11-19-2012 04:45 PM
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  1. Nickkk101's Avatar
    man, this thread is some depressing reading :( I too am hanging about with a pre-order with EE currently in place. Still wrestling with the notion of having to pay 160 instead of 20 for the handset, after that patricular bombshell..the latter price was too good to be true huh. I think at this rate we should all meet up for a drink with our L920's and share our experiences with the group when this is all over lol. Frankly, there will probably be less than 5 of us... ;) Mine's a pint of vodka, cheers..
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    11-08-2012 01:53 AM
  2. Azza's Avatar
    Phones4U have tweeted saying...

    Phones 4u ‏@Phones4u

    @cliffkgibson @PhoneDaz Hi Cliff, we're selling this handset SIM free at 449.95 from Friday in store. This will be locked to EE though. Liz
    Phones 4u ‏@Phones4u

    @mrcfield Hi Chris, this tweet was referring to the fact that Nokia have confirmed that our stores will receive Lumia 920's from Friday. Liz
    Phones 4u ‏@Phones4u

    @jakwa1ker Hello, all stores should have received black & white Lumia 920's by Saturday yes! Thanks, Liz :)


    And also you can order a black one on their website on T-Mobile & Orange now! But pretty awful T-Mobile full monty handset price, it's more than the iPhone 5!!!! :lol:



    Here is the link to T-Mobile tariffs - Nokia Lumia 920 T-Mobile Contract Deals| Phones 4u
    11-08-2012 01:59 AM
  3. kougei's Avatar
    Further to post above, P4U in Brighton now saying even if they had stock (which they haven't) official release date is Friday, so they are embargoed from selling until that day.

    They tried to sell me 810 instead, and I saw 2 people in Clapham yesterday buying the 810, whilst waiting to complain to the Manager.

    Why would they embargo the 920, and not the 810 if stock is available?
    11-08-2012 03:53 AM
  4. BellaRed's Avatar
    Make of this what you will, it was just posted on twitter.

    Nokia Lumia 920 no longer exclusive to EE

    I'd suggest someone contacts unlocked mobiles to clarify.
    11-08-2012 05:45 AM
  5. darquan's Avatar
    Make of this what you will, it was just posted on twitter.

    Nokia Lumia 920 no longer exclusive to EE

    I'd suggest someone contacts unlocked mobiles to clarify.
    I did contact them and they said they are being told on Monday by Nokia how much stock they will receive. The man suggested signing up for the 'Stock Alert' and entering your email address and they will email everyone when they are putting pre orders up on their website.
    11-08-2012 05:58 AM
  6. BellaRed's Avatar
    Did they clarify if the phones are unlocked to ALL networks?
    11-08-2012 06:08 AM
  7. j666w's Avatar
    I did contact them and they said they are being told on Monday by Nokia how much stock they will receive. The man suggested signing up for the 'Stock Alert' and entering your email address and they will email everyone when they are putting pre orders up on their website.
    I got same reply and they didn't clarify if the handsets were unlocked
    11-08-2012 06:09 AM
  8. BellaRed's Avatar
    Without clarification I fear it is maybe just further misinformation sadly.
    11-08-2012 06:24 AM
  9. tissotti's Avatar
    So that blog came to that conclusion because the seller is selling unlocked Lumia 920.... ok.
    90% of the world wont have exclusive deals so they are simply just selling Lumia 920 shipped from elsewhere like couple of stores in USA.
    11-08-2012 06:32 AM
  10. Gorki247's Avatar
    Yes, this article is base on unlocked-mobiles selling the phone, but they have already confirmed to potential customers that their stock is coming from Europe.
    11-08-2012 06:38 AM
  11. ramcoza's Avatar
    Phones4U have tweeted saying...









    And also you can order a black one on their website on T-Mobile & Orange now! But pretty awful T-Mobile full monty handset price, it's more than the iPhone 5!!!! :lol:



    Here is the link to T-Mobile tariffs - Nokia Lumia 920 T-Mobile Contract Deals| Phones 4u
    Is it? Are you blind?
    Here is the iPhone tariff > Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black & Slate T-Mobile Contract Deals| Phones 4u

    And here is Lumia 920 Tariff > Nokia Lumia 920 T-Mobile Contract Deals| Phones 4u

    Now tell me, which one is cheaper? :P
    11-08-2012 06:41 AM
  12. BellaRed's Avatar
    Yes, this article is base on unlocked-mobiles selling the phone, but they have already confirmed to potential customers that their stock is coming from Europe.
    Well now, that sounds a whole lot better. :)
    11-08-2012 06:44 AM
  13. peachy001's Avatar
    Smartphones, Tablets, HTC, Motorola, BlackBerry - from Clove have not got a stock update yet, but they do at least got all ALL the colour range showing!
    11-08-2012 06:44 AM
  14. Muessig's Avatar
    Journey with me as I tell you the latest chapter in my Lumia 920 farce...

