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  1. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I'm seeing amazon selling a 640 for 99$. Says it's unlocked but it comes in a tmobile box...

    Amazon.com: Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Black 8GB 5" (RM-1072) Unlocked International GSM Version No Warranty: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I am not from the U.S so I need to make sure this is unlocked.... But.. I'm not sure if this is "the real deal" or some kind of scam :/

    That price just seems fishy to me...
    11-15-2015 04:52 PM
  2. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Comes up as $108.95 for me - Sold by Emily's Store and Fulfilled by Amazon. There are other new offers from $82.44 also - some are AT&T GoPhones though.
    11-15-2015 06:36 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    That's how much it sold for at Walmart, locked to T-mobile, so the unlocked probably isn't right.
    11-15-2015 06:52 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    The AT&T GoPhones are being sold for 59.99 in the US. If you're a student then you can grab it for an additional 10% discount. Though these phones are locked to AT&T an unlock code can be requested and is fulfilled for free for non-AT&T customers.
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    11-15-2015 06:56 PM
  5. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Comes up as $108.95 for me - Sold by Emily's Store and Fulfilled by Amazon. There are other new offers from $82.44 also - some are AT&T GoPhones though.
    They just changed it.. It was 99 + like 5 $ shippg. Now it's 108 + free shipping lol..

    The AT&T GoPhones are being sold for 59.99 in the US. If you're a student then you can grab it for an additional 10% discount. Though these phones are locked to AT&T an unlock code can be requested and is fulfilled for free for non-AT&T customers.
    You're saying I an buy an AT&T go phone outside of the U.S and contact AT&T to unlock it for me even thought I am not U.S citizen? :/
    11-15-2015 07:18 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Always thought the gophones had to br active for at least two weeks on att network before it would be possible to request an unlock code
    11-15-2015 07:36 PM
  7. ttsoldier's Avatar
    According to At&t website, the device has to be active for 6 months paid service before it can be unlocked.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=ZdOJ-CdR

    Prepaid / GoPhone
    •The device must be active for at least six months of paid service.
    11-15-2015 08:15 PM
  8. rollindice's Avatar
    There are many ways you can do this (I've purchased over 8 of these for many of my co-workers that all came to the liking of WindowsPhone after I showed was them features of mine),I'm from Caribbean also,most of the merchants sell you AT&T Go Phone with a paper with unlock code to enter into your phone once you unbox ,I had issue once purchasing from CrazyLowPrices Merchant whereby the paper included in packaging had the phone's IMEI # as the lock code,contacted seller,wanted to do replacement of phone once phone is returned but i live in Caribbean so that would be costly and lengthy also,I then used http://www.cellunlocker.net/ to purchase unlock code ,contacted back CrazyLowPrices ,they refunded me the cost of unlocking the phone which was about 30 bucks and took 3 days to email me code. I then didn't want to go through that anymore so I contacted all merchants that are selling the Lumia 640 unlocked on Amazon and apparently EmilyStore merchant is only one that ships phone unlocks without you having to put in codes(less hiccups of any sort) and offer Prime Shipping too to get fast if you have Prime subscription.EmilyStore cost little more than others ,$110 @ my time of purchases.What you can also do is purchase during Best Buy Black Friday deal whereby BestBuy selling Lumia 640 for $30,AT&T unlock for another $30,get screen protector,micro SD and case,that should bring you to around 110 & you'll get phone with needed accessories,at least that's what I'm doing for some other workmates,so far converted about 10 workmates and will have about 4 more with Black Friday coming up,even showed some The October Devices Presentation and some planning on getting Lumia 950 also.
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    11-15-2015 08:41 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Get a GoPhone and do NOT put any SIM in or try to activate it.

