Update: Nokia Lumia 520 now available on Koodo, TELUS May 17th

Ian Hardy

May 8, 2013 9:40 am

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Rogers released the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 today for $199.99. This Windows Phone 8 device will also be coming to Koodo Mobile tomorrow. According to a press release the Lumia 520 will make also make an appearance on TELUS’ prepaid lineup next week:

“The device is also available at Koodo on May 9th in black for $150 or $0 on the tab. On May 17th, it will be available at TELUS in black for $149 with a TELUS pre-paid plan.”

If you’re into the Windows Phone OS then the pricing is incredibly reasonable for the specs: 4-inch display, 5MP camera, 8GB internal memory, 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1430mAh battery.

In addition, the Lumia 520 will only be available in black, but there will be exchangeable back covers in yellow, red and white “available at local retail stores.”

Update: Koodo Mobile now has the Lumia 520 in stock. As stated above, this WP8 device is priced at $150 outright. Grab it here.

Source: CNW

  • Sanjay Kumar

    lets hope they have 1700 and 2100 hspda frequency available on this one..

    • Fiona

      Looks like the Rogers one doesn’t have the 1700 band.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      That’s sad. Tomorrow I will go to koodo’s store to check this device.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      Even koodo doesn’t have that. But good thing is that you could buy phone outright without and commitment like Rogers.
      So good for chatr fido etc..

    • Frederick Edwards

      Koodo Mobile’s 520:

      Nokia 520.2 RM – 915 Koodo CA Black
      GSM Edge 850/900/1800/1900
      WCDMA 850/1900/2100

    • Sanjay Kumar

      Thank you for verifying. I was hoping it would also have 1700mhz hspda frequency. But it didn’t.

  • Petephone

    Is Rogers going to price match @$150.00?

  • EvanKrosney

    I already picked up an 8S for the same price on Virgin, better phone IMO.

    • Petephone

      I was thinking the same.
      Q: what do you NOT like about it if you had to critic it?

    • Frederick Edwards

      Prolly too late but here goes. Favor 520.

      The 8S’s 4GB storage is too little with the temporary storage bug. Nokia has a fix for that bug and HTC does not, but the Nokia has 8GB so not as dire of a bug. HTC 8S feels better built, but both screens lack an oleophobic layer so greasy fingers beware. 8S has Beats Audio and sounds louder, while the 520 seems to have better external speakers but strangely no audio equalizer compared to other WP8 Nokia devices. 8S is missing out on the Nokia apps which are substantial, and I am really liking Nokia Music for Canada. In terms of call quality, 520 seems to be better received by my callers. The 520 is also much superior when it comes to the unlocking experience due mostly to Nokia’s Access Point app for other SIMs/Carriers.

    • Salinger

      I was going to pick up the 8S just as a backup phone because it is so cheap and to give me a chance to play with Windows 8 OS. It’s the only OS I haven’t used. But then I saw the 520 was the same price and was going to get it because of the Nokia apps so many people talk about.

      I don’t have any familiarity with either. Any advice on why you’d choose the 8S over the 520? I’m with Virgin, so it’d be better in that I wouldn’t have to get it unlocked.

    • Frederick Edwards

      Used the 8s and found its decent except for the 4GB storage, which is actually 1.6GB available storage after a fresh restore. Problem becomes when you try out apps, because the temporary storage doesn’t currently clear and you end up with dwindling space and no way to recapture the ‘other’ storage that gets lost (except for a hard restoration).

      The lack of oleophobic coating on the 8s also means its a fingerprint magnet.

    • EvanKrosney

      Yup, the storage is definitely the main downfall. If you’re a hardcore gamer it just doesn’t cut it. However, if you’re a mobile gamer you shouldn’t be looking into WP in the first place, Android and iOS are where it’s at.

  • J. W.

    I have $25 worth of unused tab credit from the referral bonus when I signed up with Koodo. Does this mean I can get the phone for $125 outright and still continue with my current plan with the BYOP 10% off deal?

  • jgerb0

    Yes