Tested with Wind Mobile
Manually went to Cellular (settings)
Chose highest speed as 3G instead of LTE
Tap to Select network manually, and selected Wind Home
Voila...few seconds later, got full signal and made a few calls to test.
And here we have it!
Thank you very much for confirming.
This will please quite a few people, I am sure.
Thank you for confirming. Some of the info some people gave were very misleading.
Not that I want to push my luck, but does this mean it is also compatible with Wind's hsdpa+ network?
Are you sure it's pentaband? It's still possible that it has 850/1700/1900/2100. That's obviously much less important as really who here cares about 900, but I'd prefer if everything were as accurate as possible.
The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband. The reason Wind and Mobilicity users like pentaband phones is because the reverse is true. We're not the only ones who like pentaband phones though, so please stop referring to phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity as pentaband. It causes unnecessary cofusion.
I thought there was additional hardware compatibility issues to enjoy the improved network speeds?
I am/was under the impression that my Android phone (old myTouch 4G) doesn't support the faster HSPA+ network speeds? Or does every device that can connect to their network enjoy the imporved network speeds?
Thanks for the clarification!
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Is there a way in WP8 to display signal strength in numerical readout in db/asu? In the OS or third party app? I'd love to see a side by side comparison with a Samsung or LG device to see if Nokia still has bulletproof reception.
One of Wind's first devices was the Nokia 5230 and it had no redeeming features other than being able to hold on to Wind Home like nothing else.
Somebody has confirmed it is factory unlocked.
Interesting development in that Windows follows the lead of Google (Nexus) in ensuring it is factory unlocked. I think Rogers AT&T Sprint Bell.. and of course Apple .just would not like it at all.
All the latter want phones to be locked to network.
In another words, this and Nexus are truly world most versatile GSM phone (except cdma) in terms of compatibility.
Good show Microsoft.
Why do they advertise this huge advantage? They likely do not want to antagonise the powerful networks.
This definitely makes for a tough decision for me. On one hand, the 920 was what I wanted to begin with. On the other hand, I've really talked myself into the 8X. The reviews have been great, the specs solid, and the red one looks ****ing awesome (the red 920 looks pretty awesome too, but at least so far Rogers is black only).
I can't say which way I'll go yet. I've owned a bunch of HTCs and loved them. But the bigger screen and wireless charging on the 920 would be sweet. What I think it'll come down to is quality of reception. Where I work, there's 5 bars of Wind signal outside. It's a thick concrete building though. 10 feet in the door, you're down to 2 bars. 15 feet in, 0 bars but barely holding a signal.
In the office, by the windows, you can get 2 bars, 3 if you're not holding the phone. Where I sit, I get zero bars when I'm not holding it, and it maintains a connection 99% of the time. Probably half the time the phone is in my hand, it'll drop it's signal. If one or the other seems like it might hold a better signal, that is definitely my next phone.
In case anyone's wondering, Rogers is equally as bad at work. Last I checked, Wind and Rogers had towers right by each other at Lake City and by Lougheed Mall (I work at Production Way in Burnaby). Bell/Telus have a tower a couple hundred feet up Production Way. Even still, they only get 3 bars at best, 2 being more common. I have no idea why the signal penetration is so poor in this building, but it sucks. Everyone's phone uses up way more power than it should.