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Grab a Nokia DT-900 Qi charging plate from an AT&T store for just 5 bucks

DT-900 chargers

AT&T may have eschewed the built-in Qi charging in the 1520, but right now they are the best place to buy an authentic Nokia DT-900 charging plate. Why, you ask? Because they are having a sale where you can pick one up for just $5.

We called around, and most stores said they were out of stock, so you should do the same. But once we found a store that still has them on-hand, they were happy to sell them to us for just 500 pennies. That's about $10 cheaper than even most daily deal sites, and well worth ringing up your local AT&T store to see if they have a few (at just $5, buy a couple!) laying around.

It's the best $5 you'll spend today.

Thanks, Jgbstetson for the heads-up!

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Grab a Nokia DT-900 Qi charging plate from an AT&T store for just 5 bucks

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Still waiting for the price of the stand or car charger stand to fall...maybe not this low but $20 would be a great deal

Meh. I tried two Qi chargers for my Icon and an HTC Droid Dna. Neither seemed to warrant the extra time spent locating the sweetspots vs. taking the second to plug in the microUSB. I say this cool gimick might be cooler in it's second iteration. Tesla was onto something...

Check out the TYLT Vu at http://www.tylt.com
They put in three coils so that you don't have to search for any sweet spots, and you can lay it horizontally as well. Plus, it's tilted at 45 degrees so you can still see the screen as well. Best Qi charger ever made.
I have an Icon with an Incipio Dual Pro case on it and always get a strong charge.

The TYLT is de facto Qi. Sort of like Samsung to SSDs. Least I've seen the TYLTs going for are $40.

That's a quarter of a new 32" inch flatscreen. Or two fifths of Hen. Or 60% of my monthly phone bill.

Warrant the cause?

Not at all. If I mentioned how awesome wireless charging is, your suggestion would be totally warranted. I just got through explaining how shitty wireless charging is and your counter to that statement is: 

"Go check out [another wireless charge which happens to be the most expensive of the lot]"

Are you kidding me?

It's like explaining to somebody who had a negative experience on a roller coaster, "O but you gotta go on the the latest African named track at Bush Gardens. You'll really enjoy that because your feet dangle."

=/

No. It's like, you pay cheap prices, you get a piece of shit product. Just because your experience is with purchasing sub par items that you are only willing to pay 15-30 bucks for isn't my problem nor does it preclude another item from being a viable option.
It's more like, shit cheese is shit because it's cheap. If you want quality cheese, you pay more money.
You can't complain about melting and parts breaking when you bought a piece of crap.

Hmm, I have only plugged my 1020, with wireless charging sled, into a micro-USB cable about 6 times, since the sled became available a week or two after the 1020s launch. And they were all to sync my phone, not for charging. I have three chargers, one in my BR, one at my desk, and a stand for the office. My phone is never looking for juice. Always ready to go. The raised camera serves as a locator for charging. Wireless charging is better than sliced bread. But you are apparently doing it wrong. Don't fault a technology cause you don't understand it. I will not buy another phone w/o wireless charging. Period. No going back.

Sweet spot? My phone can be half an inch away and 90% not even on the charging plate and it'll still charge. Laziest process ever- not even comparable to USB.

I found the phone getting hot. Adhesive melting, components rattling. The long term on piping conductive electricity so close to boards with sensitive tiny transistors essentially held together with glue spells TROUBLE.

But this is 2014 USA... fuck it. Just junk the shit shit outta that shit. Minerals are in abundance yoyos.

 

Nothing about this makes sense. I routed out the underside of the wood stand I made for my monitors to sit on and put a charging plate under it. There's ¼" of wood and a case between the charger and my Icon and if I'm anywhere close, it charges.

From the perspective of having been a state champion industrial electronics student, I'll say you are correct. However experience has shown me that the thing is very forgiving.

Bullshit. The only Nokia I have seen that had a bit of a "sweet spot" is the 1020, due to the camera bump. The others are very easy to charge... you're not doing it right. ;-)

Fat Boy Pillows too! Just got 3 of them for $15 total!!!

