Nokia Lumia 520 for only $44.99 with no contract on Amazon

If you need a spare phone or if you're a developer looking to pick one for cheap, then you can't go wrong with the Nokia Lumia 520. Amazon has a lightning deal (only 4 hours) with the device, selling it for $44.99. That's pre-paid, no contract, meaning you owe nothing to AT&T. 

For $45 this is a great little phone to have kicking around (or developing apps on). Don't forget, you can even put Windows Phone 8.1 on there today! (For those asking, yes, the Lumia 520 is carrier SIM locked to AT&T. In theory, you can unlock it, but AT&T can be difficult. You can always try their site.)

Head here to grab the deal, but remember you only have a few hours! http://phon.es/520deal



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I guess that would be decent enough to run project tripod

Cryio says:

I actually think the camera is spectacular for a 5 MP shooter

LaNiQuE says:

The camera is way better than I expected

Awful .... PERIOD!

rohans says:

Dude I is 45 dollar phone what do u expect

You can't beat this deal if I didn't already have a 521 as my backup phone, then I would jump on this deal today.

bhast2 says:

Will it work on Verizon

Will it work on any carriers other than AT&T? Like Rogers?

myrandex says:

SIM Unlocked it will work anywhere that runs on ATT frequencies, plus it supports a bunch of other frequencies too.

Dang It, I wanted to get this for my mom! :(

Deal? It's a steal!

Wael Hasno says:

Makes me want to buy it for no reason.

RyanAMG says:

Thinking about making it a MP3 player for my nephew

Wael Hasno says:

Bought it. Will be my backup phone. $80 because I'm in Europe but still freaking worth it. It retails for double the price here.

VodkaEagle says:

If you plan to use it for a MP3 player AND use the 8.1 Developer Preview, make sure to use the "Music Hub Tile" app to bring back the WP8 Music Hub that actually was awesome.

Wael Hasno says:

Going to keep mine clean. No need for dev preview since I already have it on my 925.

Yu Cheng says:

I've got my 920 as mp3 player now...

2brun4u says:

Since my 920 is full, I'm planning to get a 520, I heard it can support a 128 GB card, so it's good for future expansion- way cheaper than an iPod classic which is my other option (does it support USB audio out?)

Deaconclgi says:

I have my Nokia 808 PureView as my MP3 player now...

Yu Cheng says:

And primary camera?

Deaconclgi says:

Yes, when I need the best pictures that a phone can take with the most reliable Xenon flash and usable detail. Otherwise, I use my 1020 just because the smartphone portion meets my everyday needs better than Belle FP2 at this time.

tgr42 says:

"For $45, you can't do much worse"

C'mon guys.  Is a little proofreading so much to ask for?

Spryce says:

What's incorrect about that? They're basically saying you can't go wrong by buying this phone. It sounds weird when you think about it, yes, but the meaning is different.

tgr42 says:

"You can't do much worse" is the opposite of "you can't go wrong by buying this phone", don't you think?  If you can't do much worse, it must be pretty bad.  But the argument is supposed to be the opposite: you can't do much better (when it comes to value) with a phone like this for only $45.

Tense says:

He's right, the phrase makes no sense in this situation.

MetaG85 says:

Rofl, I'm having chest pains I'm laughing so hard!!! XD

S Vaibhav says:

Is project my screen working for anyone after the recent update to 8.1? Mine isn't :'(

I have never tried before, but it says that it can only be done by USB connection on mine now.

Devogod says:

It does not work for me on my icon via USB. Wont project to my windows 7 or windows 8 pc's. I have the PC app side of it installed as well. It just doesn't work

nelsonecm says:

Try reinstalling the drivers on your computer.

elangab says:

Can you unlock it ?

myrandex says:

Yes, there are methods to get it unlocked. ATT has a certain set of criteria's to unlock their phones.

theefman says:

Thats $44.99 plus the cost of the hassle and stress you go through getting it unlocked from att! :)

ssapre says:

Yeah... 45 is for sure good, but relative headache to unlock it is a nightmare..

