Pick up the Nokia Lumia 520 on PAYG with O2 UK for £79

We only just covered a super sweet Lumia 920 deal on the website of UK supermarket Tesco, but Nokia UK tweeted out an offer over on O2 for the Lumia 520. The affordable Windows Phone is already cheap and frequently on sale across the board, but now UK mobile operator O2 has put the handset on sale when you choose the Pay As You Go (PAYG) option.

O2 Lumia 520

If high-end hardware isn't quite what you're after, the Lumia 520 packs a punch for a small price. O2 has the device available in both black and red and is available for free on contracts, should you wish to go down that path.

​Source: O2 (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Crazy price! Getting ready for new hardware? ;)
  • I got an O2 Lumia 520 for that price a good few months back, as a backup to my 920, though that was a Carphone Warehouse offer. It's absolutely worth the money. It's 90% the experience of the higher end phones for 25% of the price.
  • This is a good deal?  Wow, I guess these things are expensive in the UK and/or cheap in the US.  I picked up a no-contract 520 in the US for $50 from Best Buy ... at the current exchange rate that would be £31.  It's not like that was some crazy discount either as they're currently $60 on Amazon.
  • Why it is still showing coming soon for lumia 720 in India at nokia website ?
  • Was cheaper before christmas
  • This seems like a really good deal, perfect for getting my mum into Windows Phone considering O2 will give her £45 for her Galaxy Nexus.
  • The 920 shows up as £220 on the Tesco site Sim Free / Unlocked
  • £220 sim free/unlocked and £169 on PAYG on Tesco network.
  • I saw a prominent endcap display at Walmart today featuring the AT&T GoPhone Lumia 520. I think it was between $66 and $67 + tax. Nice to see WP being featured--maybe they'll start stocking some fancier Windows Phones for people to look at soon as these lower-end phones appear to be picking up momentum.
  • I got Lumia 520 black SIM free for 69.95 GBP at Christmass Lightning deal on Amazon UK for my girlfriend. He is satisfied. Small and fast phone, compared to her non-OS phone...
  • is your girlfriend janet mock?