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Microsoft Lumia 640 ATT $30 Microsoft Store B&M YMMV

cheapg33k 61 34 February 9, 2016 at 01:39 PM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Hi just went to my local Microsoft store and they had the ATT Lumia 640 Prepaid Phone on sale again for $29.99. CSR said it is part of their President Day Sale. Good Luck!
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I guess this has to be standard price now , any student discount will make it slick
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hmm , their website has it listed for 47 bucks
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Mine says it is $49 [microsoftstore.com]
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Mine says it is $49 [microsoftstore.com]
Hi guys. Presidents Day Sale in store. The tag has the $29.99 price. Perhaps not advertised yet?

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Hi guys. Presidents Day Sale in store. The tag has the $29.99 price. Perhaps not advertised yet?
This was in San Francisco Ca
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Mine says it is $49 [microsoftstore.com]
Great deal! Have some gift cards in tempted to use. Thanks OP!

In my observation, Microsoft Stores (B&M) and microsoftstore.com operate separately 9 times out of 10. There are occasional exceptions, like holiday doorbusters, but it sounds like this is not one, given the current price on the site. Or it could be waiting for the weekend to match the stores.
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is this a prepaid phone that can be unlocked and used internationally?
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I got this for $30 previously.

Super easy to unlock and pretty easy to flash to T-Mobile ROM (adds band 12). If you're careful you can even flash it to T-Mobile without using any sketchy third party software (only software downloaded from Microsoft themselves). Even the T-Mobile ROM itself can be downloaded from Microsoft. Only third party thing I even downloaded was one 7zip file and that only contained configuration catalog/XML, not binaries.

I've been using the phone for a week. Pretty incredible for a $30 phone, heck it would be good for a $60 phone. Camera is decent, build is solid, the thing feels fast & fluid (although still running 8.1, not 10 preview) and overall I have no big complaints about hardware. If I had to whine: No LED notification light and it could be a little brighter screen.

Windows Phone lacks apps, that's the main gotcha here. The built in apps are pretty solid, the OS has some missing stuff (e.g. quick launch second row, flashlight, et al) but much of it is coming in the Windows Phone 10 release. I really like the on-screen keyboard.

The phone is a steal at $30, in particular after you unlock it. But if you're a heavy app user maybe research before you even spend that, no value in buying one only to never use it because it lacks a certain app.

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is this a prepaid phone that can be unlocked and used internationally?
It is prepaid and can be unlocked.

For international support look up the frequencies it supports and compare them to the countries you're visiting. It is GSM so will work in Europe, but likely not Japan, and you may miss high speed data in some places.
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is this a prepaid phone that can be unlocked and used internationally?
yes you can
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is this a prepaid phone that can be unlocked and used internationally?
All I did was buy it, take out the sim that was included, and put in my own and then start it up. Worked immediately.
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All I did was buy it, take out the sim that was included, and put in my own and then start it up. Worked immediately.
What service you using?
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I got this for $30 previously.

Super easy to unlock and pretty easy to flash to T-Mobile ROM (adds band 12). If you're careful you can even flash it to T-Mobile without using any sketchy third party software (only software downloaded from Microsoft themselves). Even the T-Mobile ROM itself can be downloaded from Microsoft. Only third party thing I even downloaded was one 7zip file and that only contained configuration catalog/XML, not binaries.
Any good T-Mobile flash guides you can recommend? Would you still have the option of upgrading to Win10 later? Thanks.
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Any good T-Mobile flash guides you can recommend? Would you still have the option of upgrading to Win10 later? Thanks.

Guide:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/w...st64841455

The carrier has nothing to do with the phone OS version. Once you are on either carrier, when WP10 releases they both will push it to your phone, OR you can install the preview version of WP10 at your own leisure. Using the above guide you can also switch back and forth between carriers as you please.
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I got this for $30 previously.

Super easy to unlock and pretty easy to flash to T-Mobile ROM (adds band 12). If you're careful you can even flash it to T-Mobile without using any sketchy third party software (only software downloaded from Microsoft themselves). Even the T-Mobile ROM itself can be downloaded from Microsoft. Only third party thing I even downloaded was one 7zip file and that only contained configuration catalog/XML, not binaries.

I've been using the phone for a week. Pretty incredible for a $30 phone, heck it would be good for a $60 phone. Camera is decent, build is solid, the thing feels fast & fluid (although still running 8.1, not 10 preview) and overall I have no big complaints about hardware. If I had to whine: No LED notification light and it could be a little brighter screen.

Windows Phone lacks apps, that's the main gotcha here. The built in apps are pretty solid, the OS has some missing stuff (e.g. quick launch second row, flashlight, et al) but much of it is coming in the Windows Phone 10 release. I really like the on-screen keyboard.

The phone is a steal at $30, in particular after you unlock it. But if you're a heavy app user maybe research before you even spend that, no value in buying one only to never use it because it lacks a certain app.



It is prepaid and can be unlocked.

For international support look up the frequencies it supports and compare them to the countries you're visiting. It is GSM so will work in Europe, but likely not Japan, and you may miss high speed data in some places.
so which guide did you follow?
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Quote from UnoriginalGuy View Post :
I got this for $30 previously.

Super easy to unlock and pretty easy to flash to T-Mobile ROM (adds band 12). If you're careful you can even flash it to T-Mobile without using any sketchy third party software (only software downloaded from Microsoft themselves). Even the T-Mobile ROM itself can be downloaded from Microsoft. Only third party thing I even downloaded was one 7zip file and that only contained configuration catalog/XML, not binaries.

I've been using the phone for a week. Pretty incredible for a $30 phone, heck it would be good for a $60 phone. Camera is decent, build is solid, the thing feels fast & fluid (although still running 8.1, not 10 preview) and overall I have no big complaints about hardware. If I had to whine: No LED notification light and it could be a little brighter screen.

Windows Phone lacks apps, that's the main gotcha here. The built in apps are pretty solid, the OS has some missing stuff (e.g. quick launch second row, flashlight, et al) but much of it is coming in the Windows Phone 10 release. I really like the on-screen keyboard.

The phone is a steal at $30, in particular after you unlock it. But if you're a heavy app user maybe research before you even spend that, no value in buying one only to never use it because it lacks a certain app.



It is prepaid and can be unlocked.

For international support look up the frequencies it supports and compare them to the countries you're visiting. It is GSM so will work in Europe, but likely not Japan, and you may miss high speed data in some places.
im looking at thailand and southeast asia. any insight on those?
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