Burger King offering free subsidized Android phones with two-year contract

Wireless Advocates is a company that works with retail partners to allow them to offer free smartphones as a promotion. Take this new partnership that the company has with Burger King. The latter is promoting its Android app and at the same time, if you go to BK.com/Android, you will find a number of subsidized handset offerings...
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30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Galaxy Whopper 3.

10. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Brings new meaning to the word bloatware.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Juno should be happy. She probably needs to replace her hamburger phone.

13. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

These "smartphone unaware" people are a very big segment of the market. This is where samsung sells its very expensive mid to low end phones. They're not stupid, they're just unaware of things happening in the smartphone world.

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Indeed. Verizon and Sprint customers are stuck with their offerings, but AT&T and T-Mobile (and the respective MVNOs) customers are sadly unaware of phones like the Moto G LTE or the concept of buying last year's phones off eBay/Amazon. Take the Galaxy Avant, for example. Decent phone, but you can get a Moto G LTE for a lot less and it has a better screen and non-bloated OS, or for the same price as the Avant you can get a 2013 Moto X. Or phones like the LG G2, HTC M7, or even a Nexus 4 (or 5) for less than half of their successor's costs. But they don't realize this, and just walk into a store and buy whatever the rep suggests.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

yep, it is crazy how good the options are. I actually saw a LG G3 for under $400 on Amazon, $200 less than from the carriers.

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

A real way to make this deal a winner is to throw in a free whopper.

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

May I be the first to say gtfo BK

21. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Wait.. What??

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Some of those phones are cheaper on contract from Burger King than they are from the respective carrier's websites. How recockulous...

29. iPhoneboy597

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

talk about diversification...

31. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I always thought Android phones looked like something that came with a kids meal.

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

We've finally found something Myx seems to be knowledgeable about, Burger King. Quite telling actually.

36. AlikMalix unregistered

Is this what Android phones have been reduced to? People willing to pay more for iPhones and less and less for Android phones to a point where they're giving them away...

37. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Carriers offer free devices on contract all the time. These aren't free to take, they require a contract to qualify, so they're not completely free. If you look at the phones being offered, those phones are old enough that most aren't even available through carriers anymore. But, you still need to sign a 2 year agreement to get them. People would be better off getting a more current device through carriers , which can also be gotten for free from time to time, than pick up a 2 year old device.

39. AlikMalix unregistered

I know I was just trolling...

47. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Might put a smiley face behind such a sentence to make it more clear you were joking/trolling ;-)

48. AlikMalix unregistered

;-) ...fixed

49. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol better late then never.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They give iPhones away, too. They're has been a free iPhone option in the US for several years now. I paid $550 for my Note 4. The difference is, even midrange phones like the Moto X give as good performance as most flagships, including the iPhone, these days.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

tedkord, you dont think I know that... I was joking, I like MotoX very much as an android device and it's worth more than what they're charging for it - great value. And if you follow my posts - I'm slightly considering the Note for my next phone if Apple doesnt show any prospect for a built in iPen - it's the best thing and only thing Android offered that I thought was the best thing since original iPhone... But to show you, I'm on your side: I paid $157 (taxes included) for my iPhone 5S a year ago when it just came out. Yes, it was subsidized and BestBuy applied a promotion on top of that and with AT&T I got to keep my unlimited data. I always go for a bargain - I'm not disagreeing with your post at all.. Here's another one of me trolling: I know you can get free iPhone on contract, just not at a cheap roach motel like Burger King. but like I said, I'm just trolling (see post 39) I'm just making a joke, bro. The article set it up - I had to do it...

45. stocklee unregistered

For somebody, who just needs a new phone and doesnt care about latest and greatest specs, this is probably a good deal... but it its funny though "Hello how can we help you" "yeah hi, i'd like to have Whopper menu with extra fries and a samsung s4"

50. shinywindow unregistered

Would people who use phones with 2012 technology such as iturdz, be in this unaware category? Probably so.

58. Mrmark

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

The HTC One E8 = HTC One M8 and will get the same timely updates as it is part of the One series .

59. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Last time I checked, Wireless Advocates was the wireless kiosk inside Costco. I should know. I spent 3 miserable years in that hell hole.

60. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

You: Yeah, I'd like a #6, large with Dr. Pepper please... BK: No problem sir, would you like an Apple iPhone with that meal? You: Uh, apple what? BK: Apple iPhone? You: No thanks. BK: Take it, or no #6 for you! You: Um, OK, I guess. BK: Thank you, please come again, and wait for your contract in the mail.
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