AT&T and Microsoft want to brighten your holidays while simultaneously lightening your pockets, but wise shoppers will likely look elsewhere. AT&T is offering up a free Samsung Focus, HTC Surround or LG Quantum on Black Friday when one of the aforementioned Windows Phones is purchased at full retail, or $199.99. Of course they’re all great phones, but online retailers like Amazon already have that deal beat. AmazonWireless is offering the Focus, Surround and Quantum for $49.99 each and you don’t even have to wait until Friday to order. The retailer also throws free shipping and waived activation fees into the mix. So really, the only reason to go for AT&T’s deal at twice the price of Amazon’s is if the Focus strikes your fancy — Samsung’s WP7 handset is backordered at Amazon and likely won’t start shipping again for a couple of weeks. More →
Guess what Verizon fans — it’s almost back to school time and you know what that means… BOGO. Yep, Verizon’s ever-successful ‘Buy one BlackBerry, get one free’ sale is back in full effect beginning today but this time around there’s a twist. No longer are you confined to a second BlackBerry for the “GO” portion of the deal. The new BOGO promo, or BOGA as they’re calling it, includes netbooks and mobile broadband devices as well. The promo applies to any Berry: Tour, Storm, Pearl Flip or whatever else floats your boat. Buy one and you can choose any other BlackBerry, netbook, PC card, USB modem or even a MiFi for free (lesser or equal value rule applies). There is a rebate involved so you’ll have to lay out some cash up front but it’s still a solid deal. This round of Berry BOGO action is all set to run through October 10th so you have plenty of time to choose your ideal BlackBerry and its ideal companion. Oh yeah, and with all the free space this promo will leave on warehouse shelves, it’s probably safe to expect a few new handsets from Big Red in the weeks following the promotion’s end. Wink, wink.
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It looks like Samsung fans looking to re-up with AT&T or open a new account are in for a hell of a deal next month. Word from one of our ninjas has the carrier kicking off a killer BOGO promotion on April 7th and it’s all about Sammy this time around. The news also solidifies a launch time frame for the sexy upcoming Samsung A877, which will be dubbed the Samsung Impression. We now know it will be on shelves by the 7th in time for this promo so we’re guessing it will be launched some time before or around CTIA. You know, to ensure early adopters pay full price. Here’s what we’ve got:
- Samsung A877 Impression – buy one for $199.99 get one free
- Samsung Eternity – buy one for $129.99 get one free
- Samsung A767 Propel – buy one for $49.99 get one free
We also imagine the new price on the Eternity (currently $149.99) will stick even after the promotion ends. Not bad AT&T, not bad at all.