Lumina 520 for $19.99 on Amazon, can this be unlocked?

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  1. Palliser, Dec 21, 2014
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    Palliser macrumors regular

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    So i just saw this deal and picked one up to use primarily on WiFi and as an "iPod" and GPS.

    1) Can i get this unlocked to use on T-Mobile? This is my current carrier.
    and
    2) Can i get the 8.1 update on WiFi?

    Thanks! My first Windows phone, I figured for the price it would be fun to play around with.

    *Lumia* spelt it wrong!
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You can get unlock codes for the 520 easy enough on eBay and other phone unlock sites.

    Yes you can get 8.1 on WiFi - if the 520 supported to 8.1
     
  3. Palliser thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice thanks! Looks like I can drop a 64gb SD card in there too!
     
  4. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    My wife snagged for 15.99 lightning deals few weeks ago.
    You can upgrade to 8.1, takes forever though.
    You will get the 10 update too.
    Its a great phone, for the price.
     
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    Snag it! You will like the OS
     
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    Offline Maps comes in handy.
    Beautiful OS, very smooth and easy to use.
     
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    It's a great little phone for the price. So is the Lumia 635. It's $50 but you get more bang for your buck.
     
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    Yeah, now I have both for backups with my business line. The lumia 635 is nice and the reviews are pretty good for the 520. I mean, for these prices, you can't go wrong. Cortana is very well done. Since they don't have the processing power, Hey Cortana is probably out. Still, they are solid.
     
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    Cortana is better than Siri,but OK Google rules.
    Bought this for our Mom she just loves it.
     
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    Gotta wonder how Nokia is making any money on these phones.
     
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    Well, now that Microsoft owns them, does it matter? But, I asked that question myself.
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I ended up buying the Nokia 635. It was also on sale. My total came out to $35. Not bad at all.
     
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    Amazing price! Where did you get it?
     
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    Amazon.
     
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    Weird, when I check Amazon it shows as $50.
     
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