Is 'free' 'free' when it requires you to sign a two-year contract? That is a question that you can answer with your buds when you discuss philosophy while watching Shark Tank
on television. For us, anytime a new smartphone is listed as 'free', our ears perk up. So what has us looking like Spock at the moment? CompUSA is offering a 'free' Nokia Lumia 820
with the purchase of any Windows 8 PC or laptop
. But the reason we are qualifying the 'free' is that it still requires you to sign a two year contract with AT&T.
Suppose you want to buy the phone and not the computer. Could you buy the phone and get the PC for free? No
. But you can buy the Nokia Lumia 820 from CompUSA for $49.99 with that good ol' two-year contract. If you don't want to be tied up for a couple of years, you can purchase the phone off contract for $379.99.