Reddit Reddit reviews Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T Go Phone) No Annual Contract (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T Go Phone) No Annual Contract (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
4-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Scratch-Resistant GlassMicrosoft Windows Phone 8 (upgradeable to WP8 Black)5 Megapixel Camera (2592 x 1936 pixels) w/ Autofocus, 1/4'' Sensor Size, Geo-Tagging + VideoDual-Core 1 GHz Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8227, Adreno 305 GraphicsInternal Memory: 8GB, 512 MB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 64GB
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52 Reddit comments about Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T Go Phone) No Annual Contract (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

u/HiImJayC · 18 pointsr/windowsphone





But why do you need it to be unlocked if its just a music player? If you don't need it unlocked, this is cheaper:


5.Yes, but its easier By connecting the phone to the computer via USB and copying/pasting files on file explorer.

Ps. If you do end up getting one, I would recommend the app MUSIC+ ( to stream, download, and save to stock music app music for free.

u/joebesser · 16 pointsr/gadgets

You can get a Nokia Lumia 520 Windows 8 GoPhone on Amazon for $29.

u/xavierthegreat · 11 pointsr/gaming

If you were interested, you could try this one out. It's the cheapest Windows Phone on the market, and lots of people use it to "test-drive" Windows Phone or use it as like an iPod replacement.

I really like Windows Phone, and I think it needs more exposure, so I try and inform people as much as I can whenever it comes up. Sorry if it seems like I'm giving a sales pitch or something.

u/RhetoricalTestQstNs · 5 pointsr/Frugal

I've seen people recommend the Gophone, Nokia Lumia 520. It has an internal memory of 8GB with a microSD slot compatible up to 64GB.

It has a better GUI and more bells and whistles than what you're looking at for only 5 more dollars.

Don't forget it also has Wi-Fi, so I assume you can download iHeart radio or TuneIn radio and use around the house.

I hope this link works.

u/WWJewMediaConspiracy · 5 pointsr/Frugal

A Nokia Lumia 520 (~20$ to ~50$ for 8gb + ~16$ for an SD card). You could get one of the sansa ones, but for the minor price difference I think the Nokia is a much better deal. It has a much nicer UI and screen (and way better battery life), and will also function as a GPS navigation unit and has pandora esque radio functionality (neither of which need a data connection). It's also a phone, but you can just put it into airplane mode. IMO definitely worth the extra 10$.

u/fearloathingwpb · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Get yourself a prepaid smartphone like the Nokia Lumia 520 and slap in a 64gb card and voila cheap mp3 device plus streaming over WiFi when available.

u/ricky1030 · 4 pointsr/windowsphone

That's the global unlocked version, you had asked about att; they just recently started selling the 520 as a prepaid phone for $100.

Edit: and here it is on amazon for $90 although its out of stock. You decide if those $10 savings are worth waiting for it to restock.

u/ExPerseides · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Lumia 520 on AT&T regularly retail for 50 dollars, and will outperform basically any sub $150 android phone.

They get a lot of flak because they're windows phone OS which isn't one of the two behemoths in the smartphone world, but for a starter phone they're pretty great.

u/shoangore · 3 pointsr/perktv

Currently the Nokia Lumia 520 (WP) is available from Amazon and Walmart for $49.99. According to Slickdeals it's capable of running PerkTV.



Phone Specs

I'm pretty aware that the phone isn't a top end phone and the price is a premium. But use this as a reference when comparing with other available phones.

u/Daonewhojumps · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I know you wanted android but if you only use for spotify I would highly recommend I use this as my main phone and it has no lagg at all. Windows phone does have spotify

u/kgyre · 3 pointsr/windowsphone

The 630 has a much better screen, but it's larger and slightly heavier. The 520 is already available for $40.

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones

Ever since I started subscribing to Spotify, I listen to less and less music on my computer and more and more music from Spotify. Plus I can download upto 3333 songs at any one time to my mobile device to listen offline, so I have a bunch of playlists that I swap around when I am connected to wifi.

I have an X3, but frankly the interface is frustratingly crap (sorry Fiio, but you know it is), even after the update. And since I can't access the internet on it, it has been a while since I used it.

I also tend to frequently lose/destroy IEMs when I am on the go, so tend to use a cheap pair that I won't cry over if they break. I don't use public transport much anymore, but I will never understand why folks would use endgame IEMs for their daily commute because IMO it is impossible to engage in critical listening over the blare of traffic and the baby screaming in the seat next to you on the bus.

And to make things that much more difficult for me, I don't want to use an iPod Touch because, well, I don't. Take that, Ghost of Steve Jobs.

