If you have an older Nokia or Lumia smartphone that you will want to update to a newer model, such as the recent Lumia 640, you will also be able to get some free stuff from Gameloft. Microsoft has just announced a new promotion that will give current Nokia or Lumia owners $90 of in-game credits to three Gameloft games when they upgrade to a new Lumia smartphone.
Here's the breakdown of how the free credits will be handled:
"In "Asphalt Overdrive," you'll be rewarded with a "Safe of Gold" valued at $19.99 while "Pastry Paradise" will give aspiring chefs a yummy "Pot of Medals" also valued at $19.99. And "Rival Knights" fans can enjoy a "Barrel of 1,350 Gems" valued at $49.99!"
After you buy your new Lumia phone, you can get the free credits by downloading and installing the Switch Gift app from the Windows Phone Store on that device. Microsoft says:
- Once the app validates your new phone, enter the 15-digit IMEI number from your old device. It can be found in the "About" section of your phone's settings.
- Following successful validation of your old Nokia or Lumia, you'll be asked to enter your email address.
- The app will email you with activation codes and instructions for your Gameloft gift pack.
- Activate your codes and start gaming!
This offer appears to just be for people who currently own a Nokia or Lumia phone, so if you have an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device, this deal may not work. The good news is that this offer lasts until November 30, so it's possible that Microsoft could release their rumored Windows 10 Mobile flagship phones before it expires.
Source: Microsoft; Thanks to Todd for the tip!