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is there a cheap decent smartphone under $50 that is unlockable without jumping through hoops?

4,022 578 September 3, 2019 at 02:17 AM
Just looking for a basic quad core phone, 16gb 2gb ram, 5mp+ camera.

unlockable by buying unlock code.

i remember a few years ago, you could buy an ATT prepaid phone and unlock it right away.

does this still exist?

I see ATT has a $2 daily prepaid plan which charges you only if you use it. If I don't make any calls at all, and subscribe for 6 months without paying anything, maybe I can get an unlock?

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The first that comes to mind is the Moto e4. Although, I think you would still be looking around $70 for it. It may not be quad core though.. I would consult phonearena. Just be aware that there are some RAM/Storage options that may not be represented on that site. (Manufacturers sometimes release a larger storage capacity to certain vendors) Amazon and Newegg might have some deals too.
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There are a few good used phone deals i have found...... I think an s6 is close to the price. It's older and will probably not get updates. Or you could look at something like a lg g5.....

EBay swappa are both good I look for mint grad A etc
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It's hard finding such a phone for $50 or less. However, if you can spend $80, looking into the BLU Vivo X5 might be exactly what you are looking for. It has 64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, is unlocked, has 16/8 MP cameras and more. If $50 is the max you can spend, it does become harder meeting your requirements. At $50, there is a LG G5 in serviceable condition that is unlocked on eBay that also has high specs for a great price.
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