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  • Microsoft Gives You $105 to Buy an iPhone 3GS


    Microsoft's newly launched Bing search engine has brought back the CashBack Incentives to life! eBay cashback deals earlier offered by Live.com were a big hit as well.

    As per this new incentive program, buyers get a 35% cashback guarantee if they buy from AT&T using Bing, though you have to go through some additional steps to save the bucks.

    HOW TO GET PREMIER + CashBack (New Contracts Only):
    • Visit ATT Wireless website and validate your email address with Premier.
    • Check your email and click the link to your ATT Premier Store.
    • Open a new tab with the same browser that your ATT Premier Store is open in.
    • Go to bing.com in the new tab and search "att wireless"
    • Click the 35% CashBack Sponsored Link
    • Sign into your CashBack account and get redirected to the main AT&T Wireless page.
    • In the top right enter the term "Premier" into the search bar.
    • Click the first link that reads "at&t premier login"
    • You will get directed to the same Premier store you have open in the original tab.
    • Congratulations, you are in the Premier store under the CashBack AT&T Site
    The above is just for those who'd like to get a new contract with AT&T. For those who want to upgrade from their current contract, the steps are different.

    If you have an account with AT&T and you just want to make an upgrade or add a line:
    • Go to bing.com
    • Search " ATT WIRELESS ".
    • Click the AT&T sponsored link, you will redirected (after you enter your email) to either the regular AT&T store or the Premier store depending on which account you have
    • Log in to your account and make your purchase.
    • The cashback will show up as "pending" after a couple of hours.
    • If it takes more than 48 hours for the cashback to show up, contact bing's customer service then you will asked for your order number, method of payment( I attached my whole purchase order to the email): You cash will show up within hours
    This new program by Microsoft is somewhat ironical as well, given Steve Ballmer's recent statement about iPhone's market share.

    [iPhoneIndiaBlog via SlickDeals]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Gives You $105 to Buy an iPhone 3GS started by sayam View original post
    Comments 86 Comments
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      i purchased one with the bing link and have since sent four emails to their customer service to inquire about the lack of any pending cashback on my rewards page with no response. im going to be a pest about it.
    1. mradz7's Avatar
      mradz7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      i purchased one with the bing link and have since sent four emails to their customer service to inquire about the lack of any pending cashback on my rewards page with no response. im going to be a pest about it.
      So i was about to leave the matter alone but because of the support from you guys i'm not going to. As a matter afact it surely is basis for a class action law suite. They used unfair and deceptive practices to lure people into buying these iphones early.

      The link they keep on referencing about it not being included in upgrades or "added lines" was not there when I at least ordered my iphone.


      If a class action were to be filed we would likely be reimbursed.

      What now?

      Hello Michael,



      Thank you for your prompt response to Bing cashback Customer Support. We sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your email. My name is Dan and this is regarding the opened incident with our team: 1105343505.

      AT&T's terms and conditions state that in order to be eligible for cashback you need to have purchased a brand new phone with a brand new line of service. This means that all current AT&T customers would be ineligible for cashback. Though you may have been out of contract, you were an AT&T customer at the time of purchase. We follow the guidelines set forth by the Terms and Conditions, and unfortunately in this case that means that your purchase is not eligible for cashback.

      As for contact information, unfortunately we do not have the information you have asked for. The only contact we have for AT&T is their Customer Support line. As for other upgrades being credited for cashback, we are under the impression that AT&T will be canceling those after review. We sincerely apologize that we were not able to resolve this matter to your satisfaction. As it stands, we are no longer able to assist you in this matter and as such I am now closing this service request.



      Thank you, Michael, for contacting Bing cashback Customer Support.



      Warmest regards,



      Dan A.
    1. nhoj_yelbom's Avatar
      nhoj_yelbom -
      missed this
    1. terrywills's Avatar
      terrywills -
      It wouldn't give $105 they might provide a discount for that. Beside this offer looks vogue to me.
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      I have also fallen prey to the scam artists known as MSN and AT&T.

      There were no disclaimers against upgrades when I placed my order on June 22nd. Now they are pulling a bait and switch on us.

      This is sickening that AT&T would do such a thing. Qualified upgraders sign a 2yr contract and pay the SAME PRICE (IF NOT MORE) then new subs. So what's the point? If they are looking for new subs by screwing their existing base, that's a way to go!


      FRAUD ALERT!!

      This looks like serious grounds for a class action suit, and the class would be fairly small so expect a nice payout.
    1. slidingmike's Avatar
      slidingmike -
      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      So if i upgrade my iPhone 3G [$400 upgrade] will actually spend $295
      Why in the world would your upgrade cost 400 dollars? are you trying to let them rip you off?