Windows Phone is a new platform and as such it desperately needs the user base - now Microsoft Stores are helping by offering to take your old feature phone and exchange it for a brand new Windows Phone. This is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers, people who are not yet familiar with the smartphone OS realities.
This seems like a killer deal - a feature phone has little value compared to costly Windows Phone devices, and the only requirement seems to be that the feature phone has some web access.
Tech reporter Dave Zatz learned about the promo at Microsoft’s Tysons Corner store, and it was so popular the line reached 60 people and the store went out of stock of Windows Phone devices. So instead of the actual handsets, the store is now handing customers $10 Gift cards that they will later be able to swap for Windows Phones once the next shipment arrives.
And that’s with no contractual obligations - it just sounds too good to be true. So it wouldn’t hurt visiting your local Microsoft Store and just grabbing that old feature phone you probably having lying around in a drawer somewhere.