You can now win a Nokia Lumia 635 and a $635 Microsoft Store gift card (US only)
To enter the sweepstakes, which is dubbed the "Nokia Lumia 635 Challenge", you need to answer a very simple question: “What would you buy with $635 towards the Microsoft Store?” The contest ends on July 24, and “is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or DC who are 16 years of age or older.” There will be three winners, each receiving a Nokia Lumia 635 and a $635 Microsoft Store gift card. According to Microsoft, the winners will be announced “on or about August 4.”
Of course, the Lumia 635 may not be the most coveted smartphone around, but we don’t imagine that there are too many people out there not wanting one for free. Plus, $635 to spend at the Microsoft Store is quite a big deal - you could buy a high-end Lumia with that kind of money.
You can enter Microsoft’s new sweepstakes at the source link below, which will lead you to Nokia’s US Facebook page. You'll have more chances to win if you invite your friends to join the contest.
As we told you earlier this month, the Nokia Lumia 635 can already be ordered in the US (see here and here), thanks to T-Mobile.
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The seemingly endless contests to flog some mediocre phone get tiresome. They might even be producing negative marketing effects as consumers equate "contest" with "crap".
The mobile phone world will be a lot more exciting if (a) manufacturers shipped phones when they announced them, (b) stopped charging ridiculous prices for the phones, (c) provided easy root/unlock capabilities built into the phone, so everyone could enjoy a customized phone experience.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
....and stop doing the invite system....lol
8. timukh (Posts: 162; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
everything is for US only. Show some other countries a little love MS !! People in other countries are also buying ur phones and still the get neglected the most (cortana)....
3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 901; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
$635 worth of gift cards to buy movies and music, since nothing else is appealing at that price?
4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Boooooring!!.... MS needs to be releasing a huge device on every carrier possible, in the US, right now... This is just another example of how MS always drops the ball on awareness, and marketing...
WP doesn't need a stupid contest, it needs an influx of devices, and adequate marketing... One nice device, once a year, with horrible marketing, isn't going to get anyone's attention... WP is great, but MS doesn't know how to sell it... They should pay Samsung, or Apple, to market for them, because I just don't have faith right now that they'll ever get it right...
5. TheGenius (Posts: 322; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
They should do that promotion for lumia 1520 ;)
Giving away a phone and $1520!
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The problem is that the average consumer isn't going to know about the promotion.... You have to be a WP fan, or tech enthusiasts that already is aware of WP, T even go for it....
We shouldn't be the audience that MS is targeting.. That's not a complete waist of time, but let's just say that it's waist of time.
7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"They should do that promotion for lumia 1520 ;)
Giving away a phone and $1520!"
Really they should just sell these things for somewhere around $40. They'll find plenty of takers. As long as Microsoft is throwing away billions trying to gain market share for Windows Phone, they might as well actually gain some share vs. playing silly contest games that won't accomplish anything except make people think "WP = crap, like a bad prize you win at a contest".