1. nameis_taken's Avatar
    Amazon.com: Nokia Lumia 920 Unlocked - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories



    So this means people can already buy them and use Straight Talk?


    Sorry I have been away for quite a few months so unsure what the "up and up" is on the 920......but this should be exciting news no?!
    05-07-2013 12:40 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    There have been unlocked 920s up there for awhile. I was doing extensive research on finding one with the best price and that would work on T-Mobile (although the one I ended up getting was from Negri, not Amazon). I imagine this one would work on Straight Talk, but since they're apparently only offering T-Mo SIMs at this time, I'm not sure what kind of speeds it would get unless you're in an already refarmed area.
    05-07-2013 12:42 PM
  3. nameis_taken's Avatar
    There have been unlocked 920s up there for awhile. I was doing extensive research on finding one with the best price and that would work on T-Mobile (although the one I ended up getting was from Negri, not Amazon). I imagine this one would work on Straight Talk, but since they're apparently only offering T-Mo SIMs at this time, I'm not sure what kind of speeds it would get unless you're in an already refarmed area.

    So with an unlock I can use T-mobiles 1700mhz HSPA+???

    That is all T-mobile offers for my location. So the link I posted I can use that on t-mobile?
    05-07-2013 12:57 PM
  4. jojapath's Avatar
    So with an unlock I can use T-mobiles 1700mhz HSPA+???

    That is all T-mobile offers for my location. So the link I posted I can use that on t-mobile?
    Buy an unlocked from Rogers and you'll be able to use it no problems.... It's a pentaband!
    05-07-2013 01:55 PM
  5. Dinky89484's Avatar
    Doesn't really go into detail what bands this phone operates on except for saying that it works on all GSM except for Sprint and Nextel. Wonder if this is 1700 mhz compatible.
    05-07-2013 01:55 PM
  6. ROne21's Avatar
    So with an unlock I can use T-mobiles 1700mhz HSPA+???

    That is all T-mobile offers for my location. So the link I posted I can use that on t-mobile?
    No, you don't get the 1700mhz frequency that Tmobile uses with the factory unlocked L920....you'll only get 3G with it. I've bought one here locally(Chicago) and I am with Tmobile. On certain spots, I would get the "H+" signal but only for a few seconds then it goes back to 3G. I took a screen shot of when I got the H+ signal along with some details....take a look
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    05-07-2013 02:08 PM
  7. nameis_taken's Avatar
    No, you don't get the 1700mhz frequency that Tmobile uses with the factory unlocked L920....you'll only get 3G with it. I've bought one here locally(Chicago) and I am with Tmobile. On certain spots, I would get the "H+" signal but only for a few seconds then it goes back to 3G. I took a screen shot of when I got the H+ signal along with some details....take a look

    So if you cant get the HSPA+.......how is it that you stumble into it for a few moments then it drops?


    Here is an e-mail conversation with Unlockexpress.com







    Me:
    1) Does your unlock also unlock the 1700mhz freq range for Tmobile HSPA+?
    2) And what is the difference between your unlock and ATT offering unlocked Nokia Lumia 920's? And Amazon offering the same?
    Response:
    Yes we retrieve factory unlock code for your Lumia 920 and after you insert that, phone will work on any carrier in any part of the world. Amazon is offering unlocked Lumia which is basically the same thing as you would buy a phone on the contract from at&t and then order a unlock code from us after what your phone becomes unlocked as well and now if you would go and sell it on ebay/amazon you could advertise it as unlocked device as well. I hope this clarify's these little details for you but if you happen to have any other questions or concerns then please let me know. We just recently updated our Lumia 920 server and codes are retrieved in 48 to 72 hours now.
    Me:
    To dig further, with your unlock can it be used on T-mobiles HSPA+ 4g data network running on the 1700mhz freq range?
    If you can guarantee that it will, I will be using your company for business.
    Response:
    I can assure you that after you receive an unlock code from us it will permanently unlock your device and you will get to use it on ANY (Included T-Mobile 4g Data Network) carrier you choose from.
    05-07-2013 02:35 PM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    So with an unlock I can use T-mobiles 1700mhz HSPA+???

    That is all T-mobile offers for my location. So the link I posted I can use that on t-mobile?
    Depending on your location, and whether it's been refarmed, you could see H on the phone, which is supposed to be 3.5G speeds. Definitely do your research about all of the above, though, before making a purchase.
    05-07-2013 03:21 PM
  9. nameis_taken's Avatar
    Depending on your location, and whether it's been refarmed, you could see H on the phone, which is supposed to be 3.5G speeds. Definitely do your research about all of the above, though, before making a purchase.
    Right now in my area HSPA+ and HSPA is available......all my phone says is 4G, with full bars at the T-Mobile store vs an HTC 8X......same speedtest my phone gets 2.4mb down 160 up......8X gets 10meg down and 2 meg up.


    So as long as HSPA+ is unlocked on the Lumia 920 it should work perfect on T-mobile.

    I may have to do more research though. ugh.....its almost too much work to get a bad *** phone onto a cheap carrier.
    05-07-2013 03:38 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    Right now in my area HSPA+ and HSPA is available......all my phone says is 4G, with full bars at the T-Mobile store vs an HTC 8X......same speedtest my phone gets 2.4mb down 160 up......8X gets 10meg down and 2 meg up.


    So as long as HSPA+ is unlocked on the Lumia 920 it should work perfect on T-mobile.

    I may have to do more research though. ugh.....its almost too much work to get a bad *** phone onto a cheap carrier.
    Well, if worse comes to worse, you could always wait for the Lumia 925 aka Catwalk, which is supposed to be available through T-Mo at the end of June.
    05-07-2013 09:34 PM

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