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Deal alert: Refurbished Nokia Lumia 928 for $179.99 without contract on eBay

Lumia 928

Cameraphone enthusiasts love xenon flash because it is much brighter than traditional LED flashes found on most phones and it’s great at freezing motion in low light. The Nokia Lumia 1020 has xenon flash, but if you’re on a budget, take a look at the Nokia Lumia 928 instead. There happens to be a great deal for it on eBay. There are refurbished models for just $179.99 without contract.

Nokia Lumia 928 features a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 8.7 megapixel PureView camera, dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage. Check out our Lumia 928 unboxing and impressions for more details. The Lumia 928 has also just received the Lumia Black firmware update.

The Nokia Lumia 928 was launched last May for $99 with a 2-year contract on Verizon or $500 with no contract. Like most of Verizon’s latest phones, the device comes out of the box already unlocked.

Are you taking advantage of this deal? Let us know in the comments!

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Deal alert: Refurbished Nokia Lumia 928 for $179.99 without contract on eBay

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Its a good deal for AT&T and T-Mobile customers too.  Since Verizon phones are GSM unlocked, you can use it on them too.  Sure, you won't get LTE, but for under $200 unlocked, you are either going to get a good phone or a phone with LTE even if you buy phones made for that network.

Looked up the specs. Check with your carrier if it’s compatible. It supports: 

  • CDMA/EV-DO Rev A 800/1900 (Rx Diversity)
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900
  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • LTE Band 1 (2100)
  • LTE Band 20 (800)
  • LTE Band 3 (1800)
  • LTE Band 7 (2600)
  • LTE Band 8 (900)
  • WCDMA Band II (1900)
  • WCDMA Band I (2100)
  • WCDMA Band V (850)
  • WCDMA Band VIII (900)

No 1700mhz, so HSDPA data would not work and data would be very slow unless in a newly refarmed area that doesn't need 1700. There are very few areas in the country that have been refarmed, mostly just parts of coastal California and Las Vegas.

Very interesting, thx. I am actually in a refarmed area in CA I believe, I'll have to look into it a little deeper, I don't quite understand the details...

I'm using it on tmo. Don't have LTE (but I talked to tmo representative and he said tmo will have it on same band as Verizon does in few months) other than that I don't have any problem. Not sure about mms, I don't use it. SMS works

Is there a point in buying a Verizon phone without a contract? Do they have non-contract plans that are priced less than their contract plans?

Close. They have a $45 plan with 500MB, and then $10 for an extra 1GB or $20 for an extra 3GB. HOWEVER, this is 3G.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid/smartphone-plans/

They also have family plans, but they require contract.

I guess if you're OK with 3G (I would be if it was unlimited - getting neither unlimited nor LTE is kind of a ripoff) this is a decent way to use this phone on Verizon if you want to avoid a contract.

I bought a 928 off eBay a few months ago. I was upgrading from a 822 and didn't want to pay for it brand new, which was $400 still at the time. I am not eligible for an upgrade again until December. $179 is a great price for a great phone. Definitely worth it!

I think it should work on any gsm network worldwide,since it support

  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900
  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • LTE Band 1 (2100)
  • LTE Band 20 (800)
  • LTE Band 3 (1800)
  • LTE Band 7 (2600)
  • LTE Band 8 (900)  

928's have way too many quality issues to buy without a warranty.

Screen freeze only when hot out...

Ear speaker failing over time...

Disagree. I bought one from MS store Before it was available in Verizon stores. Its off contract, and no warranty. It used to freeze first time. But I don't remember when was the last time I had any issue with it

I wish I could buy this but I am completely broke. Man it is getting harder and harder to survive in this country. I am really scared for these new generations of young people.

Come to "my" third world country where you'll only need to shell $400 for the same deal AND also enjoy all the perks of being broke!

Interesting. Auction fine print says (emphasis added): Seller refurbished: ... not approved by the manufacturer.

Gigantic print says: Manufacturer Certified.

I had a 928. The screen froze several times and the device just seemed sluggish compares to my 822. So I went back to the 822 and I'm sticking with it until my next upgrade, if not longer. It's a great little phone.

I would likely jump on this deal if I didn't already get a mint condition Lumia 920 for $160 on eBay back in January. I had shattered the screen on my old one, and didn't have insurance. But, IMO the 920 still looks more aesthetic than it's brother from another mother (Verizon). Plus, the Dual LED on a 920 is still brighter than most smartphones. Xenon flash makes more sense on the 1020, a more legit camera smartphone. However, I wish there was a Lumia Icon for at&t. That phone has all the specs I'm looking for to upgrade next year. 1520 is just a little too big. (Rant over)

Please stop posting these nice deals, if they ONLY apply for US-Customers.

If they don't ship to Europe, Canada, Asia or anywhere else in the world, make it clear in the title.

 

I am pretty sure that more than 50% of readers are not US-American, so don't pretend as if.

 

So... Americans don't deserve to be informed about deals?
Do you also complain about all the articles specifically about UK or India?

BTW I'm pretty sure you have no idea about WPC demographics.

Then they can just put it somewhere (preferably visible) that it is US-only.
And the articles about UK, India etc. specifically state that it is UK or India. Usually in the title.

 

And talking about demographics: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wpcentral.com states that 28% (and by far the leading country) of WPcentral-visitors are from India, and only 19.6% of visitors are from the united states. Divided by population it makes that the UK and Canada both have more visitors than the US (India less than the USA, because they have more inhabitants.)

 

i would def jump off the boat for this if i didn't already have my 920 = ) .. still happy.. so i'm sticking with it.

Don't need to get it when you got it for free from Nokia ;) Gotta love those people. Nevertheless the phone is a real beauty. Fast, pretty, takes fine pictures, only wish it had an FM radio.