Microsoft offers $65 of free downloads with Nokia Lumia Icon, 1020 or 1520 purchase

Now that Microsoft is selling smartphones directly to the public, it stands to reason that the company wants to get them in the hands of as many people as possible. This week, U.S. and Canadian residents got a nice offer if they buy a new Nokia Lumia Icon, the 1020 or the 1520 in the form of some free downloads that total $65.

From now until June 30th, those eligible folks who purchase one of those Lumia models will be able to download a gift voucher that will let them get a $25 credit towards purchasing apps in the Windows Phone Store or videos from the Xbox Video app.

In addition, Microsoft is throwing in $40 worth of Gameloft published games with the purchase of the same smartphones, via the App Social application. Here's the full list of titles:

  • Asphalt 7 Heat
  • Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles
  • Brain Challenge
  • Earthworm Jim 
  • Let's Golf 2
  • Modern Combat 4
  • N.O.V.A. 3
  • Order & Chaos
  • Shark Dash

Nokia's website has all the information people need to claim their freebies. It certainly is a very nice incentive for all three high end Lumia devices, especially if the person buying one of those phones is a heavy gamer.

Source: Nokia | Image via Microsoft

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anothercookie said,
That would cost a lot of money. People could trade in crap android or flip phones from the last 2 years.

They did it 2 years ago in the "Smoked by Windows Phone" event they had at the Microsoft store. There were TONS of people giving crappy old phones and getting nice new WPs.

It definitely cost them a lot of money. For some reason the receipt you got had a running total of the MSRP prices of the phones they were giving out. I was somewhat early at my local store and the receipt showed over $500k.

I won a Lumia 1020 last weekend at the Opportunity Rings event at the Microsoft Store and this dumb app says my phone doesn't qualify :(

mrp04 said,
I won a Lumia 1020 last weekend at the Opportunity Rings event at the Microsoft Store and this dumb app says my phone doesn't qualify :(

Are you on 8.1 dev? Also, which region are you?

God I wish this article would die already. Every time I see it it's like a punch in the face. No one is posting that this isn't working for ANY Lumia Icon users (at least in the US right now). For some reason any of those one 8.1 Dev Preview (which is supposed to be working) the voucher app is not available. Few of us are back and forth with Nokia/Microsoft right now trying to figure out why. They say they are working on it - but they might as well just cross Lumia Icon off the list because it's not working.

By the way, this is a great voucher and all, just wish it worked for all the phones stated.

Their phones in the U.S. are failing to entice customers compared to other countries. What next? A free Surface with every purchase?

No they are all gonna be Sony Xperia Z ultra sized :p

But seriously want better/newer windows phone choices in the 4.5-5.5 inch range that aren't on Verizon.

*ugh* can only buy through Rogers....thought this was MS selling direct w/out a contract and unlocked. *sigh* (note: i hate dealing with Rogers)

for all of you pissed about being US only: WP is more successful overseas. It really is failing in the states so they need all the help they can get.

If Microsoft really want their devices to take off, they need to start realising that they do have customers outside of North America.

NastySasquatch said,
Umm You guys ran this last week?

I realize it says uprofessional on your tagline... but still this is just... annoying.

Oh didn't you hear? Neowin is microsoft's advertising department.

Each market has its own rule. There even some Countries that do not allow companies to give out free stuffs.

Sometimes, deep inside of me I wish for the whole of Microsoft, and other companies that do such practices, to fall apart over night... and a message to appear in front of their employees and shareholders:

"This is what happens when you ignore probably more than 75% of your customers, and focus on only one market while giving those 75%+ customers a second class experience."

Yes, I know this offer is not something to whine about, but still, my point stands. There is a reason why they will never be taken seriously regarding their gaming efforts, their XO on international level (the PS pretty much stomps all over the XO due to their stupid US focus)... among other things. Oh, and to put the cherry on the cake, their implementation of universal apps is terrible if you're moving countries, markets across countries don't sync so you have to buy the damn things twice (got Halo on WP from Macedonia, had to buy it from Sweden on Win, because screw logic!).