Yu Cheng says:

If you are an active At&t customer, the receipt you paid with full price is the only thing you need.

ssapre says:

Theoritically - Yes. Practically - there are living examples who could not get it unlocked even if they have all proof and details with them. Personally, I would prefer to pay $100 and get an unlocked one.

Yeah I got the phone for christmas for my mom.  Had it active 2 months on postpaid and was allowed to unlock it right away no issues when I switched her over to T-mobile. 

VodkaEagle says:

Hey, if you got $100 to burn, spend $50 on the phone and $50 on that gas for the car to go get the thing unlocked (or $50 in Advil if you go at it online).

Aaron M says:

Will it work on ATT owned Aio?

myrandex says:

Yes no problems

rockstarzzz says:

No love for the UK :'(
We are stingy too!

mevalmvm says:

Send me one over here in India, I would like to gift it to my mom. :)

walter1832 says:

Send your mom first, then we'll send the phone.

Abrar Shaikh says:

Stupid comment. These juveniles have no idea of humour.

Kacey Green says:

They unlocked it first try for me

Can I purchase this in India?

LaNiQuE says:

I got one the week it came out so I wouldn't be stuck using wp7 but I have a 1520 now I'm wondering if this can be unlocked for tmobile but I'm still using it to try out 8.1

Leapo says:

Uh... who's phone is that in the pic?


They have 251 missed messages that they might want to take a peek at...

TechFreak1 says:

Damn, that is a bargain... wish amazon uk had these going on their lightning deals.

aafa says:

Ordered one. For that day I destroy my WP by accident.

Note: I'm in Canada. Amazon says it will process my order. We'll see how this goes...

MetaG85 says:

Gotta get this, great backup phone!

askababago says:

Maybe if it wasn't carrier locked..

cesar ruiz1 says:

It cost 64.99 with shipping to Puerto Rico. Microsoft store has it for 69.99 with a case or back plate free shipping.

fluidh2o says:

I just bought this for my son. Thanks for alert WP Central!

bpcooper14 says:

Thanks for the heads up.  So straight talk will work with this? 

Deaconclgi says:

Yes. Bought one for my brother for Christmas and he uses it with straight talk as do my friends with their 920s.

bpcooper14 says:

Awesome. That's what I thought. I'm on sprint right now and looking to switch. Nice cheap way to give the service a trial run around here.

Deaconclgi says:

I agree. Excellent price and you get Cortana and all the new features with the 8.1 update for your money.

Yu Cheng says:

I have no problem to unlock At&t phones bought with full price. Already did that with two devices.

Too bad this phone is locked to AT&T. Ah, well, I already have enough phones (iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 925, 920 and 810 and HTC One) to play with. :-P

ebk14 says:

Being someone who has never unlocked a phone but is decently tech savvy, how hard is it to unlock a phone? Wanting to use this on Verizon..

coolbreeze78 says:

Verizon runs on diesel. This requires unleaded. Won't work, period.

Jack Neill says:

LOL, that was a great analogy... I Like it

Guytronic says:


Good 1


Guytronic says:

A 45 dollar smartphone and the one star whiners on Amazon are still crying...

Amazon reviewers amaze me.

I'm gonna ask in the Amazon customer Q and A if I can use this to make calls from the ISS and see if anyone answers with "Sorry I don't know."

Does ATT have yellow 520? Tmo 521 only available in white.

Great deal! Thanks for the tip on a cheap backup phone!

netstatinfo says:

Lucky I bought when I did, got for a total of $55 after tax, now its $77 and change after tax

BRC1711 says:

Damn I have this phone it performs extremely well especially for that price

It's outstanding for that price.

Lumio says:

Awesome deal; Now everyone can taste WP. 

seidlferenc says:

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Love this device. As a spare, Perfect!

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