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AT&T posts off-contract pricing for the Lumia 920

We reported yesterday that AT&T priced the Lumia 920 at $99 with a new, two-year contract. This is a shockingly low price tag for a bleeding edge, flagship smartphone from any manufacturer or carrier.
 
Microsoft is no doubt looking to improve its fortunes in the smartphone market, but it remains to be seen if the lowball pricing will be enough to jumpstart Windows Phone 8 sales.

 
With that being said, AT&T has also posted the off contract pricing for the Lumia 920. If you decide to forgo the two-year contract, you'll have to fork over $450 for the handset. Unfortunately, despite the fact that you don't have a contract attached to handset, it is still locked to AT&T's network. So don't even think about trying to run off to T-Mobile or another carrier.
 
Google's recently announced Nexus 4 is priced at $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB) for an unlocked phone, without contract. The Nexus 4 generally outpaces the Lumia 920 in raw horsepower, but falls short when it comes to its 8MP camera and it commits a mortal sin by lacking LTE.

Source: AT&T



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Round numbers
By CityZen on 11/7/2012 1:23:32 PM , Rating: 3
Thank you Brandon for writing "$450" in the title, instead of the utterly ridiculous $449.999999999999999999 that so called "marketing gurus" are so fond of. I feel insulted every time I have to read $99.99 instead of the actual $100




RE: Round numbers
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 11/7/2012 2:09:46 PM , Rating: 5
Or how about gas prices.. $3.26 9/10 ;)


RE: Round numbers
By semiconshawn on 11/8/2012 3:23:03 AM , Rating: 2
Dude gas is 2.96 and 9/10 get with it. Its the same everywhere right?


RE: Round numbers
By inperfectdarkness on 11/8/2012 3:48:30 AM , Rating: 2
and just think...if we did away with that crap--and priced things like they do in europe (tax-included in posted price)--then we could have abolished the penny already.


What's the point then?
By Manch on 11/7/2012 2:52:25 PM , Rating: 1
If the damn thing is still locked to ATT then there is no point in buying it out right. Not like they will give you a cheaper monthly rate.




RE: What's the point then?
By NellyFromMA on 11/7/2012 3:09:16 PM , Rating: 4
For what its worth (I'm sure its not worth much) Straightalk works with just abotu any ATT or TMobile phone that has an accepted form factor for SIM card.

I have an ATT S3 that I purchased off contract for 550 and pay under 50 a month for unlimited everything and anticipated needing to unlock the phone to do so, but didn't need to. I'm sure the WP phones will be similar.


Hell of a price
By mrbios on 11/7/2012 3:51:39 PM , Rating: 2
I wish Rogers up in Canada offered the 920 for this price. The no-contract price is anywhere from $600-650.

I wonder if AT&T's 920 will support HSPA AWS like Rogers' version? If it is, than the 920 will probably be my next phone. If it's $450 outright, I'm sure there'll be some solid prices on eBay.




RE: Hell of a price
By Silver2k7 on 11/8/2012 4:53:36 AM , Rating: 2
looking at a Swedish price comparsion site, most seems to have it at 5790 SEK = 864 USD

So $450 would be very nice!!

I wonder if this newfangled thing called *the internet* and the global market place can get them for this price :)


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