1. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Hello there. I was wondering if Nokia Lumia icon working outside US?

    I'm planning to purchase via amazon and get shipped later. After checking the price it were cheaper than 930.

    My carrier using 900 MHz as LTE band and 1800 2100 as HSDPA band. It's a GSM carrier

    Thanks in advance
    Posted using my Nokia Lumia 930 via Tapatalk
    01-18-2015 12:02 AM
  2. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    The ICON does not have any of those bands.


    Fred
    01-18-2015 12:16 AM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    It will work world wide on GSM networks, and certain LTE networks outside the US. What is your carrier?
    01-18-2015 12:25 AM
  4. heickelrrx's Avatar
    The ICON does not have any of those bands.


    Fred
    interesting


    Network
    Technology
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

    2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    4G bands LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 (Bands 4, 13)
    Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
    GPRS Yes
    EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps

    source GSM arena

    CMIW well for the band I don't think GSM arena provide wrong information

    I was thinking about the simcard actually will ICOn able to read mine?
    Posted using my Nokia Lumia 930 via Tapatalk
    01-18-2015 12:26 AM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    If you search the forums, I know there are people who have had it work in Mexico and Canada for both GSM and LTE.
    01-18-2015 12:58 AM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    I was thinking about the simcard actually will ICOn able to read mine?
    Yes as long as you have a Nano SIM.
    01-18-2015 01:02 AM
  7. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Is there any noticeable difference with my phone ?

    How about the update? Did it waiting for Verizon too?
    Posted using my Nokia Lumia 930 via Tapatalk
    01-18-2015 01:29 AM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    Are asking about the Denim update? If so, I'm not sure how that works if you are not on Verizon.
    01-18-2015 03:02 AM
  9. Rick_Air's Avatar
    It's a Verizon exclusive so you'll be stuck with their highly unreliable and often disappointing update system.
    When they release an update that's when you'll get it.
    Some 930 users have been flashing different countries roms to their devices to get updates sooner, fairly sure if you've got an Icon that this is a no go.
    01-18-2015 03:15 AM
  10. heickelrrx's Avatar
    So judging from price difference between 930 vs icon is about 100$ or so compared to my local store price is icon still gave me a good price?
    Posted using my Nokia Lumia 930 via Tapatalk
    01-18-2015 04:30 AM
  11. Rick_Air's Avatar
    So judging from price difference between 930 vs icon is about 100$ or so compared to my local store price is icon still gave me a good price?
    Posted using my Nokia Lumia 930 via Tapatalk
    Hang about. This says you are posting using a 930. So why would you want an Icon?
    Same device but doesn't cover as many bands and aren't as likely to get any future updates.
    01-18-2015 04:38 AM
  12. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Hang about. This says you are posting using a 930. So why would you want an Icon?
    Same device but doesn't cover as many bands and aren't as likely to get any future updates.

    My GF want same devices as me but she doesn't have much money as I did.

    Actually I can cover for the rest but if I can get cheaper one why not
    01-18-2015 05:00 AM
  13. Rick_Air's Avatar
    Ok, makes sense.
    But just to clarify again, if you get an Icon it's not guaranteed to work properly on your network due to differences in bands. The Icon has firmware optimised to work on Verizon specifically.
    You'll be at the mercy of Verizon for any future updates.

    Personally I'd go with a 930 which is the global variant of the Icon and is designed to work on the majority of networks.
    01-18-2015 05:10 AM
  14. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Skip the Icon, go with the 930.
    My bad with my previous post, I was referring to the LTE band(s).


    Fred
    01-18-2015 10:47 AM
  15. gordonfink's Avatar
    What country are you in? I know it works fully with Rogers in Canada. BTW - it does not have to be "unlocked". Any Icon is capable of GSM - unlocked or not.

    The prices difference should be more than $100.
    01-18-2015 01:38 PM
  16. gernerttl's Avatar
    It also works with fully with TELUS in Canada and according to another forum member fully with a carrier in Mexico for both GSM and LTE. The 930 doesn't work on all non-US LTE bands (TELUS for example).

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...tch-930-a.html
    01-18-2015 02:37 PM
  17. heickelrrx's Avatar
    What country are you in? I know it works fully with Rogers in Canada. BTW - it does not have to be "unlocked". Any Icon is capable of GSM - unlocked or not.

    The prices difference should be more than $100.
    That's Indonesia price. You can get it around that price

    Not included taxes though
    01-19-2015 01:29 AM

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