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Save $50 from Best Buy on your 2014 phone upgrade, by reserving your current number with the retailer

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Save $50 from Best Buy on your 2014 phone upgrade, by reserving your current number with the retailer
Planning on upgrading to a new phone sometime this year? Best Buy would like to give you a $50 gift card that you can apply toward the purchase of your new handset. There are some conditions that apply, of course. Starting this Sunday and ending on February 15th, register your phone number, email address, and up to four more phone numbers on a family plan, either online or at a Best Buy store.

At that point, you have until the end of this year to upgrade to a new phone and activate it, using the number you registered with Best Buy. You must sign a two year pact with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T when you make the purchase of your new phone from Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile. And like we said above, the $50 gift card can be used to discount the price of your new phone.

So who is going to be upgrading their phone in 2014? You know who you are. In fact, there should be a strong crop of impressive next-gen models coming out sometime this year including the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Apple iPhone 6, the LG G Pro 2, the HTC One 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to name just a few. Everyone could use a $50 discount, so if you know you're going to upgrade, and you know that you're going to keep your number, why not take advantage of this offer? After all, this is one of those rare times when opening a new line is not going to get you the lower price..

Best Buy will give you a $50 gift card if you register your current phone number with them, and then upgrade that line to a new phone sometime this year

Best Buy will give you a $50 gift card if you register your current phone number with them, and then upgrade that line to a new phone sometime this year


source: BestBuy via AndroidCentral

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 18:56

1. rallyguy (Posts: 577; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


My wife's S3 will be upgraded this year. Not a bad deal as long as their prices stay competitive.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 21:04

2. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


So doesn't count for new lines at all, eh? Not even for a port in?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 07:21

6. thebrandonlogan (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 May 2013)


There are more customers looking to upgrade their phones than those looking to open new lines. New lines tend to be at a cheaper price than upgrades already at our stores than an upgrade. So no, new lines don't count.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 22:05

3. Korgoth22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


If you "reserve" a number on your family plan, could you still choose to upgrade later in the year somewhere else, like Amazon? Or would you be forced to use BB through 12/31?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 01:25

4. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


As quoted from the Best Buy page: "Remember, once you’ve signed up, the offer runs until the end of 2014. If a phone isn’t activated before the end of the year, the offer simply goes away."

They don't quite answer your question either :\

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 07:18

5. thebrandonlogan (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Legally the company can't force you to upgrade with them if that is your question. Think about it...

We just run a promo that is only able to be signed up for at a certain time. If you do the upgrade with us you get the gift card. If you don't then you don't get anything from us. Keep in mind we price match our competitors so if you don't see the cheapest price... Which depending on the phone we've had as of late... See if your store will price match it... No promises.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:30

8. Korgoth22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


It's my understanding BB doesn't price-match subsidized phones. Are you telling me it is possible, just not "standard" policy?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 08:41 1

7. AJmeBOY (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


****SCAM/PHISHING!!!!!

I just got off the phone with Best Buy. The rep said NOT to give this site any information. Their official site is bestbuy.com NOT bby.com. Check the bottom for copyright dates..it's not 2013 anymore. Also, bestbuy.com has etrust logos at the bottom. bby.com does not.

Further, the promo is a Geek Squad derivitive that you buy your phone with them and they will give you a $50GC for your NEXT upgrade.

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