01-13-2013, 04:44 AM #1
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Has anyone tried this with an unlocked international variant? I know that 1700mhz HSPA was initially listed and then removed off of many of the international websites (still is listed in my country). I'm traveling back to NA for a few months and want to get a prepaid tmobile SIM or Wind (Canada) SIM while I'm there for a few months.
01-13-2013, 01:48 PM #2
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Yes. I use an rm-821 Lumia 920 (purchased unlocked/unbranded in Thailand) with T-Mobile USA.
There is no AWS support on the rm-821s, period. However I am in a T-Mobile refarm area and so get 5-10mbit 3G support on 1900MHz. (The only downside for me with an rm-821 is that when T-Mo gets LTE going, the rm-821 definitely won't work with it because rm-821 doesn't have North American LTE band support.)
From what I understand about WIND, it's AWS only and so rm-821 is a poor choice for WIND when you are in Canada. In the USA you could use either AT&T (anywhere) or T-Mobile (if you'll be in one of the many, and ever-expanding refarm areas).
01-24-2013, 01:40 PM #4
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There is actually a method to enable AWS on devices with 'unlocked' Lumia 920 . Try this 2 links for the steps to proceed
[Q] How can I get AWS bands back on a bricked Rogers Lumia 920? - Page 4 - xda-developers
[FLASH] How to use NCS to change from RM-820 to RM-821 and vice versa - xda-developers
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