11-19-2012 04:45 PM
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  1. bentheoandrews's Avatar
    Do people not realise the 920 isn't ONLY available on the 4G EE? It's also available theough EE's two 3G networks T-Mobile and Orange.

    I find it staggering how many people think the 920 is only available on EE's extortionate 4G tariffs.

    Anyway I'm getting the handset on T- Mobile's Full Monty tariff this week.
    If that's the case, show me one website that gives either Orange or T Mobile tariffs (ie 3G tariffs) - the 920 isn't on either site. It is however on the EE site and also P4U but only with an EE 4G plan.
    11-05-2012 07:10 AM
  2. Urban Splash's Avatar
    Well it's certainly not demand in the UK that's having an impact on delivery as nowhere has had any yet!
    11-05-2012 07:33 AM
  3. BellaRed's Avatar
    If this is going to be available on Orange then they should hurry up and update their website at least to say coming soon

    is it on T Mobile UK website? Somehow I think not. I find this to be slightly sneaky behaviour by EE.

    I popped into EE at lunchtime but they didn't even have the Lumia's on display and when I spoke to an assistant he brought out both of them from the store for me to have a look at. Display models only.

    Again, I cannot see how anyone can call the 920 a brick, it's gorgeous and not too heavy in my opinion. Both display models were black and the 820 which I want, is gorgeous too. It is less rounded than it appears in pictures.

    Anyway, stock this week,hopefully, they say.

    Edit: they did however say that the white was to be an EE exclusive. Other colours for EE/orange /t mobile
    Last edited by BellaRed; 11-05-2012 at 07:57 AM.
    11-05-2012 07:38 AM
  4. TrentTech's Avatar
    Really. Went with my father to get him a 920 on Saturday from an EE shop. They had some in stock but the only way they would give him the phone for free on a 2 year contract was if he signed up to the highest 56/month tariff. I asked about getting it on 3G and they said it wasnt available. Father went mental saying hes been an orange customer for 15 years and wasnt willing to pay thier extortionate prices for a service (4G) that hes never going to use. Picked up an HTC 8X myself on saturday. Havent put it down all weekend. Awesome phone.
    EE & Nokia issued response to press enquiries stating categorically that the Red & Yellow versions (possibly Black too?) would work on T-Mobile & Orange 3G sims. Unfortunately they don't seem to have informed their customer services staff who are still without any information. The ridiculousness of this situation is less the exclusivity but the fact the customer-facing staff don't know their heads from their backsides. New iPhone gets released and they all get crash courses in everything a customer might want to know. A new Windows Phone comes out and they're not even told the device exists.

    T-Mobile's online support, both Twitter and on their instant chat on the website don't know a single thing about it either. Phones4U, on the other hand, seem a lot more on the ball with informing their staff about what's what. It seems getting it free on a 3G contract is unlikely at the moment until the staff are actually knowledgeable enough to let people order it, however buying it off-contract through Phones4U is still an option when they get stock in.

    edit:
    Again, I cannot see how anyone can call the 920 a brick, it's gorgeous and not too heavy in my opinion.
    Can't comment on the weight yet, but I can't see how anyone can call it a brick either. According to the stats it's actually slightly thinner than my Samsung Omnia 7, which is far from fat. The width & height of it should be expected to be bigger than 3.7" & 4" devices anyway due to it having half an inch extra on the screen size. Most people seem to be comparing it to the iPhone 5 which, let's face it, is anorexic and doesn't sport the large screen of the Lumia 920 or the features like wireless charging which add to the size.
    Last edited by TrentTech; 11-05-2012 at 08:04 AM.
    11-05-2012 07:45 AM
  5. Urban Splash's Avatar
    All,

    If you want the 920 on T-Mobile or Orange, you may have to purchase from Phones 4 U.

    EE only seem to be marketing the device on the EE network. As mentioned earlier, sneaky move to get people onto EE contracts.
    11-05-2012 07:47 AM
  6. paulm187's Avatar
    Do people not realise the 920 isn't ONLY available on the 4G EE? It's also available theough EE's two 3G networks T-Mobile and Orange.

    I find it staggering how many people think the 920 is only available on EE's extortionate 4G tariffs.

    Anyway I'm getting the handset on T- Mobile's Full Monty tariff this week.
    The "Full Monty" plan is 24 months, works out more expensive and don't want to be locked in for 2 years. The EE 1GB 12Month plan at the moment seems the cheaper contract option.
    11-05-2012 08:20 AM
  7. paulm187's Avatar
    Online chat with T-Mobile, they will not have the phone until the 20th, only available on the 24 month Full Monty plan, no news on unlocked phones this year from T-Mobile.
    11-05-2012 08:28 AM
  8. Urban Splash's Avatar
    From what I can tell, the 12 month 3 or 5 GB option on EE, although seems expensive, it a pretty good deal with the handset only costing 19.99. Unlimited calls and text and you can tether. If it doesn't work out, it's just for 12 months... New iPhone will be out by then!
    11-05-2012 10:10 AM
  9. sketchedout's Avatar
    ok, so phoned Nokia (London) today and asked a Customer Service rep about not being able to find the Lumia 920 anywhere and sales staff at both EE at Phones4U retail outlets also not having a scooby of when they'll get it. He flatly replied "Well, it's not yet released." I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I asked about the comms that has come out of Espoo, Finland stating that handsets would be available from the weekend (last) in UK but he didn't comment on it and just said to register interest on the website to get notified. I did notice that Italy's Nokia site specifically lets you pre-order, whereas UK just lets you register an interest. So maybe it's just that it's not in fact launched here and it's just dreadful comms that has been issued instead. Thanks for that Nokia.

