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Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 (AT&T) for $49 at Amazon

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 was launched with a $299 price tag with contract back in July. You can get it now at Amazon for just $49. To make this deal even sweeter, AT&T is also offering a $100 bill credit. It almost feels like they’re paying you to get this phone.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a 41-megapixel Pureview camera, 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, 32GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM, and a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. It is available in yellowblack and white. Check out our full review for more details.

We’re not sure how long this deal lasts, or if the price point will go even lower. Are you taking advantage of this deal? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Amazon

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Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 (AT&T) for $49 at Amazon

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Usually most Lumias that are released globally come to AT&T, T-Mobile, or both. I hope both, but rather have it exclusive to AT&T in the US because I'm with them. :)

Only if I lived in the US&A! They get phones for almost zero money! The 1020 costs north of 40K here in India. And that's friggin costly. -_-

But, you must remember, that these subsidized prices all come with a 2 year contract. The monthly payments are then higher to repay the initial cost of the phone.

It depends on what other options you have. If your carrier's BYO device prices are really expensive any way, then getting the handset subsidised is better. Most of the rest of the world however are leaning towards less subsidies, ie, I can buy outright, and pay less over 24 month.

It is really a terrible deal, can't you calculate?? paying 3k rupees now and another 1.2-1.5 Lakhs rupees as 2 year contract is much more expensive than buying one at 40K unlocked and then paying cheap prepaid plans every month.

These phones are on contract, and they cost much more than buying an off contract device. It just looks appealing to get a 1020 for $49, but you end up paying a lot of money in your monthly bill..and not to forget you're bound into a contract!

+1000, these young kids in India are not able to grasp the concept of Contract-bound locked phones wherein you pay much more than buying an unlocked phone and going for cheap prepaid plans. They just go crazy looking at $50-$100 phone price and don't know that they have to pay the $2400 contract price in 2 years which comes out much more expensive. 

But it is only due to these contracts that people in those countries get to sport the latest high-end devices all the time.

I think you guys are speaking in assumptions.

You have no idea how much you pay monthly (or during your contract) because the carriers do not itemize what you are paying and they have never divulged that amount publicly. Could be $5 extra a month, could be $30 extra. No one knows.

Now, the 'upgrade anytime' plans from Verizon and AT&T are much more expensive and can be partially calculated because they have released some numbers on those programs. With Verizon, you almost pay for your phone twice.

There are new ways to tell:  T-Mobile breaks the costs out now, the plan and phone costs are seperate line items.

AT&T has AIO doing the BYOD thing.  AIO plans are $50/month for 2.5G 4g/unlimited 3g data, unlimited talk, and unlimited texts.  A similar plan on AT&T proper comes in at $95.

Hope that on contract Lumia is worth an extra $1080.

Well, yeah, they ARE paying you to upgrade to this phone.  If you are a Windows Phone fan and have an upgrade coming, I can hardly think of a better choice.

I can think of a better choice: wait a month and see what is announced for hardware with WP8.1 rather than buying something that may be obsolete soon due to the next flagship camera phone with possibly gesture or other hardware specific 8.1 support. Not interested at the moment.

You can buy it outright in Australia from Harvey Norman now for $AU588. That's including 10% GST, so if you purhcase from overseas, I imagine you can get it for $AU534, which at current exchange rates, is about $US478. That's a pretty good deal.

You can buy them used in great condition for about $300-$350 most of the time. I would personally wait a month before buying to see what comes out at build. Buying a six month phone, based on a 15 month old phone for nearly full price isn't something I'm interested in, even though I'd love to upgrade from my 920.

Why will anybody go crazy for such a deal in India? paying 3k rupees now and another 1.2-1.5 Lakhs as 2 year contract is much more expensive than buying one at 40K unlocked and then paying cheap prepaid plans every month.

We're going to see a lot of deals for "current" gen phones since the "next" gen phones are basically just around the corner.  It's going to be tough to wait it out, but hopefully it'll be worth it.

That's cool. I'm getting a warranty replacement 1020 tomorrow. I've gone through 4 Lumia 920s from them so they are giving me a 1020 in its place. I hope it works properly..... Oh and it is yellow.

just bought a refurbed 1020 from AT&T for $50. Bugs me so bad that it doesn't have a micro SD slot.... But the camera is friggin awsome!

Neither will I, now that plans can be had without the built in phone subsidy.

A phone is not something I am willing to go into debt for.

Does buying from Amazon with an existing ATT account work the same way buying from ATT would? It wouldn''t change my ATT account or anything like make me start with a new plan would it?

Everytime I see one of these deals I hope and hope that it will be off contract, only to find that it is, in fact, not. Still $600.

On a new two year AT&T contract, this phone will ultimately cost you upwards of $2,500. It's better to buy it unlocked and add a cheapo pay-as-you-go plan for $30+ a month. 

So a single person on a data plan is going to pay over $230 per month?  Seems high.  Also, no smartphone data plans can be had for $30/month, that I have seen anywhere.  SmartTalk seems to be the best deal at $45/month. I think Boost can be had slightly cheaper, but network reliability could be an issue.  I agree that a prepaid plan can be the cheaper way to go for 1-2 people, but saying you'll pay a $2500 subsidy over 2 years for one phone?  Let's be realistic.

I'm on a $30 pre-paid T-Mobile plan which gives me 5GB of data month plus voice/text. Works fine on my Lumia. 

As for the $2,500 cost over 2 years - absolutely. The average single phone data/phone plan for AT&T with taxes is close to $95 a month. You do the math.

Well, I'll give you the $30 with 5GB of data, but I've never seen anything that low around me, with that much data.  Is that in the US?  And not trying to pick at you too much (I know, I 'm coming off as a huge jackass, but not trying to), but in rural areas T-mo sucks, as does Sprint.  Big V and AT&T are pretty much my only options for decent signal, as I live in the boonies.

And for the math:

$95-$30=$65

$65 x 24 months = $1,560

So again, off-contract seems to be the better deal, but let's not get carried away.

I'd get it, but I'm already locked into a contract on AT&T and can't upgrade for another 16 months. It would cost me $250 just to terminate my current contract, another $50 for the phone, a $20 activation fee. That's $320 dollars already.