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  1. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Looks to me like the King of Budget Smartphones has finally come to the end of its rein. Walmart.com shows no stock as do the stores within 100 miles of my geographic location. Likewise with BestBuy.com and the stores within 250 miles of me. A Google search showed the 640 available through Cricket Wireless for $40-$50 or on Amazon for $50+.

    Lucky for me I have an extra tucked away in my dresser drawer that I charge once a month should I lose or break my daily driver.
    jmshub likes this.
    05-18-2016 12:40 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Looks to me like the King of Budget Smartphones has finally come to the end of its rein. Walmart.com shows no stock as do the stores within 100 miles of my geographic location. Likewise with BestBuy.com and the stores within 250 miles of me. A Google search showed the 640 available through Cricket Wireless for $40-$50 or on Amazon for $50+.

    Lucky for me I have an extra tucked away in my dresser drawer that I charge once a month should I lose or break my daily driver.
    it feels unfair for the price to be so low in a country such as USA and yet the prices are 4 times higher in most other countries
    xandros9, N_LaRUE, IJPI and 5 others like this.
    05-18-2016 01:14 AM
  3. ce_tx's Avatar
    At first it looked like it was still available on bestbuy.com, but it's only for store pickup. Guess they still have a few at my nearby Best Buy.
    05-18-2016 06:59 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Wow, so it didn't even make it to a year. :(
    05-18-2016 08:49 AM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    There no official word saying it's discontinued besides u saying u can't find one

    Sent from mTalk
    05-18-2016 10:08 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    It's not available for me either. And we know that Microsoft has stopped selling it.
    05-18-2016 11:24 AM
  7. whereismydamnphone's Avatar
    Glad i had the chance to grab one for 30 bucks. It ended up costing 3x less than i paid for my lumia 535 purchased here in brazil, that's nuts.
    05-18-2016 01:38 PM
  8. 640's Avatar
    I lucked out, however, food shopping at Target and picked this last one up a few days ago. They even matched the $29.99 clearance price of Best Buy
    Last edited by xandros9; 05-18-2016 at 10:38 PM. Reason: cleanup on aisle 5
    Jamar Wright likes this.
    05-18-2016 04:12 PM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    it feels unfair for the price to be so low in a country such as USA and yet the prices are 4 times higher in most other countries
    In some cases (especially Brazil), than can be pinned on high import taxes, no? Plus, MS isn't trying to clear stock of those devices internationally like in the US, where the interest is so low. I wouldn't call it unfair at all, I'd call it economics.
    05-18-2016 08:29 PM
  10. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Wow, so it didn't even make it to a year. :(
    Still far longer than T-Mobile's two months!
    05-18-2016 08:33 PM
  11. papasurf's Avatar
    I bought 4 of these. Two are unlocked, debranded and flashed to T-Mobile US rom with working band 12. Two are still in box. I still shake my head and smile knowing that this is so much phone for $30!
    05-18-2016 10:01 PM
  12. onlysublime's Avatar
    I bought 4 of these. Two are unlocked, debranded and flashed to T-Mobile US rom with working band 12. Two are still in box. I still shake my head and smile knowing that this is so much phone for $30!
    Can you provide instructions or a link on how to do this? I recently gave my friend the 640 as a gift. She's on T-Mobile. But she was having problems which we never were able to fix. Mostly that she couldn't participate or send group MMS text messages, no matter what settings we put in.
    05-19-2016 02:12 AM
  13. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    There no official word saying it's discontinued besides u saying u can't find one

