Nokia Lumia 920 is a now compatible with Vodafone's 4G network.
When Nokia announced the Lumia 920 one of its major selling points was that it was a"4G Ready" smartphone. However, when bought on an operator not offering 4G at the time the feature was disabled. This is quite a common occurrence and is done to increase a smartphones battery life.
However, since the Lumia 920's release Vodafone have rolled out their 4G network in the UK. That means the smartphone needed a software update in order to connect to Vodafone's 4G network. Thankfully, Nokia have now begun rolling out a firmware update (OTA) for Nokia Lumia 920 owners which re-activates 4G LTE.
Existing Lumia 920 owners looking to take advantage of Vodafone's 4G network will have to live in London - because that's the only place Vodafone 4G is currently available. You'll also have to ring up Vodafone and upgrade to 4G - that means paying extra and taking out a fresh contract.
Presumably Nokia are already working on a similar update for owners of the smartphone on O2. While, other 4G-enabled Nokia smartphones will also need to be updated : including the Lumia 820 and Lumia 925. It's a pretty simple update and one which has obviously been planned, so it should be quick and painless.
We presume that all smartphones now sold on Vodafone will come with 4G connectivity enabled by default. However, we're yet to get this information confirmed by Vodafone themselves.
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By Kevin Thomas on 03rd September, 2013