Had to login to my AT&T account and select my employer discount page to find them for $5. Couldn't decide on a color so I got 3 of them in red, yellow, and black. :)

So this only works for at&t users? Could you provide a step-by-step guide for what you did? I searched for "nokia charging plate" and it returns "out of stock"

I'm guessing the sale is only for AT&T customers but not sure. Not sure about the charging plates since I only wanted the fat boy charging pillows. First I logged into my AT&T wireless account and selected shop for accessories. It redirected me to choose my employer discount "Premier" page. Then I saw all the Nokia chargers for $5.

I thought my 1520 did have wireless charging - I have those three dots on the back of it that I thought was for wireless charging.

AT&T uses other tech. International version is QI. They both have wireless charging tech built in though.

That's for an optional PMA Wireless Charging Case. It otherwise is not compatible. The European model is wireless charging capable.

They are, but you need a cover. And the US version uses a different standard. Search thr forum, there's a thread teaching you how to hack one.

I have a 1520 so useless for me to take advantage of this but damn I should rly look into that modification article posted here about adding qi to my 1520

Ill advised. It's an experimental method of charging the devices which is not even in it's 2nd revision.

It's like WiFi 11b or g. The spec was cool but lightyears from reaching capacity. Save yourself the headache. You're not missing anything which won't be better equipped next goround.

Oh good grief. It's not experimental. Palm/HP were doing with the Palm Pre and the Touchpad years ago.

So the $5 price really depends on whether they have a few left units? Just out of curiosity, if this involved a phone call, how was the person able to provide a screenshot?

Untrue, isn't the Icon/930 Q1 compatible. So it seems at&t will be the only carrier not onboard anymore, which sucks for them. Is the Galaxy S5 Q1 compatible on at&t?

That's what I meant as att sucks. There the ones with this deal right? And all there new Lumia phones are stripped of this awesome feature.

Note that the price on the website will not show the $5. Check inventory at your local corporate store either through website or by calling. Proceed to store or buy for instore pickup. They should adjust the price for you if you bought for pickup. I checked inventory and went straight there. No hassle and I'm not a death star customer. As mentioned above, pillows are also $5 and stands at my store were $15.

I can confirm that the AT&T Premiere sites are selling both the charging plates as well as the Fatboy pillows. You have to login to your company's AT&T site.

Same here. This charging plate is a good price, but since future ATT phones won't carry this wireless charging standard, I wonder if its worth it.

I was lucky to score a couple of 1520.3 when they were available at Newegg. So this is perfect since the 1520.3 has built in QI wireless charging.

Grabbed a couple pillows and plates. Only could find online for the $5 price and then free 2nd day shipping. Best thing about wireless is just having them at your desk, night stand, end table, kitchen counter, etc..can just set your phone down for a couple minutes when you are in any given room and pick it up and move room to room and still be charging. Would like to see the car charger get cheaper, but I'm sure it will in time...and yes this probably signals the end of qi charging and the pushing of PMA by at least at&t.

Oh man only if I had wireless charging enabled phone.

Good to see you here Jerry! It's been a while since I read your articles :)

I just got one at my local ATT store for 5 bucks, but either they sold me a lemon or there is something wrong with my Lumia Icon. Anyonw knows if there is something I should be trying?

UPDATE: Im a moron. I had the plate upside down. Sorry first time I had a wireless charger. SMH.

I modified one to put in my car's center console...

Note: it takes 12v, not 5v... so, I found a 5V car USB charger. Took it apart, ran the Qi wires through straight to the connectors for 12v. Works perfectly.

The adapter cord is a single copper strand (positive), sheathing is negative. 

If interest I'll post photos.

Would love for you to post the photos and details, if you could, about the whole process. Thanks in advance.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=8A5A064C1DE9F775!23097&authkey=!ABoYTo8522xun0k&ithint=folder%2c.jpg

First remove the USB adapter faceplate (2 screws). Bend the LED so you can run the DT900 power cord through the hole where the LED shows on the faceplate. The USB adapter converts car's 12V to 5V. You want to use the 12V straight from the front end of the adapter. So run wires up past the IC section. Connect positive wire (center wire) to forwardmost center spring pin of the adapter. Connect negative wire (shield wrap wire) to one of the two side spring connectors of the adapter. Reassemble and test.

I added 4 PU (black) bumpers that hold my 1520 2mm above the plate and keep it from sliding. Underneath the plate on the original center console phone mount I stuck some left-over PU to keep the DT900 from sliding.

