AT&T now selling Nokia Lumia 1520 for just $99.99 before its official launch

When AT&T officially announced last week it would start selling the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 on November 22nd, it put a price of $199.99, with a two year contract, on the Windows Phone 8 smartphone. This weekend, it appears that AT&T is giving customers a break by resetting the price of the phone down to just $99.99.

AT&T's website shows that the new price is an online discount only. Customers also cannot order the 1520 online at that price and then pick it up at their AT&T store when it goes on sale next week. There's no word if this is a permanent online price reduction or just a temporary weekend sale so if you really want to get your hands on this phone, you might want to move quickly. We also have to wonder if those folks who already pre-ordered the phone last week at the higher $199.99 price will get some sort of refund.

Keep in mind that this new price tag still comes with some nice extras for the 1520, including a free $20 voucher that can be used to purchase apps and other content from the Windows Phone Store, a free copy of the game "Halo: Spartan Assault", and 50GB of cloud storage space via the AT&T Locker online service.

Source: AT&T via WPCentral | Image via AT&T

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If people would quit blowing their money on these devices the instant they came out, like they're the greatest thing ever, the prices wouldn't be so ridiculous, out of the box!

There's no way in hell I'm even paying $99 for ANY phone, period!

These companies are knocking out so many new models almost daily, that the total cost for them to build them can't even be a third of what they actually cost to make?!

Just shows how many people are really simply playing "keep up with the Jones' " instead of buying them because they actually need them! People now a days simply don't think anymore!

There is a markup from cost but I don't think it is as much as you say. Every part of the phone costs money and covers research and development. The processor has R&D costs, fan plant costs, is purchased from manufacturer which means it has a tax. There are other chips, circuit board, screen, battery. Lithium is a resource that costs money. Think of the costs for the manufacturing plants, labor, energy, marketing, advertising and shipping. There is a lot involved. Price the phone wrong and they will bite a loss. Obviously phone carriers make a lot of money off of these contracts but think about all of their costs.

You are just stupid if you think the price of this device is $99. You pay $99 on the first day and then you pay $x for 24 months. If you do the maths you will likely find that you pay roughly the full cost of the handset but spread over the two years.

Headlines such as "AT&T now selling Nokia Lumia 1520 for just $99.99" help nobody except AT&T.

Even if I weren't still stuck in a Lumia 900 contract, I wouldn't do this. Put back the 16GB of ram you took out, AT&T, and put back the wireless charging. Then I'd bite.

ALL these features and Halo: Spartan Assault, for just - HOOOOW much did you guess?

FIVE HUNDRED? A THOUSAND? EVEN MORE? NOOOO it's just 99 dollars, that's right, it's 99 dollars, it's an incredible value but it's true, it's Lumia 1520 from Nokia, order TODAY!

francescob said,
ALL these features and Halo: Spartan Assault, for just - HOOOOW much did you guess?

FIVE HUNDRED? A THOUSAND? EVEN MORE? NOOOO it's just 99 dollars, that's right, it's 99 dollars, it's an incredible value but it's true, it's Lumia 1520 from Nokia, order TODAY!

Hahaha, they should have Ballmer do that commercial xD

francescob said,
ALL these features and Halo: Spartan Assault, for just - HOOOOW much did you guess?

FIVE HUNDRED? A THOUSAND? EVEN MORE? NOOOO it's just 99 dollars, that's right, it's 99 dollars, it's an incredible value but it's true, it's Lumia 1520 from Nokia, order TODAY!


You forgot two year commitment....

francescob said,
ALL these features and Halo: Spartan Assault, for just - HOOOOW much did you guess?

FIVE HUNDRED? A THOUSAND? EVEN MORE? NOOOO it's just 99 dollars, that's right, it's 99 dollars, it's an incredible value but it's true, it's Lumia 1520 from Nokia, order TODAY!

Except in Nebraska

FMH said,

No, Fritzly! With a Lumia, that's a feature!


IMO being at the mercy of carriers both for features and updates, no Data Sense on AT&T and FM radio on Verizon for example, is a no go.
I always buy my devices Unbranded and Unlocked; better resale value, I can shop for the better data plans and when traveling I just use local Sims.
Of course the downside is that you pay a lump sum upfront but again: no carriers involvement is priceless.

So others are on sale on ATT at low price w/o two years commitment? ...

Fritzly said,

You forgot two year commitment....

MDboyz said,
So others are on sale on ATT at low price w/o two years commitment? ...

I have no idea and I do not care. I do not buy phones through carriers. My point is that whatever you pay upfront is not the real cost of the handset. It is like, up to a certain point, like when you buy a car and they advertise " 4 years maintenance free" while, in reality, the cost of it is already included in the price.

In the screenshot, everyone surely sees that the price is with two years contract. The price w/o contract is there also. If you are looking for $99.99 w/o contract for this type of phone, then you must be dreaming.

Fritzly said,

I have no idea and I do not care. I do not buy phones through carriers. My point is that whatever you pay upfront is not the real cost of the handset. It is like, up to a certain point, like when you buy a car and they advertise " 4 years maintenance free" while, in reality, the cost of it is already included in the price.

MDboyz said,
In the screenshot, everyone surely sees that the price is with two years contract. The price w/o contract is there also. If you are looking for $99.99 w/o contract for this type of phone, then you must be dreaming.

Actually I just replied to a post. As I said I am not interested in carriers' locked/crippled devices like the 1520 offered by AT&T. Check the entire sequence of the posts

Got you man. I'm in T-Mobile, so pretty much all my phones are International unlocked as well. However, this is pretty good deal for new AT&T customers.

Fritzly said,

Actually I just replied to a post. As I said I am not interested in carriers' locked/crippled devices like the 1520 offered by AT&T. Check the entire sequence of the posts

Fritzly said,

I have no idea and I do not care. I do not buy phones through carriers. My point is that whatever you pay upfront is not the real cost of the handset. It is like, up to a certain point, like when you buy a car and they advertise " 4 years maintenance free" while, in reality, the cost of it is already included in the price.

I was clearly kidding with that! So, yeah!

Smart move, puts them in a better position to compete against the likes of the Note 3 and HTC One max and other phablets.