Get an AT&T handset for $0.01 via Amazon Wireless through Monday

In an attempt to most likely help out Microsoft after not seeing the sales they wanted, AT&T made an unbelievable deal with Amazon Wireless to essentially give away any smartphone when purchased with a new contract from Thursday, November 11 through Monday, November 15. All of the handsets feature a major smartphone OS, and will be sold for the incredibly low price of $0.01. The deal will vary for users already on AT&T as for most phones it is required to be added as a new activation.

Phones included in this deal come from a variety of makers, including LG, HTC, Palm, Samsung, Sony, and Blackberry, running Windows Phone 7, Android, WebOS, or Blackberry. Sorry, but Apple did not participate in this event so no iPhones will be found as part of this sale. Interestingly enough, the seemingly most popular of the Windows Phone 7 handset family at AT&T, the Samsung Focus appears absent from the list of handsets available for $0.01. The LG Quantum and HTC Surround are still included in the offer with the LG Quantum actually backordered.

Microsoft has pushed and promoted Windows Phone 7 by offering ways to connect to Xbox Live, or even partnering up with LG to give users of their handsets ten of the popular apps every 60 days as chosen by Microsoft via the LG Application Store. 

If you have been on the edge about getting a Windows Phone 7 phone, or even making the leap to smartphones, perhaps it is time to take Amazon up on their deal

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"In an attempt to most likely help out Microsoft after not seeing the sales they wanted,..."

Except that the Samsung Focus doesn't need help, apparently. So AT&T is putting all the Android and Symbian devices on sale just to help Microsoft with the sales of the HTC Surround and LG Quantum? Erm, OK.

Amazon has offered penny deals on a variety of phones including smart phones for a while now. I have been tempted before. The service plans are the same as offered locally, though. They are good deals but not news- and it certainly is not for Microsoft's benefit.

awesome deal on the htc surround. I've yet to see an LG in my hands but at .01 for a slider even with its somewhat bland appearance you can't really go wrong

wwlc21 said,
wanna ask something as im from canada instead of the US, let say i go ahead and buy the cell phone (i have US addresses and all), and then terminate the service, according to
http://www.wireless.att.com/le...sources/early-term-fees.jsp

the maximum i have to pay is only $325 for the top end handsets?
(and then i can pay a little more to unlock the phone)
i wonder if this will work?

Yup, you're pretty much locking in $325 as the most you'd pay for the phone. However, I'm not sure if they are legally obligated to unlock the phone if you pay the ETF.

You don't seriously think this deal was made in response to Mondays sales, do you? You don't think that this was planned all along, for a weekend sale? From the start?

jimmyfal said,
You don't seriously think this deal was made in response to Mondays sales, do you? You don't think that this was planned all along, for a weekend sale? From the start?

This is amazonwireless offering the windows phone for the same price they offer android phones. By your own logic android must be failing as well.

I'm already on a family plan with AT&T so the phone would be $150 instead of $200 for an upgrade. Might not be a penny but saving $50 is pretty good! Too bad I've been contemplating moving my number over to T-Mobile. :\