If you're a heavy Xbox user this offer is for you. BestBuy is adding a 4,000 Microsoft Points card in your shopping cart for free when you purchase a Windows Phone 7 handset. This deal is only avaiulable in-store so you'll need to swing on by to your local BestBuy to earn this mammoth amount of points.
Unfortunately -- as of yet -- Microsoft points can't be used in the WP7 Marketplace, which would make this offer all the more worth while, but getting those must-have addons for your Xbox 360 games, renting/downloading movies, completing your music collection and suiting up your avatar to show off on your WP7 device can't be all bad, right?
Currently BestBuy are selling six handsets; Samsung Focus (opens in new tab), HTC Surround (opens in new tab), HTC HD7 (opens in new tab), LG Quantum (opens in new tab), HTC Trophy (opens in new tab) and the HTC Arrive (opens in new tab). Going for this deal certainly wont leave you feeling "cheaped" into getting a below-par device since there's a great selection available.
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Maybe no apps, but $50 worth of music is nothing to sneeze at. Good deal.
I certainly hope they've done some training of BB employees and upgrading of WP in store displays as part of this effort. You'd be hard pressed to know there was such a thing as a Windows Phone from my recent visit to a Best Buy.
I found this deal on bestbuys web site about a week ago and I went down and got a phone. There was no signage for it anywhere in the phone department and the staff was unaware of the promotion and had to look at there own website to know what I was talking about. On the plus side they do have new displays for windows phone that actually have a phone turned on so you can play with it.
@someoneinwa No they have not trained their employees. I work at a Best Buy and I asked the mobile employees if they knew about the 4000 point with a new phone. None of them knew about it. Our new WP touch screen display doesnt even work b/c they havent got or ordered the cpu. I recommend any other OS phone depending on the customer but its sad when the veteran employees dont even know whats going on within the company's promotion. When I told the employeees, they sounded like they didnt even care. MS needs to set up a WP training for sure! (free Samsung focus + $50 XBL points)
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