11-19-2012 04:45 PM
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  1. Gorki247's Avatar
    Can someone with a 'sim free' phone confirm what the carrier code is on the phones (in the about section of settings)? In the past this showed as CV UK SW variant, for truly unlocked phones.

    I'm just wondering if we buy one of these 'sim free' phones, if we'll still be dependent on carrier testing for updates.
    11-09-2012 11:08 AM
  2. Karlston's Avatar
    Just saw you can buy the black version on the P4U

    Shame it's not red or yellow :-/
    Red and white are also available:
    Phones 4u - Nokia Sim Free Mobile Phones
    11-09-2012 11:14 AM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    Can someone with a 'sim free' phone confirm what the carrier code is on the phones (in the about section of settings)? In the past this showed as CV UK SW variant, for truly unlocked phones.

    I'm just wondering if we buy one of these 'sim free' phones, if we'll still be dependent on carrier testing for updates.
    Name: Windows Phone
    Model: NOKIA Lumia 920
    Carrier: EE
    Software: Windows Phone 8.0
    Screen resolution: 768x1280

    OS version: 8.0.9903.10
    Firmware revision number: 1232.2110.1244.3011
    Hardware revision number: 1.0.0.0
    Radio software version: 1.0.202041.3
    Chip SOC version: 8960
    11-09-2012 11:22 AM
  4. kawadatoshiaki's Avatar
    Here's the fun and games I've had today:

    - called a local Phones 4 U this morning at 10am. They confirmed they'd be getting two black 920s and one white one. They said deliveries normally arrive at midday and they'd call me when they'd arrive;

    - I got to the shop at 2pm. They didn't phone, of course, but the girl who answered my call is the one I was approached by when I walked in and she remembered speaking to me. She said the phones hadn't been cleared on their system but that shouldn't be a problem. I said I wanted to get the phone on Fully Monty with T-Mobile. She checked her system and paper documents- both stated that the 920 isn't available on the Full Monty tariff (despite the Phones 4 U website saying it is available with Full Monty). She then identified other tariffs with the best data allowance offering only 1.5GB. The catch was that the handset was 200. I said thanks but no thanks;

    - I then headed into two EE shops. Neither had it in stock nor could they take the order. As desperate as I was to take the 920 home with me today, I gave up and went home;

    - Once home, I called T-Mobile. They offered me a white 920 (which I thought was only available for 4G EE tariffs) and a black one for 49 with the Full Monty tariff. I accepted the deal because even though they said delivery is up to 14 days, I'd rather pay that amount than 139 or 200 to P4U (even though P4U are offering a free wireless charger and speaker).

    All in all, most frustrating and I hope the phone arrives soon.

    There surely hasn't been a more botched phone launch in this country ever!?
    11-09-2012 11:36 AM
  5. mercilesskiller's Avatar
    They just called me to say I can pick up the phone tomorrow morning.

    I have an O2 SIM and I'm getting it Sim-Free (the black one).

    I know my O2 SIM won't work but I'll get an unlock code and see if that solves it. Wish me luck
    11-09-2012 11:47 AM
  6. Gorki247's Avatar
    Name: Windows Phone
    Model: NOKIA Lumia 920
    Carrier: EE
    ...
    Makes me wonder if we will be dependent on EE for future updates? If so, it doesn't fill me with confidence that they'll be able to deliver on time.
    11-09-2012 12:05 PM
  7. Sparkyscrum's Avatar
    I went to to P4U on Oxford Street (the big one) and they had got 5 black 920's and I think she said 3 white 920's.

    I arrived with the last handset still there and got to try it (guy behind me was leaving details) and was offered it on 3GB for 9.99 for 18 month 4G contract with 18 month upgrade. I didn't take it in the end. Guy behind me ended up with handset.
    11-09-2012 12:16 PM
  8. peachy001's Avatar
    I phoned P4U, got exact deal I wanted for mins and texts and internet. 2yr contract though, but better than the website prices. System glitch prevented it going through as there was a problem with Orange. He has reserved the offer , so I know that is safe. He is calling me Monday to complete the order. Black one then takes up to 5 days to arrive. Although I expect it will be quicker.
    Last edited by peachy001; 11-09-2012 at 01:29 PM.
    11-09-2012 01:20 PM
  9. GlennEdwards's Avatar
    I went to to P4U on Oxford Street (the big one) and they had got 5 black 920's and I think she said 3 white 920's.

    I arrived with the last handset still there and got to try it (guy behind me was leaving details) and was offered it on 3GB for 9.99 for 18 month 4G contract with 18 month upgrade. I didn't take it in the end. Guy behind me ended up with handset.
    He he, I got my black Lumia 920 at 11am from the big PHones4U in Oxford St :-) I think I was one of the first, as about 20 mins later, whilst I was still sorting out my upgrade contract, about 3 other people came in asking for the 920.

    I managed to bag a Black 920 on EE4G, even though they were selling white at EE4G, and black as 3G only.

    Also got a Nokia voucher for a free wireless charger :-) Though I did have to go to another Phones4U to find out about that.

    Glenn
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    11-09-2012 02:22 PM
  10. kougei's Avatar
    Farce, yes, but the drama is over ....

