01-21-2016 03:57 AM
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  1. Lumious's Avatar
    In case you dont follow WC on twitter or missed the article about the Lumia Offers App...there is a new offer available. If you open the app you should see Office 365 Personal for 1 Year. This includes 1TB of OneDrive storage, Office installed on a PC, tablet, and phone, and skype minutes.

    I am still trying to figure out if my Surface Pro 2 counts as a tablet or PC. I installed it on there and it says i am using my one PC office space. This is a tablet damn it! Oh well i really just need this offer for the free 1TB Onedrive space. I was just about to buy O365 and then this offer came up.

    Owning a Lumia 950 XL keeps getting better and better! First a free 100$ display dock and now this! I love MS!
    01-14-2016 06:56 PM
  2. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    Man the only thing that sucks is i just bought the Office Suite 2016 through the HUP program.... O'well, free Office for the tablet i suppose!
    01-14-2016 07:19 PM
  3. kwill's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up on this. Crappy part is I keep getting a "Device verification error" message when I try to check the offers.
    01-14-2016 11:31 PM
  4. ubo69's Avatar
    It shows the offer on my phone but when I select it it tells me that the offer is only valid for Lumias with Windows 8.1 or higher
    I got build 10.0.10586.29 and firmware 01078.00027.15506.02029
    01-15-2016 02:23 AM
  5. robertre's Avatar
    Nice late Christmas present. Thanks Santa Microsoft. I just activated it (after having to try to get it multiple times with errors all morning, but the offers app worked tonight), and added to the free one year I got with the purchase of my Lumia 640 last year. So I have it free until August of 2017! Maybe another year will come free with something else I buy before then. Just a heads up that it sets you up for auto renewal. I went in and turned off auto renewal form office.com. I figure even if I do not get another free year some time, I can buy a year somewhere for cheaper than the retail price Microsoft will charge me. when the time comes.
    01-15-2016 02:54 AM
  6. 4everForever's Avatar
    I installed the Lumia Offers App. and couldn't see any offer
    01-15-2016 03:02 AM
  7. Grodelj's Avatar
    I installed the Lumia Offers App. and couldn't see any offer
    As usual, this promotion is probably limited to US or maybe few more countries :(
    01-15-2016 06:45 AM
  8. lsquare's Avatar
    I'm shocked that Canada isn't on the list!
    goodbytes likes this.
    01-15-2016 07:50 AM
  9. tweedie's Avatar
    Just checked my offer (in uk), and was surprise to see the office 365 offer. thought I am not sure if its a subscription of 59.99 after that, so make sure you cancel the deal after a year I guess.
    01-15-2016 09:37 AM
  10. nausky's Avatar
    Just checked my offer (in uk), and was surprise to see the office 365 offer. thought I am not sure if its a subscription of 59.99 after that, so make sure you cancel the deal after a year I guess.
    I always get a warning email before office auto-renews.
    01-15-2016 09:44 AM
  11. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    Is there any difference between the Office phone apps I already have that came pre-installed with my 950 XL and the Office 365 apps I would get on my phone? Or is just the subscription based part?

    I have 2016 HUP installed at home, so I don't really need it there. So neither of those seems to have a benefit. I buy the HUP version every year and have a few I haven't installed over the years.

    Do I lose my 1 TB after one year on onedrive? Just seeing if there's any real benefit in my case.
    Last edited by CaptainLumia; 01-15-2016 at 05:14 PM.
    01-15-2016 04:37 PM
  12. ferretzombie's Avatar
    So does this stack at all with my existing 365 university? And if not, can other people use the code, or is it tied to my account?
    01-15-2016 05:42 PM
  13. Lumious's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up on this. Crappy part is I keep getting a "Device verification error" message when I try to check the offers.
    Keep trying it will work after about the twentieth try, it took me that many.
    01-15-2016 06:11 PM
  14. Lumious's Avatar
    It shows the offer on my phone but when I select it it tells me that the offer is only valid for Lumias with Windows 8.1 or higher
    I got build 10.0.10586.29 and firmware 01078.00027.15506.02029
    Damn sorry I kept getting this day after day when I first got the phone and after a few days it starting working, for the display dock that is. It seemed everyone at the time was having the same problem so we thought it was on MS end. But now you are getting it with this offer, all i can say is keep trying it WILL eventually work. Or you can reach out to @lumiahelp on twitter.
    01-15-2016 06:13 PM
  15. Lumious's Avatar
    I installed the Lumia Offers App. and couldn't see any offer

