How to use your Verizon branded Nokia Lumia 822 as an unlocked GSM phone

How to use your Verizon branded Nokia Lumia 822 as an unlocked GSM phone
We've touched on it before, but it still remains a secret to many. The Nokia Lumia 822, the Verizon-exclusive version of the mid-range Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 model can be used as an unlocked GSM smartphone. There is a SIM card slot that will work with just about any card. You can use it with low priced pre-paid carriers like Straight Talk. All you need to do is to make sure that the carrier you use is compatible with one of the following bands: GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 or LTE 700.

The device can be purchased cheaply from eBay, which makes this whole thing work. Verizon might be trying to fight back by offering the phone for 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.

source: DailyMobile

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