AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 drops to just $0.99 on contract

It looks like AT&T is finally put the nearly year old Lumia 920 from Nokia on heavy discount as the phone has now dropped to just $0.99 on contract ($439 without). It was back at the end of August when the phone dropped from $99 to $49 in preparation for the launch of the $99 Lumia 925.

Can we read anything into this? Probably not. As we mentioned, the Lumia 920 launched on AT&T on November 9th, 2012, nearly one year ago. In addition, around its one-year anniversary date we’re expecting AT&T to launch their Lumia 1520 phablet device, perhaps finally putting the Lumia 920 out to pasture. AT&T’s lineup would then be the Lumia 520, 925, 1020 and 1520 (with the Lumia 620 on its subsidiary, AIO wireless). That’s a fairly nice but subtle refresh by AT&T, no?

Since early on, savvy shoppers have picked up the Lumia 920 for 99 cents or even free through various third party retailers, but this price point for AT&T proper is new. After all, most people still buy their phones by walking into the carrier, not via Amazon.

Accounting for 13% of Windows Phones in the US, the Lumia 920 is the third most popular device in the States. It has also held up surprisingly well despite being 11 months old. Its wireless tech is top notch, the polycarb colors continue to look great and the PureView camera is still top in its class. That’s a rare thing to say about a smartphone and when the AT&T version finally gets Amber (and Bittersweet shimmer), the phone will still be a contender going into 2014.

In fact, the Lumia 920 may go down as the one of the greatest Windows Phones to date in terms of market share, longevity and uniqueness. Agree or disagree?

Source: AT&T; Thanks, Brandon G., for the tip

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.