T-Mobile pre-paid sells out the Nokia Lumia 521
posted by Alan F. / May 26, 2013, 1:44 AM
Now, T-Mobile's pre-paid service has sold out of the phone, which was priced at $199.99 with no contract. At that price T-Mobile was charging more than the $129.88 that Walmart tagged the phone at, and the $149.95 that the Lumia 521 was offered for on HSN. The latter also threw in a screen protector and a car charger.
There is no word when the phone will be back in stock for Walmart or T-Mobile, or when HSN will put the phone back up for sale.
source: T-Mobile via WMPoweruser
Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012
Good for Nokia hope they get back I'm the game
posted on May 26, 2013, 2:08 AM 26
Selling all devices in a low quantity shipment which is about two to three devices isn't really a sellout.
posted on May 26, 2013, 10:09 AM 8
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Its like u and Mr Troll don't live in a real world. How come u guys write like this and feel proud of urselves. Market doesn't move in ur words if so then Chinese phone shouldn't be selling in millions. And don't act like kids this is not a place for immature guys with no brain, this is a place for smart guys with above average brains(geeks).
posted on May 26, 2013, 2:05 PM 1
I'd definitely buy that at less than $200 no contract. Nokia's Lumia line is incredible. I see so many customers carrying them at my work.
posted on May 26, 2013, 2:23 AM 20
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posted on May 26, 2013, 2:25 AM 2
Funny - I bought one from walmart and sold it a day later. Disappointed me. It didn't feel very solid, T-mobile wouldn't unlock it without some bizarre prepaid usage like using it continuously for 60 days ( who uses a prepaid phone every day?!), can't turn off the capacitive button vibrate, back is difficult to remove etc etc. Camera was disappointing as well. Had difficulty focusing compared to my other phones. Wasn't impressed with the photo quality either. I can't deny it is incredibly cheap but if you have access to mid to higher range phones then you'll most probably be disappointed.
posted on May 26, 2013, 2:35 AM 13
Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013
You get what you pay for after all; at $150 price range there isnt an android phone that doesnt lag. You can probably get a cheap chinese phone but the quality is questionable.
posted on May 26, 2013, 3:10 AM 7
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My buddy bought a HTC One V on Virgin Mobile for $49.99 when it went on sale around Christmas time and that thing doesn't seem to lag. It normally costs right around $129.99 I thought. Honestly the coolest prepaid phone I've seen is the LG Optimus L9 on tmobile for $199.99. That was an awesome phone.
posted on May 26, 2013, 3:43 AM 7
I bought a Lenovo A800 for $165. Dual Core 1,2 GHz, smooth without lag, very clear 4.5" IPS display, good build quality, beautiful design, good camera, 2000 mAh battery. No problem until now. Better than any scumsung or LG or Sony entry level. I'm happy with it. If I bought Scumsung, I would regret it or perhaps drop it into my toilet. You think all Chinese phones are crap? What about Lenovo K900? That phone can kill the Galaxy S4 easily.
posted on May 26, 2013, 6:22 AM 6
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you said "It didn't feel very solid " are you serious ? ahh that's something new...
posted on May 26, 2013, 4:44 AM 3
Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012
dude it's a low end windows phone,do you expect the camera to be as advanced as the lumia 720/920/928/925. this is what i hate, you buy a low end phone & compare it with a high end phone and then give the phone a low rating. JIMJAM it's called a low end phone becuase there are certain compromises,lack of flash, nfc,camera ,display etc use your damn head!!!
posted on May 26, 2013, 7:18 AM 7
I'm not comparing it to a high end phone. This camera was worse than the htc radar I had. The thing would struggle with focusing in moderate light. I'm also not saying it is all bad. I'm just saying I can't understand the huge interest in this particular phone. You'd probably be better off with a used phone at this price mark such as the nokia 810 for instance. I'm also upset with tmobile more than nokia for the poor unlock policy.
posted on May 26, 2013, 3:05 PM 2
Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012
no hate here but please don't post stories of sold-out without knowing how much was the inventory available. .... sorry for bad english. ..
posted on May 26, 2013, 3:01 AM 4
Just like comments #5 says, people lining up to buy this not because they love wp nor Nokia, but simply because it's cheap and people will sell it in a higher price to gain profits... how much the inventory (which gives only minimum amount of profits to tmo) available? I'll let you guess if you are a wise businessman
posted on May 26, 2013, 3:22 AM 7
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