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  1. f1camaro's Avatar
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    Well i know it is not offical but rumour is that Rogers is going to be the exclusive carrier for the lumia 920 in canada and i have no plan to leave my carrier because rogers service is very poor in my area so my question is where do you buy a unlocked/unbranded nokia phone?I know you can get them on ebay but those are usually unlocked AT&T phones but i would like a unbranded lumia 920.
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    Watch NewEgg, MobileCityOnline, and Amazon. eBay may have imports once they are released.
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    yeah it's exclusive to rogers (like the 900) since telus and bell confirmed they won't be carrying it. buying off contract is going to most likely set you back a huge number of loonies. Rogers in my area is still on EDGE lol


    I was disapointed BUT I actually think I like the HTC X8 better myself
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    Yeah it sucks that nokia has such a great phone and sales will be hindered by not being more available to all the major carriers.I will probably end up getting a samsung windows phone,i am pretty sure bell will get the samsung.I like the 8x but i said if i get another phone under contract it had to have a bigger screen and atleast 32 gb of storage,i have a focus now with a 32gb card.The samsung is the best fit for me but the design of the nokia is just so great its too bad they couldn't get more carrier support because i really think they have a hit on their hands but it will probably sell no better than the 900 did because like me alot of people won't leave their current carrier.Rogers really have a bad reputation here in new brunswick and just from what i have read on these forums AT&T isn't much better.Its ashame really but i am sure nokia must have tried to get more carriers onboard but then again i don't know the politics involved in getting carriers for phones but anyways if the 920 lives up to what nokia claims it will be a great device and it looks great.
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    agreed... I worked for Rogers and still wouldn't switch from bell even with a 60% discount.
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    Rogers will give you an unlock code in-store for $50. Make enough noise and they may even unlock it for you if you already have a micro SIM for it. (the phone will prompt you for the unlock code once you put in a different carrier SIM) It's what I'm planning to do at launch. :) As far as carrier branding goes, my current HD7 doesn't have a Bell splash screen, the 900 I played with at Rogers didn't have a Rogers splash screen, and same with the 800 I checked out at TELUS. As far as the carrier apps, they are all easily uninstalled, so a Canadian device, once unlocked, as almost as good as unbranded, and a LOT cheaper.
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    Thats something i will have to look at.I just hope i can be patient.lol.Because in canada when you sign a contract it is for 3 years and if i am going the contract route i need to be very sure about what phone i want.And seeing that i pay a cell phone bill every month anyways i should get the subsidized phone price.Hard to decide until i get to hold the phones in my hand and see them in person.Thats the problem with wanting a smartphone,even if you do pick the one you like the best 3-6 months down the road another phone will come out that i will want more.lol.Wish i liked android,i would get a samsung note 2 no question about it but i love windows phone and have no plans on ever switching.
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    You can try outlets in the middle east - specifically in the Arabian Gulf region (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, etc..) - Phones are factory unlocked and are pentaband. I personally have a friend in Kuwait who's gonna ship me a White L920 to the US. Some websites like Axiom Telecom - Maximum Communication might ship internationally. Give them a try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by q8buckeye View Post
    You can try outlets in the middle east - specifically in the Arabian Gulf region (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, etc..) - Phones are factory unlocked and are pentaband. I personally have a friend in Kuwait who's gonna ship me a White L920 to the US. Some websites like Axiom Telecom - Maximum Communication might ship internationally. Give them a try!
    No way I'm paying AED 2499 for a 920.

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    No way I'm paying AED 2499 for a 920.

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    That converts to $680 USD. Too much?
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    Yeah I can get it for Cad 621 after tax from Rogers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    Yeah I can get it for Cad 621 after tax from Rogers.

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    Unlocked though? I know it means nothing if you're with Rogers but for non-Rogers people it matters. That site will also have other colours on Dec 2nd.

    I've seen other sites selling them for $1000 after tax/shipping.
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    I'll believe *any* RM_821 device (basically all 920's outside the US and Canada) has pentaband UMTS only when I've seen confirmed reports of it working on T-Mobile in a non-refarmed area in the US, or on WIND in Canada.

    In particular I don't trust the specs on Nokia's web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    No way I'm paying AED 2499 for a 920.

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    That's $680 for a factory unlocked Lumia 920 (pentaband) - I highly doubt you'll find a better offer at the moment!
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    But you also have to take shipping into account. After shipping it would probably cost around $710-20ish, I would guess. But it still is the cheapest around!
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    Can a non Rogers customer buy from Rogers? would they sell it to me? I could unlock it with a code online after but I can't imagine they'd sell me one off contract?
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    I think I recall another member saying that Rogers wouldn't sell him one since he's in the States, but I'm not exactly sure. It wouldn't hurt to call them and ask.

    I would email or call them, but since they only carry the black 920 I'd rather buy from somewhere else.

    Edit: Oh, I thought you were asking if you were outside of Canada and tried buying from them. But if you're in Canada, but with a different service provider I think you should be able to buy from them by paying the full price of the phone.
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    Thanks, buying direct from them would probably be the cheapest and fastest as I'm in Canada. From Ebay I've gotten stung with import fees before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by q8buckeye View Post
    That's $680 for a factory unlocked Lumia 920 (pentaband) - I highly doubt you'll find a better offer at the moment!
    Oh yeah I didn't think of that. I'm with rogers anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDak280 View Post
    But you also have to take shipping into account. After shipping it would probably cost around $710-20ish, I would guess. But it still is the cheapest around!
    I'm going to the UAE soon so I won't have to pay shipping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    Oh yeah I didn't think of that. I'm with rogers anyway.


    I'm going to the UAE soon so I won't have to pay shipping.


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    Well I guess ur trip to UAE couldn't have come at a better time XD
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    In Thailand you can get the 920 for 21000 bht or $ 700... in all colors .
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    Is it actually on sale yet in Thailand? Where specifically did you get yours?
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    I am in Thailand for business, and I found lumia920 in some Nokia store. But the guy in the store didn't know exactly whether it's unlocked and support LTE. If it is so, I really want to buy one.
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    In indonesia u will get brandnew lumia 920 for just 620$ on the pre-order event, factory unlock and pentaband.

    It's the cheapest in the world i think..
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