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Have an AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 and still wish it had Qi-standard wireless charging? There is a way

0. phoneArena 22 Apr 2014, 01:57 posted on

The battle for supremacy in wireless charging is far from over however. Qi is well established, but PMA is gaining...

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 02:32

1. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa u cant be serious!!!!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 02:52

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5727; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Somehow, I suspect the cost of parts to roll back to Qi charging is close to the cost of the PMA charging option (~$100 at MS store, there must be an Internets vendor who is beating the MS store retail price). And then there is the cost of screwing up the attempt….

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 02:41

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Thanks, ATT, for doing anything you can to screw the customer.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 02:52

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5727; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't ever let it be said that AT&T doesn't have its best interests at heart.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 03:41

5. sip1995 (Posts: 804; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Or I think you can buy a shell with wireless charging built-in from eBay/Amazon from European countries and then just your phone's body in shell.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 04:59

7. Maxwell.R (Posts: 169; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


You'll notice the instruction include an "international" backplate for the 1520, but there is no cable. The cable inside the device is designed for a PMA connector, so you have to jerry-rig some parts.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 04:10 1

6. sriuslywtf (Posts: 239; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Instructions were unclear...

Di.ck got stuck on the refrigerator..

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 05:12

8. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 199; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


With the price of that charging cover you can buy a new mat/charger altogether....

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 01:04

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As Microsoft just joined up with ATT in the "(Corporate) Power Matters Association", it seems the world will be fated wtih Microsoft Mobile phones that don't support Qi, don't include wireless charging, but make you buy expensive "PMA" phone covers.

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