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  1. ferazzz1985's Avatar
    Hey guys I am simply trying to purchase a Lumia 928 full price in Plattsburg. Basically I am driving down from Montral, Canada and want to buy the phone full price ($499.00) and they will not let me. The usual BS about needing to sign a contract, do you guys have any way around this or is there anything I can do!!! Because the phone is unlocked from the factory it should work with Rogers down in here Canada withouth any issues right.?? No i don`t want to purchase online, I simply want to go pickup a white 928 this afternoon after my work shift.......Any advice guys???? Pissed off by this **** royally!!!! I am currently using my BB Z10 and Lumia 920 and sold the 920 so I now want the 928 which I think is a stunning phone to say the least!! Can`t someone paying full price just go get one, any way guys, if you know please send me some feedback so I can have my phone today!!! Don`t want to wait until it comes to Canada, whenever that will be!
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 05-22-2013 at 09:55 PM.
    05-22-2013 05:38 AM
  2. Huime's Avatar
    get a plan then cancel it. The salesmen have their trick to get commission, you have your consumer right to give them one in the face.
    05-22-2013 06:10 AM
  3. ferazzz1985's Avatar
    Really!! even being from Montral!! So your saying sign off the documents and then pay the cancellation fee how long after? Since I don`t want to be paying two plans!!! and i suppose I would need to call Verizon from Canada to do this?
    05-22-2013 06:40 AM
  4. AR2186's Avatar
    You're not going go be able to get mms or internet working, it is locked for Verizon
    05-22-2013 08:49 AM
  5. Ertonimus's Avatar
    If you go to a Microsoft store they will sell you one unlocked. Just make sure you are able to change the apn settings so mms and internet work properly.
    05-22-2013 08:54 AM
  6. Ertonimus's Avatar
    Sorry I worded that a little wrong...they will sell you one without a Verizon contract as well.
    05-22-2013 08:55 AM
  7. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Verizon bands are not the same as rogers I believe. You will have a pretty useless phone if you do that.
    05-22-2013 09:08 AM
  8. squire777's Avatar
    I believe the phone has the bands to work with Rogers. However the APN is locked down according to others who have the phone.
    05-22-2013 09:56 AM
  9. ferazzz1985's Avatar
    Damn!!! And even according to Verizon I need a US address anyway to create a contract and no Microsoft stores in Montral. What a bummer this is :(
    05-22-2013 10:13 AM
  10. AR2186's Avatar
    It has a GSM/LTE radio and will likely work with Rodgers (works with T Mobile and AT&T in the US), but you can not edit the APN settings so it will not work for internet and mms on any carrier other than Verizon. I was able to get get text messages working on my AT&T sim, but nothing else worked other than voice
    05-22-2013 10:14 AM
  11. Huime's Avatar
    Really!! even being from Montral!! So your saying sign off the documents and then pay the cancellation fee how long after? Since I don`t want to be paying two plans!!! and i suppose I would need to call Verizon from Canada to do this?
    Not if you buy it out right. The only thing you need to pay is the 99+350+activation fees, the monthly will be waived within 14days if you never really use the service.
    05-22-2013 10:50 AM
  12. Cylemmulo's Avatar
    I would maybe call up Verizon and see if this is a thing that is allowed or not. Maybe at the store ask for a manager
    05-22-2013 12:21 PM
  13. AR2186's Avatar
    Honestly don't bother with the 928 because the phone will not work on your carrier properly
    05-22-2013 02:49 PM
  14. icstars989's Avatar
    I recently had a similar issue with VZW. I tried buying the phone outright as well as a gift and they wouldn't let me, they said it had to be tied to a number. They suggested to order online which caused me the same frustration you're feeling OP. They also wouldn't allow me to buy it and use my account, then switch it over to whom Im giving it to at a later date, which totally blew me away, because I've never heard of that, and have done that numerous times.
    05-22-2013 03:29 PM
  15. Ferazzz's Avatar
    I guess I will need to wait until it comes to Canada, such a pain in the ***! Thanks for the responses guy, much appreciated
    05-22-2013 03:52 PM
  16. MDak280's Avatar
    I don't think it'll come to Canada... it's a Verizon exclusive, you'll have to go for the Lumia 925 when it comes out in June or get another 920 :/
    05-22-2013 09:45 PM
  17. AR2186's Avatar
    Just want to update anyone still looking to use the phone off Verizon. Curiosity got the best of me, and while I was told by VZW that the phone wouldn't work for data and mms on another carrier (and my 8x wouldn't work on AT&T), I can confirm that my 928 is currently on T-Mobile's GSM network getting HSPDA and call, text and internet is working. MMS does not work, and I still can't get the APN settings to stick. Might be worth the try in Canada
    05-24-2013 02:37 PM
  18. ferazzz1985's Avatar
    Just want to update anyone still looking to use the phone off Verizon. Curiosity got the best of me, and while I was told by VZW that the phone wouldn't work for data and mms on another carrier (and my 8x wouldn't work on AT&T), I can confirm that my 928 is currently on T-Mobile's GSM network getting HSPDA and call, text and internet is working. MMS does not work, and I still can't get the APN settings to stick. Might be worth the try in Canada
    Wait a minute I just got back to look at my thread and saw you posted this!!! Do you think it might work if I can get one full price and bring it down to Montral?! This phone is sex and right now I went to the HTC One and while its a gorgeous piece of hardware I am already fed up of android.........I would trade anyone for a Lumia 928 that would work with ROGERS :):):)
    06-07-2013 08:52 AM
  19. Chaitanya Reddy0508's Avatar
    can u tell me the price of lumia 928 (unlocked) in microsoft store????
    thanks in advance
    07-26-2013 10:25 PM
  20. deadwrong03's Avatar
    the cheapest price brand new is $449.99 at the Verizon Store and website
    07-26-2013 10:40 PM

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