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This article was published on December 13, 2010


Live in Canada? Buy a Windows Phone 7, get a free Xbox 360!

Live in Canada? Buy a Windows Phone 7, get a free Xbox 360!
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In what I am tempted to call the best holiday promotion in years, TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications giant, is offering a free Xbox 360 console if you buy a new Windows Phone 7 handset.

As you well know, Canadian cell phone contracts last for three years, not two like in many countries, so the economics of the promotion are perhaps slightly less ludicrous than you may have first guessed. Microsoft may have offered to supply Xbox 360s at cost (speculation on our part), but the clear victor, the Canadian consumer, could not be luckier.

The promotion will only run from the 15th to the 19th, but it should be about as popular as ice cream. Oh, and don’t expect to get a top shelf Xbox 360, you are probably going to get the 4 gigabyte version we suspect. Check out the memo: