Nokia Lumia 822 sees its price cut in half by Verizon

If you’re after a Nokia Windows Phone and your carrier of choice is (or needs to be) Verizon for whatever reason, the Lumia 822 is (literally) it. This smartphone was announced at the end of October and it became available at Big Red about a couple of weeks ago.

Up until today, Verizon priced the device at $99.99 with a two-year contract. Not a bad amount to ask for a pretty decent smartphone, but at one point we heard that some Best Buy stores were selling it for half that.

The good news for those of you who hate going to physical stores to get your dose of electronics is that Verizon has decided to match Best Buy’s pricing, and is now offering the Nokia Lumia 822 for just $49.99. Obviously, you’ll still need to sign a new two-year contract to get it for that amount. If you’re upgrading, you’ll need to pay a $30 Upgrade Fee as well.

One cent shy of $50 is a great price point for the Lumia 822. Sure, it may not be the Finnish company’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, but it’s plenty capable nonetheless and can now be yours for a lot less than before.

One word of advice, though: this may be a limited time offer, designed to coincide with the holiday shopping season in some way. So if you want a Lumia 822 at this price, act fast.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • xoj_21

    It’s not selling its gotta be free soon

  • Murrzeak

    Make it for 150quid off contract here in UK and it’ll fly of the shelves.

  • jdpatl

    Yeah. That must be why it’s on sale. Sure.

    Or it could be that VZW doesn’t care about the sale price nearly as much as the MRC from the two year service obligation.

    Or MS, or Nokia, might be subsidizing.

    Or they have to drop the price because AT&T has the Lumia 920 at $99 and some web retailers at $69.

    Or it could be holiday sales.

    Hmmm… which one to choose…