1. PianoJazz's Avatar
    I bought an unlocked white Lumia 920 through Best Buy's website. I'm running on an AT&T MVNO (Pure TalkUSA). I was surprised to see that the phone was from Telstra in Australia. (There's no branding on the face of the phone, but part of the bootup sequence includes a screen with a big "T"; and some documentation in the box and About Phone confirm that it was originally meant for Telstra.)

    Am I going to have any issues with this? So far there have been two problems:
    1. I had to switch the region from the US to Australia to get a Nokia app update to download and install (Extras + Info, or Care, I think). (I then switched back to US.)
    2. I cannot send MMS messages, nor do I receive the attached file of an incoming MMS message. Instead I get the "Get media content now" link, which does nothing. It seems this is a widespread problem, so I'll need to read up on it.

    The only other thing is that the phone uses Australian spellings (e.g. "favourites"), even after I switched to US English. This doesn't bother me, but I was surprised the spelling didn't change to match the language change.

    I just received this phone last week, so I still have time to return it and try again. Should I? What's everyone's experience with something similar to this?

    08-12-2013 01:51 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    For the MMS, you can try the Nokia Access Point app. That has helped people get the proper APN when they are using unlocked devices.
    08-13-2013 12:31 AM
  3. PianoJazz's Avatar
    Thank you. Turns out, I already did have Nokia Access Point. MMS is now working. I deleted the APN entry I was using and started over.

    As to using in the US a phone originally intended for Australia, are there any other concerns I should be aware of?

    08-13-2013 06:03 AM
  4. desitunez's Avatar
    No they all the same . If you too concerned flash AT&T rom cheers,
    08-13-2013 06:07 AM
  5. PianoJazz's Avatar
    Thanks, desitunez. I'll try to be a little more relaxed about this. I'm brand new to the Windows Phone world, in case that wasn't arleady obvious. :)

    In the Android world I'm very proficient at installing new ROMs and kernels. So, if I were to flash a different ROM on the Lumia 920, I'm sure I could handle it. How would I get started? That is, where are the ROMs available? and is there one for an international version of a phone? (I thought that's what I was getting.)

    08-13-2013 06:21 AM
  6. schlubadub's Avatar
    If you have LTE access then try to do a speed test to make sure you're getting the full speeds. Our Aussie networks might work on different bands, although most phones here are quad-band anyway.
    08-13-2013 06:21 AM
  7. PianoJazz's Avatar
    Good advice, schludadub. Thanks!
    08-13-2013 06:51 AM

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