05-16-2013, 07:30 PM #1
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I know that Verizon usually does their 4G phones unlocked and I see that according to the website the 928 is Global Ready.
My brother is going to be signing up for Verizon using his old Droid Razr but he is going to order the 928 for me so I can get it at a discounted price and use it with my T-mobile account.
and then just reactivate his droid razr on the account.
This is possible right?
Also, if he does something screwy with the phone as in doesn't pay his bill on time or something and I am using the 928 on my T-mobile account do you think it would affect me? Would the phone be locked?
05-17-2013, 12:31 PM #3
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The question has anyone tried it? Problem is I went to the Verizon store and tested the demo yesterday and did not see any settings for APN or MMS. which I prefer to have in order for me to really consider buying it. So has anyone tried a different sim in the phone and gotten data/mms to work?
- 05-17-2013, 12:57 PM #5
It should work, however, you may have some problems getting everything to work. I put an AT&T sim card in my 928 last night, and even the access point app wouldn't get the APN settings to stick. Text messages appeared to work fine (when you put it in, under Settings>Messages you get a "SMS Call Center" number that allows texts to work), but I haven't gotten MMS working properly. I think there is a a lot of info on getting MMS to work on the 8x/822 if you search these forums. Also, I don't think you're going to be able to get internet sharing working
05-17-2013, 01:21 PM #6
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05-17-2013, 04:27 PM #7
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Not too concern with the internet sharing but would need MMS working properly. Group messaging not very important but will need it in the future, heard it's coming out soon so I can wait.
When you said getting the APN to stick you describe briefly what issue you had?
- 05-17-2013, 04:35 PM #8
- 05-17-2013, 04:39 PM #9
It is fully unlocked however Apn vpn and mms settings are not available and therefore some functions such as high speed data, picture messaging or even browsing the web may not work properly. I wouldn't recommend it. Droid razr is unlocked as well so you can test drive it with Droid razr first
- 05-17-2013, 04:51 PM #11
I'm using T-Mobile Prepaid Plan, $30 a month with unlimited data. Since I almost never call and only using internet data, there is no reason to sign those 2 years contract. So I just want to make sure I can call, sending sms, and browsing web.
Thanks all for help. :)
05-20-2013, 12:20 PM #15
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I have exactly the same issue. Phone and sms seems to be working fine, but I'm getting dns issues when browsing even seeing 3G and full bars. Access Point app doesn't seems to activate a custom apn. It sticks to inactive always. Any idea or workaround for this?. Is it possible to flash the phone to bypass this limitation?
- 05-22-2013, 12:02 AM #16
I just chat with Verizon representative. Asking if the Lumia 928 can be unlocked. Here is the chat:
Me: Hi, I bought Nokia Lumia 928 from Verizon without a plan, and I would like to know how can I unlock it?
VZW: Do you have an account with us now?
Me: but i'm planning to get the prepaid plan
VZW: What do you mean unlock the phone?
Me: I can only use that phone using the Verizon sim card right?
Me: cause the device is exclusive to Verizon..
Me: So I wonder if I can use other carrier sim card with it..
Me: cause I will need it when I go to Malaysia or Singapore later
Me: which I will use local sim card in those country
VZW: We do not support unlocking phones/
Me: means the phone is useless for me?
Me: if I don't have a Verizon sim card..
VZW: Unless you are on a VZW account. Prepaid or contract
Me: even if I have a VZW account, I still can't unlock it?
VZW: What type of phone is it?
Me: Windows Phone: Nokia Lumia 928
Me: just released last week.
VZW: It can be unlocked but we do not support that.
Me: then who support it?
VZW: You would have to have the other carrier out of the country do that for you.
Me: ok then....
- 05-22-2013, 12:16 AM #17
- 05-22-2013, 12:22 AM #19
- 05-22-2013, 02:07 PM #21
1. 47 CFR 27.16 (e) says that Verizon can't lock the phone to their network:(e) Handset locking prohibited. No licensee may disable features on handsets it provides to customers, to the extent such features are compliant with the licensee's standards pursuant to paragraph (b)of this section, nor configure handsets it provides to prohibit use of such handsets on other providers' networks.2. The code for unlocking the phone is right on their website:
47 CFR 27.16 - Network access requirements for Block C in the 746-757 and 776-787 MHz bands. | Title 47 - Telecommunication | Code of Federal Regulations | LII / Legal Information InstituteMy Wireless Device3. If you search this very forum, you'll find people using it on other carriers.
Your wireless device must comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations, be certified for use on our network, and be compatible with your Service. Please be aware that we may change your wireless device's software, applications or programming remotely, without notice. This could affect your stored data, or how you've programmed or use your wireless device. By activating Service that uses a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card, you agree we own the intellectual property and software in the SIM card, that we may change the software or other data in the SIM card remotely and without notice, and we may utilize any capacity in the SIM card for administrative, network, business and/or commercial purposes. If you bought a wireless device for Postpay Service from Verizon Wireless that doesn't use a SIM card, and you want to reprogram it for use with another wireless network, the default programming code is set to "000000" or "123456." But please note that your wireless device may not work with another wireless network, or the other wireless carrier may not accept your wireless device on its network. If you activate a wireless device for Prepaid Service, during the first six (6) months after activation, it can only be used for Prepaid Service. The iPhone 4 is configured to work only with the wireless services of Verizon Wireless and may not work on another carrier's network, even after completion of your contract term.
Customer Agreement | Verizon Wireless
The caveat is that no one has gotten MMS or Data to work yet, that I know of. I'm not sure how Verizon can get away with not allowing the APN to be changed, or if perhaps that would change if someone took them to court, but for now, you can't change the APN, so you can't use data or MMS on a different carrier.
- 05-22-2013, 03:18 PM #22
Hopmedic: I'm sure ppl will find your info useful. Hope the op sees this. Question: I don't have Verizon or a 928 so I have to ask: is it that you can't find the apn settings on the 928 or is it Verizon doesn't allow any of their phones to change apn settings?
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