1. libra89's Avatar
    I need to send my phone in for service (the issue is becoming more frequent), but I can't not have a phone for various reasons. Anyway, I have a T-mobile branded 640. I'm trying to decide on a temporary replacement phone, and it's been hard. At the moment, I'll rather not buy a midrange but I do have enough Amazon credit for whatever low end I desire. I can't afford to charge the price of buying another 640 from t-mobile, which appears to be out of stock anyway.

    I feel like 512 RAM would be a struggle to deal with, after having 1 GB RAM.

    If you were in my shoes, how low will you go? Also, in general, how low would you go for a replacement phone?
    11-05-2015 09:28 PM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Well if it's just temporary, I would get the 512.. because..Well... It's temporary :/
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    11-05-2015 09:32 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Well if it's just temporary, I would get the 512.. because..Well... It's temporary :/
    This is true. I forgot to say that I'll like to be able to sell it back or do a trade in on Amazon (I hate the process of selling). There are a lot that are eligible for that, but of course the trade in value varies.
    11-05-2015 09:36 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    What's your budget? Do you need WiFi calling on the backup?
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    11-05-2015 09:43 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    What's your budget? Do you need WiFi calling on the backup?
    I never use WiFi calling. My actual budget (outside of Amazon) is no more than $80 if I'll be paying tax and/or shipping. On Amazon, I have slightly less than $200 in credit.

    I read a lot on my phone. Websites, ebooks, Windows Central app, but ebooks and Kindle the most.
    11-05-2015 09:47 PM
  6. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    get a candybar feature phone . $20 usually. Pop in your SIM and run.
    11-05-2015 10:03 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think using Amazon Credit and not spending too much is key, yes?

    Unlocked, 720p IPS screen, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, SD slot, Dula SIM, H+ only but fully T-Mo ready:
    A refurbished white 1st gen BLU Win HD for $85 http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...pUvbUpU3281890

    Or you could walk into Walmart, get a 640 Go-Phone for $60 and apply to unlock it from the ATT portal. Take you about the same wait time as shipping from Amazon.
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    11-05-2015 10:05 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    get a candybar feature phone . $20 usually. Pop in your SIM and run.
    That's too small for me to read on.

    I think using Amazon Credit and not spending too much is key, yes?

    Unlocked, 720p IPS screen, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, SD slot, Dula SIM, H+ only but fully T-Mo ready:
    A refurbished white 1st gen BLU Win HD for $85 Amazon.com: Buying Choices: BLU Win HD 5-Inch Windows Phone 8.1, 8MP Camera Unlocked Cell Phones - White

    Or you could walk into Walmart, get a 640 Go-Phone for $60 and apply to unlock it from the ATT portal. Take you about the same wait time as shipping from Amazon.
    Hmm, either one I'll consider. I agree about spending, I have the credit but I would rather not use all of it.

    Funny that you share the Win HD. After seeing all of your posts about it, it had me thinking of trying it. I just might do that, thank you.
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    11-05-2015 10:09 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Just wanted to share an update that I plan to send in my phone next week, and my mom has a 521 that I asked her to borrow. She's a Droid user now so she wouldn't be missing it lol.

    Almost nothing beats free.
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    11-07-2015 12:19 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    521 was my first Windows Phone. It pulled me in and made me love the platform.

    Good Times.
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    11-07-2015 12:26 PM
  11. manus31's Avatar
    Lumia 635
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    11-07-2015 12:31 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    the 521's a solid option if on the lowest of the low of budgets.

    I personally would bottom out with a Lumia 635 and or Moto E, although used, an 820.

    But if we're talking drastic measures, I'm sitting on a Treo 650 that seems to need using, I'd go 520 or maybe 532/435.

    The 530 could be an option.
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    11-07-2015 01:21 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    the 521's a solid option if on the lowest of the low of budgets.

    I personally would bottom out with a Lumia 635 and or Moto E, although used, an 820.

    But if we're talking drastic measures, I'm sitting on a Treo 650 that seems to need using, I'd go 520 or maybe 532/435.

    The 530 could be an option.
    Yeah I was debating between the 435/532 and 530. I just didn't want to spend much and also have an option to trade in or sell it back. The t-mobile 435 is 40 at WalMart but then I would feel stuck with it. I wanted to stay in WP as well.

    I keep editing this post lol, but I don't know if I would have to pay to send it back to Microsoft (the 640) but I would rather cover my bases.

    (Last edit, I think): I did try with the 521 but I found that it felt too low of a downgrade so I got a 435 from Walmart. I am so indecisive, but I thank you all for your help anyway!
    Last edited by libra89; 11-07-2015 at 07:21 PM.
    11-07-2015 01:33 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Can a mod or ambassador lock this thread please? I am just too indecisive and there's no point of keeping this thread open anymore since I keep changing my mind. I go with one, sleep on it, try it, not like it and all. I am exhausting my options
    11-12-2015 12:06 PM
  15. Guytronic's Avatar
    Can a mod or ambassador lock this thread please?
    Done
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    11-12-2015 12:18 PM

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