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  1. ssapre's Avatar
    I would not count on them not going quickly. $30 for a solid phone for a kid... Or even a backup phone or just to give the OS a run. But then again, I actually like Windows Phone since I was open minded enough to give it a try.
    Well... I have seen different mindset in my local store. Firstly - its really hard to find Windows phones in that store. You would see most of the rush going with Samsung or iphone devices, so if you can find where WP are, you can easily grab it :-)
    11-25-2015 12:48 AM
  2. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Yeah. That is why I mentioned I am partial now because of a good experience. My wife likes the look of the Windows phone OS, but is determined she must stick with Samsung.
    11-25-2015 07:26 AM
  3. brusbrother's Avatar
    Will the $29 deal be available online or does one have to risk life and limb and mingle with the uncleansed masses in-store? ;-)
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    11-25-2015 07:51 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    From my reading of the BB flyer... The $29 640 is a "door buster" and may be a ticketed item for those in the store que.

    Try starting a chat with BB online and ask?
    11-25-2015 11:38 AM
  5. DEATH INC's Avatar
    From my reading of the BB flyer... The $29 640 is a "door buster" and may be a ticketed item for those in the store que.

    Try starting a chat with BB online and ask?
    Yeah it could be, though its listed on their site under the black friday deals Black Friday 2015 Deals - Best Buy

    When you click on it it says free shipping and the price is only good from the 26th to the 28th. I'll be checking starting tomorrow to see if i can grab one.
    11-25-2015 02:40 PM
  6. ombreman's Avatar
    Would this Lumia 640 work in Europe on our networks (T-mobile Germany or similar)? Cause my sis is in USA and she can buy it for me...
    11-25-2015 03:06 PM
  7. pseudoware's Avatar
    Would this Lumia 640 work in Europe on our networks (T-mobile Germany or similar)? Cause my sis is in USA and she can buy it for me...
    It's locked to AT&T's network, so no. Since it's a Go Phone, AT&T won't unlock it until after 6 months of service, so you'd have to find a 3rd party unlocking service. I just bought a code on eBay, won't get it for a few days, supposedly. Will post back the results.

    It should work on a domestic (U.S.) AT&T MVNO, not that this helps you, just FYI.
    11-25-2015 05:35 PM
  8. Byrese's Avatar
    I just got mine from the MS Store for yes... $39. I'm presently please win it actually coming a 1520. Very light... but like a I'm com my from 1520. It's charging up so I can put TP on this baby
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    11-25-2015 05:45 PM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    😀
    11-25-2015 06:34 PM
  10. geekfiredog's Avatar
    It's locked to AT&T's network, so no. Since it's a Go Phone, AT&T won't unlock it until after 6 months of service, so you'd have to find a 3rd party unlocking service. I just bought a code on eBay, won't get it for a few days, supposedly. Will post back the results.

    It should work on a domestic (U.S.) AT&T MVNO, not that this helps you, just FYI.
    You can unlock it for FREE, and many people have reported that this particular AT&T Lumia 640 works in many countries outside the US, and I've done it myself!

    Here is the screenshot of the procedures to get free unlock code from AT&T - the exact same procedures that I and hundreds (if not thousands) of people have gone through and successfully gotten the code for FREE!
    Attached Thumbnails att-unlock.jpg  
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    11-25-2015 06:51 PM
  11. pseudoware's Avatar
    You can unlock it for FREE, and many people have reported that this particular AT&T Lumia 640 works in many countries outside the US, and I've done it myself!

    Here is the screenshot of the procedures to get free unlock code from AT&T - the exact same procedures that I and hundreds (if not thousands) of people have gone through and successfully gotten the code for FREE!

    Yup, I've used that procedure for a few devices myself. Personally, I liked it better when you could just call them and they'd give up the code w/o any BS. But anyyyyyywayssssss....

