Microsoft gives away free Lumia 520 with every subscription to Xbox Music

Callum Tennent
February 5, 2014

In an attempt to incentivise Xbox Music, Microsoft are offering an unlocked Nokia Lumia 520 with every pass bought.

Microsoft’s continuation of their disastrous Zune campaign, Xbox Music offers a Spotify-style streaming service, with a premium membership costing £8.99 per month in the UK.

Unfortunately the Lumia deal is only available in the US, but with a year’s pass costing $99 and the phone ordinarily retailing for upwards of $160 sim-free, it’s a pretty good deal no matter which way you look at it.

Those considering either getting a new smartphone (we gave the Lumia 520 a respectable three-star review in our magazine), or trying out Microsoft’s music service should give the deal serious thought – but don’t take too long about it, it’s only available until February 17th.

Those less interested in the Xbox Music pass but still looking to purchase a Windows phone might be more intrigued by another offer from Microsoft. Bill Gates and co. are also offering $200 trade in on your old mobile or tablet, providing it’s in good condition. Very generous indeed, and you can take them up on the deal until March 2nd.


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Callum Tennent

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