The coolest part is the 5V USB connector is still operational if I need it.

Hope the above explanation is helpful.

You should definitely start a thread and copy/paste the instructions(if you haven't already). This is bound to get buried in a couple of days.

Ask them to check the current price in their system. I was told the same thing, they were about $40 but I did what I just told you and voila, the price was $5 in the system. I bought all 4 of them they had in stock.

Checked online that they had them in-stock online and ran to my local store. "We have never carried those try Houston"... Thanks for nothing small town AT&T store!

I don't normally post my sorrows about not seeing these prices in Canada but at $5 and owning a 920 for over a year it is very depressing that I have never seen these or any of the Nokia accessories in the wild.

In all 3 stores near me, had to show them in the system "What accessory I am talking about actually" ... Poor AT&T ppl.... Finally got it ordered through ATT premier.

Logon to your premier account,

- Click Shop

- Click Accessories

- Pick your devices

You should be able to see chargers there.  Good luck.  I'm still trying to find stand version. :(

Got two black plates at an AT&T store and 3 white plates, 3 red plates and 1 each of the cyan, yellow, black and red Fat Boy pillows from the web
Total $63.70. See y'all on eBay in a few days.

Sell me one now I'll pay shipping, my local stores don't even carry them not even at the mall, I do have eBay acc. also.

I just scored 4x at the Sherwood, OR store.  Sounded like they had some more in the back (as of 6pm local time).

how dod you guys order it online?. I asked my friend who has premier account and it was still 24.50.

Pls let me know guys.

Lol this is crazy so they give them away because no one with a 1520 on at&t can actually use them I should get one just for the hell of it might need it later

Just picked up three! Two for me and one for my husband's Galaxy S5. Went into one AT&T and asked about stock, and the rep said "Yeah, a lot of you have been coming in, so I would have to check". They were out lol.

Online also has an additional discount of buy 3 accesories and get 24% off.  It's almost a buy three get one free if you get four.  I ordered and picked up from a local store.

I placed an order and awaiting conformation to pick them up. It was 3 for 15.00.  Hopefully my order doesnt' get cancelled.  It's been about an hour.

Are the charging stands even listed online?  I don't see any.  Perhaps they are sold out?  I'm going to see if I can get some pillows and plates.  Free 2nd day delivery is pretty nice as well.

 

I'm not seeing the 24% discount for the purchase of 3 accessories.

ANyone know which model has the the stand version under accessories?  I've looked everywhere but not seeing it. :( :(

My AT&T Retailers and Corporate stores both don't even carry the wireless chargers, much less heard of the deal.

Why not order directly off the site?  They are offering free 2-day shipping.  Driving to a store can suck it.

@BTC: Online order not available only store pick up if you can find em'. I ended up getting 4 plates (3 black/1 white) for $21.62. I just bought one a few weeks back on eBay for $23 (shipped). Only if this deal had started sooner, I wouldn't have to shop on eBay...

I ordered 3 fatboy's and one charging plate online.  Maybe I won't get them, but the order status is "pending shipment".  The order confirmation I received said they should ship within 2-5 business days.

Called 4 AT&T stores - sure enough, the last one had just one left. They held it while I drove over to get it. $5.32 with tax. Sweet. 

All sold out in Vegas. They still have the DT-910's, but $50 is still too much. If they go for $10 I'm down to grab all these...

They didn't have any in-store but they let me order them from the store at the low, low price of $5. So at least store stock isn't a problem.

I went to the AT&T store in Chico, CA and they had about seven or eight of them in stock.  I picked up one and a Speck case for the 920 for a total of $10.75!!!

Thank you WPC and Jgbstetson for the heads up!

 

P.S. I'm a little surprised that the wireless charger can charge through the speck case.   It can charge, I am not sure how fast it will be, but it does charge.

Pick up one at ATT store off off 316/collins hill..Atlanta..check around for more....all out of stock...30096 area...

I called the att store to see if they have any and they said no. I went online and made an online order in store pick up for one and ended up leaving with two.

I just happened to check it out last night and order some blue ones.  I was able to get 4 for 15.90... Order hasn't been cancelled so I pretty sure I will receive them.  For under 35.00 I was about to get 8 Qi chargers... that's if they ship the 4 fatboys.