    I've been phoning around lots of my local stores all this week to hear different things as I've described - today I decided to go into the city centre and check directly with 3 different stores to hear 3 different things:

    1) Store 1 told me they will get some phones in tomorrow (suggested they already had them but couldn't sell them) but all the phones will be reserved for people on contracts only, as they cannot sell sim-free phones to everyone and then have people coming in that want contract phones.
    2) Store 2 told me the Lumia 920 doesn't even release until the end of this month and that I couldn't even pre-order the phone online yet but I could register interest online. They said the phone would be unlocked and I could put my 3 sim in it in store to see it working before purchase.
    3) Store 3 told me that they will be getting stock in on Monday, I could get the phone Sim-Free and unlocked.

    So I decided to go to the live customer support and check to see which is right, here's the transcript:

    Muessig says:
    I'm interested in getting a Sim-Free unlocked 920 that I can put a 3 sim in. I've been told by no less than 6 separate stores in my local area i can do this. Your online twitter feed however, says that all phones are locked to EE, T-Mobile and Orange and will not be unlocked as it will void the warranty - who do I believe?
    Andrew J says:
    I can advise we dont sell the Nokia Lumia 920 as Sim-Free at this time. I can advise this may soon be avaliable. If you would be interested in registering your interest to the Phones4u website for the handset you will be the first to hear about the handset. Can I assist you any further today?
    Muessig says:
    Do you sell it Pay as you go?
    Andrew J says:
    No at this time no. As of yet I can give an answer if we will. Our website is updated daily so please feel free to check this out. Can I help you with anything else?
    Muessig says:
    So you are telling me that Phones4U as a company are not currently selling the Lumia 920 either on Pay as you go for 450 plus a 10 top up as you've advertising on your twitter feed and is in shops today. And you're also telling me that the 6 shops I've been to that have told me I can get the phone a) sim-free and b) unlocked to all networks are wrong?
    Muessig says:
    I don't mean to be rude but I just want to get to the bottom of this as I've been told so many things.
    Andrew J says:
    I am just getting some information for you now.
    Have you been into a store when the stock is in store?
    Muessig says:
    I've been into a shop where they say they have stock in but they cant sell it until tomorrow and even then they will only sell it to contract people. Others are telling me the phone isn't released til the end of the month or wont be getting in stock til Monday.
    Andrew J says:
    Ok I have just sent across to get a email so I am then able to tell you store stock and availability. Am I able to take a contact number and call you back in the next 24 hours?
    Because I understand what your saying and I need a honest answer for you.
    Muessig says:
    You'll call me with definite pricings and whether i can get the phone unlocked or not?
    Andrew J says:
    I will be able to get some details of when the handset is in stock and if the stores are getting sim free handsets. I can also see if they are unlocked yes.
    I'll keep you updated but I'm not really hoping for much to be honest. Interesting that the online support told me the opposite of the stores I visited and only checked for more information when I challenged him.
    11-08-2012 08:49 AM
  15. gilesjuk's Avatar
    Make of this what you will, it was just posted on twitter.

    Nokia Lumia 920 no longer exclusive to EE

    I'd suggest someone contacts unlocked mobiles to clarify.
    They've had that up on their site for weeks now. It said stock was arriving 1st Nov originally too.
    11-08-2012 09:02 AM
  16. sketchedout's Avatar
    Muessig - i am truly feeling your pain. I phoned round Bristol again todayand still no stock in at all. Again though none of them seemed to think unlocked handsets a problem. Only problem is whether they will get enough to sell as they're being told to sell contract.
    11-08-2012 09:58 AM
  17. RSM013's Avatar
    Hi All

    been following the 920 availability and noticed this - the black 920 is not exclusive to anyone in UK

    Phones4u

    Nokia Lumia 920 - Deals | Phones 4u

    Claim exclusivity on red and yellow with white as EE exclusive

    EE

    Nokia Lumia 920 Black | Superfast 4GEE Plan | EE

    Claim exclusivity on white 920

    So black is not exclusive to anyone ??
    11-08-2012 01:19 PM
  18. Gorki247's Avatar
    No, it means that Red and Yellow are exclusively sold by P4U (locked to EE, T-Mob & Orange) and White is only available on the EE network. Black will be sold by both but still locked to one of those three networks.
    11-08-2012 01:57 PM
  19. pcowton's Avatar
    No as you can buy it from ee or phones4u
    11-08-2012 01:58 PM
  20. DrThete's Avatar
    Tonight I successfully bought a red Lumia 920 from Phones4U, over the phone, on Orange Panther 36, for 139.95 upfront, 28.50 pcm, free wireless charger (vis the Nokia voucher thing) and free Play 360 wireless speaker.