Until recently, I thought that my solution for a decent mp3 player was to get the Sony ZX1 or the NWZ-F88x but they are not available in the US, and I might as well wait until I'm in the UK later this year to get my hands on them.

So what do I do until then? Well, I thought to myself, what is the best portable music player that I can buy from a price-performance perspective that is [1] internet capable (for Spotify) [2] cheap, and has [3] decent SQ?

I did my research with due diligence, and the answer may surprise you. After much going back and forth, I ended up buying [this to use as my mp3 player on the go] ( I chose it for various (good) reasons, most attractive of which was that fact that i got it for $40, and am very happy with the purchase. I should probably review it, but it's not really an "audiophile" purchase :-)

u/fakenigga4lyfe · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/PurpleHippo587 · 2 pointsr/Android

My mistake, sorry. There was a deal that was going on for quite some time where the Lumia 520 was $20, but it is now $50. [Here's an Amazon Price History chart for the 520.] ( They also just announced the Lumia 430, which is $70 with no contract, if that matters.

u/knowah1 · 2 pointsr/windowsphone

Ok, so I mistyped a bit. the 520 is on AT&T, the 521 is on T-Mobile, sorry about the confusion.

The 521 is the supposed increase in processor, but I can't find any information on Nokia's site and wikipedia states they are the same, aside from slightly different dimensions.

The 520 is $99.99 on Amazon.

The 521 is $94.99 on Amazon.

u/sirdomino · 2 pointsr/ATT

Best deal is here:

Highly rated phone, bought several for family members and they have been happy with it. Plus at that price, it is great. Just buy it, and pop in your Sim Card and you're good to go. If you want an upgrade to that phone, then I'd suggest:

That adds a quad core processor, a larger screen, and a few other things.

u/Steelering · 2 pointsr/gadgets

companies are slowing development of dumbphones for the same reason typewriters and wordprocessors got phased out by the initially much more expensive personal computers, which eventually became incredibly cheap and affordable to the point where even a quality typewriter or wordprocessor made little sense over the far more versatile PC.

the same is happening with smartphones

for instance, why bother with a dumbphone when $30 can get you a surprisingly good smartphone?

really it isn't surprising, making calls isn't even a top 5 use for a smartphone these days...the niche of a dumbphone is rapidly shrinking not unlike when typewriters and wordprocessors were being replaced by home computers.

u/ameoba · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

All the top-tier phones are overpriced.

Consider what you can get for $30 without a contract. I just picked up one to use as a dedicated Pandora device.

u/lznj · 2 pointsr/perktv

You can run each of Perk's apps on up to five devices at once. So you can have more than 5 devices on one account. 5 for Perk TV, 5 for Perk TV Live (only on anroid), 5 for Perk Pop Quiz, and so on. And I don't know if you can root it, but someone posted this Amazon deal for $20: There's also the Fuels at Walmart for $20 which I am certain can be rooted:

u/wittewewic · 2 pointsr/homedefense

You could buy an unlocked/no-contract phone that has a separate GPS chip in it. Something like this is only $30 and can be tracked without service and the battery lasts for 16 days on standby.

u/hells_cowbells · 2 pointsr/technology

I bought a Nokia 520 for $50 and stuck a 64GB micro SD card in it. The Windows Phone app works with iTunes to sync all my music and podcasts. If you need more than 64GB, I'm not sure if it will handle the new 128GB cards.

u/Ligno · 2 pointsr/technology

> With all that being said, are there any good prepaid phones out there that can be cheaper? That I can get off the internet or walmart maybe? I still want unlimited data, texting, and a few hundred minutes of talk.

The only provider left in the US that actually provides unlimited (high speed) data is T-Mobile on their postpaid accounts, to get truly unlimited (at high speed) it is $80/month + taxes (So, probably closer to $100).

Now, if you just want 5GB of high speed and are OK with reduced speeds after that, the T-Mobile Walmart plan is $30/month prepaid (therefore no extra taxes beyond what you pay for the card, the sales taxes can easily be avoided as well) and gives you 100 minutes with unlimited texting. Additional minutes are $0.10/minute, putting you up to $40/month for your declared usage.

Now, here is the downside, T-Mobile coverage is not exactly stellar for most people everywhere they go.

If you are willing to go for 3GB of high speed data, with throttling thereafter, Straight Talk offers that for $45/month prepaid (unlimited talk/text/data). You can get a AT&T SIM from them, putting you on AT&T's network and therefore compatible with locked used AT&T phones.

If you are looking for new cheaper phones that are decent, here are some recommendations for different price points:

u/jenesuispasbavard · 2 pointsr/Frugal

If you want a cheap smartphone, get the Nokia Lumia 520 or the 521.

u/dradam168 · 2 pointsr/windowsphone

Someone can correct me, but I'm pretty sure you can pick up a new one from Amazon for like $60. (I can't quite tell if that requires paying for ATT GoPhone service for any length of time.)