    Try to update the app. When I first got the phone that same thing happened to me, the app just had to be updated and it worked, restart your phone after the update too.
    01-15-2016 06:15 PM
  16. Lumious's Avatar
    Just checked my offer (in uk), and was surprise to see the office 365 offer. thought I am not sure if its a subscription of 59.99 after that, so make sure you cancel the deal after a year I guess.
    it will auto renew so you do have to cancel it. I have my calendar to remind me to cancel on Jan 14th 2017.
    01-15-2016 06:16 PM
  17. Lumious's Avatar
    Is there any difference between the Office phone apps I already have that came pre-installed with my 950 XL and the Office 365 apps I would get on my phone? Or is just the subscription based part?

    I have 2016 HUP installed at home, so I don't really need it there. So neither of those seems to have a benefit. I buy the HUP version every year and have a few I haven't installed over the years.

    Do I lose my 1 TB after one year on onedrive? Just seeing if there's any real benefit in my case.
    I have the same question! So +1
    01-15-2016 06:16 PM
  18. th34monk3ys's Avatar
    I'm thinking what's going to happen with the fact I have a 5 license version and now the 1 plus got 1tb is that now 2tb or extended license there!
    01-15-2016 06:23 PM
  19. Celticg's Avatar
    This also works on the Lumia 950. I got the offer earlier as well.
    01-15-2016 06:43 PM
  20. rickt1's Avatar
    I'm thinking what's going to happen with the fact I have a 5 license version and now the 1 plus got 1tb is that now 2tb or extended license there!
    Same question here I hope it doesn’t revert my home edition to a personal edition when it stacks
    01-15-2016 07:34 PM
  21. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Is there any difference between the Office phone apps I already have that came pre-installed with my 950 XL and the Office 365 apps I would get on my phone? Or is just the subscription based part?

    I have 2016 HUP installed at home, so I don't really need it there. So neither of those seems to have a benefit. I buy the HUP version every year and have a few I haven't installed over the years.

    Do I lose my 1 TB after one year on onedrive? Just seeing if there's any real benefit in my case.
    1TB: you can store anything that you want there within the limit. After a year, what you've stored remains in storage. You can access it, download stuff but you won't be able to upload. This is from experience. This also affects lumia backup, you won't be able to do new backups if your office 365 expires and the onedrive storage used is more than 30GB
    mtf1380 likes this.
    01-16-2016 01:07 AM
  22. editguy's Avatar
    Isn't this being offered so that you'll get the full Office experience with Continuum (for a year, anyway. Then you would have to subscribe)?
    01-16-2016 01:44 AM
  23. prjkthack's Avatar
    If you use this code on your account that currently has a University or Home subscription, it will downgrade to a Personal subscription.

    You can, optionally, purchase a month of Home for $9.99 after redeeming your free Personal subscription to upgrade it back to Home. Its not totally free, but $9.99 for a year or more of Office 365 Home is a steal.
    01-16-2016 01:49 AM
  24. rickt1's Avatar
    If you use this code on your account that currently has a University or Home subscription, it will downgrade to a Personal subscription.

    You can, optionally, purchase a month of Home for $9.99 after redeeming your free Personal subscription to upgrade it back to Home. Its not totally free, but $9.99 for a year or more of Office 365 Home is a steal.
    wasn't sure if Microsoft had closed this loophole
    01-16-2016 07:10 AM
  25. rollindice's Avatar
    Can anyone say what would happen I you already have a Office 365 Home subscription?
    01-16-2016 07:13 AM
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