    On the Unlock Request page that link points to, it says

    Prepaid / GoPhone


    • The device must be active for at least six months of paid service.


    The 640 is a GoPhone. Has anyone been able to unlock inside of those six months, or having never activated it on AT&T at all?

    If not, I believe that's an issue for that dude in Europe. Sounds like he wants a phone that will work in Germany out-of-the-box. And I don't want to wait, either.

    EDIT: OK, I submitted a request per those instructions. Will know in "two business days"
    Last edited by pseudoware; 11-25-2015 at 08:13 PM.
    11-25-2015 07:28 PM
  12. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    From my reading of the BB flyer... The $29 640 is a "door buster" and may be a ticketed item for those in the store que.
    The BB BF ad does not state that the Lumia 640 is a Door Buster. When viewing the ad on my laptop, only pages 1 through 4 say "Door Buster" at the top left on each page. Page #31 has the L640 and other low-priced phones and "Door Buster" is not present anywhere on the page - it just says "Cell Phones" in the location where "Door Buster" is on pages 1-4.

    Try starting a chat with BB online and ask?
    Trying to get information from Best Buy Customer Support is useless as I wasted close to an hour of my time making multiple calls to their standard Customer Service numbers. I finally left a voicemail message for their Executive Resolution Team at the Corporate level saying that I wished to order 3 of the phones online and wanted to know if I would be able to do that when the pricing went live. Here is the reply I got back which does not answer the question I asked .

    Hi David,

    Thank you for contacting the Executive Offices at Best Buy. Your concern regarding the Microsoft Lumia 640 phone was forwarded to me for additional research. The online price states, “Unless otherwise noted, prices valid: November 26-28, 2015.”

    We are unable to locate any ‘otherwise noted’ information that would lead us to believe the price will not be honored. I am seeing that your local store has a limited number of phones, but that could change very quickly on Friday. If you attempt to order the items online, and the items are available, but for some reason you are not receiving the $29.99 price, please contact me directly. Thank you for your voicemail and I look forward to assisting you further.


    Sincerely,

    Aron Amundson
    Executive Resolution Specialist
    Enterprise Customer Care
    <phone number redacted>
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 11-27-2015 at 07:10 PM. Reason: cleanup on aisle 5
    11-25-2015 07:52 PM
  13. geekfiredog's Avatar
    Yup, I've used that procedure for a few devices myself. Personally, I liked it better when you could just call them and they'd give up the code w/o any BS. But anyyyyyywayssssss....

    On the Unlock Request page that link points to, it says

    Prepaid / GoPhone


    • The device must be active for at least six months of paid service.


    The 640 is a GoPhone. Has anyone been able to unlock inside of those six months, or having never activated it on AT&T at all?

    If not, I believe that's an issue for that dude in Europe. Sounds like he wants a phone that will work in Germany out-of-the-box. And I don't want to wait, either.
    Follow the instruction strictly, and you don't have to wait for 6 months! I bought the phone on Thur, submit the request to unlock on Friday, and get the code on the following Monday! The phone was with AT&T service for a total of ZERO day!

    The key thing is DO NOT power on the phone until you get the code (or at least do not power on with the AT&T SIM card provided - some success cases reported), and chose "Non AT&T Mobility Customer" when requesting for unlock code.

    So, one can still get it work internationally "out of box" - all he/she needs is the IMEI code which is available from packing material/box, submit the IMEI to AT&T website for unlock code. Unlock code should be available (through email) by the time he/she receive the physical phone outside of US, he/she just need to replace the SIM, power it on and key in the unlock code and start using it with the telco's service. I've gone through the process personally!
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    11-25-2015 08:45 PM
  14. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Just ordered three L640's off BestBuy.com for $29.99 each!
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    11-26-2015 12:37 AM
  15. pseudoware's Avatar
    Follow the instruction strictly, and you don't have to wait for 6 months! I bought the phone on Thur, submit the request to unlock on Friday, and get the code on the following Monday! The phone was with AT&T service for a total of ZERO day!

