM.
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    06-07-2015 08:11 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Recently broke my 1520 and got an 830 on next but missing the denim features. If I pick up an unlocked one will I lose anything (no real experience with an unlocked device).
    Are you talking about "unlocked" or "unbranded"? Unlocked phones still depend on the carrier for updates. For example, if you "unlock" an AT&T phone, you can use it on other carriers but it still gets the updates from AT&T. "Unbranded takes the carrier out of the equation.
    06-07-2015 08:21 AM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    Also make sure you get the rm-985 if LTE matters to you, the rm-984 although found much cheaper (as low as $200 refurbished) only achieves H+ but since your on the actual AT&T network and not cricket like me ๐Ÿ˜‚, I suspect your speeds will still be very fast, as I'm getting H+ on cricket right now,and my speeds and coverage and stay good,and this is coming from someone on a throttled network.

    I'd personally save a few bucks and buy the rm-984
    06-07-2015 10:08 AM
  8. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    You can buy new unlocked RM-985 international 830 on eBay for less than $300.
    06-07-2015 10:33 AM
  9. troylytle's Avatar
    If you're just missing denim, flash the phone. Do research on the radios first though.
    06-07-2015 10:44 AM
  10. Yazen's Avatar
    Recently broke my 1520 and got an 830 on next but missing the denim features. If I pick up an unlocked one will I lose anything (no real experience with an unlocked device).
    Possibly VoLTE aka HD Voice when it rolls out. I think AT&T will be using Band 4 for this.. Can't remember.

    On the bright side no ATT logos haha

    Edit: L635 on TMo sounds amazing with HD voice. The lower compression will make a bigger difference considering L830 has better mics
    06-07-2015 10:49 AM
  11. bo_woods's Avatar
    Possibly VoLTE aka HD Voice when it rolls out. I think AT&T will be using Band 4 for this.. Can't remember.

    On the bright side no ATT logos haha

    Edit: L635 on TMo sounds amazing with HD voice. The lower compression will make a bigger difference considering L830 has better mics
    I'd take AT&T's smalls subtle globe logo over Verizon's big arrogant logo on the front and back of my phone any day. At least AT&T only puts their logo on one side of windows phones... ๐Ÿ˜

    Verizon looked at a beautiful phone like the 930 and made it ugly by stripping away its colors,slapping Verizon tattoos on it, and naming it the ICON

    930 should've went to AT&T in the U.S to be sold alongside the 1520 IMO,especially since Verizon just ended up cancelling the phone early and being stingy with uodates
    hiya15 likes this.
    06-07-2015 11:14 AM
  12. heickelrrx's Avatar
    I'd take AT&T's smalls subtle globe logo over Verizon's big arrogant logo on the front and back of my phone any day. At least AT&T only puts their logo on one side of windows phones... ๐Ÿ˜

    Verizon looked at a beautiful phone like the 930 and made it ugly by stripping away its colors,slapping Verizon tattoos on it, and naming it the ICON
    But 930 comes later. ICON exist first
    06-07-2015 11:17 AM
  13. hiya15's Avatar
    I'd take AT&T's smalls subtle globe logo over Verizon's big arrogant logo on the front and back of my phone any day. At least AT&T only puts their logo on one side of windows phones...

    Verizon looked at a beautiful phone like the 930 and made it ugly by stripping away its colors,slapping Verizon tattoos on it, and naming it the ICON

    930 should've went to AT&T in the U.S to be sold alongside the 1520 IMO,especially since Verizon just ended up cancelling the phone early and being stingy with uodates
    Agreed with you on ATT logo branding vs. VERIZON logo. Damn, its huge.
    06-07-2015 12:04 PM
  14. bo_woods's Avatar
    But 930 comes later. ICON exist first
    True but at the end of the day behind the scenes they were most likely just one phone/phone concept... the Nokia Lumia 930... they just released Verizon's version, "the icon" a few months earlier..
    mary beth hale likes this.
    06-07-2015 02:00 PM
  15. buffalosolja's Avatar
    Looked on Prime and they don't say what version it is, and some get 985 and some get 984. I would like the 985 and it is under 300 so would love to have it.
    06-07-2015 09:10 PM
  16. Yazen's Avatar
    I'd take AT&T's smalls subtle globe logo over Verizon's big arrogant logo on the front and back of my phone any day. At least AT&T only puts their logo on one side of windows phones... ๏˜

    Verizon looked at a beautiful phone like the 930 and made it ugly by stripping away its colors,slapping Verizon tattoos on it, and naming it the ICON

    930 should've went to AT&T in the U.S to be sold alongside the 1520 IMO,especially since Verizon just ended up cancelling the phone early and being stingy with uodates
    Yeah Verizon is horrible.
    Though I thought we were talking about the International model haha. I'd prefer no logos, but AT&T really is not so bad in this regard.
    06-08-2015 07:24 PM
  17. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Yeah Verizon is horrible.
    Though I thought we were talking about the International model haha. I'd prefer no logos, but AT&T really is not so bad in this regard.
    I got Nokia Lumia ICON without Verizon Logo.

    Actually 930 :p

    Go get some unbranded phone dude.
    06-08-2015 07:39 PM
  18. Yazen's Avatar
    I got Nokia Lumia ICON without Verizon Logo.

    Actually 930 :p

    Go get some unbranded phone dude.
    That's what I have been saying >.<. If 830 does not support AT&T VoLTE in the future, and I was shopping for a new phone, I'd definitely go for an unbranded International variant.

    Hate the extra logos and bloat that these carriers add.

    BTW like most other Verizon phones Lumia ICON only sends/receives SMS over Edge :O
    06-08-2015 08:29 PM
  19. oryan_dunn's Avatar
    VVM works on unlocked devices on most carriers except Cricket Wireless on non-Cricket Wireless devices
    This is my scenario (Cricket with an AT&T 830). Why does it seem to work for everybody but Cricket?
    06-11-2015 12:52 PM

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