anonguy said: These have always been considered quality budget phones. I just wish the 521 would go on sale for this price so I could use it on Lycamobile. thanks- it seems to be pretty good prices, good idea
anonguy said: These have always been considered quality budget phones. I just wish the 521 would go on sale for this price so I could use it on Lycamobile. You can get the 520 unlocked for $10 at http://www.gsmunlockusa.com/ unless it has one of the difficult IMEIs. But you won't get 1700 mhz band.
carriewhite said: Did you buy this yourself? I'm looking for a good phone for my daughter, and I need a decent review. The 520 and the 521 are consistently the top-selling no-contract phones on Amazon month after month.
dforest said: anonguy said: These have always been considered quality budget phones. I just wish the 521 would go on sale for this price so I could use it on Lycamobile. You can get the 520 unlocked for $10 at http://www.gsmunlockusa.com/ unless it has one of the difficult IMEIs. But you won't get 1700 mhz band. Is this unlocking website reliable? Does this website also unlock T-Mobile Nokia 521? Thanks.
I used one for a while. It is not a bad little phone. The Windows OS takes some getting used to especially when it comes to using it as a media player device. It was extremely difficult to set up playlists. It was a bit slow when using the internet, but a very usable little phone. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. Getting a 4G phone for $50 is a good deal.
Really wish I had not read this. Last week had to purchase a replacement phone. I was going from regular AT&T plan to Go Phone. Bought a SIM card from them online (mistake #1). When I received it, it was macro, not micro. But they were kind enough to include an adaptor. I used it (mistake #2). I could not get it inserted right and in the process of trying to get it out to reinsert it, a piece of the plastc broke off. Half of the adapter was stuck in and after repeated nudging I finally got it all out. Ended up just reinserting the old SIM card and planned to go to AT&T the following day. Unfortunately, the SIM card could not be recognized; I must have screwed up something while taking the adaptor off.
Went to AT&T. They ended up just giving me the micro-SIM, no need for the adaptor. But my fears were confirmed, the area that reads the SIM was broken. Had to buy another phone. Ended up going to Best Buy - cost was $69.05 out the door. So in the process of trying to save money by going with a less expensive plan, I spent more. What a waste. I should have just gone to the AT&T store in the first place.
That said, I have the 520 through AT&T (which I passed off to my son) and the 521 through TMobile. The only complaint I have at the moment is the TMobile 521 does not have Cortana. It's supposed to be available by the end of the year, SUPPOSEDLY. AT&T's 520 has it (with the 8.1 update, of course). Still, both are really good phones; I love them. Was a HUGE iPhone fan before but I've totally switched on that. These are nice, solid phones, glad I gave them a chance. Plus the price is really right, this is well worth the money.
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