1. LqDFx's Avatar
    I was going to get my father a windows phone as a gift. I know he will not use it for games and will more than likely use it for eBay, photos, email, texting, and of course phone calls. While we are in a 4g lte area, I'm sure that is not going to matter much.

    So, with all that in mind, I was thinking of getting the 520 that is at the MS store off contract for him to use on att till he switches to straight talk. I was offered a Verizon 928 for about the same price from a friend and it looks like it will work with both networks.

    My question is, which one would be the best the best for the price and have the least problems going forward with straight talk?

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    03-09-2014 01:01 AM
  2. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    I don't know about carrier locked phones as I'm from India but considering that you get 928 at the price of 520, I will tell you to go with the 928.

    But in case you want 8.1 to run smoothly on the phone for the foreseeable future, consider the 525 with 1GB of RAM. And 520 and 525 don't have the GlanceScreen, which is something seniors would love.
    03-09-2014 01:21 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Does he have an AT&T or a T-Mobile SIM from Straight Talk?
    03-09-2014 01:22 AM
  4. LqDFx's Avatar
    Right now, he is locked in a att contract. The idea is that in three months when his contract ends to get the att straight talk sim. T-Mobile is not available in this area.

    As far as I know, the 525 is not easy to find in this area besides eBay. WP8.1 is not going to be a big deal to him, but smooth operation is going to be. I'm sure a phone with 1GB of ram will be important for the smooth operation.

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    03-09-2014 06:05 AM
  5. vk1971's Avatar
    What's your budget?
    You mentioned, that you've been offered a phone from a friend. Second hand? Are you up for second hand device?
    Are you "locked" to those 2 phones, 520 and 928? Or willing to consider other options too?

    I think, answering these questions will help others to help you.
    03-09-2014 04:43 PM
  6. LqDFx's Avatar
    I'm locked into about $100 (us). I don't really need to get him a flag ship product since he is not that into the smart phone thing. He just wants enough to get his email and eBay while doing his civil war re-enactments on the weekends.

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    03-09-2014 10:24 PM
  7. Mohammad Arshad's Avatar
    I got my mom a 620, primarily because of the front facing camera that allows her to Skype. Otherwise 520 would have been my choice.
    03-09-2014 10:56 PM
  8. sumton's Avatar
    if I was you i'd get him large screen windows phone you would want him to be more comfortable using large screen WP for browsing texting email and taking pictures
    03-10-2014 02:18 AM
  9. LqDFx's Avatar
    if I was you i'd get him large screen windows phone you would want him to be more comfortable using large screen WP for browsing texting email and taking pictures

    baby steps for him. Right now I want to get him used to a smart phone first. That and discrete is best at a historical event.

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    03-10-2014 06:58 AM
  10. vk1971's Avatar
    For 100 bucks you should try your luck on ebay. I've got my 822 for like $80-85
    03-10-2014 01:05 PM
  11. neonspark's Avatar
    I bought a couple of 720's from ebay not long ago. they are the international versions and you have to check from the seller that they work in the ATT frequencies. The ones I got did.
    03-11-2014 08:38 AM
  12. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    I bought my dad a 520 during Black Friday at a steal. It's his first smart phone. It's easy for him to use and to this day, still works fine. He works out in the fields and the phone is exposed to the elements. If you do want something a step up, it would be the 820. Check Craigslist in your area for Lumias available.
    03-12-2014 01:50 AM
  13. LqDFx's Avatar
    Well I bit the bullet and just got him a L520. Might not be the best phone, but with his birthday vastly approaching I had to do something quick. The offer from my friend just seemed to never work, he kept forgetting to bring me the phone and always an excuse! I hope he likes it.

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    03-14-2014 12:26 PM

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