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Nokia Lumia 521 on sale for $79.95 at Walmart and Amazon

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:11

The entry level Nokia Lumia 521 has been one of the reasons why Windows Phone 8 has picked up some momentum in the second half of the year. THe low-priced handset offers plenty of value for the price, and most every time it has been on sale at Walmart, T-Mobile or HSN, it has quickly sold out. The device is the T-Mobile branded version of the Nokia Lumia 520, which has actually played a bigger role than the Lumia 521 with strong sales performances in emerging markets...

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posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:13

1. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

A nice follow up to very good low-priced device.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:21

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

That's a steal.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:26

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

This is a tempting buy even if I will only own it for a month. lol

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:34

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)

im going to buy to try window phone compare to my note 3

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 01:58

12. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

You will be dissappointed. I have lumia 520 to try wp8 and its an ok phone to use as a basic device. But the os cant hold a candle to android devices

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 19:17 2

5. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Lumia 520/521 are selling very well in many countries.

US: Best selling no-contract phones on Amazon, bestbuy, walmart.
India: Best selling phone on flipkart, Amazon, snapdeal.
China, UK: One of the best selling smartphone on Amazon.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 19:30

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Already bought one for my mother for her birthday/Christmas. Thank you Amazon!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 19:40

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

And there I paid $130 for it... XD

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 20:37

8. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)

is Lumia 520 variant support LTE in US

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 20:47

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Nope. It has HSPA+ though

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 21:47

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

What about an unlocked/international version? I've only seen the non-Tmobile ones for $150

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 21:51 1

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

My profile picture says it all❕❕❕

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 03:23

13. Hassan420i (Posts: 24; Member since: 23 Jun 2013)

can i unlock it to use other celluler SIM?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:14

14. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

Only if you use their service for at least one month, and maybe there are some other requirements. I don't really remember everything, but T-Mobile is pretty easy on these stuffs, in contrast to other big carriers.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:48

16. pradeepreddy (Posts: 65; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

if you plan to unlock don't buy 521, you need to have an a/c with t-mobile & atleast $50 in recharges. check below for other requirements


also, if you plan to buy unlock code, the unlock code for 521 costs morethan $30(whereas 520 costs less than $10 though).

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:25

15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

after Microsoft takes over Nokia Devices and services next year. I think the MS Lumia 525
will be Microsoft's low end smart phone because it has the specs to run all of Windows phone 8's software except skipe because I do not think it has a front facing camera. That wont deter some folks from buying it. The 525's main weakness is that it does not have s rea flash for it's rear camera

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