I've been considering grabbing one to replace my iPod Touch.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Frugal

I make no claim as to the quality, though I did just buy this myself.

I'm hoping to switch to google voice and wifi based calling for a $0/month phone bill....we'll see how it goes.

u/xveganrox · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Lumia 520 is under $50 on Amazon (or at Wal-Mart). Based on what I read in the Anandtech review, they do a whole lot more than "compare" with the Mozilla phone - they outright trounce it, because they're actually useable. All I'm arguing is that Android seems to be a vastly superior platform for extremely low cost devices, and based on this attempt, Mozilla's OS doesn't. Again, I don't even really use Android, so I don't have any personal stake in the argument, I'm just saying that I think the only newsworthiness of this is that Mozilla failed to design a good low-cost OS.

u/ibseanb · 1 pointr/gadgets

No contract Nokia Lumia (Windows Phone 8.1). Small and very awesome, $29. No need for a data contract, works great with WiFi only.

u/ooglyguy · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Nokia Lumia 520 is a smartphone with the same price as this on amazon and does everything except dual sim, plus more because it runs a full smartphone operating system (apps, etc.) Here's the phone

u/catmandont · 1 pointr/Android

That's plus a 64 gig card ur golden.... Tho it does run wp8

u/mlj8684 · 1 pointr/Assistance

Would something like this work?
I just ordered one when r/frugal saw the price was $20. I don't really have a need for it and was just going to see if anyone in my family needed a phone. But I can send it your way instead when it arrives.

u/Jtsunami · 1 pointr/NoContract

i see.
and rooting allows me to do what?
i've been looking at this phone and it seems like a good deal.
i'm wondering if i can use it with page plus or ting or some other non-contract service.
do you have any thoughts on that?
i'm just looking for a cheap smart phone that can surf, take/receive pics,vids. for next 2 months till i wait for my family plan to upgrade.

u/FoxxyRin · 1 pointr/windowsphone

I personally prefer Straight Talk over Cricket, which is $45 per month ($42.50 if you do auto-payments), and I love it. They have a really awesome Bring Your Own Phone program, where all you have to do is buy a Straight Talk SIM to make any SIM phone work. My current set-up is the Lumia 520, which is only $50 on Amazon, plus a $7 micro-SIM from Walmart's website. Asides a small tweak to the APN settings, your phone is pretty much ready to use out of the box and everything.

My only complaint with Straight Talk is that their customer service is kinda of annoying to deal with, and it's not very easy to find a Walmart with a Straight Talk rep anymore that can help you.

u/OneManNinjaClan · 1 pointr/electronics

Good info, thanks. Do you think this Nokia Lumina would have good sensitivity for pitch/roll/yaw and vertical/horizontal movement? I mean enough to, say, accurately reflect a hand's movement if it were trying to aim at a target, and precision is important?

u/Hug_A_Snake · 1 pointr/windowsphone

I currently have a Nokia 520 (my second one) on AT&T GoPhone and it's on it's last legs. I'm looking for a new Windows phone that is in that same budget bracket (<$60) as the 520. I love the 520, but with WP8 loosing support I'd like something that can run WP10. Might just get another 520 for $45 and keep the old one for parts if I can't find a newer WP.

Any ideas of a cheap WP (not necessarily nokia) out there?

u/doorknob60 · 1 pointr/Android

I think the 520 was $99 on release, but it's easy to find for around $59.99 now; my parents got one in December and that's how much it was (they ordered from Microsoft's official store). Actually, I just looked on Amazon and it's a bit under that: Only downside is it's locked to AT&T, but it will work on MVNOs like Net10. There's also the 521 which is basically T-Mobile's version. But no, nothing worthwhile in that range on Android (although the Moto E is $129, not $150, but still a lot more than what he paid).

u/undisputedn00b · 1 pointr/perktv
u/foxh8er · 1 pointr/Android

LG Optimus Dynamic (CDMA) on Tracphone. Just received one today, not bad for less than many feature phones.

Nokia Lumia 520

u/RumIsForDrinking · 0 pointsr/windowsphone

The ATT 520 is being sold by Amazon for $30

u/KimJong_Bill · -1 pointsr/perktv

Nokia 520 GoPhone is $30 on Amazon. I bought one for Perk and I love it! I would use it as my daily if I didn't have Verizon. It also runs perk very well, it has not crashed i the two weeks I've had it, although you can only play movie trailers on it, there are no options for App Trailers or Popular Videos.