1. jinino's Avatar
    Hi,

    I plan to get ATIV S and use it on Wind Mobile's network.

    Can anyone share the experience using a unlocked one from Bell, Telus or Rogers with Wind's network?

    I am aware that MMS does not function if you get the unlocked phone from Bell. Can anyone confirm this?

    Thank you
    08-09-2013 09:03 PM
  2. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    It doesn't function? You may have to reconfigure APN information, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Who told you it wouldn't? So long as the phone supports 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz, you should get almost full functionality (minus LTE):

    http://www2.windmobile.ca/media/pdfs...figuration.pdf
    08-09-2013 09:37 PM
  3. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i have a t899m ativ s, carrier unlocked from rogers and now running on a u.s. mvno called straight talk using at&t towers. if your phone is carrier unlocked you just need to put the correct data/mms apns in. data and mms work fine for me.
    08-10-2013 10:45 PM
  4. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    That's not quite the same, as most unlocked Rogers devices should work on AT&T and T-Mobile towers. WIND's network configuration is a bit different.
    08-11-2013 09:25 AM
  5. peterfares's Avatar
    That's not quite the same, as most unlocked Rogers devices should work on AT&T and T-Mobile towers. WIND's network configuration is a bit different.
    The Canadian T899M is pentaband 3G and band 4 LTE, fully compatible with WIND and TMO-USA. Does NOT support AT&T LTE (except in a select few markets where AT&T has LTE on band 4 and not 17)
    Matthew Becker1 likes this.
    08-11-2013 04:21 PM
  6. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Yes, the T899M should work with no problem on WIND, Mobilicity, and Public Mobile. However, I didn't want any readers unfamiliar with WIND's network to assume that any unlocked device will work with them.
    08-11-2013 04:31 PM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    right. my unlocked t899 works fine on straight talk using at&t towers but it does not get LTE speeds. at&t LTE bands are not supported by my phone i guess.
    08-12-2013 10:10 AM
  8. jinino's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone's input. I am aware of the different frequency from Wind's network. ATIV S has the supporting band so it can be used for sure.
    But when I watch the video from this link, it makes me wonder if MMS will be working properly.
    Goodbye Samsung! Hello HTC! Steve

    This guy has ATIV S from Bell but cannot use MMS with Koodo's network.
    So if anyone is using ATIV S with Wind Mobile I will appreciate your feedback.

    Another question is for those who get the Canadian version of ATIV S and use it in the States (AT&T or T Mobile), are you able to get GDR 2 update?
    08-12-2013 02:20 PM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i have the canadian version of ativ s (carrier unlocked from rogers). using it in the u.s. on at&t towers. have recieved gdr2 update as well as frequent samsung app updates
    08-12-2013 03:24 PM
  10. jinino's Avatar
    Anyone has the same problem as mentioned in this link?

    Unlocked Telus Samsung Ativ S T899 on Wind
    08-12-2013 05:41 PM
  11. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Anyone has the same problem as mentioned in this link?

    Unlocked Telus Samsung Ativ S T899 on Wind
    This isn't uncommon. Lots of others, including myself, have had issues with internet sharing.
    08-12-2013 06:21 PM
  12. jinino's Avatar
    Matthew,

    Have you tried the method mentioned in this discussion?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...ing-great.html

    Does it work?
    08-13-2013 12:41 PM
  13. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Matthew,

    Have you tried the method mentioned in this discussion?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...ing-great.html

    Does it work?
    I'm neither on AT&T nor in the US, so no, I haven't.
    08-13-2013 04:51 PM
  14. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    You just need the APN settings for your carrier, it will work. Google the Android settings, post them here, I will translate them to WP8 settings.
    08-13-2013 05:30 PM
  15. Bryan w's Avatar
    i have the same phone and att said my phone was only 2g compatible?!
    09-16-2013 10:57 PM
  16. dredd2099's Avatar
    I have a telus on wind right now (well, the wifes but Im tech support)
    no internet sharing and managed to set it that she can recieve mms, unfortunately, cant send

    giving it another week or so otherwise might just switch her to a 920 (have some other hardware issues)
    09-17-2013 06:55 PM
  17. jinino's Avatar
    So it's true. Some functions are not available on wind network. Keep us posted dreed2099
    09-17-2013 08:35 PM
  18. dredd2099's Avatar
    ^courtesy of mr ilyablu

    got internet sharing to work with change of csc to fido
    everything else is same
    09-23-2013 11:41 PM
  19. IlyaBu's Avatar
    Unfortunately changing the CSC to Fido takes away LTE (and I could not figure out how to get it back even using the Diagnosis app). So I switched to Rogers CSC (was originally Telus) and lost Internet Sharing again but willing to live with that to have LTE. For MMS, it should work but you will need to setup an MMS APN in Cellular Settings with Wind specific settings.
    09-24-2013 01:21 PM
  20. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Since WIND does not yet have LTE, that trade-off may not be a bad thing.
    09-24-2013 04:08 PM
  21. IlyaBu's Avatar
    In which case as long as you're ok with a hard reset of your phone, get the Samsung Diagnosis app (##634# in the dialpad), once in the Diagnosis app type *#321647335 to get into the switch CSC screen, and choose FMC for Fido. Wait for it to prompt you for a hard reset, go through that, and you should be good.
    09-25-2013 01:39 PM
  22. Allen Li1's Avatar
    Find more information!
    10-04-2013 08:55 PM
  23. dredd2099's Avatar
    on what sir?
    10-04-2013 10:45 PM

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