T-Mobile and MetroPCS announce Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1 for July with pricing

T-Mobile has finally pulled the gun on the Nokia Lumia 635, what they are calling "the successor to one of the best-selling Windows Phone devices ever (Nokia Lumia 521) on T-Mobile and MetroPCS."

The Lumia 635 has a rolling update throughout July, hitting various retail points along the way.

  • July 5 – for T-Mobile Simple Choice prepaid customers on the Home Shopping Network
  • July 9 – online at www.t-mobile.com
  • July 16 – participating T-Mobile stores nationwide
  • July 18 – select MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com

HSN will sell the Lumia 635 on its cable network July 5 at 6 am and at 2 pm ET, and again on July 6 at noon and 11 pm ET. People who don't have HSN on their cable or satellite can stream it on HSN.com.

T-Mobile customers can pick up the Nokia Lumia 635 for $0 down + $7 per month for 24 months ($168) with a postpaid Simple Choice plan. MetroPCS gets a flat-rate of $99 for prepaid, making it an affordable phone for many and a nice step up from the Lumia 521.

The Lumia 635 comes with a 4.5-inch display at 854 x 480 resolution. Inside is a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor running at 1.2 GHz and a 5 MP rear camera. It also packs 8 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB with a microSD card, though the phone's limit is the 512 MB of RAM. The Lumia 635 is similar to the Lumia 630 although the former comes with 4G LTE radios.

The Lumia 635 for T-Mobile and MetroPCS is officially the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to go sale in the U.S. More information can be found on the Conversations blog.

Anyone here looking to be a new Lumia 635 owner? Hear what others are saying about the Lumia 635 in our dedicated forums!

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.