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08-14-2014 10:44 PM
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  1. jiovine's Avatar
    I was going through my local Walmart and there was a big end-cap for T-Mobile with the 635 for $99. Happy shopping... I guess the price dropping has begun. $168 from T-Mobile, $129 Microsoft Store, $119 HSN and now the x-factor of Walmart.
    Guytronic and 13Elves like this.
    08-03-2014 08:42 PM
  2. k72's Avatar
    It figures. I bought mine from T-Mobile because I needed a new phone and a cheaper plan than Sprint. I didn't even know until later that I had bought it the day after it came out on T-Mobile. I wish I had known how much cheaper it would be now!
    08-03-2014 08:45 PM
  3. mark233's Avatar
    Damn good phone even @ the $129 Microsoft Store price I got mine at
    Philip Hamm likes this.
    08-03-2014 09:38 PM
  4. malman89's Avatar
    Can you do the $30/month prepaid 100 minutes/unlimited text/5GB 4G data plan buying the phone this way?

    I really dislike Walmart, but if I can snag it for cheaper, quicker, and in person, I just might have to.
    08-03-2014 09:47 PM
  5. mark233's Avatar
    Can you do the $30/month prepaid 100 minutes/unlimited text/5GB 4G data plan buying the phone this way?

    I really dislike Walmart, but if I can snag it for cheaper, quicker, and in person, I just might have to.
    Sure you can. If you already have a phone using the $30 prepaid plan, just put the SIM from that phone and install it in the 635. Otherwise, the $30 prepaid is for new Tmo activations. No need to get that Walmart starter SIM .... just go activate online, register the phone for new customer. Fill out all the things they ask. Insert the new SIM and go from there. This is how me and 2 friends did this when we all were new Tmo customers.
    malman89 likes this.
    08-03-2014 09:53 PM
  6. mark233's Avatar
    .... I should add, when on the Tmo activation page. Look for Prepaid plans. There you will see the $30/100 minute plan as one of the choices.
    08-03-2014 10:02 PM
  7. malman89's Avatar
    Definitely tempting then. I'm coming from Virgin Mobile and I love their combination of price point ($35) and plans (300 minutes/unlimited text/unlimited data - possible throttle after 2.5GB), but I don't love their 3G speed (abysmal) and being tied to CDMA.

    I was thinking 630 through Cricket, but then I noticed that it's HSPA and speed will be capped. While T-Mobile doesn't have perfect coverage near me, it seemed to do the trick when I did an iPhone 5S Test Drive. I think I'll take the much faster speeds with the slightly less reliable (than VM/VZW/AT&T) coverage. I don't live in the boonies, either. Ann Arbor/Detroit/Detroit suburbs.
    08-03-2014 10:26 PM
  8. jiovine's Avatar
    Damn good phone even @ the $129 Microsoft Store price I got mine at
    Overall I think MS Store is the best deal with the $50 Promo that includes case and extended warranty. Not sure how it is running but choice of any 635 case in the store and there extended warranty. so $179 total and your literally covered case and insurance.
    08-03-2014 11:10 PM
  9. malman89's Avatar
    Of course my VM plan auto-renewed for another month today. I still might snag one of these phones at this price and just wait a month to activate.
    08-04-2014 11:37 AM
  10. 13Elves's Avatar
    It is Walmart that sells that plan and where I bought my plan at. Some sales ppl might try to steer u to the Walmart Family mobile plan so be careful.
    08-04-2014 12:52 PM
  11. sectime's Avatar
    I just went to local Walmart, sale people didn't have a clue but one nice guy went and checked. The shipping box had just arrived so he brought one out for me. When they scanned it was $129, wonder if your store priced it as a AT&T one.
    08-05-2014 04:34 PM
  12. jiovine's Avatar
    In my local Walmart it was a big T-Mobile end display in electronics with a shelf tag of $99. Weird

    Local store doesn't even have the AT&T ones yet..
    Last edited by jiovine; 08-05-2014 at 05:57 PM. Reason: added
    08-05-2014 05:56 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    WalMart as Crossings Drive in Rocklin CA. has the 635 for $99.00.
    Just got home from that location and it was in the store.
    Lots of them...the counter person said he had sold 2 today so far and around 20 of them since they hung them up in the electronics department on Saturday.
    08-05-2014 07:20 PM
  14. sectime's Avatar
    In my local Walmart it was a big T-Mobile end display in electronics with a shelf tag of $99. Weird

    Local store doesn't even have the AT&T ones yet..
    Well clearly i'm a winner!!
    08-05-2014 09:06 PM
  15. Guytronic's Avatar
    Well clearly i'm a winner!!
    Looks like the 635 hasn't been made available on-line at WM either (I just looked)
    Might be a loss leader in certain stores...

