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Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T) for $49.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 is so popular that a deal alert is necessary whenever it goes down in price. Is your wallet ready? The best-selling Windows Phone device is now only $49.99 at Amazon and Best Buy without any contract. Go grab it now before it everyone else buys it as his or her holiday gift.

The Nokia Lumia 520 features a 4-inch IPS LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, expandable storage with microSD card slot, and runs Windows Phone 8. Perhaps the most intriguing feature is its price. You can read our Nokia Lumia 520 review for more details.

Are you buying a Nokia Lumia 520 at this even lower price? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Sean!

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Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T) for $49.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

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They can be used with a regular ATT sim though, so if you have another att device it works just fine swapping between.

I just switched to Aio from Verizon. Before I got the EU Spec Lumia 925 I was hoping I could use a Go Phone but Aio says the phone must be completely unlocked. They say that a Go Phone won't work. Will it actually work though? I dunno.

If you are going to use straight talk you just need the at&t straight talk sim and it will work without it being unlocked.

Yes it can be, I have a att gophone and i use it with a carrier of my choice, and who knows better than someone who actually tried it.

I got one for my wife to replace At&t normal (not prepaid) and works great. Doesn't have gdr3 and no update. But great phone and can't beat the price.

Remember, it doesn't support AT&T's LTE frequencies. Still, an awesome device. I got one when it first came to Go Phone, and use it on AT&T proper.

Isn't it just the international version that doesn't work with ATT? I'm pretty sure the gophone version has support for ATT LTE

Go Phone (and Aio Wireless) does support AT&T's full LTE, but not all the devices have that frequency supported. The 620 on Aio is just HSPA+. So is the 520 that I have. My 920 and 1520 get LTE, but my 520 still shows just "4G".
Now, I got it awhile ago, so maybe a newer generation 520 is out there, but I'm not aware of it.

I was thinking of upgrading my Mom's flip phone to this, but only have her use Wi-Fi for data.  Would AT&T know she switched to a smartphone and charge her for data anyway even if she doesn't need it? 

You know, since they tend to do un-customer friendly things like that.

EDIT: And I understand why they require a data plan if you bought a phone through them on a contract, but she's been off contract for awhile now... and I'd have data set to off.

I was able to get away with it. I think they will only be able to tell if you are using an excessive amount of data that is not expected for a flip phone.

A data plan is not required for non contract smartphones because it defaults to the pay as you go data. However, if you try to add the feature phone data plan to the account and then swap the sim into the 520, they will automatically change it to a smartphone data plan.

Yes, technically they can see which device you are using, and can charge you accordingly, but so far, AT&T hasn't noticed. I'm just paying $9.99 for my daughter's line with the 520. She doesn't have any data at all, though, and picture messages don't work. I'll likely add data for her as a birthday gift.

I've been waiting for this price. These will be able to replace my daughters' kins, which, while pretty much perfect for them, have a nasty habit of self destructing. With two of these they should be safely set for a couple years.

They don't have service on their kins, they are used as music players/cameras/calendars, and work great for 9 year olds. I got them during a sale earlier this year for $25 each. These will be a nice upgrade.

Same here, I had to drive over 30 miles & 3 different stores before I found my 521. I bought the last one on the shelf & someone came to buy one as I was paying for mine. The sales associate told me that they were selling those phones like hotcakes.

Just ordered one on Amazon to use as back up, until I get the screen on my 920 fix. Can't beat the price.

Yes you may use it on WiFi alone. Not likely to include data sense, so you won't be able to find local WiFi hotspots like the 521 can. But yes.

Yes you can, and you can set your wifi to automatically detect WiFi hotspots. Plus if you download your maps, you have an incredible GPS for $50 too.

This is what I plan on doing to replace my iPod Nano. You can't beat the price when compared to an iPod and it also has micro SD support. It's a win win.

Have one as a backup to my 925 when I'm working in rough conditions. Pop in my SIM and bam, ready to go. Great little phone!

It was at $49 this morning when they were available through Amazon directly.  What you are seeing now are the marketplace sellers.  The Amazon 520s went fast.  I got mine through Best Buy this morning.

I used the amazon app on my phone to purchase mine an hour ago. Got it for $49.99 + $3 tax, free 2 day shipping... So happy right now...

Still stinks when thinking about a Lumia 900, which has a FFC and LTE support and all which would be given up switching to this, but it is a heck of a deal.

If you have a GoPhone account for 6 months or more ATT will unlock the phone.  Or call in and ask nicely and they may unlock it for you.  I got mine unlocked to work on Lycamobile US.    Currently using it on ATT postpaid. 

Got one for my mother 2 weeks ago on Amazon for $69.99. This will be her Christmas gift. No regrets paying $20 more.

Guess the deal is over. Got mine for $49.99 couple hours ago. The deal is still on best buy though.

Yes I'm going to get one today just to use as a back up. It's way better than the $10 a month AT&T insurance with a $200 deductible.

Got one from best buy for $50. Will be useful to help me debug my program for a low memory device.

I got one from best buy first thing this morning for 49.99 but amazon did not have it for that price. If you go direct to best buy and search you can find it (I did anyway)

It is intriguing. I am a first of all android power user but I do like windows phone. And this price really is intriguing to just have it as a back up device to try and use windows phone.

dammit. Best Buy website now shows the price @ $59.99. went up $10.

 

should've bought it at home this morning rather than waiting until i got to work.

I literally just bought one for my dad on amazon for $88.

 

But amazon is saying it's out of stock so I guess I don't have to do the hasle of returns to save $30
 

The $85 ones aren't sold by Amazon, they're sold through Amazon, by lengendary juny.  The $49.99 ones are sold by Amazon, but they are gone within minutes of them being available.

Bought one from Best Buy this morning. Had a $25 gift card. Nothing like buying a brand new smartphone for $28!!

Will be nice to have this as a backup. Just to clarify, even though its a GoPhone, this will work as a back up phone on regular ATT service correct? Just swap the SIM cards?