How to use your Verizon branded Nokia Lumia 822 as an unlocked GSM phone
free, which it has promoted on television as part of a Valentine's Day sale. And while a free phone sounds good, you will be locked into Verizon for two years or face the dreaded money sucking ETF. If you're going to take advantage of this glitch, you will need to buy the phone without a subsidy. Right now on eBay, the phone is the subject of two auctions, one ending soon with the lowest bid at $217.50.
The Nokia Lumia 822 is equipped with a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution which works out to a 217ppi pixel density. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 processor. The Adreno 225 GPU crunches the graphics while 1GB of RAM is on board. 16GB of native storage is included and can be expanded by using the microSD slot on the phone. The 8MP camera on back has a duel LED flash and captures video in 1080p at 30fps. There is also a 1.2MP front facing camera.
1. -box- posted on 10 Feb 2013, 22:30 0
Band-wise, this looks both 2- and 3G-capable for AT&T and T-Mobile, but probably no 4G or LTE. Not certain, but just a guess
3. chrischau1308 posted on 10 Feb 2013, 22:57 0
It actually has 4G (for the U.S kind of 4G of course).
But yeah, can't use Verizon 4G LTE if we bought it without contract. Or may be still can somehow which I'm not sure.
But for GSM LTE, a big no!
2. Droid_X_Doug posted on 10 Feb 2013, 22:38 0
What happened to the rumor of an impending release of a flagship Nokia phone on VZW? I hope the L822 isn't the 'flagship'. Cause if it is, the folks over at AT&T will be wetting themselves from laughing so hard.
4. kindlefireowner posted on 10 Feb 2013, 23:30 0
One problem? Straight Talk stop selling the AT&T sim cards a few weeks ago.
6. TrainFromUkraine posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:22 0
Not true. They simply ran out of stock, as confirmed by multiple ST reps. Readily available on Walmart website.
7. kindlefireowner posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:38 0
Not true. Straight Talk never confimed anything. The AT&T sims are done on Straight Talk. Most Walmart are out as well. It's over.
5. tuminatr posted on 10 Feb 2013, 23:32 0
fyi my understanding is ALL verizon LTE & global phones are unlocked something about there agreement To use the LTE technology some do have trouble text messageing but evertthing else works
8. eddieoliveira posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:07 0
Is it 100% sure all verizon lumia 822 are unlocked out of the box?