I'm thinking of getting my daughter an upgraded Microsoft phone to use as media device only (no talk/texting.) She has an ATT Go Phone (425?--> Update: 520) that we didn't need to activate for her to use.
The Cricket Wireless Lumia 640, iscurrently at best buy for $30, and seemed to be fairly popular according to the posting: here
-Were people able to use the device without activating for apps, internet, etc? -Can this phone be upgraded to WIndows 10, is it better at 10 or no difference? -If activation is needed, what does that involve?
You can use it without activating it. You can also upgrade to win 10. Ive recently done it. I would also recommend Amazon BLU R1 HD for $50. I feel like its a much better quality phone for $20 more. Theres not much apps for the window phone. Amazon phone is also unlocked so if 1 day u wanna give her an emergency phone, u can add a sim card and itll work.
Thanks for the feed back. I did purchase and had no problem using w/o activation. The phone updated to "8.1 update 1" or something like that, but wouldn't updated to W10 (potentially not yet pushed by Cricket?). I ended up signing up for "Windows Insiders Preview", and once I did that I was able to update/install W10.
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