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Promoted 09-13-2013 by iconian at 03:48 PM View Original Post
HSN has Nokia Lumia 521 4" Prepaid Windows 8 Smartphone for T-Mobile + Accessories for $99.95 - $20 with coupon code 135235 = $79.90. Shipping is $9.95 Thanks Follywood

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  • 1GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • 4" 800x400 IPS Screen w/ 5MP Rear Camera
  • 1430mAh Battery
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
Price Research: Our research indicates that Nokia Lumia 521 4" Prepaid Windows 8 Smartphone for T-Mobile is $30 lower (23% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $130 to $158. - yuugotserved
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Edited September 14, 2013 at 05:28 AM by Follywood
Its on sale at HSN.com for $99.95 use coupon code 135235 and it will take off $20. So it will then be $79.95. Its free shipping now! used checkout as guest. If you are broke you can also pay by using their interest free flex pay.

http://www.hsn.com/products/nokia...ted=False&
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Last Edited by jodaboda October 3, 2013 at 09:12 PM
DEAD AND SOLD OUT!


If you ordered the phone last night and got charged shipping - then use HSN CHAT and odds are you will get the 10 back. DO NOT CALL THEM SINCE CHAT FOLKS ARE DIFFERENT THEN LIVE. There has been little success with calling but allot of success with HSN CHAT on getting shipping refund .. no rhyme or reason.

YOU MUST check out availability in your area, and have it shipped to an area T-Mobile considers an area having coverage OR THEY WILL CANCEL YOUR ORDER. After T-Mobile cancel, and 2 weeks of dealing with HSN I had this shipped to an address in a T-Mobiles preferred city. Pulled out a pair of scissors and activated on a $15unlimited text/month-10 cent a minute plan. Nice Phone! I turned off data. Wink

You may find no tax online but will with phone order.


$10 off $20 purchase at HSN with Bank of America debit/credit. Just login to your account and claim the cash back

5% with Discover // Discover has cracked down on giving bonus CB on orders with coupon codes.

Ordered 2 phones separately with no shipping nor tax on either.

This phone is compatible with pre-paid / no-contract providers on T-Mobile's network, and AT&T's network if *unlocked.

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*WARNING: Several people have mentioned the AT&T 520 being easier to "Unlock" implying it would be a better choice than the T-Mobile branded Nokia Lumia 521. What these people are NOT mentioning is AT&T uses different frequencies than T-Mobile.

AT&T uses WCDMA 900 and 2100 (2100 for DATA IIRC)
T-Mobile uses 850 and 1700 (1700 being for DATA)

Typically when using a QUAD band phone on another carrier "Voice" will work, but beyond that full speed DATA. MMS, Picture messaging and having a working Voice Mail indicator isn't going to work properly, if at all.

Another consideration beyond phone having the correct frequencies is all carriers "Brand" the phone with carrier specific software, and or settings that are proprietary to their network.

Short version is if you're "on" AT&T network a AT&T branded phone will be a better choice, If on T-Mobile network a T-Mobile branded phone will be the better choice.

T-Mobile Lumia 521 specs:
http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/...php?p=4062
GSM 850
GSM 900
GSM 1800
GSM 1900
WCDMA 850
WCDMA 1700
WCDMA 1900


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Some have reported success requesting the unlock code from T-Mobile, 7 days after activating T-Mo service or adding it to an existing T-Mo account. More info on compatible providers and plans www.allprepaidplans.com/ [allprepaidplans.com]

T-Mobile based providers: GIV, GoSmart, TracFone, Lyca, MetroPCS, PTel, Ready SIM, StraightTalk, Solavei, Simple Mobile, Ultra Mobile, Spot Mobile
AT&T based providers: AirVoice, good2GO, H20, NET10, Red Pocket, TracFone, StraightTalk and Cricket.

