Deal: The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is only $99 on AT&T

Deal: The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is only $99 on AT&T
The case of Windows Phone is certainly at an interesting point in its life right now. Microsoft has been slowly making the switch away from a normal consumer base and to that of the business/enterprise market. This has been extremely evident with smartphones like the HP Elite x3, and while that may be a bummer for those of you who have been fans of this platform for quite some time, it's also opened the door to some pretty sweet deals as Microsoft is trying to clean house of their remaining inventory of past consumer-grade handsets.

In the latest offering, both AT&T and Microsoft are offering a pretty slick deal on the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. For those who don't remember, the Lumia 640 XL is a mid-range phablet that boasts a 5.7-inch 720p HD display, 13MP rear-camera, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and runs Windows Phone 8.1. Although it isn't the most exciting phone currently on the market, it offers a huge display and some solid battery life with a massive 3,000 mAh unit packed inside of it.


AT&T and Microsoft are both selling the Lumia 640 XL for just $99, and this is the first time that the phone's gotten a price cut since its reduction to $149 this past July. The Lumia 640 XL initially launched with a price of $249, so just $99 isn't that big of a pill to swallow at all. If you purchase the phone through AT&T, you can chose to either buy it outright at that $99 price tag or pay for it over the course of 30-months for $3.34./month. However, either way you'll be required to get a service plan through AT&T as well. Buying it directly through the Microsoft Store won't require you to activate the phone with AT&T, but only the white model is currently available. 

via Neowin

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Lumia 640 XL
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Getting any WP/W10M these days, certainly doesn't feel like a deal.

2. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Well I just broke the digitizer on my backup phone (blu energy xl) so this will be a nice replacement

3. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Wao I would have definitely gone with it, still $200 in my country, can't pay that much for a 1GB Ram model & 410 snapdragon, but $99 is really a sweet deal even for dying OS.

4. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

It would make a good GPS unit Download Here Maps and you have a stand-alone GPS without the need for a data connection.

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Here Maps stopped support for Windows 10 mobile. The Windows maps were really cool tho. Oh, now I wish I had a Windows phone again. I should probably spend $100 now :p

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

You're right it is called Window Maps now. New name for the same program. I don't have my Lumia 640 it in front of me at the moment but I think you can still download the European version of Here Maps in Windows 10. What I do know is last week I was using my Lumia 640 as a standalone GPS on my visit to Mexico.

7. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Too bad you don't have T-Mobile or you wouldn't need a standalone GPS.

15. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Yes because you know where I was in Mexico and that T-Mobile provides service there. Right? Or do you live such a sad life that you never stray outside the range of cell service?

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

your phone is wp 8.1 so you are not affected, and besides you can still download the maps regardless.

11. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This. It's only lost if you upgrade.

14. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I upgraded to Windows 10.

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Do a flash, but if you don't know how to, go to your local Microsoft store they'll do it for you, they even helped my out of warranty Lumia 1520 which had bricked because I played with an unreleased wm10 version. They're really chill and looking to help.

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

your phone is wp 8.1 so you are not affected, and besides you can still download the maps regardless.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

this phone is wp 8.1 so....

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And you can download the maps to your SD card and carry them from one WP to another.

16. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

WP 8.1 out of the box but upgradeable to WP 10

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

What does that have to do with anything?... Just don't update to wm10 it's not that hard

13. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

I wont use this garbage even if I get it for free.

20. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Feeling the love

17. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 161; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Love my lumia 640xl it's second to my 950xl gEttington rid of my Samsung s7 tried it but windows is my favourite

21. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks one of the reasons I think the "Surface smart phones will become a reality is if Microsoft indeed discontinues the sales of the Lumia line of smart phones Microsoft has to have a smart phone to sell to businesses and police departments and ect that have ALREADY HAVE ACCEPTED WINDOWS 10 MOBILES SMART PHONES AS THE ONES they give their employees. I believe the Lumia 640 is used by some businesses now so it has to be replaced by the "Surface" smart phones when the lumia smart phones brand is retired. December 2016 is when we should get info about the retirement of Lumia smart phones' frankly i think that Microsoft should still continue to make and sell some models of the Lumia smart phones especioally the ones they now sell to police departments an businesses in case their smart phone breaks ect

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