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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I picked 3 of these up last week got them unlocked and have activated them with Walmart Family Mobile. Can't get data to work for anything. Called C/S 3x they are clueless. Does anyone have any idea if it's APN settings, or if there's something I'm not doing right. Just want my data to work so I can get SMS and check Twitter and FB when I am away from my WiFi. Any help appreciated. THANKS!
    Did you get them unlocked from AT&T?

    Walmart Family Mobile uses T-Mobile towers.

    Here are the APN/MMS settings: https://www.myfamilymobile.com/Suppo...ralFAQ-Answer5
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    03-04-2016 01:02 PM
  2. cmfooballcoach's Avatar
    Phones were unlocked by AT&T. I can receive and make calls, and receive texts (not group or picture) but zero data. I have used all the APN settings they have provided me, including the set you have listed above. No Joy. I am wondering if flashing it to T-Mobile firmware would take care of the issue. I've seen there are several on here that are or were using the same device with the same carrier, and the 640 was out for T-Mobile for a little while, so this should be doable. Just very frustrated. I love the platform and the phone, but without data when I'm on the road, it's as good as a paperweight. Hopefully someone has some specifics that can work this out!
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    03-04-2016 06:23 PM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    I purchased one of these 640s for my Father-in-law, and now my wife is considering it. I have 2, and told her I won't let her have my backup, she can buy her own. She's thinking about upgrading her 635.

    My sister-in-law just bought a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $87, which, for that phone, is a great price. I think she may have gotten a refurb. The camera takes blurry pictures, and though the main camera is an 8MP, it is sub-par and takes pics of slightly less quality than the 5MP on the L635. The phone has 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, and a Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core 410 processor. Yes, it is an Android phone. Has almost identical specs to the Lumia 640. It's a 5-inch, 960x540-pixel TFT (220ppi) display, which means with the same size display, the resolution isn't as high as the 1280x720 on the 640. It hurts my eyes to look at. I kept thinking, "She could have gotten a better phone for much less." I asked her about it and she said, "I just don't like Windows." I was polite and congratulated her on her purchase. Everyone needs to use what they are comfortable with. However, if you like Windows Phones, you may not find a better deal on a phone until you can get the HP Elite X3 for $200 with the dock and mobile extender (which I'd jump on faster than... well, fast.)
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    03-07-2016 08:00 AM
  4. whereismydamnphone's Avatar
    What carrier do you use in Brazil?
    TIM


    Field Test menu shows the following bands and all are active right out of the box...

    GSM quad band: 850/900/1800/1900. This is a world wide standard.
    WDCMA, 3G, H+: 850/1700/1900/2100 (or bands 1/2/4/5)
    LTE: 700/850/1700/1900/2600 (FDD bands 2/4/5/7/17/28)
    Yeah, i'm comparing these with the specs from the 640 xl sold here (in brazil only the XL has LTE...) and seems to match, i'm pretty certain it'll work for me. Thanks. :)
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    03-07-2016 08:54 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    TIM


    Yeah, i'm comparing these with the specs from the 640 xl sold here (in brazil only the XL has LTE...) and seems to match, i'm pretty certain it'll work for me. Thanks. :)

    On 3G it would be missing 900 and LTE is missing 1800... So it's not a perfect match. You could find yourself stuck on EDGE speed at times.

    See if you can check some coverage maps for TIM that show what frequencies are getting used in what areas. I can't find one that is showing all the right data. A lot of them seem out of date.
    03-07-2016 10:42 AM
  6. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Update: One bad thing about windows 10 is that its having trouble pairing with my car :( I can't change songs without physically unlocking my phone and changing it >:( Might have to downgrade to 8.1.
    03-10-2016 12:33 PM
  7. xrs22's Avatar
    Was at walmart and was tempted to get the 640 for a back up or at least my youngest son.
    03-11-2016 09:00 PM
  8. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    And you didn't buy it?

