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Nokia Lumia 820 SIM free will be 4G enabled in the UK at certain retailers

We received an interesting email today from unlocked-mobiles.com who have informed me that there will in fact be two variants of the Nokia Lumia 820 on sale in the UK. Most retailers will be selling the 3G version but the stock coming into unlocked-mobiles.com are 4G enabled.

So what does this mean for us consumers? Currently if you are looking to jump on the UK 4G LTE bandwagon you only have one carrier option at the moment and that is with EE. All the other UK carriers will have 4G in the near future but many of us smartphone geeks want the fastest connection as soon as possible. We have tested out the EE 4G speeds as you have seen and getting the new service in the UK is like a breath of fresh air, but it also comes at a cost.

So what if you buy the Nokia Lumia 820 SIM free and wait for the carrier of your choice to roll out their own LTE service. One clear benefit here is that you will not be tied to a expensive 24 month contract and you have the choice to go either SIM free or PAYG. And with the Lumia 820 only costing £394.98 Inc VAT this could well be the best value option if you are either joining the Windows Phone gang or just looking for an upgrade. Worth considering, don't you think?

The Nokia Lumia 820 will be in stock on 12th November. Pre-order here if you're tempted. I kind of am.

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Nokia Lumia 820 SIM free will be 4G enabled in the UK at certain retailers

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To be honest, I think no retailer knows exactly what is going on with the Lumia situation from EE to Nokia themselves!.
 

EE online sales called me today to confirm that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be dispatched when it arrives on the 17th November.

Carphone Warehouse lists the 820 as being 4G ready.  But in the small print it states ' in order for the Lumia to access a 4g network it will need to receive an over the air software update....'
I actually think they all will be, doesn't make sense to make variants. All 820's should get this update if this is true.
I never spotted this small print before.

Well if ur from India...they might be coming in December as the Chinese too are getting them in December

Just went down and viewed the Nokia 920 at phones 4 u, they have it in white, but none in stock. They also have the HTC 8 s in purple. Not quite sure but i think the Nokia 920 was £450 off line.

norville2, just to point out that @nokia_uk on Twitter has confirmed that the NOKIA Lumia 920 will 'not' be Unlocked during the Exclusivity Period, the SIM Free handsets will be Locked to the EE/Orange/T-Mobile mob until NOKIA finally sees sense and ends this ridiculous Exclusivity Period :-/

I'm really hoping a completely sim-free unlocked Lumia 920 is going to be available by March as I am not switching from my carrier!

Buy it from an Italian online store, we use to buy unlocked phones not to be bound to carriers and to be free of change more than one phone every year ;)

Well that assumes a Surface phone exists and that, if it does, buying one of those those will be any easier than buying a 920 or a Surface for that  matter. I am at a loss to understand why buying a phone or a tablet should be so difficult. Nokia and Microsoft are asvertising the Surface and 920 here in the UK but it is simply impossible to buy either of them (EE doesn't count - no-one in the Uk would consider them outside of the very few areas where they actually have reliable 3g coverage let alone 4g) - their reputation is awful). No stock of Surface, with or without the touch cover other than the overpriced 64 gb model. Even looked for another Windows 8/RT tablet but none of the numerous devices that have been announced are apparently available either - a huge selection of dull Windows 8 laptops but that's it. Actually, Amazon are offering the Ativ Tab but with up to 3 months wait for delivery!!Do they not want this to succeed? Why spend money advertising the heck out of products that no-one can actually buy?? Suddenly Android is looking attractive.

Agreed, Nokia have shot themselves in the foot with this stupid excluisvity deal.
HTC devices look nice, but have epic battery fail.
At this point, I am seriously considering either an iPhone 5, or the HTC 8s as a cheap interim until this mess untangles itself.