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Now through Sunday, get a free Xbox 360 from Telus when you buy or renew a 3yr contract on a Windows Phone 7 Device.

Details on their home page.
 

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I assume the free Xbox 360 is a a freebie by MS to juice Windows Phones, probably doesn't cost Telus a dime.

Since a smartphone would likely cost you about $3,000 plus taxes on a 36 month term, a $200 Xbox is not a huge incentive.
 

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I read that in BC, Alberta and Quebec you will get the 250 GB model (valued at $300), presumably because you can also use it as a STB with their IPTV service.

I noticed that telusmobility says "only at Telus". I wouldn't be surprised if Telus is picking up at least part of the price on the Xbox, since they also offer a free 250 GB Xbox with a 2 year internet contract, which has no connection to Microsoft.
 

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Telus also offers two Windows Phone 7s, as opposed to only one each on Bell and Rogers, so they may just have a better relationship with Microsoft. Between that and them being one of the first Media Room providers it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft just gave them a truckload or two of 360s to give away as promos.
 

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Even if Telus paid MS a discounted $50 or $100 per unit (which I doubt), it's still a cheap gimmick to get someone to sign up for a 3-year deal.
 

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Cheap gimmicks work, sadly. Look at all the "free" phones that entice people into three year contracts on mediocre devices.

If nothing else it will likely push over a few people who want a WP7 and haven't picked a carrier, or who want a Telus smartphone and haven't picked which one.
 

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I read that in BC, Alberta and Quebec you will get the 250 GB model (valued at $300), presumably because you can also use it as a STB with their IPTV service.

I noticed that telusmobility says "only at Telus". I wouldn't be surprised if Telus is picking up at least part of the price on the Xbox, since they also offer a free 250 GB Xbox with a 2 year internet contract, which has no connection to Microsoft.
You are right for the hard drive size. When I view the promo page and select Ontario as my province, it says the 4GB is valued at $199, but when I clear cookies and select BC as my province, it says 250GB is valued at $299. Not fair - BC already has better mountains and beaches than us, but now they get a better Xbox deal too!
 

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Promo extedned to Dec 24th.

I renewed on the weekend. Ask at the store level as they can also take off $75 from the phone, so I paid $25 instead of $100.

Phone is pretty sweet. Especially if you are big into facebook or xbox.
 

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Has anyone received comfirmation from Telus as to when they will be receiving their XBOX or at least that they will be receiving one? I went for this deal during it's original dates (Dec. 15-19) and still haven't received any word from Telus.
 

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I got a notification on the 24th (bought the phone on the 16th)

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Order confirmation
We have confirmed that have activated a new Windows Phone 7 device and that you are eligible for a free X-Box 360.
Reference Number: XXXXXXXXX
You will receive a second email once your X-Box order has been shipped containing courier tracking information. It may take up to 3 weeks for you to receive shipping confirmation.
All others promotional offers you may be eligible for will be confirmed separately.
Thank you from TELUS
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My billing cycle is the 17th, so you may have to wait until your next billing cycle starts to confirm the activation.
 

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Hmmm...that's odd. My billing cycle is the 26th, so I am well into my next billing cycle. I guess I have to call in to see what is going on.

Thanks for replying ratovan
 

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I received the activation email on December 24th, but haven't heard anything since and the 3 week shipping period was up last week. Has anyone received a shipping confirmation yet?
 

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Mine shipped from Vancouver last week (on the 11th) and was in Montreal for delivery today :) (sent via Canadapost)
 

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Ratovan, how long did it take for you to get your shipping notice?
I got the phone on the 16 dec, received a confirmation on the 24th and got a shipping notice on the 11th jan. didn't get it today, probably tomorrow.
 

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Those are my exact dates as well...except I haven't received anything regarding shipping. Hopefully soon.

Enjoy your Xbox Ratovan!
 
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