In honor of the iPhone 3G S launch today, I thought I'd point out a humorous little deal circulating around the web. Apparently, you can use Microsoft's Cashback program that it runs through its search engine (and now through Bing), to get a healthy 35% discount off of the device.
Depending on your eligibility for AT&T's subsidy (more on that here), that means you can get an iPhone 3G S 16 GB for $129.35, the 32 GB version for $194.35. Or, perhaps even better, an 8 GB iPhone 3G for $64.90. Yes, you can get a new iPhone for $65 - thanks to Microsoft. Crazy.
Here's is a full rundown of how to make it happen:
New iPhone Contracts Only:
1. Visit ATT Wireless website and validate your email address with Premier.
2. Check your email and click the link to your ATT Premier Store.
3. Open a new tab with the same browser that your ATT Premier Store is open in.
4. Go to bing.com in the new tab and search “att wireless”
5. Click the 35% CashBack Sponsored Link
6. Sign into your CashBack account and get redirected to the main AT&T Wireless page.
7. In the top right enter the term “Premier” into the search bar.
8. Click the first link that reads “at&t premier login”
9. You will get directed to the same Premier store you have open in the original tab.
10. Congratulations, you are in the Premier store under the CashBack AT&T Site
If you have an account with AT&T and you just want to make an upgrade or add a line:
1. Go to bing.com
2. Search ” ATT WIRELESS “.
3. 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
4. Log in to your account and make your purchase.
5. The cashback will show up as “pending” after a couple of hours.
6. 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
I have no idea if this will actually work - it may go against AT&T's rules for device - but if you're seeing all the hype today and still looking to buy one online, it's worth a shot.