Cricket Wireless' Microsoft Lumia 640 is now available for $21.99 with no contract

It's been almost two years since the Lumia 640 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 alongside its supersized sibling, but it's still available to buy today. In the US, Cricket Wireless launched the device in May 2015, priced at $129.99 with no annual contract, but you can now purchase it for a lot less than that.

The carrier itself is no longer selling the Lumia 640, but Best Buy is now offering the handset for just $21.99 - locked to Cricket, but with no contract requirement. However, the device isn't available to order online, so if you want to grab the Lumia 640 at that price, you'll have to pick one up from a Best Buy store.

Be aware that although Cricket is owned by AT&T, and uses its parent company's mobile network, Cricket devices will not work with AT&T SIM cards (or those of any other carrier) without being unlocked. The carrier says it won't provide an unlock code unless you meet its criteria for doing so.

The Lumia 640's key specs include:

  • 5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  • Backside illuminated 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • 1MP front camera with 720p video recording
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
  • Removable 2500mAh battery
  • 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm; 145g

If you're thinking of buying the Lumia 640, be sure to check out our detailed review of the device before doing so.

Source: Best Buy

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