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520 VS 521 for US service

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jt123
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520 VS 521 for US service

I recently got a nokia lumia 520 and it gets very bad service with a net10 plan and an at&t sim. I can walk arround and the bars move from no service to 3 bars and back. I only have a verizon and an at&t tower in my area. I notices that there is a slightt difference in the data network specs

 

The Nokia 520 specs are:

  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 

The Nokia 521 Specs are:

  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • WCDMA network: 1700 - 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 

If I was to get the 521 instead of the 520 would i have less problems with service?

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ceroberts75
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Re: 520 VS 521 for US service

hmm. the 521 was made specifically for tmobile. so you would have to get it unlocked...which shouldn't be a problem if you pay full price for it.
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