Walmart selling $49.99 Lumia 920 and free Lumia 820

AT&T started selling the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 in its stores and online earlier this week, but the wireless carrier is selling the Windows Phone 8 devices for $99.99 and $49.99, respectively, with a new two year contract. If you are a new AT&T customers and really, really want one of these two new devices, there's actually a cheaper way to get both.

Walmart's website is now showing the Lumia 920 on sale for just $49.99 and the Lumia 820 for the low price of absolutely nothing at all. Again, these prices are for those folks who are starting up a new two year contract. The prices don't count for current AT&T customers who are aiming to upgrade their current smartphone.

If you want to get the smartphones without that pesky contract, the Lumia 920 will set you back $579.99 if you get it at Walmart, while the Lumia 820 will cost $449.99. Also, the Lumia 920 comes in cyan, white, black and red colors but not in yellow on Walmart's website.

So, if you are aiming to get a new Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone and don't yet have an AT&T account, and you don't mind having to stick to a long contract, this Walmart deal might be up your alley.

Source: Walmart.com | Image via Walmart

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derekaw said,
Good high end phones that people are buying dont normally get discounted like this.

my friend, when you have less than 4% market share you have to do drastic things.

google the term "loss leader" and then come back to us.

derekaw said,
Good high end phones that people are buying dont normally get discounted like this.

It's hard to say something isn't selling at launch. I do know that my Lumia 920, which is now in the mail, is a business day late because of unexpectedly high interest.

The best news, for me, is that it's inexpensive enough that I can break my contract (should Verizon finally get a better WP than AT&T, and not be twice as expensive for ones that are equal, which sucks on principal alone) and still pay less than had I bought it off contract. Plus, it includes the free, standard-based wireless charging plate so future phones can use it, and I will get a partial refund because it's arriving late (anyone else in my boat: the seemingly appropriate wording is that you could have gone into the store to pick it up had you known it was going to ship later than they said).

Feel free to hate WP8 or even iOS and Android, but at least have the common sense to wait at least one business day before you claim something's a failure.

red hook said,

my friend, when you have less than 4% market share you have to do drastic things.

google the term "loss leader" and then come back to us.


Except it's not Nokia giving the discount, it is Walmart. The 920 is not 49.99, and the 820 is not free universally. Both of those prices, or lack thereof, are specific to Walmart. My friend, it's not Nokia doing anything drastic because of WP market share, just Walmart offering a deal at their own expense.

Shadier said,

Except it's not Nokia giving the discount, it is Walmart. The 920 is not 49.99, and the 820 is not free universally. Both of those prices, or lack thereof, are specific to Walmart. My friend, it's not Nokia doing anything drastic because of WP market share, just Walmart offering a deal at their own expense.

Why offer this deal if they think they can get more? It is not a good look for a flagship phone that is supposed to be the next big thing to be discounted so heavily and so quickly so soon after release.

derekaw said,

Why offer this deal if they think they can get more? It is not a good look for a flagship phone that is supposed to be the next big thing to be discounted so heavily and so quickly so soon after release.

1) you don't discount the price of something on the first day because of poor sales, because there is no sales history of this phone selling poorly.

2) Wal-Mart is a discount store, they sell most products at a lower price for volume. If I need laundry detergent and go to Wal-Mart or Costco, and see Tide cheaper there than at another store, does it mean that Tide is selling poorly? No, it just means that they either bought many of them at a reduced price (bulk purchasing) or they are taking lower margins to make bigger profits. Some products, such as Apple products, don't drop in price except for the older models, because Apple sets the price and they cannot deviate from that price without permission from Apple or they can be forced to stop selling them (as did Costco with Apple products).

3) Apple has been known to do this, they dropped the price of the original iPhone shortly after it was released. They dropped the prices of the Air, and again when introducing a new model. They dropped the price of the Mac mini, then removed features and raised the price. Does that mean that Apple products sell poorly?

4) You wrote that good phones don't see price drops. How would you know how good it is, being you have never owned a WP? I have had iPhones (3 of them), and I think my new 920 is better than any iPhone I owned. Of course, if I were to say the things you have written in every WP article over the past few days, but about the iPhone, even though I have owned iPhones, you would be screaming hater.

5) So dropping the price of a product is a signal that it is of lower quality? I can use my 920 to find places in my city without getting lost because of high quality maps (something my iPad can't do - I have tried it). I already dropped my 920 on concrete, without a scratch. A friend has an iPhone 5 that has never been dropped, but is scratched quite well just from being in his pocket. I was taking pictures of the GF outside last night, and then did the same with her iPhone 4S to compare the pictures. The 920's pictures looked much better. Why pay more when I can get a 920 that works better for less than the higher priced item?

The phone is being promoted as a high end phone, the best Nokia Windows Phone ever, Nokia's flagship phone and now its being sold at a bargain discount price. This never looks good.

derekaw said,
The phone is being promoted as a high end phone, the best Nokia Windows Phone ever, Nokia's flagship phone and now its being sold at a bargain discount price. This never looks good.

Only to a hater that is wishing for it to fail to protect the market status of the WP's competition.

derekaw said,
The phone is being promoted as a high end phone, the best Nokia Windows Phone ever, Nokia's flagship phone and now its being sold at a bargain discount price. This never looks good.

Unless you're a consumer.

I got mine yesterday and I have to say that it is probably the best phone I have had in a long time. It is a very nice break from the iPhone.

>If you want to get the smartphones without that pesky contract, the Lumia 920 will set you back $579.99 if you get it at Walmart, while the Lumia 820 will cost $449.99. Also, the Lumia 920 comes in cyan, white, black and red colors but not in yellow on Walmart's website.

Does this mean it can be used with any sim anywhere in the world...or still bound to AT&T?

I don't think so. AT&T will still sell it locked.

For instance, if you lose your phone before your contract ends and if you buy a replacement from AT&T you will pay the full price for the phone but you will still get it locked.

AtriusNY said,
I don't think so. AT&T will still sell it locked.

For instance, if you lose your phone before your contract ends and if you buy a replacement from AT&T you will pay the full price for the phone but you will still get it locked.


FML!

I just want a freakin *unlocked* Lumia 920...
Really...Nokia wonders why their phones are not selling well.

Why is it that, in the US, phones always have a fixed price no matter how expensive the contract is that you've chosen?

a. expensive b. windows .c ugly phones. So... Give them in a bag of potatoes. I wouldn't agree in a 2-years contract for potatoes. My hat off to whoever realised it fast and created these "offers". Also, of course Nokia is in the plan. The stores/carriers never do such things without the without the consent and agreement of phone makers -rarely at least.

This is a 'fake' deal. Yes, it's 49.99, but that 99.99 price direct from at&t includes a 'free' charging pad--another 49.99 value. The Walmart phone doesn't appear to.

So if you plan on getting the charging pad anyway, you might as well just ignore this deal and buy it direct. On the other hand, the freebie is for the black pad only, so if you want a different color, yeah, buy into Walmart's 'deal', and get the charge pad separately later.

I am Not PCyr said,
$1,500 free phone. @2yr contract with no extras as per story picture. $60x24mo.

no thanks lol

Say you buy the phone itself for $500, you'll still need a plan to use it on. What do you pay per month for your cellphone + data plan?

GP007 said,

Say you buy the phone itself for $500, you'll still need a plan to use it on. What do you pay per month for your cellphone + data plan?

He obviously doesn't get it.. see my post above.....

They are also doing the same with the Note 2. It is listed on Wal-mart's site for only 249.99 instead of 299.99 that AT&T is selling it for.

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