Nokia Lumia 520 now available through AT&T's GoPhone
The lower-end Lumia can be had for $99.99 without requiring the usual two-year contract.
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The Lumia 520 is the first Windows Phone device available through AT&T's GoPhone. Though GoPhone, AT&T customers can prepay for the phone without being saddled with a long-term commitment. Buyers can choose from among four monthly plans.
The $25 plan requires you to add a separate data package -- $5 for 5MB per month. The $40 plan comes with 200MB of data. The $50 plan is Wi-Fi only. And the $60 plan offers 2GB of data per month.
The Lumia 520 runs on AT&T's 4G network. That's doesn't mean LTE but rather HSPA+, which the carrier labels 4G. The phone sports a 4-inch screen with an 800x480-pixel resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz dual-core processor.
A variant of the Lumia 520 is also available in the U.S. through T-Mobile, which sells it as the Lumia 521.
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