03-27-2016 10:16 AM
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  1. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Am thinking maybe Microsoft will soon be discontinuing the 640 in advance of the 650's launch?

    https://goto.walmart.com/c/159229/61...ack%2F44465708
    papasurf and Guytronic like this.
    01-31-2016 01:53 AM
  2. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Sold out in my area in all stores.
    01-31-2016 01:49 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    I can picture them doing that. Also sold out here too.
    01-31-2016 02:37 PM
  4. molimelight's Avatar
    I was able to get two of them here. Funny thing the, way I got two was I purchased one at the $47.99 price and then found that the price was reduced to $29.88 the day I picked mine up. I ordered another one for pickup in case I couldn't get a price adjustment on the one I had as I had already opened it.
    There could be a thread just on the nightmare that is the plastic packaging! Then I found this on the Wal-Mart web site:

    "If an item previously purchased from Walmart.com (not including items from a third-party seller on our site) is now listed at a lower price, and the item is within its eligible return window, contact Walmart.com Customer Care at 1.800.966.6546 to receive an adjustment for the price difference."

    So I think the return window on electronics is 90 days, in case any of you bought one at the higher price within the last 90 days!
    01-31-2016 03:48 PM
  5. gordonfink's Avatar
    Great. I guess I'll keep the one I have for all eternity, because I'll never sell it. That phone is worth way more than that - continue to be amazed that you can buy one of these for that.
    01-31-2016 05:34 PM
  6. Nindza93's Avatar
    That is a ridiculusly low price for that phone, if it was priced like that here in my country, it would sell like crazy. Heck even I would buy it as an owner of the lumia 735...
    Chintan Gohel and Warren_2185 like this.
    01-31-2016 05:40 PM
  7. AV2RY's Avatar
    Do I have to be ATT customer to get this phone for this price? I'm on Tmobile (I know this one is locked), but maybe I could get it without the need for SIM card
    01-31-2016 05:55 PM
  8. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Do I have to be ATT customer to get this phone for this price? I'm on Tmobile (I know this one is locked), but maybe I could get it without the need for SIM card
    Nope, just grab one and if your feeling technical flash the T-Mobile rom. Check out XDA.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-31-2016 07:11 PM
  9. gordonfink's Avatar
    Do I have to be ATT customer to get this phone for this price? I'm on Tmobile (I know this one is locked), but maybe I could get it without the need for SIM card
    Unlock before you use it (via ATT) website, then use it on TMo.
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    01-31-2016 08:09 PM
  10. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    That price is over today. I think it was actually a mistake because they quickly listed them as sold out when they were not and then changed the price back up. Interestingly they still show as sold out when there are more than a few in my local store.
    01-31-2016 08:19 PM
  11. ea3dfx's Avatar
    02-01-2016 03:09 AM
  12. papasurf's Avatar
    Thanks ea3dfx :) I ordered 2 at my local Best Buy for in store pick up. They showed out of stock online but when I switched to in store they took my order.
    02-01-2016 05:03 AM
  13. molimelight's Avatar
    If they still have them in stock at your local Wal-Mart, there's this from the Wal-Mart web site:

    How to match a Walmart.com price to another online retailer*: Prior to placing your order, contact Walmart.com Customer Care or call us at 1.800.966.6546. We will verify the item eligibility by reviewing the online retailer, their current price, and by confirming the item is in stock. Walmart.com has the final decision for matching an online price.
    02-01-2016 06:39 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I wonder why this is the norm in the world

    A country like the US with average incomes above 30000USD have the 640 priced at 30-40USD while in countries like India where average incomes are maybe 1500USD the same 640 is priced 100USD or higher

    Do US companies give subsidies for their devices?
    Allan Cantillo M and Schnuffi like this.
    02-01-2016 07:58 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I wonder why this is the norm in the world

    A country like the US with average incomes above 30000USD have the 640 priced at 30-40USD while in countries like India where average incomes are maybe 1500USD the same 640 is priced 100USD or higher