    Phoned store near work, entered into another ridiculous argument, saying I was hearing the 'sale' on Saturday was nonsense and phones4u stores were selling today. He quoted me his message from head office "Nokia Lumia 920 available in store from tomorrow and Saturday". I then questioned, why he thought it couldn't be sold today, he said because it says from tomorrow, I asked when the message arrived, he said yesterday. I then pointed out that on Thursday, tomorrow is Friday, and today is Friday, he twigged and said he now understood the message, as some stores get deliveries on Saturday, some on Friday. So he went away and came back and said the 'system issue' still persisted. I moaned a bit and he agreed to chase up the issue with their tech support. To my surprise he phoned back 2 hours later, confirmed the issue resolved, and invited me in to collect and buy. I was still apprehensive, when I arrived at 6:15, but the guys on the shop were apologetic, friendly, and marvelling at the phone, when we opened the box, and they all said they had never before seen such 'interest' and demand for a phone before, not even the iPhone launches. Sale went through, I am now a black Lumia 920 owner. Will post comments on the UK owners thread. Best of luck to everyone else still struggling to get hands on one.
    11-09-2012 02:25 PM
  11. xbilly's Avatar
    Congrats, what contract did you get ?
    11-09-2012 02:40 PM
  12. kougei's Avatar
    Congrats, what contract did you get ?
    Sim-free 459, I have a T-Mobile business contract via work
    11-09-2012 02:57 PM
  13. Shakthis's Avatar
    Sim-free 459, I have a T-Mobile business contract via work
    hv u tried using other networks such us giffgaff or vodafone??
    11-09-2012 04:35 PM
  14. Shakthis's Avatar
    They just called me to say I can pick up the phone tomorrow morning.

    I have an O2 SIM and I'm getting it Sim-Free (the black one).

    I know my O2 SIM won't work but I'll get an unlock code and see if that solves it. Wish me luck
    pls do update us does it works on o2 sim? I would love to get one if it works..
    11-09-2012 04:37 PM
  15. stevridie's Avatar
    Bought 920 today from Phones4u, Sheffield. Have bought it outright with T-Mobile Unlimited Data/Txt/Mins 12Month Sim only contract.

    Chap in the store said they'd only sold 3 and each one had been bought outright!

    Mine does load up the EE homepage when opening internet explorer(easily changeable), other than that there isn't any branding printed on the device and no EE only apps/startup logo.

    Very happy with it.
    11-09-2012 05:06 PM
  16. inferno2205's Avatar
    has anyone tried to unlock the sim-free one ? How is it ?
    11-09-2012 05:23 PM
  17. xH4RRYx's Avatar
    I talked to a sales rep today and he said the sim free ones are unlocked, haven't brought myself to spend 460 on one yet to test on giffgaff.
    11-09-2012 06:10 PM
  18. Barry Britcher's Avatar
    I have tested it myself - it does not work on three UK - it is not fully unlocked - it will only support EE, Tmobile or orange and there is no plan to change it anytime soon
    11-09-2012 06:56 PM
  19. Omega Point's Avatar
    Does the sim-free one support Internet Sharing? I'll be using it on orange.
    11-09-2012 07:02 PM
  20. Gorki247's Avatar
    Mine does load up the EE homepage when opening internet explorer(easily changeable), other than that there isn't any branding printed on the device and no EE only apps/startup logo.
    How exactly do you change the homepage. Didn't think there was an option to set this in WP8?
    11-09-2012 07:55 PM
  21. Sparkyscrum's Avatar
    He he, I got my black Lumia 920 at 11am from the big PHones4U in Oxford St :-) I think I was one of the first, as about 20 mins later, whilst I was still sorting out my upgrade contract, about 3 other people came in asking for the 920.

    I managed to bag a Black 920 on EE4G, even though they were selling white at EE4G, and black as 3G only.

    Also got a Nokia voucher for a free wireless charger :-) Though I did have to go to another Phones4U to find out about that.

    Glenn
    Do you see the display yellow 920? It didn't look that great (hence why I liked the idea of a black handset).

    The was a constant stream of people asking about the 920 and I was there at 1500. Reps said it was a much more requested phone than the iPhone 5.
    11-09-2012 10:20 PM
  22. sibrecat's Avatar
    I have just returned from phones 4u after trying to purchase a sim free black Nokia lumia 920, it doesn't work on O2 even though they are selling it on O2, the manager had no idea why or head office when he rang them. Came home empty handed, what a joke :(
    11-10-2012 05:29 AM
  23. mercilesskiller's Avatar
    Hahaha unbelievable.

    So I went to buy the Black Lumia 920. The guy in P4U said my O2 Sim 100% WOULD work in the phone.

    Bought it Sim-Free. Asked HIM to put the SIM in to show it working. Of course it was locked and wanted a code. He said no problem and called his head office. The code didn't work and the P4U technical department told him, AND I QUOTE:
    "The Black is 4G only but the white is 3G+4G thus will work with O2"

    This is incorrect (the white is 4G only!). To prove it, I told him to try a T-Mobile 3G sim in the black one I just bought. He did, and it worked.

    I proceeded to buy a Sim Only Tmobile deal (same price as O2 simplicity with unlimited data) so I now have a working 920...

    P4U is a joke of a business.
    11-10-2012 09:53 AM
  24. mmacleodbrown's Avatar
    Have to say, I absolutely love my 920, great screen, amazing low light shots and it just feels so snappy.
    Shame Im going back to P4U and returning it on Thurs, as the whole locked to EE is a complete dealbreaker and the 2 mobile unlock sites that I have actually managed to have a P2P chat with reckoned it would be 3-4 weeks before they could unlock these devices.
    Im going to get my money back and wait for the german order to come through in about a weeks time...
    11-10-2012 10:10 AM
  25. peachy001's Avatar
    To be fair, I think all of them are dire. The more I walked around town, the more depressed I became at the lack of knowledge about the products they sell. Few had any awareness whatsoever of the majority of features on the phone. Poor show all around.

    On the upside, the P4U guy on the phone did at least get me the deal I wanted. 28.50 pm, free phone, enough minutes and interweb for me.
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    11-10-2012 10:15 AM
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