Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone T-Mobile Locked

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Many cell phones are designed to use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card to store subscriber data. These SIM cards are issued by the carrier and provide cell service to the phone. "Locked" cell phones will only recognize SIM cards from the carrier that originally provided the phone. Almost every cell phone provided by a US carrier is locked to that carrier’s network.

"Unlocked" cell phones will recognize SIM cards from any carrier using Global System Mobile Communications (GSM) technology. Customers with "unlocked" cell phones are able to use any GSM carrier of their choosing, including "pre-pay" or "no contract" SIM card options. "Unlocked" cell phones also accept international SIM cards that provide discounted rates while traveling abroad.

  • This product has been discontinued, the information below is for reference purposes only.

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  • SKU: 249431
  • , UPC: 610214632005
  • , Mfr: LUMIA521
  • , Brand: Nokia

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Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone T-Mobile Locked Features

Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 521 is a perfect, everyday smartphone that embodies a range of high-end features at an affordable price. Features include a premium design with a clear and crisp display window as well as exclusive applications from Nokia such as Nokia Creative Studio, Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot.

Apps and Multimedia
  • T-Mobile TV allows access to live and on-demand TV
  • Nokia Music lets you listen to mix radio, unlimited free music mixes to play now or download for later
  • GPS with access to Nokia’s HERE Drive for voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation
  • Enhance the camera experience with exclusive Nokia apps Creative Studio, Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot, Panorama and Photobeamer
  • Xbox LIVE for gaming on the go and monitoring of your Xbox LIVE account
  • Productivity apps including Microsoft Office
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75lb

Technical Details

  • Windows Phone 8 operating system
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus
  • HD video recording at 720p, 30fps
  • 512 RAM / 8GB internal memory with option to expand memory by an additional 64GB with micro SD card
  • 1430 mAh battery
  • Built-in 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Quad-band 4G UMTS/HSPA+ 21 (Bands II, IV & V)
  • Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 1 GHz, dual-core Qualcomm® 82270 Processor
  • Wi-Fi® for data (dual band 802.11 b/g/n/e)

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