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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. SpectralVeil's Avatar
      SpectralVeil -
      If you use premier there is a high chance that you will not get cash back! The original tip that has been bouncing around is very misleading.

      I have read a bunch of stuff about this and also I have attempted to use it on premier. At least for me it has been two days and I have yet to get any credit on my cashback account.
      When many people have emailed Bing asking why they didn't get credit, Bing said AT&T told them that premier users were not eligible. So....

      What it says about not applying to upgrades is unconfirmable by anyone, but it seems most people are fine, because almost all phone purchases these days are upgrades.

      If you are on premier you have to downgrade back to regular in order to for sure get the discount, and if it is definitely AT&Ts policy not to honor cashback with premier, you better stay off for the whole two months until you have the money in hand, and then upgrade back up. Because there have been people who have had their cashback revoked on the 50th day, which is too late to return the phone for a full refund.

      So it didn't work for me yet on premier, and if you are not on premier stay off of it until you get your money. If anyone has evidence to the contrary please post.
    1. JLEW700's Avatar
      JLEW700 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpectralVeil View Post
      If you use premier there is a high chance that you will not get cash back! The original tip that has been bouncing around is very misleading.

      I have read a bunch of stuff about this and also I have attempted to use it on premier. At least for me it has been two days and I have yet to get any credit on my cashback account.
      When many people have emailed Bing asking why they didn't get credit, Bing said AT&T told them that premier users were not eligible. So....

      What it says about not applying to upgrades is unconfirmable by anyone, but it seems most people are fine, because almost all phone purchases these days are upgrades.

      If you are on premier you have to downgrade back to regular in order to for sure get the discount, and if it is definitely AT&Ts policy not to honor cashback with premier, you better stay off for the whole two months until you have the money in hand, and then upgrade back up. Because there have been people who have had their cashback revoked on the 50th day, which is too late to return the phone for a full refund.

      So it didn't work for me yet on premier, and if you are not on premier stay off of it until you get your money. If anyone has evidence to the contrary please post.

      Doesnt the original post say that you need to sign up for premier? So how do you get this to work?
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      So basically just go through with the steps without signing up for a premier account with AT&T? So the fact that AT&T Premier doesnt recognize my college's email doesnt mean squat? Yes!!
    1. disisgustavo's Avatar
      disisgustavo -
      im not seeing this anywhere, anyone have a direct link?
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Looking back at the steps...how would you do this then without the whole premier thing?
    1. sweetgt01's Avatar
      sweetgt01 -
      well i upgraded today at 4pm est..i see this post 30 mins later.

      I have been on hold for TWO hours trying to cancel my upgrade. I was going to say I was just going to get one at a local Apple store..seems no one can help..so Im just gonna wait for the 3G S to arrive in I guess almost 2 weeks. (7-14 est ship date from ATT's site) and just not sweat the $105 savings that "could" happen.

      Seems ATT is OVERLOADED with calls.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      see it worked

      Bigger Font = More Attention
      Got my attention.

      Then I put him on my ignore list.
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      I've seen Sprint ads on this website. Granted it's not an AT&T owned site but still....
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      Lets me clear....if you are able to get the subsidized rate you are not upgrading.

      So has someone used this bing link and gotten the rebate for an upgrade....a purchase where you were charged the $18 upgrade fee and paid a higher amount for the phone??

      Thanks
    1. JLEW700's Avatar
      JLEW700 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      Looking back at the steps...how would you do this then without the whole premier thing?
      1. Click here and you should see a link to get 35% off on the top

      2. Follow popup instructions on AT&T's site to get the 35% off

      3. Order your iPhone 3Gs!


      I think it actually makes a lot of sense to do it without the premium account because this is something that at&t and microsoft has going threw bing. It really has nothing to do with weather or not you have a premium account. You use the microsoft service to access the at&t site and you in return, you get the discount.
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by JLEW700 View Post
      1. Click here and you should see a link to get 35% off on the top
      Dude, I don't see any 35% off link on the top.
    1. leong6gtp's Avatar
      leong6gtp -
      When i click on the att sponsored link it doesnt automatically send me to the premier page. And I wouldnt want to buy it to find out it doesnt work with premier accounts.
    1. JLEW700's Avatar
      JLEW700 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riviera View Post
      Dude, I don't see any 35% off link on the top.
      Its the first of the 3 things in the tan/cream colored box

      I noticed that when you click the link in bing (the one that says save 35%) the loading page says "Your purchase during this visit to AT&T Store will earn you 35% cash back" If you see this and meet the requirements like being a new at&t customer and activating a new line, I would think it would work. Also, you need to make sure that your signed up for a live.com account
    1. SpectralVeil's Avatar
      SpectralVeil -
      Here are some more explicit directions:

      1. Sign up for bing cashback
      2. Make sure you have adblockers turned off (that's why alot of people have been missing the link)
      3. Search "ATT wireless" on Bing
      4. Click the link- if you do not get a popup thingy talking about the ATT cashback it's not working
      5. Go buy your device and whatever
      6. Wait for your cashback to get credited

      Caveats:
      There is a chance they may give you cashback if you do things differently but you stand a risk of not getting it or losing it if you have any of these things:

      An $18 upgrade fee (if you are paying semi-full or full price for whatever)- essentially if you are not re-upping your contract

      A premier account (some people get it, some don't, but you have the risk of them taking it away)

      If you navigate away

      If you are not using IE(I know! Right!) I think Firefox is ok too, but Safari is a bit more hit and miss

      So basically with the whole cashback thing they've got you good. You can get the money, but it's like an instant rebate that can instantly disappear if their mood changes, because some premier people have been getting it but may get it taken away. On another forum I'm too lazy to link to someone has pasted an excerpt of an email supposedly from bing saying they won't honor premier.

      If you are not on premier, go for it and maybe join premier after you get the check
      But remember some companies premier discounts are so good you save more money with premier than cashback.


      So I hope that clears some stuff up and wasn't too long winded. I don't post often, and when I do it's only if I feel it's real important.
    1. lazybearkhoa's Avatar
      lazybearkhoa -
      Oh boy two months... Maybe?!? How long will this last for?
    1. michym's Avatar
      michym -
      so yesterday i got the 8gb 3g since they had nothing else & i needed a phone. sooo im on my 30 day trial period. can i go ahead and purchase this online? cant i do store pick up?

      im a bit confused lol
    1. jamriman's Avatar
      jamriman -
      It seems you can only choose a 3G. Anyone else notice this? Thanks
    1. Jonny202003's Avatar
      Jonny202003 -
      I just came across this on the bing website:
      "You can request your cashback about 60 days after your purchase (the waiting period varies by store) and with at least $5 in your cashback account. Terms and conditions."

      So you have to have $5 in your cashback account or you won't get the cashback?
    1. JeFF_MaN's Avatar
      JeFF_MaN -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jonny202003 View Post
      I just came across this on the bing website:
      "You can request your cashback about 60 days after your purchase (the waiting period varies by store) and with at least $5 in your cashback account. Terms and conditions."

      So you have to have $5 in your cashback account or you won't get the cashback?
      you can't cash out if you have less then $5 of cash back in your bing thing
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eclipseballer08 View Post
      lol wish i wldve seen this b4 i bought my 3GS
      same here, I just got mine today might go return it....?