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

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.

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

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.

*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)

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.

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

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.

http://www.wpcentral.com/buy-l...along-9-free-gameloft-games

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

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?

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.

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