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  1. orangesplease's Avatar
    I'll be moving to Singapore for the rest of the year in several weeks and was wondering if anyone had experience with an unlocked AT&T 920 over there. I'm currently using it on T-Mo at the moment and everything works fine (with adjustments from Access Point, of course).

    Can anyone provide insight on whether or not I need to prepare myself to get my phone working over there? Or can I expect it to work flawlessly? If not, should I be flashing the phone with another rom?

    Bonus points: If you happen to know, how would it function in other parts of Southeast Asia? I plan on being in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia at the very least.

    Thanks in advance for any help
    07-18-2013 08:30 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    This thread has a little info that might help. http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...r-branded.html
    07-18-2013 09:01 AM
  3. orangesplease's Avatar
    Checked that thread yesterday, but it's not as useful as I hoped it would have been >.< Thanks for the guidance in any case, stmav!
    07-18-2013 11:31 AM
  4. LastBattle's Avatar
    If your 920 is unlocked, it should work with all 3 carriers [Singtel, Starhub and M1] 3G here. The frequency they use fits AT&T's 3G completely :)
    The problem is, AT&T variant does not support band 3 and 7 LTE [1800, 2600] used by carriers here. So technically, yes you can use it. Just no 4G connectivity.


    Malaysia and Indonesia should work, but I am not sure for Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.


    I am ordering an AT&T's unlocked variant of 1020 for use here in Singapore :) Cant wait.
    Still sticking to my grandfather 3G plan, since that gives 12GB of data monthly at 30 USD (~39 SGD). The latest 4G plans only offers 2GB at the same price, with an extra charge of 3.5 USD per gig for excess usage. ( I guess its way cheaper than TMobile? )

    Another thing to note is that, any phone bought in Singapore will 100% be unlocked. Its illegal for carriers to do that here.. On top of that, none of the carriers charge/block internet sharing off the phone :D
    Last edited by LastBattle; 07-18-2013 at 03:34 PM.
    07-18-2013 03:22 PM
  5. orangesplease's Avatar
    Thanks LastBattle!! I'm on LTE on Tmo right now, 3g would be unfortunate, but I'll probably just deal w/ it. ...unless I can find a buy and buy an international version :P
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    07-18-2013 10:22 PM
  6. orangesplease's Avatar
    In case anyone else happens to be visiting Singapore with an unlocked AT&T Lumia 920:

    The phone has worked flawlessly here after popping in the SIM card. Unlike using T-mo in the States, I didn't have to tinker with any of the settings to get anything right (although I haven't been using mms here, so perhaps I'm fooling myself??). I'm using StarHub and have been getting 4G everywhere; I imagine service through SingTel would get you the same thing. Service is very reliable, even while traveling on the MRT.

    Cheers!
    08-15-2013 10:27 AM
  7. LastBattle's Avatar
    It might just be 3G/HSPA+ (3.5G). AT&T replaced 3G/HSPA+ with 4G icon mainly for competitiveness reason.

    You might want to do a network test with the SpeedTest.net app, if the speed is above 20MB/sec then you'll be sure that its LTE and not 3G/HSPA+ in disguise.


    I have the AT&T variant of 1020 on Singtel network here, although it shows 4G. However it is in fact connected to 3G/HSPA+ only.
    08-15-2013 10:31 AM
  8. AR2186's Avatar
    It might just be 3G/HSPA+ (3.5G). AT&T replaced 3G/HSPA+ with 4G icon mainly for competitiveness reason.

    You might want to do a network test with the SpeedTest.net app, if the speed is above 20MB/sec then you'll be sure that its LTE and not 3G/HSPA+ in disguise.


    I have the AT&T variant of 1020 on Singtel network here, although it shows 4G. However it is in fact connected to 3G/HSPA+ only.
    HSPA + goes up to 42mbps. If you are on LTE it will say LTE
    08-15-2013 10:33 AM
  9. foxbat121's Avatar
    HSPA + goes up to 42mbps.
    Not with real world speed test. It like 300mbps 802.11N wifi. You will never ever reach that in any speed test.

    Also, you can use some free apps to show you the exact network types, e.g. Battery Stats.
    LastBattle likes this.
    08-15-2013 11:01 AM
  10. AR2186's Avatar
    Not with real world speed test. It like 300mbps 802.11N wifi. You will never ever reach that in any speed test.

    Also, you can use some free apps to show you the exact network types, e.g. Battery Stats.
    True but good luck getting LTE much higher than that as well. Highest I've seen in the US is ~20mbps
    08-15-2013 04:20 PM
  11. orangesplease's Avatar
    I can now also confirm that the unlocked 920 works easily in Thailand and Cambodia. It would seem that the "4G" symbol on the phone is lying since in Cambodia, they only advertised have 3G speeds available. There you have it =D
    09-30-2013 08:59 AM

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