    It will unlock. All you need is an email address. ATT is very liberal about unlocks right now. I have unlocked 5 devices through them this calendar year and I have NEVER been an ATT customer. (520 GoPhone x2, 635 GoPhone, 830 ATT branded, Lumia 2520 ATT branded) Unlocks were coming FAST the last couple times I did it.My 2520 unlocked in under a minute!!! http://forums.windowscentral.com/t/3...tm#post3202308


    Go to the portal, accept the conditions and use the "Non-ATT Mobility Customer" option. https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=lKZN5v9L
    11-15-2015 08:42 PM
  10. rollindice's Avatar
    Comes up as $108.95 for me - Sold by Emily's Store and Fulfilled by Amazon. There are other new offers from $82.44 also - some are AT&T GoPhones though.
    Yeah I just checked myself,remember Emily's Store you get it unlocked and don't have to do unlock process yourself
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    11-15-2015 08:50 PM
  11. ttsoldier's Avatar
    There are many ways you can do this (I've purchased over 8 of these for many of my co-workers that all came to the liking of WindowsPhone after I showed was them features of mine),I'm from Caribbean also,most of the merchants sell you AT&T Go Phone with a paper with unlock code to enter into your phone once you unbox ,I had issue once purchasing from CrazyLowPrices Merchant whereby the paper included in packaging had the phone's IMEI # as the lock code,contacted seller,wanted to do replacement of phone once phone is returned but i live in Caribbean so that would be costly and lengthy also,I then used Unlock Codes & Network Cellphone Unlocking | CellUnlocker.net to purchase unlock code ,contacted back CrazyLowPrices ,they refunded me the cost of unlocking the phone which was about 30 bucks and took 3 days to email me code. I then didn't want to go through that anymore so I contacted all merchants that are selling the Lumia 640 unlocked on Amazon and apparently EmilyStore merchant is only one that ships phone unlocks without you having to put in codes(less hiccups of any sort) and offer Prime Shipping too to get fast if you have Prime subscription.EmilyStore cost little more than others ,$110 @ my time of purchases.What you can also do is purchase during Best Buy Black Friday deal whereby BestBuy selling Lumia 640 for $30,AT&T unlock for another $30,get screen protector,micro SD and case,that should bring you to around 110 & you'll get phone with needed accessories,at least that's what I'm doing for some other workmates,so far converted about 10 workmates and will have about 4 more with Black Friday coming up,even showed some The October Devices Presentation and some planning on getting Lumia 950 also.
    It's comforting to know that you are from the Caribbean. I am also from the Caribbean so you basically just sealed the deal for me :)

    Get a GoPhone and do NOT put any SIM in or try to activate it.

    It will unlock. All you need is an email address. ATT is very liberal about unlocks right now. I have unlocked 5 devices through them this calendar year and I have NEVER been an ATT customer. (520 GoPhone x2, 635 GoPhone, 830 ATT branded, Lumia 2520 ATT branded) Unlocks were coming FAST the last couple times I did it.My 2520 unlocked in under a minute!!! http://forums.windowscentral.com/t/3...tm#post3202308


    Go to the portal, accept the conditions and use the "Non-ATT Mobility Customer" option. https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=fEyO9FRX
    Great. Thanks for the advice :)

    I can safely buy the 640 from Microsoft Store for 60$ and get it unlocked then! Will report back once I'm successful :)
    Last edited by ttsoldier; 11-15-2015 at 09:13 PM.
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    11-15-2015 08:53 PM
  12. rollindice's Avatar
    It's comforting to know that you are from the Caribbean. I am also from the Caribbean so you basically just sealed the deal for me :)



    Great. Thanks for the advice :)
    Sure bro anytime,WindowsPhone lovers are here in Caribbean also.
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    11-15-2015 08:57 PM
  13. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Get a GoPhone and do NOT put any SIM in or try to activate it.

    It will unlock. All you need is an email address. ATT is very liberal about unlocks right now. I have unlocked 5 devices through them this calendar year and I have NEVER been an ATT customer. (520 GoPhone x2, 635 GoPhone, 830 ATT branded, Lumia 2520 ATT branded) Unlocks were coming FAST the last couple times I did it.My 2520 unlocked in under a minute!!! http://forums.windowscentral.com/t/3...tm#post3202308


    Go to the portal, accept the conditions and use the "Non-ATT Mobility Customer" option. https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=zPzkHlp_
    Is there a difference between this (http://www.amazon.com/AT-Nokia-Lumia...pUvbUpU3293196)

    and this ( Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store)

    One says go phone, and one doesn't. and there is a 20$ difference.
    11-15-2015 09:11 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Is there a difference between this
    The box it comes in and the support ATT gives it.

    GoPhone's typically never get updates, or very few.

    An ATT branded one like the one in the Microsoft Store is MUCH more likely to get an OTA to Win 10 Mo from ATT than a Go Phone would.