    Sent from mTalk
    Yeah but like libra89 plainly pointed out, Microsoft is no longer selling it. That clue along with what I stated in my OP is an obvious indication that the 640 has met its untimely demise.
    Last edited by LumiaGuy; 05-20-2016 at 03:01 AM.
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    05-19-2016 09:26 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    The 640 was discontinued (manufacturing and sale) a couple of months back. What you see today is just part of clearing stock. It will still be supported for a couple of years (or may be more).
    Last edited by pankaj981; 05-21-2016 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Fixed grammar
    05-19-2016 09:47 AM
  15. jdballard's Avatar
    it feels unfair for the price to be so low in a country such as USA and yet the prices are 4 times higher in most other countries
    I'm sure there's a reason for it. Not saying that's fair, but I'm sure there's a reason. Slightly related: there are lots of products that are much cheaper in the rest of the world - pharmaceuticals come to mind - than they are in the U.S.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-19-2016 01:03 PM
  16. Bittah Pupil's Avatar
    I did a search on Best Buy's site, clicked Check Stores and got the message "We're sorry, your item is not available within 250 miles of *****" (I live in California).
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-19-2016 03:33 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Yeah... Looks like it's winding down. 650 is the new kid in town.
    aximtreo and Jamar Wright like this.
    05-19-2016 04:12 PM
  18. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I'm sure there's a reason for it. Not saying that's fair, but I'm sure there's a reason. Slightly related: there are lots of products that are much cheaper in the rest of the world - pharmaceuticals come to mind - than they are in the U.S.
    especially generics which some countries might not allow to come in. But healthcare in US is 2-3 times more expensive than anywhere else for the same services rendered
    05-20-2016 12:35 AM
  19. Sedp23's Avatar
    mejer has some

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    05-20-2016 04:34 AM
  20. rhapdog's Avatar
    mejer has some
    Quick! Run back out to Meijer's and buy those 4 in the picture! I'll PM you my address. I promise I won't pay you back! LOL

    If only that store was near me. Alas. I'd pick up 2 more for $24.99 each. I had picked up a backup for myself a while back at the $29.99 price, but my wife has commandeered it. Now all I have as a backup is a 635, which is fine for a temporary backup until I can get my hands on another phone, but I will not use it as a daily driver with only 512MB and with the size/resolution. I don't ever want to go lower than the screen on the 640. Higher, yes. Lower, no.

    Sad to see the deal finally going away, but I figured it wouldn't last long at those prices with a new product in town.
    libra89, RumoredNow and aximtreo like this.
    05-20-2016 06:15 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    mejer has some
    Meijer is pretty regional.

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    Locate Store | Meijer | Meijer.com


    Buy 'em if you got 'em!!!!!
    Jamar Wright likes this.
    05-20-2016 02:50 PM
  22. Sedp23's Avatar
    Meijer is pretty regional.

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    Locate Store | Meijer*|*Meijer.com


    Buy 'em if you got 'em!!!!!

    Just went back there was one left




    Sent from mTalk
    05-20-2016 08:21 PM
  23. trha's Avatar
    Lucky me! I'm not living in the US but was able to get one through a buying agent :)
    RumoredNow and Jamar Wright like this.
    05-21-2016 10:52 AM
  24. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Seems all the GoPhone 640s have been pulled and diverted to Cricket: Cricket Wireless has the Lumia 640 for $30 and Lumia 650 for $120 | Windows Central

    Get a 640 at Cricket for $29.99 w/ activation or only $9.99 w/ activation when you port your number in from another carrier. https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell...lumia-640.html

    Also, Cricket has cut the price of Lumia 650 another $10 and it is now only $120 w/ activation. (That's only 60% of the normal price)

    Now is a good time to give Cricket a try, just remember that their phones are locked to Cricket only (not even ATT or ATT mvno works) until after 6 months active service on Cricket or if you use the $70/month plan. https://www.cricketwireless.com/supp...ce-unlock.html
    05-21-2016 11:22 AM
  25. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Thankfully I got mine in time. Now just to wait for the next iteration. I will be passing on the 650 for now. GPS capability is a bigger deal for me than AMOLED or the premium feel. As it stands even with glance screen on (peek) I will get great battery life and the extra onboard storage is not necessary at this point for me. Hopefully MS will release a 6xx model I find worthy.
    RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    05-22-2016 12:19 AM
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