Until March 19th, you can pick up T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 521 for $59.99; no contract required
The $59.99 deal is available from Newegg and you will need to use the coupon code EMCPGWG83 when you checkout to get the
$30 discount from the online retailer's everyday price of 89.99. There is a limit of two phones per person.
While the Nokia Lumia 521 has just a rear-facing 5MP camera and doesn't offer a flash for it, you will still have access to HERE maps which for many, makes this a fantastic deal. No, this is certainly not a mid-range or high-end phone considering that it carries just 512MB of RAM and a 4 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 800. And the dual-core 1GHz CPU won't blow anyone away. But if you need a phone to make calls, play the occasional game, take pictures in the daylight and help get you from one place to another, paying $59.99 for the Nokia Lumia 521 is well worth it.
source: Newegg via UnwiredView
1. hurrycanger (Posts: 1421; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Newegg is cool. XD
The Lumia 925 is pretty cheap there, too. Only $240
18. sprockkets (Posts: 1453; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Moto G at aio (att prepaid) is $99
Lumia 620 is $80 which covers most of the 520's shortcomings.
I'd get the moto G at tmobile but they don't want to sell it. Their loss, as I'm jumping ship.
21. sprockkets (Posts: 1453; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I guess yesterday was the last day for the $99 moto g, it is back to $149. They had a decent $50 Samsung Galaxy Amp, but was out of stock. Back to $129.
Lumia 620 now cheaper there for now vs the 520.
I got it for $99 though :) :) :)
24. hurrycanger (Posts: 1421; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
It doesn't really matter if tmo sells the Moto G. The price won't be less than $200 anyway, lol. (Though I do want to see the Tmobile Moto G being sold at $100, too)
But well, people like me may find no reason to switch just because of the Moto G being a little cheaper. My family plan is still dirt cheap, $30 a person after tax and everything.
1000 minutes, unl text and 2gb data each person at 4g speed.
Oh and the just ended blackberry promotion at tmobile was a big win for many tmo customers including myself. XD
3. Doakie (Posts: 1422; Member since: 06 May 2009)
:-/ I'd rather buy an Alcatel One Touch Evolve at $49 through Best Buy. At least then you'd have Google Apps....
12. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Ya it would be a nice backup phone, maybe I'll pick one up.
7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1421; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
That thing sucks comparing ti the 521. The display is very very bad, and the cameras don't even take viewable photos. Battery life is no good either. xD
I have an Evolve and a L521. The 521 doesn't lag as much and itbis not as slow as the Evolve. I agree that the good about the Evolve is Google apps, but that's pretty much it.
And oh man, the display. I want to mention it again because it's so annoying, haha. You gotta use to believe. XD
Not trying to disagree with you or anything. I just want to mention the cons so other people here can see. :D
26. rdaex (Posts: 106; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Id rather have Mike Tyson use my jibblies as a sparring partner than use the Evolve.
9. Bernoulli (Posts: 2027; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
dude it's the first time I've ever seen you back nokia up haha
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9495; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I've always been an avid supporter for the 520/521. It's literally the best thing $80 can buy in the tech world.
25. hurrycanger (Posts: 1421; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
The L521 at this competitive price is totally worth backing up. :D
10. Deaconclgi (Posts: 376; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
So...what you are saying is that I can get a new Moto G for $59.99? Please provide a link because PhoneArena provided a link to back up what they are saying.
If you are NOT saying that the Moto G can be purchased for the same price as the Lumia 521 then your words are not relevant to this article and are misguided at best and biased with your own personal agenda in the worst case scenario.
11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I didnt say anything i just said moto g. Oversmart brains start assuming lol. But honestly for extra $100 you get much more.
13. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I see this as a backup phone/cheap phone for your kids.
15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9495; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I didn't say anything. I just said it was $100 more expensive. Oversmart brains start assuming lol. But honestly for $100 less, you get a fully operating smartphone capable of HSPA+ 21 speeds.
16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I was replying to comment #10 anyway.
17. sprockkets (Posts: 1453; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
$99 at aio wireless. Get the Nokia 620 for $80 if you want wp.
Otherwise, $60 or whatever the 520 isn't worth it period.
19. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 911; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Talking about hitting lower price points...
20. AfterShock (Posts: 3697; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
The driving force of wp market share.
Drug dealers pay and go phones.
J/k wp fans
22. Liveitup (Posts: 1739; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Budget smartphones makes up a large percentage of Android smartphones marketshare, guess they are Drug dealers pay and go phones as well.
23. papss (unregistered)
Great deal.. Don't think it could be much more cheap
27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2256; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
As a WP guy, I was wondering what you think of using the X line over this to push MS's services. Even with the regular price starting at $90, why are they not using the Lumia 500 & 600 series to promote MS's services, and instead are using a forked version of their competitor's OS with their services in place of their competition's services?
I don't want to start anything here, but it almost seems like they think that WP won't be as successful as Android with MS services to further their consumer adoption. To me, if they really believed in WP, they'd continue to build on the buzz that the 500 & 600 series have created. To me it's like Sony selling a desktop PC with an LG display, or Ford selling a car with a Chevy motor in it. It sends a mixed message.