    They had stock in, so five day delivery. Couldn't do an upgrade, but could put me (a T-Mobile customer) onto Orange.

    Certainly a better deal than T-Mobile could offer me as an upgrade.
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    11-08-2012 02:36 PM
  21. peachy001's Avatar
    It is that upfront cost that is killing me. Can't justify that this close to Christmas.

    The phone companies are crafty devils, they let P4U and others get the phones first and let them offer some deals at lower prices than the operator. Means you don't get any loyalty discounts or any sweeteners. When I spoke to Orange tonight they said it could be a week or so before they are able to offer the phone.

    And the release date issues across the board are nothing short of shoddy.
    Last edited by peachy001; 11-08-2012 at 03:32 PM.
    11-08-2012 03:02 PM
  22. Nickkk101's Avatar
    So here we are at 9 am in the UK. Anyone want to place a wager on their store calling regarding handset availability today?
    11-09-2012 03:09 AM
  23. karnka's Avatar
    Exclusivity aside I'm still feeling a little pissed off about the prices. Looking at what AT&T are doing in the states it really should be a little cheaper than it is :(
    11-09-2012 03:16 AM
  24. nano321's Avatar
    Sim Free Lumia 920 listed at Phones4u for 459.95 now.

    Phones 4u - Nokia Sim Free Mobile Phones
    11-09-2012 03:46 AM
  25. Muessig's Avatar
    Well I've just phoned around my local area and had a chat with customer support and these are my findings:

    I've seen you've added a sim-free version on the website here: Phones 4u - Nokia Sim Free Mobile Phones but it won't give me a price or option to actually buy it yet so im wondering if i go into my stores will i have any luck
    Dean: You might, it's just stock might be on the thin side at the moment, here at Head Office we usually get the products first you see.
    Muessig: So there could be a chance that my shops will be getting stock today, but the question is will they sell me a sim free version or have the men on the ground been told to push contracts only?
    Muessig: Any word when the Sim free version on the website I mentioned will be working to puchase?
    Dean: Haha, nope, here at P4U we just let you get what you want. It's certainly the way I have been trained in sales.
    Muessig: That's good to know, I asked in a shop yesterday and they suggested their phones are reserved for contracts only but I can at least tell them you say differently.
    Dean: Exactly :-)
    Muessig: Just one more q before I let you get on with your day lol
    Dean: Haha, sure?
    Muessig: If by some miracle I can get my hands on a sim free version in a shop can you guarantee my 3 sim will work in it? I've heard all sorts of differing rumours about this wanted to hear it from you
    Dean: I don't see why not, it's a UK sim, UK network, so as far as manufacturers brief ourselves they would state a sim free device will work on networks in the UK. With the handset being listed as sim free on our website I don't think it will be long until it's available.
    Muessig: The rumour I heard (from phones4u twitter) was it would be locked and trying to unlock it would void your warranty... maybe you're right though. I sure hope you are! :D
    Dean: Sim Free, by the very meaning means you can pop any UK network sim it. They may mention (like on the iPhone 5) it may lock to the first network sim placed in.
    Muessig: https://twitter.com/Phones4u/status/266226913310285824
    https://twitter.com/marcsteph/status/265849101558640641
    https://twitter.com/Phones4u/status/266224621408382976
    just found those as reference
    But I hope and pray you're right and I can just stick my sim in it, even if I have to buy it PAYG.
    Dean: Buying it on PAYG would result in it being locked to the network you buy it PAYG.
    Muessig: Will you then unlock the phone to that network though? to other networks I mean
    Dean: We won't, we don't provide an unlocking service ourselves. Although other companies may.
    Muessig: Okay so if I get the phone from you sim-free it'll be unlocked to all networks. If I get it PAYG it'll be locked to the network I choose but I can then go and get it unlocked somewhere else like T-Mobile or Orange for example
    Muessig: Sorry I'm just trying to get my head straight
    Dean: Certainly, that's correct. However, with it being such a new device many companies may not unlock it yet. (It's a very, very grey area).
    So with this conversation in mind I phoned around my local area and this is what I found:

    1) Store 1 said they had a delivery of 2 Black handsets and 1 White handset but refused to sell any of them to me sim-free or pay as you go.
    2) Store 2 hadn't even ordered their phones yet.
    3) Store 3 again has some 920's in but refused to sell me any at all sim-free or pay as you go.

    Any other shops hadn't gone through their deliveries yet and would call me back. Don't you love it when a company directly contradicts itself?
    11-09-2012 04:05 AM
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