- 12-06-2011, 10:47 AM #1
I've ordered a Lumia 800 from the UK. It hasn't arrived yet but I got nervous reading a post on Nokia's support forum, saying that while the specs say it supports UMTS 850, it doesn't seem to actually work on it...
Anyone noticed any problems with this?
I'm on Rogers network in Canada. If this is true, does anyone know if this will actually affect my coverage?
- 12-06-2011, 12:11 PM #6
- 12-06-2011, 12:49 PM #7
It should I'm going to be going to the states on Saturday I will check it out. IMO wait for the US Lumia phones with FFC, NFC, LTE dont get a Lumia 800. I only bought this because I gave away my Focus and I am one-for-one
One of the first people to have the iPhone 1 in Canada (before unlock) and now look where it is now.
Now I am one of the first to have the Lumia which hopefully yeilds the same result :)
- 12-06-2011, 02:15 PM #8
Where are you located? How fast is the 3G working for you?
I'm not too concerned if I can't get super high-speed with this phone, but I will need to use it for simple browsing, e-mails, facebook, apps, etc. I don't care about LTE, FFC or NFC so I didn't want to wait for a North American release.
It would suck if I have to return it... I picked this phone because they said it had 3G coverage for both NA and EU, which is imperative to me as I travel A LOT! And now they just change their minds... :mad: I see some stores have changed their spec sheets, but Nokia's own website still insists it has 850 coverage...
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- 12-06-2011, 04:21 PM #14
I will be getting the Lumia 900 or any newer Nokia Apollo Models next year
- 12-07-2011, 07:15 AM #18
Got my phone late last night thanks to an awesome DHL guy who agreed to deliver it on his way home from his shift! ;)
I can confirm it does work on Rogers/Fido 3G. Love this phone!
I also only had to pay $36 in taxes/fees, so I'm pretty happy about that! :D
- 12-07-2011, 12:11 PM #20
I noticed that they calculate the tax based on value in CAD. Maybe you got a different exchange rate or something? I noticed the exchange rate on mine was better than what I had calculated for myself when I bought it.
12-07-2011, 09:56 PM #23
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I got my lumia a couple days ago in vancouver from Clove as well. I paid 78.54 for taxes and duty for it.
I had a quick question though, I've noticed that 3G is working fine but i've also noticed that occasionally my phone shows me an H instead of a 3G which means HSDPA+. Is there any reason why our phones don't have H coverage more often? I only ever get it for a couple seconds now and then. I also find that my 3G coverage isn't as strong as it used to be on my HD7S. Not to sure if this is specific to my handset or if people are noticing it too.
Loving the phone otherwise. Quite an amazing piece of hardware.
Also, i'm a bit puzzled as to why you had to pay 118 for duty when I only had to pay 78??? And we're both in Vancouver... :S
Last edited by malik2k1; 12-07-2011 at 10:04 PM.