    On a side note went into EE, Cribbs Causeway - Bristol and noticed you can get the 920 with an up front cost of 350.00 and then 7.00 per month thereafter. I could not find any info in their brochure about this and couldn't get to ask anyone about what sort of contract this gives because they were too busy serving. I'm assuming this would be a 24 month job which would work out 518.00 altogether. I can't find much detail on unlock codes though at the moment.

    The displays did advertise T-Mobile and Orange too for this phone.

    I think I will lose the plot over this phone.
    11-05-2012 12:02 PM
  10. xbilly's Avatar
    Pretty fed up with the whole situation. No-one at Orange or EE, both customers services or instore, have any coherent information regarding when Nokia 920 will be available.

    Been waiting patiently for the phone release since the Nokia launch at the end of August.

    The phone seemed to be completed and ready to go just waiting for Microsoft to finalise WP8.

    WP8 is launched, EE announce prices and plans indicating the phone will be available Friday, November 2.

    Since then confusion has reigned. Conflicting information from various sources backed only by a series of banal promotional tweets from Nokia.

    From being 100% sure Nokia 920 purchaser, I am now seriously wavering as to whether to wait it out for Nokia to sort themselves our, give up on Nokia and wait for Microsoft's own phone, get a Nokia 800 as a stop-gap or stick with Android going with the reasonably priced, well featured (except 4G) LG Nexus.

    Update on my experience at an EE shop today, was told that should not expect the 920 for at least two weeks.
    11-05-2012 12:50 PM
  11. shaunydub's Avatar
    Had a reply from Digital Phone Company Ltd. where I cancelled my pre-order for an unlocked handset....

    Unfortunately we are having to cancel your Pre Order due to the phone at the last minute now only being available on EE and not unlocked as where expecting. No new date has been given to us for the unlocked version but realistically we are now looking at the new year! HTC have realised a Windows 8 phone which will be in stock with us today if this is any interest to you?
    11-05-2012 12:52 PM
  12. Urban Splash's Avatar
    I'm also close to giving up..... This whole launch is a joke. I was seriously gonna ditch my iPhone and try something new, but at least apple can launch a product and get it on the shelves.

    I'm not happy that I have to switch to EE in the first place, and the staff in the stores I have spoken to have been awful.

    If there is no solid confirmation this week, I'm getting an iPhone5 on 3. The one plan with truly all you can eat data and tethering.
    11-05-2012 12:53 PM
  13. karnka's Avatar
    Can't comment on the weight yet, but I can't see how anyone can call it a brick either. According to the stats it's actually slightly thinner than my Samsung Omnia 7, which is far from fat. The width & height of it should be expected to be bigger than 3.7" & 4" devices anyway due to it having half an inch extra on the screen size. Most people seem to be comparing it to the iPhone 5 which, let's face it, is anorexic and doesn't sport the large screen of the Lumia 920 or the features like wireless charging which add to the size.
    Saw one in store and it did feel like a brick. Massive compared to my Galaxy Nexus, which has a bigger screen.

    Not saying I wouldn't buy it but the size/weight is a factor.
    Last edited by karnka; 11-05-2012 at 01:12 PM.
    11-05-2012 01:04 PM
  14. DrThete's Avatar
    Online chat with T-Mobile, they will not have the phone until the 20th, only available on the 24 month Full Monty plan, no news on unlocked phones this year from T-Mobile.
    I looked at the EE/T-Mobile/Orange lists for the 920 at the end of last week.

    It will be available on the 36 pcm Full Monty from T-Mobile for a 49.99 payment up front. On Orange Panther, also 36 pcm, it will be 49 up front.

    It will be available on lower tariffs also. E.g. a 26 pcm T-Mobile tariff (specifically 1.5GB data and 100 minutes talk) will be 150 up front.

    All 24 month tariffs.

