1. blaze2555's Avatar
    I am badly in need of new phone, but Im still Im stuck in on a contract with T-mobile. My ideal device would be a Lumia 920, but obtaining one seems to be complicated. I have 4 options:

    • My first options is to pay the cancellation fee and move to at&t. Im on a family plan with a good deal and going to at&t would cost me a considerable amount of money more every month.
    • The second option is to get the 920 unlocked, but those are hard to come by and are very expensive. I dont want to pay $800+ for a phone.
    • The 3rd option is to give up on the 920 and get the 810. I could get it for $549, but Im not sure if I want get a subpar phone (especially the low screen resolution and the camera) when the much better phone is available for less at at&t.
    • The last option is to get an unlocked Nexus 4 directly from Google, which is $300. When the 920 is available unlocked or the next wave of wp 8 devices are released, I could sale the Nexus 4.

    Option 3 and 4 seems to be the most sensible right now, but I dont know which one to go for. Anyone has some input? Or some better ideas?
    11-19-2012 07:16 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have you considered getting a cheap used device for T-Mobile from Craigslist or eBay to use until your T-Mobile contract expires?

    That's what I would probably do if my device broke and I still was in a contract.
    11-19-2012 07:36 PM
  3. erzhik's Avatar
    Get one from Rogers, buy an unlock for cheap or get one from Rogers. Rogers L920 supports T-Mobile bands. If you are hungry for a different color after that, you can probably find another 920 housing in different color.
    11-19-2012 07:45 PM
  4. emptyy's Avatar
    heard from many sources (including Engadget) AT&T L920 is a unlocked phone...
    11-19-2012 08:01 PM
  5. crav4speed's Avatar
    Have you considered an HTC 8X? It's available on T-Mobile and I would say is on par with the 920 and better than the 810 or the Nexus 4.
    11-19-2012 08:34 PM
  6. GreekboyD's Avatar
    N4 for me was a big no due to no LTE.

    I'd wait it out until next spring. $800+ for any phone is such a rip-off.
    11-19-2012 08:38 PM
  7. aubreyq's Avatar
    I agree with Laura's suggestion. The unlocked Nexus 4 isn't a bad idea either.
    11-19-2012 08:42 PM
  8. blaze2555's Avatar
    Right now, I'm leaning towards the Nexus 4. At $299 its a heck of a deal. The lack of LTE doesn't really matter for me since t-mobile's LTE network isn't up and running yet. But I don't know if I want to go back to andriod. I had an evo 4g a while back, but I didn't like it.
    11-19-2012 10:16 PM

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