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The cheapest "Pay As You Go" providers from the above list are:

T-Mobile Network:
Lyca-mobile [2¢/4¢/6¢ for talk/text/data respectively]
Ptel [5¢/2¢/10¢ for talk/text/data respectively]
SpotMobile [$25 unlimited talk/text monthly]

AT&T Network:
good2go-mobile [5¢/5¢/50¢ for talk/text/data respectively]
h2o-wireless [5¢/5¢/30¢ for talk/text/data respectively]

Lyca-mobile:
According to their website you need to get this phone unlocked to work on their network.
Q: What kind of phone do I need? Is a locked T-Mobile phone okay?
A: Lycamobile calls themselves a true mvno and uses their own mobile network code. That means the phone must be unlocked. Almost all other T-Mobile mvno's do not do this. That is why other T-Mobile mvno's can use locked T-Mobile phones.

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Quote from Vannita View Post :
I would say for many people, they pay for more service than they actually use. I know I did for many years with an AT&T post-paid plan. Ptel and other MVNO's offer an excellent alternative and meets the needs of most at a substantial savings.
When you make a recommendation, tell people the actual differences and let them decide.
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When you make a recommendation, tell people the actual differences and let them decide.
Yep, and the biggest actual difference for me is that T-mobile's cheapest pre-paid service costs 75% more and would offer nothing that would justify me paying more than what I do with an MVNO. Others may not feel the same way which is why T-Mobile's can charge 75% for the essentially the same phone service with a larger coverage area.
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Yep, and the biggest actual difference for me is that T-mobile's cheapest pre-paid service costs 75% more and would offer nothing that would justify me paying more than what I do with an MVNO. Others may not feel the same way which is why T-Mobile's can charge 75% for the essentially the same phone service with a larger coverage area.
T-Mobile's cheapest per minute plan is 500% more expensive than LycaMobile's per minute plan.
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I ordered this phone. I've got a damaged S2 and I'll be moving the S2's number over to the 521's micro sim since I don't think this one will fit. What would be the best way to transfer the contacts to the new phone? Move the contacts to the S2's SD card and install it in the 521?
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I ordered this phone. I've got a damaged S2 and I'll be moving the S2's number over to the 521's micro sim since I don't think this one will fit. What would be the best way to transfer the contacts to the new phone? Move the contacts to the S2's SD card and install it in the 521?
When you get your Lumia 521 up and running, there is an app in the Store called Transfer My Data made by Nokia. This should help you port everything over from your old phone via Bluetooth. It's farking magic.
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T-Mobile's cheapest per minute plan is 500% more expensive than LycaMobile's per minute plan.
I know Lyca is the cheapest PayGo T-Mobile MVNO. I mentioned Ptel because it works with T-Mobile branded phones without having to unlock the device, which is currently expensive and hard to do for the Lumia 521.
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It has been reported the 521 works with Ptel, including 4G data out of the box without having to unlock the phone. According to T-Mobile's Sim unlock policy, the device must be on their network for 40 days and you must spend at least $50 in prepaid refills before they will provide the unlock code.:

http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-1588
So this phone would definitely work with ptel without unlocking it?
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So this phone would definitely work with ptel without unlocking it?
yes, just put in the ptel sim and it will work and it will also show the 4G signal
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Spent a couple of hours to get the coupon to work and finally gave up..tried switching cc, emails, paypal, guest checkout etc etc and always get that i am not eligible for the coupon Frown
I also had same trouble but caught a guy in the chat and asked him to apply the coupon and finally it was a success
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I also had same trouble but caught a guy in the chat and asked him to apply the coupon and finally it was a success

Try a different browser. I used Chrome for one..then purchased another (as guest checkout) with MS Explorer.
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Nice case for $4.97 at Amazon (shipped/sold by Amazon)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D4YJX1G
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yes, just put in the ptel sim and it will work and it will also show the 4G signal
Thanks
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#448
Quick question guys. I currently have tmobile with a normal sim. I dont really feel like cutting up a normal sim into a micro incase something breaks. Can I just walk into my tmoblie store down the road and ask them to transfer the normal sim info to the micro sim? They have the equipment to do that stuff right?
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Quote from darksim001 View Post :
Quick question guys. I currently have tmobile with a normal sim. I dont really feel like cutting up a normal sim into a micro incase something breaks. Can I just walk into my tmoblie store down the road and ask them to transfer the normal sim info to the micro sim? They have the equipment to do that stuff right?
yes, they will just switch out the old sim for a new micro sim, they shouldnt charge you either.
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If this phone gets unlocked , can it be used internationally ? In Europe or asia ?

Thanks
Who's unlocking it for you?
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