    Honestly and with no Fanboyism, the 640 has to be the single best value in a Smartphone out there.
    03-12-2016 02:02 PM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Was at walmart and was tempted to get the 640 for a back up or at least my youngest son.
    Best $30 I ever spent
    03-12-2016 02:10 PM
  10. xrs22's Avatar
    I was on Verizon and there was no sign of any WP's coming side from the Lancet but I saw the 640xl and looked to be an awesome phone to get. So if I got it, I know to unlock before I put the sim in and thats it?
    03-12-2016 02:48 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I was on Verizon and there was no sign of any WP's coming side from the Lancet but I saw the 640xl and looked to be an awesome phone to get. So if I got it, I know to unlock before I put the sim in and thats it?
    What carrier do you have? You can't use the 640XL on Verizon.
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    03-12-2016 03:23 PM
  12. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    What carrier do you have? You can't use the 640XL on Verizon.

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    03-12-2016 03:52 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    FWIW, I was in Best Buy today... They had a stack of about 8 Lumia 640 GoPhones for $29.99 each.

    Walk-in, walk-out, rock-on.
    03-12-2016 05:50 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    FWIW, I was in Best Buy today... They had a stack of about 8 Lumia 640 GoPhones for $29.99 each.

    Walk-in, walk-out, rock-on.
    Kool...
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    03-12-2016 06:01 PM
  15. etad putta's Avatar
    I picked one up today from Walmart and requested my unlock. Gotta have a phone for T-Mobile just in case my RingPlus plan gets kicked out the door. Sure wish Sprint had a solid cheap Windows phone!!
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    03-12-2016 08:46 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    Isn't 2 burgers 2 fries and 2 big 'ole sodas more than 30 bucks at Carls JR/Hardees these days?

    I know breakfast fer two runs about 30 with a tip.
    Whodda thought a smartphone would be cheaper than a meal out :)

    The future has arrived!
    03-12-2016 08:59 PM
  17. xrs22's Avatar
    What carrier do you have? You can't use the 640XL on Verizon.
    Att. Only 2 left at walmart in the next city, which isn't far.
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    03-12-2016 09:22 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Att.
    You're good then if you get it unlocked. I wasn't sure from your earlier post if Verizon was still your carrier.
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    03-12-2016 09:24 PM
  19. Ten Four's Avatar
    It has been said before, but you can use any AT&T GoPhone on any MVNO running on the AT&T network without unlocking. Obviously, these GoPhones will work without unlocking on GoPhone or Cricket, owned by AT&T, but also on MVNOs like H2O, PureTalk, RedPocket, AirVoice, Straight Talk, Net10, etc. You only need to unlock if you plan on going abroad (my situation) or you wish to move to the T-Mobile network or one of its MVNOs. I don't believe you can get band 12 on the Lumia 640 GoPhone unlocked, so that would be a limitation for those going to the T-Mobile network.
    RumoredNow and chris blah like this.
    03-14-2016 09:43 AM
  20. xrs22's Avatar
    But being unlocked would enable you to get direct updates not withheld by the carrier correct?
    03-14-2016 10:20 AM
  21. Ten Four's Avatar
    But being unlocked would enable you to get direct updates not withheld by the carrier correct?
    Not necessarily. You can join the Windows Insider program and get Windows 10 and updates without unlocking your phone. Firmware updates might be a different issue.
    03-14-2016 10:53 AM
  22. mary beth hale's Avatar
    But being unlocked would enable you to get direct updates not withheld by the carrier correct?
    Being unlocked only means you can use your phone on a different carrier. It is still an AT&T phone. There are instructions in the forums on how to "unbrand" it. Insider program can be used regardless of lock/unlock status. When it comes to official upgrade to W10M, with official firmware, I believe you will be dependent on AT&T for release. Using W10 from Insider program on my 640 and it's fine.
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    03-14-2016 11:20 AM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Att. Only 2 left at walmart in the next city, which isn't far.
    Just FYI...if you use a GSM phone (like AT&T) on a CDMA carrier (like Verizon) you will probably not get LTE and will probably not be able to use mms as those features are locked down by Verizon.
    Edit...sorry, just saw you were using on AT&T
    03-14-2016 11:24 AM
  24. xrs22's Avatar
    I have insider already, from Icon to 950. More concerned about firmware updates unlike waiting for my att 950.
    03-14-2016 11:25 AM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have insider already, from Icon to 950. More concerned about firmware updates unlike waiting for my att 950.
    I believe firmware release is carrier dependent so you would have to wait for AT&T approval unless you got the phone unbranded thru flashing.
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    03-14-2016 11:28 AM
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