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  1. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    And what counts as "wanna buy a watch?" Sketchy for eBay?
    07-15-2015 01:08 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    If I bought the t mo 640 from WalMart would they unlock it for me so I could use on ATT? Will it even work on ATT? Just exploring options, I'm thinking 830 over 640 because its not such a big price difference where I'm looking.
    Nope, you need to be a TMO customer for 60 days before they will unlock it. Not worth it IMO.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-15-2015 01:24 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    And what counts as "wanna buy a watch?" Sketchy for eBay?
    Takes a bit of practice to spot the bad apples on eBay. If you need help PM RumoredNow or myself and we can help you steer clear of the sketchy sellers on eBay.
    RumoredNow, Witness and xandros9 like this.
    07-15-2015 01:25 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Unit is Seller Refurbished. BUYER BEWARE. Heard many horror stories about some guy on eBay refurbishing phones themselves. I prefer Manufacturer Refurbished.

    Check the seller ratings for sure. Some know how better than others. In the case of DealFisher (the lister that was linked) I don't think it is "some guy" so much as a professional business... As I mentioned earlier, I got my seller refurbished 830 from DealFisher at a very attractive price and can not tell that it is not a BNIB device.
    Witness likes this.
    07-15-2015 01:51 PM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    A totally unmentioned alternative is the BLU HD available on offer today from Microsoft for $129:

    Microsoft Store has one-day price cuts on unlocked Acer and BLU Windows Phones | Windows Central
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-15-2015 02:45 PM
  6. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Blu Win HD LTE vs Lumia 830?
    07-15-2015 03:00 PM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    Blu Win HD LTE vs Lumia 830?
    I think 830>Blu Win HD LTE

    Mostly same specs, but build quality, display quality, camera quality should be better
    07-15-2015 03:05 PM
  8. Witness's Avatar
    Check the seller ratings for sure. Some know how better than others. In the case of DealFisher (the lister that was linked) I don't think it is "some guy" so much as a professional business... As I mentioned earlier, I got my seller refurbished 830 from DealFisher at a very attractive price and can not tell that it is not a BNIB device.
    Well, dammit... I don't want to be tempted by it now. I love my 640, but I really want a better camera and that 830 price isn't helping me.
    worldspy99 likes this.
    07-15-2015 03:50 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well, dammit... I don't want to be tempted by it now. I love my 640, but I really want a better camera and that 830 price isn't helping me.
    Give in to the temptation!
    07-15-2015 07:23 PM
  10. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    07-15-2015 07:44 PM
  11. mikepalma's Avatar
    1520 on eBay for.$260 blows them all.away
    Yazen likes this.
    07-15-2015 08:07 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    1520 on eBay for.$260 blows them all.away
    That is a big phone though, at least to me anyway.
    07-15-2015 08:45 PM
  13. fdalbor's Avatar
    Owning a 820 and a 925 (my wifes phone) I can tell you the 640 is very nice phone. I picked one up from Cricket yesterday for 99$ and was really surprised how sharp the screen is and how fluid the phone opperates. I highly recommend it. Of the three reps at the Cricket store two of them were owners of the 640 and the third said she was planning on getting one. Maybe WP aint dead yet. They had all three WP's on display in the front of the store. (640,635,530)
    07-15-2015 08:47 PM
  14. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Now I'm still between the 640 at Cricket or the Lumia 830 ATT online. The dealbreaker is carrier choice. I don't know if the ATT one is unlocked, if its not i can't take it to Cricket. The Cricket support told me I had to get the 640 from the store because it's an upgrade, then they wanted to charge me a $25 upgrade fee (really?) I don't like that at all. Just looking for a Windows Phone that is under $175 that is a good buy in 2015. I went to the ATT store to ask about how to get started with gophone if I bring my own phone, the guy told me I would have to pay $27 for the SIM card alone. WHAT? Im looking for something that won't cost me the earth to buy or be super complicated to set up on a prepaid carrier. I'm not sure what the best ATT prepaid option is (that's the network I need to use)?, and I'm not sure which WP to go with. I really want an all around good phone experience for less than $175.
    07-15-2015 10:58 PM
  15. bo_woods's Avatar
    Now I'm still between the 640 at Cricket or the Lumia 830 ATT online. The dealbreaker is carrier choice. I don't know if the ATT one is unlocked, if its not i can't take it to Cricket. The Cricket support told me I had to get the 640 from the store because it's an upgrade, then they wanted to charge me a $25 upgrade fee (really?) I don't like that at all. Just looking for a Windows Phone that is under $175 that is a good buy in 2015. I went to the ATT store to ask about how to get started with gophone if I bring my own phone, the guy told me I would have to pay $27 for the SIM card alone. WHAT? Im looking for something that won't cost me the earth to buy or be super complicated to set up on a prepaid carrier. I'm not sure what the best ATT prepaid option is (that's the network I need to use)?, and I'm not sure which WP to go with. I really want an all around good phone experience for less than $175.
    ATT phones will work on cricket without being unlocked... A locked ATT phone will work on Cricket... Cricket is owned by ATT & uses their network so... Yeah. :P
    07-15-2015 11:48 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Cricket is an odd duck. For any other mvno (reseller) that uses AT&T towers, a phone locked to AT&T will work. Not so on Cricket, a phone has to be unlocked even from AT&T to get Cricket service which is AT&T towers. Hunh? Weird, but true.

