Best Buy Today Only – Free Phone Wednesday: Nexus S 4G & Two More

Ok, so we all got pretty excited a few days ago when leaked news came of two Best Buy smartphone events coming up, on Wednesday August 17 and Monday August 22. Although it was widely thought that we may see some big new smartphone releases it has now transpired that certainly the first date will be a “Free Phone Wednesday” at Best Buy Mobile.

We did note the possibility of the dates being for cheap deal promotionals but as they are usually held on the same day of the week were hanging out for slightly more exciting news, especially as the leaked info read, “staff should expect traffic and activations on a similar level to a weekend. Mobile Managers and Leads are all expected to be working on these dates when possible and staff are asked to stay tuned for more but to make scheduling alterations immediately.”

However today a press release that we have received from Best Buy spells out exactly what August 17 (today) is for and it’s still pretty interesting for those looking for a new smartphone as today, and for today only, a number of smartphones will actually be free at Best Buy. Phones offered with this deal are the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T, the Nexus S 4G on Sprint and the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon. The free deal is applicable to both new and upgrade purchases on the usual two-year contract.

You can take advantage of these free deals at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile stores and also online at BestBuy.com. Head of merchandising at Best Buy Mobile, Scott Anderson, said, “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. 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.”

All of these 3 smartphones on Free Phone Wednesday are Android handsets and there should be something for everybody. We’re now still waiting to see what might take place on the other event date listed, Monday August 22 and will let you know as soon as we do. Will you be heading to Best Buy today to take advantage of these free deals and if so which phone will you be choosing? Why not let us know by sending your comments.