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Microsoft wants you to trade-in your used iPhone 4/4s or Galaxy SII for a free Lumia 1020 or 1520

0. phoneArena 06 Feb 2014, 01:57 posted on

Microsoft has kicked up things to a whole new level this week in an a pretty aggressive manner. Just 3 days ago, it offered customers up to $250 of Microsofot Store credit for their used smartphone or tablet, but that now seems to have been nothing more than prelude to something bigger. Already in effect, the new deal will see Microsoft buy out your used iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, or Samsung Galaxy SII and swap it with either a Nokia Lumia 1020, or Lumia 1520...

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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:59 11

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I'm no Nokia fan and never will be but, heeeeyyy go for it (to 4/4s users) not s2 cause that phone still rocks

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:09 2

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Rather have an S3, than an S2, so if I had either of these 2 yr old+ phones - I would trade them for a new phone - at worst, if I did not like the new Nokia phablet, I could sell it on ebay...

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 12:54

58. sgodsell (Posts: 3902; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The 1520 or 1320 should not be called phablets. WP has no tablet capabilities what so ever. In fact the 1520 and 1320 will function exactly the same as a 520, except for the display size will give you more tiles.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:10 4

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're not a Nokia fan, and obviously not to fond of iPhones, but you say the S2 still rocks?
....................
Come on,,, even you have to admit that sounds a little too biased.. Really?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:21 19

6. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It does! Sure, its specs is a lil outdated now but the SII is one of the best Android handset ever made.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:26 10

9. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I'd say it is the best Android ever..It turned Samsung into dominating force.
The GSII and HTC Desire were real hero products for Android in general

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:36 2

10. sabretigger (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Very much agreed. Had both the desire and s2 up until last month when it was replaced by moto g for the mean time. Still missing my s2. Swaying towards a z1 compact now having played around with one.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:51 11

15. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


Microsoft is really desperate ....

Drop phones with Android and they do not have to give away the phones

Their OS is really handicapped

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 04:37 2

20. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


This is an advertising trick from Microsoft, they aren't desperate since WP sales are increasing by the day. And have you ever used a WP ?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:50 2

30. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


we know the story about samasugi fans .... so we dont care and move away from this news ... SAMASUGI DROIDS FANS . NOKIA FTW

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:53 4

17. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right! SII was my first droid. Switched from the N8, it was like waking up from a terrible nightmare.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:53 2

26. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sure I might be biased but that was the device that made Sammy where it is now, so it is a history in my heart that I'll never forget.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:34 2

45. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Not really biased, it's still a great phone. I gave mine to a co-worker when I upgraded, he still uses it and it's still a great performer.

It's still a smart move by MS though. If it gets people locked into their ecosystem, they'll likely buy a new WP handset in a couple of years. It's a gamble though, if WP doesn't live up to their expectations, they were due for a new phone anyway so they can just as easily go back to Android for a newer model.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 13:29

53. Cyberchum (Posts: 679; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


My SGS2 gave up on me jlate last year but had it not, i would give it up in a heartbeat. It was great in it's time but now? don't think so. Crappy battery life and a Crapxynos processor that will literary fry your thumbs while playing games with jmw-mid graphics. Bought a Gionee Elife E6 and has never missed that fryer a bit.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:13 1

4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Unrelated, but in my country, both the Lumia 1020 and 1520 are sold at the same price. Seems weird to me

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:14

5. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Someone trade me for my Original Droid ;)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:43 1

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Biggest problem for me would be the requirement for AT&T. This is what happens with carrier exclusives....

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:36

46. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Ironic but that's why I don't own an iPhone. I refused to go to AT&T and bought the G1 on T-mobile instead. Been hooked on Android since. Even Apple figured out the carrier exclusives are damaging, you'd think Nokia and MS would come around as well.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:22 5

7. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


"Determined as ever?"
Desperate as ever!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:22 6

8. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Good thinking by Microsoft. Offer the best of the best hardware so people don't notice the software.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:59 7

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You may have the latest hardware available but if the software sucks, the experience will suck as well.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:03 6

27. papss (unregistered)


Better software than lagdroid my space dude..
I've recently replaced all lagdroids in my house with something better.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:09 5

31. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Oh, here's the butthurt delusional MS fanboy.
In your biased opinion..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:48 1

36. papss (unregistered)


Yes like you aren't? I get sick of your butthurt comments in anything related to windows. Sounds like you need a vacation from this site again. You contribute zero to any windows article but hate

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:00 2

37. SleepingOz (unregistered)


My butthurt comments? LMAO! You're mistaking your own comments with mine, bud.. Why would I even be butthurt? The OS I'm supporting is basically the most advanced and the most popular by far!
Vacation from this site again? When was the first one? Pot calling kettle black, LMAO!
So what? Call the cops! Same as you on android articles.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:17 2

38. papss (unregistered)


You sound like a commercial. Keep telling yourself that its the best and it might come true.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:26 2

40. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Well, sorry to break your bubble but it's already the case in the world we're living in. But I guess truth is indeed a bitter pill to swallow for delusional haters.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:56 2

42. papss (unregistered)


Are you that dense to come into every WP subject spewing you form of reality and complain about others being fanboys. Like an effing kid that needs attention

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:38 3

47. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


We get tired of reading lagdroid as well, mainly because it's not true.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:01 2

43. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


So you think your opinion about WP is unbiased?

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