    Do US companies give subsidies for their devices?
    I think there is some kind of subsidy when a US carrier decides to carry it as one of their phones. I'm guessing that carrier locked phones are not as common outside of the US.
    02-01-2016 08:24 AM
  16. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I think there is some kind of subsidy when a US carrier decides to carry it as one of their phones. I'm guessing that carrier locked phones are not as common outside of the US.
    but the other posters in the thread mentioned you can unlock it
    02-01-2016 08:26 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    but the other posters in the thread mentioned you can unlock it
    You can, but whoever makes (or in this case, brands) the phone still has control if/when you will get the update. You can unlock it to have service on whatever carrier of choice that will work, but AT&T will be the ones to decide if you get firmware updates, and official software updates.

    However, if you can flash the phone to a country variant model, that would fix that issue.
    02-01-2016 08:36 AM
  18. papasurf's Avatar
    Thanks ea3dfx :) I ordered 2 at my local Best Buy for in store pick up. They showed out of stock online but when I switched to in store they took my order.
    I should have mentioned that my local stores all showed that they had stock. That is why they processed my order I suppose. I have one I got for $48 off Amazon and its already unlocked and running on T-Mobile . I really like this phone :) I bought ny wife the Lumia 635 a year ago and she loves it.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-01-2016 09:36 AM
  19. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I'm seeing it available and now at $32.31. I didn't know that you can now unlock these phones without being an active subscriber of their service :)
    libra89 likes this.
    02-01-2016 10:03 AM
  20. papasurf's Avatar
    They're unlockable through AT&T web site. But whatever you do never start the phone up ....they put have SIM card already installed and it will lock it to at&t for 6 months..there is a procedure that should be followed. Don't have the link but it should be on this site.
    Last edited by papasurf; 02-01-2016 at 06:46 PM. Reason: mispelled word detracts from post.
    02-01-2016 10:15 AM
  21. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Interesting that according to the URL at Walmart.com, it is a "disturbed" smartphone.

    Remove the SIM card from the phone before ever powering it up the first time.

    Unlock procedure: https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=2-a4cvku
    - You are *NOT* an AT&T customer.
    - Put in IMEI, name and email.
    - Click the link in the confirmation email.
    - Wait a couple of days.

    Flashing to T-Mobile or other variant: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...a-640-lte.html
    02-01-2016 11:13 AM
  22. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Interesting that according to the URL at Walmart.com, it is a "disturbed" smartphone.

    Remove the SIM card from the phone before ever powering it up the first time.

    Unlock procedure: https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=hR1pTcqQ
    - You are *NOT* an AT&T customer.
    - Put in IMEI, name and email.
    - Click the link in the confirmation email.
    - Wait a couple of days.

    Flashing to T-Mobile or other variant: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...a-640-lte.html
    haha never noticed that before. I guess with all the recent news about Windows Phones, perhaps it's having an existential crisis?
    papasurf likes this.
    02-01-2016 11:17 AM
  23. papasurf's Avatar
    Well my wife thinks I am disturbed since I should end up with three of the exact same phones plus two other working phones LOL :) I told her now I have enough phones. Then she gave me that smile that said " yea right ".

    I kept seeing the"disturbed" part too and had a good chuckle over it.

    Thank you for adding the unlocking procedure:)
    Last edited by papasurf; 02-01-2016 at 12:18 PM.
    02-01-2016 11:51 AM
  24. sinime's Avatar
    🙁 doesn't seem to be on sale for under $30 at best buy anymore. Been wanting to get one on the cheap for my PIP-Boy.
    02-01-2016 12:09 PM
  25. ea3dfx's Avatar
    doesn't seem to be on sale for under $30 at best buy anymore. Been wanting to get one on the cheap for my PIP-Boy.
    Available at $32.31 for store pick-up on WalMart.com now. OOS for shipping.
    papasurf and sinime like this.
    02-01-2016 12:14 PM
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