Best Buy Mobile marks August 17 as Free Phone Wednesday

Best Buy is at it again, giving some customers the opportunity to pick up a high-end Android-powered device for no cost. As usual, if you’re a new customer or a qualified upgrading customer, you’ll be able to pick up a select device on a particular carrier free of charge. It’s an event that Best Buy has done in the past, and it obviously worked well enough for the Yellow Tag retailer to start it up again. This time around, we’ve got a pair of Samsung manufactured devices taking the top spots, as well as one handset from Motorola.

For AT&T, you’ll be able to pick up the Motorola Atrix 4G; for Verizon, the Samsung Fascinate; and if you’re on Sprint’s network, you can pick up the Nexus S 4G. Details about the event from Best Buy are pretty straight forward: you’ll need to sign a new, two-year agreement to get the deal, and you can only get it if you start the plan on August 17th, 2011. You can check out the company’s press release below, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Press Release

One Day Event: Aug. 17 is Free Phone Wednesday at Best Buy Mobile
Motorola Atrix™ 4G (AT&T), Nexus™ S 4G from Google (Sprint), and Samsung Fascinate (Verizon) are free new and upgrade (with 2-year activation) – on Aug. 17 at Best Buy®, Best Buy MobileTM and online

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 16, 2011 – Best Buy Mobile today announced a one-day sale event featuring the Motorola Atrix 4G (AT&T), Nexus S 4G from Google (Sprint), and Samsung Fascinate (Verizon) for free with a new or upgrade purchase with two-year activation. The offer is only good on Aug. 17 and is available at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, and online at

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to match people to the smartphone options that are right for them, and we love being able to offer in-demand phones at a great price – free,” said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising at Best Buy Mobile. “We’ve worked very hard to deliver a superior experience in the store and throughout the life of these phones, and will continue to give people a great excuse to come visit us for their mobile needs.”

In addition to the largest selection of smartphones under one roof, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device.

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