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$29.99 buys you the Microsoft Lumia 640 at Walmart and Best Buy

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$29.99 buys you the Microsoft Lumia 640 at Walmart and Best Buy
Looking for a serviceable handset at a very cheap price? Both Walmart and Best Buy are offering the Microsoft Lumia 640 for $29.99. The device is available for AT&T's GoPhone pre-paid offering, and Microsoft has promised that the phone will be updated to Windows 10 Mobile. The price cut is approximately 50% from both retailers.

The Lumia 640 carries a 5-inch LCD screen with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. The Snapdragon 400 SoC is under the hood featuring a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

An 8MP camera adorns the back of the unit, and a .9MP snapper on the front of the phone handles selfies and video chats. A 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Windows Phone 8.1 is pre-installed.

AT&T's GoPhone pre-paid service has three tiers of service. All three plans come with unlimited talk and text, and unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 countries. The $30 a month plan allows you to purchase 100MB of data for $5. The $45 a month service ($40 with auto-refill) comes with 2GB of data and rollover minutes. The $60 a month plan ($55 with auto refill) comes with 5GB of data, rollover minutes, free talk and text from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico, and free talk and text in Canada and Mexico.


source: Walmart, BestBuy via WMPoweruser

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posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:55 1

1. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


You can buy these phones for a way higher trade in value to Verizon or ATT for store/bill credit. Perfect for buying the new Note 6 or iPhone 7 to save a few bucks, or even the S7/G5

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:00 1

2. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


They don't trade in prepaid phones, tried that.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:04

3. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Really? Dang..Someone on some Android message board I was reading said it worked for them. Guess Abe Lincoln was right... "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet"...

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 08:43

18. Pavarottipig (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2016)


WP is a buggy flop!

Even Nokia died !

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:28 1

20. Bernoulli (Posts: 4092; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Nokia is still alive and recently acquired a nice chunk of Alcatel-Lucent, what cave are you from?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:19

4. vijay.alapati (Posts: 146; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Can this be updated to Win 10?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:21 5

5. Eclectech (Posts: 223; Member since: 01 May 2013)


reading is fundamental...

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:08 1

6. jojon (Posts: 335; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


read the article again dummy

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:28

21. Bernoulli (Posts: 4092; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Yeah.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:37 3

7. DnB925Art (Posts: 1025; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I bought this to use it on T-Mo. You can get it SIM unlocked for free directly from AT&T. Then I loaded the T-Mo stock ROM with the help of XDA. Upgraded to Win 10 and enjoying it on T-Mo!

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:03

8. bikrame (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


Does it get LTE from Tmobile ?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 21:44

12. tacarat (Posts: 786; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Prepaid / GoPhone®
The device must be active for at least six months of paid service

How'd you get around that? They generally don't let you talk to humans for this.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 03:21 2

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


There is an option for "non AT&T customer" or something like that.
And make sure you take the sim card out of the phone before you turn it on for the first time. I've heard that it will register the phone on AT&T network and you won't be able to unlock it as a non-AT&T customer.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:16

19. tacarat (Posts: 786; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Interesting. I thought they'd have blocked that as an option. It's not something I saw as a rep way back when. Then again, it'd make less sense for me to see it.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:04

9. bikrame (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


Can we unlock it ? Where and how ?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:30

22. Bernoulli (Posts: 4092; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Google my friend.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 18:06 1

23. Jason78 (Posts: 252; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


AT&T will unlock it for free. Just take the AT&T sim out before you power on the phone for the first time. Go to AT&T's unlock website linked below, select "non AT&T mobility customer, request the unlock code, and in 1-2 days you are good to go.

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:46

10. dazed1 (Posts: 424; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


s400, good luck.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 21:33

11. KeyserSoze (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Bought this 640 GoPhone for $30 at BestBuy during last Xmas. WP 8.1's UI is pure sht, don't know if WP10 is any better. They keep promising the 10 update for how long now? Still haven't received it yet. Microsoft failed majorly, this crap-platform is DEAD, fuhgetaboutit!

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:49

16. garciano (unregistered)


then why did you buy it dufus?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:02 1

17. KeyserSoze (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


--- then why did you buy it dufus? ---

@garciano
To examine first hand that WinPhones ARE indeed ugly, useless, and worthless, dipsht.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 23:01

13. clay91071 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


Got it for 29.99 from WalMart, put my Cricket SIM in, updated to Win 10.....
No issues........

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 02:39

14. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


is this phone compatible with GSM networks worldwide? if yes can any kind soul send it to me in India. I will pay for it!

want to show off that I have a WP and don't use it

I m on Resurrection Remix 5.1.1 though :)

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 21:35

24. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I would better to have a 650 over the 640 because the 650 has 16 gigs of main memory and a thinner better case design than the 640.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 13:17

25. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


wish this deal was on a verizon.650 if verizon had one. I got a call from verizon today asking me how my service was going. then they said i was eligible for a smart phone upgrade and offered me Android Samsung S6 and Apple iphones. I said no thanks I want a Windows smart phone and got offered a Verizon MS Lumia 735. I turned Verizon's offer down because my old Windows smart phone was better than Verizon MS LUMIA 735. Folks i hope Microsoft and Verizon stop.hurting their Windows smart phone fan customers.It's damn sad that windows smart phones fans HAVE NO Flagship Windows 10 mobile smart Phone on Verizon.. Verizon's Windows smart phones fans only hope it seems now is if The HP Elite X3 comes to Verizon since Microsoft cannot get a Flagship Windows 10 mobile smart phone on the Verizon carrier net work

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