    In the the spirit of being pre-angry I will predict this model at $89.00 or below this coming weekend
    I'll keep the eye on Amazon too...
    08-05-2014 09:10 PM
  16. malman89's Avatar
    Looks like the 635 hasn't been made available on-line at WM either (I just looked)
    Might be a loss leader in certain stores...

    In the the spirit of being pre-angry I will predict this model at $89.00 or below this coming weekend
    I'll keep the eye on Amazon too...
    Debating buying now and holding it for a month to activate or see if it drops. I dunno, $99.99 seems like a steal. Will it really drop any lower? Especially with the likes of Cricket selling out their 630 inventory.
    08-05-2014 11:38 PM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
    Debating buying now and holding it for a month to activate or see if it drops. I dunno, $99.99 seems like a steal. Will it really drop any lower? Especially with the likes of Cricket selling out their 630 inventory.
    I just received mine from HSN hours ago...
    Believe me it's another $89.00 dollar phone.
    08-05-2014 11:47 PM
  18. jms_209's Avatar
    I just received mine from HSN hours ago...
    Believe me it's another $89.00 dollar phone.
    I don't get mine until Friday,can you kindly measure the screen?
    It drives me crazy that it's advertised as a 4.5 screen,but not sure if onscreen buttons makes it actually smaller.
    08-05-2014 11:53 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    I don't get mine until Friday,can you kindly measure the screen?
    It drives me crazy that it's advertised as a 4.5 screen,but not sure if onscreen buttons makes it actually smaller.
    Darn crappy pic...

    wp_20140805_21_02_44_pro.jpg
    It does measure 4.5 inches...however the onscreen buttons hack off 1\4 inch there.
    The keypad is on par with my 925 though...easy to swype on.

    Looks like the 635's usable screen is .25 inches larger than the 520\521
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    08-06-2014 12:15 AM
  20. jms_209's Avatar
    Darn crappy pic...

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    It does measure 4.5 inches...however the onscreen buttons hack off 1\4 inch there.
    The keypad is on par with my 925 though...easy to swype on.

    Looks like the 635's usable screen is .25 inches larger than the 520\521
    Thanks! So does the screen feel that much bigger?
    Apparently it does have a 16:9 aspect ratio,this should make most videos now fill the screen.
    The 15:9 AR was one(very very small) issue I had with the 521.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-06-2014 12:21 AM
  21. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thanks! So does the screen feel that much bigger?
    Apparently it does have a 16:9 aspect ratio,this should make most videos now fill the screen.
    The 15:9 AR was one(very very small) issue I had with the 521.
    The actual screen is slightly larger...

    Here's the 635 vs 521...
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    Apologies for the bad pics...

    I had forgotten the virtual buttons on the 635 light up with the screen so that is a definite plus for the phone.
    *note
    There's an update waiting already!
    08-06-2014 12:33 AM
  22. jms_209's Avatar
    The actual screen is slightly larger...

    Here's the 635 vs 521...
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    Apologies for the bad pics...

    I had forgotten the virtual buttons on the 635 light up with the screen so that is a definite plus for the phone.
    *note
    There's an update waiting already!
    Yeah it looks like the screen is longer and may be a little wider. Videos should now fill the entire screen.
    The update is WP8.1-SP1

    Random note: I've gone through mp3s/phones in a weird order.
    3.0",3.3",3.7",4.0", and now 4.2"-4.4"
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-06-2014 12:45 AM
  23. Guytronic's Avatar
    Screen is pretty bright...
    Looks like two 521's plus a few accessories will be for sale soon
    08-06-2014 12:49 AM
  24. jms_209's Avatar
    I sold mine with 5 cases for $50+$5(SH)
    Minus ebay fees I made like $44. Not too bad, considering you can buy the phone new for $60-$70
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-06-2014 12:56 AM
  25. jms_209's Avatar
    Not too sure what difference it makes,but the HSDPA chip was updated.
    521 has HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps.
    635 has HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-06-2014 01:07 AM
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