Unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 will NOT work on T-Mobile's 3G network
October 13, 2012 at 11:33 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
While some non-AT&T customers in the US have been throwing a hissy fit over the exclusive deal the carrier took out on the Nokia Lumia 920, were a pretty sure some with deep enough pockets have been harboring hopes of picking up an unlocked device and using it on their preferred network. The plan will most definitely work for many, but unfortunately it appears as though T-Mobile users would have to make-do with 2G-EDGE speeds if they get an unlocked Nokia Lumia 920. That really sucks right? So how is it possible?
Well, according to Nokia's website, the international Lumia 920 has some penta-band 3G support, operating on the expected 850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz bands in addition to the 1700MHz AWS T-Mobile uses as its primary 3G band. Unfortuantely, it so happens that the listing is wrong on the official website. WPCentral contacted Nokia and were able to verify and confirm that the 920 does NOT support 1700MHz.
So there you have it. If you were planning to grab yourself an unlocked international version of the Nokia Lumia 920 with the hopes of using it on T-Mobile, we suggest you start thinking about looking at other options (Samsung ATIV S or HTC 8X), otherwise your patience will be tested by the ever so slow EDGE signal.
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