    Price being =, get the ATT.
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    11-15-2015 09:15 PM
  15. DEATH INC's Avatar
    Isn't microsoft handling the updates for the lumias themselves? Also if you update a att gophone with insider wont it just automatically update to RTM or whatever when its released?

    Also the ATT 640 in the microsoft store simply redirects you to the gophone 640 on att's website.
    11-15-2015 09:28 PM
  16. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Isn't microsoft handling the updates for the lumias themselves? Also if you update a att gophone with insider wont it just automatically update to RTM or whatever when its released?

    Also the ATT 640 in the microsoft store simply redirects you to the gophone 640 on att's website.
    Doesn't redirect me.

    The carrier still has a say in the updates. But a lot less say than before.
    11-15-2015 09:36 PM
  17. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    The box it comes in and the support ATT gives it.

    GoPhone's typically never get updates, or very few.

    An ATT branded one like the one in the Microsoft Store is MUCH more likely to get an OTA to Win 10 Mo from ATT than a Go Phone would.

    Price being =, get the ATT.
    I've had my AT&T GoPhone Lumia 520 for a little over two years and have had no issues getting updates?
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    11-15-2015 09:53 PM
  18. ttsoldier's Avatar
    The box it comes in and the support ATT gives it.

    GoPhone's typically never get updates, or very few.

    An ATT branded one like the one in the Microsoft Store is MUCH more likely to get an OTA to Win 10 Mo from ATT than a Go Phone would.

    Price being =, get the ATT.

    I ordered two from the Microsoft Store. One for myself and a friend.

    Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store

    Now.. We wait... *jeopardy music plays*
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    11-15-2015 10:04 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've had my AT&T GoPhone Lumia 520 for a little over two years and have had no issues getting updates?
    Good to know. I've never held a GoPhone that long. I stand corrected.
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    11-15-2015 10:21 PM
  20. pankaj981's Avatar
    I ordered two from the Microsoft Store. One for myself and a friend.

    Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store

    Now.. We wait... *jeopardy music plays*
    Keep this is mind and follow it exactly: DO NOT TURN ON THE PHONE WITH THE AT&T SIM CARD INSIDE IT!! It's inserted by default and the moment you turn on the phone AT&T considers it as a prepaid device activated on its network and doesn't let you unlock without using it for 6 months.
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    11-16-2015 12:38 AM
  21. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Keep this is mind and follow it exactly: DO NOT TURN ON THE PHONE WITH THE AT&T SIM CARD INSIDE IT!! It's inserted by default and the moment you turn on the phone AT&T considers it as a prepaid device activated on its network and doesn't let you unlock without using it for 6 months.
    How will they know the phone is on? It won't be connected to their network...

    But i will take your advice and read the IMEI of the back of the device or box and not turn on the phone (without the at&t sim card ) until they *hopefully* send me the unlock code :)
    11-16-2015 12:44 AM
  22. pankaj981's Avatar
    How will they know the phone is on? It won't be connected to their network...

    But i will take your advice and read the IMEI of the back of the device or box and not turn on the phone (without the at&t sim card ) until they *hopefully* send me the unlock code :)
    You can turn on the phone but make sure you remove the SIM card before doing that (it's inserted by default, that's what I meant).
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    11-16-2015 12:46 AM
  23. ttsoldier's Avatar
    You can turn on the phone but make sure you remove the SIM card before doing that (it's inserted by default, that's what I meant).
    Ah ok. Will do. Thank you.
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    11-16-2015 01:00 AM
  24. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Keep this is mind and follow it exactly: DO NOT TURN ON THE PHONE WITH THE AT&T SIM CARD INSIDE IT!! It's inserted by default and the moment you turn on the phone AT&T considers it as a prepaid device activated on its network and doesn't let you unlock without using it for 6 months.
    So both Sims out. Both requests sent. Waiting now. Said 2-3 business days so by Wednesday for the latest.

    Can I connect to WiFi in the mean time to set up phone and maybe install w10m?
    11-20-2015 12:15 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So both Sims out. Both requests sent. Waiting now. Said 2-3 business days so by Wednesday for the latest.

    Can I connect to WiFi in the mean time to set up phone and maybe install w10m?
    Yep. WiFi away.

    I think the 2-3 business days is when they are at peak. Maybe sooner. :)
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    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
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