Get a Lumia 520 and 12-month Xbox Music Pass for $99, only in the USA

Get a Lumia 520 and 12-month Xbox Music Pass for $99, only in the USA

Microsoft has an offer that anybody hunting for a budget-conscious smartphone must consider. Between February 3rd and 17th, residents of the US and Puerto Rico can pick up a Lumia 520 (on AT&T) or 521 (on T-Mobile) phone, bundled with a 12-month Xbox Music Pass for $99. As both items cost $99 separately, shaving half off their combined price means you have a fantastic deal on your hands.



At $99, the Lumia 520/521 is one of the best, if not the single best choice for a smartphone on a budget. We tend to abstain from strict opinions, but we know our stuff, and we're certain - no matter what wizardry you try, you won't get Android to run as smoothly on $99 hardware as Windows Phone 8 does. Besides, with its dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM (adequate for WP8), 4-inch IPS display, and a sturdy Nokia build, this little gem can get you pretty far.



When we reviewed the 520 last year, we agreed that it offers good value for the money, even though it costed about a hundred dollars more at launch. Now, at a sub-$100 price, and bundled with a 30-million-songs music service, this phone's a steal. It's no wonder that the Lumia 520 is the second most-used Windows Phone handset in the states, and very popular in emerging markets.



source: Microsoft

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What a steal.

4. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Spotify the KING

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7212; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 1gb 525 has been released so they have to sell off the 512mb 520 some how. Since it didn't move well even at prices as low as $49 during the holiday season.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

didnt move well? By who's numbers?

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Explain further please.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If you consider "selling like hotcakes" not doing well then you are correct.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

All these great offers are always confined only to the US borders :(

3. papss unregistered

This is a great deal and I get Xbox music monthly so I'm jumping on a free phone.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep, and you can even sell the phone for a double win.. It's saving $20 on XBM, and getting a free phone..

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

A few days ago the Lumia 521 was sold for only $59 or $69 from Microsoft's website... I find that a better steal than this :P

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No.. A years worth of XBM is $120.. This way you save $20 on XBM, and get a free phone.. Basically, your paying $100 for what would usually be $180-$200.. Sound like a deal?

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It's not like I even want XBM, so nope, it's still not like a deal to me when comparing to what I mentioned above. But anyway, the Lumia 520/521 alone is already worth that price. It is absolutely a great deal to those who already want XBM.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

A Lamborghini Aventador for $150k is not a deal for someone who isn't interested.. That doesn't say much.... Lol.

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Maybe you need to learn how to compare properly? Sell me a brand new Lumia 1520 for $300 and I'll consider it a deal. Xbox Music, however, is a useless piece of crap to me. I bet I can't even resell it. lol

12. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

they had xbox music for a year on sale for 30 bucks. It sucks compared to other music services anyway. Should be free with Xbox Live.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

30 million songs? How does it suck? When was the last time you used it..

18. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

The price In comparison to other services. Espically when you can get them all for free DRM-free higher quality and compaitble on all devices with torrents lol.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I prefer Nokia Music, er, Mix Radio, to Xbox Music, so I wish I could choose to get an Xbox Live subscription with the phone instead of the music. Great deal either way.

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