    The key thing is DO NOT power on the phone until you get the code (or at least do not power on with the AT&T SIM card provided - some success cases reported), and chose "Non AT&T Mobility Customer" when requesting for unlock code.

    So, one can still get it work internationally "out of box" - all he/she needs is the IMEI code which is available from packing material/box, submit the IMEI to AT&T website for unlock code. Unlock code should be available (through email) by the time he/she receive the physical phone outside of US, he/she just need to replace the SIM, power it on and key in the unlock code and start using it with the telco's service. I've gone through the process personally!
    Thanks. I followed the steps, except... I did turn it on briefly w/the provided sim, doh! This was before I read about unlocking it. Probably not on more than 2 or 3 minutes. Hopefully that didn't mess things up. Guess I'll find out if/when I get a code.
    11-26-2015 01:47 AM
  16. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Thanks. I followed the steps, except... I did turn it on briefly w/the provided sim, doh! This was before I read about unlocking it. Probably not on more than 2 or 3 minutes. Hopefully that didn't mess things up. Guess I'll find out if/when I get a code.
    I was able to successfully unlock both of these "go phones" from atnt.
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    11-26-2015 02:36 AM
  17. ssapre's Avatar
    I just got mine from the MS Store for yes... $39. I'm presently please win it actually coming a 1520. Very light... but like a I'm com my from 1520. It's charging up so I can put TP on this baby
    Thats available with Best Buy online for 29.99
    11-26-2015 06:57 PM
  18. ssapre's Avatar
    Yeah. That is why I mentioned I am partial now because of a good experience. My wife likes the look of the Windows phone OS, but is determined she must stick with Samsung.
    Thats available online on BestBuy...so no need to risk your life in the store :-)
    11-26-2015 06:58 PM
  19. Byrese's Avatar
    I got it and it's cool as a second phone but I'm gonna go back to my 1520.
    .
    11-26-2015 10:47 PM
  20. Bob Hanson's Avatar
    The Microsoft site lists Band 12 support. Everything I have read about the AT&T branded phone suggests that AT&T disabled Band 12 support on its ROM. I just ordered from Best Buy but I'll pay $10 more if the phone from Microsoft does not contain the AT&T ROM. So does anyone know if the phone via Microsoft will support Band 12 for T-Mobile?
    11-27-2015 10:54 AM
  21. etad putta's Avatar
    It looks like the att model to me so I would assume not.
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    11-27-2015 11:10 AM
  22. eusty's Avatar
    WTF!

    Even though I don't need a phone, I thought I'd check the UK store as it would be worth getting, if it was the same deal (obviously not on AT&T), it would work out about 25.

    They have a Black Friday deal......but it's 110.49
    11-27-2015 11:31 AM
  23. pseudoware's Avatar
    I know BB has this for $10 less right now, but if it makes a difference to anyone - I ordered this from MS on a Monday, chose free shipping, and got it on Wednesday. BB currently estimates free shipping deliveries on Dec 10 (9 business days). YMMV, of course. I'm not sure what BB charges for express shipping. I'm in CA, FWIW.
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    11-28-2015 03:26 PM
  24. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Hmm - guess I was one of the first who placed an order with BB after the BF pricing went live. My order for three 640's was placed on Nov 25th @ 10:42pm and delivery to me here in Northern California is expected to be on Tuesday Dec. 1st.
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    11-28-2015 06:42 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm - guess I was one of the first who placed an order with BB after the BF pricing went live. My order for three 640's was placed on Nov 25th @ 10:42pm and delivery to me here in Northern California is expected to be on Tuesday Dec. 1st.
    Nice! I got an email today saying that it was shipped (I ordered yesterday). I think you are probably just ahead of the pack.

    By the way, when I checked earlier, it was out of stock but it's back in stock now
    11-28-2015 07:29 PM
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