How to claim your free Office 365 subscription with the Lumia 640 and 640 XL

One of the added perks to buying a new Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL is one free year of Office 365. It's not unusual at all for Microsoft to hand out free subscriptions, small Windows 8.1 tablets have been doing it for a while. But it's unusual for a Lumia phone and it's not immediately obvious how you go about claiming your freebie.

So here's what you need to do.

To get your free subscription you need to download a dedicated app from the Windows Phone Store. It's called Office 365 Gift and you can find it either by searching on your device or by using the download links below. Just install it and follow the instructions. You've got until August 14 to claim.

That's literally all there is to it. It's a similar process that Microsoft adopted for claiming the free Fitbit gift with some recent Lumia phones. The app will verify your device is eligible and afterwards you're in for all the benefits like being able to install the Microsoft Office suite on your PC or tablet and 1TB of OneDrive storage. Enjoy!

QR: Office 365 Gift

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  • Wow!
  • It would be better dope if this phone was available in A-Mer-Rick-cah...
  • Meh xD
  • It's "Coming Soon" lol.
  • listed as coming soon on ATT
  • Great. Now if I could only buy one in the US for T-mobile.
  • Specifically the 640XL! :)
  • seriously ... it's been "coming soon" since forEVER
  • But it turns out that the 640 XL won't come to T-mobile
  • August 14?
  • Yes. Look in the picture. It's valid right now until August 14.
  • & nokia gift
  • Microsoft you're EOL the 1520, why not give 1520 users this option as well ?
  • Now I understand, the release will be slow only to be ramped during year end holidays. Good move, lost the plot completely.....
  • This may sound ridiculous, but if they bundled 2yrs Office with each flagship phone, they would have me hooked. A year of Live would be sweet too!
  • HI I've used an app to claim my Office 365 sub but unfortunetely I wrote wrong email address. What can I do now to receive activation link??
  • There is one serious thing i am disliking in Lumia 640 Dual Sim. It lacks the touch senstivity feature in its settings, i had it even in my L 520.
    Can somebody tell me is it a hardware feature or it can be added in some futher software updates in future.
  • I have Lumia 640 xl but I can't download it says your device not supported??
    Any help ?
  • I bought a Lumia 640 yesterday and I can't download the office gift app. It says its not available. Can anyone help me out. I'm from Sri Lanka.
  • On my RM640xl office gift app says I cannot get it because my carrier is not participating. WTF?
  • No set up
  • Not really "easy".  I tried multiple times to redeem the offer and all I get is "Sorry, your operator is not participating in this promotion". ????" WTF does that mean?
  • Can't find the app in the Store. I am on Windows 10 build 10166
  • It was last minute but I was able to redeam 3 different "gifts" from each of my 3 different Lumia 640s. I had the option to add 9 months to my home account instead of the 12 months for personal which is great because i know am good until september 2018. I got a good deal for the lumia 640 t-mobile for $99 each at walmart (free shipping) and this is just icing on the cake as they are excellent phones for the price
  • It's only August 9 and yet I can't redeem mine because it says ended 7/30/2015....
  • Yep same error here.