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Nokia Lumia 521 4" Prepaid Windows 8 Smartphone for T-Mobile EXPIRED

mikeymikehq 89 May 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (4) More Walmart Deals
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Promoted 06-18-2013 at 11:06 PM View Original Post
Walmart has Nokia Lumia 521 4" Prepaid Windows 8 Smartphone for T-Mobile for $129.88 with free store pickup. Thanks mikeymikehq

Specs
  • 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
Review courtesy of Engadget

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Edited June 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM by widgit
Local Walmarts now have these in stock. I live near Cleveland Ohio , and a store very close to me had 6 available.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nokia-L...e/24099994

*sold out online currentlydrool

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#46
I have a question. I'm with Tmo right now with the basic plan but no data plan. (I have my work phone for all that.)

Will Tmo force you to somehow add data onto your current plan? I just need a phone I can do some occasionally wifi surfing.
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Quote from kamakazii View Post :
I'm avoiding opening a WP8 vs Android vs iOS discussion. But here's what I'll say.

It's a smallish phone with low resolution. Relatively slow CPU even for WP8 standards. Build quality is very plasticy. Although the apps quantity are building, there are still some key ones missing and those popular ones that are there, their quality are still in its infancy. No direct Google app support (Gmail, Google Music, Google Maps, Google Drive, etc...) yeah, MS and Nokia has similar services and apps, but Google services and apps are still ahead of the game in the key ones.
You are not avoiding anything by posting something controversial. Smilie

You are right that there are no Google apps, however the standard mail app works with gmail and calendar perfectly. Nokia Drive provides online and offline GPS Navigation etc. and App availability is much less of a factor than a year ago with top apps appearing weekly often with more features than on other platforms.

It is a smallish phone and some will love that given the number of iPhone users.

For an off contract phone that is brand new it's hard to beat this for price/performance.
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#48
All sold out in Las vegas Frown
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Quote from KinKin View Post :
I have a question. I'm with Tmo right now with the basic plan but no data plan. (I have my work phone for all that.)

Will Tmo force you to somehow add data onto your current plan? I just need a phone I can do some occasionally wifi surfing.
No they will not force data on you - I know guys using their $100/year plan without data, wifi only on similar phones.
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Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
No they will not force data on you - I know guys using their $100/year plan without data, wifi only on similar phones.
Thanks, rep
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Quote from kamakazii View Post :
I'm avoiding opening a WP8 vs Android vs iOS discussion. But here's what I'll say.

It's a smallish phone with low resolution. Relatively slow CPU even for WP8 standards. Build quality is very plasticy. Although the apps quantity are building, there are still some key ones missing and those popular ones that are there, their quality are still in its infancy. No direct Google app support (Gmail, Google Music, Google Maps, Google Drive, etc...) yeah, MS and Nokia has similar services and apps, but Google services and apps are still ahead of the game in the key ones.
Gmail - Works perfectly on WP
Google Music - WP has Nokia Music, Xbox Music, pandora etc etc
Google Maps - Nokia maps - as a bonus works offlien as well. fyi, nokia is the world's largest map company.
Google Drive - Skydrive is way better and tightly integrated, GDrive also has 3rd parth apps

I bet you have never touched a windows phone LMAO

This phone is just awesome at $129. Resolution, screen, quality is perfectly acceptable at this price point. Don't believe me, just look around other Android phones that sell at this price point and if you are not a blind fanboy, you will figure it out on your own.
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Quote from KinKin View Post :
I have a question. I'm with Tmo right now with the basic plan but no data plan. (I have my work phone for all that.)

Will Tmo force you to somehow add data onto your current plan? I just need a phone I can do some occasionally wifi surfing.
No. I have HTC Radars, for a year I didn't use any data plan on them. Then I got one line free data for a while Smilie promo, now it cost me $20 monthly. TMobile doesn't enforce data plans. NOT like ATT.
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#53
Quote from xon3R4Te View Post :
Any clearance on the S3 will likely still be more than double the price of the Lumia. These are unsubsidized prices so costs will not be hidden any more by the carrier. S3 should be ~$300 or likely more even when S4 launches based on S2 prices long after the S3 launch.

For this reason, a discounted S3 will not be a comparably priced alternative to the Lumia within the next year. You will be able to purchase 2 to 3 Lumias for the price of one S3. On the other hand, the S3 is a lot better phone.
Yeah you're not kidding. I just looked on their site and the S3 is $69 with a 2 year contract. Buying the phone outright is like $500. The S4 was $150/$600, and the S2 was free/$350.

