Best Buy Mobile announces free smartphone promotion through Saturday

Best Buy Mobile announced a new, free smartphone promotion that will run over the next few days. From Friday, April 29th through Saturday, April 30th, the big box retailer will offer the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, the Samsung Captivate from AT&T, and the BlackBerry Curve 3G from Sprint for free with a new contract. Best Buy also said that it will carry the white iPhone 4 online and in stores starting on the 30th. Similarly, it will offer the Google Nexus S 4G for Sprint beginning on May 8th. Hit the jump for the full release.

Best Buy® To Offer Free Smart Phones This Friday (and Saturday)

Promotion offers customers the choice of free smart phones across three major carriers with a two-year activation

MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 – Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), today announced it is bringing back ‘Free Phone Friday’ and extending it an extra day. This Friday and Saturday only, Best Buy Mobile will feature three free mobile phones across three major carriers, including Android and BlackBerry options, in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, as well as online at BestBuy.com/Mobile.

Best Buy will feature the following phones for free on Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30:

  • Samsung Fascinate (Verizon)
  • BlackBerry Curve 3G (Sprint)
  • Samsung Captivate (AT&T)

“We’ve had tremendous success with the ‘Free Phone Friday’ campaigns we ran last October and December, and we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to do it again with a great lineup of in-demand phones,” said Scott Moore, vice president of Marketing for Best Buy Mobile. “We’ve worked hard to make it as easy as possible for people to find the smart phone that’s right for them with the most smart phones under one roof, exclusives and expert advice, and this is just one more reason to visit Best Buy Mobile.”

The free phones require new or upgrade activation with two-year agreement and minimum quantities will vary by store. There are no price matches and the offer is not valid on prior purchases.

Best Buy Mobile has rapidly become a leading destination for mobile technology purchases with the most smart phones under one roof, and one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. In addition, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving the mobile phone buying experience, including:

  • Upgrade Checker: A quick and easy service that gives customers the ability to see when they are eligible for their next phone upgrade. When the upgrade time is nearing, customers receive a complimentary reminder call, e-mail or text message.

Walk Out Working™: Free in-store smart phone setup by a Best Buy Mobile Phone Specialist who will sync personal email accounts, set up Bluetooth headsets, transfer contacts and activate other services to allow the customer to leave the store with a fully functional new smart phone.

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