    Which mvno is best is open to debate. Cricket seems to save you a ton of money if you have multiple lines.

    Straight Talk gives you the most high speed data (5GB/month) if you Bring Your Own Device.

    I just heard of a new one (new to me) today called PureTalk that uses AT&T towers. I guess they don't throttle your data speed (according to a poster) so it's super fast. They have a 2GB cap on data, but for $28.95/month that is the cheapest one line smart phone plan I've seen yet.

    It pays to do research and always shop around.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-15-2015 11:55 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    To add an additional thing to think about with what has been said, apparently some Walmarts have the 640 as a "gophone" (for AT&T) available. According to the comments, you can unlock it two days after purchases if you were never an AT&T customer but I believe that if you go with Straight Talk (w/ AT&T), you might not have to unlock it.

    Unannounced AT&T Lumia 640 GoPhone spotted at Walmart | Windows Central
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    07-16-2015 12:10 AM
  18. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Has anyone used Pure Talk? Is it good?
    07-16-2015 12:48 AM
  19. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    That 640 on gophone is interesting....
    07-16-2015 12:49 AM
  20. Yazen's Avatar
    All these 640s... If Microsoft rebranded the 920 as the 650 would it be any more enticing?

    Not trying to insult anyone's opinions, just feel as though the 640 may not be the best choice (after the hype).
    07-16-2015 01:42 AM
  21. TechAbstract's Avatar
    All these 640s... If Microsoft rebranded the 920 as the 650 would it be any more enticing?

    Not trying to insult anyone's opinions, just feel as though the 640 may not be the best choice (after the hype).
    Lol have you used the Lumia 640? I am using 920 right now. I would switch right away for that screen and battery life on 640.
    realwarder and libra89 like this.
    07-16-2015 02:28 AM
  22. Ten Four's Avatar
    The 640 GoPhone is starting to become available at WalMart for just under $80. That's the best deal going under $150. You can take it to any AT&T MVNO and use it without unlocking, but if you use the online form at AT&T before you activate the phone on any network they should unlock it for you for free. I am using a Lumia 635 on PureTalk and they are great. Free SIMs, cost is low for low usage, full LTE speeds now (25mbps download), no hassles. By the way, the GoPhone versions come with a GoPhone SIM card in the package, so no need to purchase one at a store. Follow the instructions in the package to activate it on GoPhone without having to go into a store.
    07-16-2015 08:32 AM
  23. Mathew K Jose's Avatar
    Go for 730 or 830...compared to Microsoft..the Nokia touch is awesome...feather touch..am using a 730 and my friend got a 640
    07-16-2015 09:10 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    All these 640s... If Microsoft rebranded the 920 as the 650 would it be any more enticing?

    Not trying to insult anyone's opinions, just feel as though the 640 may not be the best choice (after the hype).
    I doubt you have used it at all. It might not be a flagship but it is a great midrange device and worth a consideration. I enjoy my own, so the "hype" is present for a good reason. Even WC's own Daniel Rubino has/had good things to say about using it.

    Edited to add: So does Richard Devine.
    Last edited by libra89; 07-16-2015 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Added a line
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    07-16-2015 09:25 AM
  25. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Isn't att lumia 830 not even on the most recent windows phone build though?

    For those saying lumia 640, I would advise looking to see if you can find unlocked versions and not just cricket versions. The cricket version is locked to cricket which is fine if you like them but buying unlocked places you in a much better position imo


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    07-16-2015 09:26 AM
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