I wonder if I get this if I can still bundle into a family plan with keeping her existing phone. I think last time I asked you can only do that when getting new phones and contracts
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Quote from KinKin View Post :
I have a question. I'm with Tmo right now with the basic plan but no data plan. (I have my work phone for all that.)

Will Tmo force you to somehow add data onto your current plan? I just need a phone I can do some occasionally wifi surfing.
You won't be forced to add data. (edit: oops, late reply)
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Quote from kamakazii View Post :
I'm avoiding opening a WP8 vs Android vs iOS discussion. But here's what I'll say.

It's a smallish phone with low resolution. Relatively slow CPU even for WP8 standards. Build quality is very plasticy. Although the apps quantity are building, there are still some key ones missing and those popular ones that are there, their quality are still in its infancy. No direct Google app support (Gmail, Google Music, Google Maps, Google Drive, etc...) yeah, MS and Nokia has similar services and apps, but Google services and apps are still ahead of the game in the key ones.
Thanks so much for the rundown. I feel phone dumb whenever I open one of these phone threads.

I'm wanting to replace my Mytouch 4g, it has baby food liquid under the screen. Drives me nuts, lol. I think this will be a good replacement. Smilie
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#56
Can we unlock by our own by just having another t-mobile prepaid sim card?
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Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
Gmail - Works perfectly on WP
Google Music - WP has Nokia Music, Xbox Music, pandora etc etc
Google Maps - Nokia maps - as a bonus works offlien as well. fyi, nokia is the world's largest map company.
Google Drive - Skydrive is way better and tightly integrated, GDrive also has 3rd parth apps

I bet you have never touched a windows phone LMAO

This phone is just awesome at $129. Resolution, screen, quality is perfectly acceptable at this price point. Don't believe me, just look around other Android phones that sell at this price point and if you are not a blind fanboy, you will figure it out on your own.
Jeez, I knew I'd open a can of worms. It only takes a blind fanboy to get so upset and attack every point. Yes, I've used it and have recommended it for people who starting out on smart phones. I've already stated this is a good deal and a good phone. So calling me a fanboy is in error from the pot calling the kettle black.

As for the apps. People who are tied to GMail app in iOS and Android won't find it on WP8. Outlook app is decent, but I don't want to change my email addy over. I guess one can use POP3 to access their GMail, but its meh.

Google Music is a lockerbox music service. You won't find this free service on WP8. Spotify is a decent lockerbox-ish service, but it requires paid subscription. Pandora is not a lockerbox music service.

Nokia maps is a decent challenge to Google Maps, but Google Maps has the way upper hand in search. Street View on Google is a tremendous time saver when I'm trying to get to places and what to expect at my location or turn points.

GDrive is tied to Google Docs. Both are free. Although SkyDrive is free as well, to use Word and Excel online, you have to purchase a subscription.

Yeah, there's workaround for a lot of Google services on WP8 though third party apps, but they are not as full featured as the direct apps from Google and not to mention I don't want to share my login with third parties.
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All sold out in Las vegas Frown
I don't think the Walmarts in western states have received their shipments yet. I would keep checking the next couple of days.
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The store in Norwalk , CT has two in stock. Talking to the cell phone worker was a very difficult experience.
My point is , first two Walmarts I have contacted had them in stock.
With Walmart , unfortunately , DO NOT EXPECT HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE.
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#60
Quote from Viipottaja View Post :
Smallish phone = 4 inches is the new small. Stick Out Tongue
Low resolution = 800x480 is hardly "low" IMO, especially for the price point
Build quality = have you actually used the phone? I would venture a guess its build quality is better than most at this price.
Quality of apps = true for some apps, false IMHO for others where the Modern UI makes for a very nice user experience (even if a feature or two of the app may be missing).
Google apps = true, given Google's refusal to make them and its "hate-hate" relationship with MS. Smilie However, Nokia Maps and Drive give you FULL AND TRUE off line maps (i.e. no data usage needed even when you travel), Nokia Music gives free streaming and off-line downloads of playlists, Nokia City Lens is a pretty darn awesome augmented reality app for when you are in a new city or looking for e.g. a new restaurant to try in your own city. Nokia Transit is another great one if you use public transit often. The mail client on WP is also very nice to use. So not sure if I would call Googles "ahead of the game" necessarily.

So in a nutshell its not that "basic" IMO and especially not at this price point. Smilie
I second this. The only Google services I used now is Youtube. I don't care about other google products. I much prefer Outlook.com over gmail, Nokia Music (free streaming) over Google Music, Nokia Drive over gmap because is also an offline GPS/map.

Pandora also give free one year subscription to Lumia owner.
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