1. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I have a friend who's after a new phone, preferably the 100-200 range, the lower the better and i'm just wondering if there's any sort of crazy deal on any decent cell phones right now.
    05-07-2014 09:43 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Nothing crazy right now. But there are some nicely prices phones here and there.

    But before we start throwing out phones in your price range (what currency? US Dollars? We get a lot of international users here)
    And where are you located? (phone availability varies by location)
    What carrier does he intend to use it on? (a big factor)
    05-07-2014 02:58 PM
  3. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Nothing crazy right now. But there are some nicely prices phones here and there.

    But before we start throwing out phones in your price range (what currency? US Dollars? We get a lot of international users here)
    And where are you located? (phone availability varies by location)
    What carrier does he intend to use it on? (a big factor)
    Austin, TX any GSM carrier, US dollars and prpeferably something with FFC in new or refurb condition.
    05-07-2014 03:31 PM
  4. Stephen Pedersen's Avatar
    I have a friend who's after a new phone, preferably the 100-200 range, the lower the better and i'm just wondering if there's any sort of crazy deal on any decent cell phones right now.
    Just missed the HSN Lumia 925 on sale for $199
    05-07-2014 03:33 PM
  5. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Just missed the HSN Lumia 925 on sale for $199
    Yeah, don't think she'd be able to live with such an imposing storage limitation though. One of few people who's music collection rivals my own.
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    05-07-2014 04:12 PM
  6. gapost's Avatar
    Icon and Samsung Ativ SE are both $99at Verizon. Cheaper at Amazon.
    05-07-2014 05:39 PM
  7. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Icon and Samsung Ativ SE are both $99at Verizon. Cheaper at Amazon.
    Sorry, I'd never rope my friend into a scam like a two year contract.
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    05-07-2014 06:32 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Austin, TX any GSM carrier, US dollars and prpeferably something with FFC in new or refurb condition.
    Ah ok, just making sure.
    Also reading you would prefer not to get into a contract, which helps too.

    The Nokia Lumia 520 and 521, locked to ATT and T-Mobile respectively are *the* budget offerings, commonly available below $100 new. However, cost had to be cut somewhere and no FFC is onboard.

    I'm pretty sure ATT-subsidiary AIO Wireless carries the 620 which is a nice step up in most areas, including a FFC, its in your price grade off-contract.

    If you can pick up either of those unlocked on Amazon, its an option.

    Also, which I did for my sister was pick up a 521 and toss in a Straight Talk SIM. (the T-Mo compatible SIM) for slightly under $45/mo. (she bought it by the year)

    Other than those, your best options for a higher end model (or a lower price) would be secondhand (if the savings is worth the risk) or waiting for one of those deals to swing around, but i don't think anything short of a Ouija board would help. There's been a $200 T-Mo 925 sale on some website (If memory serves me right) a few weeks ago and an official $70 ATT 925 - requiring new prepaid service though.
    05-07-2014 07:50 PM
  9. Stephen Pedersen's Avatar
    Yeah, don't think she'd be able to live with such an imposing storage limitation though. One of few people who's music collection rivals my own.
    She could subscribe to Xbox Music and stream it all like I do.
    05-07-2014 08:33 PM
  10. z33dev33l's Avatar
    2 gig data restriction would last her all of a day. She's a data analyst and listens to music on her phone all day... I'm looking at cheap 620s now.
    05-07-2014 11:38 PM

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