- 04-01-2012, 06:00 PM #1
So I recently went to the Microsoft store in CO about the Windows Challenge. I thought there would be a few people there to do the challenge. Nothing was further from the truth. The line was out the door to take the challenge and then there was a line to process the paperwork to trade in your old phone for a new WP on ATT, Tmob and Vzw. It's exactly as they advertised, take the challenge, lose and get a brand new phone with no contract.
My point is that people were doing this in DROVES! All total, I spent about 2 hours waiting to turn in my phone. They had run out, and they were giving out rainchecks, but it looks like the demand is truly there.
This makes me hopeful that marketshare will pick up.
- 04-01-2012, 06:14 PM #2
I think there were quite a few people though were just trading in old unused phones for a Windows Phone that they could resell. Though if those phones are resold, at least they'll end up in the hands of people who will actually use the phone.
04-01-2012, 07:03 PM #5
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- 04-02-2012, 12:26 PM #7
Contest stipulates that you have to trade in a working phone that has an active data plan. In theory, you could bring in ANY old smartphone that you temp turned on just to show that it is working, but bottom line, you have to surrender a device of some sort. It's not just a giveaway. It's a trade-in program.
My point was that there was ALOT of interest. People were willing to wait in line for a couple of hours to get a new WP phone. Hope it is an indicator for WP popularity. I guess we'll see what pans out.
- 04-02-2012, 09:37 PM #9
Anyway, I'm glad Microsoft is doing this though, getting Windows Phones into the hands of people who normally wouldn't bother to try one out.