    Phones4U will inevitably have better deals (i.e. free on a T-Mobile Fully Monty or Orange Panther 36 pcm tariff).
    11-05-2012 01:07 PM
  15. cgk's Avatar
    Talking to a high level contact at Nokia, he said that it is delayed because senior managers got locked in a local brewery while trying to organise their annual Christmas party.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    11-05-2012 01:10 PM
  16. Reeves's Avatar
    Talking to a high level contact at Nokia, he said that it is delayed because senior managers got locked in a local brewery while trying to organise their annual Christmas party.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    The most plausible explanation yet! Hah!
    11-05-2012 01:12 PM
  17. cckgz4's Avatar
    It wasn't a picnic for me either when I had to hunt for the iPhone 5


    Sent from something AMAZING using my pinkie
    11-05-2012 02:45 PM
  18. cgk's Avatar
    It wasn't a picnic for me either when I had to hunt for the iPhone 5


    Sent from something AMAZING using my pinkie
    Could they at least give you a proper release (note release, not 'in stock') date? Were the people selling it clear that they were actually selling it or did they confuse it for an iphone4? Did they know if it was locked or not? Did they know what network it was available on?
    11-05-2012 03:26 PM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    Could they at least give you a proper release (note release, not 'in stock') date? Were the people selling it clear that they were actually selling it or did they confuse it for an iphone4? Did they know if it was locked or not? Did they know what network it was available on?
    LMAO

    Point is: release for phones can be a mess. I want you to go to imore and give this example to those that preordered a month or two ago and are still waiting, being placed on wait lists, traveling to stores that told them it was available to pick up and turned out to be a lie, and for those who's preorders got cancelled or pushed back. I personally called 55 stores to find the one that I have. So again, it's not a picnic for every device release. Same crap, different toilet


    Sent from something AMAZING using my pinkie
    11-05-2012 04:06 PM
  20. mercilesskiller's Avatar
    Hi All,

    So I'm currently on a nice O2 simplicity 1 month contract for 17 a month with unlimited data (3g ofc), 600 mins and unlimited texts. I don't want to give this up for 56 a month with a few gb of data which I'll use quickly..

    Thus my choice seems to be to buy the phone Sim-Free. Very upset to find out it's still locked to EE/Orange/Tmobile though (bit of a joke).

    Anyway, I've come across a website (not sure if I'm allowed to post the URL) though it offers the Lumia 920 unlock code for $29.99 if you're on O2. They claim 100% guarantee it works and show a video of the same process working on the Lumia 900.

    The question is, how reliable is this and is it likely to work. Does anyone have any experience of a code working on the 900 that easily to unlock?

    I'm tempted to buy it from P4U sim-free to get the wireless charging plate, trying the $30 code to unlock it, and if that fails get a sim-only deal at Orange in the interim until they'd unlock it in Jan/Feb..

    The other option is buy from Germany but then it won't have the charging plate P4U offer for free... Hmmm
    11-06-2012 04:01 AM
  21. GhostSeven's Avatar
    I have just spoken to my local P4U and they we insistent that it is sim free and available on all networks, quoted me 459.99 but they do not know when they will have stock.

    Now they could be wrong or misinformed but interesting none the less.
    11-06-2012 08:09 AM
  22. GhostSeven's Avatar
    I have just spoken to my local P4U and they we insistent that it is sim free and available on all networks, quoted me 459.99 but they do not know when they will have stock.

    Now they could be wrong or misinformed but interesting none the less.
    11-06-2012 08:10 AM
  23. j666w's Avatar
    Hi All,

    So I'm currently on a nice O2 simplicity 1 month contract for 17 a month with unlimited data (3g ofc), 600 mins and unlimited texts. I don't want to give this up for 56 a month with a few gb of data which I'll use quickly..

    Thus my choice seems to be to buy the phone Sim-Free. Very upset to find out it's still locked to EE/Orange/Tmobile though (bit of a joke).

    Anyway, I've come across a website (not sure if I'm allowed to post the URL) though it offers the Lumia 920 unlock code for $29.99 if you're on O2. They claim 100% guarantee it works and show a video of the same process working on the Lumia 900.

    The question is, how reliable is this and is it likely to work. Does anyone have any experience of a code working on the 900 that easily to unlock?

    I'm tempted to buy it from P4U sim-free to get the wireless charging plate, trying the $30 code to unlock it, and if that fails get a sim-only deal at Orange in the interim until they'd unlock it in Jan/Feb..

    The other option is buy from Germany but then it won't have the charging plate P4U offer for free... Hmmm
    why is the prices in $ not
    11-06-2012 08:23 AM
  24. mercilesskiller's Avatar
    GhostSeven: They lied to you as they did to me and I'm tempted to report them to trading standards. They are 100% locked EVEN when Sim-Free. Nokia and Phones4U have officially confirmed this, but sales staff look after their individual targets and will say anything for a sale. It's pretty disgraceful.

    j666w: If you google "Lumia 920 Unlock Code", it's one of the top ones. It's a US site but you select your carrier and UK O2 is an option but at the price of $29.99. I just don't know if it will work.

    I am likely to go ahead and try it though so I'll report back :/
    11-06-2012 09:41 AM
  25. cgk's Avatar
    I have just spoken to my local P4U and they we insistent that it is sim free and available on all networks, quoted me 459.99 but they do not know when they will have stock.

    Now they could be wrong or misinformed but interesting none the less.
    They are wrong - from the twitter feed:

    categorically confirm that none of our 920's will be unlocked.
    It's a waste of time asking store staff anything, they are always in the dark.
    11-06-2012 10:03 AM
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