12-29-2015 11:15 AM
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  1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    While the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are getting most of Windows Phone press lately, you might want to think about getting a cheaper phone that can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile. The Microsoft Store site in the US currently has a deal one of those phones, the AT&T no-contract version of the Lumia 640.

    Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...


    Note that at time the Blog story posted the sale price at Microsoft Store was $39... The price is now back up to $59.99, which is still a solid value on a 640. It is locked to AT&T. Check this thread for discussion on unlocking.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 12-01-2015 at 12:32 PM. Reason: updated
    11-23-2015 09:42 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here is the direct link to the Microsoft Store US to save you a couple clicks: Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store)

    This is still going...
    11-25-2015 10:20 AM
  3. ea3dfx's Avatar
    On sale for $29.99 on Bestbuy and Amazon.
    11-26-2015 04:44 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    On sale for $29.99 on Bestbuy and Amazon.
    Best Buy is still on: AT&T GoPhone Microsoft Lumia 640 4G LTE with 8GB Memory NoContract Cell Phone Black NOKIA LUMIA 640 - Best Buy

    I can't find it that low on Amazon. Got link?
    11-28-2015 10:35 AM
  5. ea3dfx's Avatar
    Not available anymore on Amazon, which pricematched BB price and sold them out in about twenty minutes...
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    11-28-2015 09:13 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Microsoft deal is still $39.00 with a limit of 5. Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store

    Best Buy deal is gone, now $59.99
    11-29-2015 02:36 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Gone one at MSFT store online and one at BB. Both came to about $33 with taxes.
    libra89 likes this.
    11-30-2015 02:10 PM
  8. yetanotherguy's Avatar
    Gone one at MSFT store online and one at BB. Both came to about $33 with taxes.
    Do you know if these are sold as unlocked. A lot of questions from the MS store say the device is unlocked. Is the BB deal the same? Or do I need to ask AT&T to unlock it for me (not looking forward to that process)
    11-30-2015 07:40 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    No they are not unlocked. You HAVE to get AT&T to unlock it, but supposedly it is a painless process. I will post details tomorrow.
    11-30-2015 07:48 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Okay so both my Lumia 640 devices arrived today. MSFT version comes in a nice rectangular box and the Best Buy version comes in that ugly round box that is carrier in retail stores including Walmart as well. This one has a activation scan barcode. So if BB scanned it then AT&T will deny my unlock request (happened to me with a Walmart unit I bought about three months ago). We should find out the results in 48 hours, I will update the thread with my results for either device.
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    11-30-2015 08:18 PM
  11. gordonfink's Avatar
    So if they scan it before they ship it, you're hosed? Well now, that would stink.
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    11-30-2015 08:28 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    So if they scan it before they ship it, you're hosed? Well now, that would stink.
    Yep....
    Okay so both my Lumia 640 devices arrived today. MSFT version comes in a nice rectangular box and the Best Buy version comes in that ugly round box that is carrier in retail stores including Walmart as well. This one has a activation scan barcode. So if BB scanned it then AT&T will deny my unlock request (happened to me with a Walmart unit I bought about three months ago). We should find out the results in 48 hours, I will update the thread with my results for either device.
    I'll post a pic of the two different packages and barcodes tomorrow.
    11-30-2015 09:16 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Pictures...
    Left is Best Buy and right is from Microsoft Store.
    uploadfromtaptalk1448949473032.jpg
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    11-30-2015 11:58 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Barcode differences
    AT&T version, this has the scan for activation prompt.


    Microsoft store version is slightly different.
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    12-01-2015 12:00 AM
  15. gordonfink's Avatar
    geez - I hope they didn't scan mine from BB before they shipped it. Anyway to know outside of submitting the unlock request? I've bought one from MS store in the past, but this is my first BB buy.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-01-2015 08:39 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    Ahh, please keep us posted. If that is really the case, I will be returning or giving away the one I bought from BB.
    12-01-2015 09:25 AM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Price back to $59.99...

    I'l just adjust the prices in the title and OP and we'll leave it up here.
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    12-01-2015 12:29 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    No thing yet from AT&T for either unlock request. We still have 24 hours to go. I will keep this thread updated. Thanks.
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    12-01-2015 03:40 PM
  19. gordonfink's Avatar
    I submitted for the Best Buy phone that I got today. The phone I am using I bought used a few weeks ago (640). No idea if it was a go phone or not, and/or how long the prior user had it. I got a code after a few days with that one.
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    12-01-2015 08:49 PM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    I submitted for the Best Buy phone that I got today. The phone I am using I bought used a few weeks ago (640). No idea if it was a go phone or not, and/or how long the prior user had it. I got a code after a few days with that one.
    I tried it with the Walmart phone (identical to the one from BB) and they refused to unlock it. I have heard that people seem to have better luck with the version from MSFT store. I bought both to see which one is successful! They still have about 10 more hours before they respond. Although I remember that the last time around it took them more than their promised time of 48 hours.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-02-2015 10:51 AM
  21. gordonfink's Avatar
    What did the message that came back with it say? The one I'm using first said it was active on another account. I resubmitted, and it came back with a code. You can submit the same IMEI as many times as you want.
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    12-02-2015 11:04 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    What did the message that came back with it say? The one I'm using first said it was active on another account. I resubmitted, and it came back with a code. You can submit the same IMEI as many times as you want.
    I have done that. Actually I did it on a Galaxy Alpha for a friend at work and that hasn't gone anywhere as well. What happens on the back end if you are not a ATT customer is a black hole:-)
    libra89 likes this.
    12-02-2015 11:20 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I too have resubmitted a rejected IMEI and had it go through. There does seem to be an element of human or computer error that can creep in.
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    12-02-2015 11:20 AM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    Here is the canned message that I got for either Lumia 640 from AT&T.

    Hello,

    Your request for device unlock requires additional research to determine eligibility. Please be assured that we are actively working on it. Well send a response as soon as possible.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    12-02-2015 08:44 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    I too have resubmitted a rejected IMEI and had it go through. There does seem to be an element of human or computer error that can creep in.
    In those cases, did you resubmit it with the same name and email address?
    12-02-2015 10:24 PM
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