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# 140924 24-Feb-2014 17:09
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Hi

I am allowed to get a  Nokia 1020 as a work phone.. but... it must run onthe Vodafone network
It needs to be purchased from a 'reputable' dealer (like Noel Leemings ec) - question i have is that as these are all XT phones, can one be unlocked to run on the Vodafone network and if so, are there any issues with receiving updates?

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  # 993467 24-Feb-2014 17:26

The 1020 sold locally is not locked, does support all the required bands for the Vodafone network, and will continue to get OTA updates as they are approved by Telecom/Spark. :)

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  # 993472 24-Feb-2014 17:30
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Everything NikT has said is bang on :)

 
 
 
 




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  # 995159 26-Feb-2014 23:38
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Thanks for the responses... Good to know.

Not sure how the updates work exactly. Even though the phone is connected to the vodafone network it will receive the OTA updates from telecom. So something in the phone still points/marks it as a telecom phone in that regard?

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  # 995181 27-Feb-2014 01:04
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pjays: Thanks for the responses... Good to know.

Not sure how the updates work exactly. Even though the phone is connected to the vodafone network it will receive the OTA updates from telecom. So something in the phone still points/marks it as a telecom phone in that regard?

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Any update will come directly from Nokia or Microsoft to the phone. It doesn't matter what network you're on, you could in fact be on an overseas network. However the delivery timing of any update on a Telecom phone is reliant on when Telecom/Nokia/Microsoft ok the update for release.




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  # 995210 27-Feb-2014 07:23

pjays: Thanks for the responses... Good to know.

Not sure how the updates work exactly. Even though the phone is connected to the vodafone network it will receive the OTA updates from telecom. So something in the phone still points/marks it as a telecom phone in that regard?

Thanks


The software build on the device is Telecom's, so the updates have to be approved by Telecom before they roll out for that variant. The same is true of virtually all devices, the network they're connected to doesn't make a difference to the update process.




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  # 995250 27-Feb-2014 08:32
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Just confirming, I have a 1020 purchased directly from a telecom store running on a Vodafone sim. I've had less issues with it than with my lumia 800 that was purchased from Vodafone.




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  # 996677 28-Feb-2014 20:58
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Less issues? What issues did you have then?

 
 
 
 


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  # 996710 28-Feb-2014 22:18
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There was an issue with the mms settings that took a while to get fixed. I think it was a screw-up on nokia's part with their app for switching telephone companies.




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  # 996804 1-Mar-2014 04:02
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qyiet: Just confirming, I have a 1020 purchased directly from a telecom store running on a Vodafone sim. I've had less issues with it than with my lumia 800 that was purchased from Vodafone.


These are different handsets,

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  # 997936 3-Mar-2014 08:27
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johnr: These are different handsets,
Exactly.  My point was that the Lumia 1020 purchased from telecom was working as well if not better for me that the 800 purchased from Vodafone and I'm using them both on the Vodafone network.    I wasn't trying to say that the Lumia 800 was bad (it wasn't.. it was a great phone) but that the 1020 would work fine.




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  # 997937 3-Mar-2014 08:33
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I suspect you will be missing out on HD Voice

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johnr: I suspect you will be missing out on HD Voice

Possibly.  But it's apparently not a feature that I've noticed (sorry)




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johnr: I suspect you will be missing out on HD Voice


No, all Lumia devices support HD Voice.

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  # 998259 3-Mar-2014 16:34
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I miss HD Voice having just had my corporate SIM ported away from VF :(

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  # 998260 3-Mar-2014 16:35
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BrentR:
johnr: I suspect you will be missing out on HD Voice


No, all Lumia devices support HD Voice.


Is this feature enabled on all carrier variants out of the box?

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