Free year of Zune Pass at Microsoft Stores with new phone purchase
We're really starting to hate the fact that there are barely any Microsoft Stores around as they keeping having some great deals. The latest promotion runs from now till February 14th (that'd be Valentine's Day for you Forever Aloners out there) and involves getting one year of Zune Pass for free with the purchase of a new Windows Phone.
At $10 a month that's about a $120 value and if you're in the States, Zune Pass is actually worth it. So keep that in mind when shopping around for the special gift in the coming weeks.
Thanks, Derek, for the photo
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It's a bit piffetic really how slow MS is with this. Zune Pass is available in 2 countries, music store in 8. MS music store is needed also for the artis backgrounds on Zune player as it syncs them from there.
If MS actually wants to sell WP's. it really needs to make it global. They truly haven't managed to do that in 2 years.
I think that is a great deal. My Zune pass costs me $150.00 per year but I still get the 10 song credits per month.
I can use Zune on my:
Desktop, WP --> Car Stereo, XBox --> TV --> Home Stereo
The deal-sealer for me when I got the Zune Pass was the ability to stream from my phone to my car stereo. This includes internet based Zune music.
I wonder if this would carryover to pre-orders?
I want an unlocked Lumia 800. I would gladly buy one from the MS store if it included an additional year of Zune.
Does this apply to "reserving the Lumia 900 with $25" as well? Or does it have to be a purchase?
Eitherway, I'm stuck on work in St.Louis, and there are no stores. I'm from Atlanta, and I'm asking my wife to go reserve a 900 for me this weekend.
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I just called the MS Store and I'm NOT eligible for this promotion after pre-ordering the Lumia 900 yesterday since it ends before the 900 is released. The guy did say knowing his store that there will be some kind of promotion going on to really push the Nokia phones when they drop, so let’s hope it's as good if not better than this deal...
I think the reason why is probably like the $25 app promotion they had near the end of last year. You have to submit it through windowsphoneappcard.com and enter the IMEI/MEID Number that we won't have until we actually have it in our hands.
They won't, they want to sell phones and promotions help do that. They are banking on Nokia to help steamroll the competition... G:
Thanks from a desperate WP7 user.