01-02-2013, 09:05 AM #1
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so i have my lumia 920 from rogers unlocked and working fine on T-MOBILE USA. via these forums, it was basically suggested that downloading the Nokia Access Point App will setup internet browsing and MMS with no issues. and guess what it was working fine for a few days. Then sending or receving any MMS's wasnt working. I then did a little more research... and it was suggested to change the fastest connection speed from LTE to 3G. I did that, and it worked for about a day. Now i am back to it not working. I switched from TMOBILE to TMOBILE IPV6, and back, with restarts nothing. i then manually added in the APN info... still nothing. i was looking to try and uninstall the ACCESS POINT app but it seems that its now a hidden system app. I really dont want to factory reset my phone to just try and get this working again.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Very odd that it just stopped working :(
- 02-03-2013, 02:18 PM #2
I had an mms sitting in my inbox and I couldn't download it. I then followed these steps posted on Nokia's forum and then I was able to download and view the mms.
1) Delete any existing Internet & MMS APN profiles stored in the handset, by tapping: Start, Settings, Mobile Settings, and scroll to the bottom of the screen and remove each apn manually by tapping edit, then tap the delete icon (looks like a waste bin) at the bottom right of the screen (you might need to tap "..." to reveal the option.)
2)Once all Apn's are removed, make sure the phone is connected via wifi., and email these links to yourself:
Link 1 "Access Point":
Link 2 "Network+":
Link 3 "extras+info" :
3) Install each app from the link on your phone. On my phone, I already had 2&3 installed. Once all the above installed, the phone must be rebooted.
5) Now go to the settings menu, and scroll to the bottom. You should now see a new menu called: "Access Point". Tap it and you'll end up with a screen listing any APN's the phone has already found from the sim card (or previous sim cards inserted).
6) Select T-Mobile
Here is where I got the info Re: nokia lumia 920 access point is missing from s... - Nokia Support Discussions
- 03-23-2013, 08:28 PM #9
ebay $450 to $550 on auction. Just ebay search Nokia 920 Rogers. Check daily cause they go fast. I bought one from a company that posted 3 forsale with a buy it now for $450 shipped. Note not all are UNLOCKED. They always specify in the auction. If it's locked it'll cost $19.99 for a unlock code. Oh all 3 phones sold within 1 hour of them being posted. So if you look and don't see none just keep looking you'll eventually find one. good luck
03-26-2013, 09:22 AM #13
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For people that installed the NOKIA "Access Point" app to get their Lumia 920 working on T-Mobile, did it also break your Internet Sharing on the phone? Before installing Access Point, my Internet Sharing feature worked fine but MMS didn't. Now, after installing the Access Point app, MMS works but when trying to enable Internet Sharing the phone pops up a message that says, "Add Internet sharing? Your current data plan doesn't include Internet sharing. Do you want to open an app from your mobile operator to add it? Internet sharing uses you cellular data and may incur additional charges." I know for sure that my T-Mobile account has Internet sharing and it works fine when I put the SIM card into other phones, including the same Lumia 920 without the Access Point app installed. Anyone else seen the same thing?
03-28-2013, 12:13 PM #16
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Yes, that is exactly what happens.
I did a factory reset to get rid of the access point apps and it worked in restoring internet sharing and as expected broke MMS. I wouldn't recommend resetting your 920 because it almost gets into a brick state. It took a couple of hours of messing with the phone to get it to actually boot up again. Just google "bricked nokia lumia 920" and you can see all of the problems people have restoring it.
- 03-28-2013, 03:40 PM #17
From my understadind t mobile new 4g will run the 1900 spectrum, is this correct? Because if so than our att branded lumia will work just fine correct? Im really excited about the new t mobile plan and it will come out way cheaper than att.
03-29-2013, 10:58 PM #19
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Yes that is correct as long as you're in a refarmed area. Otherwise it's 2G for you. Also the neat thing about being able to have the AWS band for LTE is you get to use HSPA+ as your fallback, so it's almost like you're still running the same speed. Also don't forget you'll need to get it unlocked.
- 04-02-2013, 09:12 AM #21
@maersk - not sure how to look for where one carrier is using one frequency vs another or in this case where tmobile will be refarming their 1900.
Heck - i dont even know how to see what frequency my phone is using right now:)
btw, i am not YET a WP8 user - rather a Nokia user but still very interested in this and knowing how to determine which frequencies i am using...
- 04-03-2013, 01:15 AM #22
04-03-2013, 01:25 PM #23
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AT&T uses the 850 band for (2G,3G), 1900 band for (2G,3G), 700 band (LTE), and both 1700/2100 bands (LTE).
T-Mo uses the 850 band (2G,3G), 1900 band (2G,3G,4G), and both 1700/2100 bands (3G,4G,LTE)
TMo right now is going through a change. Currently the 1900 band is 2G and 1700/2100 band is 4G. What they're trying to do is convert the 4G bands to LTE and turn their 2G to 3G/4G. The 1900 band has been refarmed in several places already. You can use the site Sightings of T-Mobile 3G/4G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz (PCS/UMTS band II) to check coverage. It's still a work in progress (data is filled by users). The 1700/2100 band has been converted over to LTE in Baltimore, MD; Kansas City, KS; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA and Washington D.C. If you live in one of those seven cities, have a 1700/2100 & 1900 device, and is also refarmed you'll get LTE as main speed and HSPA+ as your fallback (best thing ever).
As for knowing what bands a phone uses you can search a favorite of mine GSMArena.com - GSM phone reviews, news, opinions, votes, manuals and more... or Wikipedia too.
Also hooray for Nokia user! Nokia has made 9 out of the 10 best selling phones ever. They're the best!
04-03-2013, 02:21 PM #24
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I think the problem is T-Mobile, not the Nokia. My granddaughter and I both have iPhones and about 2 times a month MMS stops working. I can usually go to settings and I find that the APN number is missing, add it and I am back working. The APN was there the day before so T-Mobile has done something. 2 weeks ago MMS quit working on my iPhone yet AGAIN. I have not been able to get it working again. I am going to call them again when I think I can speak calmly without using the "F" word ..
- 04-06-2013, 11:18 AM #25
HELP my mms quit working on me. I originally set it up without the Nokia access point. Tmo gave me the info to enter manually under mms app settings. Everything was working great until stupid me got the nokia access app. Why I decided to use it I don't know but anyway once I did mms is broke. I can send a pic text but I can't receive one. I don't care about internet sharing at all. I've went back and deleted the settings and re entered the settings Tmo gave me but it just want retrieve a pic text now. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
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