Microsoft wants you to trade-in your used iPhone 4/4s or Galaxy SII for a free Lumia 1020 or 1520
posted by Chris P. / Feb 06, 2014, 1:57 AM
Microsoft has kicked up things to a whole new level this week, and in 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 a prelude to something even bigger. Already in effect, a new deal will see Microsoft buy out your used iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, or Samsung Galaxy S II, and swap it with either a Nokia Lumia 1020, or Lumia 1520.
charger/accessories.Sounds a bit too good to be true? We thought so, too. Which is why we went looking for the fine print. Luckily, there is none, at least not in the typical sense. Eligible candidates still need to be based in the US/Puerto Rico, and you need to track down one of the still few Microsoft retail stores to take advantage of the deal. Since both these Lumia devices are exclusive to AT&T, you'll also need an existing or new 2-year commitment with Ma Bell. Lastly, your device obviously needs to be in a working condition, and the terms also require you to trade-in the original
All of this sounds like quite the deal to us, especially if you've been on the lookout for a phablet, or you're intrigued by the massive 41-megapixel sensor on the Lumia 1020. If anything, this goes to show that Microsoft is as determined as ever, especially now that it caught a whiff of the competition. We're only hoping that Microsoft rationed well, and the Nokia deal is just the beginning. After all, this is a marathon, not a sprint.
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 1:59 AM 11
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 2:09 AM 2
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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 Feb 10, 2014, 12:54 PM 0
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 2:10 AM 4
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 2:36 AM 2
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 9:34 AM 2
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 1:29 PM 0
Someone trade me for my Original Droid ;)
posted on Feb 06, 2014, 2:14 AM 0
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Biggest problem for me would be the requirement for AT&T. This is what happens with carrier exclusives....
posted on Feb 06, 2014, 6:43 AM 1
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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 Feb 06, 2014, 9:36 AM 0
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Good thinking by Microsoft. Offer the best of the best hardware so people don't notice the software.
posted on Feb 06, 2014, 2:22 AM 6
You may have the latest hardware available but if the software sucks, the experience will suck as well.
posted on Feb 06, 2014, 2:59 AM 7
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 Feb 06, 2014, 8:00 AM 2
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