Get Microsoft to help subsidize your iPhone
Updated 11:25 a.m.: Statement from Microsoft.
Internet sleuths have uncovered an oddity in Microsoft Bing shopping: You can get 35 percent off an Apple iPhone.
It’s through Bing’s cashback system, which offers what is essentially an automatic rebate for certain purchases. Shopping through Bing on the AT&T Wireless online store, a person can get 35 percent back if they buy a cell phone – including an iPhone.
How it works:
- Search for “ATT Wireless” on Bing.
- Click the first sponsored link: “AT&T Official Site.”
- Enter your information.
- Start shopping.
If you were to buy something, Microsoft would send you an e-mail confirming the pending cashback refund.
With the iPhone 3G down to a price of $99, the Bing cashback program could bring an iPhone purchase down to $65.
All thanks to Microsoft.
“Bing cashback is focused on providing real value back to consumers who use Bing to help them search, shop and save on their online purchases,” Whitney Burk, director of Bing, said in a statement. “There are no restrictions on Bing cashback related to products that may compete with Microsoft products.”