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It will be available starting in July

T-Mobile and its sub-brand MetroPCS will carry the budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 635 starting next month.

According to T-Mobile, the Windows Phone 8.1-powered gadget will be 4G LTE-ready and available for under $170 USD without a contract. 

To break it down a bit further, T-Mobile customers can grab the Nokia Lumia 635 for $0 down and for $7 a month for 24 months (total of $168). MetroPCS customers, on the other hand, can buy the phone for a promotional deal of $99. It's currently unclear how long that promotion will last. 

The Nokia Lumia 635 sports a 4.5-inch display, Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, the Cortana personal assistant and a variety of colors to choose from. 

The 635 will be available on T-Mobile's site starting July 9, but if you'd prefer to pick it up in-store, you'll have to wait until July 16. 
As for MetroPCS customers, the 635 will be released in stores and online starting July 18. 

The 635 was originally announced at Microsoft's BUILD conference back in April. It's the first of the Windows Phone 8.1 devices announced at BUILD to be available in the U.S. 

Source: T-Mobile

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My wife has an HTC One S...
By bupkus on 7/1/2014 3:12:53 PM , Rating: 2
She always complaining about both connectivity to T-Mobile as well as a poor rapport with Google Maps for driving direction response and uncertainty of what-the-heck is going on.

Should I recommend she switch to this Nokia?

Link to specs for HTC One S:

Also, if we're in T-Mobile can we still get that $99 offer with MetroPCS?

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By Gunbuster on 7/1/2014 4:01:21 PM , Rating: 2
I doubt it, some people bought MetroPCS 521's on a deal and they did not work with a T-Mo SIM. I would expect similar.

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By testbug00 on 7/1/2014 5:03:14 PM , Rating: 2
unless she plans to watch videos or consume a lot of media, the 521 should offer near the same experience:

The Windows Phone 8.1 OTA update should be coming soon also.

You can find the 521 close to $50 or perhaps under with a deal and/or little time searching around.

The 630 screen is far better than the 521 from what I hear

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By Alexvrb on 7/1/2014 7:36:06 PM , Rating: 2
While that may be true, the 635 is a still a significant upgrade in various areas. Bigger, nicer IPS display with gorilla glass 3, significantly better battery life, slightly thinner, LTE support, etc. The faster SoC may or may not actually matter depending on what she does with it, but it's a nice bonus if the other features entice you.

$168 is a good price, too.

By StevoLincolnite on 7/1/2014 10:49:06 PM , Rating: 2
Personally I think most people would probably be better served with the Lumia 525 with it's 1Gb of Ram, which allows for *all* apps and games to work.

Or, wait it out for the Lumia 530 which hopefully should bring with it Quad-Core goodness.

The main benefit the 600 series brings is it's larger form factor over the 500 series, so it really depends on what is more important to a person.

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By Gunbuster on 7/2/2014 10:50:38 AM , Rating: 2
The Lumia 521 is listed at $150.00 on the T-Mobile page. Going by low we have see it actually sell for we could expect to see the 635 for around $90 in short order.

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By testbug00 on 7/2/2014 11:29:25 AM , Rating: 2
521 can be found from various retailers for 50-80 dollars in most cases. Hell, I remember going into a T-mobile store and it only costs $120 0.0

Wonder why website has it $30 more...

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By testbug00 on 7/2/2014 11:28:00 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, but, the 620/625 (given screen size needed) is even better.

The 620 is around the same price for a slightly slower (probably does not matter unless you play games) CPU and a smaller screen, while the 625 costs more and is the same. However, those both come with ambient light sensors, front facing Cameras, the same screen resolution... Pretty sure all the 630/635 gets you is a laminated screen that is a bit better in sunlight.

However, looking at Amazon, this one takes the cake currently for Lumia's:

By dgingerich on 7/1/2014 7:42:46 PM , Rating: 2
I had the same problem with my One S, but once I changed over to a Nokia 925, the problems went away. There are significant problems with the One S. It's not necessarily T-mobile.

RE: My wife has an HTC One S...
By BZDTemp on 7/2/2014 3:07:52 AM , Rating: 2
The Driving thing on the Nokia's works well and it can run off-line just fine, except of course it won't give traffic data.

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