1. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Hi All, just looking at an unlocked 520, then saw an 822 for just a few bucks more.

    Reading the specs on Nokia's site it looks like the 822 does it all and a search here shows that it updates to winPhone 8.1 OK.

    I currently only need GSM, but for 30-bucks more, does the 822 really cover every US frequency and carrier?

    I need unlocked to use the SIM from my Android phone on the local carrier's towers.

    All comments and suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks
    05-26-2014 01:14 PM
  2. tapehead's Avatar
    You won't get LTE. If that's not a problem, I think you'll be okay.
    05-27-2014 04:54 AM
  3. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Thanks, I don't think we have LTE on the local towers (we have unlimited at-home data with local provider) as my Moto X shows 4G, but speed test gives the about the same results as a 520 when showing 3G. Both top out at around 4.5 to 5.0 Mb/s.

    But, moot as the 822 was sold before I got back to them, so an unlocked 520 arrives today.
    05-28-2014 09:34 AM
  4. tapehead's Avatar
    Thanks, I don't think we have LTE on the local towers (we have unlimited at-home data with local provider) as my Moto X shows 4G, but speed test gives the about the same results as a 520 when showing 3G. Both top out at around 4.5 to 5.0 Mb/s.

    But, moot as the 822 was sold before I got back to them, so an unlocked 520 arrives today.
    For what it is, the 520 is basically an 82x without the heavy build quality. I actually preferred it over my 820.
    05-28-2014 09:41 AM
  5. Draganta's Avatar
    he 822 doesn'even look like a Lumia, looks more like a HTC. Very weird phone. You are better off with the 520 I guess. I have a yellow one, and it looks awesome.
    05-28-2014 09:40 PM
  6. kientux's Avatar
    What, 520 is no way better than 822. I'm using 822 and I love it so much. Verizon phones are all unlocked, you don't need to worry about carriers.
    05-29-2014 12:57 PM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    What, 520 is no way better than 822. I'm using 822 and I love it so much. Verizon phones are all unlocked, you don't need to worry about carriers.
    Holy misinformation, Batman!! No, they certainly do not all come unlocked.
    05-29-2014 03:20 PM
  8. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Thanks guys, more than happy with most things on the 520 so far.
    05-29-2014 04:11 PM
  9. foxbat121's Avatar
    All Verizon LTE phones should be LTE/GSM unlocked per agreement between Verizon and FCC. CDMA is a different story. I don't see any CDMA carrier allow any CDMA phones that is not carrier branded use on their network with the exception of Nexus phones on Sprint.
    05-29-2014 04:48 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    The 822 is GSM unlocked, but you would need to tweak the settings to get things like data and messaging working. However, it's a good phone, has 16GB of internal storage plus a slot for an SD card. It can be a really great 4G phone on one of the GSM networks, especially if you update it to 8.1.
    05-29-2014 05:36 PM

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